Love what we do in Lincoln Square? Consider supporting our neighborhood efforts! Support from our residents, neighbors, and friends enables us to provide top-notch development and programs in the neighborhood. A generous donation to the Lincoln Square BID will help ensure we can continue our annual youth development program over the summer, our year-round neighborhood streetscape and beautification efforts, and our special community events, for which we hire local NYC musicians and artists. We appreciate the support of our local community and hope you will consider donating to our programs! Follow this link to make a donation


Lincoln Square: Dine & Shop for the Holidays
It can be hard to figure out fun gifts for the holidays, but there are a number of spots to shop at here in Lincoln Square that sell unique goods perfect for...
New in the Neighborhood this December
Three new shops have opened in Lincoln Square this month, just in time for...
New York Cares Pop-Ups
Now open inside of a storefront at 30 Lincoln Plaza, New York Cares is hosting a special pop-up this week only as part of...
Welcome 2019 in Lincoln Square Style
This December 31, the Lincoln Square neighborhood is a fantastic spot to welcome 2019! Many of our local businesses and organizations are hosting special...
Helping Out for the Holiday Season
This holiday season, embrace the spirit of charity and consider supporting a local Upper West Side or New York nonprofit organization...
Ecstatic Music Festival 2019
Kaufman Music Center is gearing up for another season of its special Ecstatic Music Festival. Get up close and personal with...
New Plaza Cinema Announces 5-Week Independent Film Festival in Lincoln Square
Carrying on the tradition of the former Lincoln Plaza Cinemas, New Plaza Cinema has announced a selection of films to screen between...



Travel Advisory - Thursday, December 13
NYC Emergency Management has issued a travel advisory for Thursday, December 13. There will be a wintry mix of snow and rain, which could impact the morning and evening commutes. Visit for more information.
New Grading Rules & Workshops for Mobile Food Vendors
Beginning this winter, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) will launch a letter grading program for mobile food carts and trucks. All mobile food vendors will be affected. This new grading program will closely resemble restaurant grading and must be posted on the permit decal on each cart and truck. The grading program will be rolled out over a two-year period, as permits are renewed and units get inspected. To help vendors learn about the new letter grading rules, workshops will be held starting in December and will continue throughout the two year roll-out period. Click here to view a flyer for workshop dates, time and location.
donateNYC Holiday Gift Guide
This holiday season,  donateNYC has created a  handy gift guide  to highlight examples of unique finds offered by donateNYC Partner stores. You'll find information on where to buy gifts like designer clothing, upcycled jewelry, vintage housewares, refurbished electronics, and more. By shopping at a donateNYC Partner thrift store or reuse center, you will save money, reduce waste, and support critical social service providers with your purchase.
Smell Gas? Act Fast.
Smell rotten eggs? You could have a gas leak. Gas leaks are dangerous and can result in fires and explosions. Click here to view a video about how to identify a gas leak and how to generally handle the situation If you suspect a leak, leave the area immediately, and take others with you. Always  call  911  or  1-800-75-CONED (1-800-752-6633) . National Grid customers should call  1-718-643-4050 Don't assume someone else will report the smell. You can report leaks anonymously. Visit
Package Theft Prevention Tips
During the holiday season, many New Yorkers order or receive packages at a higher frequency. To avoid package theft, the NYPD recommends New Yorkers  check shipping carrier options to help safeguard deliveries. Most carriers allow options to leave your delivery with a neighbor, designated areas, or even lockers at retail stores.