4th Annual GANYC Apple Awards To Honor The Best of NYC!
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Guides Association of New York City (GANYC) To Hold 4th-Annual GANYC Apple Awards

NEW YORK, Monday February 5 —  The Guides Association of New York City (GANYC)  is proud to honor and celebrate our city at the 4th Annual GANYC Apple Awards on March 12, 2018 at the SVA Theater. Hosted by the incomparable Brian Stokes Mitchell, the 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. Nominees are submitted by the entire membership of GANYC, who will also voted on the final winners by secret ballot.

The 2018 nominees are:

Outstanding Achievement in Support of NYC Culture

Harlem Late Night Jazz
League of Broadway Theaters
The Art Deco Society of New York

Outstanding Achievement in Support of NYC Tourism

NYC & Company, Tourism Ready training program
Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment
Evelyn Hill Concessions
NYC Ferry expansion

Outstanding Achievement in Support of NYC Preservation

Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation 
New York Preservation Archive Project
Murray Hill Neighborhood Association
Janifer P. Wilson

Outstanding NYC Website

Curbed New York
City Lab New York
Daytonian in Manhattan
Spoiled NYC

Outstanding Achievement in NYC Photography

Billy Schon, Tags by Ewok One, Jee, Mast, Ozbe, and Spot
Rob Tallia, Flatiron, Hundredweight New York
Bria Josephs, Henri Bendel, Diary
Marc Yankus, Nineteenth Street, The Secret Lives of Buildings

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

Soundcheck, WNYC
Cityscape, WFUV
Our Streets, Our Stories, Brooklyn Public Library
Met Council's Housing Notebook, WBAI

Outstanding Achievement in Fiction NYC Book Writing

Francis Spufford, Golden Hill: A Novel of Old New York
Lisa Ko, The Leavers: A Novel
Joanne Oppenheim (Author) and Jon Davis (Illustrator), The Knish War on Rivington Street 
Tamara Shopsin, Arbitrary Stupid Goal

Outstanding Achievement in Non-Fiction NYC Book Writing

Kevin C Fitzpatrick, World War I New York: A Guide to the City’s Enduring Ties to the Great War
David Oshinsky, Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America's Most Storied Hospital 
George Robb, Ladies of the Ticker: Women and Wall Street from the Gilded Age to the Great Depression 
Julie Scelfo, The Women Who Made New York

Outstanding Achievement in Essay/Article/Series Writing

Jane Eisner, Looking Forward with Jane Eisner
Emily Nonko, Robert Moses and the decline of the NYC subway system
Nathan Kensinger, Searching for New York City's Lost Soul
R. C. Baker, Stopping The Presses, The last press-check guy for the Village Voice reflects on a life in print

Outstanding Achievement in NYC Food

Chef Harold Villarosa and The Insurgo Project
Breaking Bread NYC
Claus Meyer and The Melting Pot Foundation
JaynesBeard Supper Club for Queer Women

Outstanding NYC Museum Exhibitions

New York at Its Core at the Museum of the City of New York
Sour, Sweet, Bitter, Spicy at the Museum of Chinese in America 
The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s at the Cooper-Hewitt
Black Power! At the Schomburg Center

In addition to these categories, GANYC will also be issuing our Lifetime Achievement Award to Mr. Apollo himself, Billy Mitchell. And for the first time, our Guiding Spirit Award will honor two amazing guides at once: Art and Susan Zuckerman.

All members of the press are entitled to one complimentary ticket to the reception and ceremony. Please contact the GANYC Awards Committee to RSVP.
Tickets for this event are now on sale! We'll see you there!

To learn more about the GANYC Apple Awards, visit

ABOUT GANYC: The Guides Association of New York City (GANYC) is New York City’s professional tour guides association. Founded in 1974 by licensed guides for licensed guides, GANYC is one of the oldest and most active tour-guide associations in America. All GANYC members are licensed by the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs. For more information about GANYC, please visit
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