Coney Island Stories

The Coney Island History Project Oral History Podcast

Episode 4: Immigrant Stories: Mermaid Avenue

This episode of Coney Island Stories features the stories of Mermaid Avenue’s mom and pop businesses founded by immigrants, past and present. Please scroll down for earlier episodes.

Episode 3: Immigrant Stories: Artists at Work

This episode of Coney Island Stories features the stories of visual artists from Jamaica, Japan, Russia, and China who found a place they could call home in Coney Island and neighboring Gravesend and Brighton Beach. Please scroll down for earlier episodes.

Episode 2: Immigrant Stories: Coney Island Restaurants, Part II

This episode of Coney Island Stories features the stories of Coney Island food businesses owned or operated by immigrants from Greece, Mexico, Jamaica and Russia.

Episode 1: Immigrant Stories: Coney Island Restaurants

This episode of Coney Island Stories 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.