From WoD Gotham
The amount of culture to be found within New York City cannot be overemphasized enough. Its long history has provided the backdrop for so many important movements in cuisine, fashion, art, literature, music, film, theatre, pop-culture, dance, photography, etc. There is a great tradition of artistic patronage going back to the first great American industrialists of the 19th Century like Andrew Carnegie who established major cultural institutions like Carnegie Hall and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, that went on to become world famous. That tradition continues.
Now the city is a major patron through the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) and funds the arts with a larger annual budget for grants than the National Endowment for the Arts. There is literally something for everyone and if you still can’t find what you’re looking for, you better believe that someone is inventing it.
Today, New York City is the second largest center for the film industry in the United States. The city has more than 2,000 arts and cultural organizations and more than 500 art galleries of all sizes.