He saved Central Park’s Wollman Rink and has been vocal about wanting to reopen a restaurant at the Tavern on the Green site.
Now it appears that Donald J. Trump, who hails from Queens, has given some thought to trying to bail out the embattled Mets.
Trump said Tuesday that he called Fred Wilpon, the Mets’ principal owner, about two weeks ago to arrange a face-to-face meeting to discuss whether he is interested in buying at least a part of the club. The meeting has not yet been held, said Trump, who made it clear that he would be interested only in buying a majority stake in the team.
The Mets had no immediate comment on Trump’s interest.
The Mets are in play because their owners, the Wilpon and Katz families, are being sued for as much as $1 billion over their financial dealings with Bernard L. Madoff, the onetime Wall Street guru who received a 150-year sentence for running a massive Ponzi scheme.