Business Spotlight

Neighborhood Updates: Coronavirus, Construction, & the 23rd Annual Meeting

Mar 5, 2020
construction workers doing repair work on the sidewalk in front of the AAA building on Broadway
Dear Lincoln Square BID Members & Friends:
In an effort to keep everyone informed about important things happening in our neighborhood, we have updates about the Coronavirus, the water main break construction, and our upcoming Annual Meeting. 
Regarding the Coronavirus, New York City and State officials currently recommend that New Yorkers take the same precautions that you would during cold and flu season, i.e. cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hand) and stay home if you feel ill at all. Make sure you practice good hand hygiene and wash your hands frequently. Check the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Coronavirus page for the latest updates from New York City and helpful resource sheets, including an FAQ for Businesses and Employers, and click here for a Fact Sheet about COVID-19. Also, check the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention's Coronavirus page for more information. On our end, our office is staying up-to-date on information from the city through a weekly phone call for private sector partners with the NYC Office of Emergency Management. We will share whatever relevant information we learn. 
Along those lines, please save the date for our 23rd Annual Meeting, which will take place on Thursday, May 14 at 8:15am at Lincoln Center's David Rubenstein Atrium. Our featured speaker will be Deanne Criswell, the Commissioner of Emergency Management. Click here to register for the meeting and check back on our website for updates. 
Although there are no new specific updates on the water main break that took place on Monday, January 13, it is still impacting Lincoln Square and particularly the Lincoln Square BID and our operation. The AAA building at 1881 Broadway, which is where the BID office is located, remains closed, so we continue to work remotely. AAA is working on restoring the sidewalk (pictured) in front of the building, but it appears that no other work is taking place to get the building up and running. TD Ameritrade, New York Sports Club, NYIT's Auditorium on Broadway, and the AAA office remain closed. Con Edison's work at the entire intersection of 62nd Street and Broadway will continue for some time. We are doing our best to keep the neighborhood clean, safe and beautiful and to make sure to link you to appropriate resources when possible.  To reach our office, please email or call us at (212) 581-3774. If you leave a message on our voicemail, we will receive it via email and will respond as soon as we can. You can always reach me at; Ralph can be reached at and Phil can be reached at
And if you have not already done so, please click here to complete our annual Community Survey - we need to hear from you so that we can address your concerns.
Monica Blum, President
Lincoln Square BID