Oral History Archive

Jerry Krase
Brooklyn College sociology professor
Ruby Hirsch
Former West End resident and neighbor of Woody Guthrie in the 1930's and 40's
Mark Breyer
Outside talker at the World in Wax Musee and lifeguard in the 1950's and 60's
Joe Franklin
Radio and television personality
Cesar Rafael
Coney Island game operator
Lily Binder
Artist and photographer
Akosva Albritton
Former employee of Astella Development Corporation
Freda Aron
Radio broadcaster and Coney Island native
Everett Ortner
Co-founder of the Brownstone Revival Coalition
Joel Minesquero
Helping his Dad run a dark ride called the House of Horrors
Thomas R. Jablonski
Planner behind the new Stillwell Avenue subway terminal
Amos Wengler
Coney Island singer/songwriter who wrote "Save Coney Island" and "Hot Dog Song"
Alvin Dorfman
1944 Lincoln HS graduate and former West Brighton resident
Ralph Perfetto
Grew up in Coney Island in the 1940's
Ray Leibowitz
Lincoln HS graduate and former West End resident in the 1940's and 50's
Namomi Gorin
Summer resident of Sea Gate
Roslyn Tromer
Incubator baby
Naomi M
Experiences at the Mermaid Parade