Locations discussed: Woodside, Queens, NY

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Date: Time Period: 1946 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20519
Description: Mr. Vilensky talks about Woodside in the 1940's. He remembers there used to be 4 Jewish centers and 3 movie houses. The area across from him was mostly forests. The neighborhood was mostly Jewish, Ita ... More
Date: Time Period: 1946 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20610
Description: Mr. Vilensky and Ms. Verano describe the changes that have occurred in terms of the ethnicity and nationality in Woodside. There are few Jewish and Irish residents, while the number of residents who a ... More
Date: Time Period: 1946 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20623
Description: Mr. Vilensky describes getting an apartment in Woodside in 1946, through his sister-in-law's father who worked in the building. It was 3-room apartment rented for $53 a month. He then bought a house i ... More
Date: Time Period: 1946 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20642
Description: Mr. Vilensky remarks on how Woodside has changed. There used to be a lot of retail stores in the area. He notes that now there are mostly restaurants, grocery stores, and chain stores.
Date: Time Period: 1946 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20581
Description: Jenny Verano came to Queens from Colombia in 1964 and moved to Woodside 43 years ago. Abe Vilensky first moved to Woodside around 1946, subsequently moved to Bayside to raise his kids, and returned to ... More
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