The Downtown B.I.D. decorates for fall

With the arrival of autumn, the streets of downtown Glen Cove have been transformed and are lined with scarecrows, hay bales, flowers and other seasonal decorations. The scarecrows were purchased by the Glen Cove Downtown Business Improvement District (B.I.D.) and installed by Ralph Comitino and his team from Glen Cove’s Department of Works.

“Although the Glen Cove Downtown B.I.D. purchases the decorations that line the downtown streets,” Patricia Holman, executive director of the Downtown B.I.D. said, “having these warm and welcoming decorations would not be possible without the help of the Department of Public Works.”

Downtown businesses are also able to purchase fall flowers and ornamentals at wholesale prices, thanks to a program created by the Downtown B.I.D. several years ago. This year, Holman said, more than 300 fall flowers and ornamentals were purchased by downtown businesses, delivered by WPW Growers and distributed to the businesses by volunteers Ava Solange and Kate Houghton.

“Our members are able to decorate their storefronts for the fall season,” Holman said. “You might notice them in front of businesses such as The Regency Assisted Living, La Bussola and Glen Cove Fitness.”

The Downtown B.I.D. also purchased more than 1,000 mums and cabbages, which were planted throughout the downtown area by the B.I.D.’s landscaper, Testa Landscaping.

Since the Downtown B.I.D. was created in 1997, it has given high need to ventures that outwardly enhance the area. These incorporate the maintenance of over 20 landscapes, walkway upkeep, establishment of flowers and seasonal adornments, light pole banners, litter removal and Christmas ornaments, along with many other activities that are carried out to keep the downtown area looking clean and feeling safe.

For further information, please contact the Glen Cove Downtown Business Improvement District at 516.759.6970 or