NYC Honorary Street Names

Bing, I.

Isaiah “Obie” Bing Way (Manhattan)
Present name:None
Location:Intersection of 169th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue
Honoree: Isaiah Obadiah Bing (1949-2018), in addition to a career as a mechanical engineer for Con Edison, was an active community leader and environmental advocate. He was an expert in Brownfield, subsurface infrastructure and waterfront remediation and was an environmental adviser to elected officials. 'Obie' served as First Vice Chair of CB12, as well as a member of its Land Use Committee and Co-Chair of its Health and Environmental Committee. He testified before the New York State Environmental Conservation Committee about pollution from the North River Sewage Treatment Plant and continued to alert political leadership to environmental health hazards in northern Manhattan throughout his career. He was a co-founder and president of both the Barack Obama Democratic Club and the Uptown Community Democratic Club. He was also a member of the New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia Community Leadership Council; and of Conservancy North, a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that public spaces in northern Manhattan are designed in response to community needs. (Rodriguez)

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