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.
Madonna’s first U.S. tour dates since 2008 will include a stop at Yankee Stadium, it was announced today. The star, most recently seen at Lucas Oil Stadium doing her best Roman-goddess routine, is hitting the road to promote her upcoming album MDNA. She’ll be at Yankee Stadium on September 6, with additional tour dates Read More
My parents moved to Brooklyn in 1955 when I was almost two years old, and by the time I was four, the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants had played their last home games in the five boroughs. Until Casey Stengel and the Mets arrived in 1962, the only baseball team in town was the Read More
On the rainy evening of the fourth of May, a small group of people showed up at 17 Murray, a bar in Tribeca decorated with Frank Sinatra’s mugshot and one of those talking Rodney Dangerfield statues one might find in an Archie McPhee catalog, to celebrate the life and recent Read More
First, a little bit of business! You can now find a page of nothing but Wood War on the Observer web site! Bookmark this special Wood War Page link.
New York Post: The first great big summer blockbuster is here! And though this morning is a little springy for it, Lou Lumenick was getting Read More
Daily News: We’ve been counseling the Daily News not to fear overdoing the Craigslist Killer piece this week, but we fear the paper has proven us wrong. Today’s front page promises “EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS” and offers one of them: the accused murderer caught in a candid in a sort of party fist-pump in front of some Read More
New York Post: It’s always a nice idea to give fans a double-truck cover—that is, to use the front and back cover of the newspaper as a single image that can be pulled off the paper and tacked into that fabricky divider next to your desk at work. We don’t think too many Yankees fans Read More
The Yankees and Mets have received approval for $342 million in tax-free bonds for their new stadiums.
The board of the city-run Industrial Development Agency voted 11-1-1 in favor of the $259 million in tax-exempt bonds for the Yankees and 13-0 for the Mets’ $83 million, according to an IDA spokesman.
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With two days until the city is slated to approve a fresh batch of more than $500 million in tax-free bonds to finish the Yankees and Mets’ new stadiums, the city’s Independent Budget Office has released numbers calculating subsidy, adding a bit of clarity to a somewhat murky debate.
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Yankees President Randy Levine and city economic development official Seth Pinsky, apparently not amused by the subpoenas and bad press they’ve received recently, resorted to a relatively aggressive line of defense at a tense hearing this morning on bonds for the new Yankee Stadium, called by Assemblyman Richard Brodsky.
The new Read More