Mayor May Shrink Tavern on the Green


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.

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