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Dr Who

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The Manhattan skyline of 1930s New York.

New York City was a city in New York state and one of the largest and most impressive cities in the United States of America.

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Geography

Manhattan was one borough of New York City. Two landmarks, Central Park were located there. Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty lay off the shore.

History

19th century

Jack Harkness (who had left Great Britain for unknown reasons) visited Ellis Island in 1892. He died there but returned to life, immediately after, informing Harkness for the first time that he could no longer die permanently (DW: Utopia).

20th century

In 1930, the Cult of Skaro established a base of operations in Empire State Building. At the same time, a community of the homeless, known as Hooverville (one of several Hoovervilles across the United States as a result of the Great Depression), had gotten established in Central Park. (DW: Daleks in Manhattan / Evolution of the Daleks) In 1938, Orson Welles and his radio drama production company resided in Manhattan, which the Doctor and his companion Charley Pollard also visited at that time. (BFA: Invaders from Mars)

The Empire State Building was once again visited very briefly by the Daleks (as well as by the Doctor and his companions in the 1960s (DW: The Chase). In 1965, the Latter-Day Pantheon (aliens posing as modern-day gods) visited the city and established a short-lived new religion based on their worship. (PDA: Salvation)

Circa 1985, the Doctor and Frobisher went there to pick up Peri, who had taken some time off from her travels in the TARDIS there. (DWM: Time Bomb)

21st century

During the early part of the 21st century, Witch Kids, occult-oriented street gangs had spread throughout the city (as well as the world). The Doctor, on a mission of his own, visited the city as part of one of his over-reaching plot against the Butler Institute. (NA: Cat's Cradle: Warhead)

In The Year That Never Was timeline created by the Master in 2008 New York was destroyed by the Toclafane. (The Time Traveller's Almanac)

UNIT maintained a base in a skyscraper high above Manhattan. It housed a war room, as well as research into Project Indigo and the main Osterhagen key. Martha Jones was stationed there following the defeat of the Sontaran invasion. In 2009, after the Earth was transported to the Medusa Cascade, a Dalek task force took the base, killing many of its personnel although Martha escaped using the Project Indigo teleport. The city itself suffered Dalek bombardment. (DW: The Stolen Earth)

In 2067, New York was destroyed by nuclear bombs during the secret Myloki war. (PDA: The Indestructible Man)

Later history

In 2157, the Daleks destroyed New York City in the course of their invasion of Earth. (DW: The Dalek Invasion of Earth) The Doctor and Vicki went to New York when the Daleks were chasing them, they ended up on the top of the Empire State Building. After her visit there Vicki stated she would like to go again. (DW: The Chase)

By the time of the founding of New New York on the planet New Earth, the city had been re-created fourteen times, prompting the Doctor to joke that New New York should really be called New New New New New New New New New New New New New New New New York, to make it accurate. (DW: New Earth)

Behind the Scenes

Though they did not film any scenes involving actual actors, members of the Doctor Who production team visited the city in 2006 to shoot some of the location footage seen in Daleks in Manhattan and Evolution of the Daleks. In post-production, the team later altered to make the city look as it had in 1930 in post-production and made sure that the scenes matched the scenes shot back in Great Britain featuring the main actors and extras. The New York filming marked the first time in a decade, since Doctor Who: The TV Movie, that any production of Doctor Who had taken place outside of the UK, and first and, to date, only filming ever done in the United States.

Russell T Davies considered having the city be destroyed in The Stolen Earth but decided against it. (The Writer's Tale)

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Manhattan was a borough of New York City on the planet Earth.

One of Doctor Phillip Boyce's final jobs on Earth before joinng Starfleet was as a pediatrician in Manhattan. (TOS comic: "Who's Who in Star Trek")

While exploring the city of Stratos above Ardana, Bart Faulwell noted a similarity between the structures on a lower level, and the brownstone buildings he'd seen while visiting Manhattan. (CoE eBook: Signs from Heaven)

Various Starfleet vessels have been named for Manhattan. See: Shuttlecraft Manhattan; USS Manhattan


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Manhattan
Aliases
Mannatthans, New Amsterdam, Manhattan Island

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33 square miles (85 km²)

