Super Linda's Matt Abramcyk on Opening a Seafood Brasserie in 2013, Artisanal Foods Part 2

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This busy guy is planning a seafood place for Spring 2013.


Yesterday, we gabbed with Super Linda's Matt Abramcyk about the pressure for restaurants to provide both dinner and a show aspect to the meal. Today, we delve into the world of small-brand artisanal products, get the scoop on his cousins' sandwich shop, and find out why he has chosen Tribeca to put down his roots.

I think a lot of people are looking to transition to restaurants or want to create a small brand (did you read Artisanal Brooklyn in New York Magazine?). What do you think you brought from finance to the restaurant/club world?
I read that article. . . . I think it's important to question your assumptions. For the last few hours, before I came to meet you, I spend time with my cousin Michael, and his brother David--he wasn't there--but they're about to open up a sandwich shop, and they left great careers; one in real estate, the other an agent for creative arts. Both very smart, both from companies that were very sad to see them go. They want to do what you're saying--develop a small brand, a new brand that's artisanal quality, a New York experience. So what I was trying to do with them is work as a sounding board to remind them that these assumptions are not all to a business model. I try to show them what the different restraints are for a food operation. . . . It's most important to realize what it is you're trying to do and how it is you're going to do it.

Do you want to tell me a little bit more about their sandwich shop?
It's going to be called Central Produce Market. They're going to serve great coffee; salads and sandwiches; and drinks--coffee. They're looking to open in October.

I think they're right [that we need better quality, quick food]. The thing that's exciting about the artisanal movement to me is not to wax poetic about a piece of cheese for six hours--there's people that love cheese--but more so, for people who just want to have a good sandwich, that they have the options that used to not be available to them because really smart people were getting jobs working in banks or wherever else they were. Now, really smart people are trying to open up a sandwich shop or a bakery and when that happens I think everybody benefits.

You've chosen Tribeca as your stomping grounds. What about Tribeca do you love?
Well, to be honest with you, I love Tribeca and chose Tribeca because I live in Tribeca, and my father is a real estate broker focused on the financial district and Tribeca. So the impetus was that I like the neighborhood. . . . My dad has been a real estate broker here for 35 years, so he was able to help me find the stores that he thought were good. That's a big part of my success.

Different vibe in Tribeca compared to MePa, Chelsea, East Village, also.
It's definitely not a nightlife area. It's more of a daytime area and an early evening area. You know, it's not like the West Village or the Lower East Side. . . . There are not areas where there are many bars one after the other all competing for people to get really drunk. It's a more dignified, sexy, elegant crowd. They may not buy as many drinks or want to crazy party, but I like the way they relax.

If you were having a dinner party what five people would you invite?

Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca. No, I wouldn't invite any of those people. I'd like to invite my wife. And then I'd like to bring President Obama. I'd like to know what he's thinking about. Maybe Clint Eastwood. I always want to know what he's thinking about, also. And then I'd invite someone a lot smarter than me who can tell me what they're all really saying because I can't really read between the lines.

What's your next project?
We're continuing to develop the Smith & Mills concept. We're making it a little bigger. We're building it out to be an oyster bar. We have a full seating restaurant overlooking the water with an oyster bar. We're very excited about the casual part of that business. There is no seafood-type brasserie in Tribeca, and there are not that many restaurants that are seafood and have a view of the water. We'll have that, and we'll design something very beautiful and very different as a result.

When are you looking to open?
Spring 2013.

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109 W. Broadway, New York, NY

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385Greenwich
385Greenwich

Dear Village Voice,

This is a story about a real estate broker's son who was hired to empty 28 buildings illegally in a 200 million dollar fraud scheme. Smith & Mills is in our attached single car garage of our 8 bedroom loft since 1983 operating on a invalid C O by falsely claiming our loft was "permanently vacant, boilers & packaging". Smith & Mills is an illegal business. Smith & Mills is obstructing the secondary means of egress for 6000 square feet over a 199 square foot illegal bar which has been tied up on the Supreme Court since 2007.

