Posts Tagged ‘Coogan’s’

Dry cleaner getting forced out by city’s land grab | Manhattan Times

Dry cleaner getting forced out by city’s land grab | Manhattan Times

By Gregg McQueen The owner of an East Harlem dry cleaning facility says he’s being cleaned out by the city in an eminent domain dispute. Damon Bae, who runs Fancy Cleaners at 2319 Third Avenue, said he is in danger of having to close his family business after the city took the property title in […]


Sign The Petition: Let’s Save Galicia Restaurant, too!

Sign The Petition: Let's Save Galicia Restaurant, too!

We did it before Uptown, we can do it again. Another Uptown institution, Galicia Restaurant, may soon close if the landlord cannot be convinced to reconsider the lease terms they are offering to an establishment that has been around for more than 30 years. Please sign the petition below and share widely. A rally to […]


Galicia Gone? | Manhattan Times

Galicia Gone? | Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen and Desiree Johnson After a shutdown of Coogan’s Restaurant was averted, uptown residents are turning their attention to help out another longtime Washington Heights eatery in danger of closure. Galicia Restaurant, located at 4083 Broadway, a few blocks north of Coogan’s, is in danger of closing down due to skyrocketing rent, […]


“Handshake” deal reached to keep Coogan’s open | Manhattan Times

“Handshake” deal reached to keep Coogan’s open | Manhattan Times

It won’t be last call after all. ‎ A handshake agreement has been reached between Coogan’s Restaurant and its landlord, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, to keep the iconic Washington Heights pub open. The deal was reported on social media by Congressman Adriano Espaillat, who had organized a rally for January 14 to help save the restaurant. […]


Amazing Things Have Happened Here: The Shared Mission of a Bar and a Hospital

Amazing Things Have Happened Here: The Shared Mission of a Bar and a Hospital

By Robert Snyder Photos: Cristóbal Vivar | Manhattan Times New York-Presbyterian may be world-renowned as a hospital, research center and medical school, but its neighbors in upper Manhattan know it mostly as a bad landlord. When the hospital hit Coogan’s with a devastating rent hike, it trampled the good work done by its own doctors, […]


Community members, landlord respond to Coogan’s shutdown

Community members, landlord respond to Coogan’s shutdown

By Gregg McQueen After news broke that Coogan’s, an iconic Washington Heights restaurant and pub for more than 30 years, would shut down in May due to a massive rent hike, concerned community members and elected officials have reacted to help save the beloved establishment. Coogan’s owners said on January 9 that they needed to […]


Closing time at Coogan’s | Manhattan Times

Closing time at Coogan’s | Manhattan Times

By Gregg McQueen It’s the very last call. The institution will be closing its doors for good this spring. Coogan’s Restaurant, a popular pub that catered to the diverse community uptown, hosted events and served as a meeting place for local leaders for more than 30 years, will shut down at the end of May. […]


Uptown Tonight: International Women’s Day Run

Uptown Tonight: International Women’s Day Run

The ladies of We Run Uptown Crew (WRUCREW) are hosting a special International Women’s Day Run tonight commencing from Coogan’s (4015 Broadway). Runners from all over the city will meet at 6:30 pm with 7 pm as the start time for the run. Tonight’s run is dedicated to International Women’s Day but will also show […]


Toast of this town | Manhattan Times

Toast of this town | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Gregg McQueen Insane. Peter Walsh clearly remembers the reaction when he told others he planned to open a restaurant and pub in Washington Heights three decades ago. “People told us, ‘You’re crazy for opening a business there,’” Walsh recalled. “Nobody wanted to come up to this neighborhood [then] — it was […]


Words from Walsh | Manhattan Times

Words from Walsh | Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen Anyone who has visited Coogan’s Restaurant in Washington Heights will surely know Peter Walsh. The eatery’s gregarious co-owner can usually be seen bouncing from table to table, greeting customers and engaging in lively chats with Coogan’s diverse assortment of customers, which includes doctors, track athletes, local elected officials, among others. Quick […]


Problems of Housing Mentally Ill People Spill Into the Street | NY Times

Problems of Housing Mentally Ill People Spill Into the Street | NY Times

By JIM DWYER One evening last week, a restaurant owner in Washington Heights and two customers stood chatting on the sidewalk about the changes in the area over the last 25 years. The restaurateur, Peter Walsh, was telling the people, who were coming from a hospital on 168th Street, how much safer the neighborhood had […]


Sam Roberts on Books About the New York Public Library, Washington Heights and the City’s First Black Police Officer | NY Times

Sam Roberts on Books About the New York Public Library, Washington Heights and the City’s First Black Police Officer | NY Times

By SAM ROBERTS Robert Snyder took Washington Heights’s problems personally and professionally. He was born there in 1955, grew up on stories of the old neighborhood and returned in 1989 on a fellowship to study crime reporting. In “Crossing Broadway: Washington Heights and the Promise of New York City” (Cornell University Press), he eloquently traces […]


Crossing Broadway: 7 Questions For Robert W. Snyder

Crossing Broadway: 7 Questions For Robert W. Snyder

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Far too many people still view Washington Heights through the prism of the recent past. Crime, drugs, and rampant lawlessness―all of which scarred the neighborhood in the late ’80s and early ’90s―are the first things that come to mind. In fact, Washington Heights has emerged phoenix-like from the ashes of the […]


