Betty Blunnie, Full Interview
Collection: Queens Memory Project Collection at Queens College Libraries' Department of Special Collections and Archives: Betty Blunnie
Description: Elizabeth "Betty" Blunnie was born in Manhattan and moved with her husband to Sunnyside in 1962. She is a member of the Sunnyside Community Services Center for Active Adults. In this interview Betty describes her first home near the Sunnyside Gardens Park and recalls community members and buildings that once inhabited the neighborhood. Some subjects covered include the Sunnyside Gardens Arena where boxing bouts were held, parties at the private Sunnyside Gardens Park, movie theaters in the neighborhood, and prominent community members such as Joe Sabba and Lou Lodati.
Moving, Household; Motion picture theaters; Universities and colleges; Neighborhoods; Real estate development; Boxing matches; Rummage sales; Community activists; Senior centers; LaGuardia Community College
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