Academic OneFile is a leader in aggregating media data, so this is the place to search for literature, film, social media or video games set in New York City. It defaults to a subject search, but users can switch to a keyword search, and search across the databases provided by the parent company, Gale.
Academic Search Premier is a good database for social science topics. Users can search across databases provided by the parent company, Ebscohost, and can narrow searches easily using the filters on the left column.
New York City was the birthplace of the motion picture industry. Its entertainment industry fed the one that developed in Hollywood. It remains a popular location for filming movies, a setting even for movies filmed elsewhere, a cultivator of talent, and a center for business.
New York City offers many topics for students interested in literature: studies of individual authors, the development of literary genres and schools, the business of publishing, and the sources for literature derived from life in the city.
ProQuest provides access to the New York Times starting with the first issue in 1851. There is about a five-year lag before the most recent issues appear. For the most recent New York Times articles, users may consult Nexis Uni.