Lincoln Square, Manhattan
Lincoln Square is the name of both a square and the surrounding neighborhood within the Upper West Side of the New York City borough of Manhattan. Lincoln Square is centered on the intersection of Broadway and Columbus Avenue, between West 65th and West 66th streets. The neighborhood is bounded by Columbus Avenue and Amsterdam Avenue to the east and west, and West 66th Street and West 63rd Street to the north and south.
The area is served by the 66th Street – Lincoln Center subway station (1 2 trains) and anchored by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Tourist information, sidewalk trash removal, and security patrol services are provided by the Lincoln Square BID. The reason for naming the area "Lincoln Square" is unknown.
Points of interest
- Collins, Glenn (2009-05-11). "50 Years In, Lincoln Center’s Name Is Still a Mystery". The New York Times. City Room Blog. "Records conclusively show that the New York City Board of Aldermen formally named the area Lincoln Square in May 1906. The minutes of their meetings are devoid of discussion, however, about the reason for the name."
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