The 32 year-old, popular restaurant and bar, Coogan’sin Washington Heights was on the road to closing because of a rent increase. A petition quickly went up to save the beloved establishment, and 15,000 signatures were gathered. Shortly thereafter, Manhattan Times tweeted out the good news! A new lease was agreed upon, and Coogan’s will remain open.
It’s no secret that the New York City Police Department conducted surveillance during the 1960s-70s. Any and every individual or organization that challenged the administration was a focus. The surveillance records collected during that period of time are now on view, in the exhibit, Unlikely Historians: Materials Collected by NYPD Surveillance Teams, 1960-1975.
The New York City Department of Records will hold a final event on April 26th, exploring the history and continued impact of The Young Lords.