We all know that apples are healthy to eat . But do you know these facts about apples ? THE BIG APPLE New York City is called The Big Apple . How did it get this name ? One story is that all the farmers in the state of New York went to the big city to sell apples . That is how New York City became The Big Apple . Another story is that the name came from a popular club for jazz singers called Big Apple . For many years people forgot about the name . Then , in the 1970 s , they decided to use the name again to bring more tourists to New York City . They made a logo for The Big Apple and put it on shopping bags , T-shirts , stickers and magnets . NEWTON AND THE APPLE  אל הספר