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Manhattan is one of the five Boroughs of New York City. As one of the great Metropolitan areas of the United States, Manhattan is no stranger to bizarre activity involving super-powered individuals, great advances in science and threats of the supernatural. One of the earliest examples of which took place in 1933 when the Empire State Building became the target of a giant-sized gorilla of unknown origin. Bi-Planes succeed in shooting the creature down and its body was remanded to the care of Professor Mazursky of Project M. [1]

At a time when radio personality Orson Welles was creating inadvertent chaos throughout the streets of New York with his broadcast of War of the Worlds, media magnate Lee Travis began donning a cape and fedora and became known as the Crimson Avenger. Travis is one of the earliest examples of a masked "mystery man" operating in the 20th century. He was often accompanied by his chauffer and sidekick Wing How. Travis was not the only driven man to don a bizarre costume and set forth on wild adventures. In 1938, playboy Wesley Dodds donned a gas mask and began terrorizing the criminal underworld as the Sandman. Within short order, other heroes began to emerge like Rex Tyler the Hourman and the blind physician Doctor Mid-Nite. These men, along with those from other cities banded together in 1941 as the Justice Society of America. Originally, the Justice Society operated out of an anonymous hotel room, but soon relocated into their own brownstone headquarters.

At the end of 1941, America entered the second World War. The Justice Society was renamed the Justice Battalion and worked hand-in-hand with the greater wartime unit the All-Star Squadron. Although the Squadron was based out of Flushing Meadows in Queens, many of their adventures took place in Manhattan.

In 1943, a British turncoat named Death Mayhew attempted to destroy the city of Manhattan with an atomic weapon. New York was but minutes away from suffering a nuclear holocaust but for the timely effort of Polish fighter pilot Janos Prohaska. Prohaska was better known as the squadron leader of the international Blackhawk Squadron. [2]

During the 1960s, a group of ambitious young men banded together as a pastiche of the Justice Society, calling themselves the Justice Experience. Among their number was Walter Chase, the Acro-Bat and the Martian J’onn J’onz who had operated under the name the Bronze Wraith. The career of the Justice Experience was short-lived however and the group disbanded after only a few missions.

Decades later, a new age of heroes began to emerge and American cities saw the likes of super-powered individuals such as Metropolis' Superman and Coast City's Green Lantern. Only a few short years later, the protégés of these seasoned heroes banded together to form the Teen Titans. Originally based out of Gotham County, the Titans later re-established themselves on their own island in the East River. A headquarters was built on the island and these "new" Teen Titans operated out of their Titans Tower for several years.

Also illuminating the Manhattan skyline was the super-hero known as Firestorm. Firestorm was a gestalt being comprised of the fused physical forms of scientist Martin Stein and high school student Ronnie Raymond. As Firestorm, he protected Manhattan from threats such as Multiplex, the Hyena and Typhoon. He was occasionally assisted by his lover Lorraine Reilly who had become the nuclear-powered heroine Firehawk. Firehawk divided her time between Manhattan and Washington, D.C.

Years later, the Justice League of America regrouped under an international charter and established an embassy in New York City. At this time, the team consisted of Batman, Blue Beetle, Booster Gold, Fire, Guy Gardner, Ice, the Martian Manhunter and Mister Miracle. [3] Other members included Captain Atom and Rocket Red, though they soon relocated to Paris as part of the teams European branch.

Following the events of "Emerald Twilight", neophyte Green Lantern Kyle Rayner moved from Los Angeles to Greenwich Village in Manhattan. He took up residence in an apartment above a coffee shop owned by Radu Stancu. During his years working in the city, Kyle worked closely with two super-powered love interests. The first was Donna Troy, former Darkstar and Titan. The second was the former Infinity Inc. member known as Jade. Although Kyle was the most visible Green Lantern working in the city at this time, he was not the only hero with connections to that particular legacy. Former ring-bearer Guy Gardner established a trendy theme restaurant in Manhattan known as "Warriors".

