Lincoln Square BID

Local Resources

City and State

As a public-private partnership, the BID acts as advocate, liaison, promoter, and problem solver for the community and provides a critical link between New York City government and the neighborhood. We work closely with the NYC Department of Small Business Services and Mayor de Blasio's Office, as well as other city officials and agencies, as we strive to improve the quality of life in Lincoln Square.

Business Services

Thinking of opening a business in Lincoln Square? We can provide you useful information about the neighborhood and answer any general questions you might have about doing business here. Contact us at (212) 581-3774 or via email at

The New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS)
serves as a single point of access for all questions that local businesses have when it comes to interacting with government. The agency can help businesses obtain permits and licensing, access financing and incentives, hire and train your workforce, and more. The agency also runs several Business Solution Centers, which offer free business counseling and classes to small business owners in all five boroughs. Visit or dial 311 for more information. SBS also has a hotline created specifically to help businesses navigate reopening and regulations during the COVID-19 crisis: 888-SBS-4NYC (888-727-4692).

The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is responsible for promoting economic growth throughout the city. They can be a resource for information on real estate development, incentives and other business resources. Call 212.619.5000 or visit

The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization of businesses, including sole proprietors, startups, neighborhood stores and large companies. The chamber represents the voice of more than 100,000 businesses in the city and its efforts to support business drives broad economic prosperity. The chamber is a thought leader on the future of the city’s economy and the collective voice for business on public policy and economic development decisions at all levels of government.  Call 212.473.7875 or visit

Retail Opportunities

To promote business opportunities in Lincoln Square, the BID maintains and publishes a list of available retail spaces in our neighborhood. Our public map and leasing agent directory are updated monthly based on regular district surveys. Click here for more information.

Community Based Organizations

Lincoln Square has it all. Our neighborhood is a world hub for culture, a premier dining and shopping destination, as well as headquarters to some of the world’s top media organizations. It’s also a much-loved community, a place where people greet their neighbors, follow neighborhood news and participate in local affairs. The BID is pleased to be a working part of the neighborhood. For your assistance, we’ve included some links to community-based organizations and resources.