Shelly mentioned it in comments, so I looked it up. There’s a nice mention of Mad Men in the current New York Magazine.

The article is one of several on the “New York Canon;” things that epitomize New York City. On this list of canon TV shows, Mad Men is described thus:

This sixties period drama started out like an homage to a Manhattan built on bourbon and lipstick. But the nostalgia receded to reveal an unsettling diorama of the last hurrah of the urbanite man’s man