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3rd Jul '16 12:54:39 PM Morgenthaler
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* The fairy-tale characters from ''{{Enchanted}}'' end up in New York... because, naturally, New York is the opposite of a fairy-tale kingdom.

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* The fairy-tale characters from ''{{Enchanted}}'' ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'' end up in New York... because, naturally, New York is the opposite of a fairy-tale kingdom.



* ''Hercules in New York''. Zeus blasts Hercules with a lightning bolt, casting him out of Olympus. After some strange encounters in the air and at sea, Hercules arrives in New York City. It's somewhat justified by the obvious lack of budget of that movie.

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* ''Hercules in New York''.''Film/HerculesInNewYork''. Zeus blasts Hercules with a lightning bolt, casting him out of Olympus. After some strange encounters in the air and at sea, Hercules arrives in New York City. It's somewhat justified by the obvious lack of budget of that movie.
3rd Jul '16 12:54:06 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/{{Highlander}}'' has [[TheObiWan Mentor]] Ramirez telling Connor that eventually the Immortals will meet in "a faraway land" to fight for the Prize. ''NEW YORK''.

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* ''Film/{{Highlander}}'' has [[TheObiWan Mentor]] Ramirez [[TheMentor Ramirez]] telling Connor that eventually the Immortals will meet in "a faraway land" to fight for the Prize. ''NEW YORK''.
25th Jun '16 3:50:50 PM nombretomado
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* The portal which opens between our world and the world where fairy tales are real in ''TheTenthKingdom'' is located in New York's Central Park. What makes this miniseries a particularly striking example of the trope is how the opening titles quite conspicuously, and jaw-droppingly, magically morph the New York City skyline into a fantasy land to suggest the crossing over of magic into the real world. The sequence, quite justifiably, won an Emmy. To watch the sequence, go [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcKgcF-FU9M here.]]

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* The portal which opens between our world and the world where fairy tales are real in ''TheTenthKingdom'' ''Series/TheTenthKingdom'' is located in New York's Central Park. What makes this miniseries a particularly striking example of the trope is how the opening titles quite conspicuously, and jaw-droppingly, magically morph the New York City skyline into a fantasy land to suggest the crossing over of magic into the real world. The sequence, quite justifiably, won an Emmy. To watch the sequence, go [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcKgcF-FU9M here.]]
24th Jun '16 10:02:28 AM Doug86
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* DCComics averts this by having every hero protect a different (usually fictitious) city, although the two most famous (Gotham and Metropolis) are based on New York. The major [[TheDCU DC]] comic book to be set in the real NYC was the 80s run of ''TheNewTeenTitans'' which had the original Titans Tower on an island in the East River.
** Superheroes that have lived in TheDCU's New York include the Comicbook/{{Green Lantern}}s Alan Scott (originally based in Gotham), Guy Gardner, John Stewart, and Kyle Rayner; Plastic Man; ComicBook/PowerGirl (when she's not living in Metropolis); [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the Manhattan Guardian]]; the Comicbook/TeenTitans before they removed to San Francisco; and the original Sandman. Currently, Comicbook/{{Static}} and ComicBook/{{Hawkman}} are the protectors of New York in the ComicBook/{{New 52}} continuity.

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* DCComics Creator/DCComics averts this by having every hero protect a different (usually fictitious) city, although the two most famous (Gotham and Metropolis) are based on New York. The major [[TheDCU [[Franchise/TheDCU DC]] comic book to be set in the real NYC was the 80s run of ''TheNewTeenTitans'' which had the original Titans Tower on an island in the East River.
** Superheroes that have lived in TheDCU's Franchise/TheDCU's New York include the Comicbook/{{Green Franchise/{{Green Lantern}}s Alan Scott (originally based in Gotham), Guy Gardner, John Stewart, and Kyle Rayner; Plastic Man; ComicBook/PowerGirl (when she's not living in Metropolis); [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the Manhattan Guardian]]; the Comicbook/TeenTitans before they removed to San Francisco; and the original Sandman. Currently, Comicbook/{{Static}} and ComicBook/{{Hawkman}} are the protectors of New York in the ComicBook/{{New 52}} continuity.
23rd Jun '16 5:28:19 AM Doug86
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* Also averted by the two other major theme parks in Southern California, Knott's Berry Farm and Six Flags Magic Mountain. Knott's has an Old Western theme and also features the ''{{Peanuts}}'' characters (whose adventures took place somewhere in the upper Midwest), while Magic Mountain (or simply "Six Flags", as it's been semi-officially known since the 1990s) tries to avoid depicting any specific region (although the California bias is obvious). However, Magic Mountain did once feature [[XtremeKoolLetterz "Psyclone"]], a replica of an old wooden coaster from Coney Island.

