Oral History Archive

Joe Franklin
Radio and television personality
Alvin Dorfman
1944 Lincoln HS graduate and former West Brighton resident
Naomi M
Experiences at the Mermaid Parade
Reginald Sweeny
Life-long resident of Coney Island
Arthur Melnick
Coney Island concessionaire
Namomi Gorin
Summer resident of Sea Gate
Roslyn Tromer
Incubator baby
Linda and Michael Merr
Family of former Coney game and ride owner Jack Merr
Lou Powsner
Coney Island businessman and neighborhood activist
Joan and Julie Curran
Longtime residents of Coney Island
The sounds of a typical day at Major Markets on Mermaid Avenue
Oldest market in Coney Island
Jimmy Prince
Proprietor of Major Markets, Coney Island's oldest butcher shop
Louis Scarcella
Longtime resident of Coney Island and former President of the Polar Bear Club
Daniel Blake (Africasso)
Artist and Champion Break-Dancer
Terry Silverman
Cousin of Beth Allen, incubator baby
Goldie Durlester
Depression-era resident and survivor of the 1932 fire
Dnynia Armstrong
Co-founder of the Brooklyn newspaper The Phoenix remembers living in Coney Island in the 1960s
Lennie Fogel
Son of West End and Sea Gate shopkeepers in the 1940's and 50's