Oral History Archive

Filtering by Brighton Beach back to all
Zohra Saed
Poet and writer from Afghanistan who grew up in Southern Brooklyn
Alisa Minyukova
Brooklyn artist who emigrated from Russia as a child is drawn to Ocean Parkway and Brighton Beach
Yeva Novik
A 90-year-old Coney Island resident recounts her journey from Moscow to Southern Brooklyn
Jewel Hough
Working at Coney Island's Deno's Wonder Wheel Park for 18 Years
Alexander Vindman
Retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel who emigrated from Ukraine to Brighton Beach as a child
Erum Hanif
Community Board 13 member and CEO of Apna Brooklyn Community Center
John Philip Capello
Mystery artist who carved faces into rocks on the shoreline at Brighton Beach
Amparo Garcia
Lifelong Brighton Beach resident shares stories of Brighton Beach then and now
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
Nasim Almuntaser
Brooklyn College history student grew up working in his family's bodega in Brighton Beach
Olga Martynchuk
Mother of professional boxing star Nikita Ababiy
Sheila Levrant de Bretteville
Memories of growing up a block from the ocean and being head of Lincoln High School's Art Squad
Yanglun Hsiao
A filmmaker and film editor from Taiwan living in Brighton Beach
Sam Shlivko
Growing up in the Russian community in Coney Island and Brighton Beach
Abby Jordan
Growing up Latina in Brighton Beach with a special connection to nature and the ocean
Bill Zeidenberg
Memories of growing up on Brighton First Court and a summer job renting beach chairs in Coney Island
Teresa Genaro
Reflections on the history of horse racing in Coney Island in the late 19th and early 20th centuries