|Passover and Easter in Lincoln Square
Treat Yourself this Holiday
Lincoln Square's markets have you covered for all your Passover and Easter needs. In addition to its selection of holiday goods, Whole Foods Market at Columbus Circle will deliver groceries for free this weekend with any purchase of $150 or more made with a MasterCard. �picerie Boulud offers holiday catering, with an enticing collection of Passover specials such as roasted leg of lamb. The Food Emporium and Gourmet Garage are carrying a wide array of Passover products, including matzo meal and gluten-free noodles.
If you'd like someone else to do the cooking this weekend, head out to one of Lincoln Square's fabulous restaurants to treat your family to a prepared holiday meal. Restaurants around the neighborhood are serving Passover Seder meals, kosher for Passover menus, and Easter brunch and dinner specials. Add a nuevo latino twist to your Seder with Rosa Mexicano's kosher Passover menu from Friday, April 6 - Friday, April 13. If kosher for Passover is not a concern, try the Seder-style $75 four course prix-fixe dinner at Telepan on Friday, April 6 or Saturday, April 7. For something quicker this Passover, check out 'wichcraft, which will have matzo available to substitute for bread with any sandwich or soup.
Easter brunch and dinner specials are available at several locations in Lincoln Square. Looking for some delicious Italian options? A Voce on the third floor of Time Warner Center will be offering a three course prix-fixe Easter brunch for $50, and Lincoln Ristorante has an Easter tasting menu, a $32 two-course prix-fixe brunch, and a special spring lamb for two at dinner. Boulud Sud is offering a three-course Easter brunch at $50 per person ($25 and two courses for children), while Bar Boulud will be serving Easter specials in addition to its regular � la carte menu. Atlantic Grill, Nick and Toni's Caf� and Asiate at the Mandarin Oriental, New York all have Easter brunch and dinner specials as well.
If your sweet tooth needs satisfying this weekend, Lincoln Square is the place to be. Screme, our delicious neighborhood gelato bar, will be keeping kosher for Passover all week. Godiva Chocolatier in Time Warner Center has transformed its store into an Easter wonderland replete with chocolate bunnies, varieties of delicious chocolate eggs and Easter baskets that come free with a purchase of $25 or more. World-famous Magnolia Bakery is serving a wide variety of holiday treats, including Matzo crunch and an Easter cookie basket. Soutine Bakery offers a similar array, highlighted by flourless chocolate cake and Easter bread with colored eggs. Soutine will also deliver Easter brunch anywhere on the West Side between 59th and 96th Streets for $15 (other locations are more expensive). Easter bunny cookies, chocolate macaroons, and other sweets are highlighted this week at Le Pain Quotidien. Easter eggs in both dark and milk chocolate are available from �picerie Boulud, and Bouchon Bakery has its own Easter treats and Passover cake. For another kind of treat, try the kosher for Passover wines at 67 Wine & Spirits, recently imported from France and Israel.
Please visit our website, www.lincolnsquarebid.org,for location information on each of these, as well as a complete list of neighborhood dining options.
|On the Retail Front |
New Styles and Scents
, on the second floor of Time Warner Center, is the latest boutique to open in the neighborhood. This trendy shop caters to the more sophisticated woman and is a favorite of the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton. The Black Ribbon collection is sure to become a favorite around Lincoln Square with it's ultra chic tailoring, Italian superfine wool, soft Scottish cashmere and sleek stretch leathers. Sabon
, the luxury bath and body shop, is currently under construction at the retail space at 1845 Broadway between 60th and 61st Streets. We can't wait for this "scentsory" delight.
We also hear there's something "sweet" coming soon to Lincoln Square... stay tuned!
The Art of Daniel Bottero
New Exhibit at Time Warner Center
Get ready for a culture-filled spring! The second floor of Time Warner Center has been transformed to house a public exhibit of colorful abstract paintings by renowned artist Daniel Bottero. Bottero, not to be confused with Fernando Botero, is well-known for his use of bold colors and dramatic images. He lived in Manhattan for many years before moving to Miami, and his work melds influences from both cities - and is coveted by galleries and celebrities alike.
"There isn't a gallery in New York that's the size of Time Warner Center's space," says Bottero. "Plus, the location and the building itself is a piece of art - it's the perfect setting to exhibit. The energy of my work reflects the energy of this vibrant city, and I am thrilled to be a part of it!"
Bottero's exhibit will be on public display through Monday, April 30. For more information, visit www.shopsatcolumbuscircle.com.
Swing into Spring at YogaWorks
YogaWorks Launches Aerial
Fitness with AntiGravity
YogaWorks, the industry leader in yoga practice and mindful fitness, has teamed up with AntiGravity, America's premier aerial performance company and the originators of suspension fitness to launch the latest in their world-renowned aerial fitness programming. The classes begin this month at YogaWorks' Westside studio at 37 West 65th Street, just east of Columbus Avenue.
"YogaWorks is thrilled to partner with Christopher Harrison and the AntiGravity team to diversify our yoga and Pilates offerings and provide a unique new alternative to our students' traditional yoga practice," said Phil Swain, chief executive officer of YogaWorks. All classes are inspired by aerial art and Vinyasa yoga, and use the flowing silk hammock, hung from the ceiling, to suspend participants of all levels into seemingly impossible yoga postures, including zero-compression inversions, which elongate the spine and relieve compressed joints.
