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8th Feb '16 11:22:08 AM erforce
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* ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' depicts New York in the middle of a huge crime wave perpetrated by Shredder's Foot Clan, made up of teenage runaways and orphans. The sequels don't have this trope so much though.
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* ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1990'' depicts New York in the middle of a huge crime wave perpetrated by Shredder's Foot Clan, made up of teenage runaways and orphans. The sequels don't have this trope so much though.
8th Feb '16 3:19:14 AM jormis29
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* ''Summer Of Sam''
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* ''Summer Of Sam'' ''Film/SummerOfSam''
5th Feb '16 9:10:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Serpico}}'': Especially as the protagonist of the film and the non-fiction book it's based on keeps getting told that [[BadCopIncompetentCop corruption in the NYPD]] is a matter of a few "rotten apples" rather than "the barrel itself being rotten."
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* ''{{Serpico}}'': ''Film/{{Serpico}}'': Especially as the protagonist of the film and the non-fiction book it's based on keeps getting told that [[BadCopIncompetentCop corruption in the NYPD]] is a matter of a few "rotten apples" rather than "the barrel itself being rotten."
17th Jan '16 5:53:30 PM Wkenneth334
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The Big Rotten Apple trope can come into play in any story set during the city's existence but you'll most often see it in stories set in New York in the years before the economy began to pick up steam and the nation's cities started to recover (roughly the period lasting from the mid 1960s to the early 1990s). You'll also sometimes see it in stories set in late 19th Century/Gilded Age New York.
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The Big Rotten Apple trope can come into play in any story set during the city's existence but you'll most often see it in stories set in New York in the years before the economy began to pick up steam and the nation's cities started to recover (roughly the period lasting from the mid late 1960s to the early 1990s). You'll also sometimes see it in stories set in late 19th Century/Gilded Age New York.
5th Jan '16 5:20:38 AM DeepRed
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UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity is depicted as a dysfunctional, crime-plagued, vermin-infested, smog-choked, polluted, grimy, sleazy, seedy, corrupt, [[UrbanSegregation racially-divided]], poverty-ridden, morally-and-financially-bankrupt WretchedHive filled with ApatheticCitizens, hostile [[{{Jerkass}} Jerkasses]], [[AxCrazy violent psychotics]], drug addicts, deviants, a crumbling infrastructure, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking not enough parking spots]].
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UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity is depicted as a dysfunctional, [[DysfunctionJunction dysfunctional]], crime-plagued, vermin-infested, [[SwarmOfRats vermin-infested]], smog-choked, polluted, [[PollutedWasteland polluted]], grimy, sleazy, seedy, corrupt, [[SleazyPolitician corrupt]], [[UrbanSegregation racially-divided]], poverty-ridden, morally-and-financially-bankrupt [[PerpetualPoverty poverty-ridden]], morally-and-[[RichesToRags financially]]-bankrupt WretchedHive filled with ApatheticCitizens, hostile [[{{Jerkass}} Jerkasses]], jerkasses]], [[AxCrazy violent psychotics]], [[AddledAddict drug addicts, deviants, addicts]], [[TropesAboutPerverts deviants]], a crumbling infrastructure, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking not enough parking spots]].
29th Nov '15 11:32:41 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Film/TheWarriors'' portrays New York as having an entire alternate [[GangOfHats society of warring tribes]] (which includes the police) that only come out at night. There is also a [[VideoGame/TheWarriors game adaptation]] showing how the cops are largely complicit in underworld dealings.
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* ''Film/TheWarriors'' portrays New York as having an entire alternate [[GangOfHats society of warring tribes]] (which includes the police) that only come out at night. There is also a [[VideoGame/TheWarriors game adaptation]] showing how the cops are largely complicit in underworld dealings.tribes]]. They even have their own radio station delivering up-to-the-minute coverage on brawls and feuds.
18th Sep '15 7:41:31 AM gallium
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* The entirety of ''Film/JohnWick'' is set in New York City. * ''Film/RunAllNight'' takes place in New York City [[AnAssKickingChristmas on Christmastime]].
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* The entirety of ''Film/JohnWick'' 1912 film ''Film/TheLandBeyondTheSunset'' is set about a ragged boy who lives in a filthy apartment and is trying to eke out a living by selling newspapers on the sidewalk. He winds up getting a ticket from the Fresh Air Fund (a real charity) for a trip to the country, thus briefly escaping his grimy New York City. * ''Film/RunAllNight'' takes place in New York City [[AnAssKickingChristmas on Christmastime]].slum.
4th Aug '15 4:55:56 AM elemt
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* Music/TheLonelyIsland song "I Run NY" mocks this; it is sung from the perspective of New York's mayor and his complaints get progressively more mundane as the song progresses (at one point he nearly cries because the Chief of Police mocked his tie).
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* Music/TheLonelyIsland song "I Run NY" mocks this; it is sung from the perspective of New York's mayor and his complaints get progressively more mundane as the song progresses (at one point he nearly cries because the Chief of Police mocked his tie). tie), before taking a turn for the bizarre as he reveals that his job also includes battling mutant rats and hellhounds in the sewers.
5th Jul '15 12:53:57 PM thatother1dude
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* A background theme of ''MadMen'' is the decline of New York City during the 1960s. In season 2 (set in 1962), 22 year old Peggy's biggest concern about riding the subway alone at night was that [[AluminumChristmasTrees the bamboo seats would ruin her stockings]]. In season 6 (set in 1968), sirens play in the background of almost every scene, the Drapers' Upper East Side penthouse is robbed, and Peggy's boyfriend is stabbed while waiting at a bus station near their home on the Upper West Side.
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* A background theme of ''MadMen'' is the decline of New York City during the 1960s. In season 2 (set in 1962), 22 year old Peggy's biggest concern about riding the subway alone at night was that [[AluminumChristmasTrees the bamboo seats seats]] would ruin her stockings]].stockings. In season 6 (set in 1968), sirens play in the background of almost every scene, the Drapers' Upper East Side penthouse is robbed, and Peggy's boyfriend is stabbed while waiting at a bus station near their home on the Upper West Side.
3rd Jul '15 10:54:10 PM nombretomado
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* ''LateNight with Creator/DavidLetterman'' and ''Late Show'': Before September 11, 2001, the opening would have the announcer make some disparaging crack at about the city ("From New York, where the subway cars smell like urine, it's ''The Late Show with David Letterman''!"). Post-September 11th though, every episode begins, "From New York, the Greatest City in the World...."
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* ''LateNight ''Series/LateNight with Creator/DavidLetterman'' and ''Late Show'': Before September 11, 2001, the opening would have the announcer make some disparaging crack at about the city ("From New York, where the subway cars smell like urine, it's ''The Late Show with David Letterman''!"). Post-September 11th though, every episode begins, "From New York, the Greatest City in the World...."
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