Oral History Archive

Rode the Steeplechase horses
Roy Sylvan Sartin
Model Maker and Music Producer
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
Joan Briller
Grew up in Brighton Beach
Elizabeth Velasco
Remembers the Laughing Lady
Kenneth Rosen
Remembers details of riding the Parachute Jump
Paul Brigandi
A lover of Steeplechase Park
Dorothy Wright
Lived in Coney Island since 1961
Frank Pugliese
Maintained Astroland Park's Astrotower for 25 years
Marvin Sylvor
American carousel designer and artist
Stanley Fox
Ran penny arcades in Coney Island for over 20 years
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
Marina Molina
Has lived in Coney Island for 41 years