Oral History Archive

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Jeff Brooks
Tales of unusual dark rides, riots, the Tornado, and the Bowery
Keith Suber
Community activist and reformed gang member
Zohra Saed
Poet and writer from Afghanistan who grew up in Southern Brooklyn
Jeff Brooks and Monica Ghee
Jeff was given less than a year to live. Monica donated a kidney and saved his life.
Orlando Mendez
Growing up in Coney Island in the 1970s and being the third generation of his family to live here today
Tymell Murphy
Professional basketball player and author of a book of poems and stories who grew up in Coney Island
Maria Schwab
Growing up in Gravesend and going to Coney Island in the 1960s and living there today
Esther Delgado
Growing up in Gravesend and going to Coney Island in the 1940s and living there today
Arlene Oken Straus
Memories of living in Luna Park Houses in the 1960s and '70s
Irina Ginzburg (Upa)
Stand-up comedian and founder of the Coney Island Comedy Festival
Stefon Bristol
Film director and screenwriter who grew up in Coney Island in the 1990s
Stanley Shapiro
Memories of growing up in Coney Island in the 1940s and going back four times a year
Ellina Graypel
Singer, musician and composer who lives in Sea Gate
Nasim Almuntaser
Brooklyn College history student grew up working in his family's bodega in Brighton Beach
Reverend Cliff Herring
The Roller Coaster Reverend shares stories of Cyclone weddings
Olga Martynchuk
Mother of professional boxing star Nikita Ababiy
Jen Kepler
Educator at New York Aquarium and passionate observer of Brooklyn wildlife
Tara Altebrando
Author of Dreamland Social Club, a novel set in Coney Island, who got engaged on the Wonder Wheel