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Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20593
Description: The Mohans describe the 9-day festival, Sri Ganesha Chaturthi, when the temple's goal is to reach 400,000 chants. On last day, the deity is taken in a chariot around the neighborhood and down Main St ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20477
Description: Radhika and P. Ramaswamy Mohan are Indian-American members of the Ganesh Temple who are active in the Temple Committee and as a Temple Trustee, respectively. They offer rich descriptions of the temple ... More
Date: Time Period: circa 1965
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20530
Description: Marilyn Reichstein graduated from college in 1963 with a fine arts degree. She returned to Flushing and lived with her parents while she tried to make enough money to move. She was not happy living in ... More
Date: Time Period: 1962 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20638
Description: Ms. Blunnie moved to Sunnyside in 1962. She lived in Midtown Manhattan, and got married to a man from the Bronx. Her husband didn't want to live in Manhattan and they couldn't find an apartment there, ... 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: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: 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: 1960 - 1964
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20630
Description: Wally Rosenthal describes how he began his first semester at Queens College in September, 1964 in the wake of Freedom Summer. Three Civil Rights activists including Queens College student Andrew Goodm ... 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: 1960s
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20563
Description: Nettie and Lisa Stewart describe going to Aquacade in Flushing Meadows Park. Their neighbor gave them free tickets to the show in the summer. They describe the show, and compare it to an Esther Willia ... More
Date: Time Period: circa 1960
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20571
Description: Lisa Stewart describes walking to Kissena Park in the snow and going on a special trip with her mother, Nettie Stewart, each year. Mrs. Stewart would take her children and their friends from the build ... More
Date: Time Period: 1960.0
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20501
Description: Wally Rosenthal recounts a memorable early experience he had with demonstrations. It was a protest against nuclear weapons, held in Duffy Square in Manhattan. When some protesters sat down on Broadway ... More
Date: Time Period: circa 1959
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20542
Description: Lisa Stewart describes her family being one of only two African American families in the congregation at St. John's Lutheran Church, but feeling accepted and part of the community.
Date: Time Period: circa 1959
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20517
Description: Nettie and Lisa Stewart describe the foreign students (including Fidel Castro's son and daughter) who attended P.S. 20 John Bowne Elementary School in the 1960's. Lisa says classes were segregated wit ... More