Oh, the Big Apple!
Many people have come to refer to NewYork Cityas the Big Apple. Although many people use this nickname for this bustling city, not many people know why it has come to be known as such. In 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.