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New York City is the most populous city in the United States. With an estimated 2017 population of 8,622,698 distributed over a land area of about 302.6 square miles (784 km2), New York City is also the most densely populated major city in the United States. It was the target of a bioterrorist attack by Glenn Arias using the A-Virus.[1]

In 2006, Claire Redfield heads out from Washington, D.C. to ask one of the remaining veterans Mad Dogs for some questions, only to find out that he had also committed suicide in his house outside of city. Finding a suicide note left behind by the soldier, she calls the New York City Police Department.


Manhattan is generally divided into five regions - Upper, Midtown, Lower, East Side and West Side - and each is divided into smaller neighbourhood.

In Upper Manhattan was Glenn Arias' skyscraper, located in the Upper East Side close to Central Park. The building was Neo-Gothic in design, and was 170m tall and 45 floors height. It was destroyed during the 2014 attack.[2] When looking out from the side facing Central Park, Harlam was to the right and Midtown to the left. Midtown included a makeup of skyscrapers like Trump Tower and the Rockefeller Center, megastores like the Louis Vuitton, Henri Bendel and Tiffany's stores, and Broadway's many theaters.[2] During the DSO-BSAA operation in New York, Kennedy and Damian drove along Midtown while in pursuit from a Cerberus, going past areas such as the UN headquarters.[3] Lower Manhattan faces the coast, and is the location of the World Trade Center complex;[2] several buildings, including most prominently 1WTC and 2WTC, were destroyed during the 9/11 attacks, with One WTC being completed in 2013.



  1. Resident Evil: Vendetta.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Fukami, BIOHAZARD Vendetta, Act 5 Chapter 1.
  3. Fukami, BIOHAZARD Vendetta, Act 6 Chapter 7.