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Date: October 3, 1975
Type: black and white print; digital image
Identifier: aql:33386
Description: A woman buys octopus at the Main Street Food Store, which sells a wide variety of seafood.
Date: Time Period: 1994-2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:16074
Description: Ashini describes going shopping at American chain stores for some clothes and going to Flushing, Jackson Heights, or even Canada for her Indian-style clothes. Her mother sometimes sews for her. She de ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20562
Description: Geeta and Hansa describe how the Flushing has changed since they moved to Queens. There are many more Asian and South Asian residents. There used to be more Indian grocery stores on Main Street where ... 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: 1940s
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20048
Description: George Miller talks about how his people shopped for food six days a week in the days before modern home refrigerators.
Date: Time Period: 1940s
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:16150
Description: Gladys Weaver (nee Simpkins) describes the stores on New York Boulevard (now Guy Brewer Blvd), the main street in Jamaica, Queens in the 1940s. Bread, fish, produce and milk were all delivered by truc ... More
Date: Time Period: 1900 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20600
Description: Mr. Hourahan relates that in 1970, his wife's cousins used to go to a Japanese store on Main Street to buy rice. Most of the other stores were boarded up, and the area was empty at night. Past Rooseve ... More
Date: Time Period: 1900 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20603
Description: Richard Hourahan, collections manager of the Queens Historical Society, speaks from Kingsland Manor, the 18th century home of influential Flushing residents, the King family. Hourahan speaks about the ... More
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