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Landlord trouble? Call Lin-Manuel Miranda

The beloved Washington Heights restaurant and bar Coogan’s was due to close this spring after a rent hike couldn’t be negotiated down, but then Broadway hit Hamilton’s creator Lin-Manuel Miranda got involved. Coogan’s, originally an Irish bar, has been a mainstay in the neighborhood for 32 years, witnessing Upper Manhattan’s transformation from a place known by outsiders by its crime stats into a gentrifying neighborhood people are starting to flock to. Miranda frequented Coogan’s as […]

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