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Date: Time Period: 1990 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20515
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: 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 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20479
Description: Chris Shand works the 4pm to midnight shift at the Flushing Hospital where his wife also works as a nurse. He first moved to Flushing in the 1990's and has seen populations and housing costs rise dram ... 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: 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:20577
Description: Elizabeth "Betty" Blunnie was born in Manhattan and moved with her husband to Sunnyside in 1962. She is a member of the Sunnyside Community Services Center for Active Adults. In this interview Betty d ... More
Date: Time Period: 1950 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20601
Description: Ms. Tirado describes how real estate developers frequently come to take photos of the house, and try to convince them to sell it. After the adjacent house was sold, a developer tried to convince her t ... More
Date: Time Period: 1950 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20633
Description: Ms. Tirado states that at a community board meeting developers accused residents of trying to thwart progress through their efforts to stop them. When the rezoning laws were approved, they were in fav ... 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:20646
Description: Ms. Tirado enjoyed going to the 1964 World's Fair and took numerous friends and family members who visited her. She fondly describes using her annual pass, going to the World of Tomorrow and eating in ... 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: 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:20605
Description: Mr. Hourahan describes the 1920's economic bubble as similar to the one in 2010. Advertisements describe Flushing as a healthy clean place to live. The area was just residential, there were no factory ... More
Date: Time Period: 1900 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20602
Description: Mr. Hourahan believes that the era has passed when market values in a neighborhood drop when a new ethnic minority arrives. He describes his take on rising property values, development, and the new po ... More