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Free Lunchtime Concert Series Continues at Richard Tucker Park
As you can see from the photo, crowds have been enjoying the Lincoln Square BID's Free Lunchtime Summer Concert Series at Richard Tucker Park.  If you haven't joined us yet, there is still time to catch the remaining four concerts. In addition to the music, there will be complimentary brownies and lemonade from local eatery P.J. Clarke's, giveaways from TD Bank, and yoga from YogaWorks. So pack a lunch and come by to hear top musicians from the MTA's Music Under New York, NYC's eclectic "underground" scene!

Click here to see the entire lineup and click here to see some images from our concerts thus far. 

Meet Our Information Ambassadors 

Each year as the weather warms up and summer arrives, the Lincoln Square BID employs a number of high school and college students to work as Information Ambassadors in our district. These young people staff our three Information Carousels and assist tourists or passersby with information about the City. Of the ten students working for the BID over the summer, two work as supervisors for the program: Wesam Abdelzaher and Tiffany Cordero. 

Wesam recently graduated as the valedictorian of Manhattan Hunter Science High School at the MLK Campus. She will be attending New York University on a full scholarship this coming fall with a major in business. After earning her degree, she hopes to stay in the City and work in the banking industry. Wesam enjoys the diverse mix of people she meets at the Information Carousels who are visiting New York from around the world. To Wesam, learning a bit about each visitor adds a lot to her summer and she is happy to have an opportunity to gain leadership skills as a supervisor. 


Tiffany, who graduated from the High School for Arts, Imagination & Inquiry at the MLK Campus, is entering her junior year at Mercy College in Westchester where she majors in marketing and finance while minoring in journalism. She's very interested in pursuing a career at a 'startup' in the online entertainment industry or with an already existing online source such as Buzzfeed. Tiffany has worked at the Information Carousels for quite some time and says she absolutely loves coming back in the winter to volunteer for Winter's Eve, her favorite event in Lincoln Square. She also enjoys the diversity of people who approach her at the carts all summer long. 

Wesam and Tiffany are joined by eight other student ambassadors who are either students at or graduates of the MLK High School Campus and one retiree hired through ReServe. A portion of their stipends are paid in part by a small grant from Council Member Helen RosenthalThe Lincoln Square BID staff is very proud of our Information Ambassadors this year! 

Two Great Options To Put Your Name on Lincoln Square
What's in these boxes? 40 of Lincoln Square's brand-new trash receptacles

Forty brand-new, Victor Stanley SD-42 trash receptacles have just been placed around Lincoln Square! Early morning on Wednesday, July 30, the Lincoln Square BID's hardworking Clean Team, with help from Atlantic Maintenance, unpacked the crates and moved the cans to locations throughout the neighborhood. These trash receptacles will continue to give Lincoln Square its polished look. We are also offering a great sponsorship opportunity for businesses and property owners. Each receptacle has space for a sponsor logo alongside the NYC Department of Sanitation and Lincoln Square BID logos. Having your logo on one or more cans is a great way to further demonstrate your dedication to the neighborhood. Of course, we will continue to be responsible for maintaining and servicing all cans. 

Call our office for details. If you choose to sponsor four or more receptacles, we will offer a 10% discount on the total price.

We are also updating and reprinting the Lincoln Square Map and Guide, our most popular publication, and are offering sponsorship space here as well. We print 200,000 of these brochures in two print runs (100,000 each), plus we offer an online version through our website and e-blast. We only have room for a handful of small ads and we are completing the order within the week, so make sure to secure your spot ASAP!


If you would like to promote your organization in the brochure, sponsor a trash can, or both, please contact Ralph Memoli at the Lincoln Square BID office at 212.581.3774 or email

The BLT is Back at 'wichcraft

The popular BLT sandwich is back at Lincoln Square's own 'wichcraft location, inside the David Rubenstein Atrium with entrances on both Broadway and Columbus between 62nd and 63rd Streets. 

The tomato is the true star of 'wichcraft's BLT sandwich, and they have now reached their summer peak! 'wichcraft builds the signature BLT by complementing Eckerton Hill Farm Greenmarket tomatoes with heritage bacon, mixed baby lettuces and house-made aioli. Just a few ingredients make up this simple-but by no means basic-summer classic. Remember BLT season is fleeting, enjoy it at all full service 'wichcraft locations, and for delivery and catering, while it lasts!


