Oral History Archive

Ron Rossi
Bringing the 1960's back to Coney Island
Priscilla Patterson
Volunteer at Amethyst Women's Project
John Hodge
Member of the Seven Immortals
Goldie Durlester
Lived through the Great Depression in Coney Island
Harold Kramer
Relatives lived under the Thunderbolt
Maria Belfiore Indovina
Grew up visiting Coney in the 1950's
Kyle Yapching & Steve DeCastro
First ride on The Cyclone
Joanna Randall
Sand Sculpting Contestant
Sherri and Harold Kaufman
High school sweethearts from Coney Island
Erik Knapp
First in line for a ride on the Cyclone
Circus Boy
13-year-old side show worker and activist
Gary and Betty Stein
Mother and Son, Residents of Coney Island
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"
Steve Spak
Photographer who worked on a city ambulance for Coney Island Hospital in the late 1970's
Robert Shapiro
Lived on Mermaid Ave. between 35th and 36th Streets between 1945 and 1965