Guides Association of New York City, Presents GANYC Apple Awards Gala-2019

By: Steve Webner Staff Writer for World Liberty TV

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.

Tour Guides of NYC

Welcoming remarks by Michael Dillinger President GANY

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.

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Dr.Abbey with Michael Dillinger President GANY

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.

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Bowery Boys Hosts of the Events

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.

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Award Winner Municipal Art Society of New York

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’

Harlem Jazz

Dr.Abbey with C Kelly Wright of Harlem Late Night Jazz

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

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Susan and Art Zuckerman of Tours of New York City

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!.

Hundreds in attendance

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.

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