Oral History Archive

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Walter "Shorty" Arsenault
Long-time manager of Astroland's Kiddieland
José Beth Smolensky
Juilliard trained musician whose family owned Washington Baths
Tommy Smith
Grew up in a Coney Island bungalow
Karen Thumann
On her three year photo project
Karen Levy Fogel
Family owned Levy's Bar and Grill
Joseph Svehlak
Fond memories of Coney Island
Marie Roberts
A painter with a Coney Island legacy
John Rea
Began his career as a sign painter in Coney Island
Michael Onorato
Son of Steeplechase Park's general manager, James Onorato
Peter Spanakos
Founder of the Sea Gate Historical Society
Corinne Robbins
Grew up a daredevil in New York City
Janet Panetta
Queen of Coney Island
Major Stacy Pandak
Helicopter pilot who landed on the Coney Island beach
Joshua Lee
Mr. Cyclone 2010
Naomi Starss
An adventuresome youth in Coney Island
Sydney Cozby
Future elephant rider for the circus
Lauren Burke
On a date with Coney Island
Shirley (DeCarlo) Helems
Remembers visiting Coney Island as a girl