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3rd Jan '17 11:09:57 AM jaysonn260
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* The avant-garde musician James Ferraro's ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBxMRzpPm50&index=1&list=PL3zHDlqF9u4hXudzReDEcJMoMYW9hhOLC NYC, Hell, 3:00 AM]]'' is an exaggerated version of New York at its worst, sampling flies and rats, police scanners, and (regrettably) 9/11 news footage. The overall effect is that of the world's most miserable R&B record.

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* The avant-garde musician James Ferraro's ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBxMRzpPm50&index=1&list=PL3zHDlqF9u4hXudzReDEcJMoMYW9hhOLC NYC, Hell, 3:00 AM]]'' is an [[http://www.stereogum.com/1504091/qa-james-ferraro-on-nycs-hidden-darkness-musical-sincerity-and-being-called-the-god-of-vaporwave/franchises/interview/ exaggerated version version]] of New York at its worst, sampling flies and rats, police scanners, and (regrettably) 9/11 news footage. The overall effect is that of the world's most miserable R&B record.
3rd Jan '17 11:05:43 AM jaysonn260
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* The avant-garde musician James Ferraro's ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBxMRzpPm50&index=1&list=PL3zHDlqF9u4hXudzReDEcJMoMYW9hhOLC NYC, Hell, 3:00 AM]]'' is an exaggerated version of New York at its worst, sampling flies and rats, police scanners, and (regrettably) 9/11 news footage. The overall effect is that of the world's most miserable R&B record.
25th Dec '16 9:49:52 AM DesertDragon
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* ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'' carries over the comics' portrayal of Hell's Kitchen as a seedy neighborhood. Hell's Kitchen has gentrified in real life, but in the show, the area took heavy damage as a result of [[Film/{{The Avengers|2012}} the "incident"]] (consequently, the show was filmed in neighborhoods of Brooklyn that bear some resemblance to Hell's Kitchen of the 1970s).

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* ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'' ''Series/Daredevil2015'' carries over the comics' portrayal of Hell's Kitchen as a seedy neighborhood. The only problem is that Hell's Kitchen has gentrified in real life, but in life to the show, point that it's something of a {{Gayborhood}} now. The show had to use the area alien invasion from ''Film/TheAvengers2012'' to justify a rise in crime and drop in property values (the neighborhood took heavy damage as a result of [[Film/{{The Avengers|2012}} the "incident"]] (consequently, from The Incident), in order to give Daredevil something to do. Consequently, the show was filmed in neighborhoods of Brooklyn that bear some resemblance to Hell's Kitchen of the 1970s).1970's.
16th Dec '16 7:02:10 PM jasiekel86
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* ''Film/SummerOfSam''

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* ''Film/SummerOfSam''''Film/SummerOfSam'' Although based on a true story, the movie follows a fictional plot too, with almost all the characters (predominantly Italian-Americans) having bad attitudes, direct frankness, sarcasm, accusing each other of being the killer, being rude and insulting to a promiscuous girl (who is more than capable of standing up for herself) and bullying a punk rocker due to him not conforming to their macho behaviour.
16th Dec '16 1:45:33 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* Thanks to the worse economy, New York City in ''Literature/FearLoathingAndGumboOnTheCampaignTrailSeventyTwo'' goes bankrupt in 1975 and has its finances taken over by the federal government, on top of all the other problems that it faced in The Seventies. Things are no better TheEighties, where it gets taken over by Mayor [[spoiler:Spiro Agnew]], of all people, who institutes a policy of walling off the worst ghettoes and arming the NYPD with belt-fed machine guns and other high-powered military hardware.

