Lincoln Square is a bustling, vibrant part of New York City that combines a thriving commercial and retail presence, world-renowned cultural institutions and entertainment facilities, and a large residential community all in one neighborhood. The Lincoln Square neighborhood begins at Columbus Circle at 58th Street and extends north to West 70th Street. On the east, it’s bordered by Central Park and on the west by Amsterdam Avenue. To see the exact BID boundaries, click here
Anchored by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and Time Warner Center, this fashionable, cosmopolitan Upper West Side neighborhood offers destination-worthy retailers, world-class restaurants, dynamic cultural organizations, impressive educational institutions and much more, all along the area’s main thoroughfares – Broadway, Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues.
The neighborhood is also home to wonderful public spaces and vibrant green places. Central Park borders the eastern boundary of Lincoln Square; the fountain at Columbus Circle serves as a scenic meeting spot for friends; and concertgoers, students and pedestrians can soak up Lincoln Square’s creative energy on Lincoln Center’s plaza.
Both Dante Park (Broadway & 63rd Street) and Richard Tucker Park (Broadway between 65th and 66th) offer shady havens perfect for people-watching, while the latter is also home to the BID’s free summer concert series and a bountiful Greenmarket each Thursday and Saturday.
The Lincoln Square BID excels at helping visitors enjoy their time in Lincoln Square. Don’t hesitate to ask our highly visible and knowledgeable Public Safety Officers—who also serve as Neighborhood Ambassadors--for information and assistance.
Late spring through early fall, the BID staffs three Neighborhood Information Carts, one at Richard Tucker Park (Broadway between 65th and 66th), one at Dante Park (Broadway at 63rd Street) and the other by the Columbus Circle subway station. Each cart is stocked with BID-produced maps, guides, and informational material about Lincoln Square events.
The helpful Lincoln Square Map and Guide puts everything in its place and shows you how to get there on foot or by subway.
Where to Eat in Lincoln Square, our dining directory, highlights the many dining options in the neighborhood, classifying each by cuisine type and price range.
The map and guides are available in many area shops and cultural organizations in the neighborhood, the BID’s Neighborhood Information Carts and tourist offices around the City.