Oral History Archive

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Jeanette Bigelson
At age 103, Coney Island resident shares her memories and secrets to a long and happy life
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
Mary Engel
Filmmaker and archivist whose parents collaborated on the film Little Fugitive in Coney Island
Stella Bacolas
Growing up in Greece and living in Coney Island's Luna Park Houses since the 1970s
Sofya Dudnik
Embroidery artist and Coney Island resident who emigrated from Moscow in 2010
Ronald Kannatt (The Prince of Coney Island)
Twenty years at Deno's Wonder Wheel Park's Karaoke on the Boardwalk
Angela Kravtchenko
Architect who is a Coney Island resident and a community activist
JR Lopez
Memories of growing up on West 35th Street in Coney Island in the 1990s
Sofya Lobova
A longtime resident of Haber Houses and leader of the Russian-speaking community
Sonia Solano
Reflections on raising a family and working in Coney Island in the 1990s and 2000s
Erum Hanif
Community Board 13 member and CEO of Apna Brooklyn Community Center
Samantha Robles (Cake)
Tattoo artist who grew up in Coney Island's West End
Ansen Tang
Director of United Chinese Association of Brooklyn in Bensonhurt, Dyker Heights, and Sheepshead Bay
Jerry Farley (The Jerry Farley)
Record producer and audio engineer who produces live shows at Coney Island Brewery
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