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Little Syria’s Press From The Past

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During our research to learn as much as we can about Little Syria in this preservation struggle, we have located several English-language articles about the neighborhood from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. These articles highlight the living conditions as well as the business practices that the Arabic speaking population took part in. Most importantly, they demonstrate the wide awareness and interest in the community among Americans and the press.

These articles discuss things ranging from Lebanese and Syrian cuisine to the business practices of Little Syria and Washington Street during the height of its prominence. They are invaluable primary sources that were a blessing to find. These articles are all in PDF format and have been extracted from the Library of Congress database.

The New York Sun, April 23, 1903.

Los Angeles Herald Sunday Morning, January 9, 1898.

“Minitaure Foreign Lands In New York City,” Los Angeles Sunday Herald, April 11, 1909.

“Present Conditions Of Syrian Trade,” New York Daily Tribune, August 15, 1909.

New York Tribune Illustrated Supplement.

“New York’s 6,000 Syrians And Their Colony.”

“A Wedding In Pure Arabic,” The New York Times, October 18, 1897.

“Sights And Characters Of New York’s ‘Little Syria,'” The New York Times, March 29, 1903.

“At Dinner With Members Of The Syrian Colony,” The New York Times, May 1, 1904.

“New York’s Syrian Quarter,” The New York Times, August 20, 1899.

“Street Of The Arabs,” The New York Times, August 11, 1946.

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