Little Syria, NY 1880-1940: An Immigrant Community's Life

On view at the Municipal Archives Visitor Center May 26 to September 16, 2016.  

Before the construction of the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel and the World Trade Center, Manhattan’s lower west side was home to one of the largest and earliest communities of Arab Americans in the nation. Little Syria, NY: An Immigrant Community’s Life and Legacy tells the story of this neighborhood from its beginnings in the late 1800s to its legacy in Brooklyn and beyond.

Little Syria, NY was researched, developed and produced by the Arab American National Museum and made possible with major support provided by the Ford Foundation and the Arab American Community Center of New York.

A contemporary exhibit of Michael Appleton's documentary photographs Taking Refuge: Syria to NYC will also be on display.