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New York City is where Percy Jackson, lives and attends school and the location of Camp Half-Blood (located on Long Island). Mount Olympus is located on the mystical 600th floor of the Empire State Building. Most of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians takes place there. The Battle of Manhattan took place in New York City as well. The 21st Nome is also located there.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians

The Lightning Thief

Percy Jackson goes to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, his Apartment, and the Empire State Building.

The Sea of Monsters

Percy attends Meriwether College Prep in the city.

The Titan's Curse

After saving Artemis and Annabeth, she alone with Percy and Thalia fly to Olympus on the Empire State Building.

The Battle of the Labyrinth

Percy goes for orientation at Goode High School and later goes to time square to ask Rachael for help.

The Demigod Diaries

In Percy Jackson and the Stolen Chariot, Percy and Clarisse La Rue search the city for Ares' War Chariot before finding it at the Staten Island Zoo.

In Percy Jackson and the Sword of Hades, Percy is at Goode High School taking his midterms when Mrs. O'Leary drops by to warn him.

The Last Olympian

The fight between the demigods and Kronos' army is located in Manhattan. During the fight, the island is magically separated from the rest of New York. Also, Morpheus puts all of the mortals in Manhattan to sleep during the war.

The Kane Chronicles

The 21st Nome is located in Brooklyn. Magicians, the House of Life, and Egyptian gods generally tend to avoid Manhattan as it tends to have other "problems" by way of the presence of Olympus atop the Empire State Building.

The Trials of Apollo

The Hidden Oracle

After being turned human for a third time, Apollo crash lands in a dumpster in Hell's Kitchen.

The Tower of Nero

Meg McCaffrey and Apollo return to New York City to liberate the Oracle of Delphi from Triumvirate Holdings and take out Nero.

Storm Runner Trilogy

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The following article/section is from the Storm Runner/Shadow Bruja continuity under Rick Riordan Presents and not the Riordanverse canon.

The Shadow Crosser

Zane Obispo tracks the last godborn to the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of the city.

City of the Plague God

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The following article/section is from the City of the Plague God continuity under Rick Riordan Presents and not the Riordanverse canon.

Sikander Aziz joins forces to Gilgamesh and Belet Amari to stop Nergal from wiping out the population of the city's largest borough, Manhattan.

The Loneliest Demon

Sik goes around Manhattan with Rabisu to help the demon return to Kurnugi and later, fend off the Anunna and prevent them from getting into his reality.


The Empire State Building

Main article: Empire State Building

The Empire State Building is the new home of the Olympian gods, as Olympus floats above it. Percy visits this building many times during the series to visit the gods.

The Brooklyn Battery Tunnel

The Brooklyn Battery Tunnel

The Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, officially known as the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel, is a toll road in Manhattan. It runs under the East River and connects the Brooklyn borough to the Manhattan borough. In The Last Olympian during the Battle of Manhattan, the Demeter cabin was sent to guard the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel. The Demeter campers grew thorns and poison ivy to keep the monsters at bay.

Queens-Midtown Tunnel

The Queens-Midtown Tunnel (sometimes simply known as the Midtown Tunnel) is a highway tunnel and toll road. It crosses under the East River and connects the Borough of Queens (at the Long Island City terminus of I-495) on Long Island with the borough of Manhattan.

In The Last Olympian, during the Battle of Manhattan, the Aphrodite cabin were sent to guard this tunnel. The perfume Givenchy (which apparently monsters hate the smell of) may have been sprayed in this tunnel to keep the Titan Army away.

Williamsburg Bridge

The Williamsburg Bridge is a bridge in the city of Manhattan. In The Last Olympian, during the Battle of Manhattan, the Apollo's Cabin was sent to defend the Williamsburg Bridge. When the Apollo cabin (with the help of Percy Jackson and Annabeth Chase) drove back the Titan army, Kronos engaged Percy in a duel. During this duel, Kronos sent a wave of energy that almost destroyed the bridge. Percy summoned his power to destroy the bridge completely, stopping Kronos from proceeding to Manhattan. However, Michael Yew disappeared and was later revealed to have died.

The Holland Tunnel

The Holland Tunnel is a highway tunnel under the Hudson River connecting the island of Manhattan in New York City with Jersey City. In The Last Olympian, during the Battle of Manhattan, the Hephaestus cabin was positioned here. The campers left traps and used Greek Fire to defend the tunnel and Manhattan.


The Hudson River

Main article: Hudson River Spirit

The Hudson River is a river surrounding the island of Manhattan. The spirit of the river dislikes Percy and The East River spirit. He is very polluted.

The East River

Main article: East River Spirit

The East River is the other river surrounding the island of Manhattan. The spirit of the river dislikes Percy and is a rival of the Hudson River spirit. He is also known to be very polluted.


