New York City is the city where Alex, Gloria, Marty and Melman formerly lived in, New York City is the largest city in the United States by both Population (8,000,000) and Area (over 300 square miles with all five boroughs) it is home to many organizations and is often refereed to as "The Big Apple".
- In the prologue of Madagascar Escape 2 Africa when Alex arrives in New York by floating in the ocean the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center were seen on the skyline suggesting that the prologue takes place in the 1990's or Early 2000's
- In the first movie it is actually a 2-Dimensional set made by the movie's set designers
- In the third movie and the Penguins of Madagascar movie, the Freedom Tower was already built, suggesting that the movies take place sometime after 2014.
- New York City on Wikipedia