The past few weeks, Lincoln Square, like the rest of
New York City, found itself under a blanket of white
snow, thanks to a series of powerful late winter
storms, which came just a week apart. For those of
you who braved the wind and the snowdrifts to trudge
into work or the grocery store, you might have found
that your journey was a bit easier and safer thanks to
the efforts of the Lincoln Square BID Clean Team.
Our Clean Team is best known for keeping the
district's sidewalks free of litter and our street
furniture graffiti, bill and sticker-free. When Mother
Nature turns fierce, unleashing a string of blizzards
like those our City experienced last week, the Clean
Team kicks into action for another key role: keeping
the neighborhood's crosswalks, catch basins, bus
stops and fire hydrants clear of snow. While the rest
us huddled in front of our computer screens at work
the Olympics at home) with a warm cup of cocoa in
hand, our Clean Team donned heavy parkas and
braved the elements to make sure that Lincoln
Square's shoppers, residents and employees could
get where they needed to go.
Shoveling snow--especially wet, heavy snow--is never
an easy job, and so we tip our hats to our dedicated
Clean Team and Goddard crew to say Thank you!
|Oscar Night and the City
On March 7, NYC & Company and the Academy of
Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will roll out the red
carpet at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall for Oscar
Night® and the City - New York's first-ever official
The event begins at 7pm with hors d'oeuvres,
cocktails and music from Oscar-winning films
performed live by the Juilliard Jazz Ensemble. At
8:30pm, when the 82nd Academy Awards broadcast
goes live, guests can settle into their theater seats
and watch on the big screen; linger in the majestic
foyer with a drink in hand (an open bar runs
throughout the evening); or enjoy both spaces over
the course of the party with like-minded film buffs,
industry insiders and glitterati. Guests can also watch
the show on screens in the lobby and will have
the chance to get up close and personal with the wax
figures of some Hollywood icons from Madame
Tussauds NY. Each guest will receive the official
Oscar program that will be provided at this year's
A limited number of premium Starring Role tickets
(which include access to the VIP lounge and the best
seats in the house) are $225 each; Supporting Role
tickets are $150 each. Click here
And, don't forget to
visit the 2nd floor of Time Warner Center for a rare
opportunity to get acquainted with a famous golden
trophy. You can have your photo taken while holding a
real Oscar, see the award that Judy Garland won for
her performance in The Wizard of Oz and learn about
Oscar's intricate design process by examining several
statues that are in various stages of completion.
|Fête de Campagne at Landmarc - a Midnight Feast
Savor the rustic flavors and classic tradition of the
de Campagne, a French country feast that has
been a favorite of Chef Marc Murphy. Join Marc at
LANDMARC on Friday, March 12, 2010 at midnight
(actually, Saturday morning!) as he hosts his
very own take on this convivial celebration.
Marc will transport guests to rural France through a
midnight sampling of assorted house made
and charcuterie, goose fat fries with aioli, a variety of
French cheeses, mussels in white wine, smoky
bacon tarte flambé, a selection of sweet crêpes,
French desserts and much more. Be ready to toast to
the fête with ample amounts of wine and beer and
make sure to sample the French Pearl, a special
cocktail honoring this lively and festive
For details and tickets, click
|Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at O'Neals'
On Wednesday, March 17, stop by O'Neals' at
49 West 64th Street and 50 West 65th Street (just east
Broadway) and celebrate St. Patrick's Day!
From 8:00pm - 9:30pm, proprietor Michael O'Neal,
will have an "intimate" celebration in the REDBAR.
The evening will consist of Great Songs & Fare with
various artists performing Irish-American and
Traditional Irish Music. Special Guest and MC,
Frances O'Flynn, will recount and narrate the history of
many of the songs you will hear. And, don't forget to
toast Mike and his wife, Chris, as they kick up their
heels on their 43rd wedding anniversary!
|Merkin Concert Hall Spring Awakening
This spring, Merkin Concert Hall is the place to hear
the strongest and most original voices in 21st century
music. Visit Merkin for a dazzling lineup of New York's
favorite artists as the Contemporary Contexts series
and the New Sounds Live series hosted by WNYC's
John Schaefer continue!
You'll hear performers ranging from New York's
alt-classical quartet ETHEL to the SIGNAL ensemble
and Lark Chamber Artists to pianists Jeremy Denk
Ed Pastorini to the playful pop-inflected trio Elizabeth
& the Catapult. Hear brand new work by composers
you've been hearing about: Nico Muhly, Paul
Moravec, Sir Harrison Birtwistle and the notorious
JacobTV. For the full concert schedule click here.
SPECIAL OFFER: Friends of the Lincoln Square
Business Improvement District receive discounted
$20 tickets for any concerts in the New Sounds Live
and Contemporary Contexts series. Use the promo
|Share a Taxi, Save Money!
Today, the New York City Taxi and Limousine
Commission, in coordination with the New York City
Department of Transportation, launched the first of
several anticipated Group Taxicab Ride stands.
This one-year pilot program, will jet passengers from
Midtown, and the Upper East and West Sides to
Central in yellow taxicabs for a reduced fare. The
purpose of the stands is to help passengers traveling
to common destinations save money and help the
environment, while increasing the income of
Group Riders will share a taxicab with at least one
other person, and can be dropped off anywhere along
the Park Avenue portion of the ride, or continue on to
the final destination near Grand Central Station.
The three Group Ride stands, which will be in service
Monday through Friday from 6:00am to 10:00am, are
* W. 57th Street and 8th Avenue - Fare: $3
* W. 72nd Street and Columbus Avenue - Fare:
* E. 72nd Street and 3rd Avenue - Fare: $4
|L'Étoile at New York City Opera
New York City Opera will celebrate the opening of its
2010 Spring Season on Thursday, March 18, with a
gala performance of Emmanuel Chabrier's opéra
bouffe L'Étoile! The opera is followed by a grand
evening on the Promenade of the David H. Koch
Theater with dancing to waltzes played by the New
York City Opera Orchestra.
L'Étoile, which was first seen at New York City
in 2002, is directed by Mark Lamos with associate
director Alain Gauthier and was a favorite of
Stravinsky, Debussy, and Ravel. Lamos creates a
witty and stylish production of a rare operatic gem,
befitting this zany caper about a madcap king, an
astrologer, and a hapless peddler. Performed in
French with English supertitles.
Regular performances of L'Étoile will continue
April 1. On Saturday, April 3, at 1:30pm, City Opera will
present a 60-minute abridged version of
in French with English dialogue, as a special Family
Matinee with pricing ranging from $6 - $65.
Get your tickets now!
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