FORM 3
        
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      

1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *

Bentovim Lyron L

2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (MM/DD/YYYY)
12/22/2008 

3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol

MANHATTAN BRIDGE CAPITAL, INC [LOAN]

(Last)        (First)        (Middle)

192 LEXINGTON AVENUE

4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)

__ X __ Director                            _____ 10% Owner
_____ Officer (give title below)          _____ Other (specify below)

(Street)

NEW YORK, NY 10016       

(City)              (State)              (Zip)
5. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)

 

6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)

_ X _ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person


Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned
(Instr. 4)
3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Common Stock   62358   I   Held By Leonidas Opportunity Fund   (1)

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned ( e.g. , puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(MM/DD/YYYY)
3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 4)
4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares

Explanation of Responses:
( 1)  Lyron L Bentovim is the Managing Director of SKIRITAI Capital LLC, the General Partner of Leonidas Opportunity Fund and shares voting and disposition control of shares held by Leonidas Opportunity Fund. The reporting person disclaims beneficial ownership of these securities except to the extent of his pecuniary interest therein.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Bentovim Lyron L
192 LEXINGTON AVENUE
NEW YORK, NY 10016
X



Signatures
/s/ Lyron Bentovim 12/24/2008
** Signature of Reporting Person Date


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