Oral History Archive

Sol Handwerker
Nathan's son recounts his memories of growing up in the family business
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
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
Freda Aron
Radio broadcaster and Coney Island native
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"
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