"Hamilton" creator celebrates after landmark pub is saved

FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2017 file photo, Lin-Manuel Miranda arrives at the 32nd annual Imagen Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. After word got out earlier this week that Coogan’s, a famed New York City pub, would be closing because of a rent increase, supporters including the “Hamilton” creator rallied to save the local landmark. The New York Times reports more than 15,000 people signed a petition. On Friday, Miranda, Jan. 12, 2018, was among those celebrating at Coogan’s after the owners settled on a new lease with the property owners. Miranda said he’s been visiting the restaurant since he was a boy. Lease terms were not disclosed. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

NEW YORK — A famed New York City pub that has been a part of the Washington Heights neighborhood landscape for decades is not closing after all.

After word got out earlier this week that Coogan's would be closing because of a rent increase, supporters including "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda rallied to save the local landmark. The New York Times reports more than 15,000 people signed a petition.

On Friday, Miranda was among those celebrating at Coogan's after the owners settled on a new lease with the property owners. Miranda said he's been visiting the restaurant since he was a boy. Lease terms were not disclosed.

Miranda even sang "Happy Birthday" to a diner.

Coogan's opened in 1985. Other famous patrons include former Vice President Al Gore, Hillary Clinton and singer Alicia Keys.

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Information from: The New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com

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