looking down West 62nd St towards Columbus Ave from Broadway with construction trucks and cones on the street
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...


three soups on a wooden cutting board at Le Pain Quotidien with slices of bread and a hand dipping bread into one bowl
Soup's On: Soup Du Jour in Lincoln Square
As we head into the final stretch of winter, it's a good time to take advantage of the delicious soups du jour at lunchtime in Lincoln Square. There is no shortage of great lunch spots with...
Jeffrey Miller looks up at the camera from a sidewalk with his trombone
Mardi Gras Three Ways
Can't make it to New Orleans this year for Mardi Gras?  Luckily the party is coming to Lincoln Square. C heck out the three ways to celebrate in Lincoln Square this year...
A replica of Hal Prince_s desk at the Library for the Performing Arts Exhibit
Harold Prince Exhibit: Ends March 31
Have you had the opportunity yet to visit the current exhibit at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts? If not, you have until the end of March to enjoy the exciting, interactive...
a woman receives a shoulder massage while lying down on a massage table at Upper West Spa
Time to Treat Yourself?
Winter weather can add some stress to your beauty routine. Dryness doesn't bode well when trying to feel your best self, but skin treatments, hair care, and nail care can really combat...
a plate of vegan curry over rice with chickpeas_ broccoli_ and more from Le Bontaniste
Coming Soon: Le Botaniste
Lincoln Square will soon be home to a plant-based eatery and wine bar, great for healthy lunches or after-work drinks. Coming soon to 156 Columbus Avenue, at Columbus and...

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.
Compost in Your Building
By participating in the City's compost program, you can help to reduce rodents and street litter, and slash the volume of trash sent to landfills in upstate New York and other states. Instead, turn your food waste into compost for local farms and clean energy (via a special facility in Brooklyn). Any qualified building representative can request a Department of Sanitation pre-enrollment site visit--all buildings on the Upper West Side are eligible. Enrolled buildings in Manhattan receive special bins, and collection is Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 4:00pm to midnight. Click here to enroll.
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: T ake 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.