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Date: Time Period: ca. 1981
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:34060
Description: Erna Hernandez Barenio' s family frequented a lot of house parties, where people took turns hosting holiday parties. There was also a roller skating rink between 70th and 71st street in Woodside, that ... More
Date: Time Period: ca. 1980
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:34055
Description: Aida remembers the community being really close in Woodside. Friends and neighbors were like family. She would go to Cunningham Park a lot. Aida moved out Woodside for safety reasons.
Date: Time Period: 1980's
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:34059
Description: Erna recalls growing up as a child in New York City. She mentions memories of playing tag outside, opening the fire hydrants, playing pretend, biking and just a lot of running around. In the winter th ... More
Date: Time Period: 1980's
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:34062
Description: Erna Hernandez Barenio talks about some of the crime and grittiness in 1980's Queens. She recalls getting mugged with her parents, and seeing someone after they got hit by a train on Roosevelt Ave.
Date: Time Period: 1956 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20540
Description: Dumitru Radu remembers buying his family's home in Woodside in the 1950s, and contemplates how the community has changed since then. He enjoys using his Spanish-language skills with his neighbors.
Date: Time Period: 1946 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20492
Description: Mr. Vilensky and Mrs. Verano enjoy their neighborhood because they live close to a movie theater, a library, public transportation and a wide variety of restaurants. Ms. Verano has been in Woodside fo ... More
Date: Time Period: 1946 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20519
Description: Mr. Vilensky talks about Woodside in the 1940's. He remembers there used to be 4 Jewish centers and 3 movie houses. The area across from him was mostly forests. The neighborhood was mostly Jewish, Ita ... More
Date: Time Period: 1946 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20610
Description: Mr. Vilensky and Ms. Verano describe the changes that have occurred in terms of the ethnicity and nationality in Woodside. There are few Jewish and Irish residents, while the number of residents who a ... More
Date: Time Period: 1946 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20642
Description: Mr. Vilensky remarks on how Woodside has changed. There used to be a lot of retail stores in the area. He notes that now there are mostly restaurants, grocery stores, and chain stores.
Date: Time Period: 1946 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20581
Description: Jenny Verano came to Queens from Colombia in 1964 and moved to Woodside 43 years ago. Abe Vilensky first moved to Woodside around 1946, subsequently moved to Bayside to raise his kids, and returned to ... More
Date: Time Period: 1939 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20594
Description: Dumitru Radu has lived in Woodside since coming to the United States with his wife and son in the mid-1950s. Born in Romania, Radu spent most of his career as a commercial airline pilot. After living ... More
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