Lincoln Center recently alerted us to some work the City will be doing that could affect your visit to Avery Fisher Hall.
Bottom line: Please don't drop people off, or be dropped off by your taxi or car, on Columbus Avenue in front of Lincoln Center. Instead, use Jaffe Drive, the new drive that branches right off of Columbus just south of Broadway and 65th Street. It's safe, dry, and accessible. In fact, we urge you to use it after the work is done!
The image below shows Jaffe Drive branching from Columbus and pointing directly at Avery Fisher Hall.
Here's the full information Lincoln Center distributed:
The City has advised of upcoming construction activity in connection with its 3rd Water Tunnel Project that will affect traffic conditions adjacent to Lincoln Center.
Beginning Monday, April 7th, City contractors will remobilize on Columbus Avenue to repave the street now that they are materially complete with construction in this area. They will proceed in phases over 6–8 weeks, beginning with the area between 63rd and 64th Street. There will be periods when this work will limit curb-side drop off areas in front of Lincoln Center on Columbus Avenue.
City contractors are also expanding their operations on 62nd Street between Columbus Avenue and Amsterdam Avenue. This work will reduce the street width to accommodate one-way traffic only. Beginning Monday, April 14th, 62nd Street will operate west-bound only between Columbus Avenue and Amsterdam Avenue. This is anticipated to last until the fall. There will be no material impact to our garage and concourse entrances and exits. Northbound traffic on Amsterdam Avenue will access the garage at 63rd Street. All vehicles exiting the 62nd Street ramps will be directed westbound.
In connection with the circulation change at 62nd Street, DOT is also modifying the one-way direction of 60th Street between Columbus Avenue and Amsterdam Avenue to eastbound only for the same period.