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The Origins Of New York Nicknames

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I'm glade to present you my topic “The orignis of New York nicknames”

Introduction :

At first, I'll tell you about the city of New York, then I will talk about its many nicknames then I will end by explaining where do the nickname "The Big Apple" and "The city that never sleeps "New York come from.

What is New York?

New York is the largest city in the United States and one of the largest in the Americas. It is located in the Northeastern United States. Between 1785 and 1790 , the city of New York was the capital of the United States New York exerts a significant impact upon global commerce , finance, media, art , fashion, research, technology, education and entertainment. Bringing together all the characteristics of a global city, it is sometimes considered the " capital of the world ." If it is not the capital of the United States for over two centuries , New York is not least the most populous city in the country . New York welcomes 50 million visitors a year. Many reputable universities are located in New York , including the University of the City of New York, Columbia University , New York University and Rockefeller , which are classified among the top 50 universities in the University world .

What are the nicknames given to New York?

The official name of the city of New York is "City of New York", the including "NY" (New York) and "NYC" (New York City) are regularly used to refer to the city. Including the abbreviation "NY" in the logo of the baseball team New York Yankees logos or in some teams football as New York Giants and New York Jets. But New York has other nicknames such as "The Big Apple" "Capital of the World", "The Empire City", "Gotham", "the city that never sleeps", "the beautiful city we call twice" as in the famous song performed by Frank Sinatra « New York, New York ».

Why were the nicknames "the big apple" and “The city that never sleeps” given to the city of New York ? The Big Apple nickname comes from John Fitzgerald, sports journalist of the Morning Telegraph in 1920. His specialty was among other horseracing. He copied the term Big Apple Jacks in the southern United States who called a circuit round the Big Apple (a large apple) for horses. The nickname "The city that never sleeps" is related to these nocture evening. Indeed , New York offers unparalleled nightlife in the world which makes it the preferred city revelers . New York is the destination of insomniacs and lovers of outputs to the end of the night.


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