Annual Reports

Download 2011 Annual BID Report

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT 2011

Today’s economy has not left Glen Cove untouched. However, signs of life are obvious in downtown Glen Cove. New businesses have opened, our downtown events have taken off with incredible energy, and the downtown looked better than ever this past year.

This effect is the result of the countless hours of time donated by the Glen Cove Downtown Business Improvement District Board of Directors, our members and volunteers. Guiding them all is the Downtown B.I.D. staff: our Executive Director, Francine Koehler, and our Executive Assistant Mary Jirsa.

The B.I.D. has continues to serve as an advocate for the business and property owners and residents of downtown Glen Cove. Regular meetings with the Mayor and attendance at City Council, Planning Board and other agency meetings as necessary have resulted in many issues being addressed and resolved.

Several beautification projects took ugly, overlooked areas and landscaped them back into attractive spots. New holiday lighting increased the brightness of downtown during the dark days of winter. The nicer we make downtown look and feel, the more people will want to be here, and to return. Bringing people downtown is key to attracting desirable new businesses and retaining existing business.

Supporting our downtown community through events that make Glen Cove the place to be also makes Glen Cove stand out on the map. Downtown Sounds on Friday nights in the summer has people thronging the streets. Cruise Night has grown exponentially, bringing people downtown on Thursday nights, normally an off night. Several big, new shows and festivals have also helped to make a name for Glen Cove and its downtown.

To close, I would like to thank our many past and present Board Members for their donated countless hours of service. Our members and our volunteers are the backbone of our programs; they get special thanks for their extraordinary efforts. And finally, the assistance provided by the City of Glen Cove and our other partners and sponsors has made our efforts to date a success. On behalf of our grateful downtown community, please accept my thanks.

Alvin Batista, President


Glen Cove Downtown District Management Association, Inc

Officers

Alvin Batista, President
Michael Puntillo, Vice- President
Leonard Gleicher, Treasurer
Jennifer Rehm, Secretary
Charles E. Parisi, Esq.,
Past President

Directors

Maureen Basdavanos
Nicholas DiLeo
Sal Lombardi
Jeanine DiMenna
Brian Mercadante
Mary Cooper
James O'Grady
Andrew Piliero
Terry Sciubba
Roberta Cerasi

Staff

Francine Ferrante Koehler,
Executive Director

 

Mary Jirsa,
Executive Assistant


Cover Photo: Deutsch Photographics

 

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


 

 
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

DOWNTOWN SOUNDS 2015

Click the DOWNTOWN SOUNDS menu button to the left for full details! Download our program below!

 

The North Shore Historical Museum presents

Movie Nights, sponsored by the Pistilli Metro Center, continues with...

James Cagney in Yankee Doodle Dandy - Friday, July 10th at 7 pm

Celebrating our Independence Day with the story of George M. Cohan, admission for the movie is $15 - $10 for Museum Members.

Friday, September 25th - Robert Redford is The Great Gatsby

Footsteps of a Forgotten Soldier  

Presentation by authors Denice Evans-Sheppard and Frank Carl. 

Sat., 25 July at 7 pm

A young African-American by the name of David Carll from the small village of Oyster Bay embarked on a journey over a 150 years ago to help preserve the Union and end slavery by enlisting and fighting in the Civil War. His journey, life and times will be told in a powerful story by his great great grandchildren Frank Carl and Denice Evans-Sheppard.

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The Toffeys and The Wordens: A Family Goes To War 1861-1865

Bill Finlayson discusses the experiences of four of his family members in the American Civil War, including: a secret mission to save Fort Pickens, becoming the very first Union prisoner of war, the Battle of the Monitor and the Merrimack, the battles of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Chattanooga, the Assassination of President Lincoln, and being awarded the Medal of Honor.

Wed., 5 August at 7 pm

Admission for each event $10 General Public
Museum Members $5

RSVP if planning to attend: or email:
Director@NorthShoreHistoricalMuseum.org

 

 

LUNCHTIME FOOD AND FUN FOR KIDS!
 
Hey, kids!  When school is out this summer, look for food and fun at the Glen Cove Public Library.  The Library and Glen Cove AHRC are partnering to encourage children to continue eating healthy throughout the summer months.  
 
Beginning Monday, July 6th and continuing through Wednesday August 19th, join us in the Library’s Community Room between noon and 1pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays for a nutritious lunch.  You’ll also enjoy making crafts, watching movies and listening to some great books.
 
 
This program is sponsored by the State Education Department and Island Harvest.