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DOT's Lincoln Square 65th Street Bow-Tie Safety Improvements

The Lincoln Square BID has long advocated for improved safety in the complex 65th Street Bow-Tie intersection and looks forward to working closely with the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) as it begins to implement these changes next week. We are pleased that DOT has agreed to match existing conditions as it extends our two small parks and malls, and has also promised to address the serious ponding conditions at crossings, and to expand pedestrian openings in the malls. We will be out there monitoring this project on a daily basis.

The following is an excerpt from DOT's flyer on the Lincoln Square 65th Street Bow-Tie safety improvements:

NYC DOT will implement safety improvements in the Lincoln Square Bow-Tie, and on Columbus Ave. from W.69th St.-W.59th St.: 

  • Install more direct, safer pedestrian crossings and create new sidewalk space at congested pedestrian corners
  • Install green painted, protected bicycle lanes on Columbus Ave. from W.69th to W.59th Streets
  • Retime signals to remove pedestrian-vehicle conflicts on the east crosswalks at Columbus Avenue and W. 65th St.
  • Install audible pedestrian signals
  • Widen pedestrian cut-throughs at Broadway malls and address ponding concerns
  • Relocate M7 bus stop to west side of Columbus Ave., between W. 66th St. and W.67th St.
  • Relocate M20 bus stop to north side of W. 66th St., east of Columbus Ave.
  • Ban left turn from Columbus Ave. to Broadway
  • Ban right turn from northbound Broadway to 65th St., and ban left turn from southbound Broadway onto 64th St.

To sign up for e-updates on this and other projects, visit For additional information, contact Josh Orzeck at [email protected]  or 212-839-6244.

Welcome Phil Gordon, the Lincoln Square BID's New Manager of Field Operations

The Lincoln Square BID is pleased to welcome the newest member of its team: Phil Gordon, Manager of Field Operations. Phil has been the Vice President of Operations at Bike and Roll, where he has worked for the last four years. Prior to that, he worked as both an Operations Manager at Super Soccer Stars and a Facilities Manager for Crunch Fitness. His more than 10 years working in operations and managerial positions has given him ample experience with contracts, community involvement, and management of facilities operation, among other great skills.


Phil lives on Staten Island and has experience working with various City agencies. He is looking forward to joining our team and working with our Clean Team, Public Safety Officers, and other field crews. Say hello when you see him out in the neighborhood! 

Mostly Mozart & Lincoln Center Out of Doors
Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra |
Lincoln Center is celebrating summer, complementing the hot weather of July and August with two marvelous festivals packed with performing arts, dance, discussions and more. 

Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival begins on Saturday, July 25 and goes through Saturday, August 22. The festival not only features world class musical artistry in a casual festival-atmosphere, but expands the performances with nine late night concerts, pre-concert recitals, artist discussions, film, engaging lectures, and many free events.

Plus, on Saturday, July 25 free tickets will be distributed for the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra Free Preview Concert at 10:00am at the Avery Fisher Hall Box Office (although lines begin to form outside early in the morning). Tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and are limited to two tickets per person. Visit to see a complete list of every performance. 

Take in some open-air culture at Lincoln Center Out of Doors. The festival is underway now and runs through Sunday, August 9. Out of Doors truly has something for every audience from dance acts, spoken word, family performers, live music of every genre, and even a "silent" showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. As always every performance is absolutely free. Visit for the complete schedule and festival details.  

"The Genius of Geoffrey Holder" at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

Director Geoffrey Holder, demonstrating for Stephanie Mills, as Dorothy, and the Munchkin chorus in The Wiz (1975). Martha Swope Collection
Spanning his long and illustrious career in dance, theater, film, music and art, a new exhibition at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts will focus on Geoffrey Holder's many contributions to the arts. "The Genius of Geoffrey Holder" features this Trinidad born and trained artist in a multi-media exhibition that will cover his performing career, Tony-award winning work on The Wiz, and contributions to the Alvin Ailey Dance Company and Dance Theatre of Harlem. 

The exhibition, which runs from Thursday, July 23 - Saturday, August 29, is presented in association with Lincoln Center Out of Doors and includes two accompanying events on Saturday, August 1: a panel discussion and documentary, beginning at 1:00pm and 2:00pm respectively, presented at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, and a performance by the Garth Fagan Dance Company and Holder's widow, Carmen de Lavallade, performed at Damrosch Park at 7:30pm. For more information about the exhibit visit

Paid Sick Leave for NYC Workers

The Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) is hosting a series of training sessions to help NYC employers understand compliance under the recent Paid Sick Leave Law (Earned Sick Time Act). There are three sessions open to anyone: Wednesday, August 12; Wednesday, September 9; and Wednesday, October 14. These sessions will be held at the DCA's Office (at 42 Broadway, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10004) from 9:30a.m. to 10:30a.m. You can download the flyer here

For more information, you can visit There is also a comprehensive Q&A page about compliance with the Paid Sick Leave law on the DCA's website. 

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