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'Hamilton’s' Lin-Manuel Miranda led fight to save beloved Irish pub in New York

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14.01.2018

Leading the charge was Lin-Manuel Miranda, who drops in all the time, as does his father. So do black men, white men, brown men, comrades all. Hell, they’re so hospitable, they’d even welcome the Trumpster.

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The New York Times writer and twice Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Jim Dwyer, who lives nearby, is the chronicler of all things Coogan’s, each column a jewel. Years back, the owners, Peter Walsh, David Hunt and Tess O’Connor McDade, insisted on keeping the pub open even when the neighborhood changed and times got tough. Then this year they faced eviction because of a $40,000 a month rent rise.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda embraces Rep. Adriano Espaillat at Coogan’s restaurant in Washington Heights. Credit: Jim Dwyer/The New York Times

Lin-Manuel Miranda embraces Rep. Adriano Espaillat at Coogan’s restaurant in Washington Heights. Credit: Jim Dwyer/The New York Times

When Coogan's was set to close,........

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