We caught Smith & Mills stealing our power grand theft shorting out all our lines above them, who caused our ceilings to fall in from their equipment on the roof, who were cooking in a space that isn't vented ruining everything above them, who removed our 2nd fire exit and finally started a fire. Matt Abramcyk started another fire above The Roc costing those neighbors $200,000 in damage. Abramcyk was evacuated at 287 Broadway at the Pizza Café in the same owner's buildings. Super Linda had big red X's because these buildings were no longer safe. The neighbors had the same troubles at 77 Warren and Tiny's because nothing the owners did in all these buildings south of Canal after 9/11 is even legal. Now Century Realty now burnt their offices down at 140 Fulton. 5 more families were forced to the streets at 138 Fulton. There is nothing romantic about this story.

Their lawyer David Jaroslawicz's records were seized in the Anna Gristina Madam scandal on Mar 17, 2012 where the ADA claims there's evidence of money laundering via real estate holdings via similar illegal businesses, where all the LLC's for Gristina's brothels trace back to David Jaroslawicz just like Matt Abramcyk's. Century Realty put 28 buildings on the market on Mar 17, 2012 for 200 million dollars after 40 years who absolutely refuse to sell a thing.

We just don't celebrate fraud in this country.


The Neighbors at 385 Greenwich aka 71 N Moore

Morgan
Morgan

Its very troubling the media would continue to glorify what is now being handled by the corruption unit who seized all this kid's records when they raided Abramcyk's lawyer David Jaroslawicz's office where all his fraud llc's and illegal businesses trace back to in the Millionaire Madam Scandal. But when you have these little media outlets like Tribeca Citizen publishing false story's Ivy's is closing to put another business out of business for Abramcyk who Abramcyk pays to write false stories similar to what Abramcyk did with Scott Solish it just becomes the very sad state of the media industry when this is all finally linked to corruption.

But Tirbeca Citizen continues to publish baseless stories refusing to protect the residents in Tribeca glossing over the obvious when this is the 12th business Abramcyk went after in Tribeca to empty buildings illegally turning everyone into crime victims in more then a dozen buildings with Matt Abramcyk south of Canal. Irs just wrong.

Guest
Guest

The only complication is we better be exactly where we started when you knocked on our door, with the contents replaces you ruined using our 8 bedroom home as an exhjaust, with the insurance money from our damage to adjacent property for the Greenwich Hotel on these permits. you may as well just hand Robert Deniro the Smith and Mills liquor license for the Greenwich hotel you beat him to with no where to legally put the license based on your own testimony regarding egress which just cost you this liquoer license punk over your illegal business..

Do you have any idea how many people you told to anyone who would listen the G's paid off the police, dob and fire with the G's and Jaroslawicz kid? Do you really think they will all go to jail and perjure themselves for you now that the corruption unit raided Jaroslawicz's office for links to money laundering in illegal businesses?

The only thing you have made clear is there is no way to handle this civilly. Its ciminal Matt. What is truly stunnig is you involved Sean Avery and Henrik who clearly has no idea who they are partners with or who the owner operators is since all masked in dozens of  faux llc's which all trace back to David Jaroslawicz in all these buildings and bar. They will be horrified to finally realize it wasn't you by a long shot!

What an incredible pathological liar even shaking down famous hockey players who didnt know Smith and Mills and Tiny;s is a copy of our house because we let your designers Part and Labor copy our house! and it better be there put back the way you found it before our accident and fire!

 385 Greenwich aka 71 N Moore
385 Greenwich aka 71 N Moore

Ps this berry may be slipping. . . But you were caught lying to the judge freak. Did you actually think we didn't turn you into the corruption unit for rhis fraud before your lawyer Jaroslawicz's office was raided by the corruption unit? This means they have all the fraud pleadings, fraud taxes, fraud statements, fraud liquor licenses, fraud records in a dozen buildings fraud lawsuits and insurance fruad long beofre they raided his office.

If I were you I wouldn't speak to continuing this fraud. I would go back to doing the dishes at Employees Only where you came from. You were a dorrman. But you better think twice before you dream of stepping foot in our home. I will walk in straight in to the US States Attorney with your fraud records for all these faux llcs in a dozen buildings and turn you in myself.. Your dirty lawyer is a target of the probe for corruption over exactly what you have done and you STILL keep going Abramcyk trying to window dress your own fillegal business?