The Justice Society of America came out of a retirement for a second time and re-established themselves in New York City (the previous incarnation was based out of Gotham City). They converted the family estate of their late teammate Wes Dodds into the Justice Society Museum, which also doubled as the team's headquarters. [4] This incarnation of the JSA reunited veteran members such as Sentinel, the Flash and Wildcat, but also took in new heroes to uphold the legacy of the JSA such as the new Doctor Mid-Nite, Star-Spangled Kid, Starman and Hourman. Though the team went through several roster changes over the years, they remained at the JSA museum until its destruction at the hands of the Gentlemen Ghost. After which, they located to a new brownstone in Battery Park.

During the Sinestro Corps War, Manhattan was one of several major American cities targeted by the Sinestro Corps. Superman engaged in a protracted battle with his other-dimensional counterpart Superman-Prime which caused massive city-wide damage.

Some time later, the Ultra-Humanite attacked New York in order to capture Power Girl. His plan involved blackmailing her so that he could transplant his brain into her body. To that end, the Humanite harnessed massive telekinetic power and literally uprooted the entire island of Manhattan. Power Girl used a combination of super-speed and heat vision to sever the tow cables keeping the city aloft while Terra formed the earth below into a giant catcher's mitt, fielding the displaced city and re-rooting to its proper geological position with minimal casualties. [5][6]

Other Realities

Earth-One: Although much of Manhattan's Earth-One history is preserved in Post-Crisis continuity, there are some events that are now considered apocryphal. One of the major differences is the notable lack of "Mystery Men" during the World War II era. In the 1930s, there were a few "pulp era" adventurers such as Doc Savage and the Shadow, but there was never a Justice Society of America or an All-Star Squadron. On Earth-One, super-hero teams such as the Justice League of America and the Teen Titans began their respective careers several decades earlier than their Post-Crisis counterparts. One of the major Earth-One events to take place in Manhattan was the Earth/Mars War. The Earth/Mars War involved the return of the Martian Manhunter whose ship crash-landed in the East River, and the subsequent battle between the Justice League of America and the Maritan forces under the command of the Marshal took place in Midtown Manhattan near the United Nations Building. Manhattan was also the base of operations for the Pre-Crisis version of Wonder Woman.

Earth-Two: In the Golden Age, Batman was based out of New York City (possibly Manhattan) prior to the establishment of Gotham City.

Earth-AD: In the parallel reality known as Earth-AD, Manhattan was one of the territories patrolled by the Global Peace Agency. After the coming of the Great Disaster, Manhattan and the surrounding boroughs of New York were destroyed. The ruins of Manhattan became part of the Tiger Empire.

Earth-50: In the Wildstorm Universe, the covert action team known as the WildC.A.T.s were based out of Manhattan. They headquartered themselves at the corporate office of Halo, Inc. owned and operated by team administrator Jacob Marlowe.

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Main article: Manhattan Locales

Midtown Manhattan

Midtown is an area of Manhattan, New York City home to world-famous commercial buildings as Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, and the Empire State Building. Midtown, along with "Uptown" and "Downtown", is one of the three major subdivisions of Manhattan. Midtown Manhattan is indisputably the busiest single commercial district in the United States, and among the most intensely and diversely used pieces of real estate in the world. The great majority of New York City's skyscrapers, including its tallest hotels and apartment towers, lie within Midtown.

Upper East Side

The Upper East Side is a neighborhood in the borough of Manhattan in New York City between Central Park and the East River. Embedded within the Upper East Side are the neighborhoods of Yorkville, centered on 86th Street and Third Avenue, and Carnegie Hill, centered on 91st Street and Park Avenue and Lenox Hill centered on 69th Street and 1st Avenue.

Upper West Side

The Upper West Side is a neighborhood of the borough of Manhattan in New York City that lies between Central Park and the Hudson River above West 59th Street. Like the Upper East Side, the Upper West Side is primarily a residential and shopping area, with many of its residents working in more commercial areas in Midtown and Lower Manhattan.

Bodies of Water

East River
The East River connects Upper New York Bay on its south end to Long Island Sound on its north end. It separates Long Island, including the boroughs of Queens and Brooklyn, from the island of Manhattan and the Bronx on the North American mainland. Titans Island is located just off the East River. A special raft is in place to ferry visitors back and forth from the island to he mainland.
New York Bay
New York Bay is a body of water located at the mouth of the Hudson River in New York City.

