Why Is New Orleans Called the Big Easy?

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The Big Easy is a nickname for New Orleans, U.S, meaning the easy going, laid back attitude to life which jazz musicians and local residents live in there. It is difficult to determine the origin of this name. It can be traced to the publication of James Conaway’s novel of similar name in 1970. Before that the New Orleans was referred to as the Crescent City.
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New Orleans is referred to as The Big Easy because it is fairly relaxed in many areas. For example, alcohol consumption. It was also called this because, historically, it is easy for musicians to do well.
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