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B. Christopher Dimeo

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Jul 15, 1997, 3:00:00 AM7/15/97
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Hey folks,

I'm trying to find out the Lat/Long coordinates of Gotham City. There
are probably several. I remember being told that a little town in
southern New Jersey (Bridgeton) had a parade in the sixties because
someone figured out that that's where Gotham City was located.

In Batman&Robin, the sattelite computer aimed what looked to be
somewhere in upstate New York, Pennsylvania, or Ohio.

Got any info???

Thanx,
c
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Don Smith

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Jul 16, 1997, 3:00:00 AM7/16/97
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"Gotham" is a nickname for NY City. (It was more popular a phrase before, and
is falling out of vogue.) The books I have read on Batman indicate that Gotham
is supposed to be fictional, but loosely based upon NYC. And, from what I have
read in the comics, the geography they DO include places Gotham in the Upper
East of the U.S..

Metropolis does not, to the best of my knowledge, fit ANY U.S. city.


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B. Christopher Dimeo

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Jul 16, 1997, 3:00:00 AM7/16/97
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Hello everyone,
I'm trying to figure out exactly where Gotham City would be located in
the real world. I've been told that a small town in southern New Jersey
(Bridgeton) held a parade in the sixties because someone figured out the
Latitude and Longitude and it matched that town. Does anyone have any
idea if the exact lat/long coordinates of Gotham City have ever been
mentioned in the comic books or TV/movies?

Thanks,
chris

Tim Faulkner

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Jul 16, 1997, 3:00:00 AM7/16/97
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I was always under the impression that Gotham City was actually DCs version
of Chicago.
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> Don Smith wrote:
> >
> > "B. Christopher Dimeo" <is...@mailhost.nmt.edu> wrote:
> >
> > >Hey folks,
> > >
> > >I'm trying to find out the Lat/Long coordinates of Gotham City. There
> > >are probably several. I remember being told that a little town in
> > >southern New Jersey (Bridgeton) had a parade in the sixties because
> > >someone figured out that that's where Gotham City was located.
> > >
> > >In Batman&Robin, the sattelite computer aimed what looked to be
> > >somewhere in upstate New York, Pennsylvania, or Ohio.
> > >
> > >Got any info???
> > >
> > >Thanx,
> > >c

> > >--
> > >________________________
> > >B. Christopher Dimeo
> > >E & ES Department
> > >New Mexico Tech
> > >P.O. Box 3003 c/s
> > >Socorro, NM 87801
> > >http://www.nmt.edu/~ishi
> >

> > "Gotham" is a nickname for NY City. (It was more popular a phrase
before, and
> > is falling out of vogue.) The books I have read on Batman indicate that
Gotham
> > is supposed to be fictional, but loosely based upon NYC.
>
>
>

> In Batman Forever, Two-Face's helicopter crashes into the Statue of
> Liberty. But then again, Schumacher made that pic, so take it with a
> block of salt.
>
> DC
>

the man

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Jul 17, 1997, 3:00:00 AM7/17/97
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On 16 Jul 1997 21:24:53 GMT, "Tim Faulkner" <timf...@concentric.net> wrote:

>I was always under the impression that Gotham City was actually DCs version
>of Chicago.
>--
>Tim "Crash" Faulkner
>Kali: /Crash\


In the last nightwing crossover, with Bane capturing a nuclear sub, They implied
that the city borders the ocean. Chicago's out.
I considered it NYC until the Gotham Nights mini-series came along and they
started putting all those weird-shaped buildings in the stories. I still consider it a
pseudo-NYC. In Gotham Nights 2, they even had the storyline about Coney Island


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Don Smith

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Jul 17, 1997, 3:00:00 AM7/17/97
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bone...@hotmail.com (cyberBOB) wrote:

>On Wed, 16 Jul 1997 14:01:40 GMT, toled...@mail.earthlink.net.not
>(Don Smith) wrote:
>
>>"B. Christopher Dimeo" <is...@mailhost.nmt.edu> wrote:
>>
>>>Hey folks,
>>>
>>>I'm trying to find out the Lat/Long coordinates of Gotham City. There
>>>are probably several. I remember being told that a little town in
>>>southern New Jersey (Bridgeton) had a parade in the sixties because
>>>someone figured out that that's where Gotham City was located.
>>>
>>>In Batman&Robin, the sattelite computer aimed what looked to be
>>>somewhere in upstate New York, Pennsylvania, or Ohio.
>>>
>>>Got any info???
>>>
>>>Thanx,
>>>c
>>>--
>>>________________________
>>>B. Christopher Dimeo
>>>E & ES Department
>>>New Mexico Tech
>>>P.O. Box 3003 c/s
>>>Socorro, NM 87801
>>>http://www.nmt.edu/~ishi
>>
>>
>>"Gotham" is a nickname for NY City. (It was more popular a phrase before, and
>>is falling out of vogue.) The books I have read on Batman indicate that Gotham

