LINKS - Lincoln Square E-News
May 2011

in this issue
  • Celebrate Mother's Day in Lincoln Square
  • Bon App�tit at Boulud Sud & �picerie Boulud
  • Mandarin Oriental New York's "Suite" ABT Package
  • Met Opera Shop Caf� Now Open
  • Have You Seen the New Duane Reade?
  • Tribeca New Music Festival at Kaufman Center
  • No Smoking Allowed
  • Start Planning for Summer at AAA
  • Fordham University Blasting Advisory

  • Celebrate Mother's Day in Lincoln Square

    This Mother's Day, treat the Mom in your life to a delicious brunch, a fun shopping spree or an evening of entertainment in Lincoln Square. You can start your day at one of the area's fine restaurants, take a leisurely stroll up and down Broadway for some great finds at the area's shops and top off your evening with a performance at Lincoln Center.

    Let our website, www.lincolnsquarebid.org, be your guide to the neighborhood and show Mom how much you care by sharing your moments in Lincoln Square!

    Bon App�tit at Boulud Sud & �picerie Boulud

    On Tuesday, May 10 celebrated Chef Daniel Boulud will treat Lincoln Square and the Upper West Side to a new culinary experience with the official opening of �picerie Boulud and Boulud Sud - an eat-in/take-out caf� and market and a new Mediterranean inspired restaurant located at the corner of Broadway and 64th Street, next door to the existing Bar Boulud.

    Boulud Sud will be on 64th Street, just east of Broadway, and will serve a grilling themed menu. It's cooking, based on the traditions of Mediterranean cuisine, will draw upon the flavors of France's C�te d'Azur, Portugal, Spain, Italy, and Greece as well as North Africa and Turkey!

    The adjacent �picerie Boulud, an eat-in and take-out caf� and market is located on Broadway at the corner of 64th Street. It will offer Chef Daniel Boulud's signature house made charcuterie, complemented with artisanal cheeses selected by Saxelby Cheese Mongers, soups, salads, breads, made to order sandwiches, ice cream and more. One of �picerie Boulud's most unique features will be its evening transformation into an oyster bar offering wines by the glass, making it a gathering place for residents and visitors alike.

    For reservations at Boulud Sud call 212.595.1313 and just stop in �picerie Boulud to pick out your favorite treat.

    Tip: �picerie Boulud opened its doors today... be sure to get some Mother's Day treats!

    Image: �picerie Boulud's cheese spread by Melissa Hom

    Mandarin Oriental New York's "Suite" ABT Package

    The American Ballet Theatre (ABT) will kick off its 2011 spring season on Monday, May 16. As one of the world's greatest dance companies, ABT will showcase a fantastic collection of productions including Don Quixote, Giselle, Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty and more through July 9, 2011.

    To make your visit even more memorable, Mandarin Oriental, New York has partnered with ABT to create the "Suite Spring/Summer Season Package", which includes two complimentary orchestra seats to one of ABT's performances when booking suite accommodations for two nights at Mandarin Oriental, New York, ABT's preferred hotel. This special package also includes a full American breakfast for two each morning in the comfort of your suite or restaurant Asiate.

    For booking information please contact Mandarin Oriental, New York at 212.805.8800. This package is pending suite and ABT ticket availability. It is strongly recommended that this package be booked a minimum of 5 days in advance to ensure tickets to your desired ABT performance are available. Please note that ABT tickets are not available for the Opening Night Gala May 16, 2011. This package is available from May 17 - July 9, 2011 and cannot be combined with other offers or packages. For tickets to ABT, visit www.abt.org or call 212.362.6000.

    Met Opera Shop Caf� Now Open

    The Metropolitan Opera's latest production debuted this month, but it's not an opera... it's an outdoor caf�! The new caf� is located adjacent to the Met Opera Shop on Lincoln Center's north plaza. Light snacks, sandwiches, pastries, Lavazza coffee and other beverages are now available Mondays through Saturdays, from 10:00am to 10:00pm.

    Have You Seen the New Duane Reade?

