New York City
New York City is the largest city and largest metropolitan area, by population, in the United States. It is an international center for politics, theatre, music, fashion, finance, and culture. New York City is classified as a Global City, and houses the United Nations. The city is home to many landmarks including the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Flatiron Building, Chrysler Building, and Saint Patrick’s Cathedral. The World Trade Center, also known as the Twin Towers, adorned the skyline until a terrorist attack on September 11th, 2001.
New York City is a superhero hub. Fantastic Four and Avengers headquarters are located within the city. Major heroes like Luke Cage and Daredevil also operate in various neighborhoods. Many major attacks or events have occurred within the city limits including the coming of Galactus. Recently, an event dubbed Inferno by the local newspapers has happened. It appeared to turn people into demons. Thankfully, the combined might of the superheroes saved the populace.
Points of Interest
New York City proper comprises five boroughs:
Daily Bugle Building (Former Goodman Building on 39th Street and Second Avenue): Offices of the Daily Bugle Newspaper
Baxter Building/Four Freedoms Plaza: 42nd Street and Madison Avenue, headquarters of the Fantastic Four
Avengers Mansion: 890 Fifth Avenue, headquarters of the Avengers
The Raft: On Rykers Island, a maximum security superhuman prison.
Sanctum Sanctorum: Doctor Strange’s home in Greenwich Village
Empire State University: Prestigious university attended by Peter Parker, Emma Frost, Johnny Storm, and Gwen Stacy.
NotesThe two major newspapers in New York City are The Daily Bugle and The Daily Globe.