Oral History Archive

Frank Pugliese
Maintained Astroland Park's Astrotower for 25 years
Charles Tesoro
Former president of the Coney Island Chamber of Commerce
Trav S.D.
Actor, author, and modern-day vaudevillian
Matt Kennedy
Longtime Head of Coney Island Chamber of Commerce
Marvin Sylvor
American carousel designer and artist
Ed Spielman
Biographer of the Mighty Atom
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
Marina Molina
Has lived in Coney Island for 41 years
Barbara Delamadrid
A lifetime resident of Coney Island
Wendolyn Bundy
Retired teacher
Binky C.
Describes living on Coney Island Creek
Bobby Nagy
Roller coaster aficionado
Rosa Escolin
Came from Puerto Rico to show Coney to her family
Minnie Pinkwas
Moved to Coney Island in 1934