Oral History Archive

Filtering by Astroland back to all
Zohra Saed
Poet and writer from Afghanistan who grew up in Southern Brooklyn
Amparo Garcia
Lifelong Brighton Beach resident shares stories of Brighton Beach then and now
Shavon Meyers
A poet and storyteller on growing up in Coney Island at Gravesend Houses, the beach and Astroland
Marie Navarro
A lifelong resident's memories of growing up in Coney Island's Gravesend Houses and Kaiser Park
Patrick Phillips
Memories of working at Astroland's Neptune Diving Bells in the summer of 1964
Reverend Cliff Herring
The Roller Coaster Reverend shares stories of Cyclone weddings
Lou Nasti
Mechanical display creator who redid the tricks for Astroland's Dante's Inferno dark ride in the 1990s
Paul Sanchez
Coney Island singer/songwriter who wrote "A Coney Island Song"
Shirley Aikens
Community activist and president of the Carey Gardens Tenants Association
Wally Roberts
The King of Jones Walk
Walter "Shorty" Arsenault
Long-time manager of Astroland's Kiddieland
Ron Rossi
Bringing the 1960's back to Coney Island
Circus Boy
13-year-old side show worker and activist
Erik Knapp
First in line for a ride on the Cyclone
Louis Parker
Remembers Astroland Rocket
Roy Sylvan Sartin
Model Maker and Music Producer
Frank Pugliese
Maintained Astroland Park's Astrotower for 25 years
Bobby Nagy
Roller coaster aficionado