Oral History Archive

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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 Street
Takeshi Yamada
Osaka-born artist creates sideshow curiosities in his Coney Island home
Joe Rollino
103 year old former Coney Island strongman and boxer
John Landi
Worked at the RKO Tilyou Theater
Leni Schwendinger
Parachute Jump lighting designer
Morris Egert
Polish immigrant finds success with an Italian food stand in 1950s Coney Island
Joe Lazzaro
A member of the Iceberg Athletic Club from 1971-2007
Dave Galler
Took the 13th Ave. trolley
Carol and Dennis Thompson
First visit since 1961
Pat Lingenbach
Avid weekender in Coney Island
John Strong
Sideshow Proprietor
Joe Rysz
Visited Coney Island from Massachusetts as a boy
Robert Maxwell
Roller coaster restorer and enthusiast
Stephanie Norr and Betty Cohn
Shared their 1950's childhood under the boardwalk
Michael Onorato
Son of Steeplechase Park's general manager, James Onorato
Sal Corona
Coney Island businessman