Ity That Never Sleeps: how has NYC attracted and repelled tourists, and why?
The essay should be based on a combination of history, literature, film and social science
It must include some close analysis of a primary text (literature or film)
Some of the source that you could use:
William J. Sadler and Ekaterina V. Haskins, Metonymy and the Metropolis: Television Shows and the Image of New York City Journal of Communication Inquiry29 (2005) 195-216.