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Date: Time Period: 2019
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:34037
Description: Orestes Gonzalez talks about what Queens needs for the future, policies to keep it diverse, and improving the MTA.
Date: Time Period: 2004-2007
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:25399
Description: Neal describes the decision to move to Jackson Heights. After living together in Brooklyn and saving money, Neal and his spouse wanted to buy a home. They looked around Brooklyn. This was in 2006 – al ... More
Date: Time Period: 2000-2015
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18813
Description: Valentina Podd has lived in Elmhurst and in Brooklyn.
Date: Time Period: 1990-2018
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:27656
Description: Kewulay Kamara talks about how New York City's culture is different compared to his birthplace: Sierra Leone. The English he learned to speak as a child is different because he spent time growing up i ... More
Date: Time Period: 1990-2018
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:27655
Description: Kewulay Kamara states that being 'black' isn't an identity, nor should it be. He says that it's racialization of people, skin color and history. He says the biggest challenge in coming to America from ... More
Date: Time Period: 1990-2018
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:27654
Description: Kewulay Kamara says that he is always learning new things in New York City. He is never bored. There are always new things to learn from and new things to see because New York is so rich in diversity.
Date: Time Period: 1980 - 2018
Subject: Multiculturalism
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:27677
Description: Gail Gordon talks about what she hopes for Queens. She hopes that in the future, Queens is able to maintain its identity as Queens. Gail doesn't want Queens to change. However, she thinks there are to ... More
Date: Time Period: 1980 - 2018
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:34143
Description: Gail Gordon discusses growing up in the Bronx and moving to Forest Hills, how the neighborhood has changed, and her involvement in the Forest Hills AIDs Center beginning in the 1980’s.
Date: Time Period: after 1950
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20644
Description: Jean Bartelt looks back on how the ethnic makeup of her neighborhood has changed, beginning with two Jewish families moving in in the 1950s. In the 1960s, a real estate company provoked racial panic a ... More
Date: Time Period: 1946 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20492
Description: Mr. Vilensky and Mrs. Verano enjoy their neighborhood because they live close to a movie theater, a library, public transportation and a wide variety of restaurants. Ms. Verano has been in Woodside fo ... More
Date: Time Period: 1943 - 2012
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:23187
Description: In this clip, Mr. Eichenbaum talks about changing and adapting to the new influx of people coming to the Flushing area.
Date: Time Period: 1943 - 2012
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:23180
Description: Mr. Eichenbaum discusses increasing number of people moving into the Flushing area.
Date: Time Period: 1943 - 2012
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:23188
Description: Jake Eichenbaum is 69 and grew up in Bayside, NY. He is the official "Queens Borough Historian" [http://flushingchamber.nyc/jack]. He left NYC to explore American and returned after 13 years, and at t ... 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: 1938-2017
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:25513
Description: Evi and Lotte share their opinions of current-day Queens. Evi explains that Queens is becoming more and more congested, especially with the addition of bicycle lanes. Lotte and Evi say that their neig ... More
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