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{{quote|With more sights, shows, restaurants, bars, museums, shopping and borderline psychopaths than you can shake a shotgun at, there is no place quite like Liberty City. Where else can you get sworn at by a senior citizen, accosted by a crackhead, propositioned by a prostitute, and strip-searched by a police officer, all before breakfast? Discover the history, culture and diversity that make a booming metropolis the capital of the world, at least according to the over-caffeinated locals. We encourage you to explore Liberty City's four boroughs and its islands, each with its own distinct atmosphere and personality. There is always something for everyone. There is also Liberty City's sister, Alderney State, if you care...|GTA IV Guidebook}}{{infobox city||image = [[Image:LC Montage.jpg|315px]]
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{{quote| Liberty City is a very different place in the 21st century. The most famous skyline in the world now belies a city gripped by fear and suspicion. In the shadow of an uncertain economy and the threat of terrorism, organized criminals, corrupt officials and beleaguered security forces vie for supremacy in a city that is desperately trying to become a suburb. It is still a place where anything is possible, depending on how much of yourself you are prepared to sacrifice in the process. |PC edition slip cover}}{{infobox city||image = [[Image:LC Montage.jpg|315px]]
 
|caption = From top left: [[Algonquin]], the [[Civilization Committee]] building, the [[Statue of Happiness]], [[Star Junction]], the [[The Monoglobe|Monoglobe]], the [[Broker Bridge]] and [[Fishmarket South|Lower Algonquin]].
 
|caption = From top left: [[Algonquin]], the [[Civilization Committee]] building, the [[Statue of Happiness]], [[Star Junction]], the [[The Monoglobe|Monoglobe]], the [[Broker Bridge]] and [[Fishmarket South|Lower Algonquin]].
|games = [[Grand Theft Auto IV]]<br>[[The Lost and Damned]]<br>[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]]
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|games = [[Grand Theft Auto IV]]<br>[[The Lost and Damned]]<br>[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto V]] (Mentioned/Seen briefly during a film)
 
|name = Liberty City
 
|name = Liberty City
 
|mayor = [[Julio Ochoa]]
 
|mayor = [[Julio Ochoa]]
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|established =[[1625]] (as New Rotterdam)
 
|established =[[1625]] (as New Rotterdam)
 
[[1664]] (as Liberty City)
 
[[1664]] (as Liberty City)
|state = [[State of Liberty|State of Liberty]]|pop = estimated 8,000,000|motto = "Land of Opportunity"}}'''Liberty City in the HD Universe''' is the third version of Liberty City in the ''[[GTA]]'' series, much different from its [[Liberty City in 3D Universe|appearance in the 3D Universe]] and much more likely as GTA universe's version of [[wikipedia:New York City|New York City]]. The city has more detail and personality, with many more places which are based on [[Liberty City in GTA IV Era/New York Landmarks|landmarks]] such as the [[Statue of Happiness]], [[Star Junction]] and the [[Rotterdam Tower]].
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|state = [[State of Liberty|Liberty]]|pop = estimated 8,000,000|motto = "Great To Visit, Even Better To Leave"}}'''Liberty City in the HD Universe''' is the third version of Liberty City in the ''[[GTA]]'' series, much different from its [[Liberty City (3D Universe)|appearance in the 3D Universe]] and much more likely as GTA universe's version of [[wikipedia:New York City|New York City]]. The city has more detail and personality, with many more places which are based on [[Liberty City in GTA IV Era/New York Landmarks|landmarks]] such as the [[Statue of Happiness]], [[Star Junction]], and the [[Rotterdam Tower]].
   
 
This rendition of Liberty City has versions of four of the five boroughs of [[wp:New York City|New York City]], plus [[wp:New Jersey|New Jersey]]. [[wp:Brooklyn|Brooklyn]] is '''[[Broker]]''', [[wp:Queens|Queens]] is '''[[Dukes]]''', [[wp:Manhattan|Manhattan]] is '''[[Algonquin]]''' and [[wp:The Bronx|Bronx]] is '''[[Bohan]]'''. The state and city of [[wp:New Jersey|New Jersey]] is [[Alderney]], which technically is separate from Liberty City. The only borough not to be recreated in the game is [[wikipedia:Staten Island|Staten Island]].
 
