The name Gotham first appeared as a reference to New York in a book by Washington Irving in 1809. The book was a comic history of the Dutch regime in New York titled A HISTORY OF NEW YORK(by the imaginary 'Dietrich Knickerbocker), who was supposed to be an eccentric Dutch-American scholar. The book became part of New York folklore, and eventually the word Knickerbocker was also used to describe any New Yorker who could trace one's family to the original Dutch settlers. Irving is best known for writing The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle.
"Gotham" was the name of a particular parrish (then town) in Nottingham, UK. In the 16th century, its residents had a reputation for daftness or madness. People would ironically liken someone to the 'wise men of Gotham', meaning of course the opposite. Early on in New York City's history (Early 1800's), British visitors would often liken NYC to the mad town of Gotham, due to the "mad ways" of its inhabitants (at least from their point of view). The nick name of Gotham stuck for NYC, and was used well up into the 20th century where it gradually began to fall out of use in favor of more positive homegrown nicknames like "The Big Apple".
Gotham was a nickname for New York used by Washington Irving in Salmagundi, a 19th century magazine.
He affixed the name Gotham to New York City - it is an Anglo Saxon word meaning Goat's Town
No. Gotham City was made up by Bob Kane for the comic book series known as Batman. Gotham City is also sometimes a nickname for New York City, as is metropolis!
Gotham is truly a nickname for New York, New York as portrayed in the Batman series. There is also an unincorporated, census designated place in Wisconsin known as Gotham City.
The nickname for NYC is "The Big Apple". For NY in general, it's the "Empire State".
Yes, actually it is... better known as New York City. Gotham City is one of NYC's nicknames.
I believe you are referring to the New York Rangers.
was the big apple and empire state and the NYC
They live in Gotham which I'm sure you have heard of from Batman movies. Gotham is just a nickname for New York (including the Big Apple). They live in New York, New York.
It seems like and probably is a PR Firm's choice.