Norman Finkel

Boyhood memories of visiting Coney Island in the 1930s and getting lost on the beach

Norman Finkel
Interview Date:
April 23, 2024


Norman Finkel, 94, grew up on 48th Street and 8th Avenue in Brooklyn, where the candy store was the social center of the neighborhood and he played stickball on the street. He shares memories of visiting Coney Island with his family during the 1930s. He vividly remembers building sand castles, getting lost on the beach, and being brought by a policeman to the lost children's shelter.