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The following is a list of locations, businesses and neighborhoods found within the greater Gotham County area.


Contents: Top - 0-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


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1940 Fox and Gardner
This is the street address of the Gotham City brownstone headquarters of the Justice Society of America. It is named after JSA creator Gardner Fox, as well as the year the JSA first appeared - 1940.
359 Murphy Avenue
This is the street address of James Gordon and his daughter, Barbara in Gotham City. The number is taken from Batgirl's first appearance in Detective Comics #359, and the street is named for famed Batman artist Murphy Anderson.
520 Kane Street
Intergang owned a warehouse at this address, which they used to store their hi-tech weaponry. Renée Montoya once had an altercation with one of Intergang's mutated henchmen at this address. It is named after Batman co-creator Bob Kane.
923 Rupert Street
This was the headquarters and base of operations of the underworld figure, Doctor Fang.

A

Ace Chemical Processing Plant
This was where the Batman first fought the Red Hood, leading to the accident that transformed him into the Joker.
Arkham Asylum
Main article: Arkham Asylum
This was the name of two mental health facilities located in Gotham County. The first was in the Crest Hill district, the second was on Mercey Island.

B

Barbara Gordon's Apartment
This was where Barbara Gordon lived while working days at the Gotham Public Library and fighting crime at night as Batgirl. Note: Primarily Pre-Crisis. In revisionist stories, Barbara was still living with her father during most of her career.
Batcave
Main article: Batcave
A series of interconnecting tunnels beneath Wayne Manor. The headquarters of the Batman.
Battergate
Is a neighborhood located on the periphery of Gotham. The place is known as The War Zone among the Gothamities. This is due to the high criminal activity that develops in this place; in fact the whole area is used as a hideout for most of the common criminals in Gotham. Bruce Wayne reffers to it as hell.
Black Bass Bar
This was one of many seedy, drinking establishments located in Gotham City
Blackfire Shelter for the Homeless
The Blackfire Shelter for the Homeless is located at the end of Crime Alley and was run by seemingly immortal Deacon Joseph Blackfire. Blackfire used the shelter to recruit the homeless into his religious cult. [1]
Blasdell Oil Fields
Located on the outskirts of South Gotham Island near Gotham River, the Blasdell Oil Fields was the site of a brutal showdown between Robin and Batgirl's new League of Assassins.
Bristol
Main article: Bristol
A township in Gotham County
Bristol Country Club
This is the locale of the Gotham City Police Department's annual Million Dollar Memorial fundraiser. Killer Moth once attempted to rob the country club, but his efforts were foiled by the neophyte hero, Batgirl.

C

Cobblepot's Aviary
Cobblepot's Aviary was a pet shop owned by Mrs. Cobblepot. It was here that she raised her son Oswald. Mrs. Cobblepot's overprotective nature is largely responsible for her son adopting the mantle of the Penguin. When Mrs. Cobblepot passed away, Oswald was unable to pay off her debts and he was forced to sell the shop.
Crest Hill
Main article: Crest Hill
An upper-class neighborhood in Gotham County; also the location of Wayne Manor.
Cranston, Grayson and Wayne
Cranston, Grayson and Wayne was a consumer research firm located in Gotham City on Earth-Two. Helena Wayne - daughter of the Batman and her partner Richard Grayson were partners at the firm along with senior partner, Arthur Cranston. Helena's primary rival at the firm was Roger Demarest, who felt that the only reason Helena was accepted into the firm was because of her late father's money and influence. [2]

D

Dark's Pandemonium Carnival
Dark's Pandemonium Carnival was a horror-themed fun house located in Gotham County. The Scarecrow once abducted former high school tormentor Jackson Grey and brought him to the fun house with the intent on executing him. The Batman arrived, apprehended the Scarecrow and saved Grey. [3]
Drake Manor
Main article: Drake Manor
Located in the Crest Hill neighborhood, Drake Manor is the home of the Drake Family (Jack, Janet, Tim and Dana Winters-Drake).

