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Date: Time Period: 1980s
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:24795
Description: Keith Perrin describes the type of role models he saw in his neighborhood. As a youth, he would see them and think of the possible routes he might take in life. He also talks about the start of the cr ... More
Date: Time Period: 1980s
Subject: Hip-hop | Neighborhoods
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19871
Description: Mr. McDaniels talks about his early experiences living in Queens and how the neighborhood affected his later career as a DJ artist.
Date: Time Period: 1978 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18696
Description: Aravella Simotas discusses growing up in Astoria with a Greek background. Her parents always stressed the importance of keeping in touch with their culture and roots and sent their children to Greek s ... More
Date: Time Period: 1978; 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18747
Description: Aravella Simotas is a Greek-American New York State Assembly member for District no. 36, which covers Astoria and part of Long Island City. She describes the area as a "community of immigrants" whose ... More
Date: Time Period: 1978 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18694
Description: Frank DePaola jokes that the street on which his store, Sorriso Salumeria, is located used to be quiet until he got there. The businesses on the street, such as a bakery and liquor store, all support ... More
Authors: Teri Graham
Date: 1977
Subject: Graffiti | Neighborhoods
Type: Digital image
Identifier: aql:19362
Description: Teri Graham took this picture for her high school photography class. She and her friends called it the "Graffiti House", but it was actually a park bathroom in Junction Boulevard Park. It was later to ... More
Date: Time Period: 1974 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18716
Description: Panayiotis Menikou is from Cyprus and is the owner of EuroMarket on 31st Street in Astoria. He describes fleeing the north of Cyprus with his family when he was 14 years old, when the Turkish army inv ... More
Date: Time Period: 1972 - 2015
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:34371
Description: Linda is a long-term resident of Queens New York living in Astoria. In this Interview, she discusses coming to New York to start a new life with new people and her daughter. Her friends, family, and r ... More
Date: Time Period: 1971 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18783
Description: Frank Arcabascio is the Italian-American owner of Redken Saloon Salon on 30th Ave. He talks about his progression from working in his cousins' barbershop sweeping the floor to owning his own salon tha ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970's - 2015
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:34056
Description: In this interview, Aida Hernandez spoke about her life growing up in the Philippines, and about the turmoil and martial law there in the early 1970’s. She talks about her journey from Turkey to New Yo ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970-2015
Subject: Neighborhoods | Children
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:33796
Description: Christine talks about her family history in Jackson Heights. She discusses how kids used to play everywhere, all the time, in the neighborhood.
Date: Time Period: 1970-2015
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18845
Description: Christine McLaughlin discusses living in Jackson Heights. She discusses how the neighborhood has changed.
Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2015
Subject: Neighborhoods | Bullying | FUBU
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:24785
Description: Keith Perrin talks about growing up in Queens Village, dealing with bullies and having to be tough. He was raised mostly by his mother, who taught him how to protect himself.
Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2015
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:24807
Description: Keith Perrin explains how he connected with the other founders of the FUBU clothing line. He met Daymond John and J. Alexander Martin in high school and then met Carlton Brown through Jay. He also tal ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2015
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:24773
Description: One of the four founders of the FUBU clothing company, Keith Perrin grew up in Queens Village in the 1970s and 80s. As a teenager, he lived through the crack epidemic that swept through New York City, ... More