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Date: Time Period: 2018-2019
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:33872
Description: Tanzina moved to Queens from Bangladesh. She doesn't think things are that different in Queens. She thinks that here people spend more time with there families and friends because they are less busy.
Date: Time Period: 2018-2019
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:33874
Description: Tanzina Khan Snigdha moved to Queens, New York from Bangladesh with her family in October 2018. The family all live together in Jamaica, with the exception of her oldest brother, who lives in Minnesot ... More
Date: Time Period: 2017
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:21694
Description: Ysmeria shares the process of becoming a business administrator and an economist. She relays her personal opinion that every person is strong in some subjects and these strengths helps shape a person' ... More
Date: Time Period: 2017
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:21672
Description: Ysmeria Jerez gives us a beautiful reflection about life and its tribulations. She explains that even though life can be difficult, people have to look for alternatives and ways to overcome obstacles. ... More
Date: Time Period: 2016
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20444
Description: Yama talks about raising his kids in the shelter. He discusses how they got special treatment because his kids are cute. He thinks that growing up in the shelter is detrimental for them. He credits th ... More
Date: Time Period: 2011 - 2016
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22116
Description: Jamaica Residence is a non-cooking facility. A lot of the private shelters are regular apartments. You're not allowed to have hot places. Janet Miles and her family have been in the Jamaica Residence ... More
Date: Time Period: 2010 - 2017
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:21670
Description: Ysmeria identifies neither as American or Dominican. She was born in the United States, where she believes she is considered Dominican rather than an American. This is well contrasted to how she would ... More
Date: Time Period: 2005 - 2016
Subject: Poetry
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20446
Description: Yama talks about how despite all the hurdles he has been dealt, he has remained positive. He states that as being the key for his getting to this point in his life. He talks about the good times he ha ... More
Date: Time Period: 2000 - 2016
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20448
Description: Yama talks about his activities and his experiences living in the shelter, including the violence he has seen during his time there.
Date: Time Period: 2000s
Subject: Neighborhoods
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22098
Description: Father Christopher Piasta of Saint Joseph's Church is a resident of South Jamaica, Queens. In this interview, Father Piasta reflects on his life experiences, his childhood, and relays his personal pre ... More
Date: Time Period: 2000s
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20452
Description: Yama talks about how he moved to Queens. He talks about his first couple of years living in the homeless shelter and the environment there.
Date: Time Period: 1999 - 2015
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:24825
Description: In the second part of his interview with Queens Memory, Keith Perrin focuses on the development of FUBU, the clothing company he founded with three of his friends in the early 1990s. He describes how ... More
Date: Time Period: 1997 - 1998
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:24830
Description: FUBU had many clothing contemporaries such as Mecca, Enyce, 1020 Blues, Cross Colours and Russell Simmons' Phat Farm. The founders knew their biggest challenge was to get their clothing in department ... More
Date: Time Period: 1990s
Subject: Hip-hop | Families
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22151
Description: Mr. Cheeks talks about growing up in Queens, listening to wide variety of different music and how he was able to obtain new music. Mr. Cheeks grew up in a single parent family with his mother and with ... More
Date: Time Period: 1990s
Subject: Hip-hop | Rap (Music)
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22112
Description: Mr. Cheeks talks about how he got started into rapping and who influenced him to be a rapper. Mr. Cheeks says that he was taught how to rap by his older cousin and talks about people who he has collab ... More