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Central Park Boathouse’s future stays murky after city put kibosh on $6M offer


Don’t hold your breath over the Central Park Boathouse reopening any time soon.

A source said that because the Parks Department turned down a $6 million offer by billionaire investor Andrew Murstein in September, there was “zero, lower than nada” progress in naming a latest operator for the now-shuttered landmark restaurant.

Previous operator Dean Poll pulled the plug in October, claiming the place could not make a profit.

We reported on Sept. 12 that town’s Office of Management and Budget, which vets contracts for the Parks Dept., gave its thumbs-down on Murstein’s offer for unknown reasons.

We’d bet that the Boathouse isn’t permanently dead, despite town’s dithering. But let’s hope it doesn’t take five years to bring it back the way in which it did with Tavern on the Green.

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