Later this week, CUNY’s LaGuardia Performing Arts Center will be hosting a packed festival of two days of films related to the Amazigh peoples (frequently called Berber) of Northern Africa. The schedule is …Read More →
This Saturday, May 15, from noon to 2:00pm, the Downtown Alliance is organizing a community event to “plant new flowers and spruce up Elizabeth H. Berger Plaza.” At the Washington Street Historical Society, …Read More →
With Mayor Bill de Blasio appointing Meenakshi Srinivasan as the new Landmarks Preservation Commission Chairperson, there is widespread hope among preservationists and historians that her commission will offer a more transparent, predictable, and publically-responsive …Read More →
On May 1, 2013, the Financial District Committee of Community Board One unanimously advanced the below resolution advocating signage for “Little Syria.” While not all members necessarily voted or were present, the committee includes …Read More →
This morning the Wall Street Journal has a wonderful print and video piece about our campaign to protect the remaining complex of three historic buildings on Washington Street in Little Syria.
This is indeed an …Read More →
On Saturday, December 8, our friends at the Salaam Club of New York City hosted a holiday hafleh (the Arabic equivalent of “party”) to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the internationally-known pediatric …Read More →
During Hurricane Sandy, lower Washington Street was flooded to near waist-high levels. Power is still trickling back, and the basements of most buildings were flooded, leaving some damage.
However, a few of the neighborhood’s …Read More →
In addition to its unanimous passage on June 28, 2011 of a resolution supporting the designation of the Downtown Community House at 105-107 Washington Street, Community Board One of Lower Manhattan also …Read More →
The Syrian World was an English monthly magazine that was published by The Syrian-American Press of 104 Greenwich Street in Little Syria. Salloum Mokarzel, best known as the co founder of the Arabic language daily, …Read More →
Today we published a piece with the Huffington Post website about the preservation situation on Washington Street and about the new report prepared by Kate Reggev. Please “like” it and spread the word …Read More →