Columbus Updates: September, 2015

Citi Bikes are Here!

We are scheduled to receive four Citibike stations on or just off Columbus Avenue this week. The locations are on Columbus Avenue and 72nd Street, W. 74th & Columbus, W. 78th & Columbus, and W. 81st & Columbus. A few stations have already been installed just south of us, and they are installing about eight stations in the city daily, up to 86th Street. Those above 86th will be installed early next year. Please check out the links below for the map of what has been done already and what's to come. Citibike map. DOT is offering $25.00 off their yearly memberships, for anyone who is interested in getting one, through the month of September. Please click on the link above to access.


West 68th Street Block Party Sept. 12th

The West 68th Street Block Association will be holding their 20th Annual Community Block Party on Saturday, September 12th, from 11AM-5PM on W.68th from Columbus to Broadway, and the street will be closed to traffic. The event is free, and for all ages, featuring craft tables, inflatable bounce houses, face painting, home improvements, and a "how to" clinic on cyber security. There will be a DJ, a tag sale, and line dancing. A raffle for $1.00 will have services and products form local merchants. Rain or shine. Please click here to see a flyer about the block party.


Stolen In-ground Solar Lights

A few years ago, after saving our proceeds from our New Taste of the Upper West Side events for five years, we were finally able to build our streetscape block (in front of the schoolyard between W. 76th & W.77th Streets). The block went from being very barren, to creating a much-appreciated place. This week, someone stole two of our in-ground solar lights, which cost $600 each. They were gouged out of the sidewalk, leaving two gaping holes that are horrifying and very upsetting. We are a small BID, with limited resources, and finding a vendor to replace two lights only is extremely difficult. See below for a photo of the streetscape with the in-ground lights intact, and the photo below, of one of the stolen lights. If anyone has any idea how this happened, please let us know.


Upcoming Events at Book Culture


Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus
authors of
How To Be a Grown-up

Tuesday, September 8th, at 7pm
Book Culture -- 450 Columbus Ave.


Roberta Brandes Gratz
author of
We're Still Here Ya Bastards

Wednesday, September 9th, at 7pm
Book Culture -- 450 Columbus Ave.

*This is a ticketed event. Go here to purchase tickets.


Don Guttenplan
author of
The Nation: A Biography

Eric Foner will join as a discussant.
Thursday, September 10th, at 7pm

For more info about all of these events, please visit Book Culture's website.

Book Culture
450 Columbus Avenue (at 82nd St)
212 595-1962

Save the Date!

Our BID friend just to our south, the Lincoln Square Business Improvement District, is planning their 16th annual Winter's Eve, for Monday, November 30, 2015, 5:30 pm to 9 pm, rain or shine. Join legendary artists, up-and-coming musicians, dancers, street performers and more as the neighborhood welcomes the holiday season and lights up the Upper West Side with an evening of music, food, dancing and fun for everyone. Over 30 of Lincoln Square's finest restaurants and eateries will offer food tastings at nominal cost ($1-$4) at three separate outdoor locations from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm. Dozens of local stores and neighborhood institutions will host activities and holiday cheer throughout the evening. The celebration begins with the lighting of the Upper West Side Holiday Tree in Dante Park at Broadway & 63rd Street and continues along Broadway from Time Warner Center to 68th Street.



The Columbus Avenue BID
Phone:(212) 877-2678
Fax:(212) 721-4070

The Columbus Avenue BID is a
501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation.

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