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There is a Rooftop Soccer Field on this Madison Street Building

Posted July 15, 2020 at 5:09 am

The Ground is where soccer meets tar beach. Down in Chinatown, where Madison Street meets the de-mapped Mechanics Alley, beside the Manhattan Bridge, is a one-story warehouse dedicated to soccer. The Ground, which recently relocated from Monroe Street, opens later this week at 130 Madison. And with it, an indoor soccer field and rooftop pitch. […]

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The Mechanics Alley Mural Tribute to Soccer Legends

Posted June 16, 2020 at 5:08 am

Mechanics Alley? Call it Maradona Alley, as it now has a flair for football. European, that is. The grungy, de-mapped street alongside the Manhattan Bridge is now a bit cleaned up with some stunning mural work. Street artist BKFOXX imparted portraits of some soccer greats on the facade of The Ground. There are a total […]

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On the ‘Ground’ with the New Madison Street Soccer Pitch

Posted January 27, 2020 at 5:06 am

In the month-and-change since we broke the news, the large-scale indoor soccer field on Madison Street is making quick progress. Transforming a long-vacant commercial warehouse on the edge of Chinatown. Last week, The Ground, which was founded last year around the corner on Monroe, made the expansion official by whitewashing 130 Madison and imparting branded […]

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The Ground Set to Expand Indoor Soccer Footprint in Chinatown

Posted December 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

The Ground is somewhat of a best-kept-secret in Chinatown for soccer lovers. The onetime glass warehouse offers an indoor field for all ages and a bar up front. It’s popular for kids parties and local leagues. And now it’s getting bigger. Six months since opening, business is booming. So much so, that even Chelsea Piers, […]

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Get in on ‘theGround,’ the New Indoor Soccer Pitch on Monroe Street

Posted June 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

Monroe, the restaurant on its eponymous street beneath the Manhattan Bridge, is no longer. The indoor sanctuary of greenery – that veritable forest – is now sanctuary to something different altogether. A sanctuary to sport. The southern Mediterranean eatery shut shop back in February after less than two years and is now officially reborn. It’s […]

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