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A listing for government and civic services, as well as schools and hospitals, including private and secular groups and institutions.


Government Notes Creator Salute
Astro City Planning and Development
First mentioned Kurt Busiek's Astro City Vol.2 #14


Astro City Public Dump and Landfills
A series of dumps across the Astro City Metro Area. Dump #3 was one of the base of operations for the Junkman.


Astro City Public Library
First mentioned in Kurt Busiek's Astro City Vol.2 #4.


Astro City Public Works
First Seen Kurt Busiek's Astro City Vol.2 #1


Astro City Transit Authority
Responsible for the Central Line subway system in Astro City. Fist mentioned Kurt Busiek's Astro City Vol.1 #2.


Astro City Waste Management
A trash collecting service in Astro City. First seen Kurt Busiek's Astro City Vol.2 #1.


Biro Island Correctional Facility
The jail for regular and super-powered criminals located on Biro Island. It opened in June 1942 and in 1955 had a special wing retrofitted for super powered criminals.


Bolling Elementary School
* An elementary school in Astro City nestled in the Derbyfield neighborhood of Astro City.
  • Astra Furst was a student here in the late 1990s. Office staff at that time included Mr. Lucey and Mrs. Toole as a secretary.
Bob Bolling, creator of Little Archie. Mr Lucey is a nod to Archie Artist Harry Lucey and Mrs. Toole is to Dennis the Menace writer Fred Toole.


The Boneyard
A cemetery in the Kiefer Square neighborhood in Chesler adjacent to a church that doesn't have an official name, but is called the Boneyard by some. First seen Kurt Busiek's Astro City Vol.2 #15. The map in the Astro City: A Visitor's Guide would place it close to Craig Avenue and a fair distance away from Kiefer Square.


Central Line
The main subway line for Astro City at least in 1959. Stops at Elias and Iger Square. First seen Kurt Busiek's Astro City Vol.1 #2


Donenfeld High School
A high school or former high school that Irene Merryweather-Cronin attended. Their nickname is the Pioneers DC Comics founder Harry Donenfeld as well as his son Irwin Donenfeld.


Eastside YMCA
First seen Kurt Busiek's Astro City Vol.2 #4


Edgington-Curtis Medical Center
A hospital seen in 2004 in Astro City: A Visitor's Guide. Rex Morgan background artist Frank Edgington and Nick Dallis's pseudonym of Dal Curtis when working on the strip.


The premiere university in the Astro City area. See Main article


Gaia Women's Clinic
An abortion clinic that Winged Victory stopped a bombing of in 1997. Kurt Busiek's Astro City Vol.2 #6.


Garrett Law School
A law school. Possibly the name for the law school at Fox-Broome University. First mentioned Astro City: Local Heroes #5.


Robinson Prep
A prep school located near Museum Row. It has a dormitory called Sprang House. First seen Kurt Busiek's Astro City Vol.2 #5. The school and dorm are for Batman Artists Jerry Robinson and Dick Sprang.


Rosenberger Junior High School
A junior high school located in the western part of the city. First mentioned Astro City: Local Heroes #1. Likely comic artist John Rosenberger.


University of Astro City
Presumed name seen on a jacket in Kurt Busiek's Astro City Vol.1 #5.