“The Fascinating World of the North Bronx”

This interview is about my father’s life as he talks about growing up in New York city.

“So I threw myself down on the floor”

My grandfather talks about his life in New York. From crazy taxi drivers to black ice. He also talks about his life with his daughters in New York, and the worst turbulence he has ever experienced. He also talks about...

Beth McKinnon and Lauren Ann Holmes discuss Willie Lynch Crook’s life and the legacy he left on his family and country.

I’m this interview on November 23, 2018, my grandmother Beth McKinnon and I are discussing the legacy of her father Willie Lynch Crook, also known as Papa. Papa was one of the most patriotic, honest men to walk God’s green...

Zach Newman – Interview with Dan Newman

My father, Dan Newman, speaks about his memories of growing up in New York City during the tumultuous late 1970’s, the Reagan presidency, and the end of the Cold War.

Steve Sparr interview #3

Steve has made his way back to New York with his new partner, Dolores. They set up shop and decide to get married. Two girls follow and the rest is history!

Andrea Cleveland & Monica Harwell

“Nobody wanted to work with me.” In 1991, Monica Harwell became the first woman to climb electric utility poles for ConEdison in New York. As a line constructor, her job was to install power lines dozens of feet in the...

Tia Smallwood & Christine Smallwood

“He said to me, ‘I will make sure every day is a living hell for you.'” Tia Smallwood faced many obstacles when she began her career as a business woman in the 1970s. Now a mother of two, Tia tells...