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* Thanks to the worse economy, New York City in ''Literature/FearLoathingAndGumboOnTheCampaignTrailSeventyTwo'' goes bankrupt in 1975 and has its finances taken over by the federal government, on top of all the other problems that it faced in The Seventies. Things are no better in TheEighties, where it gets taken over by Mayor [[spoiler:Spiro Agnew]], of all people, who institutes a policy of walling off the worst ghettoes and arming the NYPD with belt-fed machine guns and other high-powered military hardware.
hardware. The kicker? As of 1990, it's ''still'' [[FallenStatesOfAmerica one of the better parts of the US to be in]], [[spoiler:especially with most of the South and Midwest taken over by [[TheFundamentalist Taliban-grade Christian fundamentalists]]]].
16th Dec '16 1:28:33 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'', [[Film/GhostbustersII its sequel]], and ''VideoGame/GhostbustersTheVideoGame''. Diners at Tavern on the Green ignore a panicked Louis Tully as a Terror Dog possesses him; the combined negativity of the city's denizens manifests as a river of slime; the city is routinely attacked by ghosts of its own homeless and construction-workers...the list goes on and on. Worst of all is the feeling of a city without spiritual direction, and the city's only contact with the other side is mischievous at best and outright malevolent at worst. Subverted in the sequel's climax, when the Ghostbusters use the Statue of Liberty to awaken the good feelings lurking beneath New York's crusty exterior and combat the slime's negative influence.

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* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'', [[Film/GhostbustersII its sequel]], and ''VideoGame/GhostbustersTheVideoGame''. Diners at Tavern on the Green ignore a panicked Louis Tully as a Terror Dog possesses him; the combined negativity of the city's denizens manifests as a river of slime; the city is routinely attacked by ghosts of its own homeless and construction-workers...the list goes on and on. Worst of all is the feeling of a city without spiritual direction, and the city's only contact with the other side is mischievous at best and outright malevolent at worst. Subverted in the sequel's climax, when the Ghostbusters use the Statue of Liberty to awaken the good feelings lurking beneath New York's crusty exterior and combat the slime's negative influence. It's toned down in [[Film/{{Ghostbusters 2016}} the 2016 version]], reflecting how this became a DiscreditedTrope in the intervening years; one gag has the new gang trying to buy the iconic firehouse from the original film, only to find that rent is over $20,000 a month, forcing them to establish their headquarters above a Chinese restaurant instead.
28th Nov '16 2:35:57 AM Vir
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* [[FantasyCounterPartCulture Manehatten]], as seen in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Rarity Takes Manehatten", is glorious at first glance but is outright stated to have a cynical, corrupt side and that everyone is out for themselves. [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished This is quickly proven to be quite true]].

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* [[FantasyCounterPartCulture [[FantasyCounterpartCulture Manehatten]], as seen in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Rarity Takes Manehatten", is glorious at first glance but is outright stated to have a cynical, corrupt side and that everyone is out for themselves. [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished This is quickly proven to be quite true]].
13th Nov '16 5:10:47 PM Discar
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* ''Series/{{Vinyl}}'': New York, 1973, rife with sex, drugs, Mob violence and [[CorruptCorporateExecutive abusive record labels]] … but also the birthplace of Hip Hop, Disco, and Funk, among other great musical genres.

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* The small press RPG ''Fates Worse Than Death'' posits a "street level cyberpunk" future where Manhattan has gone bankrupt. Anyone who lives in the decayed, dangerous island either commutes in from heavily-secured suburban communities, is a natural thrill-seeker, or is just too damn poor to move out.

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* The small press RPG ''Fates Worse Than Death'' posits a "street level cyberpunk" future where Manhattan has gone bankrupt. Anyone who lives in the decayed, dangerous island either commutes in from heavily-secured suburban communities, is a natural thrill-seeker, or is just too damn poor to move out.



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9th Nov '16 8:13:40 PM Chabal2
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** During Garth Ennis' run, some of the more out-there plots included a homeless guy living in a pile of corpses in the sewers, a midget mafia, and a giant squid hanging out near the docks.
3rd Nov '16 3:33:56 AM 06tele
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* ''Film/TheTakingOfPelhamOneTwoThree'' (the 1974 version) is set in a New York where a lieutenant of the transit police is a casually racist NobleBigotWithABadge who falls asleep on the job; the streets are full of garbage; the mayor is an apathetic, venal twit who can only be prodded into ordering the resolution of a hostage situation with the reminder that he needs people to vote for him, and everyone lives in crappy, grungy apartments.

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* ''Film/TheTakingOfPelhamOneTwoThree'' (the 1974 version) is set in a New York where a lieutenant of the transit police is a casually racist NobleBigotWithABadge who falls asleep on the job; the streets are full of garbage; the mayor is an apathetic, venal twit who can only be prodded into ordering the resolution of a hostage situation with the reminder that he needs people to vote for him, and everyone lives in crappy, grungy apartments. But it's okay because it's all set to a kick-ass soundtrack by David Shire!
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