New York is the most populous city in the United States of America, and one of the most important world centres.
In 1926, Newton Scamander travelled to New York, presumably while conducting his research on magical creatures that led to his authorship of wizarding bestseller Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, in 1927. He had originally intended to only stay for a few hours, but ended up staying in the city much longer.
Behind the scenes
- The façade of the building pictured on the main picture of this article seems to have been based on the that of the Appellate Division Courthouse of New York State, opposite Madison Square Park, in Manhattan, with minor differences (namely, the design of the doors, the length of the staircase, and the absence of the two statues flanking the stairs which are here replaced with elaborate streetlamps).
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (film) (First appearance)