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 65th Street Bowtie Construction Update
Hold on to your hard hats, Lincoln Square; the light at the end of the tunnel just got further. 

Recently, during Third Water Tunnel construction on Columbus Avenue, specifically along Columbus Avenue from West 62nd to West 64th Streets, New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC) workers encountered a leak from an older, existing water line. The DDC is continuing work on the area despite the leak, but the issue's severity may impact the timetable of construction in the neighborhood, as it will delay some work for the Department of Transportation's (DOT) 65th Street bowtie redesign. Work for the bowtie project is currently halted and will hopefully resume in the spring, however it is unclear whether or not the work will be completed by summer's end as DOT previously anticipated. As such, Lincoln Square may be in for a longer period of construction work. 

Also, DOT will be undergoing interim traffic data collection to re-evaluate the benefit of the closure of the West 64th Street left turn from Broadway. In the meantime, despite neighborhood concerns, DOT will keep this safety benefit in place. 

Please be safe as you pass through these various neighborhood construction areas. You can stay up-to-date on area DDC and DOT work by checking the news section of the Lincoln Square BID's website, where updates and advisories are routinely posted. And, you can click here to see the full plan outline from DOT regarding the bowtie redesign. 
Stop by Amy's Bread Caf� Kiosk
Where can you find historical playscripts, grab a pastry and coffee, and enjoy a pleasant view of some of this great neighborhood's architecture and afternoon buzz? At our local Amy's Bread Caf� Kiosk, of course!

Collaborating with the New York Public Library, Amy's Bread Caf Kiosk opened in the fall of 2015 within the Library for Performing Arts in the heart of Lincoln Center, bringing some great treats to a familiar, local spot.

The caf� kiosk at the Library for the Performing Arts offers a rotating selection of sweet and savory snacks like Chocoholic Twists, scones, sandwiches, hot soup, cupcakes, cookies and a full range of beverages. The kiosk occupies a sunny, comfortable caf� space on the first floor with
ample seating so guests can relax and linger with, say, a freshly brewed cup of coffee and a delicious Pistachio Croissant Twist! 

So, the Upper West Side can now enjoy Amy's Bread seasonal treats closer to home; this month, the bakery will make Hot Cross Buns and Irish Soda Bread, the latter in both regular and whole wheat varieties.

The Amy's Bread Caf� Kiosk at the Library for Performing Arts is located at 40 Lincoln Center Plaza and is open Monday through Saturday, 10:30am - 5:30pm. You can access the caf� from the Library entrance on Lincoln Center's campus and from the Library entrance on Amsterdam Avenue. Visit them online at
Albertina's Fine Foods Is Now Open
Albertina's Fine Foods, a new 24-hour gourmet deli and market, has opened at 2020 Broadway between 69th and 70th Streets. Currently, the store is serving just pre-packaged food and coffee, but hot dishes and food ordering will be available sometime next week as the staff is undergoing training. 

At Albertina's Fine Foods, you can find a number of different food items for any craving at any time of the day. Breakfast lovers can choose from a wide selection of bagels, omelet platters, breakfast sandwiches, and morning wraps, while, for lunch, customers can pick up a hearty signature sandwich, quesadilla, or pressed panini served on European flat bread. You can even build your own tossed salad! And, to switch up a typical sandwich diet, you can select some sushi rolls or build your own wok noodle-bowl. 

For the health conscious, Albertina's has both a smoothie and a juice bar. You can choose from the selected blends or get creative and mix your own kale, green apple, spinach, beets and more. 
And, if you're too busy to stop in, you can also have your meal sent to you. Albertina's offers free delivery on orders over $15. Plus, a full catering menu is available. You can reach Albertina's Fine Foods via email at [email protected] or on the phone at 212.579.3700.
Breakfast in the BID
Pancakes from The Smith Lincoln Square

Got some extra time in the morning? You should spend it on breakfast. Appropriately named the most important meal of the day, eating well in the morning not only starts your day off on the right foot, but also helps you maintain your health and metabolism. What's to dislike? Here in Lincoln Square, a number of our excellent eateries offer breakfast foods early, with table service or a spot to sit and enjoy... READ MORE.
Horticulture at Jo Malone London 
Floral enthusiasts and fragrance aficionados will want to join guests for a special event at Jo Malone London in The Shops at Columbus Circle on Thursday, March 10. 

At 3:00pm, 5:00pm, and 7:00pm, the store will host sessions with a horticulturalist to uncover the artistry behind the herbs and aromas of Jo Malone's Herb Garden collection. Each session offers inspired treats and cocktails as well as complimentary aromatic herb posy and seeds to take home and grow.  To RSVP for a session, call 212.315.9787. 
Save the Date - 19th Annual Meeting on May 12
The Lincoln Square BID will hold its 19th Annual Meeting on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 8:15am at Fordham Law School located at 150 West 62nd Street.  We are pleased to announce that New York City Department of Small Business Services Commissioner Gregg Bishop and Goddard Riverside Executive Director Stephan Russo are slated to speak to Annual Meeting attendees. We anticipate a third speaker as well, so stay tuned!

In order to vote on corporate matters, eligible property owners, businesses and commercial tenants, and residents must register ahead of time. Visit
and submit the online form to register.

Keep checking for updates as the event approaches. Space is limited and reservations are required. To RSVP submit an online form, email  [email protected] or call 212.581.3774.

Spring ahead on Sunday, March 13!
Lincoln Square Business Improvement District | [email protected] | | 212.581.3774
1841 Broadway, Suite 1112
New York, NY 10023