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The Lincoln Square BID's 17th Annual Meeting is only 7 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). We will also hear from our special guests: Congressman Jerrold Nadler, 10th District of New York, and Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer from the NYC Department of Small Business Services. 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.  
DOT 65th Street "Bowtie" Workshop
On Wednesday, June 4 the Lincoln Square BID, in partnership with Community Board 7 and the NYC Department of Transportation, will host a workshop regarding pedestrian safety and transportation issues surrounding the W. 65th Street "Bowtie" intersection of Broadway and Columbus Avenue. The workshop is free and open to the public and will run from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at the American Bible Society, located at Broadway and W. 61st Street. 
In response to our latest Customer Satisfaction Survey, many people told us that they found the "Bowtie" intersection particularly dangerous. This is a terrific opportunity for the public to come out and be a part of the discussion to make this intersection, in the heart of Lincoln Square, safer for everyone. 
To register for the event, email or call our office at 212.581.3774.
Mother's Day in Lincoln Square - May 11th
Meet the Music! Inspector Pulse's Mother

Your Mom does nice things for you all year round, so take her out in Lincoln Square this Mother's Day and show her how much you appreciate all she does.


Start with a delicious brunch at one of Lincoln Square's many fine eateries. Treat mom to a lobster and scrambled egg scallion crepe at Atlantic GrillThe Leopard at des Artistes is serving brunch and dinner for Mom on Saturday, May 10 and brunch all day Sunday, May 11. Their menu includes delectable dishes like 'Sweet Mamma,' white chocolate mousse with fresh strawberries. Rosa Mexicano's brunch will also satisfy a sweet tooth; they're offering a special Mexican Chocolate Chile Mousse Cake. For a savory snack, try Asiate's Mother's Day Brunch Menu featuring specialties like their Flowering Thai Beef Roll and Frittata "BLT". Check out The Smith, Boulud Sud, and all the restaurants in the neighborhood for great Mother's Day dining options. 


After a great meal, why not take in a show or movie at one of the many theaters in Lincoln Square. If you're with the little ones, The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center's presentation of 'Meet the Music! Inspector Pulse's Mother' is the perfect show for the whole family. Watch as Inspector Pulse composes a song for his Mom and investigates what makes music say, "I love you". If Mom is a fan of the classics, catch Juilliard Drama's performance of Shakespeare's 'Richard III'' at the Juilliard School. For a more modern tale, see The City of Conversation  at Lincoln Center Theater, and hear the exciting story of political hostess Hester Ferris, a behind the scenes mover and shaker in Washington, D.C.   


If you're looking for that perfect gift to show your mother how much you care, Lincoln Square shops have anything and everything she could want. Epicerie Boulud has great Mother's Day Gift boxes, including 'Mother's Day Breakfast-In-Bed,' featuring delicious pastries, cookies and a special coffee blend. Aveda's Mother's Day gift guide will give you great tips on how to make Mom feel like a queen, including a relaxing home spa experience. Then head over to C. Wonder to find a slew of gorgeous gifts you can personalize.  While you're at The Shops at Columbus Circle, take a look through their list of fabulous Mother's Day giftsIf you're still unsure about what she'll want, take Mom shopping with you and let her choose her own gift from one of Lincoln Square's many shops and boutiques


Let all of Lincoln Square's shops and restaurants help you celebrate.

New Chairs in Dante Park
There are no tickets required for the best seats in Lincoln Square. The Lincoln Square BID recently added 40 comfortable new chairs in the raised area of Dante Park.  To go along with our comfortable and sturdy new seats, new tables have been added as well.  
And now, there are more places to sit and relax in Lincoln Square. The Lincoln Square BID has added "seating triangles" to the bustling corners of Dante Park at 63rd Street, Columbus and Broadway.
Let us know what you think! Test out our new tables and chairs as you enjoy a cup of coffee or an outdoor lunch with a great view of the neighborhood. 
Vanguard Wine Bar Opens in Lincoln Square

There is a new place to enjoy some wine in Lincoln SquareVanguard Wine Bar has opened its doors at 189 Amsterdam Avenue between 68th and 69th Street. Vanguard is a French-American Wine Bar with vintages from Napa Valley to Burgundy and beyond.  Wines at Vanguard Wine Bar are selected based on flavor profiles - such as Earthy, Spicy Reds (Zesty & Savory) or Aromatic White (Luscious & Fragrant)  - to help make choosing your favorite that much easier! They also serve small plates that are the perfect match for their extensive wine list. 

The first Vanguard Wine Bar, located at 530 Second Avenue, opened in late 2012 and has been a New York Magazine Critic's Pick. Visit them online here: or check out their Facebook page to get a sneak peak at their new wine list.