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* Also averted by the two other major theme parks in Southern California, Knott's Berry Farm and Six Flags Magic Mountain. Knott's has an Old Western theme and also features the ''{{Peanuts}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' characters (whose adventures took place somewhere in the upper Midwest), while Magic Mountain (or simply "Six Flags", as it's been semi-officially known since the 1990s) tries to avoid depicting any specific region (although the California bias is obvious). However, Magic Mountain did once feature [[XtremeKoolLetterz "Psyclone"]], a replica of an old wooden coaster from Coney Island.
18th Jun '16 12:56:06 PM shokoshu
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* New York, New York (So Good They Named It Twice). By local singer-songwriter Gerard Kenny.
10th Jun '16 10:19:20 PM DoctorCooper
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** JackieRobinson became the first black man in modern major league baseball when he debuted for the Dodgers in 1947. The Yankees catcher Elston Howard was the first black American League MVP.

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** JackieRobinson UsefulNotes/JackieRobinson became the first black man in modern major league baseball when he debuted for the Dodgers in 1947. The Yankees catcher Elston Howard was the first black American League MVP.
31st May '16 1:31:23 AM Doug86
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** The Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse films have tended to avoid this however. While much of the action in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' takes place in New York, ''Film/IronMan1'', ''Film/IronMan2'' and ''Film/IronMan3'' primarily take place in California, ''Film/{{Thor}}'' takes place in New Mexico, ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' takes place in London when on Earth, ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' takes place in UsefulNotes/WorldWar2-era Europe and ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' takes place in Washington, D.C.

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** The Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse films have tended to avoid this however. While much of the action in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' takes place in New York, ''Film/IronMan1'', ''Film/IronMan2'' and ''Film/IronMan3'' primarily take place in California, ''Film/{{Thor}}'' takes place in New Mexico, ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' takes place in London when on Earth, ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' takes place in UsefulNotes/WorldWar2-era UsefulNotes/WorldWarII-era Europe and ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' takes place in Washington, D.C.



** Vincent J. [=McMahon=], the late father of Chairman Vincent K. [=McMahon=] and founder in 1953 of Capitol Wrestling Corporation (sort of the proto-WWE), was born in Harlem about the time of WorldWarI (shortly before Harlem became a majority black neighborhood). Ironically, although Vincent J.'s father, Jess, promoted boxing matches in Madison Square Garden, Vincent J. struck out on his own in Washington, D.C. (hence the "Capitol" of Capitol Wrestling Corporation)

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** Vincent J. [=McMahon=], the late father of Chairman Vincent K. [=McMahon=] and founder in 1953 of Capitol Wrestling Corporation (sort of the proto-WWE), was born in Harlem about the time of WorldWarI UsefulNotes/WorldWarI (shortly before Harlem became a majority black neighborhood). Ironically, although Vincent J.'s father, Jess, promoted boxing matches in Madison Square Garden, Vincent J. struck out on his own in Washington, D.C. (hence the "Capitol" of Capitol Wrestling Corporation)
30th May '16 6:49:14 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* The animals from ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}'' live in Central Park Zoo, and a lot of local humor is sprinkled in the script, mostly thanks to one of the writers having worked on ''{{Seinfeld}}''. The first act is basically a festival of New York gags, and features landmarks like Times Square, the Essex House, 7th Avenue, Grand Central Station, and the Rockefeller ice rink. Lincoln Center, the Knicks, Metro North railroad, and Lexington Avenue being mentioned.

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* The animals from ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}'' live in Central Park Zoo, and a lot of local humor is sprinkled in the script, mostly thanks to one of the writers having worked on ''{{Seinfeld}}''.''Series/{{Seinfeld}}''. The first act is basically a festival of New York gags, and features landmarks like Times Square, the Essex House, 7th Avenue, Grand Central Station, and the Rockefeller ice rink. Lincoln Center, the Knicks, Metro North railroad, and Lexington Avenue being mentioned.
28th May '16 10:21:41 PM 10-13-2
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There ''is'' a reason for this: the skyline is just so darn recognizable. In addition, New York City is the most populous metropolitan area in the United States (and the 4th most populous in the world), possibly justifying the frequency with which events of great significance occur there in fiction. Further justification for this is New York's diversity. Very close to every single ethnic, racial and religious group is is represented to some degree or another on the streets of the five boroughs, and nearly every language spoken on Planet Earth can be heard there. Although most US cities ''are'' cosmopolitan to one degree or another, New York is particularly noticeable due to the larger population, thus making the diversity more obvious. Further helping matters is the fact that New York is a major hub for business, finance, politics, culture, etc., which makes it that much easier to set stories of all sorts there.

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There ''is'' a reason for this: the skyline is just so darn recognizable. In addition, New York City is the most populous metropolitan area in the United States (and the 4th most populous in the world), possibly justifying the frequency with which events of great significance occur there in fiction. Further justification for this is New York's diversity. Very close to every single ethnic, racial and religious group is is represented to some degree or another on the streets of the five boroughs, and nearly every language spoken on Planet Earth can be heard there. Although most US cities ''are'' cosmopolitan to one degree or another, New York is particularly noticeable due to the larger population, thus making the diversity more obvious.obvious - and the white people alone are remarkably diverse in themselves, unlike in most other American cities where they're relatively homogeneous, so it's possible to fall back on MonochromeCasting and still feature many unique characters. Further helping matters is the fact that New York is a major hub for business, finance, politics, culture, etc., which makes it that much easier to set stories of all sorts there.
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