Water Main Break Update 2.20.20 & Community Survey
Dear Lincoln Square BID Members & Friends:
As you all know, on January 13, 2020 - over six weeks ago - there was a major water main break on Broadway directly in front of 1881 Broadway, which also happens to be the location of the BID's office. Unfortunately, the damage caused by the water main break has...
The Lincoln Square BID welcomes the new Commanding Officer of the 20th Precinct, Captain Neil W. Zuber. We are looking forward to continuing our close working relationship with the 20th Precinct as we address quality of life and community issues together.
Plastic Bag Ban in Effect March 1
Starting March 1, 2020, single-use plastic bags will be banned in New York City and throughout New York State. In New York City, businesses will sell paper bags for a five-cent fee as an alternative (the paper bag fee will not apply to SNAP or WIC recipients). For more information about the ban and how to get a free reusable bag at a DSNY bag distribution event, visit nyc.gov/bags or call 311. Learn more about the bag law here.
Storefront Registration Requirements for Property Owners
New Local Law 157 requires that property owners of ground floor or second floor commercial premises file an annual registration statement providing information about these spaces. Storefront space includes ground-floor or second-floor commercial areas that are:
Visible from the street and accessible to the public using a street or interior entrance AND
Used for selling retail goods, food, or beverages, or for providing personal or financial services. This includes restaurants and service-sector firms operating in storefront spaces.
Property owners should register their storefronts as part of the Real Property Income & Expense (RPIE) statement. Most property owners should already be familiar with the RPIE. Business owners are not responsible for this new requirement. The 2020 RPIE filing period ends June 1, 2020. Click here for more information.
NYC Coronavirus Update
Tips for New Yorkers: Take the same precautions that you would during cold and flu season.
Get your flu shot - it's not too late.
Cover your mouth when sneezing or coughing.
Wash your hands.
Stay home if you are not feeling well.
Check the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Coronavirus page for the latest updates from New York City.