Oral History Archive

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Joseph Albanese
87-year-old remembers the Nickel Empire
Jocelyn Cantor
Grew up on Avenue Z in the 1930's and 40's
Coney Island Vinny
Owner of Sheepshead Bay tattoo shop recounts when Coney Island's Stillwell Ave was "Tattoo Alley"
Steve Spak
Photographer who worked on a city ambulance for Coney Island Hospital in the late 1970's
Robert Shapiro
Lived on Mermaid Ave. between 35th and 36th Streets between 1945 and 1965
Louis Ritter
Amusement Ride Operator
Marty Reich
Locker Boy at Oriole Baths who hung out at Washington Baths with his friends
Gene Natale
Lived in Coney Island during the 50's
Ron Johnson
First visit in half a century.
Victor Torres
Vacationed in Coney Island
Chris Davies
Great-grandson of strongman The Great Sandow
David Rapaport
Got stuck on the Parachute Jump
Melissa Rosson Rappaport
Architectural preservationist
Ronald Ruiz
Retired bus driver
Billy
Rode the Steeplechase horses
Roy Sylvan Sartin
Model Maker and Music Producer
Peter Ioannou
Amateur fisherman
Maria Argano with Gwen Sooling
Grew up in Luna Park Houses in the 1970's and worked at Nathan's