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Date: Time Period: 2012.0
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20615
Description: Daniel Karatzas summarizes the attractions of living in Jackson Heights, highlighting the quality of its buildings, its landmarked historic district, good public transportation, and ethnic and economi ... More
Date: Time Period: 2010.0
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20641
Description: Laura Paccione voices her frustration with the increasing number of shops in Flushing that do not display any signage in English. She feels this practice makes the neighborhood less welcoming and disc ... More
Date: Time Period: 1999 - 2012
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:23171
Description: Zuzanna Tyszka reflects on the cultural changes that have taken place in Flushing during the years she's lived there.
Date: Time Period: 1999 - 2012
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:23170
Description: Recalling her immigration to Flushing from Poland as a teenager, Zuzanna Tyszka describes how she and her family adjusted to their new surroundings.
Date: Time Period: 1985 - 2012
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:23167
Description: Zuzanna Tyszka was born in Poland but moved to the U.S. at the age of 14, settling with her family in Flushing. She enjoyed growing up and attending school in the bustling, multicultural neighborhood ... More
Date: Time Period: 1960 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20578
Description: Laura Paccione, a 40-year resident of the Waldheim section of Flushing, speaks nostalgically of her early experiences there. She particularly enjoys the trees and fondly recalls large family outings t ... More
Date: Time Period: 1959 - 2012
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20626
Description: Daniel Karatzas grew up in Jackson Heights and has been a realtor there since 1986, when he moved back into the neighborhood. He is a member and past president of the Jackson Heights Beautification Gr ... More
Date: Time Period: 1956 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20540
Description: Dumitru Radu remembers buying his family's home in Woodside in the 1950s, and contemplates how the community has changed since then. He enjoys using his Spanish-language skills with his neighbors.
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: 1945 - 1965
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20631
Description: Don Capalbi recalls growing up in a neighborhood dominated by Irish and Italian residents. He believes his experiences with anti-Italian slurs as a young child led him to resist being prejudiced again ... More
Date: Time Period: 1943 - 1970
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20511
Description: Carol Lee Whiting recalls the ethnic makeup of her Flushing neighborhood during her childhood through the 1960s. Racial and ethnic tensions were nonexistent, and families looked out for each other. Sa ... More
Date: Time Period: 1935 - 1954
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20428
Description: Helen Van Dam DiBella grew up in Bayside as one of six siblings. She describes her childhood as "poor but happy", with street games, radio shows and the movies for entertainment. World War II was most ... More
Date: Time Period: 1930 - 1945
Subject: Ethnic relations
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20499
Description: Donald Hirschhorn reflects on the ethnic diversity of the neighborhood where he grew up in Queens Village in the 1930s and 1940s. Chinese, Japanese, German, and Jewish families all got along despite g ... More
Date: Time Period: 1914 - 1945
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20585
Description: Jean Bartelt remembers an incident in her childhood when she was taunted about her German background during World War II. She reflects, however, that her mother had experienced far more virulent anti- ... More
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