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Ottoman New York Walking Tour

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in front of National Museum of the American Indian

1 Bowling Green

New York, NY 10004

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The Ottoman government once had a significant presence in Lower Manhattan, beginning in the late 19th century. Its consulate was near Wall Street at 59 Pearl Street. It established a mosque at 17 Rector Street with a colorful imam named Mehmet Ali. It played a role in the great amounts of trade in goods through the port of New York. And Ottoman subjects of many ethnicities -- Syrians, Palestinians, Greeks, Armenians, and Turks -- lived in the Syrian Quarter, near where the World Trade Center was later built. Even after the creation of the modern state of Turkey, several Turkish political and trade organizations continued to operate in the old district. On this walking tour, historians Işıl Acehan and Todd Fine will bring Ottoman New York back to life through stories of culture, religion, and politics. However, the focus will always be on the actual lives of people, whose stories are often simplified and obscured because of the political focus of our time.

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in front of National Museum of the American Indian

1 Bowling Green

New York, NY 10004

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