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DOT's Lincoln Square 65th Street Bow-Tie Changes Are Underway


The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) has begun making changes to the 65th Street Lincoln Square Bow-Tie intersection. Markings for new crosswalks, the Columbus Avenue bike lane extension and pedestrian safety extensions are going in and construction is underway. To accommodate all of the work, the BID recently relocated many of our planters, which we expect to put back once the work is completed. Thank you to Glenwood for permitting us to put our planters on the Grand Tier's sidewalk. 


As part of the Bow-Tie improvements, DOT's plan calls for new parking and loading regulations and bus stop relocations along Columbus Avenue that will be put into effect. Some regulations have already been put into effect. The new regulations are listed below:


East side of Columbus Avenue:
  • From 65th - 66th Street
    • No standing anytime to allow for dedicated left turn lane (installed 8/3)
  • From 63rd - 64th Street
    • Metered parking 7:30am-4:00pm
    • No standing 4:00pm-10:00pm
  • From 62nd - 63rd Street
    • Unpaid loading 7:00am-7:00pm
    • One hour metered parking 7:00pm-10:00pm
  • From 60th - 61st Street
    • DOT is reviewing the request for loading regulations 
East side of Broadway:
  • No northbound right turn onto 65th Street (installed 8/4)
  • Dedicated northbound right turn lane onto 64th Street from Broadway (installed 8/4)
West side of Columbus Avenue:
  • From 65th - 67th Street (scheduled for 8/5)
    • The M11 bus stop will be moved to the top end of the block while the M20 will drop-off passengers on 66th Street at a newly extended M66/M20 stop
    • The M7 bus stop will be moved one block north 
    • No parking anytime at the bottom end of the block, except for farmers market vehicles
  • From 62nd - 64th Street (scheduled for 8/5)
    • Access-A-Ride stop will shift 105' south, better aligned with the Lincoln Center pedestrian ramp in order to ease access for those in wheelchairs
Click here to read DOT's flyer on the Lincoln Square 65th Street Bow-Tie safety improvements and click here for the full plan. 

We will keep you posted as details become available; however, feel free to contact our office at 212.581.3774 or Josh Orzeck from DOT at 212.839.6244.

Lincoln Square's Stylish Shoes

By August, most of us have spent a lot of time walking around outside, enjoying summer. Your shoes are probably all worn down and could use a break. Luckily, Lincoln Square stores have a lot to offer to replace your worn out shoes and prepare you for the remainder of summer and beginning of fall.

At The Shops at Columbus Circle:
  • Cole Haan has several light-weight shoe collections, stylish enough for dinner dates, but comfortable enough for long walks across town. For men and women, Cole Haan offers its "ZeroGrand Sport Collection", a selection of flexible shoes with reduced weight soles in an array of stylish models, such as oxfords, classic sneakers, or booties. Cole Haan also has other great, classic collections to browse online or in-store.
  • Coach has a number of summer styles on sale for both men and women's footwear. For women, Coach's selection of sale-priced sandals, wedges, and heels would add a splash of style to any outfit. You can purchase styles ... READ MORE.
The Smith - Lincoln Square's Neighborhood Hot Spot
If you're looking for a way to enjoy these remaining lazy, hazy, hot summer days, you can grab a hearty breakfast or a classic American dinner dish over at The Smith at Lincoln Square. It's outdoor sidewalk caf´┐Ż is ideal for long lunches and pleasant evening meals, and this popular restaurant will always serve you a great meal. The Smith is located at 1900 Broadway (at 63rd Street), click here to make a reservation today.
Folk Art and American Modernism
Mary Ann Wilson | Maremaid
Folk Art and American Modernism is on display now at the American Folk Art Museum. The exhibit highlights folk art owned, collected, and exhibited by early art-world luminaries, artists, and others whose own work is shown alongside the folk art that inspired them. In the early twentieth century, a group of young American modernists began to equate aspects of early folk art with the new modernist art they had studied in Europe. Folk Art and American Modernism traces the journey of art pieces including weathervanes, portraits, decoys, hooked rugs, theorem paintings, and more from their humble beginnings to their eventual display at museums.

Folk Art and American Modernism will be on display through Sunday, September 27. For additional information about this exhibit and more visit The American Folk Art Museum is located at 2 Lincoln Square (Columbus Avenue at 66th Street).
Kaufman Music Center's Summer String Fest Showcase
The Kaufman Music Center's Summer String Fest Showcase is coming up on Friday, August 21 at 3:00pm at Merkin Concert Hall. This free performance is the culmination of Kaufman Music Center's annual, week-long Summer String Fest which brings together some of the most talented young violinists, violists and cellists each August for an intensive week of music-making.

The showcase on Friday, August 21 features the Harlem Quartet, NPR's Rob Kapilow as guest conductor, and the Lucy Moses School Performers. Seating is general admission and no tickets are required. For more information visit The Kaufman Music Center is located at 129 W. 67th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam.

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