GANYC Apple Awards Winners!

The Guides Association of New York City (GANYC) presented its 4th-annual GANYC Apple Awards at a festive ceremony on March 12 at the SVA Theater, in Chelsea. GANYC honored numerous organizations and people with Apple Awards for encouraging and promoting New York City tourism, culture and preservation while supporting the work and contributions of professional New York City tourist guides.

The ceremony, hosted by Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell was a smashing success. Presenters included Michael Henry Adams,  Ben Kallos, Stephanie Cowell, Teel James Glenn, and others. In addition to the entertainment by our host, presenters, and winners, guests also viewed videos showing NYC tourist guides at work, and an In Memoriam reel of New Yorkers and institutions that we lost in the past year.

Images and videos of the GANYC Apple Awards are available on our website and social media channels.


Here is the complete list of 2018 GANYC Apple Award Winners:

Outstanding Achievement in Support of New York City Culture

The Art Deco Society of New York

Outstanding Achievement in Support of NYC Tourism

NYC & Company, Tourism Ready training program

Outstanding Achievement in Support of NYC Preservation

Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation

Outstanding NYC Website

Curbed New York

Outstanding Achievement in Radio Program/Podcast (Audio/Spoken Word)


Outstanding Achievement in NYC Food (Anniversaries and Special Accomplishments)

Breaking Bread NYC

Outstanding Achievement in Non-Fiction Book Writing (Published between October 2016- September 2017)

World War I New York: A Guide To The City's Enduring Ties To The Great War (Kevin C. Fitzpatrick)

Outstanding Achievement in Fiction Book Writing (Published between October 2016-September 2017)

The Knish War on Rivington Street (Joanne Oppenheim, author & Jon Davis, illustrator)

Outstanding Achievement in Essay/Article/Series Writing (Published October 2016- September 2017)

 Robert Moses and the decline of the NYC Subway System (Emily Nonko, author)

Outstanding Achievement in NYC Museum Exhibitions (October 2016-September 2017)

New York City at Its Core (Museum of the City of New York)

Outstanding Achievement in NYC Photography (Singular Image Published October 2016-September 2017)

Nineteenth Street, The Secret Lives of Buildings (Marc Yankus)

In addition, GANYC presented two legacy awards: The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to "Mr. Apollo" Billy Mitchell, and the Guiding Spirit Award was presented to two guides-- Art and Susan Zuckerman!

The dozens of nominees across 11 Outstanding Achievement categories were announced by the GANYC Awards Committee in December; visit to view the complete list of nominees. The GANYC membership voted on the nominees through mid-January, leading up to the awards ceremony on March 12, where the winners were announced.

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GANYC is an association of independent tour guides. Each member is licensed by the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs. GANYC provides a listing of all member guides to the public.GANYC is not liable, or responsible, for contractual obligations made between clients and tour guides. GANYC stands for Guides Association Of New York City.

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