Nilda Tirado interviewed by Natalie Milbrodt

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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:20655
Description: Ms. Tirado works a lot with people at church and hears stories about landlords trying get residents, particularly seniors out of their homes. She helps seniors get into the rent exemption program, so ... 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:20654
Description: Ms. Tirado states that in New York, there are some streets that were never mapped. These were private blocks. Her street used to be a private block for the ambassador to Spain. They owned the land, th ... 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:20508
Description: Ms. Tirado says her sister never really felt discrimination besides not being able to buy a house on the other side of Northern Boulevard. When they went to the Prospect Theater to see the movie West ... 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
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