Guests dine outside at The Smith in Lincoln Square on a summer afternoon
Congratulations to The Smith - Lincoln Square at 1900 Broadway for making OpenTable's 2019 list of the nation's 100 best open air restaurants! The collection is based on more than 12 million reviews submitted on the website for more than 30,000 restaurants in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. 

Head to The Smith (Broadway & 63rd Street) to enjoy al fresco dining and a great experience. Of course, Lincoln Square is also home to other fantastic restaurants with outdoor dining options. Check out our neighborhood guide for a full list of restaurants

Photo credit: Filip Wolak


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Summer Saturday 2019 at the American Folk Art Museum
Enjoy everything folk at the American Folk Art Museum's annual Summer Saturday celebration on July 20! Summer Saturday is an all-day, free event packed with fun...
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French Foods for Bastille Day
July 14 marks a special, annual celebration for French and  Francophiles  around the globe and in New York City. Bastille Day honors the Storming of the Bastille during the French...
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Lincoln Center Out of Doors 2019
There's no shortage of terrific and free programming in Lincoln Square, but during the summer especially, Lincoln Center's campus is home to a special two-week series of free outdoor...
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Restaurant Week: Summer 2019
Looking for a fine dining experience at an affordable price? Restaurant Week is back for the summer season to help with just that! Across the city, exceptional restaurants are offering...
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The Eight Greatest Films Ever?
A partnership between New Plaza Cinema, a neighborhood organization devoted to quality independent and foreign films, and One Day University is bringing a special event to...
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Our Information Ambassadors are Back!
Do you need ideas of fun activities and interesting sites to visit around the neighborhood? Stop by one of our Neighborhood Information Carts and speak to an Information...



Foam Ban Fines
Starting July 1, 2019, New York City establishments found in violation of the NYC Foam Ban will receive fines. According to our understanding, NYC stores, food service establishments, mobile food vendors, and commissaries may no longer offer, sell or possess single-use foam food containers such as foam takeout clamshells, cups, plates, bowls, trays, and coolers. Additionally, manufacturers, distributors, and stores may no longer sell or offer for sale loose fill foam packaging ("packing peanuts") in the city. For more information, visit or To report a violation, contact 311. 
DDC Rehabilitation of Pedestrian Ramps
The NYC Department of Design and Construction will begin work for the Rehabilitation of Pedestrian Ramps Project along Columbus Avenue beginning  Tuesday, July 16, 2019. This work will impact areas of our neighborhood, including Columbus Avenue at 62nd Street. Click here to see the DDC flyer about the project
Free West Side Shred Day
State Senator Jose Serrano and Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal will be hosting a summer West Side Shred Day event on Sunday, July 21, 2019 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. During the event, Upper West Siders can bring personal documents to Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal's office at 230 West 72nd Street to shred the papers for free at a shredding truck on-site. There is a limit of three boxes per household. If you have any questions, contact (212) 873-6368 or email
Get help from HPD with NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson
On Wednesday, July 24, NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson will be hosting staff from the NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD) at his district office (224 West 30th Street, STE 1206) to assist constituents with a variety of housing issues. This includes u nderstanding your rights and responsibilities as a tenant or property owner, g etting help filing a housing complaint, and more.  This service is by appointment only. To make an appointment, please call Speaker Johnson's district office at (212) 564-7757 or email .
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