ok so gotham city is in new jersey(not here to get into an argument over this its been shown it is in new jersey) is there no new york city in the dcu? maybe it exists but never became such a large city because of gothams existence. has there ever been mention of nyc in batman or dc in general, i honestly cant think of one off the top of my head. if new york did exist you would think all the gotham criminals would just go there to avoid the batman. i know marvel is the new york centric comic company and i like the distinction between the two companies, with using the fictional cities vs new york. im not a new-york obsessed person or anything im from chicago and really couldnt care less about it but im just curious from a continuity/storytelling vantage point how having nyc(as we are familiar with it) next to gotham would affect the bat.