Washington Heights Through the Decades | Rutgers Today

Washington Heights Through the Decades | Rutgers Today

By Lawrence Lerner Robert Snyder has a deep connection to Washington Heights, the neighborhood near the northern tip of Manhattan between 155th and 190th. The Rutgers University–Newark historian was born in 1955 and lived there for a year. And though his parents moved the family to the New Jersey suburbs in 1956, Snyder grew up […]


Uptown Tonight: Face Out – Crossing Broadway by Robert W. Snyder @ Word Up Books

Uptown Tonight: Face Out - Crossing Broadway by Robert W. Snyder @ Word Up Books

Crossing Broadway: Washington Heights and the Promise of New York City by Robert W. Snyder, is a book about the civic and social history of Washington Heights from the 1930s to (nearly) the present. In a chapter that begins at the dawn of integration, he examines pivotal moments in the histories of George Washington High […]


Walking the Heights | The New Yorker

Walking the Heights | The New Yorker

By Jon Michaud Washington Heights, the tapering neck of northern Manhattan, takes its name from our first President, who, during his soldiering days, suffered the fate of so many who have resided on that strip of land between the Harlem and Hudson rivers: he was pushed out. In Washington’s case, the spur wasn’t crime or […]


Uptown Video: The Crossing Broadway Panel @ The New School

Uptown Video: The Crossing Broadway Panel @ The New School

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) I had the distinct honor of taking part in the Crossing Broadway panel at the New School earlier this week. The panel was ably moderated by New York Times reporter Michael Powell and included the author of Crossing Broadway, Robert Snyder, as well as Dave Crenshaw, Victoria Neznansky and Calvin Thomas. […]


12/9/14: Crossing Broadway: How community activists rescued their neighborhood from crime

12/9/14: Crossing Broadway: How community activists rescued their neighborhood from crime

Center for New York City Affairs at the New School presents: Crossing Broadway: How community activists rescued their neighborhood from crime Tuesday, December 09, 2014, 8:30 to 10:30 am Theresa Lang Community & Student Center, Arnhold Hall 55 West 13th Street, (between Fifth and Sixth avenues, 2nd Floor) How did New York City emerge from […]


New Book Charts Washington Heights’ Transformation Since Great Depression | DNAinfo

New Book Charts Washington Heights' Transformation Since Great Depression | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — A new book delves into the complex history of Washington Heights and its uncertain future as a stronghold for working and middle-class New Yorkers. “Crossing Broadway: Washington Heights and the Promise of New York City,” by author Robert Snyder, looks into the neighborhood’s transition from being nicknamed “Frankfurt on […]


11/23/14: Crossing Broadway Book Bash @ Coogan’s

11/23/14: Crossing Broadway Book Bash @ Coogan’s

This is a big deal folks. Please make your way to neighborhood institution, Coogan’s, on Sunday, November 23rd to mark the publication of Crossing Broadway: Washington Heights and the Promise of New York City, the engrossing new book by author and historian Robert Snyder. CROSSING BROADWAY tells the story of Washington Heights from the Great […]


Lights on Broadway | Manhattan Times

Lights on Broadway | Manhattan Times

Story and video by Sherry Mazzocchi It all started with a slice of pizza. Julian Kaiser walked out of his favorite pizzeria at 189th Street and Broadway a few years ago and realized that the stores on the street were all owned and occupied by fascinating people. He decided to photograph the street- and them. […]


Thousands of Runners Compete in 15th ‘Shamrocks’ Race | DNAinfo

Thousands of Runners Compete in 15th 'Shamrocks' Race | DNAinfo

By Nigel Chiwaya, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — Thousands of runners descended upon Washington Heights Sunday morning for the 15th annual Coogan’s Salsa, Blues and Shamrocks 5K race. More than 6,000 runners braved the frigid early morning temperatures to participate in the 3.1-mile race, the first since Coogan’s owner and race founder Peter Walsh stepped […]


Coogan’s Salsa, Blues, and Shamrocks 5K Takes Place This Sunday

Coogan's Salsa, Blues, and Shamrocks 5K Takes Place This Sunday

Coogan’s Salsa, Blues, and Shamrocks 5K Sunday, March 3, Adults: 7:30–8:30 a.m. / Kids: 8:45–9:45 a.m. Upper Manhattan’s diverse and picturesque Washington Heights neighborhood provides the backdrop for this 5K race. On a hilly course that circles Fort Tryon Park and the historic Cloisters, runners are serenaded by musical groups playing—you guessed it—salsa, blues, and […]


Coogan’s 5K in Jeopardy as Organizer Steps Aside | NY Times

Coogan’s 5K in Jeopardy as Organizer Steps Aside | NY Times

By KEN BELSON The Coogan’s five-kilometer race, a fixture on the New York road running scene for more than a decade as it evolved into a neighborhood party in Washington Heights, may have run its course. Peter Walsh, who started the run 14 years ago, has decided to step aside, citing personal reasons and rising […]

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