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Date: Time Period: 2016
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20052
Description: Maureen Powell talks about her family and her life growing up in Ridgewood. She mentions her family's professions and describes her childhood.
Authors: Steve Kessler
Date: 2016
Type: Essay manuscript
Identifier: aql:33597
Description: Steve Kessler writes about his childhood in Sunnyside Queens in the 1950's; he names shops, list street games the kids played, and writes about a few incidents that happened.
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Authors: Steven Wolfe
Date: 2016
Type: Essay manuscript
Identifier: aql:33686
Description: Steven Wolfe writes about the local shops in Sunnyside in the 1950's. He describes the candy store Bonowitz's, the bar Davey Jones Locker, Rogan's grocery, the A&P, Herman Hacker the butcher, hardware ... More
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Date: Time Period: 2016
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20061
Description: Wing Pong talks about hanging out with friends before there was no internet so they played games and sometimes created games to play. He also talks about sitting on the stoops.
Date: Time Period: 2015
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20081
Description: Daniel James talks about the good and bad aspects of hipsters moving into Ridgewood when he was young.
Date: Time Period: 2015
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:33835
Description: Jonathan Doucette describes his time living in East Harlem, and how its neighborhoods are distinguished by locally-owned businesses.
Date: Time Period: 2014-2018
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:27552
Description: Heidi Woolever discusses neighborhood activities in Edgemere. She notes that there is no central place for gathering. Heidi also talks about the beach and that parts of it are closed off to protect th ... More
Date: Time Period: 2014
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20953
Description: Flowers discusses demographics, areas of interest, and her hope for the neighborhood's future prosperity. Flowers' notices new restaurants are opening in the area including Pa-Nash and G's both on 243 ... More
Date: Time Period: 2012 - 2014
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:21092
Description: Ekta Kaur currently resides in a house in Richmond Hill. She lives with her in laws and her husband. There is a large Sikh community in Richmond Hill. There are a lot of people that speak Punjabi and ... More
Date: Time Period: 2012.0
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20615
Description: Daniel Karatzas summarizes the attractions of living in Jackson Heights, highlighting the quality of its buildings, its landmarked historic district, good public transportation, and ethnic and economi ... More
Date: Time Period: 2012.0
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20589
Description: George Rushfield, a longtime inhabitant of Kew Gardens Hills, makes it clear which sports teams a Flushing resident must root for.
Date: Time Period: 2012
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:23179
Description: Zuzanna Tyszka describes what she is most proud of about her borough, and explains her belief that "real New Yorkers" are from Queens (or maybe Brooklyn).
Date: Time Period: 2011.0
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18710
Description: Father and son, Abdel and Ahmed Farghaly, often go to different bakeries or shops for breakfast together on Sundays in their Astoria neighborhood. Abdel discusses how the neighborhood has greatly impr ... More
Date: Time Period: 2011.0
Subject: Neighborhoods
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18770
Description: The group recounts a shooting that took place over the course of a few days at Astoria Houses, as well as a physical fight between two girls that they passed on the street. To them, these incidents we ... More
Date: Time Period: 2011.0
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18784
Description: Benny Banker talks about the ups and downs of being a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service and how he maintains a positive outlook on the job. He also discusses the changes he has seen ... More