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Tavern on the Green goes out with a bang

Tavern on the Green goes out with a bang

NEW YORK Tavern on the Green, perhaps New York City’s most famous restaurant, dimmed its brilliant lights and closed its doors early Friday following a rollicking New Year’s Eve party, the last given by its outgoing operators, LeRoy family.

The LeRoys lost their contract to operate the Central Park restaurant last year when the city's Parks Department signed a tentative agreement with another restaurateur, Dean Poll.

“We watched the old girl go out,” said

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