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Openings in Lincoln Square
This summer, Lincoln Square welcomes several great new businesses to the area that will keep you both fashionable and hydrated in this great weather and into the rest of the seasons.
In The Shops at Columbus CircleTed Baker London has recently opened up on the ground floor, offering patrons and fashionistas a taste of its world-renowned style and sophistication in menswear, womenswear, accessories, and other stylish pieces. Ted Baker's clothing provides high quality fabrics, colorful and eye catching patterns, and styles that can easily transition between night and day for both men and women. Many of the pieces combine classic silhouettes with contemporary influences while staying true to its London origins.
There is something fresh blending up i nside of  Equinox Columbus CircleJuice Press, an organic cold press juice bar, offers an expansive organic product line for customers interested in tasty and healthy smoothies and juices including a variety of  vegan probiotics. You can try a healthy juice after you wrap up your workout at the gym or just stop by for a nutritious mid-day beverage. 

And, newly opened at 141 Amsterdam Avenue, the neighborhood welcomes a sleek new Starbucks. The shop has a clean and modern interior design with tables and bench seating offering ample resting spots as you delight in a latte or coffee before work or in the afternoon.
Be sure to stop by and visit these new neighborhood additions as you enjoy Lincoln Square this summer. Of course, there are a number of wonderful businesses, old and new, throughout the district, all of which you can locate in our Map & Guide brochure or on our shopping directory page
A Busy July at Lincoln Center
It will be a busy July at Lincoln Center as Lincoln Center Festival and Lincoln Center Out of Doors will keep fans of the arts entertained throughout the summer. 

From Wednesday, July 13 through Sunday, July 31,  Lincoln Center Festival will welcome artists from around the world in what 
The New York Times   has called  " a summer rite for culturally inquisitive". Highlights from the festival include Olivier and Tony Award-winner Jonathan Pryce taking the stage at The Rose Theater as Shylock in a critically acclaimed production  of William Shakespeare's  The Merchant of Venice  from Wednesday, July 20 through Sunday, July 24. Plus, the famous Takarazuka Revue presents Takarazuka Chicago , an all female, all Japanese take on the Kander and Ebb classic. And, this year's festival will see the return of  Goran Bregović's   Wedding and Funeral Orchestra, who are sure to pump great  Eastern European brass sounds through David Geffen Hall with their signature boisterous ecstatic energy. Visit   to see details on each performance and for ticket information. 

Also, starting on Wednesday, July 20 get ready for  three jam-packed weeks of FREE world-class music, dance, and spoken word with  Lincoln Center Out of Doors . The outdoor activity begins 
with  A Night of Words and Music with Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye, and Tony Shanahan along with Mariachi Flor de Toloache. On Saturday, July 23 there is a Lincoln Center Block Party starting at 11:00am at Josie Robertson Plaza. And, that same night, you can spend An Evening with Darlene Love at Damrosch Park. See the entire schedule of free Lincoln Center Out of Doors performances here.  

Keep up to date with everything going on at Lincoln Center this summer at
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Sessions at the Circle Begin July 26
Some of New York's most dynamic  young jazz artists, including trumpeter/Wynton Marsalis protégé Riley Mulherkar  and Christie Dashiell of NBC's "The Sing-Off,'' will serenade patrons of The Shops at Columbus Circle  when the Sessions at the Circle series kicks off its six-week run on Tuesday,  July 26.

The free evening concerts take place every Tuesday from J uly 26 through August 30  f rom 6:00pm -8:00pm on  the second-level mezzanine of The Shops.  The concerts are a partnership between The Shops at Columbus Circle and Jazz at Lincoln Center and showcase a range of jazz styles.  This year's series will show off the big-band sounds of Zaccai Curtis, smoky renditions of the Great American Songbook by Allyson Briggs, and classic tenor saxophone riffs from Camille Thurman. Plus, f amilies taking a break from shopping won't want to miss the Session's Jazz for Young People performance on August 6, where folks of all ages are invited to swing and sway to joyous rhythms as they learn about the essence of the music. 

You can visit  to see the entire lineup and a list of participating retailers
Businesses and Air-Conditioning: Know the Law
Approved by the Mayor last October, Local Law 92 of 2015 prohibits businesses of any size from leaving doors and windows open while the air-conditioning is running. Proposed and advocated for as part of NYC's Shut the Front Door Campaign, this legislation seeks to curb energy wastefulness and protect the environment through mindful use of energy.

This law took full effect on July 1, 2016, which means that, rather than any written warnings, businesses found in violation of the law will be liable for a $250 civil penalty for each open door or window. Subsequently, businesses found with additional violations within an eighteen month period will be subject to $500 penalties for each open door or window. For chain stores, the first violation will be a fine of $500 each while any subsequent violations within eighteen months will be a fine of $1,000 each. Patrons are able to file complaints through the website and 311.

This law also requires that chain stores--stores with five or more locations in New York City--must post a sign alerting people to contact 311 to report violations of the law on all exterior doors in a location easy for the public to see. You can click here to download a PDF version of the required signage along with some guidelines. 
Though it may be tempting to prop open your business doors and windows during these warm and sunny months, doing so could result in a fine from the City. Please be conscious of these regulations as the summer continues and contact 311 with any questions or concerns.

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