CityLore: Tales of Growing Up in Flushing

Here’s a short three-part account of growing up during the first wave of immigration in the People’s Republic of Flushing. Playwright Alvin Eng talks about the neighborhood from the late 50s onward through the ’65 Immigrant Act. Try to ignore the weird and out of place zither music.

Instead of the little red book we now pray for the Mets. It’s the same kind of uphill revolution.

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