Oral History Archive

Cynthia Tyson
A Coney Island resident describes her Steeplechase memories
Carol Hill Albert
Subsistence U.S.A. and the Coney Island History Project
Peter Ioannou, Part 2
Coney Islander who was born in Cyprus tells his life story to his son
Marina Ivanova
Russian comedienne and dancer
Sabino Eugenio and Magda Perez
Owners of Mermaid Prime Meats in Coney Island
Joe Rollino
103 year old former Coney Island strongman and boxer
John Landi
Worked at the RKO Tilyou Theater
Leni Schwendinger
Parachute Jump lighting designer
Morris Egert
Polish immigrant finds success with an Italian food stand in 1950s Coney Island
Wally Roberts
The King of Jones Walk
Carol and Dennis Thompson
First visit since 1961
John Strong
Sideshow Proprietor
Dave Galler
Took the 13th Ave. trolley
Joe Rysz
Visited Coney Island from Massachusetts as a boy
Pat Lingenbach
Avid weekender in Coney Island
Robert Maxwell
Roller coaster restorer and enthusiast
Stephanie Norr and Betty Cohn
Shared their 1950's childhood under the boardwalk
John Rea
Began his career as a sign painter in Coney Island