New York City is the most densely populated city in the United States of America. During the American Revolutionary War, New York was also a stronghold of the British and American armies.
In 1776, the city was greatly damaged due to the Great Fire, which burned most of New York to the ground. Around this time, the Assassin Connor frequently visited New York in order to pursue the Templars. Following this, Connor managed to liberate three Templar forts, one in each of the city's districts, for Continental occupation.