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Date: Time Period: 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:26272
Description: Bob Trabold discusses the civic organization he has recently formed, the Hillcrest/Jamaica Hills Neighborhood Improvement Association. He has a long history in social activism and believes in the impo ... More
Date: Time Period: after 1988
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20617
Description: Daniel Karatzas describes the Jackson Heights Beautification Group, an organization founded in 1988 of which he is a past president. The group has led efforts to landmark many buildings in the communi ... 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: 1940-2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:26276
Description: Robert (Bob) Trabold is a highly educated activist who has returned to his childhood home in Jamaica after a 30-year absence. His memories of the neighborhood are enriched by his early bike deliveries ... 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
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: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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