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Fashion Plate Prix Fixe Begins Thursday, February 6th. 
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City is making a fashionable return! The runways will be lit and the area's restaurants will be packed with locals, visitors and tourists taking advantage of the Lincoln Square Business Improvement District's highly-anticipated fashion week dining promotion: Fashion Plate Prix Fixe. Fashion Week in New York runs from Thursday, February 6th - Thursday, February 13th and twenty-eight of the Upper West Side's most popular and renowned restaurants are hosting fashionably exceptional deals for everyone coming to or living in the Lincoln Square neighborhood. 

Trending this season, many of the restaurants participating in Fashion Plate Prix Fixe are including cocktail specials as part of their Prix Fixe menu offerings, such as Atlantic Grill Lincoln Center's Passion Fruit Cosmo and Cafe Luxembourg's "Sparkling Grapefruit". During the promotion, Upper West Side staple, Rosa Mexicano Lincoln Center is featuring a $25 Prix Fixe lunch special, as well as a three-course dinner for only $38; The Smith is hosting a $27 three-course lunch and complimentary sparkling morning punch with any breakfast entree; and a special two-course, modern Italian lunch is being offered at Lincoln Ristorante for $36. 
Fashion Plate Prix Fixe has been a great success for the past seven seasons and has become a favorite event among local foodies in the Lincoln Square area and for visiting fashionistas. For a complete list of participating restaurants, visit or pick up a brochure at our information carts. Make your reservations today!
Snow Removal Responsibilities
After yesterday's snow and  Winter Storms Hercules and Janus, the Lincoln Square BID has received a number of inquiries about who is responsible for snow removal. The majority of these inquiries were from businesses, some of whom asked us to shovel their sidewalks.


We thought it would be helpful to clarify our responsibilities. 

The Lincoln Square BID's services, including sanitation and area maintenance, supplement services that the City and our property owners and businesses provide.  We focus our efforts on sanitation, public safety and beautification.  NYC Department of Sanitation is responsible for street cleaning and  snow removal.  The primary responsibility for sweeping and shoveling the sidewalks rests with property owners and the lessee, tenant or occupant. Section 16-123 of the New York City Administrative Code defines the property owners' and tenants' responsibilities for snow removal, ice and dirt.  


The Lincoln Square BID's Clean Team, those hard working crews you see out there every single day, supplement these services.  We have a contract with a Sanitation provider, Atlantic Maintenance, which outlines what the Clean Team is responsible for.  During snow events, we clear all corner quadrants, we clear all fire hydrants and catch basins and we clear the bus shelters.  Our Goddard Riverside Greens Keepers focus on the pedestrian crosswalks in the Broadway Malls. We also get some help from Midtown Community Court. Together, these teams work extremely hard to keep up with snow and ice accumulations and the impact of plows pushing the snow back into the crosswalks.  We count on our businesses and property owners to help out during the many snow storms so that together the sidewalks are safe for pedestrians and your customers.


The New York Times recently published a Q & A on this very issue available here.  To learn more about our area maintenance programs, visit
Love Is in the Air in Lincoln Square
Atlantic Grill's specialty roll with tuna, avocado, tempura flakes Korean miso.
With Valentine's Day approaching, it is time to start making plans for a great day with your sweetheart.
Lincoln Square restaurants are making it easy for you to shower your special someone with love and appreciation, and a great meal!  Try a four-course meal at Boulud Sud or a three-course meal at Bar Boulud on Friday, February 14th or Saturday, February 15th featuring some romantic foods to shareA Voce Columbus has put together a special Valentine's prix fixe menu with the option of three or four courses. The desserts are especially delectable; choices include Blood Orange Cheese Cake and Rhubarb Semifreddo. And Atlantic Grill Lincoln Center is ready for the most romantic day of the year with some of the finest flavors from the land and sea. Check out all the restaurants in the neighborhood in our Where to Eat in Lincoln Square Restaurant Guide.

Don't fret about finding the perfect gift for your sweetheart, Lincoln Square shops and businesses have helpful tips and great ideas for finding the best presents. If your significant other has a sweet tooth, try Epicerie Boulud's Valentine's Day Gift boxes. They come in four different sizes and all include Epicerie's signature macarons. For another tasty treat, say 'I love you' with Bouchon Bakery's Conversation Heart Cookies, or grab a Valentine's Day Chocolate Box for a more traditional gift. 

If sweets aren't a favorite, you can never go wrong with the gift of jewelry. The Emporium Ltd has unique pieces from vintage to modern that will be sure to impress. Visit Century 21 Department Store to seek some stylish gifts from the heart for him and herOver at Time Warner Center wow your Valentine with a crocheted bracelet from Cruciani, a gemstone necklace from Satya Jewelry, famous crystal jewelry from Swarovski or a new watch or signature handbag from Coach

Top your Time Warner Center shopping off with a card from Papyrus.  In fact, your card could even be free! Find out more about that lovely deal here. And, to make sure you are ready for anything on your date, The Shops at Columbus Circle have put together a list of travel-sized beauty items, with the handbags to match, that will keep your look at its freshest. 

Gracious Home has made it simple for you to set the scene for the perfect Valentine's Day. Check out their Valentine's specials here and see how you can make your home feel a bit more romantic.  

