Oral History Archive

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"
Victor Torres
Vacationed in Coney Island
Gene Natale
Lived in Coney Island during the 50's
Ron Johnson
First visit in half a century.
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