the Big Apple

noun

informal
used as a name for New York City
She moved to the Big Apple after she graduated.

Examples of the Big Apple in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The roof terrace, just about as large as the penthouse itself, offers 360-degree views of the Big Apple, where landmarks like the One World Trade Center come into focus. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 9 May 2024 The brand-new ship will first take off from the Manhattan Cruise Terminal in the Big Apple with voyages from five to 13 nights to popular East Coast destinations, including Maine, Charleston, Boston, and Halifax. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 3 May 2024 Trending on Billboard The Detroit native, who signed to Geffen in 2022, is slightly under the weather during his April visit to the Billboard office, after running around the Big Apple indulging in all that New York City has to offer. Michael Saponara, Billboard, 2 May 2024 Gala in the Big Apple, notable figures of color were seen representing their style in the best way possible–all while having a great time. Okla Jones, Essence, 27 Apr. 2024 The reboot was to follow detectives Nat Gilmore and Melissa Ortiz and their investigations into the Big Apple's most dangerous criminals from Harlem to Battery Park. Esther Kang, Peoplemag, 26 Apr. 2024 Yellow Taxi Fellow New Yorkers know how magical the city can be in the summertime and what better way to evoke the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple than with the iconic taxi cab yellow. Audrey Noble, Vogue, 19 Apr. 2024 Why would the Knicks choose two characters so closely associated with New Jersey — at a time when a different NBA franchise, the Nets, still played in the Garden State — as part of a pitch for LeBron to come to the Big Apple? 5. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 16 Apr. 2024 Unlike his past civil trials in the Big Apple, for this criminal trial, Trump is required to attend each day in person — although the judge could grant permission for special absences. Ximena Bustillo, NPR, 13 Apr. 2024

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“The Big Apple.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20Big%20Apple. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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