Lighthouse Guild Vision + Health Care Services 

A mainstay vision care organization in Lincoln Square, Jewish Guild Healthcare has a new name - and more resources to fulfill its mission. Lighthouse Guild was created by the merger of Jewish Guild Healthcare and Lighthouse International, two of the most well respected vision care organizations in the world with more than a century of service each. In honor of Lighthouse Guild's knowledge and experience serving people who are blind and visually impaired, city and state officials gathered at the 15 West 65th Street Campus for its launch.
On hand at the event with Lincoln Square Business Improvement District President Monica Blum were Assemblyman Richard N. Gottfried, Health Committee Chair, State Senator Liz Krueger, and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, who called attention to Lighthouse Guild's ongoing commitment to improving the lives of people who are blind or visually impaired in her proclamation. New York City officials including Mayor Bill de Blasio, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, and City Council Members Daniel Garodnick and Helen Rosenthal proclaimed April 10 "Lighthouse Guild Vision Awareness Day."

"At Lighthouse Guild we're focused on treating the whole person. We have a wide spectrum of high quality, integrated programs and services that address the special and diverse needs of people with vision loss," said Alan R. Morse, JD, PhD, President and CEO of Lighthouse Guild. "We're proud to be recognized here today as we move forward in our mission to provide more service and care to more people than ever before."

To learn more about Lighthouse Guild, call 1.800.284.4422 or visit  
Tavern on the Green Reopens
After a two-year restoration and just in time for the warm weather, the Central Park historic restaurant Tavern on the Green has reopened. Both the inside and out have been redecorated and revamped to make this excellent eatery nestled in the heart of NYC at 67th Street and Central Park West a must-visit destination for both locals and tourists. 
Featuring New American fare from Chef Katy Sparks and an elegant rustic feel embodying Old New York, the restaurant, which reopened in late April, is currently serving a preview dinner menu and will begin serving brunch Mother's Day weekend. 
A full grand opening with lunch, brunch and dinner, as well as al fresco dining (weather permitting), is scheduled for Tuesday, May 13. See a preview menu and book your reservations at
Wheels of Fortune Screening
On Friday, May 9 there will be a special screening of Wheels of Fortune, a documentary that highlights the problems of ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) lawsuit abuse, at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center.  The film includes interviews with business owners who have been the victims of ADA litigation, as well as interviews with judges, advocates and even lawyers who profit from these lawsuits. 


The OSCAR and EMMY nominated filmmaker Peter Sprier will be in attendance along with various legal experts. Wheels of Fortune has been described as a truly informational and interesting discussion on the issue of ADA lawsuits, a persistent issue in California, which is now on the rise in New York City.


The free screening begins at 8:30am and breakfast will be served. To register for the event click here

American Ballet Theatre's Opening Night Gala

Celebrate the opening of the American Ballet Theatre's 2014 Spring Season as the world's greatest dancers take center stage in repertory highlights on Monday, May 12. Highlights from this year's schedule include: La Bayadère, Cinderella, Classic Spectacular, Coppélia, Don Quixote, Giselle, Manon, Shakespeare Celebration and Swan Lake.  


For more information on the Opening Night Gala and for tickets to any of the 2014 Spring Season performances visit:

Self Taught Genius at the Folk Art Museum
Phrenological Head by Asa Ames
Beginning Tuesday, May 13 art lovers will be able to enjoy a
 groundbreaking exhibition,  "Self Taught Genius: Treasures from The American Folk Art Museum," which will be on display through Sunday, August 17. The exhibition examines the implications and history of 'self-taught' artists. A fully-illustrated color catalog with essays by the curators, published by the American Folk Art Museum and Marquand Books, will accompany the exhibition, and will be available at the Museum Shop and online. 
A day before the exhibit opens to the public, there will be a full day symposium at One Time Warner Center. For symposium ticket information and details click hereAfter "Self Taught Genius" finishes in New York City in August it will head out on the road for a six-city US tour, which will last through early 2017.
For more information on "Self-Taught Genius" visit
folkartmuseum.orgThe American Folk Art Museum is located at 2 Lincoln Square (Columbus Avenue at 66th Street). 
E-Cigarette Ban In Effect

As of April 29, 2014 no one is allowed to use an e-cigarette in places where smoking is prohibited by the Smoke-Free Air Act, including bars, restaurants, offices, parks, and beaches.  This bill prohibiting the use of e-cigarettes was signed by former Mayor Michael Bloomberg on his last day in office and approved by the New York City Council. 


In addition, retailers will no longer be able to sell tobacco products and electronic cigarettes to anyone under the age of 21 beginning Sunday, May 18, 2014.   And as reported by the NYC Hospitality Alliance, restaurants and nightlife establishments must post new signage, including the prohibition about smoking Electronic Cigarettes, by Saturday, June 28, 2014.    


To learn more about the e-cigarettes ban visit

DOHMH Urges Property Owners to Help Combat West Nile 
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is preparing for the 2014 West Nile virus season.  The virus is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito.  As the warm summer months are approaching, property owners are asked to take steps to prevent mosquito breeding sites and eliminate standing water. 
It is a violation of City Health Code Article 151.03 to allow accumulation of standing water capable of breeding mosquitos on your property.  Failure to comply may result in appropriate civil fines, penalties and forfeitures. 
For additional information on the "2014 Comprehensive Mosquito Surveillance and Control Plan" including spraying schedules, frequently asked questions and tips for reducing mosquitos around your home visit

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