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City of New York
The Big Apple, Gotham City, The City that Never Sleeps, The Capital of the World, Empire City, The Melting Pot


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New York City

First appearance

Marvel Comics #1
(October, 1939)



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 St. Patrick's Cathedral. The World Trade Center, also known as the Twin Towers, adorned the skyline until a terrorist attack on September 11th, 2001.

In the 616 Universe, New York City is a superhero hub. Fantastic Four and Avengers headquarters are located within the city. Major heroes like Spider-Man and Daredevil also operate in various neighborhoods. Many major attacks or events have occurred within the city limits including the coming of Galactus and Onslaught's siege.

Alternate Universes


Earth-2149 (New Wakanda)

Little is known about New York before the zombie contagion arrived there, though it can be presumed it followed much the same path as New York (Earth-616).

The city was destroyed when uninfected, and zombified super-heroes battled for their lives, eventually leaving the city, and indeed the planet completely devoid of life.

40 Years Later, New York is renamed "New Wakanda" and ruled over by T'Challa, the city begins its attempt at rebirth.

Earth-37072 (Kulan Gath's Spell)

The Exiles visited a world where Kulan Gath's spell had not been undone, leaving New York City to look like the middle ages.

Points of Interest

New York City proper comprises five boroughs:



Notable Appearances

  • Fantastic Four #3 - The Fantastic Four relocated to New York!
  • Fantastic Four #4 - New York City evacuated for the first time as the city was attacked by Giganto!
  • Fantastic Four #15 - A small meteor struck the waters outside of New York's lower bay causing a violent earth tremor that knocked out all electrical power in the city and caused numerous small fires and explosions.


  • In the real world, Marvel Comics was originally headquartered at 387 Park Avenue South but has since moved to 10 East 40th Street.

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Links and References

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