New York is a state located in the northeastern and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States of America.
In 1974, young Thaddeus Sivana was in a car with his father and brother when he was whisked away by Shazam the Wizard as a candidate for his champion. Thaddeus attempted to take the Wizard's staff, but was quickly tempted by the corruption of the Seven Sins of Men, causing the Wizard to reject him and and send him back to the car. In his confusion and frustration, he made a scene and caused a car crash which crippled his father. This led to his obsession with magic, spending his life searching for ways to gain the abilities he was denied as a child.
- David Bowie, who is shown to exist in the DC Extended Universe through a photograph in Justice League, died in New York.