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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: 1990's
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:34038
Description: Long Island City was an industrial area in the 1990's and quiet on the weekends. Queens did not have much to do, Murray Park was desolate. He would often go to Greenpoint Brooklyn where there wa more ... 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 - 2017
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:34005
Description: Patricia spoke about how she is going to cherish the memories she had when she was in the neighborhood. In this neighborhood, the neighbors take care of other neighbors. She also spoke about how the c ... 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: 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: 1987-2018
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:34066
Description: Jacqueline talks about finishing her Masters degree at Hunter College. She and her partner, Carole, moved to an apartment on Lefferts Boulevardd in Kew Gardens. They were there for 10 years. She talks ... More
Date: Time Period: 1987-2018
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:34068
Description: Jacqueline Shore reflects upon growing up and finding her identity and meeting her wife as a young lesbian in New York City. She discusees life in Queens, her experience working for the Department of ... More
Date: Time Period: 1986 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18689
Description: Dr. Demetrios Markouizos describes the differences between treating children and adults. Children get sick easily, but get well faster than adults. The energy of the children make Dr. Markouizos feel ... More
Date: Time Period: 1985 - 2012
Subject: Neighborhoods
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22146
Description: Maria speaks why she feels at ease visiting the different stores and restaurants in Jackson Heights. She goes in depth into describing the foot traffic in these areas and she describes in detail why s ... More
Date: Time Period: 1985 - 2012
Subject: Neighborhoods
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22106
Description: Maria explains and examines her relationship with her neighbors. She goes onto examine the varieties of ethnicity and nationalities that make up Jackson Heights and what they have in common. Recorded ... More
Date: Time Period: 1985 - 2012
Subject: Neighborhoods
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22129
Description: Maria respond to the question: "What do you mostly value about Jackson Heights and what would you miss more if you would have to move to another place?" She explains that the main thing she would miss ... More
Date: Time Period: 1985 - 2012
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:23167
Description: Zuzanna Tyszka was born in Poland but moved to the U.S. at the age of 14, settling with her family in Flushing. She enjoyed growing up and attending school in the bustling, multicultural neighborhood ... More
Date: Time Period: 1985 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18662
Description: Demetrios Markouizos was born in Greece and brought up in Brooklyn. His pediatricians in both places inspired him to become one. He now runs his own practice on 37th Street just off 30th Avenue. He ta ... More
Date: Time Period: 1983-2017
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:25508
Description: Tammara lives in Bronx right now, but she still represents Queens. “Queens has a different culture and has a different style of its own in comparison to the other boroughs. I live in Brooklyn now but ... More