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 https://www.ganyc.org/2019-ganyc-apple-awards 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.