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The Lincoln Square BID works hard to make sure our neighborhood is one of the cleanest, safest, and most enjoyable in all of New York City. But our small office staff, our hardworking Clean Team and our dedicated Public Safety Officers cannot do it alone. Making this neighborhood shine is a big job, and we need your help

Each year we conduct a Customer Satisfaction Survey so we can assess how effectively the BID's services are being delivered. Your responses matter! We read through your suggestions and comments, taking your feedback into account as we strive to do a better job each and every year.   

Please tell us what you think! Click here to take our 2016 Customer Satisfaction Survey (we've even made it shorter). 

We know your time is valuable, so as an added incentive, we will be selecting a handful of respondents to receive a giftcard from one of our great neighborhood bakeries. Thank you in advance for your feedback.
New Lincoln Square Map & Guide
The 2016 edition of the Lincoln Square Map & Guide has arrived! This popular publication features a directory of all of the retail, restaurants, services, and cultural organizations in the neighborhood. It also includes a detailed map of the neighborhood with subway and bus lines, bike lanes, bike share stations, and public restrooms.
The official Lincoln Square Map & Guide is distributed to shops, services, cultural organizations, and residents in the district. It is also sent to tourist offices around the City. The map is available to the public on our three information carousels located at Columbus Circle, Richard Tucker Park, and Dante Park and in the Shops at Columbus Circle and other outlets. Please contact our office at 212.581.3774 or via email at to request a copy or click here for a pdf version of the map. Bulk copies are also available upon request.
New Directors/New Films
In the Last Days of the City - Directed By Tamer El Said
Starting today and running through Sunday, March 27 the 45th edition of New Directors/New Films returns to the Film Society of Lincoln Center to introduce audiences to the work of emerging filmmakers from across the globe.  Throughout its rich history, the series has uncovered talents like Pedro Alm�dovar, Chantal Akerman, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Christopher Nolan, Laura Poitras, Spike Lee, and Kelly Reichardt.

Highlights from this year's series include the story of a young woman's journey from girlhood to adolescence from director Anna Rose Holm in The Fits. Another standout is In the Last Days of the City, a film within a film that chronicles the hope and instability of the recent years of revolution in the Arab world, from writer and director Tamer El Said. The series closes with the aptly titled Cameraperson by Kristen Johnson. Johnson is solo in the director's chair for the first time, but her previous work as a director of photography and a camera operator prepared her to construct this self-portrait of an artist who travels the globe filming the things that make us human. 

Tickets for New Directors/New Films are on sale now! Exclusive ticket discounts are available for Film Society of Lincoln Center or MoMA members. Click here to learn more about the series and to see the entire slate of films. 
Move over Easter Bunny, Lincoln Square has all the sweets you need
Shortbread Cookies from Bouchon Bakery & Cafe
Easter Sunday this year is on March 27-less than two weeks away. In preparation for family gatherings, candy hunts, and other Easter traditions, businesses in Lincoln Square have stocked up with Easter gifts, decorations, and even fun DIY kits. 

Sugarfina's sugary kiosk has a cute selection of candied Easter goodies for a charmingly pastel Easter basket. Choose from a selection of milk chocolate marshmallow eggs, candied flowers shaped like pink primrose or white daisies, or apple gummy frogs to name a few. 

At La Maison du Chocolat, the classic Easter bunny has been replaced with hand-crafted Parisian chocolate geese, as cute as they are decadent. Or, you can pick up artistic chocolate sculptures of the Daily Family. They also offer boxes of assorted, luxury savory and sweet chocolate pieces, with which you can say thanks to this year's Easter host or hostess. 

Bouchon Bakery & Cafe is likewise offering delicious Easter treats to celebrate with. Pick up a carton of raspberry, lemon or vanilla bean filled creamy marshmallow eggs or a handful of shortbread cookies decorated like Easter eggs. The caf� even offers...READ MORE. 
Studio Job MAD HOUSE opens March 22
Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel in foundry
The first American solo exhibition showing the work of collaborators Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel is coming to the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) on Tuesday, March 22. The exciting new exhibit, Studio Job MAD HOUSE, will feature a variety of media and forms, including art objects, furniture, sculpture, lighting, interiors, and wall and floor coverings, in an immersive installation conceived by artists uniquely for MAD.

On opening day, you can join Smeets and Tynagel for an evening exploring their provocative body of work, together with Dennis Freedman, Creative Director and Executive Vice President of Barneys New York. The artists will discuss the vision that sets them apart from other contemporary design studios, their collaborative relationship, the trans-disciplinary space they occupy, and their Belgian atelier (workshop) where they utilize traditional applied-arts techniques to create works that reflect on the contemporary human condition. A book signing of Studio Job: Monkey Business will follow the talk.

Click here for museum hours and ticket information. And read more about everything going on at MAD at
Tax Day is coming
The filing deadline for tax returns is Monday, April 18. If you need some help you may be eligible to receive free tax aide and preparation courtesy of AARP at the New York Public Library Riverside Branch from 11:00am - 3:00pm on Thursdays through April, 14. Returns are prepared by AARP volunteers certified by the IRS and most returns are filed electronically at no cost. Click here to see the list of documents you will need to file your taxes properly. 

The NYC Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) has posted information on a few other ways New Yorkers can file taxes safely and for free. If you earn $62,000 or less, you may qualify for free tax preparation services, including online filing and in-person filing with an IRS certified VITA/TCE volunteer. Click here to see an entire list of tax preparation sites and to see if you qualify.
Vote on Participatory Budgeting projects
It's time for you to decide where New York City Council dollars are spent. The districts of both New York City Council Members Helen Rosenthal (District 6) and Corey Johnson (District 3) are voting on where funds will be spent. 

From Saturday, March 26 through Sunday, April 3 residents of these council districts can vote on the projects that will receive specific Participatory Budgeting funds. Some of these projects include air conditioning at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, security cameras for Amsterdam Addition, picnic tables for Riverside Park, and real time rider Information at Bus Stops in Council District 3. In order to vote you must be at least 14 years old and live in the district or attend high school in the district you are voting in. 

If you would like to learn more about the entire Participatory Budgeting process, click hereTo see the projects on the ballot and voting locations in District 6, visit, or visit to see projects and voting locations for District 3. 

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