Coney Island Stories

The Coney Island History Project Oral History Podcast


Season 1 Episode 3: Immigrant Stories of Artists at Work

Show Notes

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.

Interviews with Hector George Wallace, Takeshi Yamada, Alisa Minyukova, and Yi Xin Tong are part of the Coney Island History Project Oral History Archive. The oral histories were conducted by Charles Denson, Amanda Deutch, Tricia Vita, and Jiangxin Jin between 2015-2020

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Episode 3 was produced by Charles Denson, Ali Lemer and Tricia Vita. Music by Blue Dot Sessions. 

This program is part of the Cultural Immigrant Initiative supported, in part, by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York City Councilman Mark Treyger.

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