Tavern on the Green Name Save
A judge says New York City can keep the " Tavern on the Green" name for its restaurant facility in Central Park.

Federal Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum (SEE-der-balm) ruled Wednesday in the city's favor.

The debt holders of the bankrupt restaurant had sought to stop the city from using the name in the future. The city wanted the court to declare it the rightful owner of the name.

The judge noted that "Tavern on the Green" has been a famous name associated in the public mind with a restaurant in the city's Central Park since 1934. The name is valued at $19 million.

Tavern on the Green served its last meal and closed its doors on

New Year's Eve following financial problems.

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