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 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.


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
Patricia Holman
Executive Director
Glen Cove Downtown
Business Improvement District
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
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

(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

Alvin Batista

Maureen Basdavanos

Danielle Fugazy-Scagliola

Glenn Paganetti


Timothy Tenke
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



In The Press

Downtown Restaurants On Screen

Some of the fine dining options in Downtown


Upcoming Events

Events at the Glen Cove Library

4 Glen Cove Avenue  676-2130 www.glencovelibrary.org

Friday, January 4
Movie at the Library
See Three Identical Strangers, 2pm. 96 min. (PG-13) 2018 – Sponsored by The Friends of the Glen Cove Library
New York, 1980: three complete strangers accidentally discover that they are identical triplets, separated at birth. The 19-year-olds' joyous reunion catapults them to international fame, but it also unlocks an extraordinary and disturbing secret that goes beyond their own lives - and could transform our understanding of human nature forever.

Writers’ Group
Saturday, January 5, 11am
 If you are a serious writer, come to the Glen Cove Library and join the Writer’s Group for a lively exchange of ideas.

Tax Grievance Program at The Glen Cove Library
Tuesday, January 8, 7pm
Michael P. Reynolds, an attorney who has worked both in the public and private sectors of law, will be speaking about the numbers behind your tax bill, what the County is looking at in determining fair market value, and what it isn’t.

Women’s Self Defense Class
Wednesday, January 9, 7pm
Grand Master Gene Perceval’s safety and self-defense class is specifically designed for women to effectively learn to handle sexual assault or sexual harassment. This class covers traditional martial arts and advocates for respect, harmony and calmness of mind. Please register. At The Glen Cove Library.
Meet the Author at the Glen Cove Library: Betsy Carter
Author of We Were Strangers Once
Tuesday, January 15, 2pm
We Were Strangers Once is a story of the immigrant experience told with compassion and reality that completely captures the atmosphere and events of the 1930s. A book signing, Q & A and refreshments will follow the discussion. Please register through the Adult Services tab at glencovelibrary.org or call the Information desk at (516) 676-2130.

Glen Cove Library Bus Trip
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical At the Stephen Sondheim Theatre
Wednesday, February 27, 10am - 6pm
See Beautiful, the Tony and Grammy Award-winning Carole King musical, the inspiring true story of one woman’s remarkable journey from teenage songwriter to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The cost of $101 includes center orchestra seats and transportation.  Enjoy time for lunch on your own before the 2pm show.
Register at the Information desk and make check or money order payable to: The Glen Cove Library Bus Trip Fund. Tickets are non-refundable. You will now be able to choose reserved seating on the bus when you register for trips.  

Events at the Glen Cove Senior Center
130 Glen St., Glen Cove
(516) 759-9610 www.glencoveseniorcenter.com

Tuesday, Dec. 18
9:45 a.m. Intergenerational @ Landing School
10 to 11:30 a.m. Painting & Drawing w/Chuck
10 a.m. Project Beacon w/Sherri M, LMSW
10:30 a.m. Brain Booster Club
1 p.m. LILA, Canasta, Bingo
1:30 p.m. Caregiver's w/Lorraine
3 p.m. Sign Language w/Heide

Wednesday, Dec. 19
9 a.m.  Seniorobics w/Fran, Crocheting w/Friends
10:30 a.m. Exercise w/YMCA, Bridge
12 p.m.  Christmas Celebration w/The New York Trio
1:30 p.m. Mah Jong: Beginners & Intermediates
2 p.m.  Chair Yoga w/Patty

Thursday, Dec. 20
10 a.m. Friends Academy Intergenerational Discussion
10 a.m.  Project Beacon w/Sherri, LMSW
10:15 a.m.  Arthritis Exercise & Education Class - Bus to Glen Cove Hospital
11:15 a.m. Balloon Volleyball Game
1 p.m.  Canasta
1:15 p.m.  Food Shopping
1:30 p.m.  Center Club Meeting
3 p.m.  Dancercise w/Carol

Friday, Dec. 21
9 p.m.  Seniorobics w/Fran, Crocheting w/Friends
10:30 p.m.  Current Events w/ Yvonne, Exercise w/YMCA
11 a.m.  Golden Voices Rehearsal
12:45 p.m.  Birthday Celebrations w/Betty & The Golden Voices
1 p.m.  Bingo
1:30 p.m. ADP Continentals
2 p.m.  VSC Bereavement w/Sherri
3 p.m. Tai Chi w/Spencer

Monday, Dec. 24
9 a.m. Crocheting w/Friends
10 a.m. Project Beacon w/Sherri, LMSW
10:30 a.m.  Exercise w/YMCA
11 a.m.  Monday Fun-day
12:15 p.m. Holiday Concert w/Jeff Sorg
1 p.m. Creative Writing w/Loretta, Bridge, Mah Jong, Scrabble Club, Tai Chi w/Spencer
1:15 p.m. Food Shopping

