In This Issue
Less Than One Week Until the 16th Annual Meeting
Dante Park Construction Update
Celebrate Mother's Day in Lincoln Square
Chick Corea Festival
A Taste of Sud
Music on Memorial Day
Creative Juice
Congratulations to our Winning Restaurants
Community Board 7 B2B

Less Than One Week Until the Lincoln Square BID's 16th Annual Meeting

There's still time to RSVP. 


Steven Spinola

The Lincoln Square BID will hold its 16th Annual Meeting on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 8:15am at Fordham University.


Join us for presentations by two excellent speakers: Steven Spinola, President of the Real Estate Board of New York, and Greg Scholl, Executive Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Greg Scholl


We will be voting on our FY 2014

budget and financial plan, electing Directors, and reviewing the year's accomplishments. Property owners, commercial tenants and residents are eligible to vote on corporate matters at our Annual Meeting, but must be registered. Click here to RSVP and register if you haven't already. 


The room is almost full, so if you want to attend call 212.581.3774 now or click here.

Dante's Renaissance 

Construction Update



Last month we reported that the reconstruction of Dante Park was underway. Now we are thrilled to report that the interior has been planted and some rhododendrons are starting to bloom. The NYC Department of Parks and Recreation is installing new pavers, has reset the granite in the raised seating area and will install new benches. Watch this work in progress, which was made possible with funds allocated by Council Member Gale Brewer and the New York City Council.  


After 15 years of advocacy by the Lincoln Square BID, Dante is being transformed. Visit the Lincoln Square BID's facebook page to take a look at the progress so far. Don't forget to 'like' what you see. 

Celebrate Mother's Day in Lincoln Square

Isn't Mom worth a little extra indulgence this year? 


Flowers at Whole Foods Market in Time Warner Center
Flowers work, but Lincoln Square also has a plethora of shops and stores where you can choose the perfect gift for your mother. The Shops at Columbus Circle have assembled a  from
C. Wonder, Satya Jewelry, Swarovski, Eileen Fisher, Crabtree & Evelyn, L.K.Bennett and Papyrus. Continue looking for that creative present around Lincoln Square at The Emporium Ltd., The American Folk Art Museum Shop, Gracious Home, The Met Opera Shop and more. To see all our great shops click here:

You may not be able to make eggs benedict and French toast just like Mom used to, but you can do one better and take your mother out to one of Lincoln Square's exceptional hot spots that would be perfect for the occasion. A Voce, Atlantic Grill, Cafe Fiorello, Landmarc, Lincoln Ristorante, P.J. Clarke's, Rosa Mexicano, The Smith, and many others offer delectable brunch and Mother's Day menu options. To see all the dining options in Lincoln Square visit


If your mother enjoys culture, there are many options. Nikolai and the Others is showing at Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, New York City Ballet's Balanchine & Robbins: Masters at Work is at the David Koch Theater and The Juilliard Jazz Orchestra will be performing The Music of Duke Ellington at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola. For the mother with an interest in politics, seeing Holland Taylor in Ann at the Vivian Beaumont Theater would be perfect. You can also take in a film - The Girls in the Band is showing at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, or for a high-octane experience at the movies Iron Man 3 is showing at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square.
Happy Mother's Day!

Chick Corea Festival at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Wednesday, May 15 through Sunday, May 19


Now in his seventies, the pianist-composer Chick Corea will be celebrated during Jazz at Lincoln Center's 25th Anniversary Season with a multi-venue festival.


At the Rose Theater, jazz fusion pioneer Chick Corea will reconnect with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra in a reprise of their highly acclaimed collaboration in 2011. The ensemble will be performing original arrangements of Corea's masterful songbook. This interplay showcases Corea's singular abilities as a musical storyteller, with a vocabulary that contains a global range of references: Bach and bebop, Bartok and the blues, Mozart and montunos, Ravel and rumba, Stravinsky and samba, all tempered with the language of swing and the "Spanish Tinge".


The Allen Room will feature the Friends of Chick Corea: Musicians of the Future where several units hand-picked by Corea will interpret some of his favorite compositions. And Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola will see a cadre of musicians: Edsel Gomez, Elio Villafranca, Marcus Roberts, Alfredo Rodriguez, Henry Cole and many others will dip into Corea's extensive song book and style throughout the festival.