This rendition of Liberty City has versions of four of the five boroughs of [[wp:New York City|New York City]], plus [[wp:New Jersey|New Jersey]]. [[wp:Brooklyn|Brooklyn]] is '''[[Broker]]''', [[wp:Queens|Queens]] is '''[[Dukes]]''', [[wp:Manhattan|Manhattan]] is '''[[Algonquin]]''' and [[wp:The Bronx|Bronx]] is '''[[Bohan]]'''. The state and city of [[wp:New Jersey|New Jersey]] is [[Alderney]], which technically is separate from Liberty City. The only borough not to be recreated in the game is [[wikipedia:Staten Island|Staten Island]].
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Liberty City is divided into 65 individual and unique neighborhoods which are spread across four boroughs within Liberty City and border the neighbouring state of [[Alderney]], including [[Alderney City]]. Whereas the 3D Universe version of Liberty City was partly located on the mainland, the GTA IV version is completely made up of islands.
 
Liberty City is divided into 65 individual and unique neighborhoods which are spread across four boroughs within Liberty City and border the neighbouring state of [[Alderney]], including [[Alderney City]]. Whereas the 3D Universe version of Liberty City was partly located on the mainland, the GTA IV version is completely made up of islands.
 
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!Borough Name
 
!Archetype's Name
 
!Description
 
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|style="background-color: rgb(21, 21, 21);"|[[File:panorama.jpg|100px]]
 
|style="background-color: rgb(21, 21, 21);"|[[Algonquin]]
 
|style="background-color: rgb(21, 21, 21);"|[[wikipedia:Manhattan|Manhattan]]
 
 
|style="background-color: rgb(21, 21, 21);"|
 
|style="background-color: rgb(21, 21, 21);"|
'''Self-proclaimed center of everything'''
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'''[[Algonquin]]''' [[wikipedia:Manhattan|(Manhattan)]]<br />
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''Self-proclaimed center of everything''
A bustling commercial/business district full of amazing towering skyscrapers and a varied composition of cultures. Here holds various famous landmarks, such as [[Star Junction]] (Time Square), [[Middle Park]] (Central Park), and the [[Rotterdam Tower]] (Empire State Building). This part of Liberty City is the busiest, most crowded, and has has more buildings, skyscrapers, and everything in between. It is the heart of Liberty City. There is alot of nightlife and clubs. Clubs are [[Hercules]], [[Maisonette 9]] and [[Bahama Mamas]].
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A bustling commercial/business district full of amazing towering skyscrapers and a varied composition of cultures. Here holds various famous landmarks, such as [[Star Junction]] (Time Square), [[Middle Park]] (Central Park), and the [[Rotterdam Tower]] (Empire State Building). This part of Liberty City is the busiest, most crowded, and has more buildings, skyscrapers, and everything in between. It is the heart of Liberty City. There is a lot of nightlife and clubs. Clubs are [[Hercules]], [[Maisonette 9]] and [[Bahama Mamas]].
 
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|style="background-color: rgb(21, 21, 21);"|[[File:Hove Beach.jpg|100px]]
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|align=center style="background-color: rgb(21, 21, 21);"|[[File:Hove Beach.jpg|400px]]
|style="background-color: rgb(21, 21, 21);"|[[Broker]]
 
|style="background-color: rgb(21, 21, 21);"|[[wikipedia:Brooklyn|Brooklyn]]
 
 
|style="background-color: rgb(21, 21, 21);"|
 
|style="background-color: rgb(21, 21, 21);"|
'''An ex-city on its own   '''
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'''[[Broker]]''' [[wikipedia:Brooklyn|(Brooklyn)]]<br />
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''An ex-city on its own''
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A distinct ex-city on its own, it maintains a distinct character apart from the rest of the city. Contains various pockets of housing projects. Some areas are distinct for high crime rate. Also contains a mix of trendy middle-class neighborhoods. Famous for it's brownstones. This is the borough in which [[Niko Bellic]] initially arrives to Liberty City.
 
A distinct ex-city on its own, it maintains a distinct character apart from the rest of the city. Contains various pockets of housing projects. Some areas are distinct for high crime rate. Also contains a mix of trendy middle-class neighborhoods. Famous for it's brownstones. This is the borough in which [[Niko Bellic]] initially arrives to Liberty City.
 
