About Glen Cove Downtown B.I.D.

The Glen Cove Downtown Business Improvement District is the heart of Glen Cove. Strategically located adjacent to Glen Cove’s waterfront, encompasses Part of State Route 107/Glen Cove Road, Pulaski Street, Glen Cove Avenue, Brewster Street, School Street, Glen Street, and Bridge Street.

All downtown parking is FREE! In addition to on-street parking, we offer two multi-level municipal parking garages and three municipal lots.

Our downtown is just four tenths of a mile from the Long Island Railroad. http://mta.info/lirr/

The downtown is serviced by Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE) Bus. http://www.nicebus.com/

What is a BID?

A Business Improvement District (BID) is a specific geographic area, established under the guidelines of New York State law, which enables local property owners and businesses within the area to finance supplemental services and programs beyond those the local government provides.

The BID is run by a board of directors comprised of those property owners, businesses and resident, who determine the BID budget and the budget priorities. The BID budget is based on a special assessment which is paid by the property owners in the BID area.

WHAT WE DO

In addition to being an advocate for the downtown businesses and property owners, the Glen Cove Downtown Business Improvement District has designed a variety of projects, services and events that benefit all within the designated district. The businesses that actively participate benefit the most, and we encourage every BID member to get involved.

EVENTS

The Downtown BID produces the Downtown Sounds free concert series every July and August. Friday nights in July and August in the downtown are alive with music, people, good food and great times. All businesses located within the Business Improvement District are entitled to add to the “goody” bags handed out to the audience at each concert. It’s a free way to get your business name out to the large crowds gathering downtown weekly.

Each year, the Downtown BID holds a Halloween Costume Parade. Children and their parents fill the streets in colorful costume. Following the parade, they trick-or-treat from store to store. More fun is taking place in Village Square, where there are pie-eating contests, costume contest, kids can play on the Fun Bus, and more.

We hold an annual community tree lighting the Saturday following Thanksgiving to kick off the holiday shopping season. Horse and carriage rides, hot chocolate and candy canes, visits with Santa are just a few of the activities taking place throughout the day.

The Downtown BID works along with other organizations that bring events to the downtown.

STREET BEAUTIFICATION

The Downtown BID maintains the landscaping in the public walkways to the municipal lots and garages. Public spaces throughout the downtown are also planted, mulched and maintained throughout the year. Every spring, the BID purchases flower baskets for the downtown light poles. In the fall, cornstalks and bows are purchased for the light poles. In the winter, the BID has holiday decorations throughout the downtown. The BID also purchases light pole banners and street furniture.

BUSINESS SUPPORT

The Downtown BID acts as a clearinghouse for the downtown. The BID maintains a listing of available downtown properties, a member directory and a directory of assistance for small businesses.

The Glen Cove Downtown BID maintains this website as a resource for its members. Each downtown business has the option to have its own (free) page that they can edit themselves – almost a mini website. The Downtown BID is on Facebook to alert friends of timely items.

The BID works with the City of Glen Cove as a partner to keep our members informed, to alert them to programs offered by the City that may benefit them, such as the Façade and Sign grant programs.

The BID holds informative seminars of interest to business owners. Past seminars have included “Window Dressing,” “Emergency Management for the Small Business,” “Guerilla Marketing” and “Morning Coffee Networking” to name just a few.

Marketing Glen Cove is one of the BID’s priorities. We periodically hold “Downtown Open Houses” to invite potential investors to see what Glen Cove has to offer. We also periodically place BID-sponsored advertising.


