|The following is based on the Fallout Bible and has not been confirmed by canon sources.|
In 2065, a nuclear reactor, struggling to power the population of seventeen million people, went supercritical for a period of about five minutes. While there was no explosion, the NYC incident coined the term "hot summer" for a heat-related electrical overload on nuclear systems. The event mandates power rationing throughout the city. 
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- Dean Domino performed in New York City before the Great War.
- The Statue of Liberty can be seen in the holodisk video game Atomic Command, which is found in Fallout 4 and Fallout 76.
- New York City is also listed as "gone" along with Washington, Boston and the rest of the East Coast on Arnold Wabash's terminal located in the Nucleus Command Center. A Boston Red Sox fan was also arrested by the Boston Police Department for standing on an overturned car and holding a defaced t-shirt with "WE BEAT NEW YORK!" written on it.
- Before the Great War, Johnny Weston pursued an acting career in New York City, though it ended in failure and he became a "bum" living on the city streets.
- Elizabeth Cochran Seaman aka "Nellie Bly" investigated the Women's Lunatic Asylum of Blackwell's Island, New York City, New York. Her experiences later being published into the book Ten Days in a Mad-House.
New York City is mentioned in the Fallout Bible 0, in a Capitol Post article about the disbanding of the United Nations, and Wall Street, a district of NYC is mentioned in the People's Republic of America Radio broadcast in Fallout 3. It is also mentioned in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Dead Money, as well as Fallout 4 and Fallout 76, with the Statue of Liberty making a cameo appearance in the Atomic Command game. It is also mentioned in the Fallout 76 update Wastelanders
Behind the scenesEdit
- New York City is a real world city and the most populous in the United States.
- During the early planning of Fallout 4, New York was discussed as a possible location for the game, and a design document was produced by Emil Pagliarulo with this idea in mind. The developers instead chose Boston as the location for the game, but have kept the design document on file.
- ↑ Capitol Post terminal entries#United Nations Disbanded!
- ↑ Fallout Bible 0 June 2065: "Due to enormous demands for electricity in the summer of 2065, a nuclear reactor in New York City almost goes critical. The near meltdown brings into effect power rationing, and the term "Hot Summer" is used to refer to the New York incident."
- ↑ Civil Alert System Broadcast: "This morning, Saturday, October 23rd, authorities detected that a nuclear attack had commenced against the United States. The following cities affected include, but are not limited to: Washington, DC; New York; Philadelphia; and Boston."
- ↑ War games
- ↑ Dean Domino's dialogue Line 240-241: "And me? I've had prime billing in Europe, New York... and this gig doesn't feel like that. Don't get me wrong, I can hold an audience, conduct a score from the rooftops, but I'm guessing I'm the odd man out in this whole heist."
- ↑ Resident: "Where are you from originally?"
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- ↑ Herald editorial on Allegheny Asylum
- ↑ The History of Bethesda Game Studios, at 1:09:00.