Oral History Archive

Filtering by Parachute Jump back to all
Marian Carbone and Anna Jackson
Memories of riding the Parachute Jump and Steeplechase horse race ride in the 1950s
Irene Karas
Sea Gate resident on her girlhood memories of Coney Island and passing them on to her daughter
Commendatore Aldo Mancusi
Memories of Coney Island in the 1930s and '40s and growing up in Brooklyn in an Italian family
Richard White
Marine science teacher at Edward R. Murrow High School recalls his Coney Island memories
Leni Schwendinger
Parachute Jump lighting designer
Stephanie Norr and Betty Cohn
Shared their 1950's childhood under the boardwalk
Carol and Dennis Thompson
First visit since 1961
Joe Rysz
Visited Coney Island from Massachusetts as a boy
Michael Onorato
Son of Steeplechase Park's general manager, James Onorato
Joseph Svehlak
Fond memories of Coney Island
Corinne Robbins
Grew up a daredevil in New York City
Janet Panetta
Queen of Coney Island
Ron Rossi
Bringing the 1960's back to Coney Island
Jocelyn Cantor
Grew up on Avenue Z in the 1930's and 40's
Joseph Albanese
87 year-old remembers the Nickel Empire
Ron Johnson
First visit in half a century.
Marion Kantrowitz
Rode the Cyclone at 4 years old
David Rapaport
Got stuck on the Parachute Jump