Seymour Schwartz interviewed by Anna Lacson | Neighborhoods

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Date: Time Period: 1953 - 2015
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22059
Description: As president of the Briarwood Community Association, Sey Schwartz is determined to give Briarwood its own identity. His efforts recently culminated in the renaming of the local subway station from “Br ... More
Date: Time Period: 1953 - 2015
Subject: Neighborhoods
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22122
Description: It took Seymour Schwartz 14 years to change the subway station name to “Briarwood.” He approached everyone, from City Council members to the Department of Transportation to the State Senate. “Briarwoo ... More
Date: Time Period: 1953 - 2015
Subject: Neighborhoods
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22136
Description: What makes Briarwood unique from other Queens neighborhoods is that it is now very much a mix of multi-story dwellings and private homes. With changes in zoning regulations, private homes were bought ... More
Date: Time Period: 1944 - 2015
Subject: Neighborhoods
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22163
Description: Nestled between Kew Gardens and Jamaica, Briarwood is a place unfamiliar to many people. Community leader Seymour Schwartz, a resident since 1953, has dedicated nearly 40 years to gaining public and o ... More
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