Related Issues: Tavern On The Green

LeRoys lost Tavern deal, despite highest bid
NYHTC, June 27, 2010 - According to Annie Karni in the New York Post, financial documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Law show that the LeRoy family, who had operated Tavern on the Green since 1974, submitted the highest proposed fee payment to the city as part of its bid to operate the famed restaurant for the next 20-year contractual term. [more...]

Tavern staff hold out hope for jobs
Wall Street Journal, May 24, 2010 - For six months, the restaurant's 400 former employees - and their wages and pensions, among other issues - were the subject of negotiations between their union and the restaurateur who won the license to operate Tavern. Last week, those talks broke down, casting into doubt not only the Central Park institution's future as a restaurant but also an employer. [more...]

Union remains a key factor in Tavern on the Green’s future
New York Times, May 23, 2010 - As the New York Times reports, the New York Hotel Trades Council continues to be an important factor at Tavern on the Green as prominent restaurateurs announce their interest in operating the restaurant. [more...]

Tavern draws interest of two more operators
Wall Street Journal, May 20, 2010 - Two more restaurateurs, Alan Stillman and Seth Greenberg, have each expressed interest in Tavern on the Green. [more...]

Tavern on the brink
New York Post, May 20, 2010 - Central Park's once-lavish Tavern on the Green restaurant will become a visitors center and snack bar -- possibly permanently -- because the new operator selected by the city couldn't come to terms with the food workers union, Mayor Bloomberg said last night. [more...]

Tavern on Green back on block
Wall Street Journal, May 20, 2010 - Tavern on the Green is back in the market for a new operator after labor negotiations collapsed Thursday, leaving the landmark property's future as a restaurant in doubt. [more...]

City to seek a new operator for Tavern on the Green
New York Times, May 19, 2010 - Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has envisioned an unexpected, decidedly humble but likely temporary destiny for the shuttered, bankrupt, once-glittering Tavern on the Green restaurant: a Central Park snack bar, center for visitors and a retail facility. The mayor's announcement followed the collapse on Thursday of six months of negotiations between the restaurateur who was expected to become Tavern's operator, and the labor union that represents its 400 former employees. [more...]

Dean Poll and the unions
New York Observer, May 10, 2010 - 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. [more...]

Tavern talks resume
New York Times, May 10, 2010 - Can Tavern on the Green be resurrected in our lifetime? Tuesday, for the second day, the designated new operator of the landmark restaurant in Central Park, Dean J. Poll, conducted negotiations with the Hotel and Motel Trades Council, which represents some 400 employees who have been looking for work since the restaurant shuttered early on Jan. 1. [more...]

Bankruptcy trustee to distribute Tavern’s assets
NYHTC, March 8, 2010 - In a step intended to expedite the Tavern on the Green bankruptcy proceeding, the bankruptcy court judge announced he will appoint a trustee to distribute the restaurant's limited assets. [more...]

Last items from Tavern sold at two-day public sale
NYHTC, January 31, 2010 - Left over items from the Tavern on the Green auction were available for purchase at a public sale at the restaurant January 29 and 30, 2010. [more...]

Tavern’s debts in vicinity of $15 million
NYHTC, January 23, 2010 - Tavern on the Green's debtors, secured and unsecured, are owed a total of approximately $15 million. [more...]

Tavern auction raises $3.5 million
NYHTC, January 20, 2010 - The three-day auction of Tavern on the Green's artwork, chandeliers, and other wares raised $3.5 million for the restaurant, a start at paying off its many creditors. [more...]

Bankruptcy judge settles Tavern ownership disputes in favor of LeRoys
NYHTC, January 13, 2010 - The day before the beginning of the auction marking the end of the LeRoys' operation of Tavern on the Green, the federal judge handling the bankruptcy proceeding cleared additional Tavern articles for sale. [more...]

High turnout at Tavern auction
NYHTC, January 13, 2010 - The first day of the three-day auction of Tavern on the Green's artwork, statues, chandeliers, and numerous other items was marked by high turnout, as evidenced by long lines at the bidders' sign-up tables. [more...]

Tavern on the Green makes final donation to City Harvest
NYHTC, January 13, 2010 - Tavern on the Green donated its final food shipment to City Harvest, a food rescue organization in New York City. [more...]

Auction of Tavern on the Green items creates buzz
NYHTC, January 13, 2010 - Tavern on the Green artwork, statues, chandeliers, and other items are showing themselves to be the subject of enormous pre-auction interest on the internet and elsewhere. [more...]

Judicial decision on ownership of disputed Tavern assets nears
NYHTC, January 11, 2010 - The U.S. bankruptcy judge presiding over the Tavern on the Green bankruptcy case said he would rule on the ownership of a number of disputed items prior to the start of the three-day auction, which is to begin January 12, at 1pm. [more...]

Curtains for New York’s crucible of kitsch
The Independent, January 7, 2010 - If the Land of Oz were to have a restaurant, it used to be said, the Tavern on the Green would be it. [more...]

Baccarat crystal, nostalgia fill Tavern on the Green’s auction, January 6, 2010 - Mirrors and Christmas ornaments reflected the light of Tiffany-glass chandeliers as Frank Sinatra filled the air at Tavern on the Green yesterday. [more...]

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