The 2017 GANYC Apple Award Winners including Nathan’s, Governors Island and us (!)

The 2017 GANYC Apple Awards, recognizing achievements in New York City tourism, culture and preservation, were held last night at the SVA Theater in Chelsea.  It was quite a bawdy, rambunctious evening thanks to the host, cabaret star Mark Nadler, and a friendly, diverse line-up of presenters.

We were absolutely shocked to be honored last night with an award for our book The Bowery Boys Adventures In Old New York.  The other books in the category are so terrific and very different from one another — guide books (Kevin C. Fitzpatrick’s Governors Island Explorers Guide), classic food profiles (Ina Yalof’s Food And The City) and photographic ruminations on New York (James and Karla Murray’s Store Front II: A History Preserved).  Try them all out!

Here are the list of honorees from last night:

 

Outstanding Achievement in Support of New York City Culture

Leslie Koch, President and CEO, The Trust for Governors Island

Outstanding Achievement in Support of New York City Tourism

Central Park Conservancy

Outstanding Achievement in Support of New York City Preservation

Simeon Bankoff, Executive Director, Historic Districts Council

Outstanding New York City Website

Ephemeral New York

Outstanding Achievement in Radio Program/Podcasts (audio/spoken word)

There Goes the Neighborhood, WNYC

Outstanding Achievement in New York City Food (focusing on anniversaries and special accomplishments)

Nathan’s Famous

Outstanding Achievement in Non-Fiction Book Writing (published October 1, 2015 – September 30, 2016)

The Bowery Boys: Adventures in Old New York, by Tom Meyers and Greg Young

Outstanding Achievement in Fiction Book Writing (published October 1, 2015 – September 30, 2016)

Murder in Morningside Heights by Victoria Thompson

Outstanding Achievement in Essay/Article/Series Writing (published October 1, 2015 – September 30, 2016)

A Walking Tour of 1866 New York: In the Footsteps of 150-year-old Guidebooks, by James Nevius, Curbed NY

Outstanding Achievement in New York City Museum Exhibitions (October 1, 2015 – September 30, 2016)

Jacob A Riis: Revealing New York’s Other Half, Museum of the City of New York

Outstanding Achievement in New York City Photography (singular image, published October 1, 2015 – September 30, 2016)

Paul Kessel, Coney Island

GUIDING SPIRIT AWARD — Anthony W. Robins

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD — Steve Ross

  • Congratulations 🎉 on the GANYC award! So well deserved! Also many thanks on recommending our “Store Front II-A History Preserved” book to your audience. We really appreciate the love and support!