Saturday, March 07, 2015

NYPL Oral History Project: Bridging Our Stories: Obie Bing

BRIDGING OUR STORIES



The New York Public Library's Oral History Project, Bridging Our Stories, kicked off its project with an interview with Washington Heights' very own Obie Bing. Obie spoke about the migration of his parents and grandparents from the south, growing up in Washington Heights where he still lives, and the tremendous impact the neighborhood has made on him. And for you sports fans, Obie is a first cousin of Hall of Fame basketball player Dave Bing (Detroit Pistons, Washington Bullets, and Boston Celtics).


The photograph was taken by me. The calendar was produced by my friends, Steve Simon and Vivian Ducat, to benefit the Riverside Oval Association. This year's calendar includes a photograph of the apartment building that Obie grew up in.


To listen, click on this link which will take you to the interview: 


http://oralhistory.nypl.org/interviews/obie-bing-8jg2qv


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