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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

"Lights on Afterschool" Open House at the Glen Cove Boys and Girls Club

Thursday October 23, 2014 5:00-6:30 PM

Family fun activities-Raffles-Food

113 Glen Cove Ave. Glen Cove, NY 11542 (516)-671-8030 xt 101 www.glencovebgc.org

SAT Prep Courses Offered: 18 hrs.of instruction- 6 classes, 3 hours,4 full length practice exams. Course materials and online resources. $100, plus a $25.00 club membeship fee. $50 rebate after attending 9-10 SAT sessions, and 3 'Money Matters Program' sessions.

 

 

DOWNTOWN HALLOWEEN PARADE

 

Saturday, October 25th
Meet at School and Highland Sts. (Staples Center parking lot)
Parade kickoff is 1 PM.
After the parade, participants may trick-or-treat at downtown merchants displaying the BID poster. After the parade, in Village Square: 
The Maniac Pumpkin Carvers will be appearing.
The Fun Bus will be in Village Square.
There will be a Costume Contest, a Pie Eating Contest and a Pie Bake Off.

Registration is required; forms are available below, or by contacting the Downtown BID offices.
The parade is intended for ages 12 and under, costumes are encouraged, (adults can dress up, too).
The Regency at Glen Cove, 94 School St., is sponsoring a ‘Spooky Story Hour’ starting at 12 Noon.

 

 

HOWL'OWEEN PET PARADE OCTOBER 26TH

The City of Glen Cove Parks & Recreation Department, in partnership with PETCO of Glen Cove and Scoopy Doo Dog & Geese Waste Removal, is pleased to invite pets and their human companions to the 4th annual Spooktacular Howl’oween Pet Parade on Sunday, Oct. 26 at noon in downtown Glen Cove.

Pets of all species, shapes and sizes are welcome; costumes are optional! The undertaking will begin at Pulaski and Glen Streets with the final resting place in Village Square. All participants will be judged and eligible for awards in six categories which include “Best Pet/Owner Costume,” “Smallest Pet,” “Largest Pet,” and more.

Pets are urged to bring their human companions to the rear entrance of Glen Cove City Hall starting at 11:00 a.m. to register. Participants can also register in advance by downloading a registration form at www.glencove-li.us. There will be goodie bags and participation prizes for all. Vendors will be on hand with giveaways and items for sale. Refreshments will also be available. Dog owners will have an opportunity to register their four-legged friends for New York State licenses during the event as well.

For further information, or to participate as a vendor, please call the City of Glen Cove Parks & Recreation Dept. at 676-3766 during business hours.