E

Ellsworth Building
Named for Whitney Ellsworth, this was one of the larger skyscrapers dominating the Gotham City skyline. It was here that Batman had his second encounter with Deadshot. [4]

F

Father Knickenbocker Wax Museum
The Father Knickenbocker Wax Museum was an abandoned tenement building located on Gotham's lower west side. It was briefly the base of operations for Preston Payne, aka, Clayface III until a fight with Batman caused a fire, burning the building and all its contents to the ground, including Clayface's beloved manikin, Helena.
[5][6]
Finger Alley
This is the name of a small road that leads out of the Batcave towards the main island.
First National Bank of Gotham
This is the name of several banking institutions located throughout Gotham City, and is often the target of seedy bank robbers, thugs and the occasional super-villain.
Flugelheim Museum
In the 1989 Batman movie, the museum was one of several Gotham City landmarks desecrated by the Joker and his cronies. He terrorized Vicki Vale here and had his second encounter with the Batman.
Fox Gardens
The Fox Gardens was a posh restaurant located in Gotham City. Bruce Wayne enjoyed bringing Silver St. Cloud here on dates. Note: Likely named after Gardner Fox. [7]

G

Gotham Bay
Gotham Bay borders the Eastern coastline of Gotham City and allows access to the Blackgate prison facility.
Gotham Broadcasting Company
The Gotham Broadcasting Company (GBC) was one of the major media outlets in Gotham City during the 1940s. Still in existence today, it is headed by it's original CEO Alan Scott.
Gotham Cemetery
Gotham Cemetery is the resting place of Thomas and Martha Wayne. It is also where the first Black Canary is buried. The unmarked grave of Jason Todd was also located here prior to his resurrection.
Gotham City Cathedral
In the 1989 Batman movie, this was where Batman and the Joker had their final showdown. After being shot out of the sky by the Joker, Batman's Batwing crashed onto the cathedral steps. The Joker also used concentrated acid to cut the ropes holding the cathedral bell, which smashed through the lower levels, crashing on the floor below. At the climax of their fight, the Joker fell to his death from one of the parapets while trying to escape.
Gotham City Foundation
In the 1943 Batman serial, the Gotham City Foundation was the workplace of secretary Linda Page. A group of mobsters working for Doctor Daka broke into the foundation to steal a supply of Radium needed to power a Radium gun.
Gotham City General Hospital
This is one of the largest and busiest medical care units in all of Gotham City. Members of both the Justice League of America and the Justice Society of America were once admitted as patients here. Both Thomas Wayne and Thomas Elliot served as resident surgeons at this hospital.
Gotham City Hall
In the 1989 Batman movie, Gotham City Hall was the base of operations for Mayor Borg and district attorney Harvey Dent. It was also the scene of a massive shootout between the Joker's mob and ambitious underworld figures who sought to fill the position vacated by late mob boss Carl Grissom.
Gotham City Morgue
The Gotham City Morgue was run by mortician Mortimer Gunt.
Gotham City Museum of Antiquities
This was the sight of a stand-off between Batman and the late villainess Magpie. [8]
Gotham City Police Headquarters

Gotham City Sewer System
The Gotham City sewer system is often used as a haven for homeless people and various super-villains. Killer Croc and the Ratcatcher frequently make use of the various labyrinthine tunnels.
Gotham City Shipyard
Batman once engaged in a fight with Killer Croc at this location.
Gotham City Subway System
The Gotham City subway system is one of the primary means of navigation throughout Gotham City. Azrael once used a hidden section of track that led to the Batcave, so that he could drive the Batmobile to and from the city without detection.
Gotham City Opera House
Harley Quinn once staged a violent raid on the Gotham City Opera House in an effort to lure physician Thomas Elliot into a trap. Elliot raced outside where he was confronted by the Joker. [9]
Gotham City Prison
This was the primary criminal correctional facility in Gotham City prior to the establishment of Blackgate Island Penitentiary.
Gotham City Zoo
One of the larger recreational parks in Gotham City, this is also the location where Batman first revealed his secret identity to Catwoman.
Gotham Clock Tower
Main article: Gotham Clock Tower
The headquarters of Oracle and the Birds of Prey.
Gotham Gazette
The Gotham Gazette is one of the largest daily newspapers circulated in the Gotham City area.
Gotham Harbor
In 1947, Green Lantern found a frozen ocean liner that floated into Gotham Harbor. While investigating the incident, he first came into conflict with the super-villain known as the Icicle. [10]
Gotham Historical Society
The Gotham Historical Society managed Wayne Manor during the years that Bruce Wayne was living at the Wayne Foundation. The director of the Historical Society was a woman named Miss Crum.
Gotham Museum
On Earth-Two, the Gotham Museum became a temporary base of operations for Solomon Grundy and his gang, who worked out of one of the lower level rooms while they conducted their affairs. The Huntress came into contact with Grundy while investigating a series of museum robberies. [11]
Gotham Natural History Museum
This was where Kirk Langatrom worked as a chemist and researcher. It was here that he developed the experimental gland extract that transformed him into the Man-Bat. [12]
Gotham Public Library
Barbara Gordon once worked as a librarian at the Gotham Public Library in Gotham City.
Gotham River
Main article: Gotham River

