Does anybody want to run Tavern on the Green anymore?
Once the most profitable (if also mocked) restaurant on the planet, Tavern on the Green cannot seem to get any love anymore. Not even Donald Trump wants anything to do with it, nor do most of the two dozen restaurateurs who first checked in on the space. According to Crain’s, there are six firms vying for control of the once-hallowed haunt, none of whom are especially distinguished.
Gettin' High Line
The High Line may be getting its very own Tavern on the Green—call it the Pub under the Tracks.
The Parks Department has left a bad taste in the city’s mouth—and its coffers.
Yesterday, Comptroller John Liu announced that Parks lost the city $8.8 million by poorly managing concessions and vendors, according to a new audit from the comptroller’s office.
Up until it closed more than a year ago, Tavern on the Green was one of the hottest restaurants in town. Sure, it was an inside joke for most New Yorkers (see: Requiem for a Dream), but still, up until the end, it was one of the, and often the, top-grossing restaurant in Read More
Word got out yesterday that Tavern on the Green may be on the fast track for a new era of pond-side dinner opulence. The beloved Central Park restaurant has been closed for over a year since union and bankruptcy issues shut the doors in early 2010, but it seems to have found a savior in Read More
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The New York Post‘s Steve Cuozzo, self-appointed defender of New York’s culinary legacy, is spitting mad at Mayor Bloomberg and the Hotel Trades Council’s Peter Ward over the demise of Tavern on the Green, which he says will continue to sit empty because the union’s labor agreement with the city is so onerous it has Read More
Cipriani’s, Trump may be interested in Tavern on the Green. [NYT]
Philippe Petit will teach tightrope walking in Williamsburg this summer. [NYP]
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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
Less than 24 hours after talks between would-be Tavern on the Green operator Dean Poll and the union representing the restaurant’s workers collapsed, the Cipriani company and Donald Trump have already expressed interest in the defunct eatery.
Here’s the typically bombastic Mr. Trump speaking to The New York Times:
“If I could Read More