Oral History Archive

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Charles Guariglia
Memories of working a bread route on Coney Island's Mermaid Avenue in the 1950's and '60s
Amparo Garcia
Lifelong Brighton Beach resident shares stories of Brighton Beach then and now
Ahmed Hussain
Memories of a boyhood helping out in his family's store in Coney Island and learning to play pinball
Ho Cheung Li
Mermaid Avenue pharmacist dispenses news and advice to new immigrants
Silvana, Adrianne and Silverio Conte
Silvana, Adrianne and Silverio Conte, owners of 51-year-old SAS Italian Records in Bensonhurst
Andy Fuhrman
Memories of growing up in Coney Island Houses and on Mermaid Avenue in the 1950s and '60s
Al Burgo
Memories of growing up on West 33rd Street in Coney Island and working on the Boardwalk in the 1960s
Vincent Cutrone
Owner of Octopus Garden in Gravesend
Derrick Batts
Coney Island resident and proprietor of Coney Island Hook and Bait Shop
Viktor Vassiliev
New York Bread co-owner talks about baking 30 different kinds of Russian bread in Coney Island
Levent Demirgil
Turkish store owner returns to Coney Island as restaurateur three years after Hurricane Sandy
Sabino Eugenio and Magda Perez
Owners of Mermaid Prime Meats in Coney Island
John Dorman
Owner of Philips Candy Store
Edwin Cosme
Business Owner and Founder of the Coney Island Sports Foundation
Peter Agrapides
Owner of Williams Candy and past owner of Fascination Arcade
Lou Powsner
Coney Island businessman and neighborhood activist
The sounds of a typical day at Major Markets on Mermaid Avenue
Oldest market in Coney Island
Jimmy Prince
Proprietor of Major Markets, Coney Island's oldest butcher shop