Posts Tagged ‘Peter Walsh’

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 […]


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 […]

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