The Second Annual Apple Awards! Honoring the Best of New York

The Second Annual 2016 GANYC Apple Awards, honoring the best in New York City preservation, tourism and culture, arrives this March again to the Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater at Symphony Space.  We were honored to be chosen for an award last year in the category of Outstanding Achievement in Radio Program/Podcasts. And this year, we’re showing up to present an award!

This year’s ceremony is on Monday, March 7, 2016 at 8 pm.  There are some tickets left so get yours directly from Symphony Space here.

Here are this years honorees. Congratulations, good luck to the nominees and we’ll see you all on March 7:


Outstanding Achievement in Support of New York City  — Culture


Outstanding Achievement in Support of New York City — Tourism


Outstanding Achievement in Support of New York City — Preservation


Outstanding NYC Website


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


Outstanding Achievement in NYC Food (focusing on anniversaries and special accomplishments)

  • Yonah Schimmel Knishery: Celebrating 125 Years
  • Danny Meyer, Union Square Hospitality Group: Hospitality Included Program started November, 2015
  • Marcus Samuelsson: Bringing the quality food scene back to Harlem starting with Red Rooster, 2010
  • Lou, Salvatore & Marie Di Palo, Di Palo’s: Celebrating 90 years on Mott & Grand streets


Outstanding Achievement in Non-Fiction Book Writing 


Outstanding Achievement in Fiction Book Writing 


Outstanding Achievement in Essay/Article/Series Writing 


Outstanding Achievement in NYC Museum Exhibitions 


Outstanding Achievement in NYC Photography (singular image, published October 2015-15)

PLUS:  A special lifetime achievement award will be presented to Marjorie Eliot, best known for her Sunday afternoon parlor jazz concerts at 555 Edgecombe Avenue, one of the most historic address in Harlem.

“A writer, actress and pianist, Eliot began the parlor jazz concerts as a tribute to her son Philip, who died in 1992. In addition to memorializing her son and helping ease the pain of his loss, these sessions keep alive the tradition of parlor jazz and rent parties from the bygone days of Harlem. The concerts have attracted jazz lovers from around New York and around the globe, who cram 50 at a time into apartment 3-F to hear world-class jazz each and every Sunday — she has yet to miss a Sunday since starting the series.


Photo by Paul Lomax/Uptown Collective

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