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

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
Secretary
OGArchitects A.I.A.
126 Glen Street
Glen Cove, NY 11542
516-609-ARCH
Francine Ferrante Koehler
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
Justin Madden
AvalonBay Communities
1100 Avalon Square
Glen Cove, NY 11542
(516) 759-3600
Mary Jirsa
Executive Assistant
Glen Cove Downtown
Business Improvement District
mary@glencovedowntown.org
Sal Lombardi
City Controller
City Hall, 9 Glen St
Glen Cove, NY 11542
(516) 676-2789
Mary Cooper
Resident
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
(516)676-1625
Ari Mendrinos/Karen Ramos
Starbucks
5 School St.
Glen Cove, NY 11542
(516)759-5898
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
Treasurer
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
Marketing
Jeanine DiMenna
Todd Borom

 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
 
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 FEATURED IN LOCAL MEDIA

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:


http://lipulse.com/2015/06/30/music-fills-downtown-glen-cove-this-summer/

And 25A Magazine:

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


 

 
Downtown Sounds Featured on News 12

DOWNTOWN SOUNDS ON "NEIGHBORHOOD JOURNAL"

Neighborhood Journal is a unique news program produced by Optimum Community that highlights the exciting things happening in our local communities.

On July 10th,Neighborhood Journal covered the Downtown Sounds series and that night's appearance of The Glimmer Twins in a segment:
Click here to view the video.

 
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.

 

Read more...
 

Upcoming Events

SUMMARY OF LIASB EVENTS FOR SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER 2015 
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 7:30AM-10AM Adelphi University Conference Center, 55 Kennedy Drive, Hauppauge, LIASB Autumn Roundtable Event
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 From 6:00 to 8:00PM The New Entrepreneur Group Meeting by Invitation Only. If you qualify and wish to attend, go to http://liasb.com/membership/young-entrepreneurs-group/ to learn more and for contact information. Murray Kleiner  Tel: 516-822-1381   
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 7:30AM -10AM Adelphi University Conference Center, 55 Kennedy Drive, Hauppauge. LIASB Branding for Small Business
Guerrilla Marketing that works!  
Presented by Ken Greenberg, Founder of Austin & Williams, the leading advertising and Marketing consultancy headquartered on Long Island
 
Register at http://liasb.com/events
 
LIASB'S FALL ROUNDTABLE
September 9, 2015 7:30 AM-10:00 AM
Adelphi University 55 Kennedy Drive Hauppauge, NY 11788
Seating is limited; register at http://liasb.com/events
Members always free;non-members $25 online, $30 on site

September 16th: Monthly Meeting of the New Entrepreneurs Group
Go to liasb.com/membership/young-entrepreneurs-group
for qualifying details and contact information

 

MY FATHER'S PLACE PRODUCTIONS- UPCOMING CONCERTS Fall 2015

PURCHASE TICKETS AT: www.myfathersplace.com

TUES. Sept. 15, 2015     Page One Restaurant - 90 School St, Glen Cove, NY - 516 676-2800

MIKE PETERS of the Alarm/Big Country
*SHOW HAS BEEN
MOVED TO
PAGE ONE GLEN COVE,
FROM
MIRELLE'S WESTBURY
Opening - the Serial Poets

TICKETS $40   
Mike Peters is known primarily as frontman of the internationally acclaimed Welsh band The Alarm. Mike is also an inspirational solo acoustic performer and (as a two times cancer survivor), founder of what is now regarded as the world’s leading rock and roll cancer charity ‘Love Hope Strength Foundation’. Mike Peters has played an acoustic guitar all his musical life and and the sound of the instrument has been at the core of all his work from the very BEGINNINGS of The Alarm to the present day.

Formed in 1994 by Steven J. Messina, SERIAL POETS have spent the past decade flying the flag of original heavy music with an emotional edge. With deep roots in classic New York hardcore, old school heavy metal and early 90′s Grunge, SERIAL POETS continue to wage war on an island infested by cover bands.
 

      SUN. Oct. 4, 2015  The Note Lounge at Page One Restaurant - 90 School St, Glen Cove, NY - 516 676-2800
JIM DAWSON - ROY BOOK BINDER
Tickets $35
Please print out your email receipt and bring it with you to the show
Jim Dawson is truly a "Friend of My Father's Place" who has performed for us over the years right from the begining of the original club. Today, Jim is performing regularly in the NYC area. He just finished a new CD called "Little Off the Road Motel". He is one of those rare songwriters that can successfully interpret our feelings as we continue to grow and grow older. His new songs are wonderful with the usual great melodies and perceptive lyrics.


      FRI. Oct. 16, 2015  The Note Lounge at Page One Restaurant - 90 School St, Glen Cove, NY - 516 676-2800
LAURA NYRO birthday tribute - back by demand;
Christine and Elliot Spero play Laura in a super concert ..    CHRISTINE SPERO GROUP PERFORMS MUSIC OF LAURA NYRO TICKETS $35
“Laura’s music is in fine hands with Christine Spero who is a terrific musician. She can play and sing Laura’s songs like few others. She knows this music inside out, and rises to the challenge on each song singing with expressiveness and power. At times her voice sounds like she could be Laura’s twin sister! It's such challenging music to sing, and she does it so beautifully. I don't think I've ever heard anyone who's voice naturally sounds as much like Laura's as Christine's does (although it is certainly distinguished in it's own way). I also thoroughly enjoyed Christine's original song, "Laura and John". The arrangements are true to Laura’s originals but with some sweet creative touches as well. The band members are all pros and Christine can really play that piano! Laura’s fans should really enjoy this recording. Christine is a very talented woman, and I'm so glad she did such a beautiful job with my sister's music." Jan Nigro - Brother of Laura Nyro -
See more HERE
 

 

SBDC Fall Workshops

Fall 2015 Workshops
The Stony Brook Small Business Development Center  
is hosting workshops this coming Fall.

The Global Market Place
Thursday, September 10th
9:00am-12:00pm
Location: Stony Brook Incubator at Calverton
Preparing to export a food product: Discover how exporting can help you grow your business. Learn about the many government resources that are available to
assist you.
 Register for this event here.
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How to Write a Blog
Thursday, September 17th
9:00am-11:00am
Location: Stony Brook SBDC
How blogging can help you attract (and keep) customers; a step-by-step guide to creating your own blog, blog terminology. Speaker: Sue Allen Clayton- Author of "What The Heck Do I Blog About?"
 Register for this event here.
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Selling to the Government, 8(a), HUBZone and WOSB Certification
Thursday, October 29th
9:30am-1:00pm
Location: Stony Brook SBDC
You could be leaving Thousands or even Millions of $$$ on the Federal Government Procurement Table. The Federal Government purchases more than $500 Billion in goods and services on an annual basis. The above programs are all geared toward assisting socially and economically disadvantaged businesses, as well as small businesses located in historically underutilized business zones and women owned small businesses.
Register for this event at 212-264-4322 or  ana.hernandez@sba.gov
 Download a PDF flyer here.
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All events are free of charge.                           

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested two weeks in advance.  Please call 631-632-9837.