I finally got a chance to watch the new Captain America movie. Captain America and Spider-Man have a conversation that goes something like this:
Captain: Wow, you're pretty good! Where are you from?
Captain: Cool. I'm from Brooklyn.
In real life, do people from New York introduce themselves like that? When I'm introducing myself to someone, and I don't know where they're from, I say, "I'm from Portland". I don't say "I'm from Mount Tabor" or "I'm from the Pearl District" or whatever. I just refer to the closest big city that people may have heard of, even though I don't live in the city limits.
Now I'm reminded of a Nancy Drew fanfic I wrote where she and the Hardys go to New York, and the author assumed you knew the intricate details of where things are located in that city. New York is a really big city, if I'm not mistaken!