See Also: New York's Expanded History

New York City is the largest city and largest metropolitan area, by population, in the United States. It is an international center for politics, theater, 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.

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

Modern Age

When Black Bolt confronted Thanos in hopes of preventing the Mad Titan's invasion of Earth in the search of his son, he unleashed a powerful attack that triggered a Terrigen Bomb and destroyed Attilan in the process. The resultant Terrigen Cloud released in New York City began to circumvent the globe, transforming Humans of Inhuman descent.[2]

Alternate Universes


On Earth-555, the September 11, 2001 attacks never happened, and the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center still stood in 2006.


New York City on Earth-1610 houses the Triskelion in lower Manhattan. The city is also home to a number "Ultimates", "mutants" and other super-powered beings. Similar to Earth-616, New York City is the home of the Ultimates, the Fantastic Four, as well as a major hub for S.H.I.E.L.D..

Earth-2149 (New Wakanda)

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

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

Forty 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)

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

Earth-199999 (Marvel Cinematic Universe)

New York City came under attack by Loki and his army of Chitauri. This battle made the world aware that they are not alone.[3]

Following Loki's attack, Manhattan's criminal underworld unified under a single figurehead, Wilson Fisk, prompting the emergence of the superhero Daredevil.[4] Other heroes came up in the city including Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Spider-Man.[5][6][7][8]

The major newspaper in Earth-199999 is the New York Bulletin.[4]

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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