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

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
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
Lisa Dutra
AvalonBay Communities
1100 Avalon Square
Glen Cove, NY 11542
(516) 759-3600
Mary Jirsa
Executive Assistant
Glen Cove Downtown
Business Improvement District
Sal Lombardi
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

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
Ari Mendrinos/Karen Ramos
5 School St.
Glen Cove, NY 11542

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

Leonard Gleicher
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


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

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


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:


And 25A Magazine:

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


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.


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.


Upcoming Events


November Events at the Glen Cove Library
4 Glen Cove Ave. 676-2130

First Friday Flicks at the Glen Cove Library
Join us on the first Friday of each month to watch the latest movie releases for free on our 80” ultra-high definition television.
Me Before You
Friday, November 4, 2pm
110 min. (PG-13)  2016

Gold Coast Stencil Artisans
Saturday, November 12, 1pm
The Gold Coast Stencil Artisans hope to welcome new members to join them in creating unique and beautiful works of art.  Join them at the Glen Cove Public Library on the second Saturday of each month at 1pm.

Sunday Concert at the Glen Cove Library
Manhattan Jazz Presents Jazz Cabaret
Sunday, November 13, 2pm
Jazz Cabaret features Jazz and Swing instrumentals combined with Cabaret vocal selections incorporating interesting information and interaction with the audience.  Song material features standards from the American Songbook as well as Broadway show tunes and favorites by Gershwin, Porter, Berlin and Ellington.  Don’t miss this unique concert at the Glen Cove Library.

Movies at the Glen Cove Library
Join us and watch the latest movie releases for free on our 80” ultra-high definition television.
Captain Fantastic
Tuesday, November 15, 6pm
118 min. (R) 2016


Circle of Friends
@ Glen Cove Senior Center

Featuring a delicious dinner prepared by Chef Jeanine from The View Grill, followed by a stimulating activity and entertainment. SEATING IS LIMITED. RESERVATIONS ARE RECOMMENDED .


Professional pianist, Stan Wiest has performed for Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Victor Borge. Join us for an evening of bossa nova and jazz arrangements complemented by humorous storytelling of his professional experiences WORDS

Word games benefit the brain by activating the areas that deal with language, forcing the brain to be active. Join us for an hour of word games including word retrieval activities and other stimulating word challenges!

Tickets Just $5!


Passage: Paintings of Urban Life
A Solo Show of Recent Works by Manu Saluja

November 5 - December 6, 2016
Artist from the North Shore Exhibits Vibrant Paintings of Urban Life                     
 Hersh Fine Art, of the Long Island Academy of Fine Art, is pleased to be exhibiting a solo show of recent paintings by museum-exhibited artist Manu Saluja.Passage: Paintings of Urban Life will be on view from November 5 -  December 6, 2016.
An opening reception will be held on November 5th from 6-8pm.  Hersh Fine Art- 14A Glen St., (516) 590-4324 www.hershfineart.com
Saluja’s current work depicts fleeting moments from her commute to and from Manhattan. The oil paintings are about the claustrophobic crowds, corroded steel and
soiled walls she encounters each day in New York City’s underground subway. Rather than make the work feel as forlorn, she chooses to paint the beauty and resilience she
sees in these ordinary moments and objects with visual excitement.
The work ranges from portraits to combinations of abstraction and realism. Saluja employs a variety of dynamic brushwork, from loose, chromatic drips and thick strokes to subdued and refined expressions of light over form. Some of her work, such as Red I, and Green I lean more towards the abstract. At first glance one is struck by a kaleidoscope of color and complex textures and, at closer view, sees that they are looking at torn layers of oxidized, rusted paint on steel girders. In work such as Transfer, Saluja paints light as it flows over soiled, cracked walls to reveal subtle hues and dramatic shadows with the same grace it would a garden or Cathedral.