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New to the Neighborhood
Happy New Year! Here is the scoop on what's new in Lincoln Square.

Newly opened on the ground floor of The Shops at Columbus Circle, Diptyque is a legendary French perfumer that showcases a delightful repertoire of scents and smells. Diptyque offers a selection of luxury scented candles and personal fragrances, as well as several body care products like bath oils and body butter - perfect for treating yourself to some great aromatherapy! 

Also new to the neighborhood is CityMD, located at 2025 Broadway at 69th Street. CityMD is a walk-in clinic and emergency care facility for people in need of quick assistance and is one of many within the five boroughs. This location at the northern end of our district, is easily accessed from the 72nd Street 1, 2, and 3 Subway stop and is now open Monday through Friday from 8:00am-8:00pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 9:00am-8:00pm. 

Visit to keep up to date on all the new businesses opening up in Lincoln Square. 
Winter Weather Update
As the mercury continues to drop and winter storms become more likely, it is important for everyone in Lincoln Square to be mindful of who is responsible for snow removal. The Lincoln Square BID's services, which include sanitation and area maintenance, supplement services that the City and our property owners and businesses provide. The 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 property owners' and tenants' responsibilities for the removal of snow, ice, and dirt.

When it snows, the Lincoln Square BID's Clean Team is out clearing all corner quadrants, fire hydrants, catch basins, and bus shelters in the district. Plus, the Goddard Riverside Green Keepers focus on the pedestrian crosswalks in the Broadway Malls. On weekdays, our Clean Team also gets a hand from nonviolent offenders sentenced by Midtown Community Court to perform community service. 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 rely on our businesses and property owners to help out during winter weather so that together we can make the sidewalks safe for everyone. To see the latest winter weather information for New York City and to learn about the City's response visit NYC's Severe Weather website at To learn more about the Lincoln Square BID's area maintenance programs, click here

The Juilliard School: ChamberFest 2015

Juilliard ChamberFest 2015, the school's annual weeklong festival, begins Monday, January 12 and features 95 Juilliard musicians in eight free concerts. The festival kicks off with the SYLFF Chamber Music Seminar Concert (Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund - SYLFF) featuring guest artists from the Paris Conservatoire and Vienna University performing with Juilliard musicians in three chamber music groups. The students are coached by faculty members in intensive sessions during the winter break.


All ChamberFest concerts are free. Tickets are required for all concerts (except for the Wednesday, January 14 "Wednesday at One" concert) and are available online at
New York Jewish Film Festival 2015

The 24th Annual New York Jewish Film Festival, the preeminent showcase for cinema exploring the diversity of the Jewish experience around the world, returns to the Film Society of Lincoln Center from Wednesday, January 14 - Thursday, January 29. The festival is presented by the Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center. The 2015 NYJFF features world, U.S., and New York film premieres, plus special "beyond the screen" programs, including a poster exhibition and panel discussions.


The festival opens on Wednesday, January 14 with the U.S. premiere of The Muses of Isaac Bashevis Singer from directors Asaf Galay and Shaul Betser. The documentary is accompanied by Q&A sessions with the directors at both the 4:00pm and 8:45pm screenings. Other highlights include Above and Beyond on Thursday, January 22 accompanied by a Q&A with producer Nancy Spielberg and the U.S. premiere of Angels of Revolution on Tuesday, January 27. The festival closes on Thursday, January 29 with Felix and Meira with Q&A sessions at both the 3:30pm and 9:00pm screenings with director Maxime Giroux.

To learn more about the New York Jewish Film Festival and to see an entire listing visit

Evening Specials at Atlantic Grill

It's time for a happy hour on the half shell.  Atlantic Grill is now offering evening specials beginning after 9:00pm daily. 

You can sip on an expertly prepared Ketel One cocktail for just $7; or, if you aren't in the mood for a mixed drink, select glasses of wine and draught beer are half price. And, to brilliantly complement your beverage, order up some delicious oysters, just $1.50 each after 9:00pm.


Atlantic Grill Lincoln Center is located at 49 West 64th Street just east of Broadway. Visit the restaurant online at

The Ecstatic Music Festival at Kaufman
The Ecstatic Music Festival returns for a fifth season of one-night-only performances that bring together artists from across the sonic spectrum. The 2015 EMF launches with two free performances presented by Arts Brookfield at the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place on Thursday, January 15 and Friday, January 16, 2015, and continues with eight concerts at Kaufman Music Center's Merkin Concert Hall through Thursday, April 16. You can purchase tickets or a festival pass here. Throughout the festival, 100 composers and performers will premiere collaborative works that give audiences an unparalleled opportunity to experience music that is fresh, unexpected and utterly unique. 


The 2015 lineup includes ETHEL & Rolling Stone 'Guitar God' Kaki King, Julia Holter & Spektral Quartet, Bang on a Can with Wilco's Glenn Kotche, and an 80th birthday celebration for the iconic Minimalist composer Terry Riley. Launched in January 2011, the annual Ecstatic Music Festival was quickly hailed as 'a who's who of the current music scene' (WQXR) and 'the most bracing combinations of adventurous, fulfilling music in recent memory' (NPR). 

To learn more about the Ecstatic Music Festival visit The Merkin Concert Hall is located at 129 W. 67th Street.

Billy Porter at The Appel Room

If you caught his performance as the energetic Emcee of the 15th Annual Winter's Eve at Lincoln Square Tree Lighting Ceremony, you probably are itching for another chance to see Billy Porter live. And you are in luck! The ebullient triple-threat and TONY and Drama Desk Award winner is returning to Lincoln Square with two solo performances on Wednesday, January 28 as part of Lincoln Center's American Songbook. The show will take place at Jazz at Lincoln Center's The Appel Room located on the fifth floor of Time Warner Center.