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|align=center style="background-color: rgb(21, 21, 21);"|[[File:Hill.jpg|400px]]
|style="background-color: rgb(21, 21, 21);"|[[Dukes]]
 
|style="background-color: rgb(21, 21, 21);"|[[wikipedia:Queens|Queens]]
 
 
|style="background-color: rgb(21, 21, 21);"|
 
|style="background-color: rgb(21, 21, 21);"|
'''Old, ethnically-diverse and affluent'''
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'''[[Dukes]]''' [[wikipedia:Queens|(Queens)]]<br />
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''Old, ethnically-diverse and affluent''
An old ethnically-diverse, predominantly-residential area, it is the location of the [[Francis International Airport]] and the Baseball stadium that is home to the [[Liberty City Swingers]], and an Irish pub, the [[Steinway Beer Garden]]. '''Dukes''' is primarily made up of affluent and ethnically diverse middle to upper-class residential neighborhoods that use traditional Irish, Victorian and Tudor architecture; though some neighborhoods follow the typical modern New York archetype. Also contains a minority of more working class areas.
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An old ethnically-diverse, predominantly-residential area, it is the location of the [[Francis International Airport, Dukes|Francis International Airport]] and the baseball stadium that is home to the [[Liberty City Swingers]], and an Irish pub, the [[Steinway Beer Garden]]. '''Dukes''' is primarily made up of affluent and ethnically diverse middle to upper-class residential neighborhoods that use traditional Irish, Victorian and Tudor architecture; though some neighborhoods follow the typical modern New York archetype. Also contains a minority of more working class areas.
 
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|align=center style="background-color: rgb(21, 21, 21);"|[[File:Rail.jpg|400px]]
|style="background-color: rgb(21, 21, 21);"|[[Bohan]]
 
|style="background-color: rgb(21, 21, 21);"|[[wikipedia:Bronx|Bronx]]
 
 
|style="background-color: rgb(21, 21, 21);"|
 
|style="background-color: rgb(21, 21, 21);"|
'''Multi-cultural ghettos'''
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'''[[Bohan]]''' [[wikipedia:Bronx|(Bronx)]]<br />
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''Multi-cultural ghettos''
The birthplace of the culture of rap and hip-hop. Also famous for it's Latino culture. Largely consists of expansive run down housing projects and is home to the [[St.Mary's Community Project]] led by [[Manny Escuela]]. Notorious for higher crime rates, gang violence and drug trafficking over the other boroughs. Bohan is the smallest island.
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The birthplace of the culture of rap and hip-hop. Also famous for its Latino culture. Largely consists of expansive run down housing projects and is home to the [[St.Mary's Community Project]] led by [[Manny Escuela]]. Notorious for higher crime rates, gang violence and drug trafficking over the other boroughs. Bohan is the smallest island.
 
