Why is New York City nicknamed "The Big Apple"?

July 22, 2009 9:19am CST
Hi All, New York city as we is very famous name in the world. But i heard from many people calling that city The Big Apple. Why they are calling it so? Is it that New York have large number of Apple gardens or yields.
1 response
• United States
22 Jul 09
It has nothing to do with apples, but it comes from a horse racing term, I know, weird. "The Big Apple was first popularized as a reference to New York City by John J. Fitz Gerald in a number of New York Morning Telegraph articles in the 1920s in reference to New York horse-racing." "The Big Apple. The dream of every lad that ever threw a leg over a thoroughbred and the goal of all horsemen. There's only one Big Apple. That's New York."
• India
22 Jul 09
Oh great that was quite a good information regarding New York. But is this the only reason.