  • While not mentioned in the series itself, the borough Manhattan, where the Olympians reside, is avoided by certain Egyptian gods and their hosts in Brooklyn.
  • The City was founded by the Dutch and was originally named New Amsterdam.
  • The five boroughs of New York are Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and The Bronx.
  • The Williamsburg Bridge is the scene of some important events such as:
    • the disappearance/death of Michael Yew, head counselor of the Apollo cabin
    • the second defeat of the Minotaur by Percy Jackson
    • Annabeth being injured byEthan Nakamura in saving Percy, thus leading to him telling her his vulnerable spot.
    • The Williamsburg Bridge also appears in The Kane Chronicles.


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Locations (KC)
Magical Locations: Amos' Boat | Brooklyn House | Duat | Egyptian Queen | First Nome | Fifty-First Nome | Hall of Ages | Land of Demons | Reed Boat | Sunny Acres Assisted-Living Community | Sun Boat | Zia Rashid's Tomb
Cities and Towns: Alexandria | Bloomington | Cairo | Dallas | El Paso | Houston | Las Cruces | London | Luxor | | Makan al-Ramal al-Hamrah | Memphis | Montauk | New Orleans | New York City | Phoenix | Saint Petersburg | Tokyo | Washington, D.C.
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Countries: Egypt | France | Japan | Mexico | Russia | United Kingdom (England) | United States of America
Continents: Africa | Asia | Europe | North America
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Locations (RRP)
Cities and Towns: Albuquerque | Atlanta | Beverly Hills | Cabo San Lucas | Chicago | Jackson | Los Angeles | Loves Park | Merdel | Miami | Memphis | New Orleans | New York City | Rock Creek | Raisin Valley | San Diego | San Miguel de Allende | Santa Monica | Silver Springs | Vicksburg | Yuma
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Landmarks and other Buildings: Alvarado Transportation Center | Beverly Hills Hotel | Georgia Aquarium | Mississippi Civil Rights Museum | Museum of Ancient Indian Art and Culture | United Nations Headquarters
Countries: France | Mexico | United States of America (Confederate States of America)
Continents: Europe | North America
Pandava Quintet: Amaravati | Court of the Sky | Department of Many Voices | Kingdom of Death | Lanka | Little India | Naga Realm | Night Bazaar | Ocean of Milk | Otherworld
Storm Runner Trilogy/Shadow Bruja Duology: Aztlán | Baja California Peninsula | The Beast | Caribbean Sea | Cave of the Crystals | Ceiba World Tree | The Empty | Hell's Kitchen | Holy Ghost | Isla Holbox | Jazz's Surf Shop | Mexica Empire | Old World | Pacific Ocean | Palenque National Park | Sea of Cortez | Shaman Institute of Higher-Order Magic | Tomb of the Red Queen | Venice Beach | Xib'alb'a
Thousand Worlds series: Black Locust Station | Daeriseok | Fourth Colony | Ghost Sector | Gray Institute | Hongok | Hongok Spaceport | Jinju | Kim Dome | Outer Rim | Pale Lightning | Red Azalea | Thousand Worlds | Yonggi
Sal & Gabi Duology: Calamity Island | Coral Castle | Culeco Academy of the Arts | Little Havana | Multiverse | Reál House | Unnamed Miami Hospital | Vidón University
Tristan Strong Trilogy: Alke | Anansi's Palace | Artillery Park | Burning Sea | Drowned Forest | Golden Crescent | Granny Z's Skatepark | Grasslands | Isihlangu | Lady Night's Juke Joint | Lake Michigan | Louisiana State Penitentiary | Louis Armstrong Park | New Orleans Pharmacy Museum | MidPass | Mississippi River | Nyame's Palace | Ridge | Strong Apartment | Strong family farm | Thicket
Race to the Sun: Begay House | Chuska Mountains | Canyon de Chelly | Dibé Nitsaa | Glittering World | House of the Sun | Intertribal Community Charter School | Navajo Nation | Sisnaajiní | Shiprock | Spider Rock
Paola Santiago series: Camp of the Niños de la Luz | Gila River | Juan & Sons Auto Repair | Pizza Pete's | The Rift | Riverside Palace Apartments | Silver Springs Hospital | Silver Springs Police Department
City of the Plague God: Brooklyn | Central Park | Georiou's | Gilgamesh's Glass Ziggurat | Hudson Square | Kurnugi | Manhattan | Manhattan General Hospital | Mo's | Nineveh | Rock of Nisir | Queens | Sea of Tiamat | Washington Square Park
The Gifted Clans series: Byun Mansion | The Campus | Griffin Observatory | Noh Dojang | Oh House | Pacific Ocean Seoulful Tacos | Temple of the Gifted Community Los Angeles | Traditional Korean Medicine Clinic
Pahua Moua series: Bamboo Nursery | Crossroads | Merdel Elementary | Merdel Hospital | Moua Apartment | Six Realms (The Echo | Spirit Realm) | Thread and Needle | Tree of Souls