Oral History Archive

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
Paul Brigandi
A lover of Steeplechase Park
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
Marvin Sylvor
American carousel designer and artist
Philomena Marano
Artist and co-founder of Coney Island Hysterical Society
Barbara Delamadrid
A lifetime resident of Coney Island
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
Frank Pugliese
Maintained Astroland Park's Astrotower for 25 years