New York 24

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 19

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 14/07/1994

PLACE OF BIRTH: Brooklyn, New York City

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Puerto Rican and Costa Rican

OCCUPATION: tutor

EDUCATION: high school

AREAS OF RESIDENCE OUTSIDE REPRESENTATIVE REGION FOR LONGER THAN SIX MONTHS:

Subject was born and raised in Brooklyn until age 13 but lived in Pasaic County, New Jersey, from ages 13 to 17.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: David Nevell

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 08/03/2014

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TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY):  N/A

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

I, uh, my dad came over when he was 6, from Costa Rica, and my mom was born and raised in Brooklyn. They lived on the same block, and they — my dad saw her, went over to speak to her, and that was that. The rest is history. Um, I don’t have many, actually, I think there’s only one time that I actually got myself into trouble, and I was in elementary school, in Brooklyn, and this boy, he was like, he was a big bully in the school, and he smacked me one day, ‘cause, I got a little attitude, and, um, I didn’t want to, like, I didn’t do anything back, so, I just told my brother and, let’s just say, [laughs] the boy never tried anything after that. So, I mean, yeah, that’s pretty much that. I think I was 8, 8 or 9, one of those. He was only three years older, so, about, 11 or 12, yeah. [laughs]

No, we moved, um, so, my parents met in another part of Brooklyn. Honestly, don’t even know what it’s called. I just know the name of the street, I don’t know the name of the neighborhood but … Cropsey, so, it’s like further in, but, um, we-we lived in Boerum Hill growing up, which is pretty much right by, like, Dumbo, kinda, right by the bridge, so yeah. Well, when I was younger, now it’s a really good neighborhood, but when I was younger it — not at all, it was covered with, um, gang violence; um, the mafia was along those lines too, so, I was never really allowed outside. Yeah, they locked up everybody, and now it’s just, it’s a really nice neighborhood now.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Shawnia Keith (under supervision of David Nevell)

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 02/05/2014

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