Oral History Archive

Glenn King
Actor, performer, artist, teacher
Harold Blumenthal
Offers perspectives on both the heyday and decay of Coney Island
Minnie Pinkwas
Moved to Coney Island in 1934
Lauragay Scarnaco-Albergo
Grew up in Coney Island
Larry Berkley
Born and raised in Coney and lived there for 18 years
Max Nowicki
Band organ expert
Jerry Krase
Brooklyn College sociology professor
Ruby Hirsch
Former West End resident and neighbor of Woody Guthrie in the 1930's and 40's
Sylvia Perlmutter Kaye
Former West End resident in the 1940's and 50's
Lorraine Reitman Gorelick
Resident of Coney Island in the 1940's
Lily Binder
Artist and photographer
Akosva Albritton
Former employee of Astella Development Corporation
Freda Aron
Radio broadcaster and Coney Island native
Everett Ortner
Co-founder of the Brownstone Revival Coalition
Joel Minesquero
Helping his Dad run a dark ride called the House of Horrors
Thomas R. Jablonski
Planner behind the new Stillwell Avenue subway terminal
Amos Wengler
Coney Island singer/songwriter who wrote "Save Coney Island" and "Hot Dog Song"
Alvin Dorfman
1944 Lincoln HS graduate and former West Brighton resident