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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

 

Great American Clean-Up
RESCHEDULED TO SATURDAY, MAY 30th
Meet in the parking lot by 69 Glen St

To maintain the natural beauty of Glen Cove, the City’s Beautification Commission will host its’ annual Great American Cleanup Day on Saturday, May 30 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.  Interested residents and community groups are asked to meet at the parking lot adjacent to 69 Glen Street at 9 a.m. and contact the Glen Cove Parks & Recreation Department and Beautification Commission at adoptaspot@cityofglencoveny.org to volunteer your time. “It’s spring cleaning time in Glen Cove and we welcome the support of our city’s Beautification Commission and volunteers to  help keep Glen Cove green and clean,” said Mayor Reggie Spinello.  

The Great American Cleanup is the country’s largest community improvement program that kicks off in more than 20,000 communities each spring.  This national program engages 2 million volunteers who take action in their communities to create positive change and a lasting impact. .

 

Glen Cove Public Library  676-2130  4 Glen Cove Ave.

Join us for a Movie:
PRESENTED BY MEL HABER
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 2PM
Giacomo Puccini is widely regarded as one of the greatest composers of Italian opera.  His dramatic operas were based on stories of ordinary people such as young lovers living in bohemian Paris, or a U.S. Navy officer stationed in Japan.  They are all very dramatic and contain extremely beautiful music.  

FREE CAR SEAT SAFETY CHECK AT THE GLEN COVE PUBLIC LIBRARY
MADE POSSIBLE BY LEGISLATOR DELIA DERIGGI-WHITTON
& THE NASSAU COUNTY TRAFFIC SAFETY BUREAU
TUESDAY JUNE 9, 9:30AM – 12:30PM
 
Are you using your child’s car seat correctly?  Stop by the Glen Cove Public Library to have your car seat checked for safety and proper installation. Certified technicians will be on hand to answer questions and to ensure your seat is correctly installed.  This fifteen-minute inspection could save your child’s life.  Inspections will be held in the Library’s back parking lot.  To schedule and appointment or for additional information, please contact Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton’s office at (516) 571-6211.

Join us for A Movie:

Selma 127 min. (PG-13) 2014 Tuesday, June 23, 6pm

The film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement. Director DuVernay's Selma tells the real story of how the revered leader and visionary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his brothers and sisters in the movement prompted change that forever altered history

Selma

127 min. (PG-13) 2014

Tuesday, June 23, 6pm

The film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement. Director DuVernay's Selma tells the real story of how the revered leader and visionary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his brothers and sisters in the movement prompted change that forever altered history

 

 

 

 



GLEN COVE LIBRARY’S BOOK DISCUSSION WITH A TWIST: GET ‘LIT’ AT SUNSET
AN ITALIAN WIFE, BY ANN HOOD
THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 6PM AT PRYIBIL BEACH
PRESENTED BY MARISSA LEE DAMIANO & AMY MONDELLO
Bring your book, beach chair and snacks and join us for our second annual book discussion at Pryibil Beach!  We’ll be discussing Ann Hood’s poignant novel, An Italian Wife.  
Italian immigrant Josephine Rimaldi’s joys, sorrows and passions span more than seven decades as she watches her six children grow up, all while secretly searching for her seventh - the product of a love affair who was given up for adoption.  From turn of the century Italy to the psychedelic 1970s in America, author Ann Hood illuminates important truths about the ways in which our families, our ancestry and the era in which we are born shape who we become.  We hope you’ll join us for what is sure to be a lively discussion.   Please ask for your copy at the Reference desk.
 

AARP SMART DRIVER COURSE
AT THE GLEN COVE LIBRARY
FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 9AM—5PM
The AARP Smart Driver Course reduces driving record points and insurance costs.  Registration is in person at the Glen Cove Library’s Reference desk and begins Tuesday, May 12 for Glen Cove residents and Tuesday, May 19 for all others, space permitting.  The cost is $20 for AARP members and $25 for non-members (payable by check or money only).  Please make check or money order payable to: AARP and be sure to bring your AARP membership card with you to get the member rate for participation in this course.