Celebrating NYC Culture at the 5th Annual Apple Awards!
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Guides Association of New York City (GANYC) Invites Members of the Press to 5th-Annual GANYC Apple Awards

The Guides Association of New York City (GANYC) invites all members of the press and media to attend the 5th Annual GANYC Apple Awards on March 4, 2019 at the SVA Theater, in Chelsea. 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.

GANYC began these awards to recognize and honor the many great institutions and people who enrich New York, and our work in turn. This year's ceremony will be hosted by award-winning history podcast hosts, The Bowery Boys (Thomas Meyers and Gregory Young).

Those in the press who wish to attend will receive complimentary passes to the ceremony, as well as to the VIP cocktail reception beforehand. An after-party will also be held at nearby Chelsea Bell.

Contact our Awards Committee to reserve your pass.
Photos from previous Apple Award ceremonies.
We are also excited to announce the nominees in all major categories for this year's Awards! Nominees are submitted by the entire membership of GANYC, who also voted on the final winners.

Our nominees are:

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 NYC 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

In addition to these categories, GANYC is proud to announce that Rozanne Seelen, President of the Drama Book Club, will be the Lifetime Achievement Award honoree. Previous winners of GANYC's Lifetime Achievement Award include "Mr. Apollo" Billy Mitchell, cabaret impresario Steve Ross, Harlem jazz legend Marjorie Eliot, and artist James Turrell.

GANYC will also be issuing our Guiding Spirit Award to honor Nina Mende, our generous & inspiring Education Committee Chair.
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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