Oral History Archive

Filtering by seniors (older people) back to all
Gloria Nicholson
Memories of growing up in a Jones Walk rooming house in 1940s Coney Island
Deena Metzger
Writer, poet and healer who grew up in a Yiddish literary family in Sea Gate during World War II
Marian Carbone and Anna Jackson
Memories of riding the Parachute Jump and Steeplechase horse race ride in the 1950s
Jeffrey Eisenmesser
Former teacher at Mark Twain Junior High School recalls his Coney Island memories
Charles Berkman
Memories of growing up in Coney Island during the Great Depression and 55 years practicing law
Charles Robert Feltman
Great-grandson of Feltmans Restaurant founder and hot dog inventor Charles Feltman
Commendatore Aldo Mancusi
Memories of Coney Island in the 1930s and '40s and growing up in Brooklyn in an Italian family
Judge Steve Arniotes
The story behind the Boardwalk Lido Restaurant and the family who operated it from 1927 until 1960
Hector George Wallace
An immigrant sign painter recounts his journey from Jamaica and the UK to Coney Island.
Galina Mogurova
Surviving Hurricane Sandy in Coney Island's West End
Cornel Chan
"The Elvis of the East" and founder of Brooklyn Chinese-American Assn. Chorus
Wally Roberts
The King of Jones Walk
Jimmy McCullough
Lifelong carousel owner and operator
José Beth Smolensky
Juilliard trained musician whose family owned Washington Baths
Vivian Palo
Loved growing up and raising children in Coney Island
Rose Patton
Lived next door to Luna Park
Abe Feinstein
Photographing his Coney Island neighborhood for 50 years
John Dorman
Owner of Philips Candy Store