Tavern on the Green

New York Interior Millwork & Tavern on the Green, Central Park, NYC

New York Custom Interior Millwork has completed many custom wood working and millwork projects over the years, we have been mentioned in more than few publications of note, but most remain under wraps especially residential work for high end clients due to privacy concerns.

Here though is one that is quite public and a great example of our custom wood working skills. Enjoy !

The New York Times

Tavern on the Green Accepting Reservations
It has been two years since renovations started on Tavern on the Green in Central Park, but the finish line is in sight. The restaurant will open to the public for dinner on April 24, and reservations are now being accepted.
Gone is the jazzy glitter associated with Warner LeRoy, who put his stamp on the Tavern as most of us knew it before it closed with a 2009 New Year’s Eve party. Two years ago, the city awarded the lease to Jim Caiola and David Salama, Philadelphia restaurateurs. They have given it a more formal elegance with architectural references to the late-19th-century era of its origins as a sheepfold. In the Bar Room, closest to the entrance, are exposed rafters, trelliswork on the ceiling and a fireplace decorated with sheep’s heads and done in a plaster technique called scagliola, which mimics marble. Read the full article HERE

Daily News

Tavern on the Green reopens with bucolic styling, modern menu
A preview Tuesday allowed for a taste of Jim Caiola and David Salama’s new Central Park restaurant with urban-farmhouse cuisine designed by chef Katy Sparks. A New York landmark is back. Read the full article HERE

Vanity Fair

A Tour Inside the New Tavern on the Green
BY Alex Beggs, Photographs by Justin Bishop
Where did the Crystal Room go? Well, it was decimated. As was every addition on Central Park’s Tavern on the Green, when the city gutted the antique restaurant, saving only the original 1880 sheepfold structure. After the previous owners filed for bankruptcy and closed in 2009. Read the full article HERE


Old gang turns out for Tavern grand opening
Tavern on the Green’s gala reopening on May 13 after a four-year hiatus drew scores of celebrities, including some who started their careers at the landmark restaurant. Drew Nieporent—owner of Tribeca Grill and Nobu—was the restaurant director at the Central Park eatery from 1978 to 1982, at the same time that Carol Higgins Clark was a hostess there. Read the full article HERE


A Sneak Peek Inside the New Tavern on the Green
By Roger Kamholz January 8, 2014
Countless New Yorkers are eagerly anticipating the return of Tavern on the Green. The iconic Central Park restaurant and event hall has been shuttered for more than four years , but the renovation process has recently gone into high gear. The Tavern’s current operators, Jim Caiola and David Salama of the Emerald Green Group – restaurateurs behind the bistro Beau Monde in Philadelphia. Read the full article HERE

Real Estate Weekly

Norco Construction Completes Build-Out Of Tavern On The Green
By REW Staff, APRIL 30, 2014
Norco developed a comprehensive construction calendar and displayed superb project management ability to overcome the project’s complex schedule, which called for Norco’s contractors and New York City contractors to be operating simultaneously at the restaurant with upwards of 150 tradesmen all working towards the same end-result. Read the full article HERE

Village Voice

A Star Is Reborn: Meet the People Behind the Revitalized Tavern on the Green
By Laura Shunk Tue, May 20 2014
When Jim Caiola visited New York City in the 1980s, Tavern on the Green (67th and Central Park West) was in its heyday. “I remember coming here and feeling like it was the most magical space on earth,” he says. “It had a certain twinkle.” Years later, he and his partner David Salama — who were then living in Philadelphia and running a cabaret and a restaurant called Beau Monde — found themselves pondering bidding on it at auction. Read the full article HERE