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Just when you thought traffic was moving pretty well down Columbus Avenue...things have changed.

For the next three to four months while the New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC) continues work on trunk water mains, there will be only two lanes on Columbus Avenue - one on the east side and one on the west. The crosswalk at West 62nd Street is closed; others remain open. Furthermore, the MTA Bus stop at West 62nd Street is temporarily relocated to West 60th Street, and the Access-A-Ride Bus stop is temporarily relocated to West 62nd Street between Columbus Avenue and Amsterdam Avenue approximately 200 feet west of Columbus Avenue.

Click here to read an updated advisory and see a map of the impacted area, outlining the open and closed sections. Please remain alert as you pass through construction areas and remember that if you witness any serious problems, you can contact 311 or, in the event of an emergency, 911.
Celebrate Mardi Gras at Jazz at Lincoln Center
Jazz at Lincoln Center is having A Mardi Gras Celebration with the Gotham Kings at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola! Riley Mulherkar and Alphonso Horne are two of the most prominent and promising young trumpeters in jazz. On Tuesday, February 9 they will co-lead A Mardi Gras Celebration at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. Audiences will be treated to the infectious sounds of Creole jazz, young Louis Armstrong and King Oliver, weaving the sounds of New Orleans into a rich musical fabric. 

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola will also have special Mardi Gras drinks on the menu. Visit to see the entire schedule of upcoming performances at Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Welcome The Year of The Monkey
The New York Philharmonic is celebrating the year of the monkey with a Chinese New Year Concert and Gala on Tuesday, February 9 at David Geffen Hall. The festive Chinese New Year Concert will feature violinist Maxim Vengerov plus Nu Shu: The Secret Songs of Women by Tan Dun (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), in which ethereal harp and film projection draw you into the rarely seen, intimate world of a secret language created by Hunan women. Click here to purchase tickets (starting at $35) or for more information about the Gala.

At Shun Lee West (43 West 65th Street), you can make reservations for a special Chinese New Year Banquet from Sunday, February 7 -
Sunday, February 14. The 8-course tasting menu features their savory Beijing Duck, Sliced Pheasant with Chestnuts & Hot Peppers, Two Flavor Sea Bass Fillet and other delicious dishes to enjoy along with classic Oolong Tea. The Banquet ... READ MORE.
Love from Lincoln Square to You 
Paris isn't the only city for lovers. If you have a special someone in mind for this Valentine's Day (Sunday, February 14), Lincoln Square businesses can help you find the perfect gift or experience to celebrate the love in your life. 

Sweets for your sweetheart are always a good idea. Around the neighborhood, you can find all kinds of treats, especially everyone's favorite, macarons. In The Shops at Columbus Circle, at Bouchon Bakery you can pick out a number of perfectly delicious sweets specially made for Valentine's Day: chocolate ganache-filled heart cookies (2 for $6), chocolate covered strawberries (3 for $16), and 24-piece chocolate boxes ($52). Also, La Maison Du Chocolat sells savory chocolate sweets, such as ganaches, pralines, and tartes. They also have an elegant selection of full-bodied macarons offering flavors like chocolate raspberry (Salvador), spicy cocoa (Venezuela), dark chocolate and coconut (Macapuno), and more. If your sweetheart prefers candied sweets, Sugarfina is a great spot to find cute candy concoctions, as you can craft your own unique "XOXO" gift box with champagne bears, sugar lips, and other goodies between now and Sunday, February 14.

At 1900 Broadway, Epicerie Boulud offers charming treat filled packages great for gift giving, like their Ultimate Valentine's Box with truffles, heart shaped cookies, chocolate lip lollipops, caramel corn and more. Here, you can also pick out boxes of chocolates or macarons and ... READ MORE.
Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center
Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center is bursting with activity. And, with a partnership with Goddard Riverside Community Center, they are in an even stronger position to serve the community. 
The senior center welcomes adults age 60 and over for classes and daily lunch cooked Southern style. Activities include yoga, Feldenkreis, jewelry making, Boot Camp, Zumba, and watercolor painting. They also feature special events such as talent showcases, health fairs and a member-organized monthly movie showing. They can also help you learn how to navigate the internet. All activities for older adults are free. 

Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center is now enrolling for a very affordable summer camp program that emphasizes learning and enrichment. The after school program has a few spaces for children in kindergarten and first grade. The early childhood center, Mabel Barrett Fitzgerald, is enrolling children ages 2, 3 and 4, and is accepting applications for Universal Pre-K for next September. Teens and young adults are welcome on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings on a drop-in basis. 

The Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center has been serving the Lincoln Square neighborhood for over 60 years and they are currently working to revitalize their programs. If you have suggestions, please share them! If you would like more information, check them out online at, call 212-874-0860 or drop in to see them at 250 W. 65 Street.
America: The Legacy of African American Public Service at The Arsenal
Nora Mae Carmichael - Hellfighters
To celebrate Black History Month, the New York City Parks Department is holding a free exhibition presented by NYC Parks Ebony Society titled "America: The Legacy of African American Public Service" through Friday, February 26, 2016. 

The exhibition features works from artists exploring broad interpretations on the theme of African Americans in public service. The pieces celebrate government officials, activists and members of the public who dedicated their lives to the greater good of the people.

"America: The Legacy of African American Public Service" is on display at the Arsenal in Central Park located at 830 Fifth Avenue, 3rd floor. Visit for more information.
Dance on Camera at the Film Society of Lincoln Center
Merrill Ashley / The Dance Goodbye
The 44th edition of the Dance on Camera Festival -- which marks two milestones: the 60th anniversary of the founding of co-presenter Dance Films Association and the 20th anniversary of the partnership with the Film Society of Lincoln Center -- is coming to the Film Society of Lincoln Center from Friday, February 12 through Tuesday, February 16. The festival celebrates ballet, jazz, and contemporary dance as well as modern and postmodern dance legends, and dance as expression, therapy, and narrative.

One of the festival's featured films comes from a pair of Lincoln Square filmmakers. The Dance Goodbye from Eileen Douglas and Ron Steinman of Douglas/Steinman Productions tells the story of Merrill Ashley, one of New York City Ballet's most renowned ballerinas ... READ MORE.

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