Photo Courtesy Ken Harris, Jamaica, NY circa 1975

The Queens Memory Project is our record of how we got here, who we are, and what we want from our future.

A History and How-To of Street Naming in Queens

In his talk "A History and How-To of Street Naming in Queens," Queens Historical Society Executive Director, Jason Antos discusses the case of Manny "The Wrong Man" Balestero and the Queens street that was named after him.

Denise Briggs Oral History

Denise Briggs, "DJ Lady Love" talks about Grandmaster Flash and her first experience playing at the club Fantasia located in Queens. She recalls this experience as an event that made her confident in her abilities as DJ.

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Listen to the Queens Memory Podcast

Season Three of the Queens Memory Podcast is coming soon! In this season, “Our Major Minor Voices,” we feature stories from our neighbors of Asian descent in Queens, New York.  New episodes will air each Monday, starting April 11th 2022. Click Here to listen to the trailer for the season, and to hear to new episodes, as they are released. To hear Season One of the Queens Memory Podcast, Memories of Migration, Click Here. Season One features Queens residents who moved from all over the world over the past century to settle in the “World’s Borough”. To hear Season Two of the Queens Memory Podcast, The Borough We Became: Queens Residents on Life during COVID-19, Click Here. Season Two features interviews with Queens residents and highlighted sound and video contributions to our COVID-19 Project as the pandemic unfolded.

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