Oral History Archive

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Matt Kennedy
Longtime Director 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
Ed Spielman
Biographer of the Mighty Atom
Philomena Marano
Artist and co-founder of Coney Island Hysterical Society
Nick Fracaro
Artistic Director of Thieves Theatre
Barbara Delamadrid
A lifetime resident of Coney Island
Frank Pugliese
Maintained Astroland Park's Astrotower for 25 years
Marvin Sylvor
American carousel designer and artist
Stanley Fox
Ran penny arcades in Coney Island for over 20 years
Susan Petersen Avitzour
Lived in Coney Island until age 11 and is back for the first time in 25 years
Binky C.
Describes living on Coney Island Creek
Bobby Nagy
Roller coaster aficionado
Rosa Escolin
Came from Puerto Rico to show Coney to her family
Lauragay Scarnaco-Albergo
Grew up in Coney Island
Max Nowicki
Band organ expert
Phil Einhorn
Grew up in Coney Island in the 1930s and '40s
Sheila Buxbaum Fitlin
Family owned the Shamrock Irish House and Eldorado Arcade
Minnie Pinkwas
Moved to Coney Island in 1934