Oral History Archive

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
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
Goldie Durlester
Depression-era resident and survivor of the 1932 fire
Terry Silverman
Cousin of Beth Allen, incubator baby
Lennie Fogel
Son of West End and Sea Gate shopkeepers in the 1940's and 50's
Dnynia Armstrong
Co-founder of the Brooklyn newspaper The Phoenix remembers living in Coney Island in the 1960s
Margaret Ross
Coney Island resident and member of the 1960's girl group, The Cookies
Moire Cuite and Elizabeth O'Boyle
Recollections of summers spent at the Ocean Tide beach club near Sea Gate
Roslyn Tromer
Incubator baby
Neal Kavakos
Memories of Tunnels of Love ride operator John Kavakos
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