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Authors: Steven Wolfe
Date: 2016
Type: Essay manuscript
Identifier: aql:33830
Description: Steven Wolf describes growing up on 46th Street in sunnyside. He writes about his friends and some of the people who lived in the neighborhood.
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Authors: Steven Wolfe
Date: 2016
Type: Essay manuscript
Identifier: aql:33683
Description: Steven Wolf describes four movie theaters in Sunnyside in the 1950's; he gives their locations, describes them physically, writes what types of films each showed, and talks about movies he saw and inc ... More
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Authors: Steve Kessler
Date: 2016
Type: Essay manuscript
Identifier: aql:33597
Description: Steve Kessler writes about his childhood in Sunnyside Queens in the 1950's; he names shops, list street games the kids played, and writes about a few incidents that happened.
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Authors: Steven Wolfe
Date: 2016
Type: Essay manuscript
Identifier: aql:33686
Description: Steven Wolfe writes about the local shops in Sunnyside in the 1950's. He describes the candy store Bonowitz's, the bar Davey Jones Locker, Rogan's grocery, the A&P, Herman Hacker the butcher, hardware ... More
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Date: Time Period: 2009-2009
Subject: Neighborhoods
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18168
Description: John Millus, or as he introduces himself "The Mayor of Skillman Avenue" has lived in Sunnyside since the mid-nineties. A self-proclaimed community watchdog/helper/networker in his mid-sixties, John is ... More
Date: Time Period: 2009
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18295
Description: Gabriela Bararata works as a hostess at a Greek Diner. She is from Cuba and started living in Sunnyside three years ago. She is very proud of her neighborhood. One morning, she was reading New York Ma ... More
Date: Time Period: 2009
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18184
Description: Gabriela Bararata works as a hostess at a Greek Diner. She is from Cuba and started living in Sunnyside three years ago. She is very proud of her neighborhood. One morning, she was reading New York Ma ... More
Date: Time Period: 2009
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18334
Description: Isabel's doctoral thesis combines her two main interests, traveling and low-income housing. She recently spent three months in Bogotá, Colombia, interviewing key stakeholders of low-income housing, i ... More
Date: Time Period: 2009
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18293
Description: "Leaving the neighborhood was a measure of success and it was really difficult for me to accept that I had to come back."� Isabel Cuervo has lived in Sunnyside since she was six, but had to travel hal ... More
Date: Time Period: 1972 - 2015
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:34371
Description: Linda is a long-term resident of Queens New York living in Astoria. In this Interview, she discusses coming to New York to start a new life with new people and her daughter. Her friends, family, and r ... More
Date: Time Period: 1962 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20638
Description: Ms. Blunnie moved to Sunnyside in 1962. She lived in Midtown Manhattan, and got married to a man from the Bronx. Her husband didn't want to live in Manhattan and they couldn't find an apartment there, ... More
Date: Time Period: 1962 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20514
Description: Ms. Blunnie says housing in Sunnyside is still the same as it used to be, but many of the buildings are now co-ops. She says it's good to preserve the atmosphere of Sunnyside. Sunnyside was like a lit ... More
Date: Time Period: 1962 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20577
Description: Elizabeth "Betty" Blunnie was born in Manhattan and moved with her husband to Sunnyside in 1962. She is a member of the Sunnyside Community Services Center for Active Adults. In this interview Betty d ... More
Date: Time Period: 1950s
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18171
Description: Leonore Lanzillotti was an actress and singer, and she remembers many of Sunnyside's famous (and infamous) residents. She reminisces about community dances in the parks, and the farms that still exist ... More
Date: Time Period: 1920 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20570
Description: Looking forward to her 95th birthday in August, 2011, Gertrude McDonald shares some memories from a lifetime of activity in Sunnyside, Queens. She moved as a little girl in 1923 to one of the first la ... More
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