>Mayor Bloomberg is increasingly frustrated with the lack of progress in the labor negotiations at Tavern on the Green. New operator Dean Poll and union head Peter Ward have not been able to reach an agreement for a labor contract covering the 400 workers at the now closed restaurant.
According to people familiar with the situation, Deputy Mayor Edward Skyler late last month tried to break the impasse by having a meeting with Mr. Ward and Mr. Poll. Still, a signed contract has yet to materialize.