Oral History Archive

Nicholas Carillo
Son of Richard Carillo, Concession Owner
Edwin Cosme
Business Owner and Founder of the Coney Island Sports Foundation
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
Victor Torres
Vacationed in Coney Island
Gene Natale
Lived in Coney Island during the 50's
Ron Johnson
First visit in half a century.
Peter Ioannou
Amateur fisherman
Debra Sturm
New York Aquarium volunteer
Maria Argano with Gwen Sooling
Grew up in Luna Park Houses in the 1970's and worked at Nathan's
Brian "Fisherman" Lease
Fisherman performs his Tahitian-inspired song "This Place, Coney Island"
David Mamasoff
His father sold frozen seafood to Nathan's
Chris Davies
Great-grandson of strongman The Great Sandow
Louis Parker
Remembers Astroland Rocket