Matt Damon, Foursquare co-founders Dennis Crowley and Naveen Selvadurai, and Lauren Zalaznick were among the honorees celebrated at the sixth annual Made in NY awards .
Hosted at the Gracie Mansion in Manhattan on Monday evening, the Made in NY awards were presented by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Katherine Oliver, commissioner of the mayor’s office of media and entertainment. The awards recognize "an esteemed group of individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the City’s entertainment and new media industries," according to the mayor's office and this year, for the first time ever, a social media company, Foursquare, was honored.
Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley said during his acceptance speech--which included a shout-out to the "tech kids" in New York City--that “the stuff we build” in New York is "better because we build it here.”
The 2011 honorees included Matt Damon, Foursquare, John Leguizamo, Stacy Spikes, Smuggler, Lauren Zalaznick, and Sidney Lumet.
See pictures from the star-studded event below.