Oral History Archive

Circus Boy
13-year-old side show worker and activist
Gary and Betty Stein
Mother and Son, Residents of Coney Island
Louis Ritter
Amusement Ride Operator
Marty Reich
Locker Boy at Oriole Baths who hung out at Washington Baths with his friends
Howie Lipstein
Devoted Cyclone Rider
Bill Galvin
Coney Island Cyclone coaster marathoner
Nicholas Carillo
Son of Richard Carillo, Concession Owner
Edwin Cosme
Business Owner and Founder of the Coney Island Sports Foundation
Peter Agrapides
Owner of Williams Candy and past owner of Fascination Arcade
D.J. Vourderis
D.J. Vourderis adds solar panels to the Wonder Wheel
Joseph Albanese
87-year-old remembers the Nickel Empire
Jocelyn Cantor
Grew up on Avenue Z in the 1930's and 40's
Coney Island Vinny
Owner of Sheepshead Bay tattoo shop recounts when Coney Island's Stillwell Ave was "Tattoo Alley"
Steve Spak
Photographer who worked on a city ambulance for Coney Island Hospital in the late 1970's
Robert Shapiro
Lived on Mermaid Ave. between 35th and 36th Streets between 1945 and 1965
Gene Natale
Lived in Coney Island during the 50's
Ron Johnson
First visit in half a century.
Victor Torres
Vacationed in Coney Island