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History of Lincoln Square, 1700 – 2000
Neighborhood History
INTRODUCTION The name “Lincoln Square” has defined the neighborhood surrounding the intersection of Broadway and Columbus Avenue since the early 1800’s.  Although in the beginning the name was given only to the small triangle of land now known as Richard Tucker Park, it came to represent the entire district by the turn of the century.  It has held ...
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
NEIGHBORHOOD STAPLE
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the largest and most ambitious performing arts complex in the world, grew out of an unprecedented public, private and artistic partnership that began in 1955 after the Lincoln Square area was designated for urban renewal. On May 14, 1959, President Dwight D. Eisenhower broke ground for Lincoln Center. During construction parts of the ...
Artemis, Acrobats, Divas & Dancers (MTA)
Neighborhood History
In a nod to both the Lincoln Center campus above, as well as the artistic character of the Upper West Side neighborhood, the walls of the 66th Street/Lincoln Center subway station are adorned with a series of 22 glass mosaic tiles by feminist artist Nancy Spero (1926-2009). Throughout the piece the central female icon of the opera, the Diva, is featured in various states of ...