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Times Square vs. Giuliani Square

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New York: Seat of Empire

Why do we call New York the “Empire State”? Most historians agree that George Washington himself coined the term when, in a letter of December 2, 1784 to the officials and citizens of New York City, he described the Big Apple as, “the seat of the Empire.”

Why do we call New York the “Empire State”? Most historians agree that George Washington himself coined the term when, in a letter of December 2, 1784 to the officials and citizens of New York City, he described the Big Apple as, “the seat of the Empire.”

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