    Make-up, medicine, milk and a makeover! All of this and more at the recently renovated Duane Reade at 1889 Broadway between 62nd and 63rd Streets at the base of the Empire Hotel. This 24 hour store's facelift is keeping in line with all of the great changes that have taken place throughout the neighborhood.

    In addition to their great pharmacies, the new stores are being transformed for New York City living with more choices and a greater selection of products. From the vast beauty department to the Blockbuster kiosk, this "new" gorgeous, two-story location will surely become a favorite shopping destination for all with an incredible LOOK Boutique with 16 make-up lines, including BECCA, a fresh fruit and pastries section, daily sushi and more. It's no longer just a drug store!

    Tribeca New Music Festival at Kaufman Center

    The Tribeca New Music Festival will kick off its 10th season at Kaufman Center on Monday, May 23 with ETHEL - the stunning string quartet phenomena with Cornelius Dufallo and Mary Rowell on violins, Ralph Farris on viola and Dorothy Lawson on cello performing with some of today's hottest composers on the New York scene. Joining the quartet will be composer/vocalist Corey Dargel, and pianist Kathleen Supov� with the world premieres of Andy Akiho, Rick Baitz, Anna Clyne, Judd Greenstein, Matt Marks, amd Randall Woolf.

    On Thursday, May 26 the festival continues with DITHER and REDHOOKER - two of today's most important groundbreaking groups in new music with world premieres by Stephen Griesgraber and Tristan Perech with music by Lisa R. Coons.

    Don't miss what promises to be an extraordinary festival of new music! Tickets are just $30 for prime seating or $25 for regular seating. Student/senior tickets are available for $15 and can be purchased at the Box Office or by calling 212.501.3330.

    Image: ETHEL by Steve J. Sherman

    No Smoking Allowed

    Back in February, Mayor Bloomberg signed a bill into law that prohibits smoking within New York City's parks, beaches and pedestrian plazas; this law will go into effect on Monday, May 23. Public spaces covered by the smoking ban include all New York City parks (except median strips), beaches and boardwalks, public golf courses, stadium grounds, and pedestrian plazas such as those at Times Square and Herald Square. That goes for Lincoln Square's parks, too, including Richard Tucker Park at Broadway and 66th Street and Dante Park at Broadway and 63rd Street!

    For more details, please visit the Parks Department's website at www.nyc.gov/parks.

    Start Planning for Summer at AAA

    Did you know that AAA's only Manhattan location is located right here in Lincoln Square at 1881 Broadway and 62nd Street? AAA, the not-for-profit member service organization with more than 51 million members, provides a whole host of services, including travel, automotive, insurance, financial, deals, and travel accessories in its shop. Stop in to learn about all of the great benefits of becoming a member and start planning your summer vacation.

    Not a member? Join today by visiting www.aaany.com or calling 212.757.2000.

    Fordham University Blasting Advisory

    We have been notified by Fordham University that the contractor for its building under construction on 62nd Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues has received permission from the New York City Fire Department to begin blasting rock in order to facilitate the excavation for the foundation. All explosives will be under the supervision of the FDNY and the blasting procedures required by New York City codes will be strictly followed.

    The University expects this work to begin on Tuesday, May 10 with blasting to occur periodically during normal working hours for approximately three days. The standard procedure to alert the public when blasting is about to take place is:

    • One long horn sound to indicate that the area is secure and ready
    • Two short horn sounds prior to detonation
    • Three short horn sounds to signal the completion of detonation

    Fordham has advised that the contractor will continue to do everything possible to minimize the impact of the excavation on neighbors and the University community.

    14th Annual Meeting
    Wednesday, May 25
    8:00am to 9:30am

    Join us on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 8:00am for our 14th Annual Meeting at Lincoln Center's David Rubenstein Atrium on Broadway between 62nd and 63rd Streets. This year, our guest speakers will be New York County District Attorney Cy Vance, Jr., WNET President and CEO Neal Shapiro, and Executive Director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center Rose Kuo.

    A continental breakfast will be served by 'wichcraft. Space is limited and reservations are required; email Tim Devlin at [email protected] or call 212.581.3774 to RSVP.

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