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=== Districts ===
 
=== Districts ===
====[[Algonquin]]====
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====Algonquin, Uptown====
*[[Castle Garden City]] ([[wp:Battery Park City|Battery Park City]])
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{|
*[[Castle Gardens]] ([[wp:Battery Park|Battery Park]])
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| valign="top"|
*[[Chinatown, Algonquin|Chinatown]] ([[wp:Chinatown, Manhattan|Chinatown, Manhattan]])
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{| class="wikitable-sortable" style="font-size: 85%; padding: 20px; background-color: #333333;" width=300
*[[City Hall, Algonquin|City Hall]] ([[wp:Civic Center, Manhattan|Civic Center]])
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! style="background-color: #111111;" width=110| District Name
*[[Colony Island]] ([[wp:Roosevelt Island|Roosevelt Island]])
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! style="background-color: #111111;"| Archetype's Name
*[[East Holland]] ([[wp:East Harlem|East Harlem]])
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|-
*[[Easton]] ([[wp:East Village, Manhattan|East Village]] and [[wp:Midtown Manhattan|Midtown Manhattan]])
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|[[East Holland]]||([[wp:East Harlem|East Harlem]])
*[[The Exchange]] ([[wp:Financial District, Manhattan|Financial District]])
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|-
*[[Fishmarket North]] ([[wp:Bowery|Bowery]] and the [[wp:Fulton Fish Market|Fulton Market]])
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|[[Lancaster]]||([[wp:Yorkville, Manhattan|Yorkville]])
*[[Fishmarket South]] ([[wp:South Street Seaport|South Street Seaport]] and the [[wp:Financial District, Manhattan|Financial District]])
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|-
*[[Happiness Island]] ([[wp:Liberty Island|Liberty Island]])
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|[[Middle Park]]||([[wp:Central Park|Central Park]])
*[[Hatton Gardens]] ([[wp:Tudor City|Tudor City]], [[wp:Midtown Manhattan|Midtown Manhattan]] and [[wp:Turtle Bay, Manhattan|Turtle Bay]])
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|-
*[[Lancaster]] ([[wp:Yorkville, Manhattan|Yorkville]])
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|[[Middle Park East]]||([[wp:Upper East Side|Upper East Side]])
*[[Lancet]] ([[wp:Kips Bay|Kips Bay]] and [[wp:Turtle Bay, Manhattan|Turtle Bay]])
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|-
*[[Little Italy]] ([[wp:Little Italy, Manhattan|Little Italy, Manhattan]])
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|[[Middle Park West]]||([[wp:Upper West Side|Upper West Side]])
*[[Lower Easton]] ([[wp:Lower East Side|Lower East Side]])
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|}
*[[Middle Park]] ([[wp:Central Park|Central Park]])
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| valign="top"|
*[[Middle Park East]] ([[wp:Upper East Side|Upper East Side]])
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{| class="wikitable-sortable" style="font-size: 85%; padding: 20px; background-color: #333333;"
*[[Middle Park West]] ([[wp:Upper West Side|Upper West Side]])
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! style="background-color: #111111;" width=100| District Name
*[[North Holland]] ([[wp:Harlem|Harlem]])
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! style="background-color: #111111;"| Archetype's Name
*[[Northwood]] ([[wp:Washington Heights, Manhattan|Washington Heights]] and [[wp:Inwood, Manhattan|Inwood]])
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|-
*[[Presidents City]] ([[wp:Alphabet City, Manhattan|Alphabet City]])
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|[[North Holland]]||([[wp:Harlem|Harlem]])
*[[Purgatory]] ([[wp:Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan|Hell's Kitchen]])
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|-
*[[Star Junction]] ([[wp:Times Square|Times Square]])
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| valign="top"|[[Northwood]]||([[wp:Washington Heights, Manhattan|Washington Heights]] and [[wp:Inwood, Manhattan|Inwood]])
*[[Suffolk]] ([[wp:SoHo|SoHo]])
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*[[The Meat Quarter]] ([[wp:Meatpacking District, Manhattan|Meatpacking District]] and [[wp:Chelsea, Manhattan|Chelsea]])
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|[[Varsity Heights]]||([[wp:Morningside Heights, New York City|Morningside Heights]])
*[[The Triangle]] (The [[wp:Flatiron District|Flatiron District]] and [[wp:Midtown Manhattan|Midtown Manhattan]])
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|}
*[[Varsity Heights]] ([[wp:Morningside Heights, New York City|Morningside Heights]])
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|}
*[[Westminster]] ([[wp:Greenwich Village|Greenwich Village]] and [[wp:Chelsea, Manhattan|Chelsea]])
 
