Oral History Archive

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Nick Fracaro
Artistic Director of Thieves Theatre
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
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
Trav S.D.
Actor, author, and modern-day vaudevillian
Paul Krassner
Author and key figure in the counterculture of the 1960's shares his Coney Island memories
Matt Kennedy
Longtime Director of the Coney Island Chamber of Commerce
Philomena Marano
Artist and co-founder of Coney Island Hysterical Society
Ed Spielman
Biographer of the Mighty Atom
Bobby Nagy
Roller coaster aficionado
Rosa Escolin
Came from Puerto Rico to show Coney to her family
Binky C.
Describes living on Coney Island Creek
Meg Feeley
Memories of her grandfather's frosted food business and a renegade ride on the Thunderbolt