NYC (1870); Empire City (1832); Empire State (1833)

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Tue Nov 12 14:04:40 UTC 2002

On Tue, Nov 12, 2002 at 02:40:38AM -0500, Bapopik at AOL.COM wrote:
>    The MAKING OF AMERICA database, Mich-Books, has ONE HUNDRED YEARS'
> PROGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES (Hartford,  Conn.: L. Stebbins, 1870), pg. 217.
>  There are five hits for "NYC."  Yes, the thing is for railrods, but I don't
> think "NYC" here is New York Central.
>    If you don't like that, I have others.

OK, let's see 'em.

The "N.Y.C." appears in a column headed "Companies"; other locations in the
column, just as much a part of New York City as those labelled "N.Y.C.",
have a designation "N.Y. City", which suggests strongly to me that these
are in fact names of railroad companies, and the "N.Y.C." must mean "New
York Central".

Jesse Sheidlower

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