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Date: 2017
Type: Essay manuscript
Identifier: aql:33642
Description: Rita Zuckerman Jaros writes about her childhood on 46th Street in Sunnyside Gardens from 1943 to about 1960 (when she was 19). She describes playing outside with a mixed age group of kids in the stree ... More
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Date: 2017
Type: Essay manuscript
Identifier: aql:33601
Description: Ben Stonehill Yiddishist - A short biography written by Lee Stonehill about his father. Ben Stonehill was born Ben Steinberg on August 20, 1906 in Suwalki, Poland, and came to NYC in 1929. He was a sa ... More
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Date: 2017
Type: Essay manuscript
Identifier: aql:33645
Description: Laurie (Beckoff) Wellman describes her experience learning to take risks through play at Torsney park (now the Torsney/Lou Lodati Playground) in Sunnyside Queens in the 1950's.
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Date: 2017
Type: Essay manuscript
Identifier: aql:33594
Description: Laurie (Beckoff) Wellman talks about how due to the overcrowding of P.S. 150 in Sunnyside the community along with Rabbi Chaim Meskin, the rabbi of the Young Israel of Sunnyside (on 45th Street, betwe ... More
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Date: 2017
Subject: Biography | Children
Type: Essay manuscript
Identifier: aql:33640
Description: In this essay Joanna Mehrer Kapner writes about her childhood in Sunnyside, which she moved to from Manhattan in 1944 when she was two; the family left in 1952. She discusses friends, neighbors, and e ... More
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Date: 2017
Subject: Children | Outdoor games
Type: Essay manuscript
Identifier: aql:33832
Description: Marion (Judy Wise) Rabinowitz writes about the Growing up in Sunnyside. The neghborhood nurtured her creative spirit and recalls some of her friends, teachers and family.
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Date: 2017
Subject: Children | Outdoor games
Type: Essay manuscript
Identifier: aql:33831
Description: Rosemarie Gralton Piscopo writes about the stoop ion 44th Street the was a hangout spot for all the neighborhood kids. She also writes about other places the kids would go, and the things they would d ... More
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Authors: Steven Wolfe
Date: 2016
Type: Essay manuscript
Identifier: aql:33684
Description: Steven Wolfe describes pranks he and his friends pulled at J.H.S. 125 in Sunnyside, especially on a their teacher Miss Crowley.
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Authors: Ruth Horowitz
Date: 2016
Type: Essay manuscript
Identifier: aql:33620
Description: Ruth Horowitz writes about how the 2016 presidential campaign, and the election of Donald Trump, prompted the Sunnyside Stories Project. The rhetoric of hatred and violence normalized by the 2016 elec ... More
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Authors: Ruth Horowitz
Date: 2016
Type: Essay manuscript
Identifier: aql:33659
Description: Ruth Horowitz writes about the homes, backyards, and gardens of Sunnyside Gardens, including Lincoln Court where she lived. Blocks within the street grid are known as Courts, with buildings enclosing ... More
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Authors: Ruth Horowitz
Date: 2016
Subject: Maps
Type: Essay manuscript
Identifier: aql:33593
Description: Maps and locations of the neighborhood for the Sunnyside Gardens Stories project.
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Authors: Ruth Horowitz
Date: 2016
Type: Essay manuscript
Identifier: aql:33565
Description: Ruth Horowitz writes about attending elementary school at PS 150. She discusses teachers, school routines, and the Cold War.
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Authors: Robert Mehrer
Date: 2016
Type: Essay manuscript
Identifier: aql:33644
Description: Bob Mehrer writes about growing up in Sunnyside in the 1950's. He describes a wood lot on the corner of 43rd Street and Skillman Avenue, where all the kids from ages 5 - 15 used to paly until it was r ... More
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Authors: Ruth Horowitz
Date: 2016
Type: Essay manuscript
Identifier: aql:33574
Description: Ruth Horowitz Writes about experiences as a child that shaped her into the person she is today: The McCarthy Era and how it affected her family; and her father, a teacher, getting fired (and the famil ... More
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Date: 2010-2014
Type: Ephemera
Identifier: aql:19411
Description: Brochure for The Maria Rose International Doll Museum.