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CITY
Alderney City
AlderneyCity-GTA4-northwestwards
Appearance(s): Grand Theft Auto IV
The Lost and Damned
The Ballad of Gay Tony
Population: 300,000
State: Alderney State


Alderney City is the biggest city in the State of Alderney and most likely its capital. It is located within the center of Alderney, bordered by Panhandle Rd in the north (Leftwood), the West River in the east (Varsity Heights & Middle Park West in Algonquin, Liberty City), Babbage Drive in the southwest (Berchem), and Roebuck Rd in the south (Normandy & Acter).

The city itself has six boroughs; Westdyke, Leftwood, Acter, Berchem, Normandy and Tudor. It is also the home of the bustling Acter Industrial Park and the medium security prison Alderney State Correctional Facility. It is currently the only urban area seen in the State of Alderney unless future Grand Theft Auto titles return to expand the state.

Alderneycity

Alderney City (in red) and the six boroughs (in green), in the Liberty City map.

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Alderney City is the urban center of Alderney, considered as Alderney's biggest and most dense city, with a population of approximately 300,000. It can be divided into three distinct areas: Downtown, Koreatown, and Riverside. Downtown is made up of towering skyscrapers of offices and high rise apartments buildings, such as the National Newark Building, large commercial shopping areas and high rise apartment buildings. Koreatown is a small area that mainly runs along Hubbard Ave., and is home to many of Alderney City's Korean residents and businesses such as Mr. Fuk's Rice Box. Riverside is located along the coast of the West River, giving an amazing view of Algonquin from the area. It is a lot like the downtown half, containing offices, high-rises, and other large buildings. The Italian Mafia, specifically the Ancelotti Family, Pavano Family, and Pegorino Family, control the area. The Korean Mob have a heavy gang influence in northern Alderney City, and the Spanish Lords hang around in southern Alderney City. Alderney city is a diverse place with a mix of people from all races. the majority are Caucasians, Koreans, and Hispanics (mostly made up of Mexicans, and Puerto Ricans) and there are also African-Americans. Most of the city blocks are not in a grid format like Algonquin.

Points Of interest

Influences

Alderney City contains elements of Newark (New Jersey's largest city), Jersey City (New Jersey's second largest city and where Alderney City's namesake is derived from), Trenton (New Jersey's capital) and Fort Lee (The Korean Influence seen in some areas). A lot of the buildings in Alderney City are landmarks taken from the Downtown & Ironbound Districts of Newark, along with landmarks taken from the Downtown & Journal Square Districts of Jersey City.

Fort Lee is a town with a large Korean population and is actually located far north of both Jersey City & Newark, but reasons for including it within Alderney City is mainly because the George Washington Bridge, being remodeled as the Hickey Bridge in GTA IV starts in Fort Lee. This fact must have been considered by the map artists and programers and created Koreatown within Alderney City to act as Fort Lee.

Landmarks

Transportation

Streets

The list of streets that runs through Alderney City are:

Highways

The Plumbers Skyway can be entered or exited from the intersection of Boyden Ave and Asahara Rd, in the center of Alderney City. The skyway ends here where the elevated highway descends back to ground, or starts from the ground and elevates if taken from the entrance.

Bridges

The Hickey Bridge can be accessed from Alderney City from the Rand Ave Intersection which sits along the borders of Alderney City & Leftwood.

Tunnels

Alderney's end of the Booth Tunnel can only be accessed in Alderney City along Asahara Rd. Taking the Booth Tunnel from Alderney City will take you to Liberty City in GTA IV, coming out of the tunnel onto Frankfort Ave within the Star Junction, Westminster, and Purgatory neighborhoods of Algonquin.

Trivia

  • Most streets in Alderney City are named after cult leaders, like Koresh SQ (David Koresh), Hubbard Ave (Lafayette Ron Hubbard), Mahesh Ave (Mahesh Yogi), and Asahara Road (Shoko Asahara).
  • Many of the streets have bus stops on them.
  • Alderney City has the most Flying Rats out of any GTA IV neighborhood with 12. Steinway and Acter industrial park trail with Alderney City with 9 each.
  • Alderney City has the most Seagulls along with Boulevard, Acter Industrial Park, and Tudor, all with 3 seagulls.
  • Alderney does not appear in GTA: Chinatown Wars.

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