Oral History Archive

Filtering by Steeplechase Park back to all
Jocelyn Cantor
Grew up on Avenue Z in the 1930's and 40's
Marty Reich
Locker Boy at Oriole Baths who hung out at Washington Baths with his friends
Gene Natale
Lived in Coney Island during the 50's
Joan DelSandra
Memories of the Bobsled, Caterpillar and Parachute Jump
David Rapaport
Got stuck on the Parachute Jump
Ronald Ruiz
Retired bus driver
Paul Krassner
Author and key figure in the counterculture of the 1960's shares his Coney Island memories
Susan Petersen Avitzour
Lived in Coney Island until age 11 and is back for the first time in 25 years
Bobby Nagy
Roller coaster aficionado
Jim St. Clair
Recalls Coney Island as a boy, especially Steeplechase Park
Phil Einhorn
Grew up in Coney Island
Sylvia Perlmutter Kaye
Former West End resident in the 1940's and 50's
Everett Ortner
Co-founder of the Brownstone Revival Coalition
Joe Franklin
Radio and television personality
Neal Kavakos
Memories of Tunnels of Love ride operator John Kavakos