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19th Nov '17 6:18:15 AM DeepRed
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UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity is depicted as a [[DysfunctionJunction dysfunctional]], crime-plagued, [[SwarmOfRats vermin-infested]], smog-choked, [[PollutedWasteland polluted]], grimy, sleazy, seedy, [[SleazyPolitician corrupt]], [[UrbanSegregation racially-divided]], [[PerpetualPoverty poverty-ridden]], morally-and-[[RichesToRags financially]]-bankrupt WretchedHive filled with ApatheticCitizens, hostile [[{{Jerkass}} jerkasses]], [[AxCrazy violent psychotics]], [[AddledAddict drug addicts]], [[TropesAboutPerverts deviants]], a crumbling infrastructure, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking not enough parking spots]].

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UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity is depicted as a [[DysfunctionJunction dysfunctional]], crime-plagued, [[SwarmOfRats vermin-infested]], smog-choked, [[PollutedWasteland polluted]], grimy, sleazy, seedy, [[SleazyPolitician corrupt]], [[UrbanSegregation racially-divided]], [[PerpetualPoverty poverty-ridden]], morally-and-[[RichesToRags financially]]-bankrupt WretchedHive filled with ApatheticCitizens, hostile [[{{Jerkass}} jerkasses]], [[AxCrazy violent psychotics]], [[PoliceBrutality violent psychotics with badges]], [[AddledAddict drug addicts]], [[TropesAboutPerverts deviants]], a crumbling infrastructure, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking not enough parking spots]].
25th Oct '17 9:34:31 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Gotham City is an {{expy}} of the darker side of NYC in the ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' franchise. ("Gotham" has been a well-known nickname for New York City long before Batman even came about, and artist Frank Miller has referred to Gotham City as "New York City after dark.")

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* Gotham City is an {{expy}} of the darker side of NYC in the ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' franchise. ("Gotham" has been a well-known nickname for New York City long before Batman even came about, and artist Frank Miller Creator/FrankMiller has referred to Gotham City as "New York City after dark.")
19th Oct '17 8:18:28 AM GentlemensDame883
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* ''MaxPayne'' takes place in an AnachronismStew of seventies-era Manhattan -- when the city was a throne to vice and grunge -- and the slick corporatism of modern NYC. The mob is so powerful that it controls the police and the press, and [[MegaCorp Aesir Pharmaceuticals]] controls the mob. Even with [[OneManArmy Max's]] [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge efforts]], it hasn't gotten much better by the time the second game rolls by.

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* ''MaxPayne'' ''VideoGame/MaxPayne'' takes place in an AnachronismStew of seventies-era Manhattan -- when the city was a throne to vice and grunge -- and the slick corporatism of modern NYC. The mob is so powerful that it controls the police and the press, and [[MegaCorp Aesir Pharmaceuticals]] controls the mob. Even with [[OneManArmy Max's]] [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge efforts]], it hasn't gotten much better by the time the second game rolls by.




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* ''VideoGame/TheGodfather: The Game'': You can't go far without running into [[LegitimateBusinessmensSocialClub a business controlled by]] TheMafia, {{Dirty Cop}}s are a dime a dozen, and even staying away from known Mafia fronts doesn't guarantee your safety from running gunfights in the streets.
18th Sep '17 9:00:59 AM Krieger22
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* VideoGame/TheDivision takes place in this kind of New York which has been taken over by not only gangs, but also a PMC due to the fallout of a bioweapon attack caused by poisoning all paper money, making people infected with an enhanced strain of smallpox.

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* VideoGame/TheDivision takes place in this kind of New York which AfterTheEnd, following a bioweapon-caused smallpox pandemic that has been taken over by not only gangs, but also a PMC due to the fallout of a bioweapon attack caused by poisoning all paper money, making people infected with an enhanced strain the near total collapse of smallpox.
local authorities, opening up opportunities for various gangs and a PMC to carve out territories for themselves.
8th Sep '17 2:34:23 AM jamespolk
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%% * ''Film/{{Joe}}''

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%% * ''Film/{{Joe}}''''Film/{{Joe}}'' is about a vigilante in a crime-ridden, dirty 1970s New York.



* Though maybe downplayed compared to other examples, ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'' does use New York as a backdrop for the more cynical real world vs the fantasy world of Andalasia.

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* Though maybe downplayed compared to other examples, ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'' does use New York as a backdrop for ''Film/{{Dead End|1937}}'' is set in the more cynical real world vs filthy, garbage-strewn, vermin-infested tenements of Manhattan's East Side. But gentrification is on the fantasy world of Andalasia.way, as an ultra-fancy apartment building has been built right next to the slums.
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".
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