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

Michael Puntillo
1st Vice President
Jobco Realty
277 Northern Blvd, Ste 203
Great Neck, NY 11021
(516) 487-0050
Alvin Batista 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
Lisa Dutra
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

John Zozzaro
The Downtown Cafe
4 School St.
Glen Cove, NY 11542
(516) 759-CAFE

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

Marlene Flores
Mar le Cafe
8 School St.
Glen Cove, NY 11542
(516) 200-5010

 
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

Matt Probkevitz

EquiShares Realty/YouOffice

91 Carman Ave. Ste. 500

Cedarhurst, NY 11516

(516) 792-9888

 

 

 Glen Cove Downtown B.I.D. Committees

Special Events

Mary Cooper
Beth Evans
Phyllis Gorham
Peter J. Munda

 

Economic Development
Anthony Pistilli
Capital Improvements
Brian Mercadante
James O’Grady
Anthony Pistilli
Marketing
 

 Mayor

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

City Council Members

Joseph Capobianco
 
Nicholas DiLeo Jr.

Roderick Watson

Pamela Panzenbeck
Ephraim Spagnoletti
Timothy Tenke

 

 

In The Press

Downtown Sounds Featured in L.I.Pulse Magazine, Others

DOWNTOWN SOUNDS 2015 FEATURED IN LOCAL MEDIA

Downtown Sounds 2015 has been getting favorable attention in the press lately, with feature articles in Long Island Pulse Magazine:

Music Fills Downtown Glen Cove This Summer:


http://lipulse.com/2015/06/30/music-fills-downtown-glen-cove-this-summer/

And 25A Magazine:

Glen Cove Village Square Downtown Sounds: It's All About the Music


 

 
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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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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Upcoming Events

DOWNTOWN HALLOWEEN PARADE

On a quiet Saturday afternoon,  Downtown Glen Cove will be invaded by zombies…and superheroes, princesses, monsters, and characters of all kinds as the annual Downtown Children’s Costume Parade gets underway on Saturday, October 29th, presented by the Glen Cove Downtown Business Improvement District.
The festivities begin at 12 Noon at The Regency at Glen Cove, 94 School Street, with a ‘Scary Story Hour’ and refreshments. The parade is intended for children 12 and younger; and accompanying adults are encouraged to get in on the dress-up fun! Line-up is at 1:00 PM at the intersection of School Street and Highland Road in the Staples Center parking lot. After the parade, children may trick-or-treat throughout the downtown at businesses displaying the special BID “Welcome” posters.  The Fun Bus offers climbing, sliding fun in Village Square from 1:00 to 3:00 PM.
 How about a costume contest, and a pie-eating contest? We have them all in Village Square! Applications for the pie-eating contest can be obtained at the Downtown B.I.D. office at 30 Glen St., #200, or attached below.
We will be assisted by members of the Glen Cove High School DECA Club. Our parade is proudly sponsored by: GARVIES POINT * CLAY NATION
 For further information, please call the Downtown BID office at 516-759-6970, or email us at info@glencovedowntown.org.

 

MORTGAGE MODIFICATION FAIR Sept 24th
 And Housing Counseling Services                           
 
We would like to inform you that our agency La Fuerza Unida, Inc. offers FREE housing counseling services to homeowners facing foreclosure or to homeowners at risk of falling behind on their mortgage payments. We are a HUD Certified non-profit housing counseling agency funded among others by the NY State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's Homeownership Protection Program - HOPP.
 
If you need assistance with your mortgage and are trying to save your home, please contact us a soon as possible. Our three bi-lingual certified housing counselors will guide you through the different options available for you. You can call us directly at (516) 759-0788 ext. 10 or 18 or you can email us at lafuerza@lfuinc.org for more information.
 
In addition, we would like to notify you of an upcoming homeownership event sponsored by Congresswoman Kathleen Rice where different mortgage banks and servicers, as well as our agency, will expect to meet with homeowners to answer questions and assist you with any loss mitigation solution or mortgage modification you might qualify for.
 
