Locations discussed: Waldheim, Flushing, Queens, NY | Neighborhoods

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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: 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:20646
Description: Ms. Tirado enjoyed going to the 1964 World's Fair and took numerous friends and family members who visited her. She fondly describes using her annual pass, going to the World of Tomorrow and eating in ... More
Date: Time Period: 1825 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20484
Description: Paul Graziano helped create the Waldheim Neighborhood Association. Some of the initial issues the group wished to address were drug dealing in the area, and the expansion of a large church.
Date: Time Period: 1825 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20582
Description: Paul Graziano, raised $40,000 for his Green Party run and got 80f the vote. He says he would run again if he had the funding. He describes his successes with rezoning efforts and the opposition he fac ... More
Date: Time Period: 1825 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20469
Description: Paul Graziano, is originally from Flushing. He is an urban planning and historic preservation consultant, and an advocate for preservation in four states. Mr. Graziano discusses the history of Flushin ... More
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