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
 

 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


 

 
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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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.

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Upcoming Events

Learn About Local Birds at The Regency June 8-2:30 PM

 

IT'S ALMOST HERE- BETHPAGE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION GLEN COVE DOWNTOWN SOUNDS 2016!

Get ready for the 19th summer of Downtown Sounds! The Glen Cove Downtown BID brings great talent to Viilage Square every Friday in July and August. Start time, 7:30 PM. For full details, visit the 'Downtown Sounds' section of the menu on the left.

July 1st    The Patriot Brass Ensemble
July 8th    The Sidemen featuring The Legendary Uptown Horns
July 15th   Desert Highway
July 22nd   The Stanton Anderson Band
July 29th    'Rock the Cove'- A Local Showcase
August 5th   Marvin Floyd & Friends
August 12th  Richie Cannata with The Lords of 52nd St.
August 19th  Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra
August 26th  Soul Sound Revue

 

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT 2016 SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES

National Night Out 2016 -  Tuesday, August 2nd

Bridge St.

Join the Glen Cove Police Dept., Volunteer Fire Dept., Volunteer EMS and other agencies in celebrating Glen Cove's TENTH Annual National Night Out Against Crime, between 6:00-9:00 PM!

Vendor table space and sponsor opportunity applications are attached below.