Oral History Archive

Filtering by emigration and immigration back to all
Zohra Saed
Poet and writer from Afghanistan who grew up in Southern Brooklyn
Khonya Epstein
Author and leader of the Holocaust Survivors Group at Marks JCH of Bensonhurst
Anthony Wang
Resident of senior housing in Coney Island was born in Shanghai and survived the Cultural Revolution
Gabriel Valencia
Twenty-five years at Gregory & Paul's and Paul's Daughter on the Coney Island Boardwalk
Lu Zhao
Calligrapher recounts his artistic journey from China's Guangdong Province to Brooklyn's Bensonhurst
Lolita Divilova
Community Board 13 member and Brightwater Towers homeowner and board member
Tim Law
Bilingual educator and founder of Chinese American Social Services Center in Bensonhurst
Juanhua Zhao
Tai chi teacher at Coney Island's Seaside Innovative Senior Center shares her life story
Alisa Minyukova
Brooklyn artist who emigrated from Russia as a child is drawn to Ocean Parkway and Brighton Beach
Leonid Alaverdov
Tapestry artist and Coney Island resident whose work is inspired by his native Baku and New York City
Father Maxim Pliskov
Russian Orthodox priest at Coney Island's St. John of Kronstadt Chapel for the Homeless
Boan Lin (Master Lin)
Tai chi master who was born in China shares memories of practicing and teaching his art in Brooklyn
Yeva Novik
A 90-year-old Coney Island resident recounts her journey from Moscow to Southern Brooklyn
Natasha Lvovich
Moscow-born Coney Island resident, writer of creative nonfiction and fiction, and professor of English
Mr. Luong
Coney Island homeowner recalls fleeing Vietnam with his family in 1981 and settling in New York City
Ho Cheung Li
Mermaid Avenue pharmacist dispenses news and advice to new immigrants
Irina Ginzburg (Upa)
Stand-up comedian and founder of the Coney Island Comedy Festival
Ellina Graypel
Singer, musician and composer who lives in Sea Gate