Brooklyn Paper – Beginning Again in Brooklyn

November 13, 2017

Beginning again in Brooklyn: Syrian refugees start anew in Ridge with aid from Downtown do-good group

They got a new lease on a new life.

A Syrian refugee family who made it into the U.S. while President Trump’s travel ban was blocked by the courts is starting a new life in Bay Ridge with the help of a local organization that helps immigrants. The family, which arrived in the Ridge this past spring, is grateful for the chance to live in peace, largely thanks to the city’s first and largest Arabic-speaking social service agency, AAFSC.