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Nickname of New York city is

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Asked by amit choudhary, 29 Jul '10 05:47 pm
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Have you ever wonder how New York City got the nickname of the Big Apple? Did you know that New York City had many nicknames in the past? Some of the nicknames are so common that we don't even know that they are nicknames.

When the Indians first were living in New York, they gave New York City the first recorded nickname of Mahatta, which later became Manhattan. Manhatta is a word that was used by the Algonquin Indians who occupied the island. The word Manhatta means slender shape. This has to do with the narrow shape of the island's 13 miles of coast line.


The next recorded nickname given to New York City was given by the Dutch. The Dutch, who had occupied New York City, called it New Amsterdam. It was called New Amsterdam until 1664 when the British took control of the island. At that time it was nicknamed Gotham. The strange thing about Gotham is in DC comic books Batman called home 'Gotham' and many people don't know that this is New York City.

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Answered by Sia, 29 Jul '10 05:46 pm

 
  
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Big Apple
Answered by mahi, 29 Jul '10 05:39 pm

 
  
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N 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 -- as these were important races, the rewards were substantial.
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The Big Apple
Answered by iqbal seth, 29 Jul '10 05:44 pm

 
  
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