“I remember being stunned at the New York skyline as I drove over this big freeway, coming across the flats in Secaucus,” wrote Hunter S. Thompson in his 1990 book Songs of the Doomed: More Notes on the Death of the American Dream. “All of a sudden it was looming up in front of me and I almost lost control of the car. I thought it was a vision.” New York City holds an almost mythical status for most, as a sprawling metropolis that is one of the most culturally distinctive and ethnically diverse cities in the world. With some 12 million immigrants arriving to the city by way of Ellis Island, infinite great stories have unfolded there. In many films, and works of literature, New York is not just anywhere, it’s wrapped up in the whole narrative, and often cited as a character in

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