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What happens in Empire City, never sleeps.

Steven Universe, "Same Old World"

Empire City is a metropolis located in the Empire State, next to the state of Jersey. It was first mentioned in "Story for Steven", and made its debut in "Same Old World".

History

"Story for Steven"

Marty tells Greg that they are going to Empire City next on Greg's tour.

"Same Old World"

Steven and Lapis fly above Empire City. Steven reveals the supposedly well known saying: “What happens in Empire City never sleeps.” He also explains to her that if she lived here, she could be a single Gem taking on the big city, working at a coffee shop and coming home to a wacky roommate.

"Mr. Greg"

After Greg becomes rich, he and Steven decide where to go for a vacation. Greg tells Steven that they could go to Empire City, and they decide to go there along with Pearl. They stay at Le Hotel and leave the next morning.

"The Big Show "

Greg arrives at Empire City, with Sadie Killer and the Suspects. Then they play their new song, "G-G-G-Ghost".

Trivia

  • It is the first major city featured in the show.
  • Empire City is the show equivalent of New York City, though it also incorporates elements from other cities such as ParisLas Vegas, and Sydney.[1]
    • "Empire City" is a common nickname for New York City. The name has been used for many other fictional cities based on or referencing New York.[2]
    • The slogan "What happens in Empire City, never sleeps" is a combination of the respective popular slogans of New York City, "the city that never sleeps", and of Las Vegas, "what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas".
    • Real-world landmarks also appear to exist in Empire City, including the Empire State Building and Times Square. There is also a notable building that resembles the Eiffel Tower – this could alternatively reference the tower at Paris Las Vegas.
    • The shape of the city on the peninsula and its adjoining harbor resemble that of the real-life Circular Quay, the only difference being the positioning city's skyline.
    • Real-world boroughs and neighborhoods appear to exist in Empire City, including Brooklyn and The Bowery, both mentioned in the episode "Mr. Greg".
  • Issue 1 of the Steven Universe comic series reveals that the city has a wildlife rehabilitation center.

Gallery

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References

ve Locations
Beach City Businesses: Aqua-MexicanBeach City Funland (Funland ArcadeWiener in Hand/Hot Dogs) • Beach Citywalk FriesBeach City WoodsBig DonutBuddwick Public LibraryClassic ThymeCrab ShackDanny'sFish Stew PizzaIt's a WashMini-Golf CourseSuitcase Sam'sT-Shirt ShopU-Stor

Residences: The BarnBarriga ResidenceBeach HouseMiller ResidenceOnion's House
Other: Abandoned WarehouseBeach City PierBeach City StageBeach City WoodsBrooding HillDead Man's MouthLighthouseMayor's OfficeUnderwater SwordWater Tower

Crystal Temple Amethyst's ChamberAmethyst's RoomBurning RoomCrystal HeartGarnet's ChamberPearl's ChamberPearl's RoomRose's RoomSteven's BathroomSteven's RoomSardonyx's Room
Other Earth Locations Australia • Aqua Town • Balearic islands • Bayburgh • Brazil • Borneo • Bulgaria • California • Canada • China • Cool RanchDelmarva (Charm City • Wilmingmore • Ocean Town) • Empire City (Le Hotel) • Florida • Ghana • Greenland • Hospital • India • Indonesia • Israel • Japan • Jersey • Kansas (Hutchinson) • Keystone (Keystone MotelThe Best Diner in the World) • Korea • Maheswaran Residence • Nigeria • Palestine • Philippines • Polynesian islands • Russia • Sea City • Spain • Surf City
Gem Locations Earth: Ancient Gem Colony ShipAncient Sky ArenaBeta KindergartenCloud ArenaCommunication HubDesert (Rose's Landfill) • Flower MeadowForgeGalaxy WarpGem BattlefieldGeodeGreat NorthIce CavernKindergartens (BetaPrime) • Little HomeworldLunar Sea SpireMask IslandPearl's ArenaPearl's TreePrime Kindergarten (Prime Kindergarten Control Room) • Pyramid TempleRose's FountainRose's Secret ArmorySand FortressSea ShrineSky Spire
Earth's Moon: Earth Moon Base

Gem Homeworld:Blue Diamond's Pool ChamberKindergartenKlavius 7Pink Diamond's PalacePrison TowerThrone RoomUpsilon 9Yellow Diamond's Extraction ChamberYellow Diamond's Bubble Room
Other: Jungle Moon BaseMalachite's RealmPearl's DimensionPink Diamond's GardenPink Diamond's ZooPink DimensionUnidentified restored planetWarp Space

Outer Space Locations Milky Way Galaxy: Solar System (Earth • Jupiter • Neptune)

Other: Space Camp

Attack the Light Beach City • Beach House • Crystal Temple • the Desert • Indigo CaveRed Temple • Strawberry Battlefield • Sunken Lunar Sea Spire
Save the Light Ancient Sky Arena • Astral Plane • the Barn • Beach City • Beach City Woods • Beach House • Crystal Temple • the Forge • Gem Battlefield • the Great North • Hessonite's Warship • Secret Temple of Secrets
The Phantom Fable Abandoned Ward • Arcane Acropolis • the Barn • Beach City • Beach City Woods • Buried Bastion • Delta Kindergarten • Forgotten Forest • Library 9
Comic Locations Canary CoveClock TowerEmpire City Wildlife Rehabilitation CenterMoors of MarcoonUniverse Family Camping Ground

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