"Big Apple" New York City by Alless

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The "Big Apple"

Dating back to the early 1920's, this term refers to all horse racetracks around the city of New York. These tracks were the "big" money courses and the word "apple" refers to the prize. A few years later the term was used by musicians to describe the whole city. In the 1970's the term was used in a NYC tourism ad campaign and became famous.

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  • Last visit to New York City: Oct 1998
  • Intro Updated Sep 27, 2004
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