We look forward to receiving your questions and media interest at info@savewashingtonstreet.org

We offer tours of “Little Syria”, Washington Street, and the relevant buildings to local, national, and international media.

The preservation situation in Downtown Manhattan is still in crisis, and it is important that awareness of what we could be losing is spread, in order both to spur creative solutions and to improve broad education about history.

English-language television

1. CBS News: “Little Syria” segment starts at 17:00

2. “Preserving New York’s Little Syria” – BBC, February 7, 2012

3. “The Big Apple’s Little Syria” – Al-Jazeera English, February 12, 2012


1. Little Syria (Now Tiny Syria) Finds New Advocates – New York Times, January 2, 2012

2. Activists Fight City to Save Last Two Buildings in ‘Little Syria’ – New York Post, June 24, 2012

3. In Lower Manhattan, Memories of ‘Little Syria’ – Wall Street Journal, March 25, 2013

4. In New York’s Little Syria, a fight to preserve the past – The National (UAE), September 21, 2013

5. An Arab For Ground Zero – Wall Street Journal, May 24, 2011


1. “Saving New York’s Little Syria”- PRI’s The World, January 19, 2012

2. “Trying To Preserve What’s Left Of Manhattan’s Little Syria” – NPR Morning Edition (Joel Rose), April 8, 2013

3. “Little Syria” – RAI Radio3Mondo, Martedì 27 agosto, 2013 (Azzurra Meringolo)


1. Little Syria, NYC – ARAMCO World, November/December 2012

2. The Campaign to Save New York’s Little Syria” – Al-Monitor, February 2013

3. Arab history erased in New York and Beirut – Latitude News

4. “Little Syria” – Paris Review, September 2013

Arabic-Language Media

1. Al-Arabiya satellite network program, September 2011 (Talal al-Haj) [Subtitle available on Youtube]

2. Al-Jazeera Program with Abderrahim Foukara on “Little Syria” and Ameen Rihani (with Todd Fine and May Rihani), March 2013

3. Al-Hurra Program on “Little Syria”, August 2012

4. Al Jazeera Article Regarding Save Washington Street