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.


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.


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.


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.


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
OGArchitects A.I.A.
126 Glen Street
Glen Cove, NY 11542
Francine Ferrante Koehler
Executive Director
Glen Cove Downtown
Business Improvement District
Barbara Peebles
Deputy Mayor
City Hall, 9 Glen St
Glen Cove, NY 11542
(516) 676-2004

Leonard Gleicher Treasurer                     LMG Management 
189 Forest Ave. Ste. B   Glen Cove NY 11542
(516) 621-9200

Mary Jirsa
Executive Assistant
Glen Cove Downtown
Business Improvement District
Sandra Clarson
City Controller
City Hall, 9 Glen St
Glen Cove, NY 11542
(516) 676-2789
Mary Cooper

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



Ann S. Fangmann
Glen Cove CDA
City Hall, 9 Glen St.
Glen Cove, NY 11542

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


Frank Haftel   RXR Realty             625 Uniondale Ave.                     Uniondale, NY 11556

(516) 506-6761


  Brian Mercadante
Accent on the Home
10 Glen St
Glen Cove, NY 11542
(516) 674-0726

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
Beth Evans
Phyllis Gorham
Peter J. Munda


Economic Development
Capital Improvements
Brian Mercadante
James O’Grady
Joe LaPadula


Reginald Spinello
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

Musketa Cove Wins Best of LI 2017 Vote

From the Bethpage FCU Best of Long Island website:

2017: Long Islanders Voted Musketa Cove Bait and Tackle Shop Best Fishing Supply on Long Island
Musketa Cove Bait and Tackle Shop
17 Bridge St., Glen Cove. 516-200-9571.
If there’s one thing that can be said about Long Islanders, it’s that they truly appreciate the waters surrounding the region and the sea creatures calling the bays and canals home. Long Island boaters are a proud bunch, and that’s why when they hit the open seas, they make a habit of visiting Musketa Cove Bait and Tackle Shop. This Glen Cove shop is stocked with all the necessary tools and supplies to make a local fisherman well equipped for their next big trip out. What’s more, its knowledgeable staff is dedicated to providing a shopping experience that’ll make patrons proud to say, “I shop at Musketa Cove!”


City Views Newsletter Spring 2017


The City Views is an important publication that is mailed to all of Glen Cove's residents on a quarterly basis.  It includes important updates, contact information and The City's jam-packed calendar- available here.

Glen Cove Downtown BID


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.



Upcoming Events

Tonight's concert- JULY 14th, 7:30 PM

Friday, July 14th:  tonight's concert- Kamellot with Misty Mountain, will take place at the Wunsch Arts Center, 1 Forest Avenue, Glen Cove. The start time will be 7:30 PM.

Contact the Downtown BID office at 516-759-6970 with any concerns.




BREW and BBQ! A Taste of 350 

Glen Cove 350th Celebration Fundraiser
Saturday JULY 15 2017  6:00PM-9:00PM
In honor of Glen Cove's upcoming milestone, Garvies point brewery will unveil a 350th Special Edition Summer Ale!
Join us for live music by Matt Grabowski, BBQ dinner by Sid's All-American & A Special Taste of the Year to Come!
For more information or to purchase tickets in advance,  please visit: WWW.GLENCOVE350.COM

TICKETS $25 : Includes a 3-brew tasting and BBQ dinner.


Summer Events at the Glen Cove Library

Summer reading programs are not just for kids!  Participate in the Glen Cove Library’s second annual Adult Summer Reading Program.  This years’ theme is “Build A Better World” and it encourages library users to take a look at the world around them and see how they can make it a little better.  The program runs from July 5th and continues through August 19th.  Take part in our weekly raffle by submitting a book/audio review to be entered into weekly drawings for great gift items gift certificates generously donated by local businesses. The first forty people to register will receive a special gift.  We hope to see you at these great events:

•    Summer Reading Club Kickoff Event: Build a Better You With Quotations and Affirmations
Wednesday, July 5, 2pm
Motivational speaker Constance Hallinan Lagan will explore the power of quotations and affirmations to elicit life transformations, generate inspiration and fuel positive change.  The lecture will also include a meditation and a question and answer period.
•    Jump In! Water Awareness Program
Monday, July 10, 7pm
Contamination from sewage, pesticides and other pollutants threaten Long Island’s ground and surface waters.  Matthew T. Rizzo of Grassroots Environmental Education will teach how individuals and organizations across Long Island are working to conserve and protect our water and our quality of life for the future generation.
•    Waking to a Happy, Fulfilled Life
Tuesday, July 11, 7pm
Author and motivational speaker Frank Miranda will discuss highlights from his book, Waking to a Happy, Fulfilled Life.  Learn how anyone can change their life for the better, how to overcome obstacles and rise to the challenge of being a better person and living a rewarding life.
•    Energy Efficiency With Long Island Green Homes
Monday, July 17, 7pm
William Achnitz of Long Island Green Homes will teach you how you can lower your energy bills, find the areas where your home is wasting energy and how to make your home more comfortable and energy efficient.  Long Island Green Homes is a partnership of Long Island Towns, community-based organizations and Molloy College that are contracted through the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.
•    Falun Dafa Chinese Meditation & Exercise Class
Tuesdays, August 1, 8, 15 & 22, 7pm
Learn how to release stress and become more peaceful with the Chinese Cultural Association of Long Island.  Falun Dafa is a practice that improves mental and physical wellness through combining a series of easy-to-learn exercises and meditation with moral philosophy guided by the principles of truthfulness, compassion and tolerance.  Wear loose comfortable clothing and be sure to bring a bottle of water.
•    Where Have All the Pollinators Gone?
Monday, August 7, 7pm
Moira Alexander, a beekeeper with over twelve years of experience and an apiary of over sixteen colonies of honeybees, will help you to understand why our native pollinators are in trouble as well as what local property owners can do to help impact their return.
•    End of Summer Reading Club Celebration: Living With Wildlife on Long Island
Saturday, August 19, 11am
Members of Volunteers for Wildlife will teach you about the many ways people can help mitigate our impact on wildlife.  Enjoy close up views of live turtles, owls, ducks, shorebirds and more.  Individuals of all ages are welcome to attend this special event.