Elizabeth (Liz) Yee

Interviewed By Wun Kuen Ng

Elizabeth (Liz) Yee is the third generation operating the New Kam Hing Coffee Shop. It moved to a new location, just across the street from the old site on 119 Baxter Street. It purports to have the best sponge cake.

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Interview Data

Date of Interview
February 3, 2017
Location of Interview
New Ham King Coffee Shop
Place of birth
New York City, New York
Business owner
Dates in Neighborhood
1994 - present
Birth Year
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About This Collection

Chinatown Legacy Project

This oral history project is part of the NYPL Community Oral History Project. This project will collect oral histories of people who have lived or worked in Chinatown neighborhood and train community members to conduct these interviews.  Current, previous, and longtime residents and those who have worked in the Chinatown neighborhood are invited to share their neighborhood stories, documenting the past and present history of these communities.  Interviews will be available in a preservation archive at The Milstein Division for U.S. History, Local History, and Genealogy, as well as on the New York Public Library website.