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Guide to the Columbus Avenue and the Upper West Side Oral History Project Interviews
2019 February-October
 OH 2

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Creator: Columbus Avenue District Management Association (New York, N.Y.)
Creator - ivr: Vural, Leyla
Title: Columbus Avenue and the Upper West Side Oral History Project interviews
Dates [inclusive]: 2019 February-October
Abstract: The Columbus Avenue and the Upper West Side Oral History Project documents the ways that Columbus Avenue (particularly from West 70th Street to West 94th Street) changed in the 50-year period beginning in the late 1960s. The collection consists of interviews with individuals such as property owners who moved to the area in the 1960s and began renovating buildings on Columbus Avenue and the adjoining side streets in the early 1970s; current and former small-business owners; long-time residential tenants; and former City Council member Ronnie Eldridge, who represented the Upper West Side from 1989 to 2001. Interviewees discuss changes in the retail landscape, housing stock, and socio-economics of the neighborhood with reinvestment in the area. All interviews were conducted by Leyla Vural, an oral historian, geographer, and long-time resident of the Upper West Side.
Quantity: 19 Gigabytes , 220 digital files, including 14 WAV files that total approximately 19 hours in duration.
Quantity: 0.417 Linear feet in 1 document box. Includes original external hard drive.
Language: The documents in the collection are in English.
Call Phrase: OH 2