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20th May '16 5:21:23 AM erforce
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** ''GangsOfNewYork'' mostly takes place in the historic Five Points slum, which is filthy, violent and crime-plagued, ruled over by rival gangs and a corrupt police force. And then the Civil War Draft Riots break out and the area gets destroyed by cannon fire (which really happened).

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** ''GangsOfNewYork'' ''Film/GangsOfNewYork'' mostly takes place in the historic Five Points slum, which is filthy, violent and crime-plagued, ruled over by rival gangs and a corrupt police force. And then the Civil War Draft Riots break out and the area gets destroyed by cannon fire (which really happened).



** ''SoylentGreen'': where New York is hugely overcrowded as a result of the global population swelling by 400%. Shortages and civic unrest are endemic.

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** ''SoylentGreen'': ''Film/SoylentGreen'': where New York is hugely overcrowded as a result of the global population swelling by 400%. Shortages and civic unrest are endemic.



* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', its sequel, and the Video Game. 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}}'', ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'', [[Film/GhostbustersII its sequel, sequel]], and the Video Game.''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.



* Horror Movie a Day's review of ''[[http://horror-movie-a-day.blogspot.ca/2010/07/red-hook.html Red Hook]]'':

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* Horror Movie a Day's review of ''[[http://horror-movie-a-day.[[http://horror-movie-a-day.blogspot.ca/2010/07/red-hook.html Red Hook]]'':review]] of ''Red Hook'':
14th May '16 11:29:07 PM nombretomado
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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'' ''Series/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.
8th May '16 10:46:52 AM Aretumer
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* ''Film/Seven''

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* ''Film/Seven''
''Film/Se7en''
8th May '16 10:45:49 AM Aretumer
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* ''Film/Seven''
4th May '16 2:20:08 PM onionmaster
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Despite this, the narrator misses both the girl and the area. The song concludes with the narrator [[BrooklynRage tracking down the murderer and throwing him under a train on the subway]]. Even by FLC's standards, this song is graphic.

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** Despite this, the narrator misses both the girl and the area. The song concludes with the narrator [[BrooklynRage tracking down the murderer and throwing him under a train on the subway]]. Even by FLC's standards, this song is graphic.
4th May '16 2:19:38 PM onionmaster
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* FunLovinCriminals' Southside begins in describing a murder that takes place on the southside of Delancey Street, then describes the area as:
--> That part of town, that frightens the masses
--> Filled with mean motherfuckers and noxious gases
--> They’re all bums girl
--> They’re livin’ in their fucked up places
--> I’m talking murder, I’m talking blackmail and jazz
--> And guys with burned up faces
Despite this, the narrator misses both the girl and the area. The song concludes with the narrator [[BrooklynRage tracking down the murderer and throwing him under a train on the subway]]. Even by FLC's standards, this song is graphic.
30th Apr '16 2:22:29 PM kawaiineko333
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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.
22nd Apr '16 3:58:55 AM gallium
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* 1915 film ''Film/{{Regeneration}}'' also shows New York as crime ridden and dirty, with the whole story taking place in a poverty-stricken Irish neighborhood. Protagonist Owen Conway turns to a life of crime because he doesn't see any other way to improve his condition.
24th Mar '16 12:45:18 AM mirisu92
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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 ''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/{{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.
8th Mar '16 1:36:17 AM gallium
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* ''A Most Violent Year''

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* ''A Most Violent Year''''Film/WildBoysOfTheRoad'': Three homeless teens during TheGreatDepression wind up living in a New York garbage dump. They hate it, wishing they'd stayed in the country where they could find food more easily.
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