What I have always understood is that Gotham and Metropolis in the DC universe were a dichotomy of NYC- Metropolis being the being a vision of "gleaning" Manhattan, while Gotham was a portrait of the grittier boroughs, like Brooklyn and the Bronx. (This is certainly this is how they are shown in the DCAU.) » 5/01/12 1:10pm 5/01/12 1:10pm