"Big Appleite” is the name of an inhabitant of New York City—“the Big Apple.” The name “Big Appleite” has been cited in print since at least 1977.
An inhabitant of the Big Apple has also been called a “Big Appler” (cited in print since at least 1976).
3 November 1977, Big Spring (TX) Herald, “Dangerous town” by James Werrell, pg. 4, col. 5:
New York City is meaner than Big Spring with one in 21 Big Appleites getting beaned in 1976.
Rock and Roll
By J. Brent Bill
Old Tappan, NJ: F.H. Revell Co.
Freed’s success with this new type of programming he called rock and roll made him highly sought after. Finally he left Cleveland for New York and WINS, there to introduce Big Apple-ites to the joys of rock.
Google News Archive
11 October 1985, Milwaukee (WI) Journal, “Rubbing out a problem” by Alan Borsuk, pt. 2, pg. 1, col. 1:
We’re talking about two specific things that would make Big Appleites snicker: ...
27 April 1989, Los Angeles (CA) Times, “Only in LA” by Steve Harvey, Metro, pg. 2:
Just the kind of piece that upsets Louis Zigman of Beverly Hills, an ex-Big Appleite who’s the chairman of a rival group, New York Alumni.
28 October 1992, New Braunfels (TX) Herald-Zeitung, “There are some good ‘apples’ in New York” by Ann M. Sparacio, pg. 4A, col. 2:
This is in response to your column for you and those of your readers who may now quake at the thought of visiting New York City, or having even to converse with a Big Appleite long distance.
The Guardian (UK)
Blog by blog guide to ... roving gourmets
Take a gastro tour of the world from your desk, as Benji Lanyado proves that the good stuff doesn’t always require deep pockets
Thursday 25 October 2007 06.46 EDT
Sarnies and sweets in New York
Big Apple-ites are the most opinionated bloggers of all, including on the subject of grub.