Beyond the Boardwalk

The Coney Island History Project Oral History Podcast

Episode 1: Immigrant Stories: Coney Island Restaurants

This episode of Beyond the Boardwalk features the stories of Coney Island restaurants and food stands founded by immigrants in the first part of the 20th century as told by their mom-and-pop owners and family members. Interviews with Morris Egert, Josephine Cassata Gargiulo (Gargiulo's Restaurant), Antoinette Balzano (Totonno's), Sol Handwerker (Nathan's Famous) and Peter Agrapides (Williams Candy and Pete's Clam Stop) are part of the Coney Island History Project Oral History Archive and were conducted by Charles Denson between 2007-2017.