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Spring has sprung in Lincoln Square
April showers bring Lincoln Square flowers--and lots of them! Although the weather has been a bit chilly, spring is here and our gardens and green spaces have been refreshed with bright seasonal-appropriate colors. Hundreds of fresh flowers populate Dante Park, Richard Tucker Park, our Broadway Mall end beds, and our planters now, with complementary colors adding beauty to our streetscape; tulip bulbs are slowly blossoming and periwinkle pansies contrast the warm colors nicely, plus the crabapple trees in our mall interiors will bloom in the coming weeks. We've even matched our orange flowers to the orange construction-cones scattered around the district! 

Speaking of construction: you name it, and it's happening in Lincoln Square. White and red markings line Broadway with the intentions of remedying ponding issues, while utility work and Wi-Fi installation are happening around the 65th Street bowtie area. We are doing our best to provide top-notch services and attractive gardens all along Broadway even though construction has forced us to move a dozen of our planters, while cones, plastic delineaters, trucks and other construction elements have heavily populated the district since last summer. We are keeping an eye on the construction and anticipate DOT bowtie work will start up again in the coming weeks. These conditions may require us to relocate even more planters, but we continue to plant shrubs, flowers, and other greens each season and remain dedicated to our goal of keeping Lincoln Square clean, safe, and beautiful. 

Beautifying Lincoln Square is a year-round effort and we thank our program sponsors for their dedication and support. As the weather warms, our neighborhood will look bright and colorful for guests and visitors despite construction. And, of course, our tables, chairs, and seating umbrellas are set up in both Dante and Richard Tucker Parks anticipating more sunny afternoons. Take a stroll through the district and enjoy our spring planting! If you happen to take some photos, tag us on Instagram (@LincolnSquareNY)! 
Porter House Bar and Grill: New Look, New Menu
On the 4th floor of Time Warner Center, Porter House temporarily closed in mid-February for renovation and re-design. After almost a decade of operation, Chef Michael Lomonaco wanted a refreshed look for his cosmopolitan steakhouse.  

Now re-opened, the space has been transformed and the restaurant itself, renamed "Porter House Bar and Grill". Lead by Porter House's original designer Jeffrey Beers, the dinning room and bar feature more light and modern furniture and decor to compliment the restaurant's classic cherry wood accents. According to Eater, Lomonaco wanted the space to feel less like a dark steakhouse and more like a refined tavern.

Stop by Porter House Bar and Grill to enjoy the new redesign. The menu still features Porter House's wonderful Park View 3-Course Lunch special for $28. The special includes an appetizer, main course, and dessert. You can call 212.823.9500 to make a reservation today. 
New Business Recycling Rules from NYC Department of Sanitation
As of February 5, 2016, the New York City Department of Sanitation has published new recycling rules for businesses. All businesses in the City are required to recycle certain materials and ensure to their best ability that those recyclable materials are properly handled by their private carter in compliance with the new rules by August 1, 2016. You can find training sessions, access informative printed materials, and learn more about the rules in general here

Below are some key points and tips from the new guidelines. 
  • All businesses in NYC are required to recycle metal, glass, plastic, beverage cartons, paper, cardboard, as well as certain other items depending on business size and type. 
  • When recyclable materials are placed curbside for collection, they become property of the City, and removing them is illegal. You can report recycling theft here.
  • Property owners and building management must notify tenants, at least annually, about the recycling and waste management policies of the building. Policies must be compliant with NYC rules and a copy of this notification must be available upon request by DSNY.
  • DSNY encourages you to shop around for a carter that fits your needs and material types. Learn more about hiring a private carter and other requirements.
These are just a few highlights of the many important points to know regarding the City's new business recycling rules. Be sure to check out DSNY's Zero Waste Business Recycling page to read the full list of new rules, regulations, and tips so you can be sure you're able to properly comply. You can also access this information by contacting 311. 
Celebrate Earth Day on April 22, 2016
Earth Day is coming up this month on Friday, April 22. Leading up to this environmentally conscious day, there are a handful of ways to contribute positively to the environment and participate in Earth Day-centric deals and events; plus, there are several environmentally conscious shopping destinations in Lincoln Square. 

The Greenmarket at Richard Tucker Park, which takes place on Thursdays and Saturdays from 8:00am to 5:00pm, can help you continue to be environmentally friendly after Earth Day is over and before it even begins! Each Thursday and Saturday from 8:00am to 3:30pm, individuals can help make landscape and not landfills by contributing fruit and vegetable scraps to GrowNYC's Compost Collection drop off. The Greenmarket at Richard Tucker Park is one of the only Greenmarket spots where you can compost food scraps through GrowNYC. You can read more about GrowNYC's composting at their composting Q&A page

At Whole Foods Market Columbus Circle, all Klean Kanteen Bottles are 30% off leading up to Earth Day. Klean Kanteen bottles are ... READ MORE
Poppy Seed Players present Sunshine at Kaufman Music Center
Nothing says New York City like a grumpy landlord! Though with all this rain, it's hard to blame them. Sometimes all it takes is some Sunshine. 

The Poppy Seed Players and students from Kaufman Music Center's Special Music and Lucy Moses Schools are working hard to make the clouds go away and save Sunshine's music school. "Madeline" author Ludwig Bemelmans's classic New York story, Sunshine, comes to life this weekend in this high-spirited musical about a grumpy landlord, a determined music teacher, and the resourceful young students who save the day.

The show will take place on Sunday, April 17 at 11:00am at Merkin Concert Hall. You can purchase tickets online here, or by calling 212.501.3330. Also, check out a short clip from their rehearsal here
TurnStyle opens underground
TurnStyle is getting ready to open up for the public. The new underground shopping area is located just outside of Lincoln Square in the 59th Street Subway Station, south of Time Warner Center and Columbus Circle. 

With an anticipated opening on Tuesday, April 19th, you can expect to find retail and dining spots underground at TurnStyle. Shops such as Lush and Studio Manhattan will have storefronts in the concourse while you'll be able to grab treats at Dylan's Candy Bar and Blossom Du Jour and other eateries. 

We welcome TurnStyle as Lincoln Square neighbors. Check out TurnStyle's website for a full list of shopping and dining businesses. To access the shopping area, you can enter through any subway entrance on 57th/58th Street and 8th Avenue at no charge. 
Council Member Helen Rosenthal's Town Hall Meeting - April 18
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On Monday, April 18 Council Member Helen Rosenthal will hold her Third Annual Town Hall Meeting. At the event, people will have the opportunity to ask questions from over a dozen city agencies including the New York City Departments of Buildings, Education, and Transportation as well as Con Edison and the MTA. Additionally, the winners of Council District 6's Participatory Budgeting process will be announced at the Town Hall.

The Town Hall Meeting will take place from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at The Brandeis High School Complex located at 145 West 84th Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenue. You can RSVP here for faster check-in and to submit a question to the agencies in advance. 

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1841 Broadway, Suite 1112
New York, NY 10023

Lincoln Square Business Improvement District | 1841 Broadway, Suite 1112 | New York | NY | 10023