Season 2 Trailer: Growing Up in Coney Island
The Coney Island History Project launches Season Two of our oral history podcast Coney Island Stories on Tuesday, March 8th. This season’s theme is “Growing Up in Coney Island” through the decades, from the 1930s to the 21st century. The oral history narrators in Season Two describe growing up during the Depression and World War II, urban renewal (a narrator whose family was evicted calls it “urban removal”), the residential development of middle-income co-ops and public housing, and the decline of the amusement area and its eventual revival. Across the generations, their commonalities include the beach, the boardwalk, and jobs in the neighborhood, including the amusement area.
The podcast is produced by Charles Denson, Ali Lemer and Tricia Vita from oral histories in the Coney Island History Project's archive, which has over 400 interviews. Listen and subscribe via your favorite podcast app or at https://www.coneyislandhistory.org/podcast. Music by Blue Dot Sessions.
Season Two of Coney Island Stories is sponsored in part by an Action Grant from Humanities New York with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities.