Watching the Netflix show, it seems implied that everything more or less takes place in Hell's Kitchen (from the "Devil of Hell's Kitchen" name to the locations given here and then in terms of block and street number, to the blueprints we see in some episodes).

It makes sense, since Daredevil operates on foot almost all the time, and, well, it takes a while to even cross Manhattan.

Yet, we see Karen or other characters hail cabs; Stick uses a car (with a driver); the Russians mostly travel by car; and at the end of the first season, there is a pretty long sequence involving a FBI/Police convoy that lasts for a few minutes.

Now... Hell's Kitchen is roughly twenty by four blocks. It's small. If really the bulk of the show takes place in there, how can there be (a) that many gangs and criminals operating only in that area? (b) that much use of cars and trucks? (c) that much money for criminal to fight about, in real estate/drug/whatever?

I mean, really, it's... small.

Image from [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hell%27s_Kitchen,_Manhattan)] Image from Wikipedia.

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    You'd be surprised - that's plenty of space and docks for more than two gangs to get crowded in. That said, I looked at this map myself after Season 2, and mentally I nudged it out two avenues and a further 5 blocks north and south. Technically that would cover Times Square and a tunnel, but I imagine it's close enough. – Radhil Jun 19 '16 at 2:18
  • Well the MCU does have fictional countries and planets, so it's highly plausible that Hell's Kitchen is larger than it would be in real life. – user71772 Oct 8 '16 at 15:15
  • But then, there is still some internal consistency issue - if it's bigger thwn in reality, Daredevil must basically walk or run across every time and cannot efficiently fight crime in time. – Clement C. Oct 8 '16 at 15:18
  • Well there is no indication that he fights crime all the time. That would be near impossible, but I get what you mean lol. Most likely, Daredevil is fighting crime one step at a time. Either that, or he's REALLY fast. – user71772 Oct 8 '16 at 15:20

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