Spend Your Summer in Lincoln Square
We're headed into the middle of summer and there's no better place to spend time during these warm weeks than Lincoln Square. Not only is this neighborhood bustling with shoppers, workers, residents and visitors, but Lincoln Square has a ton of outdoor spaces at which to enjoy the weather in addition to great programming and amenities...


Neighborhood Spotlight: American Folk Art Museum
Across from Richard Tucker Park on Columbus Avenue, lives one of our wonderful neighborhood cultural spots: the American Folk Art Museum. It is an institution dedicated to showcasing and appreciating folk art and creative expressions of contemporary self-taught artists. The museum hosts exhibitions, publications, and educational programs.  Cu rrently, there are two exhibitions on display, Eugen Gabritschevsky: Theater of the Imperceptible and Carlo Zinelli (1916-1974), both showing until August 20, 2017 and admission is always free.

Moreover, the American Folk Art Museum has a ton of free  programming...
New to the BID Team: Michael Esposito
Michael Esposito, our newest staff addition to the office, is a recent Fordham University graduate. Having studied Economics and Urban Studies at Fordham, Michael is passionate about economic development, innovation, and social justice campaigns. During his time at Fordham, he often visited Lincoln Square's campus location, familiarizing himself with some of the Lincoln Square area...
The Office NYC is Now Open
The Office NYC has opened inside of the Mandarin Oriental New York at 80 Columbus Circle at 60th Street. An intimate speakeasy-style bar, The Office NYC is the New York outpost for the bar, which originated in Chicago. The polished wood and leather decorated room offers an antique flare, serving classically inspired food and cocktails, a collection of vintage spirits, and other eclectic delicacies...
West Side YMCA's Build A Backpack Program
If you're looking for a way to give back to the local community, o ver 400 elementary school students in Y programs at PS 191, PS 165, PS 145 and the Grosvenor Neighborhood House YMCA need school supplies to start the school year. This summer, the West Side YMCA is working on a school supplies drive for students in need called Build A Backpack ...



Heat Advisory: Thursday, July 13
The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for New York City until 6:00pm, Thursday, June 13. These conditions are dangerous to health. Avoid strenuous activity. People without air conditioning, older adults, and people with chronic health conditions are most at risk. Visit www.nyc.gov/beattheheat or call 311 for tips on how stay cool. 
Shred Day: Sunday, July 16
On Sunday, July 16 from 11:00am-2:00pm, join Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal and AARP to safely shred your personal and confidential documents. This free event will take place in front of Assemblymember Rosenthal's District Office at 230 West 72nd Street (between Broadway and West End Avenue). Please limit three boxes per household.  For more information, call 212.873.6368 or email rosenthall@nyassembly.gov.
NYC Food Waste Fair: Tuesday, July 25
The NYC Department of Sanitation's Foundation for New York's Strongest will host the largest exhibition of food waste solutions at this summer's NYC Food Waste Fair on Tuesday, July 25 at the Brooklyn Expo Center. Offering a "soup to nuts" approach to preventing, recovering, and recycling food waste, the expo-style event will equip New York City business owners and managers with the knowledge, tools and connections they need to build a food waste prevention plan from scratch, or take existing programs to the next level. For more information visit  www.foodwastefair.nyc