Oral History Archive

Gary and Betty Stein
Mother and Son, Residents of Coney Island
Erik Knapp
First in line for a ride on the Cyclone
Circus Boy
13-year-old side show worker and activist
Louis Ritter
Amusement Ride Operator
Joseph Albanese
87-year-old remembers the Nickel Empire
Marty Reich
Locker Boy at Oriole Baths who hung out at Washington Baths with his friends
Jocelyn Cantor
Grew up on Avenue Z in the 1930's and 40's
Howie Lipstein
Devoted Cyclone Rider
Robert Shapiro
Lived on Mermaid Ave. between 35th and 36th Streets between 1945 and 1965
Bill Galvin
Cyclone Marathoner
Nicholas Carillo
Son of Richard Carillo, Concession Owner
Edwin Cosme
Business Owner and Founder of the Coney Island Sports Foundation
Gene Natale
Lived in Coney Island during the 50's
Ron Johnson
First visit in half a century.
Billy
Rode the Steeplechase horses
Victor Torres
Vacationed in Coney Island
Brian "Fisherman" Lease
Fisherman performs his Tahitian-inspired song "This Place, Coney Island"
Chris Davies
Great-grandson of strongman The Great Sandow