Oral History Archive

Filtering by bathhouses back to all
Amparo Garcia
Lifelong Brighton Beach resident shares stories of Brighton Beach then and now
Ida Rosenblum Gambrell
Memories of Coney Island in the 1920s and '30s
Richard Termini
Memories of growing up at Bensonhurst's Termini's Bakery and riding Coney Island's Astroland Rocket
Alan Fine
Memories of Washington Baths Annex in the 1950s and meeting his wife there when they were children
Natalie Johnson
Memories of having a season locker at Ravenhall and Washington Baths Annex in the 1950s and '60s
Arthur Nintzel
Boyhood memories of Ocean Tide Baths and the B&B Carousell's Lincoln horse
Jeffrey Eisenmesser
Former teacher at Mark Twain Junior High School recalls his Coney Island memories
Jan Brown
A Brooklyn native's boyhood memories of Washington Baths and Steeplechase Park
Boris Kotlyar
Mermaid Spa founder talks about bringing the Russian banya tradition to Coney Island
Joseph Svehlak
Fond memories of Coney Island
José Beth Smolensky
Juilliard trained musician whose family owned Washington Baths
Harry Gans
Lived in Coney Island from 1938 thru early 1950's
Joseph Albanese
87-year-old remembers the Nickel Empire
Marty Reich
Locker Boy at Oriole Baths who hung out at Washington Baths with his friends
Melissa Rosson Rappaport
Architectural preservationist
Harold Blumenthal
Offers perspectives on both the heyday and decay of Coney Island
Moire Cuite and Elizabeth O'Boyle
Recollections of summers spent at the Ocean Tide beach club near Sea Gate