The Tavern on the Green is a staple of both architecture and cuisine in Central Park. As weird as it may sound, it was once a sheepfold. The sheep were used to “mown” the Sheep Meadow between the 1870s until they were moved away in 1934 as a part of Robert Moses’ renovations, who turned it into a restaurant as a part of his large-scale renovations.
During the decades, Tavern on the Green faced numerous renovations of its own – dance floor,
outdoor seating, and several owners, up until December 31, 2009 when it served its last meal.