In the News: Holy Ground Restaurant

••• An article about steakhouses opening this fall includes a hint of what to come—as well as the name—of the restaurant opening in the former Super Linda space: “At Holy Ground in Tribeca, smoked briskets and pork butts will be served tableside, along with prime strip loins and rib-eyes. It’s from the restaurateur Matt Abramcyk and his partners.” The projected opening date is in October. More info from the Community Board 1 presentation in December 2016, including floor plans and sample menus, is here. —New York Times

••• “The four announced candidates for the state Senate seat abruptly vacated this month by Daniel Squadron appeared before the local political club, Downtown Independent Democrats, last week to pitch for its endorsement. Their appearances provided the first look at the quickly assembled field of prospects vying to represent the 26th Senate District, an area that runs from The Battery to the East and South Villages and parts of Brooklyn.” The candidates are Diego Segalini, Brian Kavanagh, Paul Newell and Alan Gerson. —Tribeca Trib

••• “One of the South Street Seaport Museum’s most prized possessions is set to undergo a major restoration. The Museum announced on Monday that the city had contributed $4.5 million towards restoring the Lightship Ambrose, which is currently docked at Pier 16, as part of the Museum’s collection of five historic vessels.” —Curbed

••• “Local preservationists are seeking landmark protection for a pair of historic buildings […] on Washington Street, between Rector and Carlisle Streets. The southernmost of the pair, located at 105-107 Washington Street, is the former Downtown Community House, which was opened in 1926 to serve the then-thriving immigrant community of ‘Little Syria’ [….] Next door is 109 Washington Street, the last surviving tenement apartment building on lower Washington Street.” —Broadsheet



  1. Interesting name:

    “The Church Farm just west of St. Paul’s Chapel was also the site of [New York] city’s red-light district, home to as many as five hundred prostitutes. It was known as the Holy Ground. Convenient for the sailors and laborers who worked on the wharves and docks to the west, the Holy Ground was just a short stroll away for the students of King’s College and for the rich living in fine, new houses on Broadway and working near Wall Street.”

    From “The ‘Holy Ground'” by Cathleen Schine
    The New Yorker magazine
    September 8, 2002

  2. Not mentioned in the article about 109 Washington is that is now the home of the wonderful restaurant, Schilling; helmed by Edi Frauneder.

  3. But the new restaurant have hamburgers?
    With a name like Holy Ground Beef they ought to be a hit —