|Beef & Barolo at Porter House New York
Time Warner Center's Circle of Taste will launch on
Tuesday, February 9 with an exclusive dinner of Beef &
House New York featuring Chef Michael
Lomonaco and Master Sommelier Roger Dagorn.
This event, which will take place inside Porter House's
intimate wine cellar, will allow guests to indulge in
robust, hand-crafted Barolo wines paired with a bold
steakhouse-inspired menu celebrating exceptional
cuts of beef in modern preparations.
The expertly selected chef's menu will offer the best
of American beef including poached filet mignon,
succulent short ribs and dry aged prime rib among
other flavorful Barolo-inspired presentations. All the
wines will be a selection of highly sought after and
difficult to acquire Barolo wines produced in limited
quantities. The selection of rich, deeply concentrated
full-bodied wines of Italy's Barolo region will be
curated and presented by Master Sommelier Roger
Dagorn from Porter House New York. Surprise
Valentine early with this delicious and delightful
evening for two.
tickets to the premiere evening of Circle
|Banana Shpeel at the Beacon
Cirque du Soleil invites the Upper West Side to a
behind-the-scenes look at its new production,
Shpeel! Get an exclusive sneak peek at the
process on Wednesday, February 10, from 4:30 -
7:00pm at the historic and recently renovated Beacon
Theatre, 2124 Broadway
between West 74th and 75th Streets, at a free Open
Meet and greet the artists of Banana Shpeel
tasting from area restaurants and businesses. The
100 people to bring a banana will receive a pair of
tickets to the show... all bananas will be donated to
Garden of Dreams Foundation!
Banana Shpeel is a roller-coaster mix of
styles inspired by vaudeville that blends comedy with
tap, hip hop, eccentric dance and slapstick, all linked
by a hilarious narrative that ignites a succession of
wacky adventures. This is not a circus, or a musical or
a variety show, or even vaudeville. It is Banana
Shpeel! Previews begin Thursday, February 25.
Be the first to see Banana Shpeel and save
shows through March 31! Use code: BT35 at
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performances thru March
31, 2010. Offer not valid on premium, lower or upper
balcony seats. 8 ticket limit per order. Service charges
apply to phone and Internet orders. Offer subject to
availability and not valid on previously purchased
tickets. All sales are final - no refunds or exchanges.
Offer may be revoked or modified at any time without
notice. Offer expires March 31, 2010.
|Lincoln Center Celebrates Black History Month
February is Black History Month and Lincoln Center is
rolling out a series of programs to celebrate the
contribution of African Americans to the arts. Free
neighborhood events include a performance by the
Harlem Gospel Choir on Saturday, February 6
11:00 am in
the new David Rubenstein Atrium; an exhibit entitled
The Jazz Loft Project featuring more than 200
images captured by celebrated photographer W.
Eugene Smith at the Donald and Mary Oenslager
Gallery in the New York Public Library for the
Performing opens Wednesday, February 17;
American girl, World Citizen: A Musical Journey of
Nina Simone on Monday, February 22 at 7:00 pm
at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College;
and The Mighty Third Rail on Thursday,
February 25 at 8:30 pm at the David Rubenstein
Click here for in-depth descriptions of
and the full schedule of Lincoln Center's Black
History Month celebration.
Image: Thelonious Monk and
his Town Hall band
rehearsal, Feb. 1959 / Photo by W. Eugene Smith
|Where to Eat In Lincoln Square: Restaurant Week!
For the past two weeks, savvy diners took advantage
Restaurant Week (January 25th - February 7th) to
sample some of Lincoln Square's finest fare.
Participating restaurants in the neighborhood
Voce, Asiate, Bar
Boulud, Café Fiorello,
Bar and Restaurant,
Nougatine at Jean Georges, Porter
House New York,
West, and Rosa
Missed out on the fun? Don't worry! Many Restaurant
Week participants have agreed to extend their special
promotions through February 28th. For more details
on which restaurants are extending, and NYC
Restaurant Week in general, please visit the official
NYC Restaurant Week website. And, don't forget
that you can always find information on all of Lincoln
Square's restaurants in our free guide, Where
to Eat in Lincoln Square.
|Opening a Business in Lincoln Square? Help is Available!
Did you know that the City of New York has a free tool
designed to help you start a business in New York
City? NYC Business Express is an interactive website
that can assist you with obtaining general license,
permit, tax and other useful information online. It even
has an Incentives Estimator that will provide you a
customized list of incentives for which your business
might be eligible.
NYC Business Express is an initiative of the New York
City Department of Small Business Services, a city
agency dedicated to promoting the vitality and growth
of small businesses in New York City, as an engine
job creation, neighborhood development and overall
For more information, visit
|Love is in the air in Lincoln Square!
Valentine's Day is quickly approaching and the BID
wants to help you find everything you need to
celebrate with that special someone. Looking for the
perfect restaurant? Start your search using our free
Where to Eat in Lincoln Square.
Chocolates or other sweets can be picked up at
Chocolatier, at Bouchon
Bakery or near the
bakery section of Whole
Foods Market; all
located in Time Warner Center. Whole Foods Market
also has a large flower selection - pick out the
blooms you like and a staff member will arrange them
for you... for free! You'll find cards at Barnes and
Noble (1972 Broadway), Duane Reade
2025 Broadway), and Borders (2nd
floor, Time Warner Center), to name a few. Want to do
something different? Magnolia
Bakery will be selling
an array of Valentine's-themed cupcakes at their
Columbus Avenue store at 69th Street. Other sweet
treats can be
found at Le
Pain Quotidien on 65th Street just east of
Broadway and at Soutine Bakery on
70th Street just
west of Columbus.
Of course, any romantic knows that one of the best
ways to spend a meaningful moment is by sharing a
breathtaking view of the city that we all love. And when
it comes to breathtaking views, Lincoln Square has
plenty to offer. Here's our list of some of Lincoln
Square's finest vistas (listed in no particular order):
Warner Center: Many of the restaurants and bars
at the Shops at Columbus Circle feature sweeping
panoramas of Columbus Circle and Central Park. Sky-
level dining and drinking is also available at the
Mandarin Oriental right next door.
Museum of Arts
and Design: Most floors, including the
9th featuring the newly opened restaurant Robert, offer
impressive views of Columbus Circle, Central Park
West and Broadway.
Hotel: The Rooftop Bar & Lounge located on the
12th floor offers magnificent views of Lincoln Center
as well as the Broadway and Columbus Avenue
gateway to Manhattan's Upper West Side.
What's your favorite romantic spot in Lincoln Square?
Join the conversation now on our Facebook page.
It Happened Here, Lincoln Square - 1976
In 1976, Taxi Driver, the Academy Award
crime drama directed by Martin Scorcese, was
released. Taxi Driver was set throughout the
grimy New York City streets of the '70s (a stark
contrast to today!) and features scenes with Robert
DeNiro and Cybil Shepard at Columbus Circle and
throughout Lincoln Square! That same year, Tavern
on the Green opened, the Greenmarket was
organized to bring fresh food to city neighborhoods,
and Lincoln Center launched its first ever "Live from
Lincoln Center" on PBS.