Oral History Archive

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Debra Sturm
New York Aquarium volunteer
Louis Parker
Remembers Astroland Rocket
Jack Ward
Grandson of Coney Island Developer William J. Ward
David Mamasoff
His father sold frozen seafood to Nathan's
Joan DelSandra
Memories of the Bobsled, Caterpillar and Parachute Jump
Marion Kantrowitz
Rode the Cyclone at 4 years old
Chris Davies
Great-grandson of strongman The Great Sandow
David Rapaport
Got stuck on the Parachute Jump
Dorothy Wright
Lived in Coney Island since 1961
Elizabeth Velasco
Remembers the Laughing Lady
Joan Briller
Grew up in Brighton Beach
Kenneth Rosen
Remembers details of riding the Parachute Jump
Paul Brigandi
A lover of Steeplechase Park
Betty Fair
Lifelong Coney Island resident
Marina Molina
Has lived in Coney Island for 41 years
Wendolyn Bundy
Retired teacher
Charles Tesoro
Former president of the Coney Island Chamber of Commerce
Paul Krassner
Author and key figure in the counterculture of the 1960's shares his Coney Island memories