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
Sharon Tera
Sharon Tera's family operated Ethel's Restaurant on the Boardwalk in the 1940s and '50s
Jane McNeive Ennis
Memories of Ocean Tide Baths and Coney Island
Joyce Chopra
Groundbreaking filmmaker grew up in Sea Gate and on Mermaid Avenue
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
Marty Reich
Locker Boy at Oriole Baths who hung out at Washington Baths with his friends
Joseph Albanese
87-year-old remembers the Nickel Empire
Melissa Rosson Rappaport
Architectural preservationist