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Jed Bernstein, President of Lincoln Center, and Philip Banks III, Chief of Department of the NYPD, to Speak at Lincoln Square BID 17th Annual Meeting
The Lincoln Square BID's 17th Annual Meeting is only 43 days away! Join us on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 8:15am at Fordham University for an exciting morning featuring two wonderful guest speakers: Jed Bernstein, President of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (pictured above, left) and Philip Banks III, Chief of Department for the NYPD, (pictured above, right). It promises to be a great meeting. 
Property owners, businesses and commercial tenants and residents are eligible to vote on corporate matters at the meeting, but must be registered. Visit if you have not registered, if you have moved, or if you are new to the district. We will be voting on our FY 2015 budget, electing directors, and reviewing the past year's accomplishments. 


Space is limited and reservations are required. To RSVP click here, email [email protected] or call 212.581.3774.  
The Lincoln Square BID and DSNY Announce the Official Launch of a New Recycling Program 
On Thursday, March 13, the Lincoln Square Business Improvement District (BID) and the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) announced the cooperative expansion of a new public space recycling bin program. The Lincoln Square BID works closely with DSNY all year long to make Lincoln Square one of the cleanest neighborhoods in the city, and is pleased to be partnering with DSNY on this important initiative. Thanks to DSNY, 22 recycling cans (11 for paper & cardboard / 11 for glass, metal & plastic) have been strategically placed in the Lincoln Square area as a part of this new program that the City plans to expand. 

"We support the Department of Sanitation's efforts to encourage the public to recycle and are thrilled to have the opportunity to be part of this new program," said Monica Blum, President of the Lincoln Square BID.  Let us know what you think of the new cans by taking our 2014 Customer Satisfaction Survey where you can vote on your favorite trash/recycling can design. 
Click here for links to some of our great press coverage as well as more images from the event. 
Paid Sick Leave Goes Into Effect Today

New York City's Earned Sick Time Act (Paid Sick Leave Law) has been passed by the New York City Council and signed into law by Mayor de Blasio. The law will go into effect today, April 1, 2014. Under the law, certain employers will have to provide paid sick leave to covered employees. 


The Department of Consumer Affairs has prepared a flyer, available here, to provide guidance to employers about their responsibilities under this law. The Lincoln Square BID is not in a position to answer specific questions regarding the details of the new law, but suggests that if you need immediate information, you should contact the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs at 311, or visit, where you will find both specific information on the law, as well as a series of Frequently Asked Questions.

L'Express Lunch at Boulud Sud

Head to Daniel Boulud's lively Mediterranean inspired restaurant, Boulud Sudweekdays for Chef Travis Swikard's three-course L'Express Lunch. The menu features Boulud Sud classics and seasonal market-inspired dishes such as the Harissa Spiced Lamb Burger with Eggplant, Tzatziki and Chickpea Panisse, and Seared Diver Scallop Salad with Arugula, Fennel and Orange (pictured). Like all good things, L'Express Lunch ends on a sweet note with your choice of dessert by Pastry Chef Tyler Atwell. 


Mention that you saw L'Express Lunch in the Lincoln Square BID's E-Newsletter and receive one (1) complimentary mezze with your lunch.  

Offer expires May 31, 2014.  

L'Express Lunch costs $29 and is available Monday - Friday from 11:30am until 2:30pm. Boulud Sud is located at 20 W. 64th Street between Broadway and Central Park West. Visit the restaurant online at and check out the entire lunch, brunch and dinner menus. 
New Shops at Columbus Circle

There are some exciting new retailers joining The Shops at Columbus Circle.    


Michael Kors, one of the world's leading designers, will be opening up a large store on the ground floor of Time Warner Center this summer. The brand has become a staple for fashionable shoppers looking to top off their look with a new watch or bracelet or revamp their entire wardrobe with a wide range of chic apparel. While we wait for Michael Kors to open its doors in Lincoln Square, check out their online shop. 


Designer toy brand Toytoise now has a kiosk on the ground floor of Time Warner Center. Their products have been described as classic and contemporary, fanciful and functional, simple and sophisticated.  These toys make perfect, special gifts for children, executive desks, as well as for the modern home.


