people sit at Dante Park_s seating area at dusk
This time of year is perfect for enjoying an evening outdoors in our park seating areas. Our planters and gardens still look lush and colorful. As we continue to provide vibrant gardens around the neighborhood and transition to fall, watch for A. Bulfamante Landscaping's red trucks rolling down Broadway. 

Photo credit: Filip Wolak


Manhattan Agent Joan sits at her desk in the AAA office at 1881 Broadway
Beyond Roadside Assistance: AAA Offers
Did you know that AAA offers more than just roadside assistance? Your local AAA office, just around the corner from the BID's new office, is also a destination for driving discounts and...
two women in masquerade masks at a party
Halloween Party at The Empire Rooftop
It's finally the season for scary movies, costumes, and Halloween-themed parties. Twelve stories up at The Empire Rooftop, you and your friends can celebrate Halloween at a...
a still of Kathryn Hahn from the upcoming HBO series Mrs. Fletcher
The 20th New Yorker Festival
Headquartered this year at the David Rubenstein Atrium right in our Upper West Side neighborhood, the 20th New Yorker Festival will fill Lincoln Square  with the biggest names...
a still from the film Motherless Brooklyn
The 57th New York Film Festival
Happening now, cinephiles can enjoy highly acclaimed films and shorts at this year's 57th Annual New York Film Festival through Sunday, October 13. Year-round, Lincoln Square is...
Big Bird plays a ukelele
Celebrating 50 Years of Sesame Street with JALC
This past spring, West 63rd Street right here in Lincoln Square was named Sesame Street to commemorate the organization's 50th anniversary. Now, it's time to celebrate this milestone...
crowds moving through a crosswalk in Lincoln Square at 64th Street
LSBID Retail Vacancy Report
For the past few months, retail vacancies have been in the news as well as the subject of study from our City agencies and elected officials. Both the Department of...
Target_s new storefront at broadway and 61st street
Two New Businesses Now Hiring
Target and Fidelity are moving in! Both Target and Fidelity are expected to open this fall in the retail space at The Park Loggia, AvalonBay Communities new building on...
Neighborhood Coordination Officers Fanning and Vasquez pose in uniform
Build the Block Meetings Build Community
The NYPD's Neighborhood policing policy ensures police have real relationships and accountability in the neighborhoods where they work each day through  Neighborhood...
garbage truck on the streets of nyc
A Letter to City Council About Commercial Waste Zones 
Legislation currently under consideration in the New York City Council proposes to establish commercial waste zones and limits each zone to one exclusive commercial...



Need A Free Flu Shot?
Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal in conjunction with Mount Sinai Health Systems will be offering free seasonal flu shots at her district office on Monday, October 7 from 10:00am to 1:00pm. Assemblymember Rosenthal's office is located at 230 West 72nd Street, Suite 2F. To RSVP or for more information about this or any other event, contact Assemblymember Rosenthal's district office at (212) 873-6368 or
Sexual Harassment Training Deadlines
All New York State employers with at least one employee must provide all employees with annual anti-sexual harassment training that meets standards set by New York State law by Wednesday, October 9, 2019.  At the City level, employers with at least 15 employees must provide anti-sexual harassment training with standards set by City law by Monday, December 31, 2019. You and your employees can take the New York City Commission on Human Rights' free online training that meets both State and City training requirements. For more information, visit their page about sexual harassment training
Aging with Ease in Manhattan: a Special Event on 10/27
"Make Manhattan Mine" is a new initiative from Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer's office designed to help make the borough more age-friendly. The kickoff event will be held Sunday, October 27, from 12:00pm to 3:00pm at John Jay College, 524 West 59th Street. It will feature presentations, panels, exhibits, and hands-on activities on topics like transportation, technology, healthy living, advanced-care planning, and the arts. Admission is free, but space is limited. Click here to RSVP.  
October Senior Resource Fair

Save the date for the next Senior Resource Fair on Tuesday, October 29. The Office of Council Member Helen Rosenthal will sponsor a Senior Resource Fair, with Council Speaker Corey Johnson, at Clinton Community Center at 530 West 55th Street, from 3:30pm-5:30pm. A flyer will be sent out/available later this month. 


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