Oral History Interview With Melissa Rodriguez

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Title

Oral History Interview With Melissa Rodriguez

Description

Melissa describes doing urban guerrilla film-making in Yonkers and exploring the Boyce Thompson Center before it was restored.

Creator

Yonkers Public Library

Source

Melissa Rodriguez

Hudson River Museum

Publisher

Yonkers Public Library

Date

6/27/2017

Contributor

Melissa Rodriguez

Hudson River Museum

Format

MP3

Identifier

2018.015.024

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Laura Vookles

Interviewee

Melissa Rodriguez

Location

Yonkers Riverfront Library

Original Format

MP3

Duration

23:19

Time Summary

00:44-Neighborhood where Melisa lives.
1:51-Roots with Yonkers.
2:57-Description of neighborhood.
4:30-Reason Melisa's family moved to Yonkers.
5:38-First kiss with neighbor.
8:40-Walking around Central Park Ave.
9:42-Trips to the Waterfront.
12:02-Quietness of of neighborhood compared to NYC.
14:14-Biggest city in Westchester County- Mixture between suburban and urban areas.
15:02-Visiting the Boyce Thompson abandoned building.
16:19-Going to the Gates of Hell.
17:22-Finding artifacts in abandoned buildings.
18:39-Yonkers becoming a hipster city-artists and filming done here.
20:15-Becoming a filmmaker and filming around Yonkers.
21:17-Melisa's production company starting in Yonkers.
22;21-Reality TV and politics documentary.

Files

Collection

Citation

Yonkers Public Library, “Oral History Interview With Melissa Rodriguez,” Yonkers Public Library Archive, accessed April 17, 2021, http://archive.ypl.org/items/show/515.