Jim Pignetti interviewed by Steve Zeitlin

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Date: Time Period: 1960 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22243
Description: Jim Pignetti was invited by an art school classmate to "the corner" in 1967, a gathering spot for social life in Astoria at the corner of 21st Street and 34th Avenue. The Ravenswood Houses' handball c ... More
Date: Time Period: 1960 - 1965
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22315
Description: Jim Pignetti describes his father's candy store where he spent much of his time in the early 1960's, when he was coming of age. A popular teen hangout, the store had a soda fountain and jukebox. He of ... More
Date: Time Period: 1950 - 2011
Subject: Neighborhoods
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22319
Description: Jim Pignetti talks about growing up in the riverside area of Astoria and his relationship with the community.
Date: Time Period: 1950 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22266
Description: Jim Pignetti recites his poem "Girl Killed in Head-on Crash" and then discusses the young woman who inspired him to write it.
Date: Time Period: 1950 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22285
Description: Jim Pignetti reads his poem "Machine Shop," and then discusses his inspiration to write it.
Date: Time Period: 1950 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22275
Description: Jim Pignetti explains what Astoria means to him.
Date: Time Period: 1950 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22239
Description: Jim Pignetti talks about growing up in Astoria - Full interview.
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