Many view the Golden Globes as a harbinger of the Academy Awards, but others see them as a way for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which hands them out, to bestow upon itself a patina of credibility. New York City's Foreign Press Association is among the latter. "It's a pity that they get all the acclaim for being the foreign press association," says the New York group's director, Suzanne Adams. The remedy: a separate celebfest, the Icon Awards, set to debut in New York next year. The group will hand out statues in the fields of movies, television, music, fashion, theater and the Internet. While the Golden Globes may get coverage for being the biggest party of the year, the New York association feels it will distinguish itself in the category of legitimacy. Unlike its Hollywood counterpart, which has only 82 members, many of them freelancers, the New York press group has 474 accredited journalists from 60 countries. And don't expect the Icons to get the kind of schmooze reputation that the Globes have received over the years. The New York scribes intend to keep it on the straight and narrow. In fact, profits from the show's broadcast, which is likely to be on a cable station before moving to a network, will go to a scholarship fund. Money from the Globes' telecast goes to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.