1. The Empire City 帝国城市
David Stravitz first printed this name in his photographic book titled New York, Empire City: 1920-1945. It represents New York City's wealth and resources. First president George Washington saw New York as the "seat of empire".
2. The Big Apple 大苹果
Jazz musicians called New York City "the Big Apple" in the 1920s and 1930s. They got the term from a horse track worker who said where to a horserace in NYC was referred to as the Big Apple.
3. The City that Never Sleeps 不眠之城
A New York City nickname popularized from lyrics in the song "New York, New York" by the one and only Frank Sinatra.
4. World's Biggest Urban Playground 全球最大的城市运动场
NYC was named this because immigrant children played stickball throughout the New York Streets in the 1930s.
5. The Melting Pot 大熔炉
The term Melting Pot was first used in publication by Israel Zangwill in his play adapted from Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet titled The Melting Pot in 1908.
这个词汇最早被用到是在Israel Zangwill的戏剧当中，他从莎士比亚1908年的Romeo & Juliet当中截取了这个词。
6. Manhattan 曼哈顿
Manhattan was the nickname used by the Algonquin Indians when the island was first settled by the Dutch in the 1620s. The name Manhattan was quickly adopted by the settlers and today is the official name of the most famous borough.
7. The City of Skyscrapers 摩天楼之城
New York City has more skyscrapers than any other city in the world. Many NYC buildings have had the honor of tallest in the world at one point.
8. The Metropolis 大都会
Metropolis is the fictional name of the New York City clone in the comic book Superman.
9. The Financial Hub 世界金融中心
With Wall Street leading the charge, New York City is the financial capital of the world. Enough said.
10. Gotham / Gotham City 高谭市
Batman and DC Comics took it from there.