Locations discussed: Waldheim, Flushing, Queens, NY | Flushing (New York, N.Y.)

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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: 1990 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20515
Description: Chris Shand works the 4pm to midnight shift at the Flushing Hospital where his wife also works as a nurse. He grew up in Richmond Hill, Queens in a middle class neighborhood and later lived in upstate ... More
Date: Time Period: 1980 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20509
Description: Mr. Graziano discusses the lack of public transportation in Waldheim. He also talks about the increase in Korean and Chinese residents in the last wave of immigration. He identifies the housing market ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20590
Description: As a child growing up in Richmond Hill, Mr. Shand came to understand Manhattan and Brooklyn's status as "The City." He discusses the Jamaica Avenue elevated train, which he remembers closing down some ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20479
Description: Chris Shand works the 4pm to midnight shift at the Flushing Hospital where his wife also works as a nurse. He first moved to Flushing in the 1990's and has seen populations and housing costs rise dram ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20572
Description: Chris Shand speaks generally about the ethnic diversity in Queens county and then touches on a difficulty it raises in hospitals. He describes the expensive translations services that hospitals are re ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20596
Description: Chris Shand works the 4pm to midnight shift at Flushing Hospital where his wife also works as a nurse. He grew up in Richmond Hill, Queens in a middle class neighborhood and later lived in upstate New ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20512
Description: Chris Shand works the 4pm to midnight shift at the Flushing Hospital where his wife also works as a nurse. He grew up in Richmond Hill, Queens in a middle class neighborhood and later lived in upstate ... More
Date: Time Period: 1962 - 1980
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20604
Description: Laura Paccione recalls going to Mets baseball games at Shea Stadium with her family in the 1960s and 70s. Bleacher tickets cost around $1, and sometimes were free with milk carton coupons.
Date: Time Period: 1960 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20476
Description: Longtime Flushing resident Laura Paccione describes the array of resources and services offered by the Flushing branch of Queens Library. The library is located on Main Street, across from the former ... More
Date: Time Period: 1960 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20578
Description: Laura Paccione, a 40-year resident of the Waldheim section of Flushing, speaks nostalgically of her early experiences there. She particularly enjoys the trees and fondly recalls large family outings t ... More
Date: Time Period: 1950 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20599
Description: Nilda Tirado and her sister Rosa bought their house in Waldheim in 1972. The had previously lived in an apartment. When they started fixing it up before moving in, her mother fell down the stairs and ... More
Date: Time Period: 1950 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20536
Description: Ms. Tirado has not considered leaving her neighborhood. She likes where she lives with her sister and mother because it is safe, has good transportation, hospitals-particularly New York Hospital, and ... More
Date: Time Period: 1950 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20655
Description: Ms. Tirado works a lot with people at church and hears stories about landlords trying get residents, particularly seniors out of their homes. She helps seniors get into the rent exemption program, so ... More
Date: Time Period: 1950 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20601
Description: Ms. Tirado describes how real estate developers frequently come to take photos of the house, and try to convince them to sell it. After the adjacent house was sold, a developer tried to convince her t ... More