York City, "The Big Apple" is world famous. In the 1930's, jazz
musicians expanded the name of a Harlem Nightclub, "The Big Apple",
to include the whole neighborhood and the phrase eventually spread throughout
the city. "The Big Apple" phrase resurfaced in the early 1970's
and was successfully utilized to promote tourism by the New York Convention
and Visitors Bureau. New York's street and place names reflect the nationalities
of its settlers, from Dutch words like Harlem, Gramercy, and Brooklyn
(after Breuckelen, a small town in the Utrect region); to American Indian
names, (the word "Manhattan," was formerly "Manhatta").
German, Spanish, Hungarian, Russian, English, Yiddish, and Chinese words
have all left their mark.