Oral History Archive

Levent Demirgil
Turkish store owner returns to Coney Island as restaurateur three years after Hurricane Sandy
Frank Newlands
A look behind the scenes at Steeplechase Park
Leon Borzykowski
Memories of his family's escape from Poland to Coney Island after the Holocaust
Peter Ioannou, Part 2
Coney Islander who was born in Cyprus tells his life story to his son
Marina Ivanova
Russian comedienne and dancer
Sabino Eugenio and Magda Perez
Owners of Mermaid Prime Meats in Coney Island
Galina Mogurova
Surviving Hurricane Sandy in Coney Island's West End
Cornel Chan
"The Elvis of the East" and founder of Brooklyn Chinese-American Assn. Chorus
Tatyana Panteleyeva
From Tbilisi, Georgia to Bensonhurst, Brooklyn
Junaid Anwar
Pakistani immigrant and Lincoln High School graduate recounts living on West 15th St
Takeshi Yamada
Osaka-born artist creates sideshow curiosities in his Coney Island home
Joe Rollino
103 year old former Coney Island strongman and boxer
Leni Schwendinger
Parachute Jump lighting designer
John Landi
Worked at the RKO Tilyou Theater
Morris Egert
Polish immigrant finds success with an Italian food stand in 1950s Coney Island
Joe Lazzaro
A member of the Iceberg Athletic Club from 1971-2007
Robert Maxwell
Roller coaster restorer and enthusiast
Stephanie Norr and Betty Cohn
Shared their 1950's childhood under the boardwalk