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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: 2005 - 2016
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:21701
Description: Miguel describes Woodside as a very quiet place where he can walk freely, feel safe, and not be worried about life. He opines that Woodside is developing and improving. Recorded in Spanish. / Miguel e ... More
Date: Time Period: 2003 - 2015
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19536
Description: Thara Madathody describes the appearance and people of Jackson Heights where she owns a home. She especially likes Roosevelt Avenue because it is a public transportation hub and close to both airports ... More
Date: Time Period: 2000s
Subject: Neighborhoods
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22117
Description: Luna Ranjit discusses the different communities in Jackson Heights such as the Nepali, Tibetan, and Bengali communities. She also talks about how different restaurants determine the communities that l ... More
Date: Time Period: 1990-2017
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:26213
Description: Gary talks about how Jackson Heights has changed over the years he has lived in the neighborhood. He says the neighborhood has gotten more homogenous. Little shops have been replaced by Starbucks and ... More
Date: Time Period: 1990 - 2010
Subject: Neighborhoods
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22152
Description: Maria Marcela Garcia or "Marcela," for short, is a twenty six year old resident of Jackson Heights. Her conversation offers an intimate account of her neighborhood. She points at what makes places in ... More
Date: Time Period: after 1988
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20617
Description: Daniel Karatzas describes the Jackson Heights Beautification Group, an organization founded in 1988 of which he is a past president. The group has led efforts to landmark many buildings in the communi ... More
Date: Time Period: 1985 - 2012
Subject: Neighborhoods
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22146
Description: Maria speaks why she feels at ease visiting the different stores and restaurants in Jackson Heights. She goes in depth into describing the foot traffic in these areas and she describes in detail why s ... More
Date: Time Period: 1985 - 2012
Subject: Neighborhoods
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22106
Description: Maria explains and examines her relationship with her neighbors. She goes onto examine the varieties of ethnicity and nationalities that make up Jackson Heights and what they have in common. Recorded ... More
Date: Time Period: 1985 - 2012
Subject: Neighborhoods
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22129
Description: Maria respond to the question: "What do you mostly value about Jackson Heights and what would you miss more if you would have to move to another place?" She explains that the main thing she would miss ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970-2015
Subject: Neighborhoods | Children
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:33796
Description: Christine talks about her family history in Jackson Heights. She discusses how kids used to play everywhere, all the time, in the neighborhood.
Date: Time Period: 1960 - 2015
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19365
Description: Teri Graham talks about her childhood home in Jackson Heights, as well as the businesses she remembers frequenting with friends and family. She shares memories of celebrating holidays, such as egg hun ... More
Date: Time Period: 1960s
Subject: Neighborhoods
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22092
Description: Mr. Ivan Lafayette discusses the turning point in Jackson Heights during the 1960's when Jackson Heights buildings weren't kept clean and bad things were happening there such as drug deals.
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: 1930 - 1997
Subject: Neighborhoods | Families
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22143
Description: Mr. Ivan Lafayette grew up in East Flatbush, Brooklyn with his parents and his sister. He served in the Army from 1952 to 1954 and then moved to Jackson Heights with his wife in 1956. Mr. Ivan has thr ... More