Oral History Archive

Amos Wengler
Coney Island singer/songwriter who wrote "Save Coney Island" and "Hot Dog Song"
Ralph Perfetto
Grew up in Coney Island in the 1940's
Akosva Albritton
Former employee of Astella Development Corporation
Everett Ortner
Co-founder of the Brownstone Revival Coalition
Joe Franklin
Radio and television personality
Alvin Dorfman
1944 Lincoln HS graduate and former West Brighton resident
Ray Leibowitz
Lincoln HS graduate and former West End resident in the 1940's and 50's
Mark Breyer
Outside talker at the World in Wax Musee and lifeguard in the 1950's and 60's
Arthur Melnick
Coney Island concessionaire
Namomi Gorin
Summer resident of Sea Gate
Naomi M
Experiences at the Mermaid Parade
Reginald Sweeny
Life-long resident of Coney Island
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
Louis Scarcella
Longtime resident of Coney Island and former President of the Polar Bear Club
Jimmy Prince
Proprietor of Major Markets, Coney Island's oldest butcher shop
Daniel Blake (Africasso)
Artist and Champion Break-Dancer