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 Community'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 Yorknew City, there are:
- Hotel Beitacle
- Hotel Bayloke
- Cemetery Building
- Dayroad Park
- Castor Line
- Lipa Station
- Saloma Mall
- Tarsetol Station
- Continental Street
- Lingon Airport
- Southernpiece Auction House
- Gordeau Desert
- Bull Market
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Heavens Arena arc
Yorknew City arc
Greed Island arc
Chimera Ant arc
- 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 Differences
- 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 References
- 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 nearby, Seine River; among other less distinguishable names.
- One of the street maps of Yorknew City is similar to that of Barcelona.
Translations around the World
- Hunter × Hunter - Volume 8, Chapter 71
- Hunter × Hunter - Volume 10, Chapter 85
- Hunter × Hunter - Volume 8, Chapter 72
- Hunter × Hunter - Volume 11, Chapter 95
- Hunter × Hunter - Volume 15, Chapter 151
- Hunter × Hunter - Episode 51 (1999)
- Hunter × Hunter - Volume 12, Chapter 111