In recognition for its contributions to both the international art world and the local community in Queens, received many awards. In 2007, Socrates was honored by the Long Island City Business Development Corporation for the Park's contribution to the economic growth of Long Island City, and was recognized for its exemplary community service, with a New York State Assembly Citation presented by Assemblywoman Catherine T. Nolan. Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently acknowledged Socrates' importance to the city's cultural life, with a 2006 Proclamation on the occasion of the Park's 20th Anniversary. Member of Congress Carolyn B. Maloney also recognized this milestone with a Congressional Record recognizing Socrates' enormous contributions to the cultural and civic life of our nation. In 2004, the New York City Department of Small Business Services presented Socrates with a Neighborhood Development Award for Outstanding Achievement in Community Development. In 2003, Socrates was selected to receive the "Downstate Organization Award for Advancing Cultural Development in New York State" by the Alliance of New York State Arts Organizations. In 2000, the Park was awarded both the New York State Governor's Arts Award and a Special Citation from the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter. In 1998 the Park received a National Recognition Award from the America the Beautiful Fund and in 1995 it was named a "Great American Place", selected as one of 63 specially recognized sites from around the country that are exemplary models of our built environment.