DIAMOND DISTRICT JOINS
AMERICAN RED CROSS OF GREATER
NEW YORK TO HONOR CITY'S HEROES
Presents 2011 Honorees with Commemorative Pins for
Their Service to New York
New York, NY-June 10, 2011...The 47th Street
Business Improvement District, also known as New York City's
Diamond District, paid tribute to the American Red Cross of
Greater New York's honorees at its 2011 ball last night at
the Plaza Hotel in New York.
Commissioners Sal Cassano of the Fire Department of New York
and Joseph Bruno of the Office of Emergency Management were
presented with commemorative pins in honor of the ten year
anniversary of 9/11 and their service to the City of New
York. Commissioner Ray Kelly of the New York City Fire
Department was unable to personally attend the event, but
was also one of the evening's honorees. Also presented with
pins were honorees Ira Millstein of Weil, Gotshal & Manges
LLP and Thomas Glocer of Thomson Reuters.
"New York City's public safety departments are the finest
in the world," said Michael Grumet, Executive Director of
the 47th Street Business Improvement District.
"Every day they demonstrate their incredible sacrifice and
commitment to the safety of our people and businesses. And
as the world's largest shopping district for fine jewelry,
we thought it fitting to honor their service and we join
with the American Red Cross of Greater New York in paying
tribute to its 2011 honorees."
The 47th Street Business Improvement District
(BID) is the world's largest shopping district for all sizes
and shapes of diamonds, gemstones and fine jewelry at
tremendous prices and value. Over 90 percent of the diamonds
that enter the United States go through New York City and
most of them go through the Diamond District. More than
2,600 independent businesses are located in the Diamond
District, and nearly all of them are related to diamonds or
fine jewelry. The Diamond District is located on West 47th
Street between Fifth and the Avenue of the Americas (Sixth
Avenue) in midtown Manhattan.