Oral History Archive

Filtering by Abraham Lincoln High School back to all
Amparo Garcia
Lifelong Brighton Beach resident shares stories of Brighton Beach then and now
Jerry Omanoff
Memories of living in Coney Island from the late 1940s to the mid-1960s
Frieda Schwelke
Memories of growing up in Coney Island in the 1930s and '40s and moving to Luna Park Houses in 1962
Fred Stern
Bus driver for 35 years on the B36 route and the shuttle bus inside Sea Gate
Alan Kirschenbaum
Memories of growing up in Coney Island Houses in the 1950s and early '60s
Rena Stutman Rice
Memories of growing up in Brighton Beach in the 1950s and '60s
Arlene Oken Straus
Memories of living in Luna Park Houses in the 1960s and '70s
Joyce Chopra
Groundbreaking filmmaker grew up in Sea Gate and on Mermaid Avenue
Olga Martynchuk
Mother of professional boxing star Nikita Ababiy
Jeffrey Berman
Longtime Sea Gate resident and watercolor artist who teaches at Seaside Innovative Senior Center
Sheila Levrant de Bretteville
Memories of growing up a block from the ocean and being head of Lincoln High School's Art Squad
George Ancona
The art of growing up Mexican American in Coney Island in the 1930s and '40s
Billy Blitzer
Longtime baseball scout for the Chicago Cubs and Sea Gate resident
Andy Fuhrman
Memories of growing up in Coney Island Houses and on Mermaid Avenue in the 1950s and '60s
Charles Berkman
Memories of growing up in Coney Island during the Great Depression and 55 years practicing law
Dionne Brown (D.L. Jordan)
Lifelong Coney Island resident and author of Living Life Like It's Golden
George Rudes
Clothing company CEO George Rudes grew up in the shadow of the Half Moon Hotel
Steve Larkin
Memories of working at a Coney Island beach chair and umbrella rental company as a teen in the 1970s