Oral History Interview With Richard Halevy

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Title

Oral History Interview With Richard Halevy

Description

Richard describes growing up in Yonkers and working for mayor John Spencer.

Creator

Yonkers Public Library

Source

Richard Halevy
Hudson River Museum

Publisher

Yonkers Public Library

Date

11/29/16

Contributor

Richard Halevy
Hudson River Museum

Format

MP3

Identifier

2018.015.016

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Laura Vookles

Interviewee

Richard Halevy

Location

Yonkers Riverfront Library

Duration

35:54

Time Summary

00:52-Working in the financial industry.
1:05-Working on John Spencer's campaign for over a year.
1:30-Being the head of the transition team.
2:22-Involvement in the desegregation crisis.
2:50-Repairing street lights in Yonkers.
3:18-John Spencer's political career.
5:11-Working at Yonkers City Hall.
7:12-Living in northwest Yonkers.
8:26-The Blizzard of 1996.
9:15-Working at the as Director of Public Affairs.
10:43-Meeting his wife in high school.
11:47-His wife working at the Yonkers Public Library and then City Hall.
16:49-Building development in down town Yonkers.
17:28-The building of the Riverfront Library.
20:53-John Spencer winning a 2nd term and involvement in cleaning-up the city.
21:43-Getting involved at the Hudson River Museum and becoming a board member.
23:35-Working at the Hudson River Museum.
27:32-Moving into his parent's home when they moved to North Carolina.
29:00-Living in monastery heights,
30:30-Description of neighborhood where he grew-up.
33:28-His father's career.
33:36-Playing at Lennon Park.

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Citation

Yonkers Public Library, “Oral History Interview With Richard Halevy,” Yonkers Public Library Archive, accessed April 17, 2021, http://archive.ypl.org/items/show/519.