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Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20474
Description: Mrs. Mohan says she felt safe in her neighborhood when she lived in Woodside. She had a lot of Indian neighbors. The Mohans say they took precautions by not going out late at night. Now they live in B ... 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: 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
Date: Time Period: 1950 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20536
Description: Ms. Tirado has not considered leaving her neighborhood. She likes where she lives with her sister and mother because it is safe, has good transportation, hospitals-particularly New York Hospital, and ... More
Date: Time Period: 1950s
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20575
Description: Marilyn Reichstein describes growing up in Flushing in the 1950's as a time when children had more independence than today. A young person's social life revolved around the local neighborhood, school, ... More
Date: Time Period: 1947 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20500
Description: Wally Rosenthal remarks that growing up, his neighbors were largely of European descent. He considers the integration of Christian and Jewish families significant in the neighborhood since at the time ... More
Date: Time Period: 1943 - 1959
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20567
Description: Marilyn Reichstein's father was a member of Temple Gates of Prayer in downtown Flushing. He helped found the Flushing Jewish Center on Northern Boulevard and 170th Street, which is now a Chinese churc ... More
Date: Time Period: 1943 - 1945
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20650
Description: Marilyn Reichstein describes how during WWII, her neighbor Mr. Malcomson allowed everyone in the neighborhood to plant victory gardens in a vacant lot he owned. The lot was located across the street f ... More
Date: Time Period: 1939 - 1945
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20531
Description: Mary Kaiser describes how she corresponded with her husband Phillip before they met in person. During WWII he was stationed in the South Pacific in the Navy. He grew up in College Point next door to M ... More
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