Lincoln Square’s Honorary Streets
Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street? How about Leonard Bernstein Place? If you've walked around Lincoln Square, chances are you’ve been to them, even if you didn’t realize it. These are just two of Lincoln Square’s honorary street names. Streets in all five NYC boroughs are routinely given honorary or secondary names based on local icons, ...
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
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 ...