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Date: Time Period: 2016
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20118
Description: Wing Pong talks about his life, and how he moved around Ridgewood, from Onderdonk Avenue to Palmetto Street. He discusses how his relationships have changed over the years, with neighbors and family, ... More
Date: Time Period: 2009
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18233
Description: Tony Rohling talks about moving to Sunnyside Gardens.
Date: Time Period: 1990-2009
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18106
Description: Yolanda Materon emmigrated from Colombia in 1978. She has moved away from Sunnyside a couple of times but always found herself back. Among the things Yolanda appreciates most about Sunnyside is its sa ... 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: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: 1953
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:33821
Description: Josephine is the youngest of 8. In July, 1953 she and her parents migrated to Jamaica because the coal mine her father worked at had shutdown. Josephine and her family visited NYC couple of times befo ... More
Date: Time Period: 1950s-2018
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:33825
Description: Josephine Ellis is a long-term resident of Jamaica, Queens. In this interview, Josephine spoke about her experience living in Queens and how she grew up with her father, mother and her 7 older sibling ... 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: 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: 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: 1946 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20623
Description: Mr. Vilensky describes getting an apartment in Woodside in 1946, through his sister-in-law's father who worked in the building. It was 3-room apartment rented for $53 a month. He then bought a house i ... More
Date: Time Period: 1946 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20583
Description: Mrs. Verano talks about where she lived after moving from Colombia to the U.S. She first moved to Crescent Street in Astoria, November 30,1965 and lived with her cousin. She got a job at Graceline, br ... 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: 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