>>is supposed to be fictional, but loosely based upon NYC. And, from what I have
>>read in the comics, the geography they DO include places Gotham in the Upper
>>East of the U.S..
>
>

>I thought it is Chicago. Cuz in a bat book i read there was a guy with
>a "Gotham Bulls" shirt on.


From TALES OF THE DARK KNIGHT: Batman's First Fifty Years: 1939-1989, page 66:

"Gotham City is the enduring stage for the tales of the Dark Knight.
Although in the early days New York was identified as Batman's Big City Beat,
by Batman 4 the venue was Gotham City. Although it was meant to be a fictional
place, it was--and is--clearly modeled after New York.

" 'My standard definition of Gotham City is, it's New York below
Fourteenth Street after eleven o'clock at night,' says Batman editor Denny
O'Neil."


The article goes on to discuss how Gotham borrowed many of its features from
NYC, and add ed a few "extra" to spice things up.

Don Smith

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Jul 17, 1997, 3:00:00 AM7/17/97
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"B. Christopher Dimeo" <is...@mailhost.nmt.edu> wrote:

>Hello everyone,
>I'm trying to figure out exactly where Gotham City would be located in
>the real world. I've been told that a small town in southern New Jersey
>(Bridgeton) held a parade in the sixties because someone figured out the
>Latitude and Longitude and it matched that town. Does anyone have any
>idea if the exact lat/long coordinates of Gotham City have ever been
>mentioned in the comic books or TV/movies?
>
>Thanks,
>chris

>--
>________________________
>B. Christopher Dimeo
>E & ES Department
>New Mexico Tech
>P.O. Box 3003 c/s
>Socorro, NM 87801
>http://www.nmt.edu/~ishi

From TALES OF THE DARK KNIGHT: Batman's First Fifty Years: 1939-1989, page 66:

Cheeks

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Jul 17, 1997, 3:00:00 AM7/17/97
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On Thu, 17 Jul 1997, the man wrote:

> I considered it NYC until the Gotham Nights mini-series came along and they
> started putting all those weird-shaped buildings in the stories. I still consider it a
> pseudo-NYC. In Gotham Nights 2, they even had the storyline about Coney Island

I saw something interesting while looking at posters in a store the other
day- there was a poster for some NY Yankee baseball player, in a night
setting, and behind him on the moon is "GOTHAM" printed in black letters.
It struck me as weird- I would think that a somewhat obscure Batman
reference to anyone who might buy that poster.

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cyberBOB

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Jul 18, 1997, 3:00:00 AM7/18/97
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> "Gotham City is the enduring stage for the tales of the Dark Knight.
>Although in the early days New York was identified as Batman's Big City Beat,
>by Batman 4 the venue was Gotham City. Although it was meant to be a fictional
>place, it was--and is--clearly modeled after New York.
>
> " 'My standard definition of Gotham City is, it's New York below
>Fourteenth Street after eleven o'clock at night,' says Batman editor Denny
>O'Neil."
>
>
>The article goes on to discuss how Gotham borrowed many of its features from
>NYC, and add ed a few "extra" to spice things up.

If Gotham is New York, than what is Metropolis? Or did they change it
due to crisis? I know for one thing that Green Lanturn lives in New
York.

Don Smith

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Jul 18, 1997, 3:00:00 AM7/18/97
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bone...@hotmail.com (cyberBOB) wrote:


No, Gotham is NOT NYC in the comics. Gotham is the DC Universe equivalent of
NYC.

Which, it looks like, also has its own NYC...

I suspect that DC is going to start introducing real cities into its universe
to make it more "realistic".

Who knows?

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John Stephens

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Jul 19, 1997, 3:00:00 AM7/19/97
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I actually enjoy the fictional cities, they make it more interesting. I
think Gotham a decadent model of NYC, though there is a NYC in DC.

Cooper


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