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TONIGHT - Free Public Workshop  
65th Street "Bowtie" Safety Improvements

Tonight, the Lincoln Square BID, in partnership with Community Board 7 and the NYC Department of Transportation, will host a public workshop that will help us understand pedestrian issues, determine community needs, highlight opportunities, and develop potential solutions regarding the "bowtie" intersection around Broadway, Columbus Avenue, and W. 65th Street. 

 

The workshop will take place tonight - Wednesday, June 4 - from 6:30pm - 8:30pm at the American Bible Society located at 1865 Broadway at W. 61st Street.  For more information contact Josh Orzeck, NYC DOT at 212-839-6218 or JOrzeck@dot.nyc.gov. RSVP not required.  

Another Successful Annual Meeting
The membership of the Lincoln Square Business Improvement District gathered on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at Fordham University for a productive and exciting Annual Meeting. Thank you to our generous and gracious host, Fordham University and to our terrific guest speakers Jed Bernstein, President of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and Philip Banks III, Chief of Department of the NYPD.  Additional thanks to our special guests Congressman Jerrold Nadler, Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer from the NYC Department of Small Business Services, New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer, and City Council Member Helen Rosenthal for their supportive remarks.  
 
Click here to see some amazing photos from our successful 17th Annual Meeting. 
Lincoln Square's Summer Flowers
There are new, bright bursts of colors exploding in Lincoln Square's 10 Broadway Malls and 50 planters. Just two weeks ago the Lincoln Square BID's landscaping company, A. Bulfamante, joined by our garden designer, Ronda Brands, 
installed thousands of brilliant summer annuals, perennials, and shrubs. With care, maintenance, and almost daily watering, the new plants are already growing into lush urban gardens. Click here to see some photos of our newly installed summer display. 
 
What's more, new chairs have been added to the "seating triangle" on the corner of Broadway and 63rd Street in Dante Park. Yet another place to sit and enjoy a break in Lincoln Square. 
New Lincoln Square BID Team Member:
Julie Kronick

The Lincoln Square BID is pleased to welcome the newest member of its team: Julie Kronick. 

 

After four years at the University of Connecticut, Julie recently graduated and received a Bachelor of Arts in English. During her stay as a student, she spent several months working at one of the university's HR departments, a student cultural center, and at a public service nonprofit in the belly of Hartford, CT.

 

Born and raised in a Connecticut suburb just a train ride away, she has always been very fond of the clangor and culture of Manhattan. Now a real New Yorker herself, she is nothing but enthusiastic to use all of her skills as a member of Lincoln Square BID and to service such a beautiful and productive communal space. Through her experiences, she has come to really appreciate nonprofit work as she sees how much of a difference an organization, such as the Lincoln Square BID, can make to improve the conditions of communities.

 

Julie is so excited to be a member of the Lincoln Square BID's team and to get to know the ins and outs of the district as well as all of you who work to make Lincoln Square the best of the best!

 

Be sure to say hello when you see her around the neighborhood. 

Empire Hotel: Grazing in the Grass

Spend less time in beach traffic and more time enjoying summer in the city at The Empire Hotel with its "Grazing in the Grass" package.  Visit nearby Central Park or any of the many lovely outdoor spaces (including Lincoln Square's own Dante Park and Richard Tucker Park) that New York City has to offer.

 

"The Grazing in the Grass" package includes: room accommodations for two, Empire Hotel picnic blanket, thermal canvas carrying bag, Empire Hotel Frisbee, two bottles of water, City Map and Central Park Map, complimentary in-room Wi-Fi and 50% off all mini bar items.

 

Once you've lounged in the grass, it might be time for a refreshing dip in the pool.  Fortunately, The Empire Pool Deck is now open, so don┤t forget to pack your swimwear and sun block.


Visit empirehotelnyc.com to see all of the packages and book your stay. 

Make Music New York: Saturday, June 21st 

Don't miss Make Music New York's biannual musical celebration on Saturday, June 21st! Now in its eighth year, Make Music New York is a unique festival of 1,000+ free concerts in public spaces throughout the five boroughs of New York City.  From 10:00am to 10:00pm musicians of all ages, creeds, and musical persuasions will perform on streets, sidewalks, stoops, plazas, and parks. 

 

In Lincoln Square, Les Ballets de l'Opera Chinois de New York, Inc. - Beijing Opera and Chinese Ballet - will be on display in Richard Tucker Park and, at the NYPL's Riverside Branch, listeners will be treated to the Solstice Singers. At the MLK Educational Complex, experimental pre-college ensemble Face the Music will delight crowd. At Dalehead Arch, near W. 64th Street and Central Park West, Mass Appeal is bringing together flautists from all over NYC and beyond to play pieces specifically written for flute. 

 

Whether you're just passing by or planning to spend the afternoon, Lincoln Square will be featuring great entertainment all day long thanks to this wonderful celebration. Visit makemusicny.org to see all of the times, performers and venues. 

