Stephanie Norr and Betty Cohn

Shared their 1950's childhood under the boardwalk

Stephanie Norr and Betty Cohn
Interview Date:
September 5 2009


Stephanie Norr and Betty Cohn have been friends since age four when their mothers registered them on the same day for nursery school on the lower east side of Manhattan. The women recall coming to Coney Island as children in the 1950's. They would find shady spots under the boardwalk and stay all day with their families. This was the height of Steeplechase and the women have vivid memories of the amusements and the foods they enjoyed on the boardwalk.