And the Memphis-to-Manhattan transplant does have high-rolling friends in Gotham City.
Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington by Terry Teachout, Gotham Books/Penguin Group USA.
New York has seen a dramatic drop in crime in recent years, and maybe Gotham has shared in the progress.
"New York City," first used by Washington Irving, 1807, based on "Merrie Tales of the Mad Men of Gotham" (1460), a collection of legendary stories of English villagers alternately wise and foolish. There is a village of this name in Nottinghamshire, originally Gatham (1086), in Old English, "Enclosure (literally 'homestead') where goats are kept." It is unknown if this was the place intended.