image of Coogan's interior in Washington Heights

Coogan’s is a beloved pub and restaurant in Washington Heights popular with the running community. (Source: Yelp)

NYC sees lowest number of traffic deaths in 100 years (Metro) — In 2017, traffic deaths in New York dropped 32 percent, despite a 13 percent increase nationwide.

Foreclosures are up citywide, reaching the highest level since 2009 (PropertyShark) — Across the city, there were 3,306 foreclosed homes in 2017, up 58 percent over last year.

New petition calls for reversal of the Met’s decision to charge admission to out-of-state visitors (Curbed) — In the face of declining revenue, the museum announced the new policy last week. It’s facing a substantial backlash.

Residents of Trump Place seek to change building name (The New York Times) — The reference to POTUS has got to go, these condo owners claim.

In the last two weeks, heat and hot water related complaints soared to 22,000 (New York Daily News) — Amid freezing temperatures, renters faced severe issues, especially at NYCHA-owned housing projects.

More than 5,000 pieces of luggage are still stuck at JFK (NY Post) — Days after a water main broke, causing major flooding and the evacuation of Terminal 4, the airport is still trying to sort out the chaos.

Update, Jan. 16: Coogan’s, a neighborhood landmark and beloved pub in Washington Heights, has been saved from closure after an outpouring of community support (CBS New York) — The beloved restaurant’s landlord, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, was planning to raise the rent by about $40,000 per month, but a deal was worked out to save the place.

New York City’s first dog café will open in the East Village this month (Untapped Cities) — Boris & Horton, a dog-friendly cafe, will open on Avenue A. this month. Woof!

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