   
====[[Broker]]====
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====Algonquin, Midtown====
*[[Beachgate]] ([[wp:Sea Gate, Brooklyn|Sea Gate]])
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{|
*[[Beechwood City]] ([[wp:Flatbush, Brooklyn|Flatbush]] and [[wp:Far Rockaway, Queens|Far Rockaway]])
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| valign="top"|
*[[BOABO]] ([[wp:DUMBO, Brooklyn|DUMBO]])
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{| class="wikitable-sortable" style="font-size: 85%; padding: 20px; background-color: #333333;"
*[[Downtown Broker]] ([[wp:Downtown Brooklyn|Downtown Brooklyn]])
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! style="background-color: #111111;" width=110| District Name
*[[East Hook]] ([[wp:Red Hook, Brooklyn|Red Hook/]][[wp:Brooklyn Navy Yard|Brooklyn Navy Yard]])
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! style="background-color: #111111;"| Archetype's Name
*[[Firefly Island]] ([[wp:Coney Island|Coney Island]])
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*[[Firefly Projects]] ([[wp:Brownsville, Brooklyn|Brownsville]], [[wp:East New York, Brooklyn|East New York]] and [[wp:Ocean Hill, Brooklyn|Ocean Hill]])
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|[[Colony Island]]||([[wp:Roosevelt Island|Roosevelt Island]])
*[[Hove Beach]] ([[wp:Brighton Beach|Brighton Beach]] and [[wp:Bay Ridge, Brooklyn|Bay Ridge]])
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|-
*[[Outlook]] ([[wp:Prospect Park (Brooklyn)|Prospect Park]])
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| valign="top"|[[Easton]]||([[wp:East Village, Manhattan|East Village]] and [[wp:Midtown Manhattan|Midtown Manhattan]])
*[[South Slopes]] ([[wp:Park Slope, Brooklyn|Park Slope]] and [[wp:Crown Heights, Brooklyn|Crown Heights]])
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*[[Rotterdam Hill]] ([[wp:Clinton Hill, Brooklyn|Clinton Hill]] and [[wp:Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn|Brooklyn Heights]])
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| valign="top"|[[Hatton Gardens]]||([[wp:Tudor City|Tudor City]], [[wp:Midtown Manhattan|Midtown Manhattan]] and [[wp:Turtle Bay, Manhattan|Turtle Bay]])
*[[Schottler]] ([[wp:Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn|Bedford-Stuyvesant]] and [[wp:Bushwick, Brooklyn|Bushwick]])
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|[[Lancet]]||([[wp:Kips Bay|Kips Bay]] and [[wp:Turtle Bay, Manhattan|Turtle Bay]])
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|-
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|[[Presidents City]]||([[wp:Alphabet City, Manhattan|Alphabet City]])
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|}
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| valign="top"|
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{| class="wikitable-sortable" style="font-size: 85%; padding: 20px; background-color: #333333;"
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! style="background-color: #111111;" width=100| District Name
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! style="background-color: #111111;"| Archetype's Name
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|-
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| valign="top"|[[The Meat Quarter]]||([[wp:Meatpacking District, Manhattan|Meatpacking District]] and [[wp:Chelsea, Manhattan|Chelsea]])
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|-
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|[[Purgatory]]||([[wp:Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan|Hell's Kitchen]])
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|-
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|[[Star Junction]]||([[wp:Times Square|Times Square]])
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|-
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| valign="top"|[[The Triangle]]||(The [[wp:Flatiron District|Flatiron District]] and [[wp:Midtown Manhattan|Midtown Manhattan]])
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|}
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|}
   
