Oral History Archive

Roy Sylvan Sartin
Model Maker and Music Producer
Peter Ioannou
Amateur fisherman
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"
Debra Sturm
New York Aquarium volunteer
Louis Parker
Remembers Astroland Rocket
Jack Ward
Grandson of Coney Island Developer William J. Ward
David Mamasoff
His father sold frozen seafood to Nathan's
Joan DelSandra
Memories of the Bobsled, Caterpillar and Parachute Jump
Marion Kantrowitz
Rode the Cyclone at 4 years old
Chris Davies
Great-grandson of strongman The Great Sandow
David Rapaport
Got stuck on the Parachute Jump
Melissa Rosson Rappaport
Architectural preservationist
Ronald Ruiz
Retired bus driver
Billy
Rode the Steeplechase horses
Joan Briller
Grew up in Brighton Beach
Kenneth Rosen
Remembers details of riding the Parachute Jump
Paul Brigandi
A lover of Steeplechase Park