Oral History Archive

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Jeanette Bigelson
At age 103, Coney Island resident shares her memories and secrets to a long and happy life
Jewel Hough
Working at Coney Island's Deno's Wonder Wheel Park for 18 Years
Stuart Waldman
Memories of growing up in Coney Island in the 1940s and '50s and fun summer jobs
Roland Summit
Author and historian of carousel horses and carvers and co-founder of the National Carousel Association
Ellen Abrams
Memories of growing up on West 29th Street and meeting her lifeguard husband on Coney Island Beach
Arthur Nintzel
Boyhood memories of Ocean Tide Baths and the B&B Carousell's Lincoln horse
Rebecca Diamond
A five-year-old describes her visit to Coney Island
Susan Hochtman Creatura
Memories of growing up in a Jewish household in Coney Island
Jimmy McCullough
Lifelong carousel owner and operator
Ed Radonic
Organist and grandson of B&B Carousell organ doctor
Marvin Sylvor
American carousel designer and artist
Meg Feeley
Memories of her grandfather's frosted food business and a renegade ride on the Thunderbolt
Kevin Rexach
Worked at the B&B Carousell
Max Nowicki
Band organ expert