"Settled in the 1800s by Eastern European immigrants, Shadow Hill is one of Astro City's many ethnic neighborhoods. Tinged with a darker reputation; it is home to the night creatures and other occult spirits that tend to discourage outside visitors.
"Which is a bit of a shame, because Shadow Hill is heaven for any visitor who likes charming (or cluttered!) curiosity shops, spicy pirogues or fresh, flavorful itafses just out of the oven. Night falls early here, though, and Shadow Hill's mystic and mysterious reputation keeps most non-residents away after dusk. Brave souls venture up at dawn, to catch the Hanged Man (the Hill's eldritch guardian) wrapping up his nightly rounds."
--- excerpt from Astro City Visitor's Guide(2003 edition).