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Date: Time Period: 2011.0
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18765
Description: Elizabet Flores' party store, La Bomboniera Marylu, has a lot of suppliers to deliver to her many different customers, such as Greek Orthodox and Ecuadorian people. She describes her favorite product ... More
Date: Time Period: 2011.0
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18665
Description: Isabel Jennings was born in Puerto Rico and brought up in Astoria. She had been living in Atlanta, Georgia, but moved back to New York recently to be near her daughter who had just had a son. She live ... More
Date: Time Period: 2011
Subject: Neighborhoods
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:33985
Description: Keri loves Astoria, the people, the shops and everything else
Date: Time Period: 2011.0
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18706
Description: Md. Kamruzzaman, originally from Bangladesh, lived for a while on the Northern Mariana Islands in the Pacific before coming to New York in November 2010. He now works as a taxi driver. He talks about ... More
Date: Time Period: 2011.0
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18776
Description: Mustafa Eid and Sabah Guessar, managers of a Trade Fair Supermarket, discuss the safety and diversity of the neighborhood, which they feel has united everyone in the community. Their store mirrors tha ... More
Date: Time Period: 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:26272
Description: Bob Trabold discusses the civic organization he has recently formed, the Hillcrest/Jamaica Hills Neighborhood Improvement Association. He has a long history in social activism and believes in the impo ... More
Date: Time Period: 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:26273
Description: Bob Trabold lives again in his childhood home in Jamaica after a 30-year absence. His memories of the neighborhood are enriched by his early bike deliveries for his father's butcher shop. His neighbor ... More
Date: Time Period: 2010 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18756
Description: Md. Kamruzzaman, originally from Bangladesh, lived for a while on the Northern Mariana Islands in the Pacific before coming to New York in November 2010. He now works as a taxi driver. He talks about ... More
Date: Time Period: 2010.0
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20641
Description: Laura Paccione voices her frustration with the increasing number of shops in Flushing that do not display any signage in English. She feels this practice makes the neighborhood less welcoming and disc ... More
Date: Time Period: 2009-2009
Subject: Neighborhoods
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18168
Description: John Millus, or as he introduces himself "The Mayor of Skillman Avenue" has lived in Sunnyside since the mid-nineties. A self-proclaimed community watchdog/helper/networker in his mid-sixties, John is ... More
Date: Time Period: 2009
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18295
Description: Gabriela Bararata works as a hostess at a Greek Diner. She is from Cuba and started living in Sunnyside three years ago. She is very proud of her neighborhood. One morning, she was reading New York Ma ... More
Date: Time Period: 2009
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18184
Description: Gabriela Bararata works as a hostess at a Greek Diner. She is from Cuba and started living in Sunnyside three years ago. She is very proud of her neighborhood. One morning, she was reading New York Ma ... More
Date: Time Period: 2009
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18334
Description: Isabel's doctoral thesis combines her two main interests, traveling and low-income housing. She recently spent three months in Bogotá, Colombia, interviewing key stakeholders of low-income housing, i ... More
Date: Time Period: 2009
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:18293
Description: "Leaving the neighborhood was a measure of success and it was really difficult for me to accept that I had to come back."� Isabel Cuervo has lived in Sunnyside since she was six, but had to travel hal ... More
Date: Time Period: 2006 - 2011
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:33987
Description: Keri talks bout living in Spanish Harlem and why she moved to Astoria