Laurie Greenwald, Clip 2: Parkway Village, 1960-2012
Collection: Queens Memory Project Collection at Queens College Libraries' Department of Special Collections and Archives: Laurie Greenwald
Description: Ms. Greenwald moved to Parkway Village in the early 1960's when she was five years old. The development was originally build as housing for workers at the United Nations when it was located at Lake Success. People from all over the world have always lived in Parkway Village, at first due to the United Nations and later as it became home to new immigrants of diverse backgrounds. In the early years of its existence, the only people of color who were allowed to live in Parkway Village were employees at the United Nations. African Americans only began to move into the neighborhood in the late 1970's. Ms. Greenwald describes the area as a safe place to raise children.
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