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Date: Time Period: 2011.0
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18749
Description: Josh Ellish and Elanna White discuss aspects of Astoria that they have always enjoyed. Josh mentions that Welling Court is a tight knit community and he knew all his neighbors from block parties he at ... More
Date: Time Period: 1983-2017
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:25508
Description: Tammara lives in Bronx right now, but she still represents Queens. “Queens has a different culture and has a different style of its own in comparison to the other boroughs. I live in Brooklyn now but ... More
Date: Time Period: ca. 1981
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:34060
Description: Erna Hernandez Barenio' s family frequented a lot of house parties, where people took turns hosting holiday parties. There was also a roller skating rink between 70th and 71st street in Woodside, that ... More
Date: Time Period: 1980 - 2015
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:34064
Description: Erna Hernandez is a Filipina American who was raised in Queens, and has lived there all her life. She was raised in Woodside until 1984 or 1985, and she speaks about what the neighborhood around 70th ... More
Date: Time Period: ca. 1980
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:34055
Description: Aida remembers the community being really close in Woodside. Friends and neighbors were like family. She would go to Cunningham Park a lot. Aida moved out Woodside for safety reasons.
Date: Time Period: 1970's - 2015
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:34056
Description: In this interview, Aida Hernandez spoke about her life growing up in the Philippines, and about the turmoil and martial law there in the early 1970’s. She talks about her journey from Turkey to New Yo ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20496
Description: Geeta and Hansa state that the Ganesh Temple is a close community, like a family.
Date: Time Period: 1960-2015
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:33793
Description: Shirley talks about what makes a person a New Yorker.
Date: Time Period: 1946 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20519
Description: Mr. Vilensky talks about Woodside in the 1940's. He remembers there used to be 4 Jewish centers and 3 movie houses. The area across from him was mostly forests. The neighborhood was mostly Jewish, Ita ... More
Date: Time Period: 1946 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20610
Description: Mr. Vilensky and Ms. Verano describe the changes that have occurred in terms of the ethnicity and nationality in Woodside. There are few Jewish and Irish residents, while the number of residents who a ... More
Date: Time Period: 1946 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20642
Description: Mr. Vilensky remarks on how Woodside has changed. There used to be a lot of retail stores in the area. He notes that now there are mostly restaurants, grocery stores, and chain stores.
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: 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: 1924-1995
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:28999
Description: The biggest change Austin noticed in the community over time, was the increase in diversity. He says this is what “built America”. Mr. Armistead was the pastor for Community United Methodist Church in ... More
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