This partial list of city nicknames in New York
compiles the aliases
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.
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