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Date: Time Period: 2012.0
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20589
Description: George Rushfield, a longtime inhabitant of Kew Gardens Hills, makes it clear which sports teams a Flushing resident must root for.
Date: Time Period: 2012
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:23179
Description: Zuzanna Tyszka describes what she is most proud of about her borough, and explains her belief that "real New Yorkers" are from Queens (or maybe Brooklyn).
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: 2000-2016
Subject: Neighborhoods
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:24551
Description: Pushpalatha talks about moving to Flushing and her impressions of the neighborhood. She discusses her life in India and her life in Flushing, highlighting the differences. She also mentions adjustment ... More
Date: Time Period: 2000-2016
Subject: Neighborhoods
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:33713
Description: Pushpalatha Bhat has been in the New York Queens area for the past 17 years. In this interview, Pushpalatha reflects on her first moments of touching down on U.S. soil, changes that have occurred, mom ... 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: 1994-2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:16070
Description: Ashini describes growing up in the apartment building where her family lived for most of her life. She was close with other children growing up on the same floor and often played with them out in the ... More
Date: Time Period: 1994-2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:16067
Description: Ashini discusses the positive developments she has witnessed in Flushing over time including the expansion of the Ganesh Temple and changes to local businesses.
Date: Time Period: 1994-2010
Subject: Neighborhoods
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:16071
Description: Ashini talks about traveling through the city on her own, to school and various places like taking the subway to the orthodontist. She describes the community as being safe. She tells one incident of ... More
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: 1970 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20507
Description: Dr. Uma Mysorekar slowly phased out her successful OB/GYN practice to take on increasing responsibility at the Ganesh Temple in Flushing, Queens, the largest Hindu temple in the United States (by numb ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20473
Description: Dr. Uma Mysorekar discusses the number of employees working and living at the Ganesh Temple, and the benefits they receive. She describes their properties in the Flushing area that encompass the templ ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20493
Description: Since Chinese and Koreans residents have moved to the neighborhood, Hansa has felt safer where she lives. Geeta says her neighborhood is quiet. She greets her neighbors and knows them by name and face ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20634
Description: Geeta Sharma and Hansa Muni are friends who came across the street from the Hindu Society's senior center after their meeting to speak with Natalie Milbrodt in the basement of the Ganesh Temple where ... More