I know..I know..comics and reality don't mix. But if you took even your average Spider-man villains they wouldn't last long. It seems New York in the comics almost has a honey badger doesn't care attitude about the damage they take from villains on a regular basis.
In the real world ANY crime, let alone one with superpowers receives MASSIVE media attention. Meaning people in England and the world know all about what's happening in NY.
In the real world law enforcement will shoot the villain up so bad the superhero won't be needed. If they can tank bullets, the military shows up. People evacuate the city, villain gets bombed. Over.