oral history

John Philip Capello is a painter and sculptor who grew up in Bensonhurst in the 1940s and '50s and moved from Brooklyn to Sag Harbor in 1989. Our newly published oral history with him is the culmination of the interviewer's twelve-year search for...
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In Memoriam
As we near the end of 2022, the Coney Island History Project pays tribute to four Brooklynites that we lost this year who recorded their stories for our oral history archive: Charles Berkman, Sheldon Krimsky, Joe Lazzaro, and Aldo Mancusi. Their...
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Podcast Coney Island Stories Episode 8
"Growing Up in the 2000s," the new episode of Coney Island Stories, has dropped. Listen and subscribe via your podcast app or the podcast page on our website. Season Two’s theme is “Growing Up in Coney Island” through the decades, from the 1930s...
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Among the recent additions to the Coney Island History Project's oral history archive are interviews with Jeff Brooks and Monica Ghee, who have worked in Coney Island for over 50 years and still have games on the Bowery; and Fred Stern, a bus...
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"Growing Up in the 1990s," the new episode of Coney Island Stories, has dropped. Listen and subscribe via your podcast app or the podcast page on our website. Season Two’s theme is “Growing Up in Coney Island” through the decades, from the 1930s...
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We're hiring a Community Engagement Coordinator!
The Coney Island History Project (CIHP) is seeking a part-time community engagement coordinator to do outreach and tabling events to support our community based programs. The CIHP’s multilingual online oral history archive features over 400 audio...
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"Growing Up in the 1980s," the new episode of Coney Island Stories, has dropped. Listen and subscribe via your podcast app or the podcast page on our website. Season Two’s theme is “Growing Up in Coney Island” through the decades, from the 1930s...
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"Growing Up in the 1970s," the new episode of Coney Island Stories, has dropped. Listen and subscribe via your podcast app or the podcast page on our website. Season Two’s theme is “Growing Up in Coney Island” through the decades, from the 1930s...
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Among the recent additions to the Coney Island History Project's oral history archive are interviews with Carlos Quinones, a longtime resident of Coney Island who drove the Mermaid Avenue bus for many years; Sharon Tera, whose parents owned a...
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"Growing Up in the 1960s," the new episode of Coney Island Stories, is being released today. Listen and subscribe via your podcast app or the podcast page on our website. Season Two’s theme is “Growing Up in Coney Island” through the decades,...
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