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    Date: February 17, 1975
    Type: black and white print; digital image
    Identifier: aql:31196
    Description: A sign hanging on the balconies advertises apartments available to rent in the Village Mall at Hillcrest Apartments.
    Date: Time Period: 1950 - 2010
    Type: Oral history
    Identifier: aql:20655
    Description: Ms. Tirado works a lot with people at church and hears stories about landlords trying get residents, particularly seniors out of their homes. She helps seniors get into the rent exemption program, so ... More
    Date: Time Period: 2000s
    Type: Oral history
    Identifier: aql:18773
    Description: According to Rahim, the police have statistics that show Astoria is much better now. As Muslims have moved into the neighborhood, there has been less burglary and it's become safer. He's not sure if h ... More
    Date: Time Period: 2016
    Type: Oral history
    Identifier: aql:20134
    Description: Robert Mestrandrea talks about how most of the stores he used to visit on Myrtle Avenue in the past are all closed down, due to a high increase in rent.
    Date: Time Period: 2000s
    Type: Oral history
    Identifier: aql:18763
    Description: Ten years ago when Abdul Said moved to Astoria, everything was for rent, but now it's hard to find a place. When he was living in Brooklyn, he thought that noone wanted to live in Queens, but Astoria ... More
    Date: Time Period: 1990 - 2010
    Type: Oral history
    Identifier: aql:24496
    Description: Ms. Anthoula Lelekidis comments how rising rent and living costs have pushed out former Astoria ethnic enclaves. She comments that new immigrant groups have replaced the old groups that have since lef ... More
    Date: 1964-1965
    Type: buttons (information artifacts)
    Identifier: aql:2435
    Description: White button with text "We Try Harder" in red text on the front. On the back is the Avis Rent a Car logo. Souvenir from the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair.
    Date: March 24, 1955
    Type: black and white print; digital image
    Identifier: aql:30924
    Description: After three people died in a fire at a similar building nearby, Nassau-Suffolk Rent Administrator Thomas Heffren surveys a wooden staircase, the only exit for families living on the second floor of 33 ... More
    Authors: Anders Goldfarb
    Date: August 19, 2001
    Subject: Dwellings
    Type: Black and white photographs
    Identifier: aql:28492
    Description: Apartment building at 5-53 48th Avenue. A stiorefront on the first floor corner is for rent.
    Date: February 17, 1975
    Type: black and white print; digital image
    Identifier: aql:31138
    Description: A sign advertising available rental apartments hangs in the window of the street entrance to the Village Mall at Hillcrest Apartments.
    Authors: Shi, Yuan
    Date: 2013-2016
    Language: Mandarin Chinese
    Type: Oral History
    Identifier: aql:24463
    Description: Date Recorded: July 15, 2016
    Date: Time Period: 2009 - 2016
    Type: Oral history
    Identifier: aql:22160
    Description: Janet Miles and her family were living in the Bronx and they had a really bad landlord. They entered the shelter system in 2009. Back then you were moved around shelter to shelter so they were in a co ... More
    Date: Time Period: 1990 - 2010
    Type: Oral history
    Identifier: aql:24495
    Description: Ms. Anthoula Lelekidis compares Astoria of present day to the Astoria of the past. She talks about how there has been a noticeable increase in rent. She also comments to the effects of real estate in ... 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: 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