February 18, 1977. Research by Barry Popik and others with the text of contemporary examples. Gerald Cohen, Origin of \’s Nickname \”The Big Apple\” (1991), б archive of earlier version of web page. Salwen, Peter. (September 17, 2000), (2004), The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time, p. б. See also the original article. ^ February 20, 2008, at the. ;. Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five 265 (1969; Delta Trade Paperbacks ed. 1999) (\”That\’s what they used to call New York\”). February 23, 2010. from the original on April 13, 2010. Retrieved March 2,. \”. www. nydailynews. com. New York Daily News.
January 5, 2017. www. smh. com. au. The Sydney Morning Herald. May 5, 2017. www. usatoday. com. USA Today. April 28, 2017. www. manchestereveningnews. co. uk. Manchester Evening News. May 1, 2017. www. scmp. com. South China Morning Post. August 4, 2016. scholar. google. com. Retrieved March 8,. NY Daily News. Retrieved February 3,. Aerial view of Manhattan island, New York (Picture: Getty) New York is one of the worldБs great cities, and is often referred to as the БBig Б. Some of the worldБs largest cities have nicknames. Chicago is known as БThe Windy CityБ, New Orleans is called БThe Big EasyБ, Milan is referred to as БThe Fashion CapitalБ, while London has been referred to as БThe Big SmokeБ.
London was given that name because of the fog which engulfed the city in the 19th century, with the phrase first appearing in a book of slang in 1874. New York is home to some of the finest landmarks, Broadway, American sports teams and stadiums. Aerial of lower Manhattan skyline and Brooklyn bridge at dusk, New York (Picture: Getty) But have you ever wondered why New York City is famously known as БThe Big AppleБ? The phrase can originally be traced back to the 1920s when horse racing was big in the city and the prizes were apples.
A journalist covering the races, John Fitz Gerald, apparently overheard stable hands saying they were going to БThe Big AppleБ to work at the event. He used the phrase in one of his newspaper columns and it picked up from there. It was then used by jazz musicians in the 1930sб to say that New York City was home to big-league music clubs. A 1971 campaign to increaseб tourism to New York Cityб adopted the БBig AppleБ as an officially recognised reference to New York City. According to tripsavvy, the campaign featured red apples in an effort to lure visitors to New York City.
БBig Apple CornerБ is at 54th Street and Broadway, in ManhattanБs Theater District (Picture: Getty Images) It was hoped that the red apples would serve as a bright and cheery image of New York City, in contrast to the common belief that New York City was dark and dangerous because was experiencing economic woes and high crime rates. More: Since then, New York City has officially been The Big Apple. In recognition of Fitzgerald, the corner of 54th Broadway, where Fitzgerald lived for 30 years, was renamed БBig Apple CornerБ in 1997. MORE: MORE: