Lincoln Square

Manhattan

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Quick Profile

Centered, in name and location, around the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Lincoln Square’s history is heavily steeped in strong African American and Afro-Caribbean roots. Iconic jazz pianist, Thelonious Monk, is counted among its many former artistic and professional denizens.

The neighborhood is beloved for its amazing shopping, its distinguished art scene, and phenomenal restaurants--and don’t forget Central Park. From Lincoln Square, one is at the gateway to virtually everything New York City has to offer, either in your backyard or via excellent subway access.

With its beautiful pre-war architecture surrounded by some of NYC’s premier skyscrapers, Lincoln Square has become a safe, much sought after neighborhood. If you like living in the action, there are few places in the world that can rival Lincoln Square. 

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Destination Spots

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Built on 16.3 acres of what was once San Juan Hill, Lincoln Center houses some of the world’s finest performance halls, as well as the Juilliard School and the Metropolitan Opera House. The Center receives over 5 million visitors a year. Located at Lincoln Center Plaza.

Time Warner Center. A multi-purpose building, housing everything one could possibly need. Home to Jazz at Lincoln Center, one could spend days here. Visit any number of high-end shops, spas, and Michelin Star restaurants. There’s even a hotel if you don’t feel like leaving, and a Whole Foods to do your grocery shopping if you really don’t feel like leaving. Located at 10 Columbus Circle.

What You Might See

Jazz at Lincoln Center. Lincoln Square is historically known as the epicenter for jazz in New York City, music lovers shouldn’t miss a chance to witness the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, led by Wynton Marsalis. There is also a constant string of fantastic events, with nightly performances at Dizzy’s Club.

What’s In The Future

Once considered one of the worst slums in New York City, Lincoln Square now attracts a diverse crowd of up-and-coming artists and professionals. Its central location, combined with its artistic foundation, as well as its many famed restaurants and world-class shopping, make Lincoln Square a vivacious neighborhood, teeming with energy. There’s never a dull moment here. Surrounded by the likes of the New York Philharmonic, Juilliard, and its many theaters, the neighborhood is a highly favored place to live, and that won’t be changing anytime soon.

Living in Lincoln Square

What You Might Not Know

Columbus Avenue shops. Thanks to its inclusion in the Upper West Side Special Enhanced Commercial District, there are several shops on Columbus Avenue that fill the narrow spaces between buildings. The businesses run a fascinating range. Everything from shoe repair, barber shops, fancy boutiques, street food, and even a part of a Chase bank can be found in these skinny shops.

Neighborhood Statistics

Inventory
Last 12 Months
Lincoln Square
All Sizes
Last 12 Months
Inventory
1,356
YOY126
Avg Listed Price
$2.5M
YOY0.97%
Median Listed Price
$1.4M
YOY7.17%
APPSF
$1,921
YOY2.45%
Average SF
1,516 SF
YOY0.79%
Days on Market
115
YOY4

What We Love

Lincoln Square has so much to offer, it’s difficult to pin down just a few. But for its unequaled art scene, its seamless elision of history and modernity, its prime location, and restaurants, Lincoln Square is a neighborhood not wanting for much, if anything. It is a dynamic and spirited neighborhood, awe-inspiring and metamorphic to live in. 

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