Oral History Archive

Binky C.
Describes living on Coney Island Creek
Bobby Nagy
Roller coaster aficionado
Rosa Escolin
Came from Puerto Rico to show Coney to her family
Max Nowicki
Band organ expert
Phil Einhorn
Grew up in Coney Island in the 1930s and '40s
Sheila Buxbaum Fitlin
Family owned the Shamrock Irish House and Eldorado Arcade
Joseph Errante
Former resident theater artist at Coney Island USA
Minnie Pinkwas
Moved to Coney Island in 1934
Sol Handwerker
Nathan's son recounts his memories of growing up in the family business
Larry Berkley
Born and raised in Coney and lived there for 18 years
Kevin Rexach
Worked at the B&B Carousell
Jim St. Clair
Recalls Coney Island as a boy, especially Steeplechase Park
Meg Feeley
Memories of her grandfather's frosted food business and a renegade ride on the Thunderbolt
Liivia Westervelt
Two generations are interviewed
Anne Greenspan
Lifelong Coney and Sea Gate resident
Glenn King
Actor, performer, artist, teacher
Harold Blumenthal
Offers perspectives on both the heyday and decay of Coney Island
Lauragay Scarnaco-Albergo
Grew up in Coney Island