This event will take place on September 24th, 2016 from 8 am to 3 pm at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Charles Lindbergh Blvd, Garden City NY 11530. If you have any questions about the event, please feel free to contact us. We hope to see you there!
 
Sincerely,
La Fuerza Unida, Inc.

Directions to Cradle of Aviation

The Cradle of Aviation Museum is part of Nassau County's Museum Row and is located on Charles Lindbergh Blvd. in East Garden City next to Nassau Community College.
Driving Directions Meadowbrook Parkway to exit M4, follow signs to Museum Row which will put you on Charles Lindbergh Blvd, stay on Charles Lindbergh Blvd. to the second traffic light and turn right into the parking lot.
Public Transportation Bus: The N16, N45, and N51 buses stop several blocks from the Museum at Nassau Community College. Train: Taxis available from the following LIRR stations: Garden City, Mineola, and Westbury.       

Visit our page:
WWW.LFUINC.ORG
 
La Fuerza Unida, Inc., 1 School Street Suite 302, Glen Cove, NY 11542
 

 

Cornelia Hernes, Stephen Bauman, and Steve Forster: Selected Works
A Group Exhibition and Collaborative Works at Hersh Fine Art, Glen Cove, NY
September 10-October 6, 2016


 

                 Glen Cove, NY--Hersh Fine Art, of the Long Island Academy of Fine Art, is pleased to present a group exhibition of drawings and paintings by Cornelia Hernes, Stephen Bauman, and Steve Forster. The exhibition will be on view from September 10 to October 6, 2016.  The artists will be present for an opening reception on Saturday, September 10, from 6pm to 9pm, which includes a live painting and drawing demonstration from 4pm to 7pm.  The exhibition and demonstration are free and open to the public.
Hernes and Bauman currently reside in Jersey City, NJ as principal instructors at the Jersey City branch of the Florence Academy of Art.  Forster, a resident of Glen Cove, is director of the Long Island Academy of Fine Art, where he also teaches.
The collaborative work of Steve Forster and Stephen Bauman merge the talents of two painters with similar backgrounds, but with different artistic visions. These collaborations recreate beloved Long Island landscapes, such as Cedarmere in Roslyn and Morgan Park in Glen Cove, bringing to them the creative friction that comes from the visual interplay of two different artists’ interpretations, and the textures of two different artists’ hands.  These pictures, described by the artists as “abstract realism,” are like jazz improvisation; they bring out previously untapped qualities in each artist as one answers the other in the same painting.   Together Bauman and Forster reach the height of sensitivity to atmosphere, light and color, transcending the subject matter.
Stephen Bauman's portraits center on the emotional inner life of his subjects. Through his mastery of drawing media, he aims to capture the human spirit as it passes from one experience to another.  The drawings are an homage to the craft itself, offering an observable dialog between the artist’s mind and hand as we see clearly defined planar shifts, cross-hatching, and erasure marks.
Cornelia Hernes, born and raised in Norway, spent most of her formative teen years in Africa.  This exposure to a variety of vastly different cultural norms has given her a respect for and celebration of life and individual personhood that she brings to her portraiture.  Her drawings and paintings are rarely simply the rendering of a model.  One can often detect layered meanings, such as in the painting Scarlet Ribbon.  A young woman with unrestrained red hair is in jarring contrast with a green background.  Her expression is determined, almost fierce, which seems to be at odds with the tender heart-shaped pendant and girlishly disheveled scarlet ribbon in her hair. It may call to mind someone who will defy expectations placed upon them, or perhaps, that a woman is not defined by her emotions and beauty alone.
This exhibition will run from September 10 through October 6, 2016, with a gallery reception on September 10 from 6-9pm.  For details please refer to www.hershfineart.com or: Hersh Fine Art at The Long Island Academy of Fine Art 14A Glen Street
Glen Cove, NY 11542
516-590-4324
info@liafa.com