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
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

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

City Views Newsletter Spring 2017

CITY VIEWS SPRING/SUMMER 2017

The City Views is an important publication that is mailed to all of Glen Cove's residents on a quarterly basis.  It includes important updates, contact information and The City's jam-packed calendar- available here.

 
Musketa Cove Wins Best of LI 2017 Vote

From the Bethpage FCU Best of Long Island website:

2017: Long Islanders Voted Musketa Cove Bait and Tackle Shop Best Fishing Supply on Long Island
Musketa Cove Bait and Tackle Shop
17 Bridge St., Glen Cove. 516-200-9571.
If there’s one thing that can be said about Long Islanders, it’s that they truly appreciate the waters surrounding the region and the sea creatures calling the bays and canals home. Long Island boaters are a proud bunch, and that’s why when they hit the open seas, they make a habit of visiting Musketa Cove Bait and Tackle Shop. This Glen Cove shop is stocked with all the necessary tools and supplies to make a local fisherman well equipped for their next big trip out. What’s more, its knowledgeable staff is dedicated to providing a shopping experience that’ll make patrons proud to say, “I shop at Musketa Cove!”

 

 
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

City of Glen Cove
Senior Recognition Day 2017

 


Saturday, June 10, 2017 – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 Morgan Memorial Park
(Rain location – Glen Cove Senior Center, 130 Glen Street)

   Shirley Pinckney
Bob Howard Community Leadership Award
Phyllis O.  Burnett  Lifetime Achievement  Award         Diane Romano, Chris Gunn, Pat Master, John Progalaski,
Gertie Leake, Valerie Jackson, Ivonne Dorton, Maria Pinedo
     Senior Volunteers of the Year     

Mark your calendar to recognize Glen Cove’s Senior Community by joining us at this very special free community event!  Glen Cove will celebrate its centenarians (area residents who are 100 years old and older) and all of our community’s seniors and offer entertainment, shopping & more!
Music & Entertainment            Shopping & Giveaways
          Free Refreshments & Goodies  Photo Booth & Raffle
All event proceeds will benefit Glen Cove SAGE Foundation (Senior Activity Generational Endowment) which is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to enhancing services and programs for the senior community.  For more information, call the Glen Cove Senior Center at (516) 759-9610

 

LA FAMIGLIA 25TH ANNIVERSARY

 

ARTISAN'S FESTIVAL JOINS DOWNTOWN SOUNDS

We invite you to apply to participate in our annual Glen Cove Downtown Sounds Concert and Festival. 

Every Friday evening in the heart of Glen Cove’s Downtown, The Glen Cove Downtown BID and  The City of Glen Cove present a concert of various artists.  This community event often attracts more than 1000 people per concert (Please view our schedule of performers at the Downtown Sounds menu tab.)

Certainly, this setting is the perfect opportunity to market and merchandise your artisan specialty.  The fee to participate in such a spectacular event is $ 75.00 per table per concert.  All tables, chairs, tents, lighting and any necessary supplies must be provided by vendor.  We also request each vendor to hold liability insurance (we are happy to refer you to a carrier if needed). Streets will be closed therefore there will be strict set up and dismantling times to be announced closer to the event. 

Application must be submitted by June 7, 2017 . Please complete the form provided below  and submit  to info@glencovedowntown.org. or mail to : The Glen Cove Downtown BID 30A Glen Street , Suite 200 , Glen Cove, New York 11542