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Date: Time Period: 1990s
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:34271
Description: Audrey talks about her earliest memory as a child growing up in Astoria, Queens. She remembers the smell of summer in Astoria and travelling with her family. They would drive over the Triboro Bridge. ... More
Date: Time Period: 1986-2018
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:34269
Description: Audrey Dimola discusses her childhood and adult life as a resident of Astoria. She also discusses her art, the neighborhood and her personal beliefs and outlooks in life and society. This recording to ... More
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: 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: 1947 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20500
Description: Wally Rosenthal remarks that growing up, his neighbors were largely of European descent. He considers the integration of Christian and Jewish families significant in the neighborhood since at the time ... More
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: 1940 - 2010
Subject: Neighborhoods | Families
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22064
Description: Carole Josepowitz spent the majority of her life in Flushing. In this interview, she discusses her early childhood and family members, including her grandparents, parents, and children. She depicts he ... More
Date: Time Period: 1930 - 2011
Subject: Neighborhoods | Families
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22271
Description: Benjamin Haber describes his neighborhood in Middle Village.
Date: Time Period: 1930 - 1997
Subject: Neighborhoods | Families
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22143
Description: Mr. Ivan Lafayette grew up in East Flatbush, Brooklyn with his parents and his sister. He served in the Army from 1952 to 1954 and then moved to Jackson Heights with his wife in 1956. Mr. Ivan has thr ... More
Date: Time Period: 1920 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22279
Description: Benjamin Haber reads his short story entitled, "No Artificial Preservatives, No Artificial Anything," about his community's relationship with a local bakery when he was a boy. He goes on to describe t ... 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: 1800s-2018
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:34352
Description: Mary Abbate's grandparents arrived in New York in the early 19th century, from Italy. Mary grew up in Flushing and has lived in Queens most of her life. In this interview she discusses growing up in Q ... More
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