Same old story, new setting: Tavern on the Green. Unlikely source of story: Wall Street Journal. The Journal on Tuesday writes about the collateral damage of the failed negotiations between the union and restaurateur Dean Poll to reopen Tavern on the Green.
Turns out it’s not just the city’s image that’s suffering. It’s also all those out-of-work Read More
Restaurateur Dean Poll has officially withdrawn from talks with the labor union representing Tavern on the Green’s 400 workers, forcing the city to search anew for an operator to run one of the country’s most storied—and lucrative—restaurants.
In a statement issued late Thursday, Mr. Poll said, “It is with great regret that we are Read More
When the Parks Department last August chose Central Park Boathouse proprietor Dean Poll to take over Tavern on the Green, the city presented Mr. Poll with a diplomatic challenge: He would have to negotiate with a large, unionized workforce to craft a labor agreement that would allow the business to move forward.
It’s slow going for the supposedly-soon-to-reopen Tavern on the Green. The Post reports that despite Bloomberg’s efforts to move things along, new licensee Dean Poll and union chief Peter Ward remain at an impasse–and that it now looks like the restaurant will remain closed “for a long time to come.”
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The Post’s Steve Cuozzo, in tip-top Cuozzo form Wednesday morning, excoriates the Bloomberg administration for allowing Tavern on the Green to languish in a state of empty decay.
In a column entitled, “Cavern on the green: Shame of famous eatery’s dark decay,” Mr. Cuozzo writes:
Nearly four months since Tavern on the Green went Read More
New York City has prevailed in its battle with the LeRoy family over ownership of the trademarked name of “Tavern on the Green,” according to a report just issued by Bloomberg News:
“Because the undisputed facts show that the city established and continuously maintained a restaurant under the name ‘Tavern on the Green’ at the Read More
It was Feb. 27, 2008, and Kay LeRoy, ex-wife of the late flamboyant restaurateur Warner LeRoy, and their daughter Jennifer were hosting a dinner at Tavern on the Green. The purpose was to rededicate the Pavilion Room in honor of Jennifer’s late brother Max, a room that now included a 167-foot panoramic mural Read More
July has come and (really) gone, and the Parks Department has yet to choose a bidder to run the legendarily profitable Tavern on the Green restaurant in Central Park.
This spring, when the department was giving potential bidders tours of the premises, Parks officials made vague statements about issuing a decision in July. Read More
"I refuse to sell the soul of Oz," a defiant Jennifer Oz LeRoy, the alluring 30-year-old owner of Tavern on the Green, said in an interview with Page Six Magazine.
As The Observer reported last year, Ms. LeRoy is facing a potential bidding war over the iconic Central Park eatery–the second-highest-grossing independently Read More