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Guide to the Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations oral history collection 2011.019

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Amy Collado, 2013 November 11

Biographical note

Amy Collado was born to a Dominican American mother in New York City and raised in the East New York neighborhood of Brooklyn. She worked on Open City Mixtape, a collection of narrative and documentary films about New York City.

Scope and Contents

In the interview, Collado discusses her family; close relationship with her cousin, Adam Collado; relatives' experiences with drug trafficking and addiction in the East New York neighborhood of Brooklyn; maternal grandfather's racial prejudices; and impressions of gentrification in Brooklyn, particularly in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn. Interview conducted by Charis Shafer.

Related Archival Materials note

Oral history with Amy Collado's cousin, Adam Collado, 2011.019.060.

Conditions Governing Access

Access to the interview is available onsite at the Brooklyn Historical Society's Othmer Library. The Brooklyn Historical Society does not have permission to license oral history audio recordings or transcripts to third parties.

Subject Topics

  • Crime -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Dominican Americans -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Drug traffic -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Gentrification -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Interpersonal racism

Subject Places

  • East New York (New York, N.Y.)
  • Williamsburg (New York, N.Y.)