Coney Island History Project

Our new episode on legendary roller coasters has dropped! Listen and subscribe to Coney Island Stories on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. Episode 5 of our Coney Island Stories podcast features the stories of a trio of roller...
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In celebration of Black History Month, tell us your Coney Island stories! During these days of social distancing, you're invited to share and preserve your memories by recording an oral history via phone, Zoom or Skype. We record audio interviews...
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Coney Island Stories Podcast
Our new podcast produced from oral histories in the Coney Island History Project's archive, which previewed on our website, has been retitled Coney Island Stories and is now available wherever you get your podcasts. Download and subscribe on...
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Among the new additions to the Coney Island History Project's Oral History Archive are the following interviews recorded by Kaara Baptiste, Keenan Chen, Charles Denson, Leila Goldstein, Julia Kanin, Ali Lemer, Shavon Meyers,  Mónica Cordero...
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  As the terrible days of 2020 fade into history, we look forward to a season of recovery in 2021 that enables us to be reunited with our Coney Island friends. We're grateful to all of our members, funders, and friends for your continued...
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Happy Thanksgiving  from All of Us at the Coney Island History Project!
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Twenty years ago today, Coney Island's original Thunderbolt roller coaster was demolished. "Giuliani Razed Roller Coaster, And the Law" wrote Dan Barry in the NY Times in 2003, when "a federal jury in Manhattan ruled that the city had no...
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The Tornado -- Whirlwind Scenic Ride --Coney Island, NY. Postcard from the Coney Island History Project Collection. Listen online to the Coney Island History Project's new oral history with Michael Liff. He shares stories of growing up in Coney...
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Happy International Podcast Day! Listen to the Coney Island History Project's new oral history podcast. The first episodes feature immigrant stories from our archive, including oral histories of restaurants and food stand owners and operators, ...
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Charles Denson at the silenced Wonder Wheel, 2020, "a season like no other." For the first time in history, Coney Island has lost an entire season. As Labor Day weekend arrived and faded, amusements remained shuttered and people began wondering...
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