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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.
28th May '16 10:18:46 PM 10-13-2
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Not that the producers don't frequently get lazy. Expect the actual geography to be disregarded and characters to have apparent teleportation powers, switching from Manhattan to Brooklyn to Queens and back again in the blink of an eye (also note that the song lyric "the Bronx is up and the Battery's down" refer to two locations that are ''more than 20 miles apart''). And while New York ''is'' home to a diverse cross-section of Americans, don't expect to hear anything but Southern or Western accents on many occasions - even if the characters are supposed to be natives!



* ''Film/TheSevenYearItch''. Not only does it set itself in early 1950s New York, but it ''flashes back to 500 years earlier when Manhattan Isle was pre-Peter Minuit''. Even when the action leaves New York, we just go to Maine - a different state, but part of the same Northeastern Seaboard.

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* ''Film/TheSevenYearItch''. Not only does it set itself in early 1950s New York, but it ''flashes back to 500 years earlier when Manhattan Isle was pre-Peter Minuit''. Even when the action leaves New York, we just go to Maine - a different state, but part of the same Northeastern Seaboard. Ironically, the Creator/MarilynMonroe character says she is a native of Denver, Colorado - the only really specific thing we learn about her background.
28th May '16 10:11:23 PM 10-13-2
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* There are plenty of examples of WWE Superstars who fit this trope: the Full-Blooded Italians, Enzio Amore & Big Cass, the Dudley Boyz, pretty much the entire ECW contingent (Philadelphia rather than New York, but still pretty close). Even quite a few wrestlers who are non-New York will be baptized thus, often to establish a [[BrooklynRage "tough-guy"/"streetwise"]] persona. Black wrestlers, for example, are likely to be billed from Harlem, partly in tribute to the [=McMahon=] family's roots and partly because, well, [[SmallReferencePools where else do Black people come from]]? D'Angelo Dinero, Wrestling/BookerT, and Ezekiel Jackson were all introduced to the world as Harlemites, despite actually being from Florida, Texas, and ''the South American country of Guyana'', respectively. The most bizarre case is probably Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield, who, during the second half of his in-ring career, was billed as a Wall Street investor (which he ''was'' in actuality) despite wearing a cowboy hat and quite obviously being a Texan.
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