Summer may be winding down, but outside dining is still in full swing until the end of October! Click here to find out where to dine in Lincoln Square. Photo credit: Elena Olivo
NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS
Public Safety Officer Job Openings
Do you or someone you know like being outdoors and talking to people? Do you have prior experience as a security professional? Do you want to gain experience in the...
The Pandemic Diaries
The New York Public Library (NYPL) has started a new initiative that invites New Yorkers to submit audio recordings of themselves or their loved ones telling...
Child Care Services Around Lincoln Square
As parents may be heading back to work and the school season is approaching, families may be struggling to find child care for their young children...
Be Counted At Home
While we are in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we can still make sure our voices are being heard from home...
SLA and NYC Health Updates
There are several updates food establishment/restaurant and bar owners should be aware of in regards to the New York State Liquor Authority and NYC Health...
SCA Search for Educational and Child Care Space
Attention Property Owners! As New York City public schools prepare to reopen safely in September, the School Construction Authority (SCA) is seeking sites to use as...
MORE TO ENJOY
Now Delivering:
Epicerie Boulud

Lincoln Center Pop-Up Classroom

NYC Parks: Summer on
the Hudson

College & Career Pathways at Riverside Library

Reopening 8.28.20: American Folk Art Museum

Unveiling of the Women's Rights Pioneers Monument

GOVERNMENT ALERTS
New Commercial Organic Rules
New Commercial Organics Rules went into effect Friday, July 31, 2020 and additional businesses will be required to separate their organic waste, including: retail food stores, food services establishments, food prep locations, catering establishments, and temporary public events. For more details on these requirements and establishments already required to comply, please visit nyc.gov/businessorganics.
Public School Reopening Plans
The NYC Department of Education (DOE) has submitted their District School Reopening Plan to the New York State Education Department. Click here to view the plan. To Learn more about DOE's plan for the 2020-2021 school year, attend a virtual information session on Thursday, August 27. Additionally, the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) released their own School Reopening Plan on Wednesday, August 19. Click here for more information on UFT’s plan.
Gyms and Fitness Centers to Reopen September 2
Gyms and fitness centers can reopen in New York City on Wednesday, September 2. Indoor pools and group classes must remain closed. People must wear masks and capacity will be capped at 33%. Local health departments must inspect gyms prior to or within two weeks of reopening, to ensure strict adherence to Department of Health guidance. Check out more information here.
NYC Orders Hotels to Enforce Quarantine Forms
Under an executive order signed by Mayor de Blasio, New York City hotels and short-term rentals will have to collect quarantine registration forms from travelers from high-risk states before giving them access to their rooms. Click here to learn more.
Tribute in Light for September 11
The 9/11 Memorial and Museum will be moving forward with its Annual Tribute in Light. In conjunction with the annual Tribute in Light installation, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum is partnering with NYC & Company and buildings throughout the city to light up their facades and spires in light blue from dusk to dawn on Friday, September 11 in commemoration of the 19th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks. Buildings are invited to light up their facades blue to honor those lost on 9/11. For questions, contact tributeinlight@911memorial.org.
DEP Water Conservation and Reuse Grant Program Round 2
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is rolling out Round 2 of their Water Conservation and Reuse Grant Pilot Program. The grant program aims to conserve the City’s drinking water supply, with a corresponding reduction of flows into the sewer system, by reimbursing commercial, industrial, and multi-family residential property owners who invest in water efficiency projects, including low-flow fixtures, as well as innovative water saving technologies such as on-site water reuse systems. Applications are open until September 15, 2020. Learn more and apply here.
Commercial Eviction Ban Extended to September 20
Governor Cuomo has signed an executive order extending the state's moratorium on COVID-related commercial evictions and foreclosures an additional month, until Sunday, September 20. Click here for more information.