Historical Background


Thanos Import Market on North Salina has been in business for over 90 years.

Understanding how similar immigrant communities have adjusted and established themselves in Syracuse is vital to seeing how the refugee community can be helped with their transition to a new country.

The Northside neighborhood has historically been home to people from many different nations. One of the first groups, the Italians, first came to Syracuse in the late 18th century. The timeline below shows a brief overview of the history of Italian immigration in Syracuse.


Columbus Bakery has been open for over 115 years in the Northside.


Italian Immigration in Syracuse Timeline

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