To see the entire 'wichcraft menu visit '  

amfAR Charity Event at Kiehl's
Kiehl's Since 1851 is celebrating its five year anniversary of LifeRide, an annual charity event where proceeds benefit amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS research. LifeRide is a motorcycle journey across numerous states, 
spanning over 1,500 miles led by Chris Salgardo, President of Kiehl's USA, and Kevin Robert Frost, amfAR CEO, along with other celebrity riders.


Kiehl's LifeRide will take motorcycle riders across seven states. The ride began on Saturday, August 2 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and ends Tuesday, August 12 and  Wednesday, August 13 in New York City.  Lincoln Square's Kiehl's, located at 154 Columbus Avenue, will be hosting the riders on Wednesday, August 13 between 4:30pm - 5:30pm. Please call Kiehl's Upper West Side store at 212.799.3438 to reserve an appointment for a complimentary Mini Facial or hand massage.  Kiehl's Since 1851 will donate 15% of all purchases on the days of the LifeRide events to amfAR up to $125,000, as well as all proceeds from the sale of its Limited Edition Ultimate Hand Salve, a jumbo size of a customer favorite, retailing for $28.50 (a $34 value).


Click here to view a flyer for the LifeRide event in Lincoln Square. Visit Kiehl's online at


Spotlighting Small Restaurants: Quaint Cuisine, Casual Scene
If you love diner dinners or bento box lunches, your new favorite spot to grab a bite might be one of these small casual eateries in the northern part of the Lincoln Square BID.

Old John's Luncheonette (212.874.2700), a charming eatery nestled at 148 West 67th Street and open most days from 7:00am to 11:00pm (Sunday 7:00am - 10:00pm), is a wonderful spot to grab a delicious meal and enjoy ideal dishes. Old John's has been around for 17 years and many of their menu items are reminiscent of homemade meals, such as Grandma's Chicken Noodle Soup or Mom's Old-Fashioned Meatloaf, which is truly perfect if you're hungry for a simple, but tasty plate. 

Dan Tempura House (212.877.4969)  has lived in the upper part of Lincoln Square for over 30 years at 2018 Broadway at 69th Street. They serve all Japanese inspired dishes and offer tasty dinner boxes under $20, which allows for a nice treat without breaking the bank. Their most popular dishes - what customers claim to love best - are their tempura dishes. This seems very fitting, considering the restaurant's name. They are open daily from noon to 11:00pm.

Westside Restaurant (212.724.4000) is right at the corner of Broadway and 69th Street, at 2020 Broadway. Their classic diner-esque awning and signage perfectly matches the restaurant's interior, which is set up in a traditional diner style with cozy booths and a marble counter. Their menu offers a plethora of options, so whether you want seafood, a juicy burger, or pasta and salad, Westside has the dish for you. Westside is open from 6:00am to 1:00am, except Fridays and Saturdays when it stays open until 3:00am. 

See all of Lincoln Square's fine restaurants and casual eateries in our popular Where to Eat in Lincoln Square dining guide.
Sweet Events in Lincoln Square 
Bridal Shower & Wedding Cookies by CASUE at West Elm
For those with a sweet tooth, there are several events in Lincoln Square this August that may send you into sugar overload in the best way.

Stop by Williams-Sonoma in Time Warner Center on Tuesday, August 19 for a special book signing and dessert tasting with Yigit Pura, the winner and fan favorite of BRAVO's Top Chef Just Desserts. Have Yigit sign your copy of his latest cookbook, Sweet Alchemy: Dessert Magic, while sampling some delectable treats.

Williams-Sonoma also features free technique, cooking and junior chef classes every month as well as in-store demonstrations and other special events. Visit for more details.

Still searching for a sugar fix? West Elm, located on Broadway between 61st and 62nd Street, is hosting two DIY cookie decorating classes this month. On Wednesday, August 13 and Wednesday, August 27 join Carolyn and Susanne, twin sisters who opened a boutique bakeshop specializing in custom designed cookies, and learn how to create beautifully decorated goodies for special events. Tickets are $45 per class and include instruction on basic decorating techniques that will leave you with an assortment of fabulous sweets and recipes to recreate at home.  

