New York City has become synonymous with the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, New York-style pizza, awesome bagels, and of course its nickname, the "Big Apple." Let's state the obvious here and say that NYC is neither an apple, nor is it shaped like one. So what's the deal? Well, it started as a metaphor. Hear a full explanation in the following video, then learn more about the city that never sleeps.
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Big, red, delicious apples developed in Iowa in the 1870s came to be regarded as extra special.
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