Coogan’s, the community center of northern Manhattan
Born and raised in New York City, Peter Walsh has been singing and writing his entire life – poetry, theater and music. He owns Coogan’s Restaurant in Washington Heights with “the greatest partners in the world” David Hunt and Tess McDade. With a love of running as well, and having run two marathons himself, Peter Walsh was the founder of the Coogan’s Salsa, Blues and Shamrocks 5k run – which for 15 years has been raising funds for the children running at the Armory. Former president of the Washington Heights and Inwood Chamber of Commerce, Peter is on several Boards and, along with his partners, has made Coogan’s the community center of Northern Manhattan. Married to Suzanne Clifton Walsh, founder of Creative Arts at the Convent of the Sacred Heart in Manhattan, they are the parents of Conor, Alice and Dana. Recently, Peter Walsh and guitarist Eric Warren released “Macomb’s Dam Bridge,” a collection of original music which is now on
over 30,000 juke boxes.