Big Apple

  1. Why is New York City called the Big Apple?

    The term orginated with jazz musicians in the 1930s, after the name of a nightclub in Harlem called "The Big Apple."

    Source: 

    Safire's Political Dictionary (R 320.03 Saf)

    Notes: 

    The New York Public Library has more details on the origin of this phrase.

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