Why is New York City called "The Big Apple"?
Over the years, we’ve gotten many questions regarding the nickname of -Big Apple- for New York City. Our research has found that there is no single answer to why/how NYC got this nickname, but that there are many theories. Here are some sites where you can read the various theories:
- Why is New York City called "the Big Apple"? — from The Word Detective’s archive of old columns.
- The Big Apple –from The Big Apple web site, devoted to the citations, quotations, and evidence concerning the origin of the term.
- Why is New York City called the “Big Apple”? — from About.com: New York City Travel