The Lower West Side of Manhattan used to be home to the biggest population of Arab immigrants in the US. In the early 20th century, streets were full of people speaking Arabic, with street vendors selling ka’ak, storefront baklawa displays. This was New York’s “Little Syria.” Today though, it’s all gone.
In this episode of “Kerning Cultures,” America’s first Arab neighborhood and the final attempts to save it.
This episode was produced by Hager Eldaas, with editorial support from Tamara Rasamny, Dana Ballout, Zeina Dowidar, Alex Atack and Nadeen Shaker; fact-checking by Dina Salem and Zeina Dowidar; and sound design and mixing by Mohamed Khreizat. “Kerning Cultures” is a Kerning Cultures Network production.
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