ABOUT US

Programs and Services

Lincoln Square, home to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the world’s largest performing arts center with anchors such as the Metropolitan Opera, the NYC Ballet, the New York Philharmonic and Jazz at Lincoln Center, among others, is widely known as a capital of the arts and one of the world’s most visited areas. All of the theaters and performing arts venues have been closed since March 2020, due to COVID-19. But even with the challenges brought on by this public health crisis, Lincoln Square remains clean, safe and friendly due to our efforts. The not-for-profit Lincoln Square BID supplements the services of the City, showcases the beauty of living, working and enjoying Lincoln Square through marketing initiatives, and acts as an advocate for the neighborhood.

Public Safety

Public Safety

The Lincoln Square BID’s 10 Public Safety Officers walk assigned routes, ensuring Lincoln Square residents, workers and visitors they’re in good hands. Performing double duty as goodwill ambassadors, the officers will gladly answer questions and give directions.

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Area Maintenance

Area Maintenance

The Lincoln Square BID’s conscientious Clean Team maintains order as well, sweeping area sidewalks, regularly cleaning street furniture and emptying trash receptacles, and shoveling snow in the winter. With assistance from the Goddard Riverside Community Center’s Green Keepers crew, the Clean Team works hard keeping Lincoln Square’s public spaces pristine. 

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Streetscape and Beautification

Streetscape and Beautification

The Lincoln Square BID’s Streetscape and Beautification Program is one of the most visible and successful efforts for neighborhood improvement undertaken by our organization. When the Lincoln Square BID was established in 1996, we immediately identified the enhancement of the district’s public spaces, especially its ten Broadway Malls, as a key objective. With plenty of elbow grease and well over $1 million raised from our supporters over the last 20+ years, Lincoln Square’s gardens and public spaces have been transformed. 

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Marketing and Promotion

Marketing and Promotion

The Lincoln Square BID’s marketing goal is to communicate to others, letting them know about the urban riches to be found in Lincoln Square. Over the years, beautifully planned and orchestrated free events have highlighted the neighborhood’s diverse dining choices, extraordinary shopping and non-stop performing arts scene. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, the BID’s summer Lunchtime Concert Series and Winter's Eve at Lincoln Square have been canceled. The BID however continues to place Lincoln Square at center stage with a weekly e-newsletter and a robust online events calendar. 

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