When Batman and Superman were created, their respective home towns of Gotham City and Metropolis were invented as generic east coast American big cities, mostly being representative of New York, but also just like Christopher Nolan’s Gotham, incorporating parts of other east coast and midwest cities such as Pittsburgh, Chicago and Newark. Over the decades, as stories evolve, both Gotham and Metropolis have at times exhibited qualities that could put them nearly anywhere in the US, but they’re still at heart, northeastern metro areas. But where? According to many versions, New York exists alongside both Metropolis and Gotham, so where does that put the two fictional big cities? Despite the map above from 1978, neither town has ever officially been pinpointed on a map, though the header image, from an issue of ‘The World’s Greatest Heroes’, is probably about as accurate as it gets— if NYC exists in the DC universe, that puts Gotham in southern New Jersey and Metropolis just across the river, sitting on top of, or possibly right next to, Dover, Delaware.
Not that it’s terribly difficult to pop into one of the million corner stores and tiny groceries in NYC to grab some condoms if you’re hitting the bars for some action, but if you do happen to find yourself in a situation where you desperately need a condom but don’t have one and you’re in the City, a new service will deliver a pack to you within an hour. Because that’s totally not a mood killer when it would take five minutes to swing in somewhere and grab some when you’re “getting more beer” or whatever. But if you do like to have your condoms hand delivered, you’re in luck.
The New York City subway system isn’t the most confusing thing in the world, but trains don’t stop if you’re confused, and if you’re new to the city or visiting, standing in front if those worn out and faded paper maps to figure out which lines you should take can be frustrating. Promised a year ago, the future of subway navigation is finally in NYC. First installed at Grand Central station with rollouts to other stops based on passenger volume, the new giant touchscreens will tell you exactly how to get where you’re going and if there are any delays etc.
The NYPD isn’t too amused that Banksy has been taking a working vacation in New York City. It’s not just the graffiti, it’s often the property destruction by others whenever a Banksy image shows up on a wall or whatever. So they’d love to be the ones to nab him… problem is that they have no idea what he looks like and he’s got an extremely loyal group of collaborators who help to conceal and obfuscate his identity.