To buy tickets for either of these classes visit
The Amigos at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola will be infused with some southern style when The Amigos perform Songs of the Southland on Monday, August 18 at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. The Amigos are ready to deliver foot-stomping, accordion-infused Americana music, blending folk-rock, zydeco/cajun, and hot jazz. Their daredevil vocal harmonies and wild western-wear have taken the Amigos from sold-out shows at Lincoln Center to the Philadelphia Folk Festival and Nashville's Music City Roots. They will be joined by Winter's Eve alumna Brianna Thomas and Marcus Printup. 

Click Here for more information and for tickets. And visit to see all of the upcoming performances at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola and get a preview of Jazz at Lincoln Center's full 2014-2015 schedule.  
Register for Universal Pre-K
The New York City Department of Education (DOE) is getting the word out so everyone knows that all four-year-olds (children born in 2010) are eligible for free, full-day, high-quality Pre-Kindergarten in any of the five boroughs. According to the DOE, if you have applied for a seat at a public school and were wait-listed, seats are still opening from the wait-list. 

It is our understanding that there are many Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) seats still opening up at DOE-licensed Community-based Early Childhood Centers (CBECCs) all over the city. CBECCs have DOE-certified teachers and teach the Common Core curriculum. You do not have to live near a CBECC to enroll your child there. In fact, you can, for example, choose one near your place of work.

In order to find a CBECC you can:
  • Call 311
  • Go to NYC.GOV/PREK and do a search by address
  • Text PREK to 877-877 on your mobile phone and do a search by zip code
Be advised that you must apply to a CBECC in person to secure a seat. It is best to call ahead to inquire whether seats are available and to ask what documents you will need to bring, such as a passport or birth certificate, to complete your application.
Get Your Own .nyc Domain
The wait is over! You can finally reserve your very own .nyc web address in the "Landrush" phase of the exciting .nyc roll out. 
To qualify for the domain you must be a business, organization, or resident with a physical address within the five boroughs. If you're the only one who requests your .nyc web address before Friday, October 3,  then it is yours. However, if that url is requested by another New Yorker, an auction will be held to determine who gets the domain name (check for details).
Don't miss out on getting your .nyc web address. If you want to learn more visit or contact
In related news, Winter's Eve at Lincoln Square's website has been selected as a .nyc founder. The official website for Winter's Eve is now We are up and running! The website will soon be getting a new, fresh look, so check back frequently for updates and the latest talent picks.
Fresh Produce for Seniors
Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and City Council Member Helen Rosenthal are continuing a program that was started under then Council Member Brewer several years ago that allows seniors to receive produce from local farms. For $8 a week seniors and their caregivers will receive a bag filled with fresh produce from local farmers along with tips and recipes on how to cook that week's produce. Previous bags have featured items like sweet corn and blueberries and a recipe for braised string beans and summer vegetables. 
The program will be run bi-weekly through October and seniors can sign up at any time through a participating senior center or separately through Goddard Riverside Community Center. Contact Council Member Rosenthal's office at 212.873.0282 or Borough President Brewer's office at 212.669.8300 for more information.
How to Help the Homeless

We've heard your concerns. Our Public Safety Officers, staff, and members of the public have all reported a significant increase in the homeless population in Lincoln Square.  We are continuing to work closely with the New York Police Department's Homeless Outreach Unit and Goddard Riverside. While this is a significant problem that requires a coordinated effort of professionals, City officials, and the public, there are a few major steps individuals can take to assist the homeless.


While handing out money or food is a short-term act of charity, it may encourage homeless individuals to stay on the street and not seek long-term assistance. Your dollars are more effective if you support the organizations that try and help the homeless. The BID encourages individuals to call 311 if you observe homeless individuals so that they can get the help they need. Of course, you should call 911 if you believe a situation is potentially dangerous. 

Visit the Department of Homeless Services website to learn more and see how you can best help. 

Winter's Eve at Lincoln Square - 118 Days Away!
New York's Largest Holiday Festival, Winter's Eve at Lincoln Square, is taking place on Monday, December 1. The Lincoln Square BID is continuing to plan another exciting night on the Upper West Side.  This year we will be celebrating 15 years of offering the public free entertainment, food tastings at nominal cost, family fun and more.

Major announcements are coming soon, so be sure to follow Winter's Eve on Twitter @winterseve, like Winter's Eve on Facebook, and visit

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, volunteering at the event, or to learn how your Lincoln Square business or cultural institution can participate, contact the Lincoln Square BID office at 212.581.3774 or via email:

Lincoln Square Business Improvement District | | | 212.581.3774
1841 Broadway, Suite 1112
New York, NY 10023
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