Oral History Archive

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
Namomi Gorin
Summer resident of Sea Gate
Roslyn Tromer
Incubator baby
Naomi M
Experiences at the Mermaid Parade
Reginald Sweeny
Life-long resident of Coney Island
Arthur Melnick
Coney Island concessionaire
Margaret Ross
Coney Island resident and member of the 1960's girl group, The Cookies
The sounds of a typical day at Major Markets on Mermaid Avenue
Oldest market in Coney Island
Moire Cuite and Elizabeth O'Boyle
Recollections of summers spent at the Ocean Tide beach club near Sea Gate
Terry Silverman
Cousin of Beth Allen, incubator baby
Neal Kavakos
Memories of Tunnels of Love ride operator John Kavakos
Dnynia Armstrong
Co-founder of the Brooklyn newspaper The Phoenix remembers living in Coney Island in the 1960s