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The etymology behind “The Big Apple” actually goes far beyond the Jazz era. Keep Asking was on the right track. The phrase does come from literal apples. However, it can be speculated that the term actually comes from the “original” settlers of New York. That’s right, the Dutch! Think about it. Dutch Apple Pie? The Dutch settled New York or New Amsterdam as they called it in the early 1600′s. One of the things they brought over from Holland were apples and apple seeds. They then began to cultivate the land. A good portion of this land became occupied by apple trees. After New Amsterdam was seized by the British in 1664 the area became New York, after the Duke of York. The Dutch briefly regained control over the region and renamed it after a very delicious fruit. They called it “New Orange”. But after realizing they couldn’t really compare The Big Apple to the New Orange they permanently ceded the land back to the Brits. So, in conclusion the “Big Apple” was born from the love of the Dutch for apples and their longing to maintain and retain the area of New York City.
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