Oral History Archive

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Amparo Garcia
Lifelong Brighton Beach resident shares stories of Brighton Beach then and now
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
Olga Martynchuk
Mother of professional boxing star Nikita Ababiy
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
Steve Larkin
Memories of working at a Coney Island beach chair and umbrella rental company as a teen in the 1970s
Irina Roizin
Founder and director of Brighton Ballet Theater, now celebrating its 30th year
Patricia Sener
Sea Gate resident and co-founder of CIBBOWS - Coney Island Brighton Beach Open Water Swimmers
Boris Kotlyar
Mermaid Spa founder talks about bringing the Russian banya tradition to Coney Island