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Why Is New York Called The Big Apple?

Why Is New York Called The Big Apple?

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New York, the largest city in the United States. Meanwhile, it is one of the largest cities in the world, as it is the economical and cultural capital of America, the world's center of commerce and finance. 

    New York City is located on the east coast of the United States at the Hudson River, with an area of ​​956 square kilometers. It has United Nations headquarters, the stock market, the Dow Jones industrial average and the Nasdaq index.

Here’s the question why was NY named the Big Apple or the Apple? 

    There are several answers of why New York is named the Big Apple or the Apple.

Some say the label dates back to families selling apples on the streets of New York City to cover expenses during the Great Depression. Some say that the term came from a famous director of prostitution in the 19th century, when her daughters were referred to as "big apples.” Some say that when the Dutch came to New York City (they were called New Amsterdam at the time) they brought with them the seeds of apple trees.  

    New York is known for its apple, perhaps because of the name. The name may be attributed to Mozrofa, "The Big Apple Music," a famous musical composition of a jazz band that appeared in the late 1930s. 

    Perhaps the real reason for the slogan used in the early 1920s by the sports writer John Fitz Gerald in his column about the Big Apple, or because the racers went to horses, was because the biggest and most famous races were held in New York to get the "big apple" or the prize.

    It is worth mentioning that there is another reason to call it the Big Apple which is the geographical shape of New York City on the map of the world which draws an apple.

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