Locations discussed: Long Island City, Queens, NY | Long Island City (New York, N.Y.)

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Date: Time Period: 2019
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:34036
Description: Orestes thinks there is both good and bad things about the potential Amazon HQ in Long Island City. It would be good for the value of the property he owns, but it would also stress the local infrascru ... More
Date: Time Period: 2019
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:34037
Description: Orestes Gonzalez talks about what Queens needs for the future, policies to keep it diverse, and improving the MTA.
Date: Time Period: 2000 - 2019
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:34041
Description: Orestes Gonzalez talks about his photography exhibit of portraits of artist living in Long Island City.
Date: Time Period: 1991 - 2010
Subject: Hip-hop
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22111
Description: Mr. Cheeks talks about the influences that changed hip hop and compares contemporary hip-hop to the hip-hop he grew up creating. He claims that nowadays young rappers are interested in gangster rap. H ... More
Date: Time Period: 1990's
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:34039
Description: Orestes Gonzalez talks about buying and fixing up a boarded up house in Long Island City in 1991. The neighborhood had lots of "old timer" Italian and Irish, and there were the Queensbridge projects, ... More
Date: Time Period: 1990's
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:34038
Description: Long Island City was an industrial area in the 1990's and quiet on the weekends. Queens did not have much to do, Murray Park was desolate. He would often go to Greenpoint Brooklyn where there wa more ... More
Date: Time Period: 1950's - 2019
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:34035
Description: Orestes Gonzalez was born in Cuba and migrated to the US in 1961. He predominantly lived in Miami, Texas and New York. An architect, he started buying up properties in Long Island City in 1991 and wou ... More
Date: Time Period: 1950s
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22068
Description: Denny discusses his experience growing up a community of Holocaust survivors and refugees who came to the United States to escape the Nazis. Many members of his local community had lost family members ... More
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