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Date: Time Period: 2019
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:34036
Description: Orestes thinks there is both good and bad things about the potential Amazon HQ in Long Island City. It would be good for the value of the property he owns, but it would also stress the local infrascru ... More
Date: Time Period: 1990's
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:34039
Description: Orestes Gonzalez talks about buying and fixing up a boarded up house in Long Island City in 1991. The neighborhood had lots of "old timer" Italian and Irish, and there were the Queensbridge projects, ... 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: 1950's - 2019
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:34035
Description: Orestes Gonzalez was born in Cuba and migrated to the US in 1961. He predominantly lived in Miami, Texas and New York. An architect, he started buying up properties in Long Island City in 1991 and wou ... More
Date: Time Period: 1950 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20646
Description: Ms. Tirado enjoyed going to the 1964 World's Fair and took numerous friends and family members who visited her. She fondly describes using her annual pass, going to the World of Tomorrow and eating in ... 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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