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** In VideoGame/LEGOMarvelSuperHeroes, the HubCity is a LEGO version of Manhattan, with every Marvel location that you would expect to find there (plus the X-Mansion, which should be upstate).

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* In ''Literature/SuperMinion'', it's mentioned in school that New York City straight-up disappears during [[MassSuperEmpoweringEvent Odd]] [[RealityIsOutToLunch Summers]]. It becomes shrouded in fog, and emerges unchanged with no record of any intervening period (meaning that it likely has ''less'' supernatural weirdness than anywhere else). The popular theory is that the city itself triggered a superpower during the first Odd Summer.


* ''Webcomic/HeroineChic'' takes place almost entirely in a New York City teeming with super heroes and super villains, with a focus on the fashion industry that caters to both.



* In ''WebcomicPeterParkerForeignExchangeStudent,'' Izuku learns that New York is this with its Kaiju problem, frequent invasions by Atlantis, and numerous organized crime families.

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* In ''WebcomicPeterParkerForeignExchangeStudent,'' ''Webcomic/PeterParkerForeignExchangeStudent,'' Izuku learns that New York is this with its Kaiju problem, frequent invasions by Atlantis, and numerous organized crime families.


* The animated series ''[[WesternAnimation/COPSAnimatedSeries C.O.P.S.]]'' is set in "Empire City"[[note]]Which predates the one from ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed''[[/note]], which is highly implied to be New York in the future.[[note]]The main characters are "fighting crime in a future time".[[/note]]

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* The animated series ''[[WesternAnimation/COPSAnimatedSeries C.O.P.S.]]'' ''WesternAnimation/COPSAnimatedSeries'' is set in "Empire City"[[note]]Which predates the one from ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed''[[/note]], which is highly implied to be New York in the future.[[note]]The main characters are "fighting crime in a future time".[[/note]]


* The animated series ''WesternAnimation/{{COPS}}'' is set in "Empire City"[[note]]Which predates the one from Sonic Unleashed.[[/note]], which is highly implied to be New York in the future.[[note]]The main characters are "fighting crime in a future time".[[/note]]

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* The animated series ''WesternAnimation/{{COPS}}'' ''[[WesternAnimation/COPSAnimatedSeries C.O.P.S.]]'' is set in "Empire City"[[note]]Which predates the one from Sonic Unleashed.[[/note]], ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed''[[/note]], which is highly implied to be New York in the future.[[note]]The main characters are "fighting crime in a future time".[[/note]]


** Even Grand Theft Auto III was originally supposed to be closer to that goal than it ultimately was; but due to when it was released and, the [[UsefulNotes/TheWarOnTerror unfortunate implications]] of allowing players to kill cops, driving around in (at the time) current NYC police car paint jobs (blue and white), Rockstar realized that this would go over far worse than usual, and instead, distanced itself from the city Liberty City was supposed to represent. This included using landmarks from other cities (i.e. the airport) and giving cop cars a far more traditional black and white paint job.
** By the time Grand Theft Auto IV was released, TooSoon had passed, and since the previous Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas featured significantly more accurate versions of LA, San Francisco and Las Vegas, the new incarnation of Liberty featured plenty of parodies and depictions of New York City (and the surrounding area, such as Alderney being based on the sections of New Jersey closest to NYC). Rockstar went so far as to directly mimic famous landmarks and the current NYPD color/font scheme of their cars and the officers that drive them. If you really want to see this in action, head to Algonquin (Manhattan), then to Star Junction (Times Square) and take in the scenery for a little while - the attention to detail is definitely worth taking some time out of your playthrough to watch up close.

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** Even Grand Theft Auto III was originally supposed to be closer to that goal than it ultimately was; but due to when it was released and, the [[UsefulNotes/TheWarOnTerror unfortunate implications]] of allowing players to kill cops, driving around in (at the time) current NYC police car paint jobs (blue and white), Rockstar realized that this would go over far worse than usual, and instead, [[DistancedFromCurrentEvents distanced itself from the city Liberty City was supposed to represent.represent]]. This included using landmarks from other cities (i.e. the airport) and giving cop cars a far more traditional black and white paint job.
** By the time Grand Theft Auto IV was released, TooSoon enough time had passed, and since the previous Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas featured significantly more accurate versions of LA, San Francisco and Las Vegas, the new incarnation of Liberty featured plenty of parodies and depictions of New York City (and the surrounding area, such as Alderney being based on the sections of New Jersey closest to NYC). Rockstar went so far as to directly mimic famous landmarks and the current NYPD color/font scheme of their cars and the officers that drive them. If you really want to see this in action, head to Algonquin (Manhattan), then to Star Junction (Times Square) and take in the scenery for a little while - the attention to detail is definitely worth taking some time out of your playthrough to watch up close.



* Call it TooSoon or even BlackComedy, but the attacks that occurred in the actual city of New York in the year 2001 make this trope sickeningly self-authenticating, complete with many moments of going FromBadToWorse (multiple surprise attacks on different locations from an unknown enemy, with the precision of [[TheChessmaster a Chessmaster]]) where, for that day at least, [[TheBadGuyWins the bad guys totally won]].

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* Call it TooSoon or even BlackComedy, but the attacks that occurred in the actual city of New York in the year 2001 make this trope sickeningly self-authenticating, complete with many moments of going FromBadToWorse (multiple surprise attacks on different locations from an unknown enemy, with the precision of [[TheChessmaster a Chessmaster]]) where, for that day at least, [[TheBadGuyWins the bad guys totally won]].

