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 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.

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
Barbara Peebles
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

Mary Jirsa
Executive Assistant
Glen Cove Downtown
Business Improvement District
mary@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

 

Frank Haftel   RXR Realty             625 Uniondale Ave.                     Uniondale, NY 11556

(516) 506-6761

 

  Brian Mercadante
Accent on the Home
10 Glen St
Glen Cove, NY 11542
(516) 674-0726

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
Marketing
 

 Mayor

Reginald Spinello
Mayor
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 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. 

 
Glen Cove Downtown BID

BEAUTIFIES DOWNTOWN WITH FLOWER BASKETS
 

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.

 

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Upcoming Events

Annual Glen Cove BID Tree Lighting and Festival Saturday November 25th

The Glen Cove Downtown BID kicks off the Holiday season with their annual Tree Lighting and Festival. Festivities will began at 1:30pm when Santa arrives by  horse and carriage. Horse and carriage rides will be given around Downtown Glen Cove for all to enjoy from 1:30-3:45pm . Santa will then sit to hear everyone's long Christmas list and take free photos, one per family. Plenty of Hot Cocoa and Coffee will be provided to warm you up while everyone will satisfy their sweet tooth with a candy cane. Stay to listen to the Holiday sounds of the Glen Cove High School Jazz Band, directed by Britney Frank Rifkind, followed by the Christmas Carols of recording artist Frank Rendo. Reverend Shawn Williams of St. Paul's Episcopal Church will give a brief invocation before Santa returns from his break on the Glen Cove Volunteer Fire Department truck. Ceremonial candles will be given out as our Mayor Spinello speaks and the lights of Glen Cove's Grand Christmas tree go on to start the Glen Cove Holiday spirit.
All festivities are free of charge, thanks to the generosity of our sponsors: American Paving and Masonry, Cabo Landscaping, Gill Associates Photography, Henry's Confectionery, Mathnasium of Glen Cove, and Starbucks.

 

Robert Armetta at Hersh Fine Art Opening Reception

Just in time for holiday gift-giving...
Robert Armetta's new show, About Looking: Recent Paintings, is coming soon to our gallery, Hersh Fine Art!  These small gems make perfect holiday gifts!

Opening reception is Saturday, December 2, 6-8pm.
Hersh Fine Art 14A Glen St., Glen Cove 11542
info@liafa.com

 

'Behind the Chalkboard" at the North Shore Historical Museum

Thursday, November 16th 7PM

Join us for a moderated panel discussion by former students and faculty who recount their experiences at Gold Coast schools housed in North Shore mansions. Representatives from Grace Downs Airline School, North Shore Day School, Webb Institute, the Fiedel School for the Creative Arts, and Killibeg will share their memories (and memorabilia) of classrooms with plastered ceilings, paneled rooms, dumbwaiters, and fireplaces. A special invitation to anyone who taught or was a student in one of the “mansion schools,” who would like to share reminiscences after the panel discussion.
Admission $10 / NSHM Members & Students $5

140 Glen St., Glen Cove (516) 801-1191