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Uptown links: Coogan's in Washington Heights is closing for good, and more

Updated: Nov 23, 2020

Coogan's in Washington Heights is permanently closing

• Beloved Irish bar Coogan's in Washington Heights is closing for good. As the Times reported this week, "Even empty, rent-free, the place was costing more than $20,000 a month." Plus, two of the three owners are in their early 70s. [NY Times]

• Drag artist Marti Cummings, who is running for a spot on the New York City Council representing a big part of Upper Manhattan, appeared in a GMA video advocating for a rent freeze during the coronavirus lockdown. [Good Morning America]

• The 11th annual Harlem Pride, set for this June, has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis. [Harlem Pride]

• Rapper ASAP Ferg helped deliver free meals from Melba's to Harlem Hospital this week. [PIX11]

• The release date for the movie version of Lin-Manuel Miranda's "In the Heights" has been pushed back from June 26, 2020 to June 18, 2021. [The Hollywood Reporter]

• Harlem's Lenox Coffee is one of the many New York coffee shops still open for a to-go cup of joe. [NY Times]

• Longtime Harlemites like Dapper Dan share their favorite spots in the neighborhood. [CN Traveler]

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