Billy will be performing music from his latest album of jazz-inflected Broadway standards, Billy's Back on BroadwayThere will be two performances on Wednesday, January 28 at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. Visit for more information and to purchase tickets. 

Stay Healthy in 2015 

A new year is upon us, and with that comes new resolutions. We've highlighted some great businesses in Lincoln Square that will help you stick to your goals and lead a healthier life in 2015.

Equinox Fitness Club has two locations in Lincoln Square: 10 Columbus Circle (their flagship location) and 160 Columbus Avenue. Both clubs have state of the art machines and offer a wide array of classes from Studio Cycling to Barre Burn to Aqua Boot Camp. The clubs also feature exclusive amenities designed to help you relax and enjoy your visit.


Get excited to work out by scoring some great gear. Lululemon, known for its stylish and comfy active wear, has a great selection of clothing for every type of athlete, and offers other services like yoga education and complimentary in-store hemming. The Lincoln Square store, located at 1928 Broadway, also hosts a free community Run Club on Monday evenings, a Yoga Class Sunday mornings, and other community events. And, get ready for those chilly jogs with new shoes, apparel, and accessories designed for serious runners at New York Running Company located at The Shops at Columbus Circle. 


January is the perfect time to get into shape, and a number of Lincoln Square businesses are offering deals to make 2015 your healthiest year yet. The West Side YMCA located at 5 West 63rd Street is not charging a "joiner's fee" through Monday, February 9thNew York Sports Club at 61 West 62nd Street is also offering special member pricing this month. And, for those looking for a more zen workout, 

YogaWorks located on the fourth floor of 37 West 65th Street is currently offering two weeks of unlimited yoga for just $30.


For those who like to mix technology with staying active, there are tons of apps, accessories and devices available to help you track your health, stay in shape, and even act as your personal coach. Check out Lincoln Square shops like Best Buy, Microsoft and the Apple Store to find the latest in fitness tech like the Fitbit, Microsoft Band, Jawbone and more.


Feeling great isn't just about staying active. Eating healthy and nourishing foods goes a long way. Whole Foods Market in Time Warner Center has a huge selection of healthy food choices, including a section for gluten-free and organic foods, plus Whole Body - a department dedicated to helping you look and feel your best. Visit the Whole Foods Columbus Circle website to find recipes, store events, twitter chats and more.


To find more shops in Lincoln Square that will help you stick to your new year's resolution, check out our shopping guide, Where to Shop in Lincoln Square.

NYC DHS Calls for HOPE Volunteers
On Monday, January 26, the NYC Department of Homeless Services (DHS) will conduct its annual Homeless Outreach Population Estimate (HOPE). They are calling for thousands of volunteers to survey parks, subways, and other public spaces to estimate the number of people living unsheltered in the city. The one night count helps NYC DHS collect vital information for outreach teams to help homeless people leave the streets for a better life.

More than 3,000 volunteers, age 18 or older, are needed. NYC DHS will provide all the training necessary to conduct the survey on the night of HOPE plus a quick, basic online orientation when you register.

Volunteers will report to one of over 28 training sites located throughout the five boroughs and will survey the general area of the training site. This is a late night event and volunteers should be available from 10:30pm - 4:00am the following day. Make sure that you dress warmly and bring a well charged cell phone and a Metrocard in case you need to travel on public transportation.

If you are interested in volunteering for HOPE 2015, click here.  
DEP Repairs Catch Basin 

Thanks to a quick response by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), water may drain more efficiently on the east side of Broadway at 64th Street.


Quickly responding to the Lincoln Square BID's request for help just before Christmas concerning an overflowing catch basin, which was causing major ponding issues, the Department of Environmental Protection dispatched a team to repair a broken catch basin connection. The DEP crew relieved the flooding, cleared the water from the basin and street, and flushed the connection to clear the debris causing backup. A contractor then replaced the catch basin connection, hopefully alleviating this drainage issue.


Ponding is a serious concern in many areas within the district, and can be very hazardous especially during the winter. So thanks to DEP for a fast and efficient response, and for helping us keep the neighborhood safe! Visit the Department of Environmental Protection online at and be sure to like DEP on Facebook at

New York State Electronic Waste Disposal Ban
A New York State law that went into effect January 1, 2015 makes it illegal for New Yorkers to discard most electronics in the trash. Sanitation workers will no longer collect electronics left at curbside, and summonses may be issued. 

The electronics covered by this New York State law include computers and associated devices (ie mouse, keyboard), televisions, fax machines, VCRs, DVD players, printers/scanners, video game consoles, MP3 players, tablets, and small servers. The law does not include appliances, batteries, or light bulbs.

There are many FREE, convenient options to properly recycle electronics including:

  • DSNY's e-cycle NYC programApartment buildings with more than 10 units can enroll for this free and convenient pickup service. In e-cycle NYC's first year, the program enrolled over 400 apartment buildings in all five boroughs and recycled 255,000 pounds of e-waste.
  • Retail drop-off programs - There are more than 90 locations where you can drop off electronics (no purchase required), including any Goodwill, Best Buy, Staples (no TVs), or the Gowanus E-Waste Warehouse. In Lincoln Square you can drop off your electronics at the Best Buy located at 1880 Broadway at 62nd Street. 
  • Free mail-back programs - Check your brand's website for details.
  • Electronics recycling events - Bring to drop-off events run by organizations such as the Lower East Side Ecology Center, or the Department of Sanitation's SAFE Disposal Events.
  • Donate or sell working electronics - Visit to find a place to buy, sell, or donate electronics.
For a complete list of covered electronics and recycling options visit

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