All answers are real places:
I am a town that was placed on the map due to an unfortunate, tragic event. An athlete would see me as the second in a row.
I am a major city where a certain superhero wearing his trademark getup would thrive, especially from one of the city’s most iconic sites.
I am a major city on a large body of fresh water, in which a certain development on its own island bears the name of a chess goat.