====[[Dukes]]====
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====Algonquin, Downtown====
*[[Cerveza Heights]] ([[wp:Corona, Queens|Corona]], [[wp:Jackson Heights, Queens|Jackson Heights]] and [[wp:Ozone Park, Queens|Ozone Park]])
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{|
*[[Charge Island]] ([[wp:Randall's Island|Randall's Island]] and [[wp:Wards Island|Wards Island]])
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| valign="top"|
*[[East Island City]] ([[wp:Long Island City|Long Island City]])
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{| class="wikitable-sortable" style="font-size: 85%; padding: 20px; background-color: #333333;"
*[[Francis International Airport, Dukes|Francis International Airport]] ([[wp:John F. Kennedy International Airport|John F. Kennedy International Airport]] and [[wp:LaGuardia Airport|LaGuardia Airport]])
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! style="background-color: #111111;" width=110| District Name
*[[Meadow Hills]] ([[wp:Forest Hills, Queens|Forest Hills]])
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! style="background-color: #111111;"| Archetype's Name
*[[Meadows Park]] ([[wp:Flushing, Queens|Flushing]] and the [[wp:Flushing Meadows-Corona Park|Flushing Meadows-Corona Park]])
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|-
*[[Steinway]] ([[wp:Astoria, Queens|Astoria]] and the [[wp:Queensbridge, Queens|Queensbridge Projects]])
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|[[Castle Garden City]]||([[wp:Battery Park City|Battery Park City]])
*[[Willis]] ([[wp:Hollis, Queens|Hollis]] and [[wp:Jamaica, Queens|Jamaica]])
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====[[Bohan]]====
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|[[Castle Gardens]]||([[wp:Battery Park|Battery Park]])
*[[Boulevard]] ([[wp:Grand Concourse (Bronx)|Grand Concourse]], [[wp:Pelham Bay Park|Pelham Bay Park]] and [[wp:Van Cortlandt Park|Van Cortlandt Park]])
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|-
*[[Chase Point]] ([[wp:Hunts Point, Bronx|Hunts Point]])
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|[[Chinatown, Algonquin|Chinatown]]||([[wp:Chinatown, Manhattan|Chinatown, Manhattan]])
*[[Fortside]] ([[wp:Fordham, Bronx|Fordham]], [[wp: Tremont, Bronx|Tremont]] and the [[wp:The Hub, Bronx|Bronx Hub]])
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*[[Bohan Industrial]] ([[wp:Soundview, Bronx|Soundview]] and [[wp:Port Morris, Bronx|Port Morris]])
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|[[City Hall, Algonquin|City Hall]]||([[wp:Civic Center, Manhattan|Civic Center]])
*[[Little Bay]] ([[wp:Pelham Bay, Bronx|Pelham Bay]] and [[wp:Throggs Neck|Throggs Neck]])
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*[[Northern Gardens]] ([[wp:Co-op City, Bronx|Co-op City]])
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|[[The Exchange]]||([[wp:Financial District, Manhattan|Financial District]])
*[[South Bohan]] ([[wp:South Bronx|South Bronx]] - including the neighborhoods of [[wp:Morris Heights, Bronx|Morris Heights]], [[wp:Mott Haven, Bronx|Mott Haven]] and [[wp:Morrisania, Bronx|Morrisania]])
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|[[Fishmarket North]]||([[wp:Bowery|Bowery]] and the [[wp:Fulton Fish Market|Fulton Market]])
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|-
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| valign="top"|[[Fishmarket South]]||([[wp:South Street Seaport|South Street Seaport]] and the [[wp:Financial District, Manhattan|Financial District]])
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|}
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| valign="top"|
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{| class="wikitable-sortable" style="font-size: 85%; padding: 20px; background-color: #333333;"
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! style="background-color: #111111;" width=100| District Name
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! style="background-color: #111111;"| Archetype's Name
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|-
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|[[Happiness Island]]||([[wp:Liberty Island|Liberty Island]])
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|-
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|[[Little Italy, Algonquin|Little Italy]]||([[wp:Little Italy, Manhattan|Little Italy, Manhattan]])
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|-
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|[[Lower Easton]]||([[wp:Lower East Side|Lower East Side]])
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|-
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|[[Suffolk]]||([[wp:SoHo|SoHo]])
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|-
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| valign="top"|[[Westminster]]||([[wp:Greenwich Village|Greenwich Village]] and [[wp:Chelsea, Manhattan|Chelsea]])
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|}
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|}
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====Broker====
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{|
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| valign="top"|
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{| class="wikitable-sortable" style="font-size: 85%; padding: 20px; background-color: #333333;"
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! style="background-color: #111111;" width=100| District Name
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! style="background-color: #111111;"| Archetype's Name
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|-
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|[[Beachgate]]||([[wp:Sea Gate, Brooklyn|Sea Gate]])
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|-
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|[[Beechwood City]]||([[wp:Flatbush, Brooklyn|Flatbush]] and [[wp:Far Rockaway, Queens|Far Rockaway]])
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|-
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|[[BOABO]]||([[wp:DUMBO, Brooklyn|DUMBO]])
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|-
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|[[Downtown Broker|Downtown]]||([[wp:Downtown Brooklyn|Downtown Brooklyn]])
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|-
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|[[East Hook]]||([[wp:Red Hook, Brooklyn|Red Hook/]][[wp:Brooklyn Navy Yard|Brooklyn Navy Yard]])
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|-
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|[[Firefly Island]]||([[wp:Coney Island|Coney Island]])
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|}
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| valign="top"|
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{| class="wikitable-sortable" style="font-size: 85%; padding: 20px; background-color: #333333;"
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! style="background-color: #111111;" width=100| District Name
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! style="background-color: #111111;"| Archetype's Name
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|-
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|[[Firefly Projects]]||([[wp:Brownsville, Brooklyn|Brownsville]], [[wp:East New York, Brooklyn|East New York]] and [[wp:Ocean Hill, Brooklyn|Ocean Hill]])
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|-
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|[[Hove Beach]]||([[wp:Brighton Beach|Brighton Beach]] and [[wp:Bay Ridge, Brooklyn|Bay Ridge]])
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|-
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|[[Outlook]]||([[wp:Prospect Park (Brooklyn)|Prospect Park]])
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|-
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|[[South Slopes]]||([[wp:Park Slope, Brooklyn|Park Slope]] and [[wp:Crown Heights, Brooklyn|Crown Heights]])
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|-
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|[[Rotterdam Hill]]||([[wp:Clinton Hill, Brooklyn|Clinton Hill]] and [[wp:Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn|Brooklyn Heights]])
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|-
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|[[Schottler]]||([[wp:Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn|Bedford-Stuyvesant]] and [[wp:Bushwick, Brooklyn|Bushwick]])
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|}
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|}
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====Dukes====
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{|
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| valign="top"|
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{| class="wikitable-sortable" style="font-size: 85%; padding: 20px; background-color: #333333;"
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! style="background-color: #111111;" width=150| District Name
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! style="background-color: #111111;"| Archetype's Name
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|-
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|[[Cerveza Heights]]||([[wp:Corona, Queens|Corona]], [[wp:Jackson Heights, Queens|Jackson Heights]] and [[wp:Ozone Park, Queens|Ozone Park]])
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|-
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|[[Charge Island]]||([[wp:Randall's Island|Randall's Island]] and [[wp:Wards Island|Wards Island]])
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|-
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|[[East Island City]]||([[wp:Long Island City|Long Island City]])
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|-
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| valign="top"|[[Francis International Airport, Dukes|Francis International Airport]]||([[wp:John F. Kennedy International Airport|John F. Kennedy International Airport]] and [[wp:LaGuardia Airport|LaGuardia Airport]])
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|}
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| valign="top"|
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{| class="wikitable-sortable" style="font-size: 85%; padding: 20px; background-color: #333333;"
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! style="background-color: #111111;" width=100| District Name
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! style="background-color: #111111;"| Archetype's Name
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|[[Meadow Hills]]||([[wp:Forest Hills, Queens|Forest Hills]])
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|[[Steinway]]||([[wp:Astoria, Queens|Astoria]] and the [[wp:Queensbridge, Queens|Queensbridge Projects]])
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|[[Willis]]||([[wp:Hollis, Queens|Hollis]] and [[wp:Jamaica, Queens|Jamaica]])
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====Bohan====
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|[[Chase Point]]||([[wp:Hunts Point, Bronx|Hunts Point]])
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|[[Fortside]]||([[wp:Fordham, Bronx|Fordham]], [[wp: Tremont, Bronx|Tremont]] and the [[wp:The Hub, Bronx|Bronx Hub]])
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== History of Liberty City ==
 
