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


Thursday, December 3rd, 12:00 Noon
Location: La Bussola Ristorante, 40 School St., Glen Cove, NY 11542

The Downtown BID Board of Directors meets monthly to discuss projects, programs and issues concerning the downtown business district of Glen Cove. The public is welcome to attend; however, a reservation is necessary. Lunch will be available at own expense. RSVP by November 30th to Mary at (516)-759-6970 or mary@glencovedowntown.org.

For further information, please contact the Downtown BID at (516)-759-6970, info@glencovedowntown.org, or visit our website at www.glencovedowntown.org.


Winter Festival and Tree Lighting
Saturday, November 28th                                    
Glen Cove Village Square

Join the Glen Cove Downtown BID and the City of Glen Cove as we celebrate the start of the holiday season and the 100th anniversary of a Christmas Tree in downtown!

1:30 PM    Horse & Carriage Rides Begin
        Photos with Santa (free photos, one per family while supplies last)  
3:45 PM    Last carriage ride loads
Glen Cove High School Jazz Band; Brittney Frank Rifkind, director
4:30 PM  Candlelight Ceremony, the Honorable
Reginald Spinello presiding, Reverend Betsy Simpson, First Presbyterian Church of Glen Cove
5:00 PM    Santa arrives by Fire Truck courtesy of Glen Cove Volunteer Fire Dept.: Tree Lighting

Sponsored by: North Shore-LIJ Glen Cove Hospital • Nassau Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton • Henry’s Confectionery and Luncheonette • Starbucks • Joseph M. Basile Electric Service
For more information, go to www.glencovedowntown.org
Like us at: facebook.com/glencovedowntownBID



Page One Restaurant 90 School St. (516) 674-2800
Thanksgiving Dinner, Nov. 26: Seating begins at 12 Noon and continues until 7:00PM. Price Fixed $35.95; Children’s Menu available $15.95 Soup, choice of Salad; Choice of Entrée: Nine available including traditional Roast Turkey, Shell Steak, Salmon, Vegetarian Penne, and More…Choice of four Desserts, Coffee or Tea

La Bussola Ristorante 40 School St 671-2100 Why cook this Thanksgiving? Prix Fixe Menu Adults $49, Children 12 and Under $22

Hersh Fine Art 14A Glen St. (516)590-4324
We are proud to announce our 3rd annual Holiday Benefit Exhibition "Wrap It Up!" for the GLEN COVE ARTS COUNCIL Scholarship Fund!
When: "Wrap It Up!" will take place in LIAFA's gallery, Hersh Fine Art, on Saturday, December 5th, from 6-8pm. Submission Requirements: We welcome submissions from students, faculty, and local artists.  Please email jpegs of your work (up to four) along with title, medium, size, and year completed to steve@liafa.com by November 25. Works submitted must be 16x20'' or smaller, be for sale, and be ready to hang.  Guest juror Richard Weinstein will curate the show. Additional Details: Please refer to our website homepage www.liafa.com to view information about GCAC, price-points, and more!

Minuteman Press 63 1/2 Glen St 676-7718 Order cards online at:mmpgc.holidaycardwebsite.com and receive a 20% discount through December 4th