Oral History Archive

Sal Corona
Coney Island businessman
Jimmy McCullough
Lifelong carousel owner and operator
Wally Roberts
The King of Jones Walk
Vivian Palo
Loved growing up and raising children in Coney Island
Walter "Shorty" Arsenault
Long-time manager of Astroland's Kiddieland
José Beth Smolensky
Juilliard trained musician whose family owned Washington Baths
Major Stacy Pandak
Helicopter pilot who landed on the Coney Island beach
Joshua Lee
Mr. Cyclone 2010
Naomi Starss
An adventuresome youth in Coney Island
Sydney Cozby
Future elephant rider for the circus
Lauren Burke
On a date with Coney Island
Shirley (DeCarlo) Helems
Remembers visiting Coney Island as a girl
Peter Spanakos
Founder of the Sea Gate Historical Society
Corinne Robbins
Grew up a daredevil in New York City
Janet Panetta
Queen of Coney Island
Harry Gans
Lived in Coney Island from 1938 thru early 1950's
Stephen Lin Bai-An
Winner of the 2010 Coney Island Talent Show
Vivian and Ben Grisar
Holders of Coney Island History