Oral History Archive

Robert Shapiro
Lived on Mermaid Ave. between 35th and 36th Streets between 1945 and 1965
Louis Ritter
Amusement Ride Operator
Marty Reich
Locker Boy at Oriole Baths who hung out at Washington Baths with his friends
Howie Lipstein
Devoted Cyclone Rider
Bill Galvin
Coney Island Cyclone coaster marathoner
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
Victor Torres
Vacationed in Coney Island
Gene Natale
Lived in Coney Island during the 50's
Ron Johnson
First visit in half a century.
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"
Louis Parker
Remembers Astroland Rocket
Debra Sturm
New York Aquarium volunteer
Jack Ward
Grandson of Coney Island Developer William J. Ward