Classes will be open to both members and non-members for a fee of $25 per class. For more information and class times visit www.yogaworks.com or call 212.769.9642.
|This Month at Kaufman Center|
April is a Busy Month for this
The Kaufman Center on West 67th Street is one of the neighborhood's great cultural institutions offering outstanding performances at affordable prices. Be sure to catch one, or several, artistic presentations, including Face the Music tonight at 7:00pm or Thursday, April 18 at 8:00pm. This Lincoln Square tradition is an "alt-classical" ensemble of more than 70 astonishingly talented teenagers from in and around New York City and has been praised for "stunning performances" by The New York Times.
On Sunday, April 22 at 4:00pm, students from Kaufman Center's Lucy Moses School, Special Music School and Young Artist Program will perform works by Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich as part of Kaufman's Composer Festival.
Don't miss the free performance, Cherry Blossoms from Japan, featuring "Namaenonai Gashyodan" - a Japanese women's choir that has been singing as a group for 31 years and consists of 40 amateur singers with an average age of 66. Mieko Nishida is the director and conductor and Azusa Hayashi will play the piano.
For more performances dates, times and details, and to purchase tickets, visit www.kaufman-center.org.
WNET Wants to Hear From You!
WNET, parent company of THIRTEEN and WLIW21, partnered with the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs to create a series of videos celebrating the rich immigrant heritage that is vital to New York City's unique culture. Commissioner Fatima Shama of the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs interviewed exceptional individuals representing a variety of ages, professions, and ethnicities at the Tisch WNET Studios at Lincoln Center, leading to the creation of fifteen "Community Stories" videos highlighting the valuable contributions of immigrants to the fabric of our city.
WNET would like to hear your story too. Visit the Community Stories website to share how you and your family became the proud New Yorkers you are today
. On the website, you'll find messages from Commissioner Shama and WNET President & CEO Neal Shapiro, along with all fifteen Community Stories, which showcase New Yorkers whose heritage include Argentina, China, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Germany, Haiti, Ireland, Italy, Ivory Coast, Mexico, Nepal, Palestine, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Syria, and Tibet.
WNET is continuing its commitment to serve diverse communities by joining in the city-wide celebration of Immigrant Heritage Week
. Tune-in to THIRTEEN and WLIW21 from Tuesday, April 17 - 24 for special immigrant-focused programming. And don't miss the full April programming lineups on THIRTEEN
for stories about science, history, the arts, politics, and more.
Support Lincoln Square's
This Month It's All About Going Green!
Earth Day returns on Sunday, April 22, when more than one billion people around the globe will voice their appreciation for the planet and demand its protection. April is also National Gardening Month.
For 15 years we have been dedicated to creating a clean, green and beautiful neighborhood. No matter the weather, 364 days a year, seven days a week, our Clean Team is out in the streets sweeping, bagging trash, painting street furniture, removing graffiti and scrubbing street corners to keep our neighborhood and environment clean.
We also enhance, plant, water and maintain Lincoln Square's ten Broadway Malls (medians on Broadway from Columbus Circle to 70th Street) and our two small local parks- Dante Park (63rd Street and Broadway) and Richard Tucker Park (66th Street and Broadway). To further green the neighborhood we purchased and maintain 39 decorative planters filled with lush combinations of small trees and shrubs, flowers and ornamental grasses throughout the district.
When we started this work, Richard Tucker and Dante Parks were empty and underutilized and our Broadway Malls were barren, trash-strewn and untidy. We now have benches in each Broadway Mall crossing and movable tables, chairs and umbrellas in our two parks. This month take a moment to appreciate our activated parks, pansy-filled planters and beautiful Sultans of Spring tulips currently blooming in the malls. What a difference!
Please help us plant glorious flowers, plant and maintain shrubs and trees, and keep Lincoln Square blooming all year round by supporting our beautification efforts with an individual tax-deductible gift. Click here to donate now.
Take a Ride through Lincoln Square
As the weather warms, our thoughts turn to outdoor recreation. Take advantage of our beautiful spring by heading over to Bike-and-Roll, the neighborhood bike rental location based at Merchants' Gate at Columbus Circle. Bike-and-Roll is looking sharper than ever operating out of its new kiosk, the former newsstand on Central Park West, just across from the Trump International Hotel and Tower. In addition to its Columbus Circle location, Bike-and-Roll has stations at Tavern on the Green, Battery Park, and Pier 84, so you can ride around town and leave your bike at any one of the Bike-and-Roll locations. Later this spring, additional locations will open at Brooklyn Bridge Park, Governor's Island, East River Park, and West Harlem Piers Park.
Bike rentals are available for $12 to $20 per hour and $39 to $69 per day, depending on the type of bicycle you would like. Central Park tours leave Columbus Circle every day at 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM, and cost $50 per person ($35 for children). Helmets are complimentary! For more information, visit www.bikenewyorkcity.com.
West Side Transportation Study
Be Part of the Solution
The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) has released its latest findings (click here and see Technical Memorandum #2
) related to transportation issues on the Upper West Side. On Wednesday, April 25, from 6:00 - 8:00pm, the DOT will present the
results and recommendations of its study at CUNY's John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 524 West 59 Street between 10th and 11th Avenues. This event is co-sponsored by Council Member Gale Brewer, DOT, Community Board 7, and Community Board 4. The Lincoln Square BID has been analyzing the recommendations and will be submitting comments to DOT.
|Did You Know?||
The Lincoln Square Business Improvement District is a 501(c)3 not for profit formed in 1996 to make Lincoln Square - New York's premier cosmopolitan neighborhood - cleaner, safer, more beautiful, and fun.