New York City is a city in the state of New York. Several characters form Dark Shadows lived there for a time or visited there.
New York was the home-town of Victoria Winters. She lived and later worked at the Hammond Foundling Home until a letter from Elizabeth Collins Stoddard invited her to move to Collinsport. Aboard the same train from New York was Burke Devlin, returning to his home-town after an absence of ten years (1).
Also in 1795, the French Countess Natalie DuPres visited New York before traveling to Collinsport. She commented the city was "impossible," having neither a decent inn nor restaurant and was filled with "the most unattractive people" (368/369).