"There's only one New York" has been its slogan from the beginning, in the early 1990s. However, the words were even uttered by Babe Ruth!
TIME WARNER NEWS CHANNEL TO LAUNCH IN SEPTEMBER
23 March 1992
NEW YORK, March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The Time Warner New York City Cable Group announced today that its 24-hour, New York City all-news channel, New York 1 News, will be launched in September on Channel 1 in all Time Warner cable systems in New York, now serving some 800,000 households.
In making the announcement, Richard Aurelio, president of the Time Warner New York City Cable Group, said: "There's only one New York, and this is the number one television market, so it's only appropriate that our news channel be number one on the cable dial."
Title: Only one New York.
Author(s): Yoors, Jan. ; Samuels, Charles.
Publication: New York, Simon and Schuster
Description: 136 p. (chiefly illus.) 31 cm.
12 August 1900, Atlanta Constitution, pg. B5:
"Well, after all, there's only one New York."
19 January 1935, New York TImes, pg. 16:
RUTH TIRED OF PARIS,
WANTS TO COME HOME
"Paris is really beautiful, but after all there's only one New York."
21 December 1937, New York Times, pg. 22:
Perhaps I am getting old. Perhaps I am homesick for little old New York, but it seems to me that the city is losing character. In 1900 "There's only one New York" meant something, and it was not pride in art, industry or wealth that moved the speaker. New York was New York, not simply one of the largest, most inhumanly beautiful cities in the world. The city I know and knew is being destroyed, and I am not sure that the New York I now know I altogether like.
J. A. BINNS.
New York, Dec. 18, 1937.
5 June 1951, New York Herald Tribune, pg. 23 ad:
There is Only
ONE New York
and PARK EAST
is its Revealing Magazine
17 December 1973, Washington Post, "A Lindsay Farewell," pg. B3:
The high point arrived when the man who once thought he had a shot at the presidency, chanted and tapped to "Who'd Want to Have to Live in Washington (When There's Only One New York)."