Why is New York City called the Big Apple
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Why is New York City called the Big Apple

?. In . the early 1920s, "apple" was used in reference to the many racing courses in and around New York City. Apple referred to the prizes being awarded for the . races.. There are different opinions to answer this question. .

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Why is New York City called the Big Apple

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In the early 1920s, "apple" was used in reference to the many racing courses in and around New York City. Apple referred to the prizes being awarded for the races.

There are different opinions to answer this question.

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In the late 1920s and early 1930s, New York City's jazz musicians began referring to New York City as the "

Big Apple

." An old saying in show business was "There are many apples on the tree, but only one Big Apple." New York City being the premier place to perform was referred to as the Big Apple

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A 1971 campaign to increase tourism to New York City adopted

the

Big Apple

as an officially recognized reference to New York City. The campaign featured red apples in an effort to lure visitors to New York City. 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. Since then, New York City has officially been The Big Apple

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