New York is the most populous city in the United States of America, and one of the most important world centres.

The Magical Congress of the United States of America meets in the city of New York, within the Woolworth Building.

In 1926, Newton Scamander travelled to New York, while returning from a year long trip to research magical creatures that led to his authorship of wizarding bestseller Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, in 1927.[1] He had originally intended to only stay for a few hours, but ended up staying in the city much longer.[2]

Behind the scenes


Newt Scamander in New York

  • The façade of the building pictured on the picture to the left of this paragraph 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).


Notes and references

New York, NY, USA