Are You a Descendant of New York City’s “Little Syria” Community?
If you, your parents, grandparents, or even great-grandparents once lived in Little Syria on Manhattan's Lower West Side, the Arab American National Museum is interested in connecting with you! As part of their effort to tell the story of the "Life and Legacy" of the neighborhood, the museum is collecting photos and stories about those who lived there, and their descendants.
You can send high resolution (at least 600 dpi) photos of Little Syria residents and descendants to Elizabeth Chilton at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the names of the people in each photo, their connection to Little Syria, and any stories you would like to share about them.
Some of the photos and stories may be added to the museum's Little Syria, NY: An Immigrant Community's Life and Legacy exhibition which opens at Ellis Island on October 1, 2016.