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In the IDW continuity, Foot Clan Headquarters is the New York City-based central compound of the Foot Clan, located near the Hudson River in the northwest part of the Manhattan neighborhood of Chelsea. In the "Vengeance" story arc, the Gauntlet is fought inside here and on the building's rooftop. In the "Order from Chaos" arc, once Splinter has become the new Jōnin of the Foot Clan, the compound also becomes his new home along with that of his sons Leonardo, Raphael and Donatello, but not Michelangelo, who had refused to join the Foot with the rest of his family. After the three sons quit the Foot in "Chasing Phantoms, part 4", they move out of Foot Headquarters and back in with Mikey at their previous lair, now under the family name of Clan Hamato, while Splinter continues to live at Foot Headquarters.

In "Kingdom of Rats, part 4", the children of St. Robert's Orphanage, which was destroyed during the "Invasion of the Triceratons", are taken in by Splinter to live at Foot Headquarters. Under a new détente between Splinter's Foot Clan and Clan Hamato, Michelangelo is charged with training the orphans in ninjutsu at Foot HQ, which he does with the help of Jennika and Casey Jones, with the agreement that in the future they will be given the free choice of whether to join the Foot Clan.

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Foot Headquarters is marked on the Zones of Criminal Control maps published with the City at War arc. Its coordinates are roughly 40°45'16.78"N, 74° 0'19.24"W, just north of 30th street and east of Twelfth Avenue near the Hudson River. In the story, Foot HQ is a modest high-rise building neighboring other high-rise buildings of similar height. In real life, though, the entire block is occupied West Side Yard, a rail yard which has existed since 1987. The same rail yard is also crossed by the High Line, an unusual city park built on a former elevated rail line, which if it existed in the IDW setting would necessarily have to wrap around both the south and west sides of the Foot HQ building.