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* ''Film/{{Rags}}'' takes place there, and it's described as a place where "anything can happen", and where Fairy Tale stories can come true.


* Music/StephenSondheim's ''Theatre/{{Company}}''. "Another hundred people just got off of the train..."

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* Music/StephenSondheim's ''Theatre/{{Company}}''.''Theatre/{{CompanySondheim}}''. "Another hundred people just got off of the train..."


* ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic'' takes place in New York and was described by the creators as a "love letter" to the city. It's more of a roast in practice, as they also poke a lot of fun at NYC's less-savory aspects.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic'' takes place in New York and was described by the creators as a "love letter" to the city. It's more of a roast (or worse, a hate speech) in practice, as they also poke a lot make use of fun at NYC's less-savory aspects.TheBigRottenApple trope.


** The prevalence of disasters centred on New York and Los Angeles are [[DiscussedTrope commented on]] in ''SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}'', when the eponymous character is assigned a mission in Iowa:

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** The prevalence of disasters centred on New York and Los Angeles are [[DiscussedTrope commented on]] in ''SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Deadpool}}'', when the eponymous character is assigned a mission in Iowa:


** The sequel, which takes place in the African Savannah, features several tour groups who ''all'' happen to be from New York City, just so the old lady (from the first film) can give a rousing speech about their survival skills that culminates with "If we can make it there, we can make it anywhere" as she poses like the Statue of Liberty. [[spoiler:It also sets up why they all recognize Alex later on.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Zootopia}}'': The titular city's aesthetic takes a lot from New York, with subways, NYPD-esque badges, etc. [[note]] The lost subway station beneath the Natural History Museum also has shades of either the sealed City Hall IRT Station or the lost Beach Pneumatic Railway, and New York's 81st Street Station has direct access to the Natural History Museum.[[/note]] Though it also has areas to resemble certain animals' environments. [[spoiler:It also takes a lot of the complicated racial politics of a very diverse cosmopolitan city with a police force profiling certain minorities under the assumption that they are naturally more dangerous.]] However, many Californians will tell you that Judy Hops's first view of the cityscape from her train looks an awful lot like San Francisco (a central "Manhattanized" downtown surrounded by vaguely Spanish-looking suburban communities in the hills nearby).

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Zootopia}}'': The titular city's aesthetic takes a lot from New York, with subways, NYPD-esque badges, etc. [[note]] The lost subway station beneath the Natural History Museum also has shades of either the sealed City Hall IRT Station or the lost Beach Pneumatic Railway, and New York's 81st Street Station has direct access to the Natural History Museum.[[/note]] Though it also has areas to resemble certain animals' environments. [[spoiler:It also takes a lot of the complicated racial politics of a very diverse cosmopolitan city with a police force profiling certain minorities under the assumption that they are naturally more dangerous.]] However, many Californians will tell you that Judy Hops's Hopps's first view of the cityscape from her train looks an awful lot like San Francisco (a central "Manhattanized" downtown surrounded by vaguely Spanish-looking suburban communities in the hills nearby).



* The theater industry itself. Theatres are divided into "[[UsefulNotes/{{Broadway}}", "off-Broadway", and "off-off-Broadway", based mostly on the seating capacity of a particular theatre. You can get up to about five offs before leaving Manhattan. Obviously playing in a Broadway theatre means being in the center of the English speaking theater world.

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* The theater industry itself. Theatres are divided into "[[UsefulNotes/{{Broadway}}", "UsefulNotes/{{Broadway}}", "off-Broadway", and "off-off-Broadway", based mostly on the seating capacity of a particular theatre. You can get up to about five offs before leaving Manhattan. Obviously playing in a Broadway theatre means being in the center of the English speaking theater world.


** Even Grand Theft Auto III was originally supposed to be closer to that goal than it ultimately was; but due to when it was released and, the [[TheWarOnTerror unfortunate implications]] of allowing players to kill cops, driving around in (at the time) current NYC police car paint jobs (blue and white), Rockstar realized that this would go over far worse than usual, and instead, distanced itself from the city Liberty City was supposed to represent. This included using landmarks from other cities (i.e. the airport) and giving cop cars a far more traditional black and white paint job.

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** Even Grand Theft Auto III was originally supposed to be closer to that goal than it ultimately was; but due to when it was released and, the [[TheWarOnTerror [[UsefulNotes/TheWarOnTerror unfortunate implications]] of allowing players to kill cops, driving around in (at the time) current NYC police car paint jobs (blue and white), Rockstar realized that this would go over far worse than usual, and instead, distanced itself from the city Liberty City was supposed to represent. This included using landmarks from other cities (i.e. the airport) and giving cop cars a far more traditional black and white paint job.

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* The opening image of ''Series/BeautyAndTheBeast1987'' is a fantasy-font "Once Upon A Time...in the City of New York" and Catherine works as an attorney in Manhattan while the gateway to Vincent's world is in Central Park. Catherine's boss refers to her as "Radcliffe" to razz her about her upper-crust background, but it also serves to emphasize that, despite being a native New Yorker, having gotten her education out of state makes her something of a foreigner in the eyes of her more-pure-New York-than-thou colleagues.


** One episode of the anime adaptation of ''Manga/HanaYoriDango'' was about Tsukasa visiting New York City.

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** One episode of the anime adaptation of ''Manga/HanaYoriDango'' ''Manga/BoysOverFlowers'' was about Tsukasa visiting New York City.

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* ''Series/WithoutATrace'' takes place in the city, and makes references to events like 9/11.

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