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
Past 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
Justin Madden
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
Michael Puntillo
1st Vice President
Jobco Realty
277 Northern Blvd, Ste 203
Great Neck, NY 11021
(516) 487-0050
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
32D Glen St.
Glen Cove, NY 11542
(516) 200-5010
Roberta Cerasi
Mahon & Berger
70 Glen Street, Suite 208
Glen Cove, NY 11542
(516) 671-2688
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
Michael Famiglietti
Anthony Gallo, Jr.
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

From: Stony Brook Small Business Development Center [mailto:sbdc@stonybrook.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 9:28 AM
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Subject: Quickbooks Basics, April/May 2016


Quickbooks Basics, April/May 2015


Tuesday April 26, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
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Stony Brook Small Business Development Center
Stony Brook University
Research and Development Park
Research and Support Services, Room 109
Stony Brook, NY 11794-6016
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The Stony Brook SBDC will be hosting a course on QuickBooks Pro this Spring.  Get your business finances in order with Intuit QuickBooks Pro accounting software.

A certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor will teach you basic uses and features of QuickBooks including: setting up, working with QuickBooks lists and bank accounts, entering sales, invoices and receiving payments, creating reports, graphs and analyzing financial data in a computer lab setting.

This is for Windows based computers - not MAC.



Dates: Tuesdays, April 26, May 3, 10 2016

Time: 9:00am - 11:00 am

Location: Stony Brook SBDC

Stony Brook University's
Research and Development Park,
Research and Support Services, Room 109

1512 Stony Brook Road, Stony Brook, 11794-6016

Prerequisites: Practical beginner's computer skills; word  processing and navigation. Knowledge of business applications such as Excel would be helpful in that you must be able to navigate a database. No QuickBooks experience required. Materials will be distributed the first evening.


COST: $125.00
Includes three sessions and materials

Attendance at all three workshop dates is recommended.


Pre-registration and payment is due by 4/15/16.


Credit Card and PayPal accepted with online registration. 

Checks should be made payable to The Research Foundation of SUNY and mailed to: Kate Derryberry, Small Business Development Center, Stony Brook University,
Stony Brook, NY 11794-6016.

SPACE IS LIMITED spots will be filled on a first come first serve basis. For information on registration, or directions,

Call 631.632.9837 or e-mail sbdc@stonybrook.edu.


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Assistance in upgrading facades and signage is available through grant programs administered through the Glen Cove Community Development Agency (CDA).

Information, guidelines, and applications can be downloaded here or at the CDA website.



4 Glen Cove Ave., 676-2130

Saturday, January 30, 11am
Come to the Glen Cove Library to find out how to plan, select and save money on a cruise that will take you on the great vacation you desire.  Joe Valenti, who has sailed as a guest destination lecturer for over thirty years on many cruise lines, offers tips on everything from choosing a cruise line, selecting the right cruise for you, when to book your vacation, planning excursions and he even provides advice on packing.  A question and answer period will follow the presentation

Barry Lisak offers a free seminar at the Glen Cove Public Library to help reduce one’s Federal and New York State income taxes.  New Obamacare laws will be discussed as well as new Federal and NYS laws enacted this year.  Topics covered include education, homeownership, charitable contributions, medical investments, employee and miscellaneous deductions.  New tax laws will be highlighted and a free booklet, Last Minute Tax Strategies, will be distributed to all attendees.  Registration is not required; seating is on a first-come-first-served basis.  Barry Lisak is an IRS enrolled agent and has been a tax professional for the last 30 years.  He is currently the weekly tax columnist for New York’s civil service newspaper, The Chief. 

Join us for Movies at the Glen Cove Library
120 MIN. (R) 2015
In the lawless border area stretching between the U.S. and Mexico, an idealistic FBI agent (Emily Blunt) is enlisted by an elite government task force official (Josh Brolin) to aid in the escalating war against drugs. Led by an enigmatic consultant with a questionable past (Benicio Del Toro), the team sets out on an undercover journey forcing Kate to question everything that she believes in order to survive.  Sicario is a gripping, pulse-pounding crime thriller.

Presented by Patricia Weiss
Tuesday, February 9, 7pm
Whether you’re in a relationship or looking to find one, this lecture will help you to understand the traits of each sign and how to be happy with a person of any zodiac sign.  Join us at the Glen Cove Public Library as astrologer Patricia Weiss, who has been practicing and teaching astrology for over twenty years, teaches us about each sign’s specialty: Geminis are the great communicators, Aries are the great competitors and Cancers are the great protectors.  By knowing yours and your significant other’s astrological sign, you’ll be well on your way to finding the secret to a successful relationship. 

The Invention of Wings, tells the story of four women - two sisters from the prosperous white Grimké family and an African-American mother and daughter who are their house slaves - living in antebellum Charleston, South Carolina.  As their intertwined stories unfold in their own voices, we learn that the four have a lot in common, especially the desire to break free.  Inspired by actual historical figures and events, Sue Monk Kidd’s extraordinary novel tells the story of two struggles for freedom and speaks about the nature of evil and injustice, the courage to do what seems impossible and the perseverance of hope.  Join us as librarian Amy Mondello leads a discussion of this poignant novel.  Copies of the book will be available at the Reference desk.

Chinese Culture Celebration at the Glen Cove Library

Presented by George Wei

Saturday, February 20, 2pm


Join us at the Glen Cove Public Library as George Wei offers an informative and entertaining presentation on traditional Chinese culture. Mr. Wei will discuss China and its ancient cultures and dynasties.  Learn how many of China’s spiritual traditions are based on values, honor, etiquette, sincerity and compassion.  You will learn about the Chinese calendar (Chinese New Year is February 8th), Chinese medicine (herbs and acupuncture) and be treated to a martial arts demonstration.