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 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
516-601-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
info@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.
Parisi & Leonick, LLP
58 School St
Glen Cove, NY 11542
(516) 674-4100
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
Page One Restaurant
90 School St
Glen Cove, NY 11542
(516) 676-2800
Roberta Cerasi
Mahon & Berger
70 Glen Street, Suite 208
Glen Cove, NY 11542
(516) 671-2688
Leonard Gleicher
Treasurer
Goldberg Bros. Realty
53 Glen Cove Rd
Greenvale, NY 11543
(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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Bethpage Federal Credit Union has taken the title sponsorship of Downtown Sounds 2012.

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Upcoming Events

GLEN COVE SENIOR RECOGNITION DAY IS MAY 10th

The City of Glen Cove will hold its annual Senior Recognition Day on May 10, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. in Village Square. Everyone is invited to this grand celebration of our senior citizens. Janina Jania will be receiving the Volunteer of the Year award and Carolyn Willson will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement award.
There will be an opportunity for everyone to visit a wide variety of vendors who will be offering informational and educational services as well as accessories for purchase. The Les Stanco Group will be on hand for musical entertainment and the wonderful Golden Voices Chorale will sing timeless tunes.

 

EASTER HAPPENINGS 2014
 City of Glen Cove Annual Easter Egg Hunt NOW April 17th 11 AM 676-3766
Mayor Reginald Spinello would like all Glen Cove’s young egg hunters and their parents to mark their calendar on April 16 for the annual City of Glen Cove egg hunt. The egg hunt will be held at 11 a.m. sharp at City Stadium on Morris Avenue. It is open to Glen Cove children, ages 3 to 10 years old. Don’t be late on this very important date because a famous, floppy-eared guest will be present to greet all the children.
This event is for only Glen Cove residents. Rain date is Thursday, April 17 at 11 a.m. For more information please call the City of Glen Cove Department of Parks and Recreation at 676-3766

Page One Restaurant 90 School St. 676-2800 www.pageonerestaurant.com
Easter Dinner Sunday, April 20, 35.95 per person, children’s menu available $15.95
Spring Asparagus Soup- Choice of Salad-Choice of Entrée (Leg of Lamb, Virginia Ham, Pork Tenderloin, NY Shell Steak, Penne w/Broccoli Rabe & Sausage, Poached Salmon, Filet of Basa, Grilled Chicken Breast- Dessert

Easter Celebration Lunch- Glen Cove Senior Center, 130 Glen St, 516-759-9610.
Monday, April 21 12 Noon- Music by ‘The Golden Voices’. Open to all, Cost: $5.15 if under age 60. For those over 60, the suggested donation is $3.00.


 ClayNation Pottery 31 Village Square 671-8788 www.claynationonline.com

Spring Break Mini-Camps: April 14-April 21
$35 per day; 11am-1pm Ages 5 & up; Drop-Off; Includes Project, Pizza, and Drinks
Monday 4/14: "Beach Umbrellas Platter" (Ceramics)
Tuesday 4/15: "Flower Suncatchers" (Glass Fusing)
Wednesday 4/16: "Glass Candle Holders" (Decoupage)
Thursday 4/17: "Pick-A-Plaque" (Mosaics)
Friday 4/18: "Dad's BBQ" (Ceramics)
Monday 4/21: "Spring Nightlights" (Glass Fusing)

Easter Egg-stravaganza!  April 12th, 2-4 PM  674-3007
The Regency at Glen Cove, 94 School St. www.theregencyatglencove.com

Easter Egg Hunt, Bake Sale, Arts and Crafts, Photos with the Easter Bunny (bring your own camera)

 

Glen Cove Cinemas Grand Opening

Ribbon Cutting on April 10th. For showtimes and infornmation , visit their

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or call (516) 485-1525