Oral History Archive

Phil Einhorn
Grew up in Coney Island in the 1930s and '40s
Sheila Buxbaum Fitlin
Family owned the Shamrock Irish House and Eldorado Arcade
Minnie Pinkwas
Moved to Coney Island in 1934
Joseph Errante
Former resident theater artist at Coney Island USA
Sol Handwerker
Nathan's son recounts his memories of growing up in the family business
Larry Berkley
Born and raised in Coney and lived there for 18 years
Kevin Rexach
Worked at the B&B Carousell
Jim St. Clair
Recalls Coney Island as a boy, especially Steeplechase Park
Meg Feeley
Memories of her grandfather's frosted food business and a renegade ride on the Thunderbolt
Liivia Westervelt
Two generations are interviewed
Anne Greenspan
Lifelong Coney and Sea Gate resident
Jerry Krase
Brooklyn College sociology professor
Ruby Hirsch
Former West End resident and neighbor of Woody Guthrie in the 1930's and 40's
Sylvia Perlmutter Kaye
Former West End resident in the 1940's and 50's
Lorraine Reitman Gorelick
Resident of Coney Island in the 1940's
Joel Minesquero
Helping his Dad run a dark ride called the House of Horrors
Thomas R. Jablonski
Planner behind the new Stillwell Avenue subway terminal
Amos Wengler
Coney Island singer/songwriter who wrote "Save Coney Island" and "Hot Dog Song"