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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

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

Gala and Special Viewing: 'North by Northwest' at the North Shore Historical Museum

Join us for a special event to benefit the North Shore Historical Museum
     Assemblyman Charles Lavine, in conjunction with the  Glen Cove Chamber of Commerce     and the Glen Cove Business Improvement District, invites the community to a showing of
                         Alfred Hitchcock's NORTH BY NORTHWEST
                starring Cary Grant,  Eva Marie Saint  &  James Mason  
                             Saturday, September 13, 2014
               North Shore Historical Museum 140 Glen Street, Glen Cove, NY
   Cocktails at 7 pm  ~  Movie at 8 pm   Admission:  $30.00  ~  Museum Members:  $25.00    Seating is limited.  For information or to reserve a seat, call 516-801-1191 or email                        Director@NorthShoreHistoricalMuseum.org

 

DOWNTOWN SOUNDS 2014
join the fun!
Photos: Tony Gallego, Gill Associates Photography

 

August Movies at the Glen Cove Library, 4 Glen Cove Avenue:

Contact:  Amy Mondello (516) 676-2130
JOIN US FOR A MOVIE AT THE GLEN COVE LIBRARY
Her
126 min. R (2013)
Tuesday, August 12, 6pm
Joaquin Phoenix stars in Spike Jonze's emotional sci-fi drama about a lonely writer who falls in love with his computer's highly advanced operating system.  He develops an unlikely relationship with his newly purchased computer designed to meet his every need. Also starring Amy Adams and Scarlett Johansson.

The Monuments Men
112 min. (PG) 2014
Saturday, August 23, 10am
Cowriter and director George Clooney adapts author Robert M. Edsel's book, The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History, to tell the incredible true story of the seven art historians and museum curators who went behind enemy lines during World War II on a mission to recover some of the world's greatest works of art from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners.  Starring George Clooney, Matt Damon and Bill Murray