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3rd May '18 10:21:16 AM Leporidae
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* New York City gets destroyed eight minutes in to ''Film/Rewind2013'' -- the rest of the movie involves a team of time travelers trying to [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong prevent the destruction]] by bumbling around in 1929.
26th Apr '18 3:49:06 PM igordebraga
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* Virtually all the heroes of the MarvelUniverse set up shop in New York, as well as the major teams like Comicbook/TheAvengers and the Comicbook/FantasticFour. (The Comicbook/XMen were usually based in Westchester County before the move to Utopia, off the coast of San Francisco. They've since returned to Westchester.) Part of this was their distinction of living in a "real city" versus most of the fictional DC ones. Teams not set in New York are either the rare {{West Coast team}}s, the "international" teams that pop up every so often, or jokes (the Great Lakes Avengers). Naturally, all the bad stuff for them to save the world from occurs in New York as well.

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* Virtually all the heroes of the MarvelUniverse set up shop in New York, as well as the major teams like Comicbook/TheAvengers and the Comicbook/FantasticFour. (The Comicbook/XMen were usually based in Westchester County before the move to Utopia, off the coast of San Francisco. They've since returned to Westchester.) Part of this was their distinction of living in a "real city" versus most of the fictional DC ones. ones - and a healthy dose of CreatorProvincialism, given Marvel is headquartered there.[[note]]So was DC, before Time Warner sent the company to Burbank.[[/note]] Teams not set in New York are either the rare {{West Coast team}}s, the "international" teams that pop up every so often, or jokes (the Great Lakes Avengers). Naturally, all the bad stuff for them to save the world from occurs in New York as well.



** Also the film stars Long Island native: Billy Joel

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** Also the film stars Long Island native: Billy Joelnative Music/BillyJoel.



* In ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'', as well as [[Film/GhostbustersII its sequel]] and AnimatedAdaptation, nearly ''everything'' paranormal -- including the end of the world -- happens in or near New York City.

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* In ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'', ''Film/{{Ghostbusters|1984}}'', as well as [[Film/GhostbustersII its sequel]] sequel]], [[Film/Ghostbusters2016 reimagining]] and AnimatedAdaptation, nearly ''everything'' paranormal -- including the end of the world -- happens in or near New York City.



* ''Film/MenInBlack'' is set here. [[TheMenInBlack The organization]] for monitoring and enforcing alien activity on Earth is based in New York City, and most of the [[HumanDisguise undercover aliens]] live there for some reason. According to Agent K, the 1964 World's Fair took place in Queens so as to disguise the presence of [=UFOs=], [[HiddenInPlainSight which were worked into the fair's observation towers]]. Agent J is a former NYPD cop, [[spoiler:and the [[WeaponizedLandmark Statue of Liberty]] is used as a giant [[LaserGuidedAmnesia neuralizer]].]]

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* ''Film/MenInBlack'' is set here. [[TheMenInBlack The organization]] for monitoring and enforcing alien activity on Earth is based in New York City, and most of the [[HumanDisguise undercover aliens]] live there for some reason. According to Agent K, the 1964 World's Fair took place in Queens so as to disguise the presence of [=UFOs=], [[HiddenInPlainSight which were worked into the fair's observation towers]]. Agent J is a former NYPD cop, [[spoiler:and the [[WeaponizedLandmark Statue of Liberty]] is used as a giant [[LaserGuidedAmnesia neuralizer]].]]]] Only the climax of the third movie shies away from NYC, as it takes place in Cape Canaveral during the Apollo 11 launch.



** ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' even has a small change to downplay the city's importance: by the movie's end, the Avengers HQ has moved from Stark Tower to an abandoned Stark facility upstate.



** Once ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' moves onto Earth, of course it starts in New York City, as the Hulk crashes onto the Sanctum Santorum, and Thanos's Black Order is also looking for Doctor Strange. However, the other scenes on Earth are elsewhere (Edinburgh, Wakanda, and the Avengers HQ in upstate New York).



* A justifiable location for a meeting of Heads of State in ''[[Film/XMen1 X-Men]]'', as it is the home of the U.N.

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* A justifiable location for a meeting of Heads of State in ''[[Film/XMen1 X-Men]]'', ''{{Film/X-Men|1}}'', as it is the home of the U.N.
14th Apr '18 1:10:16 PM RedScharlach
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* ''ComicStrip/LittleOrphanAnnie'' (and it's subsequent [[Theatre/{{Annie}} theater adaptation]][[note]]Which was adapted into three movies.[[/note]]) is set in New York during UsefulNotes/TheGreatDepression; indirectly referenced in the 1982 movie:

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* ''ComicStrip/LittleOrphanAnnie'' (and it's its subsequent [[Theatre/{{Annie}} theater adaptation]][[note]]Which was adapted into three movies.[[/note]]) is set in New York during UsefulNotes/TheGreatDepression; indirectly referenced in the 1982 movie:



* The climax of ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' takes place mostly in the area around Grand Central Station and the Metlife building, which is replaced by a tower owned by Stark Enterprises. And yes, it gets wrecked hard. [[spoiler:There's a certain scene with Thor on top of the Chrysler Building conjuring up lightning against some Chitauri, and another with a flying alien creature crashing into Grand Central Terminal.]] It's location here is fully justified as [[spoiler:Loki needed the power source of the Stark building for his plan to work, and he deliberately chose New York because he wanted a big show.]]

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* The climax of ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' takes place mostly in the area around Grand Central Station and the Metlife building, which is replaced by a tower owned by Stark Enterprises. And yes, it gets wrecked hard. [[spoiler:There's a certain scene with Thor on top of the Chrysler Building conjuring up lightning against some Chitauri, and another with a flying alien creature crashing into Grand Central Terminal.]] It's Its location here is fully justified as [[spoiler:Loki needed the power source of the Stark building for his plan to work, and he deliberately chose New York because he wanted a big show.]]



