Miscellaneous

Where did new york city get its big apple nickname from?


1 Answer

The nickname "The Big Apple" originated in the 1920s in reference to the prizes (or "big apples") rewarded at the many racing courses in and around New York City, but wasn't officially adopted as the city's nickname until 1971 as the result of a successful ad campaign intended to attract tourists.

{{ relativeTimeResolver(1577473718823) }}

LIVE
Points points 109
Rating 0
Sign-in to view all answers

Similar Questions
Miscellaneous 1 Answer

Join Alexa Answers

Help make Alexa smarter and share your knowledge with the world

LEARN MORE