Oral History Archive

Stanley Fox
Ran penny arcades in Coney Island for over 20 years
Barbara Delamadrid
A lifetime resident of Coney Island
Susan Petersen Avitzour
Lived in Coney Island until age 11 and is back for the first time in 25 years
Betty Fair
Lifelong Coney Island resident
Frank Pugliese
Maintained Astroland Park's Astrotower for 25 years
Marina Molina
Has lived in Coney Island for 41 years
Wendolyn Bundy
Retired teacher
Charles Tesoro
Former president of the Coney Island Chamber of Commerce
Trav S.D.
Actor, author, and modern-day vaudevillian
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
Lauragay Scarnaco-Albergo
Grew up in Coney Island
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