Oral History Archive

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Sam Moses
Sign-painting legend, musician and Sea Gate resident
Hyeyoung Kim and Michael Cooper
Composer and lyricist of Luna Park, a musical, on chronicling the partnership of Thompson and Dundy
Andy Fuhrman
Memories of growing up in Coney Island Houses and on Mermaid Avenue in the 1950s and '60s
Gabriel Alegría
Jazz musician and bandleader of the Afro-Peruvian Sextet has lived in Coney Island for the past decade
Paul Sanchez
Coney Island singer/songwriter who wrote "A Coney Island Song"
Santos Torres
Coney Island resident for 43 years, community gardener and musician
Commendatore Aldo Mancusi
Memories of Coney Island in the 1930s and '40s and growing up in Brooklyn in an Italian family
Zinovy Pritsker
Musician and founder of a jazz big band recounts his journey from Leningrad to Southern Brooklyn
Connor Frontera
A young harmonica player born and raised in Coney Island
Federico Ausbury and Maira Vergara
Husband-and-wife music duo Federico Ausbury and Maira Vergara of A Flying Dodo Society
Cornel Chan
"The Elvis of the East" and founder of Brooklyn Chinese-American Assn. Chorus
Jose Beth Smolensky
Juilliard trained musician whose family owned Washington Baths
Brian "Fisherman" Lease
Fisherman performs his Tahitian-inspired song "This Place, Coney Island"
Roy Sylvan Sartin
Model Maker and Music Producer
Amos Wengler
Coney Island singer/songwriter who wrote "Save Coney Island" and "Hot Dog Song"
Margaret Ross
Coney Island resident and member of the 1960's girl group, The Cookies