Turkish Cultural Center
On December 6th, Governor Maggie Hassan visited Turkish Cultural Center Headquarters in Manhattan. Governor Hassan met the leaders of the Turkic American Community.
Governor Hassan was introduced Council of Turkic American Associations, its mission and vision as a nonprofit organization with its 45 members throughout the north east region.
Mr. Furkan Kosar, President of CTAA, gave a briefing and informed Governor Hassan, of the recently held and upcoming events of the Turkish Cultural Center. After the briefing session the Governor Hassan toured the cultural center and the offices.
At the conclusion of the visit, Hassan received a piece of art as a gift that had Ottoman monograms painted onto it.
Unfortunately, I've never been there, or the restaurant next to it. It's not my side of town (I'm out west). There was a great North African place called Rose des Sables in the westside which had enchanting, tasteful decor and very good food. Unfortunately it closed down. I have a friend who lives in the 18th and knows all the best places, but don't remember the name of the place I went to last time for a scruptious couscous feast.
The lebanese places on the other hand are mostly on the west side, and I can vouch for a couple of places there.
One really cool middle eastern place in Paris is the cafe on top of the IMA (Institut du Monde Arabe) cultural center, at the eastern edge of the quartier latin