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New York Arab American Population

U.S. Census Estimated Arab American Population: 149,729
Source: 2005-2009 American Community Survey Rolling 5-Year Average – U.S. Census Bureau

New York Demographic Sheet 


Key Election Resources

Primary Elections

Voter Registration Deadline for the Primary Election: May 30, 2014
Primary Election: June 24, 2014

General Elections

Voter Registration Deadline for the General Election: October 10, 2014
General Election: November 4, 2014

Click here to find out your voter registration status and where to vote.
Download an absentee ballot application here.
Learn how to use New York's new voting machines.
For more information, please visit the New York State Election Website.

State Party Information


New York Democratic Party
Stephanie Miner, State Co-Chair
Keith Wright, State Co-Chair

118a Fulton Street, Box #410
New York, NY 10038
Phone: (212) 725-8825
Fax: (212) 725-8867

Twitter: @NYDems

New York Republican Party
Edward F. Cox, Chairman

315 State Street
Albany, NY 12210
Phone: (518) 462-2601

Twitter: @NewYorkGOP


Honoring a Fallen Hero’s Sacrifice: New York to Co-Name Street “Salman Hamdani Way”

April 21, 2014 — Blog

Honoring a Fallen Hero’s Sacrifice: New York to Co-Name Street “Salman Hamdani Way”

Many in our community know the story of 23-year-old NYPD cadet and 9/11 first responder, Mohamed Salman Hamdani, who lost his life at the World Trade Center. To this day, Hamdani, a first generation American Muslim from Pakistan, is still not listed at the 9/11 memorial as a first responder even though he made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of his city and fellow citizens. Now, after four years, Salman Hamdani is finally getting recognized for his bravery and sacrifice. Next Monday, in Bayside, Queens, a part of 204th street in Hamdani’s old neighborhood will be dedicated to his memory and co-named “Salman Hamdani Way.” Read More »

Federal Judge Rules NYPD Surveillance of Muslims Legal

February 21, 2014 — Blog

Federal Judge Rules NYPD Surveillance of Muslims Legal

In a 10-page opinion filed yesterday in federal court in Newark, New Jersey, U.S. District Judge William Martini dismissed a lawsuit filed by eight Muslims in 2012 charging that the NYPD’s surveillance on the basis of religion was unconstitutional. Judge Martini denied the plaintiffs’ claims of religious profiling and said “The more likely explanation for the surveillance was to locate budding terrorist conspiracies.” Read More »

Arab Americans Get Ready for November 2013 Elections

November 04, 2013 — Blog

Arab Americans Get Ready for November 2013 Elections

This week presents an important opportunity for the Arab American community to have a significant impact on local elections. In many states, high concentrations of Arab Americans can have increased influence on local races, and that should encourage community members to believe they can make a difference in their districts, cities, and states. Below is a list of voting information for tomorrow’s elections in Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Read More »

Organizations to Know*


Palestinian American Congress
Khalil Gibran Education Fund, Inc.
The Salaam Club - New York
Arab American Family Support Center
Arab American Association of New York
Network of Arab American Professionals - New York
Save Washington Street
Arab Women Active in the Arts and Media
Radius of Arab American Writers, Inc.
ACCESS of Western New York
American Mideast Leadership Network
The Arab Muse
Tunisian Cultural and Information Center
Egyptian American Community Foundation
Arab American Council
Near East Foundation

*Please contact Emily Manna if you would like your organization listed.