== History of Liberty City ==
: [[File:Liberty_city_at_night.jpg|thumb|300px|Liberty City in Grand Theft Auto IV, looking across to [[Algonquin]] from [[Happiness Island]] .]]''Main article: [[A History of Liberty City]] ''
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: [[File:Liberty city at night.jpg|thumb|300px|Liberty City in Grand Theft Auto IV, looking across to [[Algonquin]] from [[Happiness Island]] .]]''Main article: [[A History of Liberty City]] ''
   
 
Liberty City first began when the Dutch sent out English explorer [[Horatio Humboldt]] to find a new location for them to sell [[Weed|Marijuana]] in [[1609]], and he sailed to the Humboldt river. The Dutch became a colony and soon Europeans traveled to the city to find what freedom was truly like in the colony of New Rotterdam, which promised convenience stores and public hangings, as well as a slave trade craze that swept the colony ever since the very first ship-load of slaves. Eventually, the English set sail for the colony, which was based on the slender island named Algonquin after an old Indian word with the same pronunciation and the settlers signed a petition to be ruled by the British. 
 
Liberty City first began when the Dutch sent out English explorer [[Horatio Humboldt]] to find a new location for them to sell [[Weed|Marijuana]] in [[1609]], and he sailed to the Humboldt river. The Dutch became a colony and soon Europeans traveled to the city to find what freedom was truly like in the colony of New Rotterdam, which promised convenience stores and public hangings, as well as a slave trade craze that swept the colony ever since the very first ship-load of slaves. Eventually, the English set sail for the colony, which was based on the slender island named Algonquin after an old Indian word with the same pronunciation and the settlers signed a petition to be ruled by the British. 
   
[[Video:GTA4_A_History_Of_Liberty_City_(Part_1)_(1_2)|thumb|right|170px|Part One]][[Video:GTA4_A_History_Of_Liberty_City_(Part_1)_(2_2)|thumb|right|170px|Part Two (Last Part) ]]
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[[Video:GTA4 A History Of Liberty City (Part 1) (1 2)|thumb|right|170px|Part One]][[Video:GTA4 A History Of Liberty City (Part 1) (2 2)|thumb|right|170px|Part Two (Last Part)]]
   
