Lincoln Square BID

The Neighborhood

Getting Here


Take the A, C, B, D, or 1 train to the 59th Street/Columbus Circle station, the 1 train to the 66th Street/Lincoln Center station or the 2 or 3 train to the 72nd Street station and walk south two blocks. You can also take the Q, N, R, or W train to 57th Street/7th Avenue and walk northwest into Columbus Circle. 



The M5, M7, M10, M11, M20, M66, M72 and M104 bus lines all stop within the boundaries of the Lincoln Square BID. The BID can also be reached from the east side by taking the M31 or M57 cross-town bus on 57th Street.


For additional bus and subway information and directions, call the Travel Information Bureau at 718-330-1234, or visit



Visit our Neighborhood Guide for parking garages. 

Looking south at night from 65th Street, down Broadway and Columbus Ave, towards The Empire Hotel

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 The Shops at Columbus Circle, 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, at an expanded Dante Park or in Richard Tucker Park. 

Both Dante Park (Broadway & 63rd Street) and Richard Tucker Park (Broadway between 65th and 66th) offer shady havens perfect for people-watching. The former is now home to the BID's free summer concert series, and the latter is home to a bountiful Greenmarket each Thursday and Saturday.

For 20 years, each holiday season, Lincoln Square was home to the annual Winter's Eve at Lincoln Square celebration—New York's largest holiday festival. It had a great run, but unfortunately, due to COVID-19, the Winter's Eve celebration was discontinued. In 2021, a new tradition began called Holidays in Lincoln Square. 

Lincoln Center's campus on a busy summer evening in view of the Metropolitan Opera

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 ambassadorsfor information and assistance.  

Three neighborhood information cartsone 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 stationare stocked with BID-produced maps, guides, and informational material about Lincoln Square events and major New York City tourist destinations.

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.