Flushing (New York, N.Y.)

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Date: Time Period: 1990 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20515
Description: Chris Shand works the 4pm to midnight shift at the Flushing Hospital where his wife also works as a nurse. He grew up in Richmond Hill, Queens in a middle class neighborhood and later lived in upstate ... More
Date: Time Period: 1980 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20509
Description: Mr. Graziano discusses the lack of public transportation in Waldheim. He also talks about the increase in Korean and Chinese residents in the last wave of immigration. He identifies the housing market ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20590
Description: As a child growing up in Richmond Hill, Mr. Shand came to understand Manhattan and Brooklyn's status as "The City." He discusses the Jamaica Avenue elevated train, which he remembers closing down some ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20479
Description: Chris Shand works the 4pm to midnight shift at the Flushing Hospital where his wife also works as a nurse. He first moved to Flushing in the 1990's and has seen populations and housing costs rise dram ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20572
Description: Chris Shand speaks generally about the ethnic diversity in Queens county and then touches on a difficulty it raises in hospitals. He describes the expensive translations services that hospitals are re ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20596
Description: Chris Shand works the 4pm to midnight shift at Flushing Hospital where his wife also works as a nurse. He grew up in Richmond Hill, Queens in a middle class neighborhood and later lived in upstate New ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20512
Description: Chris Shand works the 4pm to midnight shift at the Flushing Hospital where his wife also works as a nurse. He grew up in Richmond Hill, Queens in a middle class neighborhood and later lived in upstate ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20591
Description: When the Mohans first moved from India, there were not many Indian shops in Flushing, and they used to go to Jackson Heights. Now shops on Main Street in that were Indian-owned have been bought by Chi ... More
Date: Time Period: 1960 - 1964
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20630
Description: Wally Rosenthal describes how he began his first semester at Queens College in September, 1964 in the wake of Freedom Summer. Three Civil Rights activists including Queens College student Andrew Goodm ... More
Date: Time Period: 1960s
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20563
Description: Nettie and Lisa Stewart describe going to Aquacade in Flushing Meadows Park. Their neighbor gave them free tickets to the show in the summer. They describe the show, and compare it to an Esther Willia ... More
Date: Time Period: circa 1960
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20571
Description: Lisa Stewart describes walking to Kissena Park in the snow and going on a special trip with her mother, Nettie Stewart, each year. Mrs. Stewart would take her children and their friends from the build ... More
Date: Time Period: circa 1959
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20542
Description: Lisa Stewart describes her family being one of only two African American families in the congregation at St. John's Lutheran Church, but feeling accepted and part of the community.
Date: Time Period: circa 1959
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20517
Description: Nettie and Lisa Stewart describe the foreign students (including Fidel Castro's son and daughter) who attended P.S. 20 John Bowne Elementary School in the 1960's. Lisa says classes were segregated wit ... More
Date: Time Period: 1951 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20645
Description: Nettie and Lisa Stewart say Flushing Creek was polluted for years until the Sky View shopping and housing development was built on its banks. Before that, residents in nearby Bland Houses could smell ... More
Date: Time Period: 1950 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20599
Description: Nilda Tirado and her sister Rosa bought their house in Waldheim in 1972. The had previously lived in an apartment. When they started fixing it up before moving in, her mother fell down the stairs and ... More