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Lincoln Square Construction Update

Construction is still a fact of life in Lincoln Square, but we have some positive updates on the Department of Transportation's (DOT) and the Department of Design and Construction's (DDC) work

The DDC Third Water Tunnel construction on Columbus Avenue is coming to an end, which will make it easier for pedestrians to cross around Fordham University's campus and Lincoln Center. The project will finish up next week with the milling and repaving of Columbus Avenue south of 63rd Street. 

DOT has installed a new traffic signal just south of 65th Street and continues to work around Dante Park and the Bowtie area. We recently communicated with DOT to successfully adjust signal timing after noticing traffic and pedestrian congestion, and DOT has adjusted signals accordingly. Work will continue around the Bowtie and on Columbus Avenue as DOT makes progress on the bike lane, new crosswalks, and signals.

The Lincoln Square BID posts updates about construction frequently on our news page. Be sure to check back for future updates and feel free to email us at with your experiences traveling through the heart of Lincoln Square.
Open House New York 2016

On Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16, the annual  Open House New York Weekend  returns with tours, talks, and special events at more than 250 sites across all five boroughs, offering an extraordinary opportunity to experience the city and meet the people who design, build, and preserve New York

In Lincoln Square, Jazz at Lincoln Center inside of Time Warner Center will allow visitors to tour its fabulous venues between 10:00am and 4:00pm, with guided tours beginning at 11:00am, 1:00pm, and 3:00pm. Patrons will get an intimate look at The Appel Room, Rose Theater, and the organization's popular night club, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola. These cultural and music venues have beautiful views of Central Park in a prime city location and are sure to dazzle, especially since the recent renovations

Plus, there are several great tours happening on the Upper West Side just outside of our district, such as the Upper West Side Art Deco Walking Tour, offered by LANDMARK WEST!which takes place from West 85th to West 104th Streets. Click here for more UWS-specific Open House New York information. 

To download this year's program guide, click here. For sites requiring advanced reservations, registration will open at 11:00am on Thursday, October 6. 
L'Shanah Tovah! Lincoln Square Eateries Can Help You Break Fast
Rosh Hashana began on Sunday, October 2, with Yom Kippur just around the corner next week. Looking forward to Yom Kippur, after celebrating the New Year, Lincoln Square eateries have great food to help you plan  a break fast menu.

Breads Bakery has a good menu of baked items for holiday celebration and regular catering options as well. The bakery at 1890 Broadway has a delicious selection of Challah breads plus honey cake and babka great for breaking fast with fresh, flavorful food and loved ones. You can customize your catering requests easily or order from the holiday menu which offers large side dishes for celebration as long as you provide the gefilte fish or main course! 

Epicerie Boulud at 1900 Broadway is offering catering services from now through October 12 , Yom Kippur, so you can purchase a delicious meal or  appetizers, sides,  and petit fours for friends and family for your holiday celebration. Aside from wonderful holiday sweets like rugelach, babka, and flourless cakes, you can order a main course of cedar plank salmon, or mini vegetable quiche, or matzo ball soup.

Whole Foods Market Columbus Circle , inside Time Warner Center, has catering options for Yom Kippur , plus all the food related hosting materials you may need for extra holiday guests, like cups and paper products. Whole Food Market's  Yom Kippur Meal Package , for instance, comes with enough food to feed 16-18 guests and includes a classic bagel and lox platter, multi-grain bread, a fruit platter, and other tasty foods that will make your preparations that much easier.  

Several Lincoln Square establishments can help you plan a holiday menu, or, if  you're looking for a great restaurant experience to help you celebrate instead, our district has a number of exceptional spots, all of which you can locate on our website at  or in our popular dining guide "Where to Eat in Lincoln Square" available here or at one of our Information Kiosks. 

L'Shanah Tovah, everyone! 
"Step" Into The Shoes of Our Clean Team
Last issue we asked everyone to take a guess on the number of steps per day that a Clean Team member takes on average, and we got quite a few answers.  As we said, the winner will receive a gift card to  New York Running Company by JackRabbit , located on the second floor of The Shops at Columbus Circle , to help them get started on purchasing active wear and gear for a more healthy and active lifestyle. We have a winner and will be contacting her with her prize. 

So how many steps does a Lincoln Square BID Clean Team member take in a day?  The answer might surprise you: 25,005 steps on average. That's over 11 miles! 

Thanks to everyone who took a guess and hopefully felt inspired by our Clean Team to get active next time you visit the neighborhood. These dedicated workers walk the district daily, and work hard to keep Lincoln Square clean. For more information about our programs, services, and neighborhood, visit
A More Beautiful Greenspace: Dante Park
Dante Park's interior has more than 100 new shrubs and perennials and the lawn has been newly seeded thanks to New York City Council Member Helen Rosenthal, Greenacre Foundation and A. Bulfamante Landscaping.
Kaufman Music Center's Broadway Close Up Welcomes Maury Yeston
The Kaufman Music Center's Broadway Close Up series gives theater fans a new perspective on the shows and songs they love.  And, on Monday, October 10 at 7:30pm, extra special guest Maury Yeston is coming to Merkin Concert Hall.

Mr. Yeston will join Director Sean Hartley, from Kaufman Music Center's Theater Wing, on-stage to discuss his life and career, including two musicals that swept the TONYs (five each including Best Musical and Best Score): Nine and Titanic. Audiences will hear the stories behind Yeston's hits and hear more about his shows which were never produced in New York, including his own musical based on Gaston Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera. (Spoiler alert: Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical based on the same book made it to Broadway first, but Yeston's Phantom has been produced more than 1,000 times.) Yeston will be joined by Rebecca Luker ( Fun Home), Josh Grisetti ( It Shoulda Been You), Sally Wilfert ( Assassins), and Corey Cott ( Newsies). Greg Jarrett will be the music director as this event combines interview with wonderful stage performances. 

For tickets to Broadway Close Up and for more information  click here Kaufman Music Center's Merkin Concert Hall is located at 129 West 67 Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue. Visit to read more about the entire Broadway Close Up series.
Building Bridges with the Borough President and OATH
The Office of the Manhattan Borough President and the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH) are hosting two "Building Bridges" events for the small businesses of Manhattan. The events will bring together OATH representatives as well as representatives from the City's enforcement agencies. Each meeting will cover commonly issued summonses and notices, how to avoid conditions, and how to contest alleged violations at OATH hearings.

The first event will take place in Lower Manhattan at 1 Centre Street, 19th Floor on Thursday, October 13 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. The second will take place at the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building at 163 West 125th Street, 3rd Floor on Friday, October 28 from 9:00am to 11:00am. For more information, contact the Manhattan Borough President's Office at 212.669.8300.
Free E-Waste Recycling Program
How do you get rid of that old tube television with the rabbit ears? What's the best way to safely throw out your old flip phone?  Why do you even still have that CPU tower from the 90s? Fortunately there is  solution to these e-waste problems that is good for you and good for the planet. The Lower East Side Ecology Center is presenting a Free E-Waste Recycling Program on Sunday, October 30 at the JCC on Amsterdam Avenue between 75th and 76th Streets.

As a reminder, electronics recycling has been required by law as of January 1, 2015. You can recycle: working and non-working computers and computer accessories, TVs of all sizes, VCR and DVD players, a/v equipment, video games, cell phones and more. Click here to download a flyer.

If you can't make the event, you can drop e-waste Tuesday through Saturday at the Gowanus eWaste Warehouse in Brooklyn. For more information contact the Lower East Side Ecology Center at or 212.477.4022.

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