The city annually holds various auctions from the 1st to the 10th of September, including the world's largest auction: the Southernpiece Auction, in which the world's rarest and most valuable artifacts are accumulated in one place.
Aside from thousands of lawful auction houses, the city is also famous for its black market auctions which mostly deal with illegal goods. The Mafia's Underground Auction takes place here every year, in the Cemetery Building.
During the ten days of the auctions, tens of trillions of Jenny are exchanged in the official auctions alone. Yorknew's auctions are where one's dreams can come true-an item bought for 10 thousand can be sold for 100 million the next day.
According to Light Nostrade, the city's election and authority are mostly bribed and controlled by the Mafia community. As a result, all enforcement forces in the city ranging from police to SWAT are literally dirty cops and Mafia henchmen in which the Mafia can order them to create blockage across the city during the Phantom Troupe's rampage.
In this city, there are:
- Hotel Beitacle
- [Hotel] Bayloke (ベイローク, Beirōku)
- Cemetery Building
- Dayroad Park (
デイロード 公 園 , Deirōdo Kōen)
- Castor [Station] Line (
カスシール 駅 方 面 , Kasushīru-eki Hōmen)
- Lipa Station (
リパ 駅 , Ripa-eki)
- Saloma Mall (サロマデパート, Saroma Depāto—lit. "Saroma Department Store")
- Tarsetol Station (
ターセトル 駅 , Tāsetoru-eki)
- Continental Street (
コンチネンタル 通 り , Konchinentaru-dōri)
- Motoba Building (モトバビル, Motoba Biru)
- Lingon Airport
- Southernpiece Auction House
- Gordeau Desert
- Bull Market
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Yorknew City arcEdit
Greed Island arcEdit
Chimera Ant arcEdit
- Yorknew City's original Japanese name is an amalgamation of the latter half of the word "New York" and the Japanese word for "new," shin (新). The Japanese pronunciation of the city is also very similar to "Auction City".
Anime and Manga DifferencesEdit
- In the 1999 Nippon Animation anime adaptation, real-life aerial photos of New York were converted/altered and used to represent Yorknew. Famous buildings and structures such as the Empire State Building, the World Trade Center, the Manhattan Bridge, and Madison Square Garden can be found easily.
Intertextuality and ReferencesEdit
- The Yorknew City map on which Kurapika uses his Dowsing Chain Nen ability to find Neon Nostrade's whereabouts is actually a map of Paris. A reference being the white rectangle with "Marsfeld", Champ de Mars in German, written inside and the indication of the river's name near by, Seine River; among other less distinguishable names.
- One of the street maps of Yorknew City is similar to that of Barcelona.