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Thanks for Attending our Annual Meeting
On Thursday, May 12 we held our 19th Annual Meeting at Fordham University's new School of Law. The meeting was a great success and we thank our Board of Directors, elected officials and guest speakers--Gregg Bishop, Commissioner of SBS; Captain Levon Holley, Commanding Officer of the 20th Precinct; Stephan Russo, Executive Director of Goddard Riverside; Hon. Gale Brewer, Manhattan Borough President; Hon. Helen Rosenthal, City Council Member; and New York State Senator Brad Hoylman--for helping us create an entertaining and informative agenda for our district members, guests, and residents. 

To view photos from this year's wonderful meeting, you can click here. And, you can click here to download a PDF of our 2015-2016 Annual Report.

Thank you to all who joined us and helped us pull off another wonderful meeting!
Active Shooter Training
Our local business owners, property managers, and security directors recently joined us for a special training session at Sesame Workshop presented by Police Officer Christopher Mazzey through the NYPD SHIELD Program.  SHIELD is run by the Police Department's Counterterrorism Division and focuses on partnering with private sector organizations and countering terrorism through information sharing. 

This particular presentation focused on dealing with an active shooter scenario in the workplace.  The session was extremely informative and well-presented and we look forward to working with the NYPD on additional trainings in the near future.  

If you or you your organization are interested in learning more about the SHIELD program and how you might be able to get involved, please visit Plus if your organization is interested in hosting a community event please contact our office at 212.581.3774 or via email
Update: Broadway Mall Improvements
Since the organization was formed, the Lincoln Square BID has been advocating for safety improvement measures throughout the district, including those that would positively affect pedestrians as they cross Broadway. In fact, back in 1997 the BID met with consulting firm Philip Habib & Associates and subsequently recommended that the barriers of the Broadway Mall crossings should be widened to alleviate congestion. 

The NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) has begun and completed some of this very work, widening the openings at key Mall crossings and addressing the ponding that impacts pedestrian safety as part of the ongoing 65th Street Bowtie Project. After nearly 20 years of advocating we are thrilled with these improvement measures. The Mall barriers have already been widened at 62nd and 65th Street. Work is continuing currently at 63rd Street. 

DOT will continue to work on the 65th Street Bowtie Project and related pedestrian safety projects around the district this summer. We will continue to provide email updates as we learn more about the project; but, you can always check our website for updates on area construction. Our goal is to get DOT to widen all the openings in Lincoln Square and fix ponding which impacts pedestrian safety. 
New Spring Exhibit & Sale at the American Folk Art Museum
Log Cabin Quilt  Courthouse Steps Variation
Samuel Steinberger (1865-c. 1934)
While portions of the space undergo renovations, a new, but brief, exhibit at the American Folk Art Museum is on display from now until Sunday, June 5. Titled "Spring Fling: Quilts from the Collection", the exhibit is a colorful display of master quilts from the museum's renowned and rarely seen collection. The vibrant selection includes Amish, stenciled, pieced, and appliquéd quilts, with styles dating back to the 1800s. Later in June, an exhibit of Ronald Lockett's (1965-1998) artwork will be featured through Sunday, September 18. Lockett's pieces showcase elements of life in the American South focusing on themes of mortality and eschatology among others.

And, if you make it into the museum for the beautiful quilt exhibit, the American Folk Art Museum Shop is offering in-store items at up to 70% off for a spring cleaning sale through Sunday, June 5. The sale includes jewelry, personal accessories, home décor, and other great and unique gifts.

The American Folk Art Museum is located at 2 Lincoln Square, on Columbus Avenue between 65th and 66th Streets. Admission is free. See all of the museum's upcoming events at
Memorial Day Deals in Lincoln Square
The Memorial Day Sale at Gracious Home features the new executive dinnerware collection.
This long Memorial Day weekend is the perfect time to dive into summer shopping and great deals. Besides stocking up on fresh BBQ meats, fruits, and treats for a Memorial Day party at Whole Foods Market at Columbus Circle, you can grab any number of summer essentials, from clothing to outdoor furniture, throughout Lincoln Square.

Gracious Home at 1992 Broadway is offering savings on summer home goods and accessories. In store and online, you can save on beach accessories such as colorful towels and bonfire throw pillows as you gear up for the summer and you can save on great quality Dyson Fans to keep your homes cool as the temperatures rise in the city... READ MORE.
Kaufman Music Center's Discovery Day
Kaufman Music Center's Annual Discovery Day is coming up on Tuesday, June 21 from 3:30 - 6:30pm. Children can try out different musical instruments with help from Lucy Moses School instructors. The event is free, but be sure to reserve your spot by calling 212.501.3360.

During the event children are invited to play the guitar like a rock star; learn how it feels to bow a cello and violin; and take a turn at the flute, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon and trumpet under the guidance of Lucy Moses School's experienced, nurturing faculty members. Plus, kids can take sample dance and Dalcroze classes and watch young students perform in Merkin Concert Hall.

For more information on Discovery Day, click hereThe Lucy Moses School at Kaufman Music Center is located at 129 West 67th Street.
M-OHMents of Wellness Weekend Journey at Mandarin Oriental, New York
The Mandarin Oriental, New York is inviting guests to a M-OHMents of Wellness weekend journey taking place from Friday, June 10 through Sunday, June 12. Visitors and locals alike can learn the practice of silent mantra meditation and attain a renewed sense of well-being under the guidance of consciousness consultant Shivangi Van Gogh, Founder of The Green Ashram.

Guests can also participate in a comprehensive and immersive program featuring spa treatments, nutritious culinary experiences and a special yoga session on Saturday, June 11 in celebration of Global Wellness Day.  A special days-only package is available for guests who do not require overnight accommodations.

For more details, including cost, click here. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel directly at 212.805.8800 or via the group's direct online reservations service at
Free Course for Long-Standing Businesses offered in Lincoln Square
The NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) is launching a no-cost program designed specifically for long-standing NYC business owners competing in changing neighborhoods. FastTrac® GrowthVenture™ for Established Neighborhood Businesses is a 30-hour program that provides business owners the tools needed to maintain a sustainable business right here in Lincoln Square at the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT).

The course curriculum covers driving sales, building the right team, reexamining the market, commercial lease education and negotiation, and creating an actionable plan for strategic growth.

The program takes place over 10 classes beginning on Tuesday, May 31 and continuing until Tuesday, July 19. All classes are from 6:00- 9:00 p.m. and take place at NYIT's Manhattan Campus located at 26 West 61st Street. Click here for more information and to register.

We note with sadness the passing of Bill Bernstein, our colleague and friend
from the Downtown Alliance. 
Lincoln Square Business Improvement District | | | 212.581.3774
1841 Broadway, Suite 1112
New York, NY 10023

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