The New York Conference of Mayors and Municipal Officials, (NYCOM), has awarded Glen Cove's downtown revitalization project first place in the statewide "Main Street" competition. According to Edward C. Farrell, NYCOM executive director, "Glen Cove is a model for public-private partnership for other villages and cities throughout New York State. Under Mayor Suozzi's leadership they have turned their downtown around and people are taking notice. Over 50 communities were part of this year's competition and Glen Cove was clearly the best. We commend the mayor and citizens of Glen Cove for their efforts and look forward to their continued success in the downtown."
Mayor Thomas Suozzi said the city is honored to receive NYCOM's Main Street Award. "Over the past five years our downtown is surging back. Our downtown is working because we are working. Glen Cove has great demographics, plenty of parking, the lowest crime rate on Long Island for a community with over 20,000 residents and City Hall will help you any way we can," said Mayor Suozzi.
In the last five years, downtown Glen Cove, the city's historic shopping district, has benefited from over $72 million in private investment and ribbon cutting ceremonies for over a dozen businesses.