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GANYC Celebrated 5th-Annual Apple Awards!

The Guides Association of New York City (GANYC) presented its 5th-annual Apple Awards at a festive ceremony on March 4 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 the award-winning Bowery Boys was a smashing success. Their humor and love of New York was contagious throughout the auditorium. Presenters included Nathan Kensinger, Jenny Dorsey, Jose Raudales, and Milly Tamarez, among others. In addition to the entertainment by our host, presenters, and winners, guests also viewed videos about the work guides do, and our In Memoriam reel of New Yorkers and institutions that we lost in the past year.

Images and videos of the GANYC Apple Awards are being posted on our website and social media channels throughout the week.

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

Outstanding Achievement in Support of NYC Culture

New York Transit Museum

Outstanding Achievement in Support of NYC Tourism

Paul Torres, Head of Sales at Statue Cruises

Outstanding Achievement in Support of NYC Preservation

Municipal Art Society of New York

Outstanding NYC Website

NYPL Digital Collections

Outstanding Achievement in NYC Photography

Andrew Garn, 'Pigeon with a View'

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

'Joanna and Kevin's Big Show', Kevin Fitzpatrick & Joanna Holliday

Outstanding Achievement in Fiction NYC Book Writing

Manhattan Beach, by Jennifer Egan

Outstanding Achievement in Non-Fiction NYC Book Writing

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

Outstanding Achievement in Essay/Article/Series Writing

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

Outstanding Achievement in NYC Food

ReThink Food NYC Inc

Outstanding NYC Museum Exhibitions

Poetry in Motion at 25, at The New York Transit Museum

In addition, GANYC presented two legacy awards: The Lifetime Achievement  Award was presented to Drama Book Shop owner Rozanne Seelen, and the Guiding Spirit Award was presented to Nina Mende!

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 4, 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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