6. Muslims in New York Opens at the Museum of the City of New York
Mel Rosenthal, Halal Food Stand, ca. 2001. Courtesy of the Museum of the City of New York and the photographer
With its finger on the pulse of this city, The Museum of the City of New York, presents a new exhibit this month entitled, Muslim in New York: Highlights from the Photography Collection. The exhibit details the timeline, from the first known Muslim resident arriving in New York in 1660, through the arrival of Muslims by slave trade in the 17th and 18th century, on to World Wars I and II. They are estimated to be 3% of our city’s population today.
The exhibit features 34 images by four photographers who have documented Muslim New Yorkers from the 1940s to the present day, highlighting the rich ethnic, racial, and cultural backgrounds, including Arabs, African-Americans, and a growing Latino Muslim community. The exhibit Muslim in New York: Highlights from the Photography Collection will be on view through July 30, 2017 at the Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street.