A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from December 26, 2014
Apple Awards (Guides Association of New York City)

The Guides Association of New York City (GANYC) is a private group; all members are tour guides licensed by the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs. An apple is part of the association’s logo.

The GANYC’s first annual Apple Awards ceremony was held in March 2015. The Public Relations Society of America-New York Chapter began their similarly named annual “Big Apple Awards” in 1988, and New York City’s public school teachers began their annual “Big Apple Awards” in 2013.


Guides Association of New York City (GANYC)—About Us
The Guides Association of New York City (GANYC) is an association of independent, professional tour guides based in New York City.  Each member is licensed by the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs.

GANYC was founded in 1974 by licensed tour guides for licensed tour guides. We are one of the oldest and most active tour guides associations in America. We provide a number of services for locals and the visiting public as well as for our members including tour guide education, familiarization tours (FAM Tours), professional advice and workshops.

Guides Association of New York City (GANYC)—Apple Awards
GANYC APPLE AWARDS
In March of 2015, The inaugural GANYC Apple Awards were presented at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater at Symphony Space, honoring individuals and organizations that encourage and promote New York City tourism, culture and preservation while supporting the work and contributions of professional New York City tour guides. For our Third Annual Awards, we moved to the beautiful and high-tech Silas Theater at SVA.

(Email from the Manhattan Borough Historian)
Holiday Greetings | NY History Conference | Pictures | Nice News
From: Miscione, Michael (ManhattanBP) (ManhattanBP)
To: Miscione, Michael (ManhattanBP) (ManhattanBP)
Date: Sat, Dec 27, 2014 10:57 pm
(...)
SOME NICE NEWS
I recently received some nice news that I thought I’d share. The Guides Association of New York City (GANYC) will be holding their First Annual GANYC Apple Awards ceremony in March of 2015. The association has informed me that I’ve been nominated for one of their awards, the one for “Outstanding Achievement in Support of NYC Culture.” Needless to say, I’m extremely flattered by the nomination.

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