Wally Rosenthal, Clip 2: Neighborhood diversity
Collection: Queens Memory Project Collection at Queens College Libraries' Department of Special Collections and Archives: Wally Rosenthal
Description: Wally Rosenthal remarks that growing up, his neighbors were largely of European descent. He considers the integration of Christian and Jewish families significant in the neighborhood since at the time, anti-Semitism was more out in the open. In 2011, the neighborhood is a much more international community, which is reflective of Queens as a whole. However, there are still not many African American families. When his parents died 25 years ago, he was living with his family in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. It was a predominantly African American and working-class community. When his brothers wanted him to move into his parents house, he and his wife had initial concerns that it was not diverse enough, but ended up moving there.
Neighborhoods; Neighbors; Moving, Household; Families; Cultural pluralism; Goodman, Andrew, 1943-1964
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