“THROUGH THE DARK OF A NEW YORK NIGHT…”
The Batman doesn’t know he’s in Gotham yet!
New York is the home of Batman according to Detective Comics #31, September 1939. New York will remain his home up until Detective Comics Comics #48, when the name of Gotham City is first mentioned.
#31 is co-written by Bill Finger and another famous comics writer – Gardner Fox. Fox made a huge contribution to the comics world, writing some 4,000 stories including The Sandman, The Flash and the Justice Society of America. Fox did not leave DC until 1968.