Coney Island Creek

Teacher and community advocate at Public School 188 in Coney Island
Scott Krivitsky grew up in Brighton Beach and is a teacher and community advocate at P.S. 188 in Coney Island. He talks about the Brooklyn Marine STEM Alliance of over 30 schools to give students a "real life education" in science, technology,...
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Science teacher at John Dewey High School and advisor for the Robotics Team
Filippo Dispenza is a science teacher at John Dewey High School in the Gravesend neighborhood of Southern Brooklyn. He teaches and advises Dewey's award-winning Robotics Team, which recently placed 7th out of 75 teams in a competition. Dispenza...
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Coney Island handball champions Albert Apuzzi and Dori Ten on the mecca of handball
Husband and wife Albert Apuzzi and Dori Ten are one-wall handball champions who have long played at Coney Island's famed Seaside Courts, known as the mecca of handball. Apuzzi tells how he started playing handball in kindergarten when the game was...
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Partnerships for Parks' Catalyst community specialist on waterfront parks along Coney Island Creek
Ted Enoch works with the Catalyst Program of the Partnerships for Parks in Coney Island, supporting community efforts in the waterfront parks along Coney Island Creek. He talks about the decade-long history of educators and community members...
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Coney Island resident Georganna Deas has spent forty years advocating for a better Coney Island
Economic development specialist Georganna Deas is a Coney Island resident and advocate who has lived in the Gravesend Houses on Kaiser Park for forty years.  After moving here in 1977, she worked with Coney Island Pride and then with Astella...
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Describes living on Coney Island Creek
Binky C. is a self-described authentic Coney Island character "the way they don't make em anymore." He grew up in the 60's and 70's and has an enduring love affair with Coney, its people and its history as a true New York...
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Amateur fisherman
Peter has lived in Coney Island for 25 years and is an amateur fisherman. He describes the kind of various kinds of fish he has caught and recalls once seeing seals washed up on the rocks. Generally, he is discouraged about the state of Coney...
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Son of West End and Sea Gate shopkeepers in the 1940's and 50's
Fogel grew up in Coney Island's West End and Sea Gate in the 1940's and 50's, attending PS 80 and PS 188. His parents ran several shops in the West End, providing him with an interesting perspective on life in the bungalow colonies...
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Retired teacher
Wendolyn, who lives in Haber House Senior Center, is a recently retired teacher from PS 288. When she moved to Coney Island, Nathan's French fries were a quarter. She is a Brooklyn Cyclones fan and takes long walks to Sea Gate. About Coney...
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Retired bus driver
Ronald, a retired New York City bus driver who lives in the Bronx, came to Coney Island on this day with his daughters via the Nostalgia Train, a set of six fully restored 30's and 40's era IND subway trains that the New York Transit...
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