NEW YORK New York City owns the rights to the Tavern on the Green name, a U.S. district judge ruled Wednesday. The ruling in the case, which pitted the city against the heirs of Warner LeRoy, former operator of the restaurant, ensured that the 76-year-old Central Park icon, could continue to trade under its famous name.“Because the undisputed facts show that the city established and continuously maintained a restaurant under the name Tavern on the Green at the same location in New York’s ...

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