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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: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
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: 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: 1900 - 2010
Subject: Jews | Synagogues
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20524
Description: Mr. Hourahan relates that he used to think Flushing was a predominantly Jewish area, since everyone he knew there was Jewish. He says people come to Flushing from other areas as well, relating a story ... More
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