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When I was a girl growing up in Albany, the massive stadium downtown was called the "Knickerbocker Arena." I never gave much thought to the name because I was just a kid but as I grew older and kept seeing places and things with the word "Knickerbocker" woven into them, curiosity got the best of me.

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I began to wonder what the origin of the word "Knickerbocker" was and why it was so significant to New York and decided to find out.

What's a Knickerbocker and Why Is It Such a Big Thing in New York?

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