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6th May '17 3:29:38 AM WillBGood
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* ''Literature/AmericanPsycho'' plays with the trope: '80s New York is full of homeless people, crowded, and pretty scuzzy in places-- but the real foulness takes place in the expensive, glossy apartments Patrick Bateman occupies.
6th May '17 3:26:20 AM WillBGood
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-->'''Homer:''' ... and that's when the [[Film/{{CHUD}} C.H.U.D.s]] came at me.\\\

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-->'''Homer:''' ... and that's when the [[Film/{{CHUD}} C.H.U.D.s]] came at me.\\\\\
6th May '17 3:24:52 AM WillBGood
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--> They�re all bums girl
--> They�re livin� in their fucked up places
--> I�m talking murder, I�m talking blackmail and jazz

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--> They�re They're all bums girl
--> They�re livin� They're livin' in their fucked up places
--> I�m I'm talking murder, I�m I'm talking blackmail and jazz
28th Apr '17 4:07:51 AM CrypticMirror
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* ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'' usually averts this trope. In the episode ''Old School'', however, the Nine-Nine is visited by Jimmy Brogan, a retired journalist who wrote a book called "The Squad" about the NYPD in the 1970s, which happens to be Jake's favorite book and what inspired him to become a cop in the first place. But when Jake's gushing about finally getting to meet his idol, Captain Holt tells him that the 70s was really not a good time for the city, and ''especially'' not for the NYPD, rife as it was with corruption, racism, sexism and homophobia. He also points out that the "legit" cops in the book were mostly just Brogan's drinking buddies.

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* ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'' usually averts this trope. ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'':
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In the episode ''Old School'', however, the Nine-Nine is visited by Jimmy Brogan, a retired journalist who wrote a book called "The Squad" about the NYPD in the 1970s, which happens to be Jake's favorite book and what inspired him to become a cop in the first place. But when Jake's gushing about finally getting to meet his idol, Captain Holt tells him that the 70s was really not a good time for the city, and ''especially'' not for the NYPD, rife as it was with corruption, racism, sexism and homophobia. He also points out that the "legit" cops in the book were mostly just Brogan's drinking buddies.
27th Apr '17 8:02:12 PM DoctorNemesis
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* Discussed in ''Crazy People'', a late-eighties Creator/DudleyMoore film about an advertising executive who gets thrown into an asylum after beginning to come up with blunt, no-nonsense advertising slogans that tell the unvarnished truth about the product, which ends up revolutionising the industry. One of the slogans for a New York tourism campaign is "Come to New York; there were fewer murders last year".
27th Apr '17 7:52:16 PM DoctorNemesis
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-->'''Sgt. Jeffords''': New York in the '80s was basically ''Film/ThePurge''.

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-->'''Sgt.--->'''Sgt. Jeffords''': New York in the '80s was basically ''Film/ThePurge''.
27th Apr '17 7:51:34 PM DoctorNemesis
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** In a later episode, it's revealed that the incompetent Detective Hitchcock somehow holds the precinct's arrest record purely because he happened to be working at the station during the 1980s and so had lots of opportunities to make easy arrests.
-->'''Sgt. Jeffords''': New York in the '80s was basically ''Film/ThePurge''.
11th Apr '17 4:53:39 PM Onlythrice
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** At the end of the episode, Marge, Lisa and Bart absolutely ''love'' New York. Homer is one tick away from exploding in rage as he gets smacked in the face by garbage from a truck.

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** At the end of the episode, Marge, Lisa and Bart absolutely ''love'' New York. After having been issued multiple parking tickets, forced to hold in his urine for several hours, harassed by the [[FunnyAneurysmMoment "jerks in Tower One"]], and destroying the car by driving with a wheel clamp, Homer is one tick away from exploding in rage as he gets smacked in the face by garbage from a truck.
3rd Apr '17 7:12:13 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* The zombie film ''Mulberry Street'', set in an apartment on the titular street in Manhattan's Little Italy, has a rather unique example of this. It portrays New York at the height of [[TurnOfTheMillennium the Bloomberg years]] as it was coming out of this trope and becoming increasingly gentrified in the process, with the protagonists struggling to hold onto their apartment block in a city where working-class people like themselves are increasingly unwelcome. Their [[MyLocal local watering hole]] is now filled with yuppies, a rich family from Connecticut just moved into one of the units, and the cost of living ain't getting any cheaper. And ''then'' the rat-zombies show up...
9th Mar '17 4:32:24 PM onionmaster
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* SamAndMax runs on this trope in the comics and in SamAndMaxHitTheRoad, with recurring plots having just about any of the other animal characters in the city being criminals or simply unfriendly. The Telltale Games play with both its older image and with gentrification, the latter being directly referenced by the reforming of Grandpa Stinky's dive bar into a trendy modern one run by his Granddaughter, which the lead characters [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks lament]].
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