Locations discussed: Sunnyside, Queens, NY

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Date: Time Period: 1962 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20648
Description: Ms. Blunnie describes changes in the Sunnyside neighborhood. There is a Wendy's fast food restaurant on Queens Boulevard between Locust and 45th streets. This site used to be owned by a family who bui ... More
Date: Time Period: 1962 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20514
Description: Ms. Blunnie says housing in Sunnyside is still the same as it used to be, but many of the buildings are now co-ops. She says it's good to preserve the atmosphere of Sunnyside. Sunnyside was like a lit ... More
Date: Time Period: 1962 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20494
Description: Ms. Blunnie remembers the parties at the private Sunnyside Gardens Park on holidays, and rummage sales. She was never a member, but most of the people in the neighborhood attended activities at the pa ... More
Date: Time Period: 1960s
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20529
Description: Mrs. McDonald became a community activist in the 1960's. Her earliest involvement was a campaign for a traffic light near St. Teresa's School, where her children were students. She picketed on 48th St ... More
Date: Time Period: 1946 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20482
Description: Mr. Vilensky and Ms. Verano describe the various activities and entertainment at the Sunnyside Community Services Center including dancing, yoga, writing, knitting, chess, language, and computer class ... More
Date: Time Period: 1920 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20513
Description: Mrs. McDonald's husband had to start working when he was 14 years old due to his father's untimely death. Before having to drop out, he had attended St. Francis on a scholarship. His first job was in ... More
Date: Time Period: 1920 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20523
Description: Gertrude McDonald says Sunnyside was so safe, residents could leave money in milk bottle for milkman, leave doors and fire escapes open, and neighbors walked in and out of each others' apartments. She ... More
Date: Time Period: 1920 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20485
Description: Mrs. McDonald relates how in 1968, the women she worked with to protest the construction of a narcotics center wanted to nominate her for district assembly. They sent a letter out to Democratic county ... More
Date: Time Period: 1920s
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20470
Description: In 1923, Mrs. McDonald's family moved to Sunnyside from Yorkville where most of the apartments were cold water flats. In this clip, she describes living in those old cold water flats. Her family's Sun ... More
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