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 around the intersection of Broadway
and Columbus Avenue, between West 65th and West 66th streets The area is served by the 66th Street – Lincoln Center subway station (1 2 trains) and is 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.
West of Columbus Avenue and Broadway, the area shares much of the same gritty past (as depicted in West Side Story) as Hell's Kitchen, to the south. The development of Lincoln Center, and more recently Trump Place and other upscale high-rise apartment buildings have brought a measure of gentrification to the western end of Lincoln Square.