See everything that is going on at The Shops and Columbus Circle, including special events and news about your favorite stores at  

New Accessories at Moleskine

As mentioned in a recent Women's Wear Daily article available here, decades after Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway, Bruce Chatwin and others used Moleskine notebooks to keep track of their ideas, the company has introduced a collection of accessories. Moleskine now carries a diverse section of wallets, totes, backpacks and messenger bags each with a variety of compartments, loops, concealable straps and pockets to help time-pressed users find their belongings. 

Take a look at all of Moleskine's bags and cases online and then visit Lincoln Square's own Moleskine store located on the ground floor of Time Warner Center

Celebrate Easter and Passover in Lincoln Square
The weather may not be spring-like just yet, but April has arrived and that means Passover and Easter are just around the corner. 


If you're looking to dine out for your Passover Seder or Easter meal, Lincoln Square restaurants are offering a variety of exciting options. Telepan is offering a $95 four-course Seder-style dinner menu on Monday, April 14 and Tuesday, April 15 featuring new twists on traditional Seder foods. And for Easter Sunday, on April 20, you can enjoy brunch and dinner with family and friends while dining on classic Telepan dishes. For another option, Rosa Mexicano at Lincoln Center is serving up a Mexican Passover celebration, with special menu items available from Monday, April 14 through Tuesday April 22. They will also be open for Easter Brunch on Sunday, April 20. 


If you're hosting your own Seder or Easter meal this year, you can stock up on fresh ingredients at Whole Foods Market or Gourmet Garage, and whip up that new recipe you've been waiting to try. Then head to Gracious Home and Williams-Sonoma, where you'll find décor, cookware and recipe ideas that will sure to impress all of your guests. Whether you're dining out or preparing your own dishes at home, Lincoln Square's shops and restaurants are here to help. Visit Lincoln Square's online directory,, to see all of the neighborhood's fantastic local businesses, restaurants and cultural organizations.  

Act One Ready to Open
Lincoln Center Theater presents Act One, a Dickensian story of a young immigrant and his family struggling to escape poverty in the early 20th century. From tenements to glamorous townhouses, from Buffalo stages to Catskills summer camps, and finally to the Broadway of his dreams, Moss Hart's masterful telling captures the hope, misery and comedy of the climb, but also the glee of making it - because he did! 


And almost 75 years after Hart's first Broadway success, writer and director James Lapine brings Hart's classic New York story to the stage. The world premiere production at the Vivian Beaumont Theater has been running in previews and is scheduled to open on Thursday, April 17 and run through Sunday, June 14. Stage, screen and television star Tony Shalhoub will be playing both George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart as an adult. Tony-nominated Santino Fontana portrays Mr. Hart as a young man and Tony-winner Andrea Martin plays Aunt Kate, a pivotal figure in Hart's early life. Visit to purchase tickets. 

New York Philharmonic Ensembles Continue at Merkin Concert Hall

Hear the sound of the New York Philharmonic in a more intimate setting. The New York Philharmonic Ensembles concerts continue on Sunday, April 13 at Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center with performances of pieces from Kodály, Martinu, and Dvorak


An Ensembles concert provides an intimate connection between musician and audience. Hear the individual talents that make up the orchestra. Experience the passion and personality of the performers and see how a small setting can make for a huge musical event.


To order, visit the Merkin Concert Hall Box Office at 129 W. 67th Street between Broadway & Amsterdam, or call (212) 501-3330. See the entire schedule of events and learn more about Kaufman Music Center at

Reminder: New York State Minimum Wage Increase

As of December 31, 2013 the New York State minimum wage has increased to $8 an hour.  On December 31, 2014 the minimum wage will increase to $8.75 and on December 31, 2015 the wage will increase to $9.00.  


To learn more about the minimum wage increase visit the New York State Department of Labor's website A section on frequently asked questions for employers, employees and a special section for those in the hospitality  industry is available here


If you have any questions about the increase in minimum wage, please visit the New York State Department of Labor's contact us page.

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