Oral History Archive

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Terry Zheng
5D Cinema entrepreneur on Coney Island's Bowery
Boris Kotlyar
Mermaid Spa founder talks about bringing the Russian banya tradition to Coney Island
Eva Zucker
Memories of a Yiddish literary household in 1940's and 1950's Coney Island and Sea Gate
Carol Hill Albert
Subsistence U.S.A. and the Coney Island History Project
Max and Stef
Getting engaged on the Wonder Wheel, the most romantic ride in the world
Carmen Arcendiga
Memories of family picnics under the Boardwalk and making new memories at Spook-A-Rama
Jodie Bell
Jodie Bell discovers a 1950s photograph of her aunt as Miss Coney Island at the History Project
Levent Demirgil
Turkish store owner returns to Coney Island as restaurateur three years after Hurricane Sandy
Frank Newlands
A look behind the scenes at Steeplechase Park
Leon Borzykowski
Memories of his family's escape from Poland to Coney Island after the Holocaust
Peter Ioannou, Part 2
Coney Islander who was born in Cyprus tells his life story to his son
Marina Ivanova
Russian comedienne and dancer
Sabino Eugenio and Magda Perez
Owners of Mermaid Prime Meats in Coney Island
Galina Mogurova
Surviving Hurricane Sandy in Coney Island's West End
Cornel Chan
"The Elvis of the East" and founder of Brooklyn Chinese-American Assn. Chorus
Tatyana Panteleyeva
From Tbilisi, Georgia to Bensonhurst, Brooklyn
Junaid Anwar
Pakistani immigrant and Lincoln High School graduate recounts living on West 15th St
Takeshi Yamada
Osaka-born artist creates sideshow curiosities in his Coney Island home