Joe Svehlak on 'Manhattan's forgotten Syrian Quarter'

In addition to being a NYC tour guide (and long-time GANYC member!), Joe Svehlak has worked with numerous preservation groups for decades. Among his top focuses, Joe has worked to spotlight the history of the lost "Little Syria" community who lived in the "Lower West Side" of Manhattan that was rebuilt to create the World Trade Center starting in the late 1960s.

In this video for The National News (an organization focusing on The Middle East), the work of Svehlak and others is spotlighted.