“Fuddruckers”
A wonderfully told story of a small New York landmark. Very sad
Rent is only part of the problem for restaurants, as this piece points out. "A restaurant must pay its monthly leases on kitchen equipment and insurance. Even empty, rent-free, the place was costing more than $20,000 a month. "
“It never felt like going to work for me. It felt like going home.” via
This is so sad. Coogan's was such a part of the lifeblood of this neighborhood. A unique blend of its pre-gentrification Dominican and Irish roots. Also a hotspot for local politics and track. Awful.
Coogan’s Is Closing. This Is the New York That We’re Losing.
Great piece, by Jim Dwyer, on the closing of a restaurant that was an institution. ‘Coogan’s Is Closing. This Is the New York That We’re Losing.
"No scale exists that can weigh the loss of a business against the loss of a single life, much less tens of thousands. "That does not mean we cannot hear in Coogan’s passing one loud tick of a clock, the approach of changed ways of life."
Coogan’s Is Closing. This Is the New York That We’re Losing. #COVID19
"It never felt like going to work for me. It always felt like going home." Another NYC institution gone for good. I don't even want to begin to imagine what this city will look like when we start emerging. 💔
This Is the New York That We’re Losing to Coronavirus - The New York Times