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Research on Life in NYC 1930s - 1990s

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Posted by JackCastronovo on Friday, September 22nd 2017:

Hello all,

I grew up in NYC in the 1970s, and now all these years laters Im doing some CUNY-attached sociological research on life in the boroughs between the 1930s and the end of the 20th century. As we all know, the city has changed a lot since the start of the gentrification era of the 1990s, and Im interested in interviewing people who grew up in a time when we still had neighborhoods instead of luxury high-rises. Wed like to hear the stories about your family and where it came from, about the games you used to play and what school was like. In fact, wed like to hear about everything from the grandeur of the local movie house to the restaurants you went to on dates. And should you choose, the interview will be archived in a CUNY digital database so that future generations can learn about and understand what NYC life was really like during our time.

Interviews take approximately hour, and as noted, they are purely for academic and sociological research. To learn more about this opportunity to leave your record for future researchers and historians, please contact me at The only requirement we have for participation is that you must have lived somewhere within the five boroughs between the ages of 2 and 15, so its perfectly fine if you lived in one borough for a few years and then moved somewhere else in the city.

Thanks for reading, and please pass this on to anyone you believe may be interested in telling their story. I look forward to talking to everyone about the good old days of New York.

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