Another terrific Annual Meeting! On Tuesday, May 21, 2019, we held the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Lincoln Square Business Improvement District and it was a wonderful event, full of community members, stakeholders, and neighbors. Thank you to Fordham University for providing us with delicious food for the breakfast and a great meeting space. We were so excited to hear from two terrific guest speakers - Henry Timms, President and CEO of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, and Samuel I. Schwartz, President and CEO of Sam Schwartz Transportation Consultants - and delighted that Council Member Helen Rosenthal and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer also joined us. At our meeting, we also presented our Fiscal Year 2020 budget which increased primarily due to increases in the minimum wage. You can download an online copy of our 2019 Annual Report, which highlights accomplishments from this past year, and details the Fiscal Year 2020 budget and financial statements. Additionally, for the first time, we have put together a data report Lincoln Square by the Numbers, which you can download here. We will continue to update the data as time progresses to ensure accuracy. Click here to view some excellent photos from the event.
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Pride Events in Lincoln Square
Not only is June Pride Month in NYC, but this year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and coincides with NYC being chosen as the destination for World Pride...
Apply for the City's First Online Business Courses
The Department of Small Business Services is offering a new online series of courses designed to help entrepreneurs at all stages and from all industries to start and grow successful businesses. Small business owners can apply now to join an upcoming online course and will be connected to a series through Coursera, which hosts business courses developed by the world's best universities. Series topics include Building Your Own Business, Operating & Financing your Business, Mastering Marketing & Sales, Managing & Leading People, and Achieving Your Growth Potential. Click here for more information and to apply.
Free Tax Prep Events for Self-Employed Filers & Freelancers
The NYC Department of Consumer Affairs is holding two free pop-up tax prep events for self-employed filers and freelance workers on Thursday, May 30 and June 6, 2019 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm. At the upcoming events, a volunteer tax preparer with experience preparing taxes for self-employed filers and freelance workers will help you complete your quarterly estimated tax form. To qualify for this free service, your 2019 gross income must be: $55,000 or less if you will file as married filing jointly or have children OR $25,000 or less if you will file as single and do not have children. For more information and to RSVP to the May 30 event click here and for the June 6 event click here.
Free Bike Helmet Giveaway
New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson's office is partnering with the NYC Department of Transportation and Bike New York to offer free bike helmets and fittings on Saturday, June 8. From 11am to 2:30pm, stop by the Chelsea Park athletic field to get your free helmet and learn how to make sure it is properly fitted. Instructors will be on hand to teach kids how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bicycle with Learn-To-Ride lessons from 12:30pm to 2:30pm. Click here to RSVP.