* Defied by [[Podcast/RiffTrax Michael J. Nelson]] in his book ''Movie Megacheese''. While discussing Creator/NoraEphron's movies and her nonstop gushing about The Big Apple, Mike takes a few paragraphs to express his annoyance not so much the city itself, but with New Yorkers' insistance that the rest of America always agree with them about how awesome New York City is. Well, that and the hot blast of urine-scented air that can sometimes hit you out of nowhere.

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* Defied by [[Podcast/RiffTrax Michael J. Nelson]] in his book ''Movie Megacheese''. While discussing Creator/NoraEphron's movies and her nonstop gushing about The Big Apple, Mike takes a few paragraphs to express his annoyance not so much the city itself, but with New Yorkers' insistance insistence that the rest of America always agree with them about how awesome New York City is. Well, that and the hot blast of urine-scented air that can sometimes hit you out of nowhere.



* The ''Literature/KikiStrike'' books focus on a secret underground city in the middle of New York. The book is spliced with facts about the real life New York City and it's history as well.

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* The ''Literature/KikiStrike'' books focus on a secret underground city in the middle of New York. The book is spliced with facts about the real life New York City and it's its history as well.



* Season one of ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' has many of its superpowered heroes meet up in New York, seeking to prevent a nuclear explosion there. However, the series does also have many crucial scenes set in Las Vegas and Texas, and the occasional few in Japan or India.

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* Season one of ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' has many of its superpowered heroes meet up in New York, seeking to prevent a nuclear explosion there. However, the series does also have has many crucial scenes set in Las Vegas and Texas, and the occasional few in Japan or India.



* Willie Nile's adopted hometown is New York (considering he's from it's Crapsack World Evil Twin, Buffalo, this is hardly surprising), and he likes to mention it from time to time.

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* Willie Nile's adopted hometown is New York (considering he's from it's its Crapsack World Evil Twin, Buffalo, this is hardly surprising), and he likes to mention it from time to time.



* Music/EltonJohn and his lyricist Bernie Taupin have written many songs about, set in or namechecking New York City, including "Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters" (and "Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters Part II" written in 1988), "Wouldn't Have You Any Other Way (NYC)", "Ticking" ,"Levon", "You're So Static", and of course, "Empty Garden".

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* Music/EltonJohn and his lyricist Bernie Taupin have written many songs about, set in or namechecking New York City, including "Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters" (and "Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters Part II" II", written in 1988), "Wouldn't Have You Any Other Way (NYC)", "Ticking" ,"Levon", "Ticking", "Levon", "You're So Static", and of course, "Empty Garden".



* Invaders come and take over the United States, while a plumber from New York rises to fight back. No, it's not some DarkerAndEdgier [[Franchise/SuperMarioBrothers Mario]] game - it's VideoGame/FreedomFighters.

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* Invaders come and take over the United States, while a plumber from New York rises to fight back. No, it's not some DarkerAndEdgier [[Franchise/SuperMarioBrothers Mario]] game - -- it's VideoGame/FreedomFighters.



* ''WesternAnimation/ArgaiTheProphecy'' features much of its action in New York.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ArgaiTheProphecy'' features sets much of its action in New York.
10th Apr '18 12:48:07 PM Premonition45
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* ''Film/TradingPlaces'' is set in UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}}, but the climax occurs in New York City at the World Trade Center.
6th Apr '18 6:45:08 PM MaxWest2
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* The children's picture books by Creator/EzraJackKeats are chiefly set in New York City. His books featuring the KidHero Peter, such as ''the Snowy Day'' and ''Whistle for Willie'', are set in Brooklyn. The first book by Keats, ''My Dog Is Lost'', involves a Puerto Rican boy Juanito going all over New York City to find his lost dog; he goes through Little Italy, Chinatown, Park Avenue and Harlem during his search.
5th Apr '18 8:36:42 PM lakingsif
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* In ''Film/StVincent'', Vincent lives in Brooklyn, and most of the film takes place in New York.

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* In ''Film/StVincent'', ''Film/StVincent2014'', Vincent lives in Brooklyn, and most of the film takes place in New York.
1st Apr '18 6:32:37 PM Samx
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* The first mission of ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2'' takes place in a New York City under siege by the Soviet Union, which is interesting as the Russian navy would have most likely crossed the Arctic at some point. The Statue of Liberty is hit by a stray rocket and collapses.
18th Mar '18 10:26:22 AM rmctagg09
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** It doesn't matter because Wall Street investors can reign from anywhere in the world.
17th Mar '18 5:26:15 PM JessyS
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** It doesn't matter because Wall Street investors can reign from anywhere in the world.
7th Mar '18 8:15:01 AM nombretomado
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* The NFL has had a policy for many years that the SuperBowl must be played in either a warm outdoor stadium or a dome. Many cities which are large enough to host a Super Bowl (Chicago, Boston, Seattle, Denver, Philadelphia, etc) were excluded by this policy until 2014, when New York[[note]]well, New Jersey, but who's counting?[[/note]] was the first one allowed to do so.

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* The NFL has had a policy for many years that the SuperBowl UsefulNotes/SuperBowl must be played in either a warm outdoor stadium or a dome. Many cities which are large enough to host a Super Bowl (Chicago, Boston, Seattle, Denver, Philadelphia, etc) were excluded by this policy until 2014, when New York[[note]]well, New Jersey, but who's counting?[[/note]] was the first one allowed to do so.
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