If you're looking to do some dancing with your honey, New York Society for Ethical Culture is hosting a Valentine Cabaret Concert on Friday, February 14th. The event features Soprano Katherine Howell and members of Ensemble du Monde performing Mozart and Schubert, followed by dancing and elegant finger food. Tickets are $30 for members and $40 for guests.

No significant other for Valentine's Day? No problem! The Empire Hotel is hosting a BFF Valentine's Party in their Lobby Bar for you and the person that's always there for you - your best friend. The party is from 6:00-9:00PM on Friday, February 14th and includes a 3-hour open bar and hors d'oeuvres.  Courtney Kerr of Bravo TV's Courtney Loves Dallas will be hosting and Astrologer Susan Miller will be on hand to tell you what 2014 has in store. Tickets are $95 per person. And if you're staying overnight, The Empire is offering discounted rates just for you and your BFF so you can continue the party.  

Visit to see all of the ways you can enjoy Lincoln Square on your Valentine's Day. 
Jason Samuels Smith & Owen "Fiidla" Brown's Quartet

For another great night on Valentine's Day (Friday, February 14th), strap on your dancing shoes and head to the David Rubenstein Atrium at 7:30pm to check out Jason Samuels Smith & Owen "Fiidla" Brown's Quartet all part of Target Free Thursdays (note: this special show is performed on a Friday). 


Emmy Award-winning tap dancer Jason Samuels Smith is teaming up with musicians of Owen "Fiidla" Brown's quartet in a new work exploring the African American experience, from the dance and percussion on slave ships of the Middle Passage through the jazz, be-bop, and hip-hop eras. Set to a commissioned score, the piece brings together Western and traditional African instruments in a multitude of musical styles, revealing points where history and art converge.  Click here to learn more about this performance. 

Visit to see all of the upcoming performances at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, located on Broadway between West 62nd and West 63rd Street.  

Ladies and Gentlemen...The Beatles!

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the arrival of The Beatles in America, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts is featuring a new exhibit, Ladies and Gentlemen... The Beatles!, running now through May 10th. The exhibition covers the period from early 1964 through mid-1966 - the years Beatlemania ran rampant in America. During this time the band affected nearly every aspect of pop culture, including fashion, art, advertising, media, and, of course, music. 


On display are many Beatles-related pop culture artifacts from the period, as well as correspondence, instruments, posters, photographs, interviews, interactive displays, and an oral history booth in which visitors can leave their own impressions of The Beatles.  


Admission is free to the public. To learn more about "Ladies and Gentlemen...The Beatles", visit 

Herb Alpert's Spirit Totems Now In Dante Park

Giant totem sculptures  designed by Jazz legend

Herb Alpert are now on display in Dante Park. The three tall, black-bronze "Spirit Totems" will remain on display in the heart of Lincoln Square until April 15, 2014.


Herb Alpert is an eight time Grammy winner who gained notoriety with the Tijuana Brass. He compares the spontaneity of the Spirit Totem's design to improvisational jazz. In a press release Alpert said, "I spent time looking all over New York City for the ideal place for the Spirit Totems. I fell in love with Dante Park because it is an open thoroughfare where the sculptures are visible with a connection to Jazz at Lincoln Center."


To learn more about Herb Alpert visit or see the Spirit Totems yourself in Dante Park at West 63rd Street and Broadway.

Die Fledermaus at The Met Opera

Jeremy Sams returns to the Met, after his major success with The Enchanted Island, to direct a new production of Johann Strauss's beloved operatic confection, Die Fledermaus, with a revised libretto by acclaimed playwright Douglas Carter Beane. Sams places the action in turn-of-the-century Vienna, an elegant, opulent setting with echoes of Gustav Klimt's glittering paintings (and of Sigmund Freud's newly fashionable ideas). 


Susanna Phillips and Christopher Maltman lead the sparkling cast, which also features Jane Archibald, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Michael Fabiano, and Paulo Szot. Adam Fischer conducts.  


Die Fledermaus will be at The Metropolitan Opera through Saturday, February 22nd.  For tickets and more information check out 

Sunday Salutations at lululemon
Add some "namaste" to your Sunday. Stop by lululemon athletica Lincoln Square every Sunday morning, from 9:30am-10:30am, for Sunday Salutations, a complimentary yoga class. Classes are open level, meaning all levels are welcome. Make sure you arrive about ten minutes early to save yourself a spot. lululemon will provide the mats, it is your job to provide the sweat. 
For more information about the teacher and the featured studio of the month, visit lululemon athletica Lincoln Square's Facebook page at: lululemon is located at 1928 Broadway at West 64th Street.  
Once you check out the free yoga class, you'll be craving some new workout gear or even a relaxing message. Check out all of Lincoln Square's fitness and lifestyle options here
Save the Date: The Lincoln Square BID's 17th Annual Meeting - May 14th
The Lincoln Square BID will hold its 17th Annual Meeting on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 8:15am at Fordham University. 


Property owners, businesses and commercial tenants and residents will be eligible to vote on corporate matters, but must register ahead of time by clicking


We are lining up exciting speakers now, so check back soon for updates.  Space is limited and reservations are required. To RSVP email [email protected] or call 212.581.3774.

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