Lynn Osgood and Sid Finkelstein

Brother and Sister from Coney Island

Lynn Osgood and Sid Finkelstein
Interview Date:
July 31 2010


Sid and Lynn recall moving in 1955 from the Lower East Side of Manhattan down to 33rd St. in Coney Island where their family had always spent their summers. Sid says he felt as a child like he owned Coney Island and as they grew up, the Finkelsteins were true Coney insiders. They hung out on the boardwalk in the wintertime and during hurricanes. They worked at local businesses and rode for free at all the amusements operated by their friends. Today Sid lives with his wife in Florida, but visits Coney Island with Lynn when they come to visit her in Brooklyn.