Oral History Archive

Filtering by seniors (older people) back to all
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
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
Jose Beth Smolensky
Juilliard trained musician whose family owned Washington Baths
Peter Agrapides
Owner of Williams Candy and past owner of Fascination Arcade
Jimmy Prince
Proprietor of Major Markets, Coney Island's oldest butcher shop
Vivian Palo
Loved growing up and raising children in Coney Island
Wally Roberts
The King of Jones Walk
Jimmy McCullough
Lifelong carousel owner and operator
John Dorman
Owner of Philips Candy Store
Rose Patton
Lived next door to Luna Park
Vivian and Ben Grisar
Holders of Coney Island History
Abe Feinstein
Photographing his Coney Island neighborhood for 50 years