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 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.

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 Holiday Festival, followed by the City of Glen Cove's community tree lighting, on the Saturday following Thanksgiving 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.

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

 

 

 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
Secretary
OGArchitects A.I.A.
126 Glen Street
Glen Cove, NY 11542
516-609-ARCH
Patricia Holman
Executive Director
Glen Cove Downtown
Business Improvement District
info@glencovedowntown.org
Maureen Basdavanos
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

Daniela Soleimani
Executive Assistant
Glen Cove Downtown
Business Improvement District
asst@glencovedowntown.org
Sandra Clarson
City Controller
City Hall, 9 Glen St
Glen Cove, NY 11542
(516) 676-2789
Mary Cooper
Resident

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

 

Jonathan Kardon

RXR Realty             625 Uniondale Ave                     Uniondale, NY 11556

(516) 945-3739 xt 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
Beth Evans
Phyllis Gorham
Peter J. Munda

 

Economic Development

Capital Improvements
Brian Mercadante
James O’Grady
Joe LaPadula                      John Zozzaro

Marketing
 

 Mayor

Timothy Tenke
Mayor
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

 
Glen Cove Downtown Shop & Restaurant

Glen Cove Downtown Shop & Restaurant

Glen Cove Downtown Featured Events, shops & restaurants

Glen Cove Downtown Restaurant

Glen Cove Downtown Shop

 
Downtown BID Commissions New Botanical Design

GLEN COVE DOWNTOWN BID COMMISSIONS NEW BOTANICAL DESIGN AND IRRIGATION SYSTEM

Glen Cove, N.Y. - The Glen Cove Business Improvement District donated the sprinkler system at the Brewster Street garage, which has been installed by Grennan Irrigation Inc., in part with a project to re-landscape and beautify the area. “This was an important project for the BID as it is a heavy traffic area, and we wanted to make it look nicer for those driving and walking by”, said Brian Mercadante, Co-Chair of the BID Capital Improvements Committee. While the sprinkler systems were being installed, Cabo Landscaping Inc. was working on a new landscaping design that consists of hydrangeas, junipers, white pine, and many other botanical arrangements along the Brewster Street Garage.
 “For many years, the BID has been denied a sprinkler system due to a lack of a water source, but after much determination, the current administration finally approved of the sprinkler system and now the BID can get back to work revitalizing the area”, said Patricia Holman, Executive Director of the Glen Cove Downtown BID.  The Downtown BID has planted many gardens throughout the walkways and has funded the maintenance of these gardens. Throughout the seasons, the BID will be planting new grass seeds and different flowers for the fall, summer, and spring. “Now that the water is in, let’s start making it beautiful”, said Brian Mercadante.  
For further information, please contact the Glen Cove BID office at (516)-759-6970. Or email the office at: info@glencovedowntown.org or visit the BID website at: www.glencovedowntown.org. 

 

Upcoming Events

Events at the Glen Cove Public Library
4 Glen Cove Avenue  676-2130 glencovelibrary.org

AARP Smart Driver Course at the Glen Cove Public Library  Friday, February 9, 9am - 5pm

The cost is $20 for AARP members and $25 for non-members (payable by check or money order to AARP).  Register in person at the Reference desk.  Registrants must show their AARP Membership Card to get the discounted rate.

The Seed Library at Glen Cove Library Presents More Than Honey
Saturday, February 10, 10am
More Than Honey (film run time: 95 minutes) tells the story of honey bees, their relationships to humans, and the various methods of managing honey bees that we rely on for so much of the food we eat.  An informal discussion will follow the film.  Please register through the calendar of events at glencovelibrary.org

Opera In Ebony
Sunday, February 11, 2pm
February is African-American History Month!  Join us at The Glen Cove Public Library in celebration as Tanisha Mitchell offers a presentation that pays tribute to legendary African-American singers who performed at prestigious venues.
 

 

NORTH SHORE HISTORICAL MUSEUM * 140 Glen St. Glen Cove * www.NorthShoreHistoricalMuseum.org

Marjorie Merriweather Post and "Hillwood"
Take a journey back in time with a historic slide presentation about famed Post Cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post’s Long Island estate Hillwood. Historian Kenneth G. Mensing uses Post family private photos to reveal a glimpse into this magnificent former estate and the pioneering businesswoman who called it home. Admission $10.00 members $5.00 Refreshments will be served.
 

Wednesday, January 31st - 7 pm
The Beginnings of Glen Cove:

Col. Lewis Morris
Historian Dr. Millie DeRiggi will tell the tale of one of Musketa Cove’s first settlers, Colonel Lewis Morris.  Morris-owned lands were used as boundaries on the Andros Patent yet little is known about this Barbados native.  Come discover this fascinating part of Glen Cove history surrounded by objects commemorating the 350th anniversary of the Glen Cove community.  
Admission $10.00 (Members $5.00)
Refreshments will be served

Our current exhibit:

THE STORY OF GLEN COVE IN 350 OBJECTS

 

 

 

New art in Downtown

The Glen Cove Downtown BID is super excited about the art that is falling in Glen Cove from the skies. It is said that an anonymous donor has donated these wonderful pieces of art. We first noticed them in front of the library, and then in a walkway, but they are said to be all over Glen Cove now. Can you find them all?