You are insane kid. You belong in kail with the Millionaire Madam. Your fraud with Jaroslawicz has 2 more zeros on the end. And still you keep going not realizing they already have all your records? Really.

 Greenwich aka 71 N Moore
Greenwich aka 71 N Moore

He likes his neighbor's view of the water he means? Exactly how would he plan to convince a Supreme Court judge to alloqw him to decorate his neighbor's 8 bedroom home he has no legal rights to after. Abramcyk was caught lying to the judge so many times the judge spoke to Matt Abramcyk's lies before handing down her decision denying Matt Abramcyk any ability to enjoy his neighbor's views from their brand new windows.

Fat chance kid. You would have to convince a judge first. Except your entire tenancy is illegal based on a fraud CO and fraud liquor license. Fat chance. You'll be tied up in court from here to eternity for torts. There is pending ltigation on the courts to throw you out or did you forget that part?

Whar a sick liar this kid. Matt Abramcyk is. Maybe the media shouldn't write anymore stories for Matt Abramcyk. It looks like he is using the press to contunue his fruad in a dozen buildings and bars so far when everything Abramcyk filed is fraud so far according to the actual city records.

We really don't celebrate the mafia in the press even if this is the Syrian mafia. Its really bad form anyone writes stories for this kid when this business is actually illegal while he is describing his own criminal intent and fraud as if there is anything cool about fraud in a dozen buuildings south of Canal so far.

Amy Stein
Amy Stein

Help him find the locations? Ha! what total gangsters. you're the syrian mob abramcyk. you work for the syrian jews in the rabbis scandal laundering money in bars in their buildings. who are you kidding? finance? you bottomed out after you lost all of your father's friends money. you repaid him by joining the family business all right. too bad it just isn't legal! your pop has the world's worst reputation for 35 years in tribeca. the neighbors cant stand your family. you all lie cheat and steal for a living, telling tall tales. what total losers! who would write these stories?

anonymous
anonymous

The family that owns these buildings was a major shareholder Crazy Eddie right. They were tied to Operation Bid Rig in New Jersey right? This is who counterfeited Gucci handbags the rabbi's were caught laundering in their temples who owns all these buildings in Tribeca you "found" and this illegal business Smith and Mills right? They live in New Jersey in that little town by the beach called Deal wasn't it?  

Did you reallly thing you could fraudulently convey 200 million in real estate eclipsing the Rabbi scandal which began with 30 million in bad real estate deals gone wrong in Tribeca too for this family and honesetly thought nobody would know or this was linked to corruption or why Jaroslawicz's office was raidied over the Manhattan Madam for "nightclub operators"?

This is crinainal Abramcyk. This isn't civil anymore. And you just keep going?

71 N Moore
71 N Moore

You just thought you would rob us of our home because you like the view Matt regardless if it was fraud or even legal? Did you forget there is pending litigation on the court for the entire premises? You forgot you were caught lying to a judge and no judge will therefore allow the plainitff or anyone else to take our home. We let you copy our home for Smith and Mills color for color, industrial mix , exposed light bulbs and beaten floors. You have no taste what-so-ever. Do you remember how you laughed everything in our house was a little crooked? Now you claim it to be your own and tell people you are a designer? What a laugh.  

We will go straight to the grand jury and explain the quid pro quo, the illegal businesses and how the money is laundered.

Anything you do will be tied up in court for the next 20 years. You are a pathetic, pathological, liar. What you did with is criminal. The records are ready to go to the corruption unit for the grand jury over this fraud scheme in a dozen buildings linked to Jaroslawicz.

You can enjoy the view from Rikers Matt. The trouble is you are finally going to take down everyone around you. It's criminal.

anon
anon

Sure hope you enjoy the view from Rikers. I guess you could call that a water view? Its unimaginable the fraud in these 12 buildings with you dating back to 2004 when the Liberty Bond money fell into place. What is remarkable is you didn't think you would be caught when you went after this many neighbors and their homes entirely predicated on fraud padding rent statements and withholding bank wires and starting fires even hot wiring buildings on one of the best streets in the city? And you sincerely think you will enjoy the view from our windows the Greenwich Hotel bought for us over our damage from the Greenwich Hotel while Richard Born's lawyer made up some story on us over a construction accident when the evidence is finall allon these permits and literally in  the city's own records? This has to be one for the history books Abramcyk. Didn;t you ever hear of R I C O statutes or understand the risks of financial fraud with a property this big? Instead you actually thought you would rob your neighbors of their home even after you wer caught lying to the judge and playing with bank wires, padding statements.

