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

Elena Villafane
President
Polin Prisco Villafane      
1 School St., Ste. 206
Glen Cove NY, 11542
(516)-671-5300
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
Jeanine DiMenna
The View Grill
111 Lattingtown Rd.
Glen Cove, NY 11542
(516) 200-9603
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
 

 Glen Cove Downtown B.I.D. Committees

Special Events
Jeanine DiMenna
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

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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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

SPRING 2015

Accent on the Home 10 Glen St. 674-0726

10% off all Belleek Irish China through March 31st

Henry’s Confectionery 8 Glen St.  671-3222
Easter Candy is here! Homemade Chocolate Bunnies, Eggs, Novelties, and More!
Enter to win a 3’ Chocolate Bunny, drawing on April 2nd

La Bussola 40 School St. Glen Cove
Easter Sunday Brunch-Seatings begin at 11 AM
3 course Prix Fixe Menu Includes Coffee or Tea
½ price Mimosas and Bloody Marys
24.95 Adults (Plus tax and gratuity), children's menu available
Reservations required: 516-671-2100

The Metropolitan 3 Pratt Blvd. 671-4444
Thursday, April 2nd, 7:30 PM
$75 per person
Vita Thorne and the Red Hot Band
Featuring Live Music, Burlesque and Special Musical Guest, Crooner Frankie Sands! Come enjoy an intoxicating evening of sizzling Jazz and daring burlesque at New York’s most decadent night out. A Burlesque Soirée will sweep you back to a glamorous bygone era complete with live band, feathery showgirls and dazzling burlesque.
Includes passed hors d’oeuvres, Dinner Buffet and Open Bar

See our flyer below.

ClayNation Studio 31 Village Square 671-8788

Spring Break One-Day Mini Camps $29.99 Ages 6 & up. Drop off, 10 AM- 2PM. Includes project of the day, snack and drink. April 2nd ‘Spongebob’ Canvas Painting, 3rd  “BFFs’ Scrapbooking, 6th ‘I love Mom’ Paint Your Own Pottery, 7th ‘Flower Power’ Mosaic, 8th ‘Ladybug Leaf’ Clay Hand building, 9th ‘Hey Cupcake’ Canvas Painting, 10th ‘Spring Chick’ Glass Fusing.

And Don’t Forget: Wine and Design, A night out with friends making art and relaxing! Ages 21+ please BYO wine and snacks 3/26 'Coral Bowl’ Glass Fusing, 4/25 ‘Sips and Stems’ Glass Painting.

Paint and Sip: Every Tuesday Night from 6-10 PM, $6 Studio fee, reservations recommended for parties of 5 or more. Adults only, please BYO beverage and snacks. 

 

North Shore Historical Museum

AMERICA CIVIL WAR EXHIBIT

Friday, April 17th, 7 pm - An Exhibit Opening Reception will be hosted at the Museum, 140 Glen St.,
In recognition of the 150th Anniversary of the ending of the American CIvil War with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox Courthouse in April 1865, this exhibit will focus on the everyday life of the ordinary soldier during the Civil War.

Preview the exhibit at this opening reception with refreshments being served.
General Public $30 - $25 for Museum Members

RSVP to Director@NorthShoreHistoricalMuseum.org ; phone 516 801 1191.

 

Circle of Friends
Life Enhancement Program Presents
An Evening In Paris

Tuesday, April 7th at 6:30 PM

Programs presented this evening at the
Glen Cove Senior Center, 130 Glen Street:
A French Inspired Dinner & Dancing
A French Film & Conversation
A French Cooking Class

This is the first meeting of our new evening program. We will meet on the first Tuesday of each month.  The very nominal fees will be posted in the lobby so you can select which program you wish to attend that evening.  We look forward to having anyone 50 or older share in our new adventure.  Seating limited.  For additional information or to sign up call: 759-9610