The Status of New York City
New York City is the most populous city in the United States, and the center of the New York metropolitan area, which is among the most populous urban areas in the world. A leading global city, New York exerts a powerful influence over worldwide commerce, finance, culture, fashion and entertainment. As host of the United Nations headquarters, it is also an important center for international affairs. On November 8th, 2006, a 10-kiloton nuclear explosion tore an unprecedented swath of destruction through the midtown area of the island of Manhattan — New York City's most populace borough — instantly killing 150,000 people and critically injuring another 150,000 more. Nearly half of the injured died from radiation sickness from the fallout of the explosion within six months.
Since the bomb and the myriad of political and social upheavals since, such as the revelation of the Evolved's existence, New York City has continuously gone through crisis after crisis, a situation reflected by much of the world at large. This page covers the current situation of New York City, including major geographical changes and simple information that any citizen of NYC would know at any given time. Mind you that the information here is presented in an In-Character manner as to what the general populace of NYC would know — some of it may not be the actual facts but generally perceived 'truths'.
Major Physical Changes
The Current Status of NYC
The following list details the current status of New York City in game.
|Mayor Sylvia Lockheart, currently serving her first term. Replaced Harry Bianco.|
|Samuel Irons, current police commissioner of NYC following the murder of Comissioner Karen Lau.|
|Laws and Regulations|
|Curfew||9:00pm following August 2010 terrorist attacks.|
|Queens Fire||A six square block area of Queens south of the Queensboro bridge in the neighborhood of Hunter's Point has been ravaged by fire. Smoke and flames can be seen for miles and ash covers everything for a mile in every direction.|
|Reconstruction||Staten Island is undergoing a reclamation surge in a joint effort between the NYPD and National Guard to recover the lost island and return it to law and order. Resurgences of police and military presence on the island is driving criminals off it like rats from a sinking ship.|
|Crisis||Contagious viral outbreak of a virulent new Influenza strain among the Evolved.|
|Crisis||Intense rioting on November 8th 2010 crippled the city's local government leading to an institution of Martial Law (see above)|
Current Political Events
The Registry of the Non-Evolved expansion of the Linderman Act is making headlines with a national registration system to come into effect August 31st.