Flour City

List of city nicknames in New York

This partial list of city nicknames in New York compiles the aliases, sobriquets and slogans that cities in New York are known by (or have been known by historically), officially and unofficially, to locals, outsiders or their tourism boards. City nicknames can help in establishing a civic identity, helping outsiders recognize a community or attracting people to a community because of its nickname; promote civic pride; and build community unity. They are also believed to have economic value, but that economic value is difficult to measure.

Some of the nicknames are positive, while others are derisive. The unofficial nicknames listed here are those that have been used for such a long time or have gained so wide a currency that they have become well-known in their own right.

  • Albany
    • Tech Valley
  • Amsterdam
    • The Carpet City.
  • Binghamton
    • Parlor City.
    • Carousel Capital of the World.
  • Brooklyn (part of NYC)
    • The Borough of Churches (originally City of Churches when a separate city from NYC).
    • The Borough of Trees.
  • Buffalo
    • The City of Good Neighbors.
    • The Nickel City
    • The Queen City or The Queen City of the Lakes
  • Chazy, New York - The World Capital of MacIntosh Apples.
  • Cooperstown - Birthplace of Baseball.
  • Corinth - Snowshoe Capital of the World
  • Corning - The Crystal City.
  • Cortland - The Crown City.
  • Elba - Onion Capital of the World.
  • Elmira - Soaring Capital of the World
  • Florida - The Onion Capital of the World.
  • Fulton - City With a Future.
  • Geneva - Lake Trout Capital of the World.
  • Granville - Slate Capital of the World.
  • Hammondsport - Cradle of Aviation.
  • Hurley (town), New York - Sweet Corn Capital of the World.
  • Lockport - Lock City.
  • Manhattan (part of NYC) - The City.
  • New Rochelle - Queen City of The Sound
  • New York City
    • The Big Apple.
    • The Capital of The World.
    • The City So Nice, They Named It Twice.
    • The City That Never Sleeps.
    • Empire City.
    • Gotham
  • Niagara Falls - Cataract City.
  • North Tonawanda - Lumber City.
  • Ogdensburg
    • The Maple City (19th century).
    • The New York of the North (mid-19th century).
  • Phelps - Sauerkraut Capital.
  • Plattsburgh
    • Ville Sur Le Lac (Historical)
    • The Lake City (Contemporary)
  • Rhinebeck - Anemone Capital of the World.
  • Rochester
    • The Flour City.
    • The Flower City.
    • Ra-Cha-Cha
    • Snapshot City
    • Young Lion of the West.
    • The World's Image Centre.
  • Roscoe - Trout Town USA.
  • Saratoga Springs - The Spa City.
  • Schenectady
    • Electric City.
    • The City That Lights And Hauls The World.
  • Troy - The Collar City
  • Westfield - Grape Juice Capital of the World.
  • Yonkers
    • The Terrace City
    • Junkers
    • Yonk-a-tonk

See also

New York City - The World's Second Home.


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