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 the downtown is 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 contests, games, music, bouncy houses and more.

We hold an annual Holiday Festival, followed by the City of Glen Cove's community tree lighting, on the first Saturday of December to kick off the holiday shopping season. Horse and carriage rides, hot chocolate and candy canes, and 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

 

 

 Alvin Batista President
Planet Fitness
44 School St
Glen Cove, NY 11542
(516) 656-0515

Marlene Flores Vice-President Marle's Cafe
8 School St.
Glen Cove, NY 11542
(516) 200-5010

James O'Grady
Secretary
OGArchitects A.I.A.
126 Glen Street
Glen Cove, NY 11542
516-609-ARCH
Patricia Holman
Executive Director
Glen Cove Downtown
Business Improvement District
info@glencovedowntown.org
Maureen Basdavanos
Deputy Mayor
City Hall, 9 Glen St
Glen Cove, NY 11542
(516) 676-2004

Leonard GleicherTreasurer                    LMG Management 
189 Forest Ave. Ste. B

Glen Cove NY 11542
(516) 621-9200
Jill Nossa
Executive Assistant
Glen Cove Downtown
Business Improvement District
asst@glencovedowntown.org
Sandra Clarson
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 (2233)

Joe LaPadula   JH Coles House

149 Glen St.     Glen Cove NY 11542

(516) 676-7985

 

Ann S. Fangmann
Glen Cove CDA
City Hall, 9 Glen St.
Glen Cove, NY 11542
(516) 676-1625

Danielle Fugazy-Scagliola    DFS Communications              126 Glen St.                         Glen Cove NY 11542               (516)  801-8140            

Charles E. Parisi

Charles E. Parisi, PC                      58 School St.   Glen Cove, NY 11542                   

(516) 277-2600

 

Melanie Eitel

RXR Realty             625 Uniondale Ave                     Uniondale, NY 11556

(516) 945-3739 ext. 20

 

   

Lou-Ann Thompson       Glen Floors            30 Glen St. Glen Cove, NY 11542 (516) 671-3737

 

 

 Glen Cove Downtown B.I.D. Committees

Special Events

Mary Cooper
Glenn Paganetti

 

 

Economic Development

Lisa Dutra

Danielle Fugazy-Scagliola

Capital Improvements
Brian Mercadante
James O’Grady
Joe LaPadula                      John Zozzaro

Marketing
Alvin Batista

Maureen Basdavanos

Danielle Fugazy-Scagliola

Glenn Paganetti

 Mayor

Timothy Tenke
Mayor
City Hall, 9 Glen St
Glen Cove, NY 11542
(516) 676-2004
Maureen Basdavanos                 
Deputy Mayor

City Council Members

Joseph Capobianco
 
Nicholas DiLeo Jr.

Marsha Silverman

Pamela Panzenbeck
Kevin Maccarone

Michael Zangari

 

 

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Upcoming Events

Events at the Glen Cove Library Fall 2018

Painting Workshop: Winter Wonderland

Thursdays, November 1, 8 & 15 at 2pm

Talented landscape artist Barbara Lewin will guide you step-by-step in a series of three painting classes. She’ll teach you how to paint a winter landscape scene with acrylic paint. No painting experience is necessary. The materials fee of $10 (payable to: Barbara Lewin) covers all materials necessary to participate. Please register at the Glen Cove Library’s Information desk.

Sunday Concert: From Italy, Con Amore

PRESENTED BY SALVATORE CHIARELLI

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2PM

Award-winning, internationally known tenor Salvatore Chiarelli, will bring back the fondest memories of your favorite Italian songs, including a selection of popular traditional and classical Italian songs, Italian opera and musical theater pieces. All are welcome! At The Glen Cove Public Library.

Get Fit While You Sit: Chair Yoga at the Glen Cove Library

MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2PM

Barbara Croen and Leslie Arluck’s class encourages fitness for those whom physical condition, restricted mobility or age limits their participation in conventional forms of exercise.

THE LIVELY HISTORY OF HALLOWEEN IN AMERICA

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 7PM

From its ancient pagan origins, Halloween has never been more popular than it is today. Join Barry Rivadue at The Glen Cove Public Library as he explores its role in popular culture.

Plants for the Late Fall & Early Winter Garden

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 11AM

Join us at The Glen Cove Public Library as Paul Levine discusses plants that will thrive in the late fall/early winter garden. He’ll discuss the proper location and best type of soil for each type of plant, different ways to water your plants, whether or not you should use fertilizer as well as how to deal with pests. Seven attendees will go home with a plant as a raffle prize.

SUNDAY CONCERT AT THE GLEN COVE PUBLIC LIBRARY

BRIAN LEWIS AND THE NEW VINTAGE ORCHESTRA

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2PM

Join us for an afternoon concert as Brian Lewis and the New Vintage Orchestra perform the hits of Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Natalie Cole and Louis Armstrong. The band consists of: Brian Lewis - band leader/trumpet; Doris Lewis - vocals/keyboard; Jim Dugal - bass; and Jim Waddell - drums. You do not want to miss this lively, energetic show.

MEET THE AUTHOR: LISA WINGATE VIA SKYPE

BEFORE WE WERE YOURS

MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2PM

Before We Were Yours is a thought-provoking tale about two families, two generations apart… based on a notorious true-life scandal. Please register through the Adult Services tab at glencovelibrary.org or call the Glen Cove Library’s Information desk at (516) 676-2130. Q & A and refreshments will follow the discussion.

 

BID Board of Directors Meeting

The next monthly meeting of the Glen Cove Downtown Business Improvement District's Board of Directors will take place on Thursday, Nov. 1, at Atria Senior Living, 146 Glen Street, starting at 12 p.m. Cost is $12.

 

Annual Halloween Parade and Festival

Saturday, Oct. 27

Join the Regency Assisted Livingat noon for Scary Story Hour and refreshments.

Halloween Parade kickoff at 1 p.m. at School Street and Highland Road (rain location: Pulaski Street Garage). Costume Contest at 2 p.m. Festivities from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.: Trick or Treating, Bouncy House, Live DJ, fun games, pie eating contest.

Hosted by the Glen Cove BID

Sponsored by: The Regency, Glen Cove Fitness, American Paving and Masonry, PetSmart, The Maxx Challenge, Garcia Muay Thai, Gill Associates Photography, Glen Floors, One & Only Dental, Primerica and Claynation