Post Tagged with: "Little Syria"

Example of stained glass design by Sara Ouhaddou (Courtesy of Washington St. Historical Society)

Little Syria’s Writers to be Memorialized

Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Middle Eastern January 30, 2017 at 3:38 pm

Plans for a public art commemoration of the writers of Little Syria in lower Manhattan were approved on Jan. 25.

A 1916 map, from promotional materials for the show, indicated (in yellow) the boundaries of”Little Syria.” (Image via Tribeca Trib)

A View of ‘Little Syria’

Immigration, Manhattan, Middle Eastern July 11, 2016 at 1:05 pm

Tribeca Trib reports on a new exhibit depicting Little Syria, a community long gone from Lower Manhattan.

At a Syrian restaurant in New York, circa 1910-1915. (Photo via the Bain Collection/Library of Congress)

A Push to Save Manhattan’s ‘Little Syria’

History, Manhattan, Middle Eastern January 4, 2016 at 6:00 pm

A group of preservationists is asking the city to landmark two buildings on the west side of Lower Manhattan that they say are what remain of “Little Syria,” reports Downtown Express.

The Edmond J. Safra Synagogue located at 11 East 63rd Street. (Photo via Feet in 2 Worlds)

Syrian Jews Assert Influence in NY and Beyond

Culture, Demographics, Immigration, Middle Eastern, Religion July 17, 2013 at 5:38 pm

New York’s growing Syrian Jewish community is making its mark not just on the demographics of the city, but also extending its influence to the Middle East, reports Yael Even Or in an article in Feet in 2 Worlds.

Dr. Robert Madey poses next to a photo of his father at the "Little Syria" exhibit. (Photo by Terese Loeb Kreuzer via Downtown Express)

Before WTC, There was ‘Little Syria’

Culture, History, Immigration, In the News May 15, 2013 at 9:38 pm

A downtown exhibit recalls the culture and history of the “Little Syria” neighborhood that made up a section of lower Manhattan at the turn of the 20th century before the construction of the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel and the WTC, reports Downtown Express.