While I'm sitting in a booth at Porter House (10 Columbus Circle, chatting with Michael Lomonaco, a regular comes over and slaps him on the back. They talk for a second about the experience, and then the diner reveals that he's eaten at this restaurant 292 times since it opened -- a fact that a hos ... More >>
A plan to rename the intersection of Rivington and Ludlow Streets "Beastie Boys Square" received another set-back last night when Manhattan's Community Board 3 voted 5-1 against the motion. LeRoy McCarthy, whose idea was inspired by the iconic Paul's Boutique album cover, will now have one last sho ... More >>
Back in August, we told you about LeRoy McCarthy, the man spearheading a campaign to have Fulton Street between St. James Place and Cambridge Place--the block where Biggie Smalls grew up--renamed in honor of the Brooklyn native. On Tuesday, McCarthy made his case to Brooklyn's Community Board 2. Hi ... More >>
LeRoy McCarthy wants to see credit where credit is due. Last week, McCarthy started a Change.org petition to rename Fulton Street between St James and Cambridge Place in Brooklyn--the site of Biggie Smalls' childhood home--after Big Poppa.
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More sheep, less Swarovski.It's been a few weeks since we last heard any rumblings from Central Park, but make no mistake: like leaking oil and America's Next Top Model re-runs, the Tavern on the Green saga continues.
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Tavern: Lights still out.Looks like the second coming of Tavern on the Green won't be coming anytime soon: according to the Post's Steve Cuozzo, a meeting last week between Dean Poll, Tavern's new operator, and Peter Ward, chief of Local 6 union, was not a fruitful one. Poll and Ward have bee ... More >>
When the LeRoy family lost the contract to run Tavern on the Green last year, they not only auctioned off the fixtures -- they also claimed the right to haul away the name. They even engaged a firm to license it. The city took issue and the case went to court. U.S. District Judge Miriam Ced ... More >>
Bridge and Tunnel ClubTavern on the Green in less fraught days.Bad news for Tavern on the Green's 450-plus creditors: a federal judge ruled earlier today that the city, not the LeRoy family, owns the restaurant's name. The New York Times reports that Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum ruled that ... More >>
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Tavern: really, really in debt.Even after it auctioned off $3.5 million worth of its belongings, Tavern on the Green is even further from clearing its debts than it was previously thought to be.
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Relics of better, more mirrored times, these disco balls can be yours for the starting bid of $1,000. The woman, swaddled in ankle-length furs and trailing two sullen pre-teens in her considerable wake, bustled up to the reservationist's lectern in Tavern on the Green's entry way. "We want t ... More >>
Tavern on the GreenTavern on the Green is preparing to hold the restaurant auction to end all restaurant auctions on Jan. 13-15, and Nation's Restaurant News has helpfully provided a slide show of some of the goods that will be up for sale. From the looks of it, Tavern's material possessions ... More >>
The latest in the never-ending saga of Tavern on the Green, which may or may not soon be known as Tavern on the Park: the LeRoy family, Tavern's longtime owners, have hired a consulting firm to sell the restaurant's name.
If you want to see Tavern of the Green in all its Tiffany splendor, you better do it before or during the big New Year's Eve Party they're holding: Gordon Von Broock of NYEVE, the party's organizers, says this is "100 percent absolutely" the last event Jennifer LeRoy will hold at the fabled Central ... More >>
A lawsuit between Tavern on the Green and the city has been brewing, and as of yesterday, it was served up steaming hot in U.S. bankruptcy court. As was previously reported, the city's suing the troubled restaurant's operators, the LeRoy family, to regain ownership of Tavern's name, which is ... More >>
'Twill be the winter of Tavern's discontent.Tavern on the Green has had a decidedly rotten year, what with its bankruptcy, loss of lease, and worker protests. Now, it can add the Department of Parks & Recreation to its list of woes: the department is claiming that it, not the LeRoy family, ow ... More >>
The Non-GMO Project is an industry group that has started a campaign to test products that claim to be free of biotech ingredients. Those that test successfully will get to sport a label saying they are GMO-free. [NY Times] Some 512 restaurants have closed this past year, including Upper Wes ... More >>
Notorious Central Park tourist trap Tavern on the Green will for the first time in 33 years be run by somebody other than the LeRoy family, who have been responsible for its mothy elegance since the 70s: Dean Poll, who runs the Central Park Boathouse, described by Eater as "another disappoint ... More >>
McDonald's has a new burger on the menu, the first new permanent item since 2001. The Angus Third Pounder--which comes in Deluxe with American cheese, lettuce, and tomato; Bacon & Cheese; and Mushroom & Swiss varieties--seems to be competing with Burger King's Steakhouse Burger and other beefier bur ... More >>
(photo courtesy tavernonthegreen.com)The fates of two of the city's landmark restaurants are growing ever bleaker. An untold number of tourists may soon be hungry and disappointed. It seems the Rainbow Room drama has come to an end. Court documents show that the Cipriani family has agreed to clear o ... More >>
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