DOT re-striping crosswalk on Columbus Avenue and 63rd Street
This past fall we noticed that many of the crosswalks in Lincoln Square were totally faded and in many cases non existent.  We reached out to DOT with a list of 27 locations in Lincoln Square that were in need of attention and they told us that as soon as the weather became warmer they would address our concerns!  We are pleased to report that despite COVID-19, DOT completed re-striping all the of the faded crosswalks in Lincoln Square.  Thank you DOT for making our streets safer for pedestrians.

 IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

Staying Safe for Ourselves and Others
We understand that many of you have been cooped up inside for months now and are eager to get out, see your friends and family, and return to your favorite neighborhood spots...
Governor's Guidance for Phases Two and Three
Great news! The Governor announced today that the City is "on track" to begin reopening Phase Two on Monday, June 22. The beginning of Phase Two is still subject to change as it will depend on the number of reported cases of COVID-19.
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Businesses Open During COVID-19
On an almost daily basis we are seeing more of our neighborhood's stores joining the list of open businesses. Retail spots are reopening for curbside pick-up and many restaurants are open for takeout and delivery! 
Summer Learning at Home
Looking for new ways to get productive this summer while staying safe? Try an online class! School's out for summer, but adults across Lincoln Square and the city still have...
Cooling Assistance This Summer
Summer is upon us, and New Yorkers are already feeling the heat! If you do not have an air conditioning unit in your home, you may be eligible to receive one for free from the City...
You Can Count On New York Contest
Want to win a gift card for take out? To encourage more New Yorkers to complete the 2020 Census, Seamless, in partnership with NYC Census 2020, is giving away ten...
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Lighthouse Guild Low Vision Services
COVID-19 has made it difficult to make doctor appointments, but with the City reopening, many health practices are resuming services. Lighthouse Guild (250 West 64th Street) has...
Celebrate Women's Activism
Help build NYC's first permanent catalog listing women activists from across the globe! If you know of a woman who has made an impact through their activism--whether famous or...






FOR DISTRICT BUSINESSES

LSBID Business Reopening Survey
The Lincoln Square BID is here to help our district's businesses through these challenging times as the city reopens. Toward that end, we have compiled a brief survey regarding your plans to reopen. We hope that you will provide us with this information so that we can tailor our efforts to fit our businesses' needs.
 
Please complete the Lincoln Square BID Business Reopening Survey by clicking here . The survey is brief and should only take about five minutes to complete. 

GOVERNMENT ALERTS

Virtual Community Conversation
On Wednesday June, 17 at 7:00pm, NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson along with NYC Council Member Helen Rosenthal will host a Virtual Community Conversation to discuss COVID-19 related topics, including unemployment, open spaces, resources for seniors, and more. In order to receive log-in details for this event, you must register beforehand here. You must also submit your questions beforehand when you register. 
Early Voting & Accessible Absentee Ballots
Early Voting Has Begun. NYC voters are assigned by residence to One Early Voting Site. Voters may ONLY vote early at their assigned site. Click Here or call 1-866-Vote-NYC (1-866-868-3692) to get your early voting location. Early voting takes place from Saturday, June 13 - Sunday, June 21.
MTA Action Plan
With Phase One reopening underway, the MTA has released a 13-point action plan on how to keep New Yorkers safe on public transit during this global health crisis. Click here to view the MTA Action Plan for a Safe Return
COVID-19 Testing
There are a number of places across New York City where individuals can get tested for COVID-19 and antibodies. Click here to view a resource page from NYC's COVID-19 Citywide Information Portal regarding testing. Also,  a new COVID-19 testing center will open at Riverside Church (91 Claremont Avenue) for both antibody (blood) and PCR (nasal swab) tests. It will be open 9:00am - 5:00pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays through July 11, no appointment is necessary.
Safer Sex and COVID-19
The New York City Department of Health is offering new guidelines on safer sex in the era of COVID-19, including wearing masks and asking potential partners if they've experienced any coronavirus symptoms in the past 14 days. Click here to read more