Posts Tagged ‘Coogan’s’

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 […]


Irish Echo: 2012 Irish Small Biz 50 Nominee – Peter Walsh of Coogan’s

Irish Echo: 2012 Irish Small Biz 50 Nominee - Peter Walsh of Coogan's

Name: Peter Walsh Name of business: Coogan’s. Website: http://coogans.com/ Location: Washington Heights, Manhattan. Peter Walsh is at the helm of a legendary New York watering hole which is also celebrated as a symbol of the renaissance of Washington Heights: Coogan’s. “There was a huge crime rate up here in 1985 when we opened, but it […]


Coogan’s Run 2012 In Pictures

Coogan's Run 2012 In Pictures

Photography by Wallace Flores


Coogan’s celebrates 26 years as the heart and soul of Washington Heights | NY Daily News

Coogan’s celebrates 26 years as the heart and soul of Washington Heights | NY Daily News

BY Heidi Evans Peter Walsh remembers the bad old days in Washington Heights, when he and his partner Dave Hunt would pull drug dealers out of Coogan’s restaurant bathroom and knock them to the curb. “There was a huge crime rate up here in 1985 when we opened, but it was a place where Dominican […]


Coogan’s Run 2011 As Seen By Briana E. Heard

Photography by Briana E. Heard


Coogan’s 13th Annual Salsa, Blues & Shamrocks 5K Run this Sunday

Coogan’s 13th Annual Salsa, Blues & Shamrocks 5K Run this Sunday

More than 2500 runners of all ages including world class competitors along with local celebrities will participate in the race. A collage of over 20 different musical groups including gospel, bagpipes, meringue, klezmer, salsa and brass bands – will serenade the runners along the route. Hundreds of kids’ running their hearts out all receive their […]


CLINT & COOGAN'S: WHATS THE CONNECTION?

BY: DeJesus Only connection I can confirm is that in 1968 world renown actor, Clint Eastwood, starred in a film known as, COOGAN’s BLUFF. The plot of this film is as follows: There’s a disruption in the activities of Sheriff Walt Coogan (Clint Eastwood) as a crack tracker and ladies’ man when he is ordered […]


IT’S ALL ABOUT THE BENJAMINS BABY!

BY Led Black The New York Times reports that local restaurant and Washington Heights institution, Coogan’s (169th and Broadway), has been the latest victim of the passing of counterfeit money to the tune of 7 fake $100 bills.  Apparently, this past March Southern Rock legends, the Allman Brothers, played an 8-day gig at the United […]

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