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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
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: 1980 - 2015
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:34064
Description: Erna Hernandez is a Filipina American who was raised in Queens, and has lived there all her life. She was raised in Woodside until 1984 or 1985, and she speaks about what the neighborhood around 70th ... More
Date: Time Period: 1980 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18787
Description: Frank Arcabascio talks about attaining his own salon in the 1990s during a bad recession. He discusses his opinions of 30th Avenue, its relationship with Manhattan, and how the scene has changed in te ... More
Date: Time Period: 1980 - 2011
Subject: Neighborhoods
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18704
Description: Melissa Rivera discusses the things she remembers about Astoria, such as the houses, stores, and people.
Date: Time Period: 1980 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18720
Description: Natalia Paruz discusses what led her to play the saw and move to Astoria, as well as how she fell in love with both the instrument and the neighborhood. She also talks about the Saw Festival, which sh ... More
Date: Time Period: 1980 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18695
Description: Natalia Paruz was born in Israel and traveled a lot when she was young with her concert pianist mother and scientist father. She talks about how she came to play the musical saw, and her "quest for th ... More
Date: Time Period: 1980 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18736
Description: Panayiotis Menikou, owner of EuroMarket in Astoria, talks about how he came to own the store and the countries from which his store's products come.
Date: Time Period: 1980 - 2010
Subject: Neighborhoods
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:24497
Description: Ms. Anthoula Lelekidis talks about how she moved seven times in her life, all in Astoria. She goes on to describe Astoria Park which she calls the 'Central Park' of Astoria.
Date: Time Period: 1980s-2000s
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:25251
Description: George discusses his observations about the population changes in Queens over the past 20 years. For example, he notes that Springfield Gardens (Jamaica) used to be a predominantly African American ne ... More
Date: Time Period: ca. 1980
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:34055
Description: Aida remembers the community being really close in Woodside. Friends and neighbors were like family. She would go to Cunningham Park a lot. Aida moved out Woodside for safety reasons.
Date: Time Period: 1980's
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:34059
Description: Erna recalls growing up as a child in New York City. She mentions memories of playing tag outside, opening the fire hydrants, playing pretend, biking and just a lot of running around. In the winter th ... More
Date: Time Period: 1980's
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:34062
Description: Erna Hernandez Barenio talks about some of the crime and grittiness in 1980's Queens. She recalls getting mugged with her parents, and seeing someone after they got hit by a train on Roosevelt Ave.