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Words from Walsh | Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen

Peter Walsh - Coogans - Washington Heights - Manhattan Times

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 with a smile or a joke, Walsh seems the type it would hard to have a beef with.

“You could disagree with me on everything, but I’d still love to talk with you,” he remarked.

That’s why many in the neighborhood were surprised to learn that Walsh was involved in an altercation outside of Coogan’s on July 23, after he was attacked by a homeless man who demanded money.

The man was living at the Fort Washington Men’s Shelter, located in the nearby Armory.

Walsh said he’s witnessed increasingly aggressive behavior from shelter residents, who frequently ask for money from pedestrians and businesses alike.

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Uptown Talk: The Translators Podcast – Kareem Savinon

The Translators Podcast

In this episode, the Translators (Mike Diaz, Jaime Fernandez) talk to actor Kareem Savinon about his start, working on the show Girls and work ethics and drive you need to make it in this career.

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Monday Mood Music: Charlie Cruz – Songs From The Archives 2

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Tracing 350 Years of Harlem’s Ever-Shifting Boundaries | Curbed NY

by Keith Williams

Some neighborhood names appear to be jokes. Some have stuck around for centuries, despite changing connotations. Some shift with the winds of gentrification. Welcome to Blurred Lines, in which writer Keith Williams studies New York City’s changing neighborhood boundaries.

1868 map illustrating the 1776 Battle of Harlem Heights

[1868 map illustrating the 1776 Battle of Harlem Heights via Wikimedia Commons.]

Ask a handful New Yorkers to define the southern boundary of Harlem and you’ll likely get a few different responses. The most popular, in my unscientific experience, is 96th Street east of Central Park and 110th Street elsewhere. A few old-timers will claim it used to dive down to 96th Street on the West Side, and other people contend that the presence of Columbia University disqualifies Morningside Heights from consideration. In recent years, development east of Central Park and north of 96th Street has caused some to question whether that area should now be considered part of the Upper East Side. I’ve never heard anyone, however, claim that the Harlem of today matches its original boundaries; when it was officially chartered in 1660, its southern border stretched from today’s 129th Street on the Hudson to 74th Street on the East River.

The first homestead in the area we know as Harlem was established in 1639. Called Zedendaal, “Blessed Valley,” it was staked by settler Jochem Pietersen Kuyter, and ran along the Harlem River from present day 127th Street to 140th Street. The native Manhattan and Lenape tribes that lived in the area would attack from time to time, and the settlers would retreat back to the safety of walled-off New Amsterdam in lower Manhattan. For a couple decades, it was rough going, with multiple wars being waged between settlers and natives, and the land was largely abandoned for a period, but by the late 1650s, the Dutch were once again keen to expand Nieuw Netherland. Peter Stuyvesant was now leading the colony, and he formally established Nieuw Haarlem, the miniature empire’s second settlement in 1658.

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