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    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: 1970 - 2011
    Type: Oral history
    Identifier: aql:20473
    Description: Dr. Uma Mysorekar discusses the number of employees working and living at the Ganesh Temple, and the benefits they receive. She describes their properties in the Flushing area that encompass the templ ... More
    Date: Time Period: 1969
    Type: Oral history
    Identifier: aql:19870
    Description: People from the Caribbean started moving into Queens Village, and the neighborhood started to change with different ethnicities. Ralph’s father had a bumper sticker on the back of the car saying “Quee ... 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: 2017
    Type: Oral history
    Identifier: aql:34006
    Description: Patricia spoke about how the houses in the neighborhood is starting to change. Back then, the neighborhood is filled with little houses, now there are starting to become like little castles/mansions.
    Date: Time Period: 2006 - 2011
    Type: Oral history
    Identifier: aql:33987
    Description: Keri talks bout living in Spanish Harlem and why she moved to Astoria
    Date: Time Period: Approx. 1990-2011
    Type: Oral history
    Identifier: aql:33986
    Description: Keri Barker, is originally from Seattle. She is an artist, and works as a fitnessinstructor at Planet Fitness to pay the bills. Her goal is to save enough money to buy acondo in Astoria within 10 year ... 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: 1988 - 2017
    Type: Oral history
    Identifier: aql:34008
    Description: Patricia spoke about how they were able to purchase a house in Whitestone. They were able to get a cheap price since back then, the rent was still affordable. She also talks about how the neighborhood ... More
    Date: Time Period: 1988
    Type: Oral history
    Identifier: aql:34009
    Description: Patricia talks about when she and her first husband bought a house in Whitestone in 1988, and how they had some financial issue afterwards and had to sell it in 1998; she divorced her ex-husband few y ... More
    Date: Time Period: 1964 - 2017
    Type: Oral history
    Identifier: aql:34010
    Description: Patricia Brintle is long-term residents of Jackson Heights and Whitestone. In the interview, she discussed about the times when she lived in Jackson Heights and Whitestone and how everything started t ... 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: 1910 - 1950
    Type: Oral history
    Identifier: aql:20552
    Description: Daniel Karatzas discusses the development of Jackson Heights, which originated as a planned, upper-middle-class community in the second decade of the 20th century. The post-WWII housing boom saw the a ... More
    Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2011
    Type: Oral history
    Identifier: aql:20507
    Description: Dr. Uma Mysorekar slowly phased out her successful OB/GYN practice to take on increasing responsibility at the Ganesh Temple in Flushing, Queens, the largest Hindu temple in the United States (by numb ... More
    Date: Time Period: 1941 - 2011
    Type: Oral history
    Identifier: aql:20652
    Description: Nettie Stewart moved with her parents from South Carolina in 1941 to Jamaica, Queens where her father worked as a minister for the African Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1951, Nettie and her husband m ... More