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Date: Time Period: 2018-2019
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:33871
Description: Tanzina really like the food at Sagar Chinese in Jamaica, Queens. She especicially loves the chicken lolipops.
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: 2014
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20953
Description: Flowers discusses demographics, areas of interest, and her hope for the neighborhood's future prosperity. Flowers' notices new restaurants are opening in the area including Pa-Nash and G's both on 243 ... More
Date: Time Period: 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:26272
Description: Bob Trabold discusses the civic organization he has recently formed, the Hillcrest/Jamaica Hills Neighborhood Improvement Association. He has a long history in social activism and believes in the impo ... More
Date: Time Period: 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:26273
Description: Bob Trabold lives again in his childhood home in Jamaica after a 30-year absence. His memories of the neighborhood are enriched by his early bike deliveries for his father's butcher shop. His neighbor ... More
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: 1995 - 2015
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:24784
Description: Keith Perrin talks about the places he's lived in the past couple of years. He had moved upstate to a beautiful house to be at peace, but it was too far from his workplace to travel every day. He live ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2015
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:24773
Description: One of the four founders of the FUBU clothing company, Keith Perrin grew up in Queens Village in the 1970s and 80s. As a teenager, he lived through the crack epidemic that swept through New York City, ... More
Authors: Bob Trabold
Date: 1950-2011
Type: digital image
Identifier: aql:16124
Description: Collection of poems by Bob Trabold inspired by his experiences living in Jamaica, Queens. To hear Mr. Trabold read "Empty Store" aloud (from page 5), see related record, "Bob Trabold Reads 'Empty Stor ... More
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Date: Time Period: 1941 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20652
Description: Nettie Stewart moved with her parents from South Carolina in 1941 to Jamaica, Queens where her father worked as a minister for the African Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1951, Nettie and her husband m ... More
Date: Time Period: 1940-2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:26276
Description: Robert (Bob) Trabold is a highly educated activist who has returned to his childhood home in Jamaica after a 30-year absence. His memories of the neighborhood are enriched by his early bike deliveries ... More
Date: Time Period: 1940-1955
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:26275
Description: Bob Trabold recalls the greater amount of open space in the Jamaica of his childhood. He especially enjoyed sleigh riding on the golf course that later became St. John's University.
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