Gotham Storage
This was a storage facility in Gotham City and the one-time hideout of the villain known as Doctor Aesop.
Gotham Tower Apartments
One of the more lavish apartment complexes in Gotham City, Poison Ivy once used the penthouse suite as a base of operations.
Gotham Towers
On Earth-Two, the Gotham Towers were analogous to the World Trade Center in New York. It was here that Batman met his end while fighting the power-mad criminal Bill Jensen. [13]
Gothamite News
Gothamite News (and its sister company, Gothamite Magazine) is one of the leading media outlets in Gotham City. Vicki Vale and Horten Spence are journalists for Gothamite News.
Gull Island
On Earth-Two, Gull Island was a maximum security prison facility located just off Gotham Bay. It's Earth-One counterpart is known as Blackgate Island.

H

Haberdasheria
The Haberdasheria was a retail outlet on Salem Street in Gotham City that specialized in hats. It was once robbed by the Mad Hatter.
Helena Wayne's Apartment
Helena Wayne lived out of a posh Gotham City apartment on Earth-Two. All of the furniture in her apartment doubled as exercise equipment and was designed so that she could keep herself in top physical condition without giving away the fact that she was also the costumed vigilante the Huntress.
Hub
The Hub was the base of operations of serial killer Cornelius Stirk.

I

Infantino Parkway
This is one of the larger thoroughfares in Gotham City. It is named after artist/editor Carmine Infantino.
Infantino's Costumes
This was a small costume shop located in Gotham City. The shop is named after DC Comics artist, Carmine Infantino.

J

Jason Blood's Apartment
This was the apartment of occultist Jason Blood. Jason often shared his living space with his close allies, Harry Matthews, Glenda Mark and Randu Singh. The living room was decorated with portraits of Jason Blood from different time eras.

K

Krusty M's Laser Disk Emporium
This is one of the many businesses found in Gotham City. [14]

L

La Scala Theater
This was a rundown movie theater appropriated by Basil Karlo and became the base of operations for his Mud Pack. He captured Batman and tortured him with subliminal imagery that he put together and broadcast upon one of the theater's screens.
Little Tokyo
In the 1943 Batman serial, Little Tokyo was a neighborhood located in Gotham City. Due to the relocation of Japanese citizens to internment camps during World War II, Little Tokyo was virtually abandoned. The mad scientist Doctor Daka maintained a secret laboratory beneath the tunnels of a haunted house attraction.
Luigi's Pizza
This is one of the many businesses found in Gotham City. [15]

M

Mayor's Mansion
The home of former mayors Hamilton Hill and Armand Krol. During Knightfall, the Joker and the Scarecrow attacked Mayor Armand Krol and held him prisoner inside his own manor. Later, the estate of Mayor Marion Grange.
Million Dollar Masquerade
This is an annual event held in the Seneca Lodge at the Bristol Country Club in Gotham City. [16]

N

Neo-Eden
Neo-Eden was one of several garden centers located in Gotham City where Poison Ivy maintained a base of operations. She once kidnapped several prominent members of the Wayne Foundation, including Lucius Fox, and held them hostage at Neo-Eden.

O

P

Park Row
Main article: Park Row
Also known as Crime Alley, this was where Thomas and Martha Wayne were murdered.
Peregrinator's Club
This is an exclusive gentleman's club located in Gotham City. The criminal known as Facade targeted several of the club's members as robbery victims and faced off against the Batman here.