For more information on the Chick Corea festival visit  

A Taste of Sud
Monday, May 20, 7:00pm
Join Boulud Sud for a culinary trip to the Mediterranean, a region ripe with fine wines and vibrant flavors, for A Taste of Sud - a whole roast lamb and Mediterranean wine dinner. Be transported to the shores of Southern France, the isles of Greece and beyond by Chef Aaron Chambers' family-style menu. 
A whole roasted lamb is the evening's centerpiece, dressed in herbs and slow roasted for hours, accompanied by simply-grilled market vegetables. An assortment of Mediterranean Mezze and Horiatiki Greek Salad prefaces the main course and Pastry Chef Ghaya Oliveira's whimsical Grapefruit Givré ends the evening. Guests at the dinner will discover viticultural [relating to the cultivation or culture of grapes especially for wine making] gems from emerging wine regions in Greece and Crete with selections poured by Sommelier Michael Madrigale.
Tickets can be purchased at The cost is $90 per person, tax & gratuity additional.
Music on Memorial Day 
Requiems for the Brave at Avery Fisher Hall 
Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) is giving a spectacular musical salute to our United States servicemen and women this Memorial Day, Monday, May 27 at 7:00pm at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall.  A 200+ voice choir and full symphony orchestra will perform a moving, patriotic tribute dedicated to the land of the free and home of the brave, including the New York premiere of the choral masterpiece "The Gettysburg Address" by conductor/composer Mark Hayes.
Jonathan Griffith, DCINY Artistic Director and Principal Conductor, will take the baton for "Duruflé: Requiem"The performances will feature singers from DCINY. 


To purchase tickets or for more information visit

You can save 50% on tickets using the discount code: DCIWEB

Creative Juice
New Business Opens in Lincoln Square

Creative Juicea new juice bar, has opened in Equinox in Time Warner CenterCreative Juice brings a curated assortment of fresh, carefully sourced organic juices and quick and easy food options that inspire appetites and enhance one's zest for life. Creative Juice has a variety of cold-pressed juices, smoothies and healthy food to-go.


Beyond their juices and food, Creative Juice's Cleanse Program is designed to help the body level out imbalances and absorb nutrients more easily. Each cleanse includes six organic, cold-pressed juices for $55 per day.  Group cleanses start at $50 per day for five or more participants.

reative Juice is a collaboration between Union Square Hospitality Group and Equinox. USHG is a pioneer of "Enlightened Hospitality" and innovative culinary creations. Equinox is an expert in lifestyle, nutrition and fitness experiences. The two have come together to create a flavorful and fitting collaboration that is equal parts delicious and nutritious.


Learn more about Creative Juice online at or call them at 646.747.8774.  

Congratulations to our Winning Restaurants

World's Best Restaurants & Chefs in Lincoln Square 


The World's Best Restaurants Awards, sponsored by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna, recently named Lincoln Square's own Per Se to its top 50 list of 2013, and awarded Jean-Georges an honorable mention, landing it in the top 100. Diners searching for tantalizing cuisine and a one-of-a-kind experience will be happy to know they can find some of the finest restaurants in the world right here in Lincoln Square. Congratulations to Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Jean-Georges, located in the Trump International Hotel and Tower, and Chef Thomas Keller and Per Se, located in Time Warner Center. These wonderful restaurants exemplify what we love about dining out in Lincoln Square. Both Per Se and Jean-Georges have made the list in previous years, a testament to the superb quality and experience they continue to deliver.  
We would also like to offer our congratulations to Chef Marcus Samuelsson, who received an award for best Writing and Literature by the James Beard Foundation for his memoir, Yes, Chef: A Memoir. Samuelsson is the Chef of Lincoln Square's own American Table Cafe & Bar at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall. 
We are fortunate to have these highly regarded establishments and many other great eateries in our very own backyard. Be on the lookout for our latest "Where to Eat in Lincoln Square" restaurant guide with our 2013-2014 updates on all the bars and restaurants in the neighborhood. A new version is being printed this month. Until then visit to see all the superb restaurants in the district.

Community Board 7 B2B 

Networking Reception on Thursday, May 23, 6:00 - 8:00pm


Manhattan Community Board 7 will hold its third Business to Business (B2B) Networking Reception on Thursday, May 23 from 6:00 - 8:00pm at the New York Historical Society, located at Central Park West at 77th Street.


Attendees will be able to meet and interact with local small business owners. Also, PJ Weiner, Assistant Director, Plan Management for the New York Health Benefit Exchange, will give a presentation on New York State's health insurance exchange. The state has established an exchange specifically for small businesses called the New York Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP). Mr. Weiner's presentation will discuss the SHOP exchange and how it will be implemented in the state.


To register for the B2B reception click here or learn more about the event here

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Our most popular publication, The Lincoln Square BID Map and Guide, was just updated! And it is available now on our three information carts or by request. 
For a copy contact the Lincoln Square BID office via email or call us directly at 212.581.3774. 
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