Prove You've Been Listening to Dad This Father's Day

We know everyone has heard those classic Dad sayings like "Don't make me turn this car around," and "When I was your age...." For this Father's Day, Sunday, June 15, the Lincoln Square BID has put together some great "Dadism"-themed gifts and activities that will show Dad you've really been listening to him all this time.

 

"Do you think I'm made of money?"

Prove to Dad you know the value of a dollar by finding fun but inexpensive activities for Father's Day.  The American Crafts Festival at Lincoln Center Plaza (June 7, 8 & June 14,15) is free and features 380 juried craft displays selected from every region of the United States as well as continuous entertainment and craft demonstrations. And if you're okay with spending a bit more, check out Lincoln Center Theater's new play The Who and The What, written by Pulitzer-prize winning writer Ayad Akhtar. Tickets start at only $20.

 

"Don't make me turn this car around."

Dad won't need to turn the car around if he's riding a Citi bike. Head over to the location at 60th and Broadway next to Trump International Hotel and Tower and take a ride around Lincoln Square; our summer plantings have just been installed and are brightening up the entire neighborhood. After a long ride, it's great to cool off with a cocktail. Cafe Fiorello's Sunday brunch comes with a complimentary Mimosa, Bloody Mary, or Bellini.

 

"Anything worth doing is worth doing right."

In order to do things right, you need to be working with the top tools. Williams-Sonoma has everything from grilling essentials to beer making kits. Their Father's Day Gift Guide has all the items Dad will need to do things right. West Elm has also put together some of its favorite gift ideas for the Dad who prefers to play host, handyman, or both! Over at The Shops at Columbus Circle, it's easy to get the "right" gift by following their "Only Father's Day Gift List You Need."

 

"I'm not lost. I just don't know where we are."

We know Dad doesn't like to stop and ask for directions, but we can still provide him with a map. The Lincoln Square BID's three information carousels, located throughout the district, are full of brochures and maps to help guide you and Dad to any destination on Father's Day. Check at our Where to Eat restaurant directory for great Father's Day brunch options. Try some favorites like the grass-fed New York Strip at Telepan or the Mexico City Chilaquiles at Rosa Mexicano. Also, be sure to grab the Lincoln Square BID's helpful Where to Shop and our always useful Map and Guide

 

"They don't make them like they used to"

They may not make them like they used to, but in some cases they make them even better. Show Dad you're right by getting him the latest gadget out there that will have him praising progress rather than lamenting the past. Picks like Apple's iGrill Smart Grilling Thermometer and Best Buy's Krups Beer Tender will convince Dad that today's devices are better than ever. 

 
Visit lincolnsquarebid.org/explore to see a complete list of all Lincoln Square's businesses, restaurants and organizations.  
Lincoln Center's Midsummer Night Swing
Dust off your dancing shoes!  Midsummer Night Swing is back and ready to turn Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park into New York's favorite open-air dance-party for pros and newcomers alike.  From Tuesday, June 24 until Saturday, July 12, the world's finest dance bands will get the party going with the  sounds of swing, salsa, R&B, disco, tango, and much more. 
 
The good times get rolling with CÚcile McLorin Salvant's "classic swing" on Tuesday, June 24.  On Thursday, July 3 catch The First Ladies of Disco: featuring Martha Wash (The Original Weather Girl), Linda Clifford, and Alfa Anderson; Luci Martin and Norma Jean Wright (formerly of Chic).  The Octavio Brunetti Tango Orchestra will bring some Latin flavor to the floor on Thursday, July 10. Everything wraps up with the Harlem Renaissance Orchestra: 10th Annual Tribute to Illinois Jacquet on Saturday July 12.
 
To see all of the Midsummer Night Swing performers, events, ticket prices, times, and information visit midsummernightswing.org. We'll see you on the dance floor.  
The UPS Store Now Open on Amsterdam Avenue
Shipping, printing, and more just got a whole lot easier in Lincoln Square. A new UPS Store is now open at 163 Amsterdam Ave between 67th and 68th Street.

The UPS Store is there to help you mail that package to a friend, relative, or customer.  What's more, with many other products and services, The UPS Store has become a one-stop-shop for every small business. 

To learn more about the UPS Store on Amsterdam Avenue and to see their hours of operation visit this location's website at newyork-ny-6514.theupsstorelocal.com, call them at 212.362.3740 or send them an email via store6514@theupsstore.com.
Participatory Budgeting Information Sessions
Council Member Helen Rosenthal's office is hosting introductory sessions on Participatory Budgeting.  The public will be able to give input on how $1 million of the Sixth Council District's discretionary funds will be used to improve the Upper West Side.  

Participants will develop proposals and vote on the projects they like best.  Although you don't have to live in the district to participate in the discussion, in order to vote, you have to be over 16 and live in the district.  The projects with the most votes will get funded!  
 
Upcoming Informational Sessions are scheduled for:
  • Thursday, June 12 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm at the West Side YMCA at 5 West 63rd Street.  
  • Tuesday, June 17 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm at Goddard Riverside located at 593 Columbus Avenue.

To RSVP, email district6pb@gmail.com. Visit helenrosenthal.com/participatory-budgeting/ for more information. 


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