Q

R

Ritz-Carlton
The Ritz-Carlton is a posh hotel resort in Gotham City. Nocturna once rented a penthouse suite where she lived for a brief while with Jason Todd.
Rizzo Funeral Parlor
The Rizzo Funeral Parlor is a funeral home owned by an ally of Scarface named Rizzo. Along with maintaining his business, Rizzo worked with Scarface in an illegal drug trafficing scheme inside the funeral home. [17]

S

Sacred Heart Convalescent Home
This was where Marla Elliot was taken after surviving a car accident arranged by her demented son Tommy Elliot. Doctor Thomas Wayne performed the surgery that saved Marla's life. Years later, an adult Tommy Elliot, now known as Hush, re-opened the long boarded-up hospice as his own personal base of operations. [18]
Seagate Amusement Park
This was one of several abandoned fun houses that the Joker used as a base of operations.
Seaside Coliseum
The the Joker captured Alfred, Commissioner Gordon, Robin and Selina Kyle and brought them to the Seaside Coliseum where he strapped them to a giant birthday cake with dynamite candles in one of his many efforts to dare the Batman to come after him. [19]
Shondra Kinsolving's Clinic
This was a physical therapy center operated by Doctor Shondra Kinsolving. Bruce Wayne spent a lot of time here after having his back fractured by the criminal Bane.
St. Luke's Hospital
St. Luke's Hospital is where Renée Montoya brought the Question when he was dying of Cancer. Montoya's friend, Kathy Kane, kept vigil over him, until he was removed and taken to Nanda Parbat.
Statue of Freedom
The Statue of Freedom is a Gotham City landmark located outside Gotham harbor similar in design and purpose to the Statue of Liberty.

T

Tenniel Estates
The Tenniel Estates were once owned by Victorian illustrator John Tenniel (famous for his work on Alice in Wonderland). After his death, his property was converted into a garden which featured likenesses of many of the characters that he illustrated. During the "Knightfall" saga, it was a hideout for the Mad Hatter.
Tobacconists Club
The Tobacconists Club was an exclusive Gentlemen's club located in Gotham City. City councilman Rupert Thorne often used the club to conduct underworld activities. [20]

U

V

Ventriloquist Club
Also referred to as the "Ventriloquist Clug", this was a nightspot owned and operated by Arnold Wesker, the Ventriloquist. It was the primary base of operations for his "partner" Scarface's drug cartel, specifically, the sale and distribution of Fever. The Ventriloquist Club was the scene of a mob shoot-out between Scarface's gang and competitor Marty Vetch.

W

Wackdonals
A popular fast-food eatery in Gotham City, it was also the scene of a hostage situation involving a terrorist named Torrance, as well as Robin and the neophyte hero, Dodge. [21]
Walt's Video Arcade
This is one of the many businesses found in Gotham City. Crime lord Doctor Fang once attempted to extort the arcade's proprietor, but his cronies were driven off by Robin (Jason Todd).
Wayne Enterprises
Main article: Wayne Enterprises
Established by Dr. Thomas Wayne, and inherited by his son Bruce. Wayne Enterprises incorporates many subsidiaries including Wayne Technologies, Wayne Biotech, Wayne Aerospace, Wayne Chemicals, Wayne Shipping, the Wayne Foundation, Wayne Industries, Wayne Medical and many others.
Wayne Manor
Main article: Wayne Manor
The ancestral home of the Wayne family; first used by Judge Solomon Wayne in the 1860s.
WGCK
WGCK is a media news broadcast station operating out of Gotham City.
WXYZ
This was the name of a Gotham City-based radio station owned and operated by Alan Scott in the 1940s. His future wife, Molly Mayne Scott worked for WXYZ as Alan's secretary.

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Y

Z

References

  1. Batman: The Cult #1-4
  2. Batman Family (Volume 1) #18
  3. Batman #524
  4. Detective Comics #474
  5. Detective Comics #478
  6. Detective Comics #479
  7. Detective Comics #474
  8. Batman #401
  9. Batman #613
  10. All-American Comics #90
  11. Wonder Woman (Volume 1) #272
  12. Detective Comics #400
  13. Adventure Comics #462
  14. Batman #0
  15. Batman #0
  16. Batgirl: Year One #1
  17. Detective Comics Vol 1 584
  18. Detective Comics #846
  19. Batman #321
  20. Detective Comics #469
  21. Robin (Volume 4) #155

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