2019 GANYC Apple Awards


Monday, March 4th, 2019: Our 5th Annual GANYC Apple Awards!

The GANYC Apple Awards celebrate those who make New York City great. Over a dozen awards are given out each year to individuals & organizations from across our five boroughs. In addition to these main nominated categories below, we also issued a Lifetime Achievement Award to Rozanne Seelen of the Drama Book Shop.  Our Guiding Spirit Award was given to Nina Mende, our Education Committee chair.

There was a VIP cocktail reception before the ceremony. An after-party was also held for all nominees and attendees.


2019 GANYC Apple Awards Nominees
(winners updated with *)

Outstanding Achievement in Support of NYC Culture
New York Transit Museum (*)
Shakespeare in the Park, The Public Theater
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
Harlem Late Night Jazz

Outstanding Achievement in Support of NYC Tourism
Paul Torres, Head of Sales at Statue Cruises (*)
NYC Marathon
Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy
Fred Dixon, President and CEO, NYC & Company

Outstanding Achievement in Support of NYC Preservation
Municipal Art Society of New York (*)
Save Ellis Island Foundation
Doreen Gallo, Director of the DUMBO Neighborhood Alliance
John Krawchuk, Director of Historic Preservation for the City of New York Parks & Recreation Dept.

Outstanding NYC Website
NYPL Digital Collections  (*)
New York Songlines
Daytonian in Manhattan
Untapped Cities

Outstanding Achievement in NYC Photography
an Rong Xu for The New York Times, Roderick George, in white, dancing with Josh Johnson on the outdoor stage of the structure built for “A Prelude to the Shed,” at West 31st Street and 10th Avenue in Manhattan

Taegin Reisman, Inwood Seal

Andrew Garn, Empire State Pigeon, from The New York Pigeon: Behind the Feathers (*)

Adeline Lulo, Picture 3 from Childhood, Clermont Documentary Project

Outstanding Achievement in Radio Program or Podcast (Audio/Spoken Word)
Our City. Our Story. 9/11 Museum & Memorial Podcast Series

Sites and Sounds, The Gotham Center's Open House podcast series

Criminal: Episodes 91 & 92 (The story of Evelyn Nesbitt & Stanford White)

Joanna and Kevin's Big Show, Kevin Fitzpatrick's podcast (*)

Outstanding Achievement in Fiction NYC Book Writing
Manhattan Beach, by Jennifer Egan (*)
The Subway Girls: A Novel, by Susie Orman Schnall
Miss Subways: A Novel, by David Duchovny

Outstanding Achievement in Non-Fiction NYC Book Writing
Tenements, Towers & Trash: An Unconventional Illustrated History of New York City, by Julia Wertz

Art Deco New York Map: Guide to Art Deco Architecture in New York City, by Allison Meier (Author), Jason Woods (Photographer)

Greater Gotham: A History of New York City from 1898 to 1919 (The History of NYC Series), by Mike Wallace (*)

Broadway: A History of New York City in Thirteen Miles, By Fran Leadon

Outstanding Achievement in Essay/Article/Series Writing
What Climate Change Means for Urban Farming and Gardening, By Carrington Morris Photos by Christopher Simpson

Death of a Once Great City: The fall of New York and the urban crisis of affluence, by Kevin Baker (*)

How to bring back mom and pop: NYC commercial rents are out of control; here's how to restore sanity, By JEREMIAH MOSS

The Village Voice Is Officially Dead, BY CHRISTOPHER ROBBINS

Outstanding Achievement in NYC Food
Rethink NYC (*)
Ovenly, a women-owned socially conscious bakery chain in NYC
Seamore's, serving local sustainable seafood
James Beard Foundation's Impact Programs

Outstanding NYC Museum Exhibitions
Poetry in Motion at 25, at The New York Transit Museum (*)
Never Built New York, at the Queens Museum
Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Comeback Season: Sports After 9/11, at the 9/11 Memorial Museum


[For info on past Apple Awards, go here.]