Glen Cove Downtown BID Board of Directors

Elena Villafane
President
Polin Prisco Villafane      
1 School St., Ste. 206
Glen Cove NY, 11542
(516)-671-5300
Alvin Batista
Past President
Planet Fitness
44 School St
Glen Cove, NY 11542
(516) 656-0515
James O'Grady
Secretary
OGArchitects A.I.A.
126 Glen Street
Glen Cove, NY 11542
516-609-ARCH
Francine Ferrante Koehler
Executive Director
Glen Cove Downtown
Business Improvement District
info@glencovedowntown.org
Barbara Peebles
Deputy Mayor
City Hall, 9 Glen St
Glen Cove, NY 11542
(516) 676-2004
Justin Madden
AvalonBay Communities
1100 Avalon Square
Glen Cove, NY 11542
(516) 759-3600
Mary Jirsa
Executive Assistant
Glen Cove Downtown
Business Improvement District
mary@glencovedowntown.org
Sal Lombardi
City Controller
City Hall, 9 Glen St
Glen Cove, NY 11542
(516) 676-2789
Mary Cooper
Resident
Michael Puntillo
1st Vice President
Jobco Realty
277 Northern Blvd, Ste 203
Great Neck, NY 11021
(516) 487-0050
Charles E. Parisi, Esq.
Charles E. Parisi, P.C.
58 School St
Glen Cove, NY 11542
(516) 277-2600
Myralee Machol
Glen Cove CDA
City Hall, 9 Glen St.
Glen Cove, NY 11542
(516)676-1625
Ari Mendrinos/Karen Ramos
Starbucks
5 School St.
Glen Cove, NY 11542
(516)759-5898
Jeanine DiMenna
The View Grill
111 Lattingtown Rd.
Glen Cove, NY 11542
(516) 200-9603
Roberta Cerasi
Mahon & Berger
70 Glen Street, Suite 208
Glen Cove, NY 11542
(516) 671-2688
Leonard Gleicher
Treasurer
LMG Management
189 Forest Ave.
Glen Cove, NY 11542
(516) 621-9200
Brian Mercadante
Accent on the Home
10 Glen St
Glen Cove, NY 11542
(516) 674-0726
 

 Glen Cove Downtown B.I.D. Committees

Special Events
Jeanine DiMenna
Mary Cooper
Beth Evans
Phyllis Gorham
Peter J. Munda

 

Economic Development
Anthony Pistilli
Capital Improvements
Brian Mercadante
James O’Grady
Anthony Pistilli
Marketing
Jeanine DiMenna
Todd Borom

 Mayor

Reginald Spinello
Mayor
City Hall, 9 Glen St
Glen Cove, NY 11542
(516) 676-2004
Barbara Peebles
Deputy Mayor

City Council Members

Nicholas DiLeo
Michael Famiglietti
Anthony Gallo, Jr.
Pamela Panzenbeck
Ephraim Spagnoletti
Timothy Tenke

 

 

In The Press

Patch- Website Lists Glen Cove on 100 Safest Cities list

Courtesy of Glen Cove Patch:

Glen Cove Rated One of Nation's Safest Cities

Website ranks city twelfth safest in U.S.
By Micah Danney
March 19, 2013
Your chances of being the victim of a crime in Glen Cove are less than in most other cities in the country, according to a recent report.

The website NeighborhoodScout released its list of the Top 100 Safest Cities in the U.S. for cities with populations of more than 25,000 people. Glen Cove ranked 12, one spot higher than Greenwich, Conn. and one behind Sammamish, Wash.

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Glen Cove Downtown BID

BEAUTIFIES DOWNTOWN WITH FLOWER BASKETS
 

Glen Cove, NY – The Glen Cove Downtown Business Improvement District purchased 83 hanging flower baskets to grace the light poles of the downtown commercial district.

 

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Upcoming Events

"Lights on Afterschool" Open House at the Glen Cove Boys and Girls Club

Thursday October 23, 2014 5:00-6:30 PM

Family fun activities-Raffles-Food

113 Glen Cove Ave. Glen Cove, NY 11542 (516)-671-8030 xt 101 www.glencovebgc.org

SAT Prep Courses Offered: 18 hrs.of instruction- 6 classes, 3 hours,4 full length practice exams. Course materials and online resources. $100, plus a $25.00 club membeship fee. $50 rebate after attending 9-10 SAT sessions, and 3 'Money Matters Program' sessions.

 

 

 Fall Workshops at the Small Business Development Center at Farmingdale State College


631-420-2000-  Visit the Small Business Development Center's website to register for workshops, and for further information.