You got balls kid. I hope you like the view from Rikers. Except it looks like you will take the owners of all these buildings with you. I would hardly thing the "uncles" will be amused with you.

yourworstnightmare
yourworstnightmare

This is R I C O Matt. Do you really think the government can't see that all the fraud is in the city records and this is the quid pro quo the corruption unit is looking for in the Soccer Madam scandal over the illegal businesses linked to your lawyer David Jaroslawicz? This is criminal darling. you just handed us the house based on R I C O now. Even the properrty taxes were fraud. Isn;t this always the way it goes with corruption? 

By the look of the property records this was a page out of Crazy Eddie. you have to be joking to be this dumb. The fraud is topical. What were you hoping that City Hall and the Mayor's systems would burn down? The fraud is right there in the city records in a dozen buildings south of Canal with enpugh fraud to choke a horse.

The only view of the watr darking will be from Rikers.  

anon
anon

Furthermore, the D O B won;t issue permits for these plans, It presents a knownfire hazard just like Beatrice Inn. This is a landmark. You can't alter the egress. now you want to rope investors into plans that will tie them up in court for years over another fraud liquor licenses, really? You are not getting a Cerificate of Occupancy for Maritime or Smith and Mills. These are our assumed liabilites on these permits from our damage from the Greenwich Hotel you tried to rob us of with David Jaroslawicz who represents the developer of the Greenwich Hotel. There was never a legal place to put Smith and Mills or an additional liquor license. Stop spinning stories on Mike he is closing at Ivy's. Stop lying to investors you have the legal rights to the premises when ou are in possession illegally based on fraud which now extends to nearly a dozen buildings with you. But you don't even have the balls to admit you were caught lying to the judge operating on a fraud liquor license over an invalid C of O. You were caught breaking in to get the C O trying to take an inspector up a 3 story ladder and falsely claiming the buildings were "vacant". Did you forget how you bring in liquor illegally. Its all on video Matt. Do you want me to explain to everyone who was controlling you by phone in all these buildings to steal power, run electrical up elevator shafts, sttarting fires and distressing all these buildings or how you used our house as an exhaust or how you conspired to commit fraud? One would think it was enough you were caught lying to a judge after you started your 3rd fire in the Gindi' buildings in under 2 years. You nearly burnt these buildings down and hot wired buildings to get them. But you have no shame and pretend these are even your businesses when you didn't have a penny to pay anyone while we paid your bills including your key money for Smith and Mills? Does this mean we own the brand darling? Are you really joking while you shake down hockey players? You are not a legitimate operator. Why not just admit it and move on. You were caught. Every department turned over their records and the inspectors stepped forward. It isnt even hard to handle this criminally from here. Your hands are dirty kid. You think investors can't have their way with you like Crazy Eddie and Duane Reade. Do I really need to connect the dots since you are so vulgar to go on and on about a view? You can go to jail for this Matt. Its pretty incredible what you did in all these buildings. I wouldn't be playing in the press with this much evidence stacked against the owners. But you just keep going. Lying, cheating, skimming and fraud are not just business Matt. Its criminal.

the neighbors
the neighbors

In fact why would anyone be excited to conspire to commit fraud with you on your neighbors to rob them of their home based on fraud. After you were caught lying to the judge in TS300112 2009 leaving no cause remaining against your neighbors or their 8 bedroom home on any court? Do you really think anyone wants to be tied up in years and years of litigation over withholding bank wires, misblling statements charged for all your fees, fines, deposits and key money billed to fraud statements? You must realize this is covered under the RICO statutes. But you just keep going even after you were caught lying to the judge so many times she spoke to your lies in open court. Now no one can explain to a judge how they got our home and it has been tied up on the courts ever since or did you forget that part? 

