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Date: Time Period: 2012.0
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20615
Description: Daniel Karatzas summarizes the attractions of living in Jackson Heights, highlighting the quality of its buildings, its landmarked historic district, good public transportation, and ethnic and economi ... More
Date: Time Period: 2012.0
Subject: Hippies
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20549
Description: Don Capalbi draws comparisons between today's trendy youth in Brooklyn and the affluent young people who joined the hippie culture in the 1960s.
Date: Time Period: 2012.0
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20589
Description: George Rushfield, a longtime inhabitant of Kew Gardens Hills, makes it clear which sports teams a Flushing resident must root for.
Date: Time Period: 2012
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:24866
Description: Compared to the stresses of accounting work, Scott Ruthizer finds teaching his classes at Queens College "therapeutic" and fulfilling. He remembers, though, how nerve-wracking he found his first few s ... More
Date: Time Period: 2012
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:23179
Description: Zuzanna Tyszka describes what she is most proud of about her borough, and explains her belief that "real New Yorkers" are from Queens (or maybe Brooklyn).
Date: Time Period: 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20621
Description: The Ganesh Temple is the largest one in the area, but not in comparison to places where it is easier to obtain bigger property. It is difficult to keep expanding in the Flushing area. The temple is th ... More
Date: Time Period: 2010.0
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20641
Description: Laura Paccione voices her frustration with the increasing number of shops in Flushing that do not display any signage in English. She feels this practice makes the neighborhood less welcoming and disc ... More
Date: Time Period: 2008 - 2012
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20627
Description: Despite the flawed nature of the political system, Don Capalbi remains enthusiastic about his work with Assemblywoman Grace Meng and predicts her continued success.
Date: Time Period: 1999 - 2015
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:24825
Description: In the second part of his interview with Queens Memory, Keith Perrin focuses on the development of FUBU, the clothing company he founded with three of his friends in the early 1990s. He describes how ... More
Date: Time Period: 1999 - 2012
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:23171
Description: Zuzanna Tyszka reflects on the cultural changes that have taken place in Flushing during the years she's lived there.
Date: Time Period: 1999 - 2012
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:23170
Description: Recalling her immigration to Flushing from Poland as a teenager, Zuzanna Tyszka describes how she and her family adjusted to their new surroundings.
Date: Time Period: circa 1999
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:24801
Description: Keith Perrin and the rest of the FUBU founders were invited to come to South Africa to open a FUBU store in a mall in Johannesburg. Visiting South Africa was a surreal experience; they even received a ... More
Date: Time Period: 1997 - 1998
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:24780
Description: FUBU first got its clothing into a small store on Jamaica Avenue (in Jamaica, Queens) called Montego Bay. It was their first introduction to having their clothes in stores. They were then able to get ... More
Date: Time Period: 1997 - 1998
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:24830
Description: FUBU had many clothing contemporaries such as Mecca, Enyce, 1020 Blues, Cross Colours and Russell Simmons' Phat Farm. The founders knew their biggest challenge was to get their clothing in department ... More
Date: Time Period: 1995 - 2015
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:24784
Description: Keith Perrin talks about the places he's lived in the past couple of years. He had moved upstate to a beautiful house to be at peace, but it was too far from his workplace to travel every day. He live ... More