Oral History Archive

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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
Shavon Meyers
A poet and storyteller on growing up in Coney Island at Gravesend Houses, the beach and Astroland
Norman Stock
Poet who grew up in Coney Island and was one of Dr. Couney's incubator babies
Alonzo Kittrels
Memories of bus trips to Coney Island with the Good Will Family Club from the 1940's through 1961
Natasha Lvovich
Moscow-born Coney Island resident, writer of creative nonfiction and fiction, and professor of English
Tymell Murphy
Professional basketball player and author of a book of poems and stories who grew up in Coney Island
Mark St Leon
Australian circus historian whose family performed at Coney Island's Luna Park in the early 1900s
Laura Numeroff
Children's book author's memories of Steeplechase, the Animal Nursery, and Brighton Beach Baths
Tara Altebrando
Author of Dreamland Social Club, a novel set in Coney Island, who got engaged on the Wonder Wheel
George Ancona
The art of growing up Mexican American in Coney Island in the 1930s and '40s
Hawley Hussey
Sea Gate artist, writer, educator and year-round swimmer
Deena Metzger
Writer, poet and healer who grew up in a Yiddish literary family in Sea Gate during World War II
Teresa Genaro
Reflections on the history of horse racing in Coney Island in the late 19th and early 20th centuries
Dionne Brown (D.L. Jordan)
Lifelong Coney Island resident and author of Living Life Like It's Golden
Ronald Wimberly
Storyteller, cartoonist and designer whose graphic novel Prince of Cats is partly set in 1980's Coney Island
Eric K. Washington
Historian delves into the life of E.J. Perry, African-American silhouette artist at Luna Park
Marina Rubin
Ukrainian emigre writer and author of Stealing Cherries, a collection of flash fiction