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New York City is a major metropolitan city located in the state of New York, USA. Its Wall Street served as a filming location for The Dark Knight Rises. In the DC Universe, New York City is the home of Firestorm and the Teen Titans.

History with Batman[]

In Batman's earliest appearances it is said that he operated in New York City. Later it is changed to Gotham City, which is revealed to be located in New Jersey on the Lower New York Bay.

The Teen Titans are based in New York City with the first Robin (later Nightwing), Dick Grayson famously being team-leader. The Titans operate out of Titans Tower, a "T" shaped building on a small island in the East-River in Manhattan. The Titans also have a history with Deathstroke, Ravager and the Joker's Daughter in this city.

Harvey Dent's wife Gilda Dent may have moved to Hell's Kitchen, New York although the canonicity is questionable. Gilda most notable appeared in the story Batman: The Long Halloween which was created by Tim Sale and Jeph Loeb. This duo also created a story for Marvel comics very similar to the Long Halloween called Daredevil: Yellow where despite being a DC character, Gilda made an appearance. A woman heavily implied to be Gilda is shown to have moved to New York while going under the name of "Grace", trying to get away from certain crimes she commit for her husband. She comes to be blackmailed by the Daredevil villain "The Owl" who learns of her past but is later saved by Daredevil.

In Frank Miller's Earth-686, Batman travelled to New York City to investigate a serial-killer that decapitated the homeless to use their heads for weaponized robots. Here he comes into conflict with the Image Comics character Spawn, a supernatural vigilante. After fighting, the two wind up teaming-up to track down their serial-killer.

Batman has had several crossovers with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles who operate out of New York City's sewers.

Behind the Scenes[]

  • For many of Batman's earliest appearances in issues of Detective Comics, Batman's city of residence was said to be New York City. At times it may also be viewed that Batman/Bruce Wayne merely traveled from Gotham City to New York City.
  • New York City was used as a filming location for The Dark Knight Rises. Notably, Wall Street was used for the Gotham Stock Exchange.
  • In real life, Gotham is the original name and among one of the lesser known nicknames for New York City, translated from Old English as “a homestead where goats are kept”, from New York City's initial surrounding origins as rural farmland before its rapid urbanization by 1909, and to how goats and sheep were used as natural lawn tamers by being tended at Central Park.