oral history

Coney Island Polar Bears in the 1990s. Photo © Tom McGann. New in the Coney Island History Project Oral History Archive: Listen to Coney Island Polar Bear president Dennis Thomas recount the history and lore of the 116-yr-old Coney Island Polar...
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Today in Coney Island history, on November 17, 2000, the original Thunderbolt roller coaster, built in 1925 and in operation until 1982, was demolished by the City. Listen to the Coney Island History Project's oral history with Meg Feeley about a...
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Coney Island History Project Oral History Archive
Share and preserve your memories by recording an oral history with the Coney Island History Project. We are recording audio interviews in English, Russian, Chinese, Spanish and other languages with people who live or work - past or present - in...
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Coney Island History Project
Summer always goes by too fast! With only four more weekends till Labor Day, the Coney Island History Project announces a series of themed history weekends at our exhibition center to pique your interest in sharing your Coney Island stories. For...
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Coney Island History Project
Happy New Year to our members, funders, and friends and many thanks for your continued interest and support! Looking back on highlights of 2018 at the Coney Island History Project as we welcome 2019, our 15th anniversary season, our year-round...
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The Coney Island History Project is seeking part-time interviewers to conduct audio interviews for an oral history project in the Southern Brooklyn neighborhoods of Coney Island, Bensonhurst and Gravesend. Interviewers must have professional or...
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Among the additions to the Coney Island History Project's online Oral History Archive are the following interviews recorded by Amanda Deutch, Charles Denson, Kaara Baptiste, Mark Markov, Samira Tazari, and Xiaoyan Li. Please listen, share, and if...
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In celebration of Black History Month, take a moment and listen online to these interviews from the Coney Island History Project Oral History Archive featuring historic figures, authors, and community leaders.   David Head, a retired NYC Transit...
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The Coney Island History Project is seeking part-time bilingual interviewers to conduct audio interviews for our oral history project in the Southern Brooklyn neighborhoods of Coney Island, Bensonhurst and Gravesend. Interviewers must have...
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April 17-23 is Immigrant Heritage Week in honor of April 17, 1907, when more immigrants entered the U.S. through Ellis Island than any other day in history. Listen to immigrant stories and share yours with the Coney Island History Project Oral...
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