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Congratulations to two Lincoln Square restaurants for being recognized as the best in their respective culinary categories! 

Eater New York has included Old John's Diner on its list of 23 Great Breakfast Options in Manhattan. You can make a reservation here for the Diner, which is located at 148 West 67th Street at Amsterdam Ave. 

Porter House Bar and Grill made Thrillest New York's list of The 14 Best Steakhouses in NYC. Located at The Shops at Columbus Circle, you can make your reservation here for Porter House Bar and Grill. 

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Lights Up on Lincoln Square was a Success

December was a doozy in Lincoln Square! Starting with our Tree Lighting, continuing with all of our outdoor performances, and culminating in our WinteRamble, the past month of Lights Up on Lincoln Square was a true delight. We lit the Lincoln Square Holiday Tree, a Fraser Fir from Bliss, NY, which features unique ornaments from ...

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Lincoln Square Retail Roundup

The future looks bright for Lincoln Square this year. The streets are crowded, our neighborhood is thriving, thanks in large part to our robust residential population, and we have several new businesses that plan to open this year. Coming soon to the third floor of The Shops at Columbus Circle will be a new restaurant by Quality ...

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Achieve Your New Year's Resolution in Lincoln Square

Did you make a New Year's resolution to prioritize your health this year? That's why rather than steer you to eat sweets, which we have plenty of in Lincoln Square, we're encouraging you to walk our parks and streets and frequent our fitness facilities in 2023. If you're looking for a free way to get some exercise, why not walk the streets ...



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1/5 - 1/14: The Lost Rider: A Chronicle of Hollywood Sacrifice


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1/12 - 1/23: New York Jewish Film Festival 2023 at Film at Lincoln Center


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Attend a program at the American Folk Art Museum this January


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1/17 - 2/12: NYC Restaurant Week is coming soon this winter


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1/17 - 2/26: Don't miss the New York City Ballet Winter Season


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School of American Ballet's Connoisseurship is returning this spring 2023


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Catch NY Phil concerts via livestream for free in the lobby of David Geffen Hall


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Shop the end of season sale at the Store at MAD and save up to 70%


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Moleskin's Lunar New Year Collection is now at The Shops at Columbus Circle


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Visit Montmartre and receive 20% off all outerwear



COVID-19, Flu, and RSV in NYC

New York City is facing high levels of COVID-19, flu, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). The New York City Health Commissioner issued an advisory that strongly urges New Yorkers to wear masks in public indoor settings and crowded outdoor settings. The flu vaccine and COVID-19 boosters are our best protection against serious illness and complications. It’s safe to get both vaccines at the same time! To find a location near you, go to nyc.gov/vaccinefinder. NYC Council Member Erik Bottcher is hosting a COVID-19 booster clinic on Wednesday, January 18. Find out more details here and schedule your appointment here.

Get Free COVID-19 Tests Delivered to Your Home

With COVID-19 cases on the rise, the Biden administration is offering free at-home COVID-19 tests again through the Postal Service. You can order 4 free tests here.

Alternate Side Parking Suspended on January 6

Alternate side parking (street cleaning) regulations are suspended on Friday, January 6th for Three Kings’ Day. Click here to see the full NYCASP calendar for 2023. 

Christmas Tree Disposal available through January 8

DSNY will collect clean Christmas trees (and wreaths!) from Friday, January 6, 2023, through Saturday, January 14, 2023 — weather permitting. Remember, Christmas trees and wreaths are collected separately from your trash and recycling. Find more info here. Or, wrap up your holiday season and say goodbye to your tree at Mulchfest. Join NYC Parks and the New York City Department of Sanitation in the NYC holiday tradition of recycling your Christmas tree! Put on your boots and haul your tree to a Mulchfest location to see your tree into wood chips that will be used to nourish trees and make NYC even greener. Find a location here.

Volunteer for HOPE 2023 on January 24

Sign up now to participate in HOPE, NYC's annual survey of street homeless individuals. HOPE 2023 will be held on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, from 10pm to 4am. Volunteers will begin at a HOPE site and then canvass streets and subways. Volunteers must be 16 or over, and those under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian. Register here.

The Kindergarten Application is Open, Apply by January 20

The kindergarten application is open!  If your child was born in 2018 and lives in New York City, they are eligible to attend kindergarten in fall 2023. Apply here by January 20, 2023. Learn more here.

DOT Accepting Applications for 2023 Open Streets Program

On December 5, 2022, the Department of Transportation announced the availability of online applications for the 2023 Open Streets program. Through the Open Streets program, the Department of Transportation works with community organizations, schools, and businesses to provide activities in public space created by closing roads to vehicular traffic. If your Open Street will launch on or before June 30, 2023, you must apply by January 31, 2023. If your Open Street will launch on or after July, 2023, you must apply by April 14, 2023. Learn more about open streets on the DOT's website and from this presentation, and submit your application here.

The 2023 Manhattan Community Board Application Period is Open

Community Boards are the independent and representative voices of their communities. The Boards are pivotal in shaping their communities and work to enhance and preserve the character of the city’s many unique neighborhoods. The 2023 Community Board Application is open until March 17, 2023, at 5pm. Submit your application to serve on your Community Board here.

Read the UWSR Eco Letter

The free UWSR Eco Letter from Upper West Side Recycling lists events taking place during January and February as well as Winter 2023 updates for the Upper West Side of Manhattan. You can read the letter here.