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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 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20550
Description: The Mohans discuss their son and daughter. Their daughter is married with a family, but is not religious. Their son likes to come to their temple when he is in New York and feels attached to it. Their ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20597
Description: The Mohans discuss their experiences as immigrants in the United States including the process of convincing those around them of their abilities. They describe proving their English language skills to ... 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: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:20587
Description: Mrs. Mohan states that when she moved to the United States she wanted to preserve her traditions by continuing to wear a sari and bindi. People asked her a lot of questions about her style of dress. W ... 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: 1950 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20647
Description: According to Tirado, the recession in the 1980's emptied stores on Main Street. Then section 8 housing came along with public assistance, more police, and more crime. She remembers the 1980's as the f ... More
Date: Time Period: 1950 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20467
Description: Nilda Tirado has lived with her mother and sister in the Waldheim neighborhood in Flushing since 1972 when she and her sister Rosa Tirado bought their house. This was due in part to an anti-discrimina ... More
Date: Time Period: 1933 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20468
Description: Marilyn Reichstein, nee Albin, grew up in Flushing, New York in the 1950's. She was a member of the Girl Scouts and an aspiring artist, later becoming a professional graphic designer working in New Yo ... More
Date: Time Period: 1913 - 1964
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20522
Description: Wally Rosenthal describes his parents as being politically and philosophically progressive. He characterizes himself as a "red diaper baby." His mother was more active politically, identified as a Mar ... More
Date: Time Period: 1900 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20580
Description: Mr. Hourahan describes how the Progressive era, was not just one of social reform, but also reflected a changing economy, immigration. and growth of industry. The family that lived in the historical s ... More
Date: Time Period: 1900 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20503
Description: Mr. Hourahan states that there continues to be tension between Chinese residents from Taiwan and mainland China. Outside the Taiwan Center on Northern Boulevard he used to see posters advocating suppo ... More
Date: Time Period: 1825 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20495
Description: Mr. Graziano describes how New York City adapted the current zoning resolution in 1961. It was designed by real estate interests and city planners who predicted a population boom. This did not happen, ... More
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