Yesterday Mayor Bloomberg weighed in on Donald Trump’s bid to revive Tavern on the Green, saying the city hasn’t decided whether there will be a restaurant there again, but “I suspect there will be. Maybe it’ll be a small one, which might fit in a little better in terms of today’s needs.” His explanation, per a video on the Post’s site: “When Tavern on the Green was first built there were not a lot of restaurants and people were afraid to go around the city. We live in a different world today: We have 20,000 restaurants and lots and lots of neighborhoods. We don’t have very many restaurants in parks and we’ll have to see. After a year we’ll take a look at it, in terms of what to do.”
Meanwhile, Steve Cuozzo thinks Bloomberg is “in a pickle more delicious than anything from the ‘gourmet’ food trucks in the former Tavern courtyard,” since he’s cozy with Peter Ward, the union leader Trump has struck a deal with, and yet “letting Trump revive the place from the ashes would embarrass him” as the person who put the space in limbo in the first place.