Oral History Archive

Filtering by Parachute Jump back to all
Joseph Svehlak
Fond memories of Coney Island
Janet Panetta
Queen of Coney Island
Corinne Robbins
Grew up a daredevil in New York City
Ron Rossi
Bringing the 1960's back to Coney Island
Joseph Albanese
87-year-old remembers the Nickel Empire
Jocelyn Cantor
Grew up on Avenue Z in the 1930's and 40's
Ron Johnson
First visit in half a century.
David Rapaport
Got stuck on the Parachute Jump
Ronald Ruiz
Retired bus driver
Marion Kantrowitz
Rode the Cyclone at 4 years old
Kenneth Rosen
Remembers details of riding the Parachute Jump
Nick Fracaro
Artistic Director of Thieves Theatre
Harold Blumenthal
Offers perspectives on both the heyday and decay of Coney Island
Jim St. Clair
Recalls Coney Island as a boy, especially Steeplechase Park
Sylvia Perlmutter Kaye
Former West End resident in the 1940's and 50's
Joel Minesquero
Helping his Dad run a dark ride called the House of Horrors
Goldie Durlester
Depression-era resident and survivor of the 1932 fire