Wednesday, Dec. 26
9 a.m.  Seniorobics w/Fran
9 a.m. Crocheting w/Friends
10:30 a.m.  Exercise w/YMCA
12 p.m. Kwanzaa Celebration
1:30 p.m. Karaoke
1:30 p.m. Mah Jong: Beginners & Intermediates
2 p.m. VSC Chair Yoga w/Patti

Thursday, Dec. 27
9:45 a.m.  Indoor Pickleball at the Boys & Girls Club
10 a.m.  Project Beacon w/Sherri, LMSW
10:15 a.m.  Arthritis Exercise & Education Class - Bus to Glen Cove Hospital
1 p.m.  Movie: Crazy Rich Asians
1:15 p.m.  Food Shopping
3 p.m.  Dancercise w/Carol
6 to 8 p.m. Circle Of Friends

Friday, Dec. 28
9 a.m.  Seniorobics w/Fran, Crocheting w/Friends
10 a.m.  Health Assessment w/Northwell
10:30 a.m. Current Events w/Yvonne, Bereavement w/Sherri, Exercise w/YMCA
11 a.m. Golden Voices Rehearsal
12:15 p.m. Disaster Training w/Homeland Security
1 p.m. Harlem Globetrotters Trip, Bingo
1:30 p.m. Line Dancing, ADP Continentals
3 p.m. Tai Chi w/Spencer

Monday, Dec. 31
9 a.m.  Crocheting w/Friends
10 a.m.  Project Beacon w/Sherri, LMSW
10:30 a.m.  Exercise w/YMCA
12:15 p.m.  New Year’s Eve Celebration w/Matthew Fishteyn
1 p.m.  Creative Writing w/Loretta, Bridge, Mah Jong, Scrabble Club, Tai Chi w/Spencer
1:15 p.m.  Food Shopping



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, Jan. 3, 2019, starting at 12 p.m. Location TBD.


Fun and Games at Downtown Halloween Parade



Downtown Glen Cove was the hub of activity on Saturday, Nov. 3, as a wide assortment of heroes and villains joined in the festivities for the Glen Cove Downtown Business Improvement District's yearly Halloween parade, which transformed School and Glen Streets into the trick-or-treat hotspot. Though delayed by a week, many children were eager to continue in the Halloween fun beginning with The Regency Assisted Living’s Spooky Story Hour. At around 1 p.m. the marchers banded together to parade through the streets of Downtown Glen Cove, with Pizza Co. No. 7 and a bat on stilts leading the way. The children then partook in the trick-or-treating ritual by visiting the welcoming merchants.



Children were slipping and sliding, climbing and bouncing all over the two bouncy house castles set up on Bridge Street, while thrilling music was blaring through the DJ’s speakers. The Jack O’ Lantern Hole in One Mini Golf & the Witches Broom Race captured everyone’s attention which resulted in more than 100 prizes won. The children were also provided with an unlimited supply of cotton candy by Glenn and Kathy Paganetti of Primerica to taste throughout the entire Halloween Parade festivities, had a chance to learn some juggling skills and danced through the streets.


This year’s Costume Contest saw a lot of creativity, and after a tough deliberation, the top first place winners included: “LEGO Man” John Mullen Jr., 4; “Robot” Carmine Montesano, 5 and Stephania Martinez, 10, who cleverly dressed as a dinner table. Second place winners included Juliette Castronovo, 4 and “Harry Potter” Nick Andrade, 6. Pirates and vampires took the top prizes for the group costume contest. The Glen Cove BID would like to thank Julie Papas of ClayNation, Matilde Tysz of The Maxx Challenge and Lisa and Julia of PetSmart for their services as judges.

To top it all off there was a Pie Eating Contest with six delicious apple pies that were devoured quickly, but not as quick as first place winner Enzo Munes, who cleaned his plate in 60 seconds with no assistance from his helping hands.

 “It always brings such joy to the members of the Glen Cove Downtown B.I.D. to see such happy faces on the children of our community,” said Patricia Holman, executive director of the Glen Cove Downtown B.I.D. “The Glen Cove Downtown BID would like to thank all our sponsors, volunteers, City of Glen Cove’s Department of Public Works and the Glen Cove Fire Department for making our annual Halloween Parade and Festival such a great one. We thank Nick Pedone from Pizza Company 7 for leading the parade and giving all the children fire hats, our great sponsors that continue to reinvest in our community: One & Only Dental, Glen Cove Fitness, ClayNation, Glen Floors, Garcia Muay Thai, Regency Assisted Living at Glen Cove, PetSmart, American Paving and Masonry, The Maxx Challenge, Primerica, Gill Associates Photography, AMC Glen Cove 6, our volunteers that include members from the Girl Scouts, members from Glen Cove High School DECA Club and especially members of the 8th grade class of All Saints Regional, who are always a tremendous help.”