A bastion of the arts in the Upper West Side, Lincoln Square is centered around the intersection of Broadway and Columbus Avenue, between West 65th and West 66th streets. A rapidly growing area of Manhattan, Lincoln Square is expanding and renovating, with new high-rise apartment complexes and condominiums, rapid gentrification and a vibrant community of artists, college students and young professionals. Once a neighborhood consisting predominantly of tenements nicknamed San Juan Hill, the recent construction of Lincoln Center for Performing Arts prompted a wave of new luxury apartments and condos that has yet to abate.
An area known for celebrating and fostering the arts, the performing arts schools of Juilliard, LaGuardia High School, and Fordham University established their campuses in Lincoln Square. Nearby Central Park and the Lincoln Square Farmers Market add local greenery to this niche of the Upper West Side, and museums and religious centers such as the Museum of Biblical Art provide intellectual and spiritual stimulation. Upscale and culturally rich, Lincoln Square is a revitalized part of New York City that is home to world-renowned artistic institutions, a vibrant community and bustling growth.