Oral History Archive

Joan DelSandra
Memories of the Bobsled, Caterpillar and Parachute Jump
David Rapaport
Got stuck on the Parachute Jump
Jack Ward
Grandson of Coney Island Developer William J. Ward
Marion Kantrowitz
Rode the Cyclone at 4 years old
Melissa Rosson Rappaport
Architectural preservationist
Ronald Ruiz
Retired bus driver
Billy
Rode the Steeplechase horses
Roy Sylvan Sartin
Model Maker and Music Producer
Elizabeth Velasco
Remembers the Laughing Lady
Dorothy Wright
Lived in Coney Island since 1961
Joan Briller
Grew up in Brighton Beach
Kenneth Rosen
Remembers details of riding the Parachute Jump
Paul Brigandi
A lover of Steeplechase Park
Nick Fracaro
Artistic Director of Thieves Theatre
Stanley Fox
Ran penny arcades in Coney Island for over 20 years
Susan Petersen Avitzour
Lived in Coney Island until age 11 and is back for the first time in 25 years
Paul Krassner
Author and key figure in the counterculture of the 1960's shares his Coney Island memories
Betty Fair
Lifelong Coney Island resident