From the NY Times:
The apple of the Big Apple is almost nearly always portrayed as red (despite City Hall’s recent environmental aspirations).
But what if it were actually green?
A coalition of local environmental groups and a city councilman are pushing for a lopsided, mottled green apple to be the “official apple of New York.”
The apple in question is the Newtown Pippin, which originated in what is now Elmhurst, Queens, around 1720 and then ascended to become a trademark apple for Colonial America. It is believed to be one of the only — if not the only — apple that originated in the five boroughs of New York City. But the Newtown Pippin has long faded from local orchards (though it has remained a niche product in Virginia under the name Albermarle Pippin).
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