Tuesday 09/30/14     9:00AM - 11:00AM   This is Not a Hobby, It's My Business! Taking Your Business and Yourself Seriously
Being an entrepreneur comes with its own set of challenges. Being a woman in business owner adds challenges to that list. This interactive workshop is designed for women who want to learn strategies to counter that list of challenges and make their business a "business" not a hobby. Pre-registration is required.          SBDC Conference Center

$12.00   
Tuesday  09/30/14  6:00PM -  8:00PM       Campaigns that Drive Action: Newsletters & Announcements              At the heart of small business marketing are the campaigns that drive actions - collections of marketing activities that help a small business or organization to achieve its goals and objectives. Newsletters and announcements have become a core component of those campaign choices. This workshop will reveal some simple but effective practices and considerations for the small business seeking to make their email newsletters more effective. Pre-registration is required.          SBDC Conference Center
$12.00   Register Online

Wednesday  10/01/14    10/8/14   10/15/14  10/22/14  10/29/14    6:00pm-9:00pm  QuickBooks for Beginners-a five part series:  A hands on five part workshop series designed for beginners interested in learning to accurately set up QuickBooks for your business.  Topics will include how to manage accounts payable, how to manage accounts receivable, and how to navigate QuickBooks with ease.  Pre-registration is required.            SBDC Conference Center
$200.00    Register by 9/24/14 get discounted price of $150.00       

Wednesday 10/08/14     9:00AM - 11:00AM            Business Basics: How to Successfully Start a Small Business   What you need to know to start a small business. Topics will include business types, government regulations, writing a business plan, basic tax information, and financing your business. Pre-registration is required.        SBDC Conference Center
$12.00
Wednesday  10/15/14  9:00AM - 11:00AM              Campaigns that Drive Action: Feedback & Surveys               One important campaign type that is often overlooked revolves around getting feedback from your customers or supporters through the use of surveys, polls, or reviews. This workshop will reveal some simple but effective best practices and considerations for small businesses seeking to build a survey that allows them to gather the valuable insights from their audiences that will allow them to move their organization forward. Pre-registration is required.                SBDC Conference Center          $12.00

Thursday   10/16/14   9:00AM - 12:00PM How to Write a Business Plan      An in-depth, interactive experience designed to help you develop an effective business plan. Pre-registration is required.          SBDC Conference Center               $17.00   

Thursday 10/23/14  6:00PM - 8:00PM       Campaigns that Drive Action: Offers & Promotions                One important campaign type that many small businesses have likely run, but would like to learn more about, revolves around Offers and Promotions. These could be a simple coupon or Facebook campaign. This workshop will help you learn what you need to know about successful deals, and how you might use them for your marketing efforts. Pre-registration is required.                SBDC Conference Center               $12.00   

Wednesday 11/12/14     9:00AM - 11:00AM            Business Basics: How to Successfully Start a Small Business
               What you need to know to start a small business. Topics will include business types, government regulations, writing a business plan, basic tax information, and financing your business. Pre-registration is required.        SBDC Conference Center  $12.00

Thursday 11/20/14     9:00AM - 12:00PM
               How to Write a Business Plan-    An in-depth, interactive experience designed to help you develop an effective business plan. Pre-registration is required.  SBDC Conference Center $17.00

 

DOWNTOWN HALLOWEEN PARADE

 

Saturday, October 25th
Meet at School and Highland Sts. (Staples Center parking lot)
Parade kickoff is 1 PM.
After the parade, participants may trick-or-treat at downtown merchants displaying the BID poster. After the parade, in Village Square: 
The Maniac Pumpkin Carvers will be appearing.
The Fun Bus will be in Village Square.
There will be a Costume Contest, a Pie Eating Contest and a Pie Bake Off.

Registration is required; forms are available below, or by contacting the Downtown BID offices.
The parade is intended for ages 12 and under, costumes are encouraged, (adults can dress up, too).
The Regency at Glen Cove, 94 School St., is sponsoring a ‘Spooky Story Hour’ starting at 12 Noon.