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Skincare and makeup lovers, have we got the scoop for you! We’ve heard rumors that Sephora is opening up on Broadway between 61st and 62nd, right below The Park Loggia. Construction at the store has already begun, as seen in the photo above on the right. If true, we are very excited to have them there! We also have a new restaurant opening in the coming weeks called DiDi Dumpling. They serve Chinese Food, and their specialties include dumplings, potstickers, and wontons, just to name a few. The business, located at 201 Amsterdam Ave, is hiring now. You can find information about how to apply below in our What’s Happening section. 
Join us today at Noon in Dante Park for a performance by The Professors. There will be cold drinks and light fare from Le Botaniste available for purchase while supplies last at the concert. See you in a few hours!
NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS
Met Opera’s 2022 Summer HD Festival
Starts on August 26
The Metropolitan Opera’s 13th Summer HD Festival will run from Friday, August 26, to Monday, September 5. The free festival will kick off with a film screening of Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story, co-presented by Film at Lincoln Center. The rest of the lineup features ten thrilling encore presentations from the company’s acclaimed ...
Welcome to New Staff Member, Albert Dalipi!
Lincoln Square BID wishes to extend a warm welcome to Albert Dalipi, who joins our team this month as Director of Marketing, Communications & Special Projects. Albert brings over a decade of nonprofit experience to the Lincoln Square BID, with previous stops at Greyston in Yonkers and the Fordham Road BID in the Bronx. During his ...
Public Comment Period on Congestion Pricing
Begins on August 10
Congestion pricing, AKA the Central Business District (CBD) Tolling Program, is coming. The program was proposed in order to reduce traffic congestion in the Manhattan CBD, as well as generate revenue for future transportation improvements. Vehicles that enter or remain in Manhattan’s CBD would be tolled. The southern ...
WHAT'S HAPPENING
TODAY: Summer Jazz Sensations ~ The Professors
8/17: Summer Jazz Sensations ~ KJ Denhert Jazz Project
DiDi Dumpling is opening soon and hiring now!
Send an email to apply
8/14: Abortion, Love, Power, and Resistance
with Merle Hoffman
Summer for the City
at Lincoln Center
is ending soon
Only until August 21:
NYC Restaurant Week is coming to a close
8/16: Live Animals at CAMP!
For animal lovers
ages 3 and up
8/18 & 8/19:
Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra at Lincoln Center
The Smith offers
essentials for when it's
too hot outside
9/6: SAB Winter Term Auditions for
11-18 year olds
COMMUNITY ALERTS
The Lincoln Square BID is now on LinkedIn!
COVID-19 Community Level - HIGH
According to the CDC, the current COVID-19 community level in New York City is HIGH. The CDC recommends masking indoors in public and on public transportation, as well as staying up to date with COVID-19 vaccines. Be sure to get tested if you are experiencing symptoms. People with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask. Find out more about the COVID-19 situation in New York City with the COVID-19 Data Tracker.
Monkeypox (Orthopoxvirus) is a National Health Emergency
On August 4, the Biden administration declared the growing monkeypox outbreak a national health emergency. As of August 9, 1,965 people in New York City have tested positive for orthopoxvirus/monkeypox. Cases in NYC are increasing, and there are likely many more cases that have not been diagnosed. Anyone can get and spread monkeypox. If you have a new or unexpected rash or sores, contact a health care provider. For information on vaccination appointments, click here.
New York Primary is Approaching
The New York primary election is on Tuesday, August 23, with early voting available from Saturday, August 13 through Sunday, August 21. You can find your polling place here.
Rat Academy Trainings
Community trainings for Rat management are now available. You can learn about safe and effective methods for rat prevention in your home and community at one of the scheduled free trainings. These three-hour trainings are available to everyone, but they may be especially helpful for superintendents and building staff, property managers and owners, neighborhood associations, community gardeners, and local businesses. To sign up, click here.
20th Precinct Sector A Build the Block Meeting on Thursday, August 18
Build the Block meetings are a great opportunity to talk about neighborhood safety and to make sure your concerns are heard and your questions are answered. Join the 20th Precinct in sharing responsibility for the neighborhood that you live in. The meeting begins at 7:00pm. For RSVP information, click here.
Districting Commission Releases Customized Mapping Tool to Draw City Council Districts
The NYC Districting Commission released a customized mapping tool to allow New Yorkers to draw their own City Council Districts. The tool, DistrictR, is available online here. New Yorkers are invited to use DistrictR to map the boundaries of their communities and ideal Council districts. Every map submitted to the New York City Districting Commission will be reviewed and included as part of the public record. The Commission is committed to incorporating public input into the mapmaking process and is eager to see the maps that members of the public create.
Fresh Food for Seniors and Free Summer Meals for Kids
Thanks to Council Member Gale Brewer for the information: Here are the details on how seniors can get $10 bags of locally grown fresh produce. The Summer Meals Program is available throughout New York City to anyone 18 years old and under for free breakfast and lunch. Find out more here.
Summer Streets 2022: Saturdays, August 13 & 20, 7 am – 1 pm
Summer Streets opens nearly 8 miles of Park Avenue and connecting streets, from the Brooklyn Bridge to East Harlem to pedestrians, cyclists and joggers. Enjoy free fitness classes, performances and activities. Summer Streets is an annual celebration of New York City’s most valuable public space — our streets. NYC's streets are open for people to play, run, walk and bike. For details on how this event might impact you, please click here. For more information on programming, please visit nyc.gov/summerstreets.
Beat the Heat this Summer
Click here for information on cooling centers and tips for staying cool from the NYC Office of Emergency Management.
Alternate Side Suspended Monday, August 15 
Alternate side parking (street cleaning) regulations will be suspended for Feast of the Assumption, Monday, August 15, 2022. Meters will remain in effect. Click here to download the NYCASP calendar.