It MIGHT be possible for a man-made island to show up off the coast of Brooklyn in the next couple of centuries.
(Not to mention it might be possible that a certain online artificial-intelligence entity would start out as an informational system for the Big Apple. Paging Dr. Hogan...)
TRANSCRIPTION COURTESY OF JOSEPH HOUK - [2205; New York City skyline] (CW, continuing her story)
The next day, after Matt got the time machine charged up
again, I decided to go two hundred years into the future.
(MG, off-screen) "Well, it looks like New York hasn't
changed much. No 'Fifth Element' double-stacking or shit
like that." (BG) "I do see a lot of new skyscrapers, though!"
(CW, talking to BG and MG) "Focus, people... Where do
we get help? Does the internet still exist?" (MG, pushing a
button on a little device on the curb) "This looks like some
sort of information thingy..." [A holographic image
appears – a very familiar one for fans of a certain spacebased
webcomic] (A2-Z) "Greetings! I am the A2-Z
comprehensive information system. How can I help you?"
(BG, holding up the time machine) "We... uh... need a new
more powerful battery to fit in this... antique cell phone of
ours." (A2-Z) "You can get a solar-fusion hybrid battery
custom-made in minutes at 'Power Palace'." (MG) "Cool!
Where's the nearest location?" (A2-Z, projecting a map of
NYC holographically) "The nearest 'Power Palace' is
located at 216 Cumia Drive [Anthony Cumia, from Opie &
Anthony], under the Wilkow Bridge [Andrew Wilkow, SXM
radio host of the Wilkow Majority] in the borough of
[Rudolph] Giuliani. The holographic info-tab will show you
the way." (MG, bewildered) "Wilkow Bridge? Giuliani?"
(MG) "Let's take the... (looking down at the "thing" in his
hand) info-tab and follow it. Cassie? You coming with us?"
(CW, staying back a moment) "Yeah! Just a minute... (to
A2-Z, after the two are out of hearing range) Um... is there
a free clinic nearby?" (A2-Z) "I do not know of any
existing free clinics. However, I can give you directions to
the nearest diagnosis scanner booth."