Paul Graziano interviewed by Natalie Milbrodt | Queens (New York, N.Y.)

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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: 1825 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20592
Description: Mr. Graziano describes how Flushing was a small town before the railroad was built. Then it became a resort town 1840-1870. People from Manhattan would travel by ferry to Long Island City, take a trai ... More
Date: Time Period: 1825 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20639
Description: According to Mr. Graziano, the Waldheim neighborhood was one of the first subdivisions in the United States. It was a product of the City Beautiful movement, which began after the Civil War and contin ... More
Date: Time Period: 1825 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20480
Description: Mr. Graziano relates that up through WWII, Flushing consisted of estates. After the war, he describes large-scale block-busting with developers buying rows of Victorian houses in the interior blocks e ... 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
Date: Time Period: 1825 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20484
Description: Paul Graziano helped create the Waldheim Neighborhood Association. Some of the initial issues the group wished to address were drug dealing in the area, and the expansion of a large church.
Date: Time Period: 1825 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20607
Description: Mr. Graziano describes how one of the first projects of the Waldheim Neighborhood Association was to get buildings landmarked, since they had lost many historic houses. Mr. Graziano surveyed and photo ... More
Date: Time Period: 1825 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20582
Description: Paul Graziano, raised $40,000 for his Green Party run and got 80f the vote. He says he would run again if he had the funding. He describes his successes with rezoning efforts and the opposition he fac ... More
Date: Time Period: 1825 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20469
Description: Paul Graziano, is originally from Flushing. He is an urban planning and historic preservation consultant, and an advocate for preservation in four states. Mr. Graziano discusses the history of Flushin ... More
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