Maybe we should just handle this with the FBI and US States attorney from the rabbi scandal in New Jersey and involve the Gindi's who own the buildings, no? If you refuse to regard the civil courts and keep this up and it will be handled criminally from here out Matt. Do you have any idea how many departments and government agencys have tried to get us to testify over what you have done and turn over our records and the evidence?

Whatever you do we will restrain you from here to eternity. The judge wants to hear from the plainitff No moore Oysters llc on Supreme. Keep going and you'll lose everything in between. 

the neighbors
the neighbors

dont be excited. whatever you do the judge will issue restraining orders from here to eternity to stop you darling and all your little partners. you are the sickest kid on the planet. keep going ass hole.  we will nail your lying ass to the wall. keep going abramcyk. you'll go to jail for a very long time before this ever happens

the residents of 385 greenwich aka 71 n moore. 

Victoria
Victoria

he chose Tribeca because this is where the Gindi's own all these buildings and bars matt abramcyk's employer. what a liar. the gindi's own smith and mills, tiny's, super linda and 77 warren and they own the buildings. he just keeps lying and lying and lying. this is matt abramcyk's job. he is not the owner. he happened on these buildings because these are the owners buildings he works for. what a pathological liar.  

tristan
tristan

yeah, heard the neighbor's were asked to testify to a grand jury over corruption after abramcyk's lawyer's offices were raided in the Manhattan Madam scandal. something in connection to money laundering for anna gristina and illegal businesses tied to the owners of this building.

Carlos
Carlos

pretty sure he will never have a view of the water unless you counts riker's island. this guy is in so much trouble over all these illegal businesses and how they got this property it will be tied up on the courts for the next 20 years, maybe 50, at this rate. the judge will never allow this them to fraud convey this propert on any level. this is an extension of crazy eddie corporate frauds. same family.

almadacarlos@hotmail.com
almadacarlos@hotmail.com

dont get too excited. heard the neighbor's filed a rico suit for the property. seems the state's attorney's taken a specal interest in our boy mr. abramcyk after he waent after his neighbor's home over all his illegal businesses for links to corruption with the owners.

SJP
SJP

wha, so much for branding. heard this kid was caught paying off inspectors of this invalid c of o and the inspector who signed their names to all the records stepped forward and ratted out matt abramcyk. . . . you gotta admit this guy has balls!

Larry
Larry

Heard the city forced him out at smith and mills over an invalid C of O. It's seriously questionable if he will ever get another license for smith and mill. The Mayor's Task Force in involved again. matt abramcyk pulled another Beatrice Inn, ha!

Mitzy
Mitzy

This guy's father has the worst reputation in lower Manhattan for 35 years. He is so well known for serious trouble wherever he goes that the neighbors all refused Matt Abramcyk liquor licenses for years. Instead he hid behind phony llc's which all trace back to his lawyer David Jaroslawicz who is the target of the corruption unit's investigation in the Manhattan Madam scandal for money laundering via illegal businesses. Your Certificate of Occupancy isn't valid. This means the liquor license is fraud. This means this is one of the illegal businesses the DA is looking for in this probe with  David Jaroslawicz. 

No one wants you in Tribeca because of your father has a long reputation for trouble where ever he goes just like you and your dirty lawyer!

anonymous
anonymous

The CO for Smith and Mills is not valid and his liquor license for Smith and Mills is fraud. He isn't expanding Smith and Mills because he can't legally bring it to valid Certificate of Occupancy based on the structural limitation of these two buildings. Its a landmark just like Beatrice Inn.

The resolution was suspended for Maritime llc. It's for his neighbors 8 bedroom home. The trouble is Abramcyk was caught lying to the judge unable to convince a judge he had any legal right to premises. Therefore, given the Smith and Mills liquor license is fraud along with the Maritime llc resolutions it isn't likely he will ever move forward for years and years of ltigation since everything he has done is fraudnall linked to David Jaroslawicz who's office was just raided and all his records were seized by the corruption unit for links to corruption and money laundering.  

Now you want to talk about coninuing the fraud in the press? Is it so hard  for you to admit the city is forcing you out of the garage and your scrambling again just like Beatrice Inn because every piece of paper and record you filed for Smith and Mils is fraud?

TriBeCa_Resident2
TriBeCa_Resident2

Very excited to have a higher quality food establishment which is fast casual and not so formal in Tribeca!

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