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New York, New York is the original location of the Muppet Workshop, and is the location of Sesame Workshop's headquarters. Sesame Street is taped at the Kaufman Astoria Studios in Queens. New York City is also the location of the Henson Townhouse.

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Sesame Street

Sesame Street takes place in a New York City neighborhood. Sesame Street is connected to the New York Subway system, and former mayor David Dinkins visited the street in 1992, to honor Gordon with the city's Good Citizen Award.

The characters have visited Central Park in Manhattan on various occasions, notably the 25th anniversary special Sesame Street Jam: A Musical Celebration. The 35th anniversary special, What's the Name of That Song? was also partly filmed on location in New York. New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art was featured as the backdrop for the TV special Don't Eat the Pictures.

In 1983, Gordon and Mr. Snuffleupagus ran the New York City Marathon in episode 1836. Also in the 1980s, the show's opening title sequence featured footage of kids running through a unique architectural design in the form of a waterfall that runs behind the McGraw-Hill building on the Avenue of the Americas (6th Avenue). The waterfall is intercut by a walkway that connects a plaza that runs between West 48th & 49th Streets.

The Muppets Take Manhattan

New York City served as a backdrop in The Muppets Take Manhattan. Locations used in the film include Central Park, the Empire State Building, Sardi's, Bergdorf Goodman and Broadway. Then-mayor Ed Koch made a cameo appearance.

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Productions in New York

Many Henson productions have been shot in New York, including Sesame Street, Bear in the Big Blue House, the "Land of Gorch" segments for Saturday Night Live, and A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa.

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Marvel Database

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Manhattan is the heart of New York City. This is one of the world's leading financial, cultural, commercial, manufacturing, and medical centers.

The smallest and oldest borough, Manhattan is the most dense in population. Comprised of an island surrounded by Spuyten Duyvil Creek and the Harlem River, the Hudson River, Upper New York Bay, and the East River, Manhattan is approximately 31 square miles in size and also includes a small portion of the Bronx and several islands in the East River.

With over 1.5 million people packet into the small area, personal transportation in Manhattan is challenging at best. Most New Yorkers opt for public transportation as the city has one of the most extensive subway systems in the world which connect to national railroads in the main hubs of Grand Central Station and Penn Station. Taxis are plentiful, but be prepared to fight for one as they are in high demand. Streets are crowded with pedestrians as the busy New Yorkers spill out from the subway stations and go about their business.

The architecture of the city varies, but on the whole it has made a practice of preserving important landmarks while building on top of other structures after demolishing them. This has created a myriad of hidden tunnels and unused structures tucked away among the towering sky scrapers that dominate the landscape of Manhattan.

Manhattan refers both to the Island of Manhattan which borders the lower Hudson River, and also to the Borough of Manhattan (one of the five boroughs of New York City), which includes the Island of Manhattan itself, as well as several other smaller islands and a small portion of the mainland

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Midtown Manhattan

Midtown is an area of Manhattan, New York City home to world-famous commercial buildings as Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, and the Empire State Building. Midtown, along with "Uptown" and "Downtown", is one of the three major subdivisions of Manhattan. Midtown Manhattan is indisputably the busiest single commercial district in the United States, and among the most intensely and diversely used pieces of real estate in the world. The great majority of New York City's skyscrapers, including its tallest hotels and apartment towers, lie within Midtown.

Upper East Side

The Upper East Side is a neighborhood in the borough of Manhattan in New York City, USA, between Central Park and the East River. Embedded within the Upper East Side are the neighborhoods of Yorkville, centered on 86th Street and Third Avenue, and Carnegie Hill, centered on 91st Street and Park Avenue and Lenox Hill centered on 69th Street and 1st Avenue.

Upper West Side

The Upper West Side is a neighborhood of the borough of Manhattan in New York City that lies between Central Park and the Hudson River above West 59th Street. Like the Upper East Side, the Upper West Side is primarily a residential and shopping area, with many of its residents working in more commercial areas in Midtown and Lower Manhattan.

Notes

  • Fantastic Four #20 - The entire island of Manhattan was encased in a glass-like dome by the Molecule Man.

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  1. Pour whiskey and vermouth over ice in a mixing glass.
  2. Add a dash of bitters.
  3. Stir and strain into a cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish with a cherry.

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