December 18, 2014
The New York City Department of Design and Construction (NYC DDC) has issued a Weekly Construction Bulletin regarding the installation of trunk water mains along W. 60th Street. The bulletin gives updates on the status of work being done from Monday, December 22 through Friday, December 26. There will be no work on Thursday, December 25 in observance of the Christmas Holiday.
December 8, 2014
Pedestrian safety is of the utmost concern to the Lincoln Square BID, which is why last June we held a public workshop in partnership with the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) and Community Board 7 to discuss the 65th Street bowtie area. Tonight at 7:00pm, DOT will propose major pedestrian safety improvements in Lincoln Square at Community Board 7's Transportation Committee. It's important that all stakeholders weigh in to make sure your voices are heard.
Community Board 7's office is located at 250 W. 87th Street between Broadway and West End Avenue. For questions contact Nina Haiman at email@example.com or (212) 839-6244. Click here to download a flyer for the meeting.
December 5, 2014
The 15th Annual Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square kicked off the holiday season on Monday, December 1, 2014. Despite the rain, the crowds came out to see top tier talent, taste fabulous food, and join in on all of the holiday cheer. Folk legend Arlo Guthrie and his family returned to headline our Tree Lighting Ceremony that, as Arlo would say, ‘couldn’t be beat’. Tony Award®-winner Billy Porter and Jeanna De Waal, both from the hit Broadway show Kinky Boots, showed off their star power and made sure the crowd was eagerly anticipating the lighting of the tree. And, following Winter’s Eve tradition, WABC-TV’s Sade Baderinwa led the countdown to illuminate the Upper West Side Holiday Tree live on Channel 7. READ
December 3, 2014
The New York City Department of Design and Construction (NYC DDC) has issued a November - December newsletter regarding the installation of trunk water mains along W. 60th Street. The newsletter gives updates on the overall status as well as the current work being done in both phases of the project. In 2015 scheduled work includes 48” trunk water main work in West End Avenue, from W. 59th Street to W. 61st Street and project wide permanent restoration.
October 29, 2014
We have been notified by the City of New York, the New York Road Runners (NYRR) and the producers of the New York City Marathon that this year's marathon, which is scheduled to take place on Sunday, November 2, will once again have a major impact on Lincoln Square.
Just like last year, the marathon will have increased security measures and other restrictions (street closures and no parking) in place in the days leading up to the event. Many streets, mostly east of Broadway and Columbus Avenue between 59th & 85th Streets will be closed to vehicular traffic. There will be no parking on Central Park West and many other streets, and limited public access as the Family Reunion Area will be located on Central Park West between West 60th and West 66th Streets.
It is our understanding that pedestrian access to residential buildings and commercial establishments on the restricted blocks will be granted by the NYPD with proof of residence by driver's license.
There is one major addition to this year's marathon that will clearly impact our businesses and residents: Broadway will be completely closed to traffic, in both directions, from Columbus Circle to West 65th Street on Sunday, November 2 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Click here to see the documents provided by NYRR, which detail the street closures and parking restrictions. Please make sure that you notify all of your employees, commercial tenants and residents. READ