 
Soon the English expanded the colonies by eradicating natives and took over three new islands for the colony. The first consisted of both Broker, named after the king's bastard son who was conceived by a milk maid and the other Dukes, after the term Duky because the people smelled like excrement. Alderney was named after a man called Phillip D'Alderney, the only man who could bear living in the swampy industrial island. The smallest island was named Bohan for the Dutch word. The British and the Americans fought in what was to be known as the American Revolution for freedom from taxes, andafter receiving a statue of a transvestite eating ice cream from the French, the Americans won and removed the Union Jack and melting the statue of King George into chains, toilet seats and gold teeth. Slavery was soon outlawed in Liberty City and women were forced to spend time under train tracks servicing men. The politicians of Liberty City moved to Washington DC when Liberty City's status as the capital of the nation was removed and given to DC. Frederick O' Fitzpatrick decided to head to the south and teach them a lesson after tensions risen and a civil war was on the horizon, but before doing so constructed Middle Park. Beyond the tranquility, people were tired of living in black and white and riots ensued, which didn't help with a civil war looming. (From History of Liberty City TV show GTA IV)
 
Soon the English expanded the colonies by eradicating natives and took over three new islands for the colony. The first consisted of both Broker, named after the king's bastard son who was conceived by a milk maid and the other Dukes, after the term Duky because the people smelled like excrement. Alderney was named after a man called Phillip D'Alderney, the only man who could bear living in the swampy industrial island. The smallest island was named Bohan for the Dutch word. The British and the Americans fought in what was to be known as the American Revolution for freedom from taxes, andafter receiving a statue of a transvestite eating ice cream from the French, the Americans won and removed the Union Jack and melting the statue of King George into chains, toilet seats and gold teeth. Slavery was soon outlawed in Liberty City and women were forced to spend time under train tracks servicing men. The politicians of Liberty City moved to Washington DC when Liberty City's status as the capital of the nation was removed and given to DC. Frederick O' Fitzpatrick decided to head to the south and teach them a lesson after tensions risen and a civil war was on the horizon, but before doing so constructed Middle Park. Beyond the tranquility, people were tired of living in black and white and riots ensued, which didn't help with a civil war looming. (From History of Liberty City TV show GTA IV)
   
 
==City Information==
 
==City Information==
[[File:GTA_4.png|thumb|252px|A view from the north of Algonquin at sunrise. [[Middle Park]] can be seen in the middle, and the Algonquin skyline in the background. [[Bohan]], [[Dukes]] and [[Broker]] can also be seen on the left, while the [[State of Alderney]] can be seen towards the right.]] As of 2008, the population of Liberty City is 8,363,710. The current mayor is [[Julio Ochoa]] while the Deputy Mayor is [[Bryce Dawkins]]. [[Thomas Stubbs III]] is Liberty City's congressman. The time setting is approximately late summer-early fall 2008.
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[[File:GTA 4.png|thumb|252px|A view from the north of Algonquin at sunrise. [[Middle Park]] can be seen in the middle, and the Algonquin skyline in the background. [[Bohan]], [[Dukes]] and [[Broker]] can also be seen on the left, while the [[State of Alderney]] can be seen towards the right.]] As of 2008, the population of Liberty City is 8,363,710. The current mayor is [[Julio Ochoa]] while the Deputy Mayor is [[Bryce Dawkins]]. [[Thomas Stubbs III]] is Liberty City's congressman. The time setting is approximately late summer-early fall 2008.
   
The area of the city is compressed in size (as seen with the Empire State Building's proximity to the Broker Bridge in the final shot), and the various landmarks are placed much closer to each other than in real life. The entire map is smaller than that of [[State of San Andreas|San Andreas]], but is immensely more detailed. This makes Liberty City in GTA IV the most lifelike city to feature in any [[Grand Theft Auto]] game yet. From the massive buildings and large mass of traffic on every block of Algonquin, to residential areas of Bohan, Rockstar has successfully compromised quantity for quality, although the lack of pedestrians in normally crowded places such as Star Junction has drawn criticism.
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The area of the city is compressed in size (as seen with the Empire State Building's proximity to the Broker Bridge in the final shot), and the various landmarks are placed much closer to each other than in real life. The entire map is smaller than that of [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA&nbsp;San Andreas]], but is immensely more detailed. This makes Liberty City in GTA IV the most lifelike city to feature in any [[Grand Theft Auto]] game yet. From the massive buildings and large mass of traffic on every block of Algonquin, to residential areas of Bohan, Rockstar has successfully compromised quantity for quality, although the lack of pedestrians in normally crowded places such as Star Junction has drawn criticism.
   
[[File:LC-NYC.jpg|thumb|left|Actual New York City in comparision to Liberty City. Note that Staten Island in the bottom left is absent in Liberty City.]]
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[[File:LC-NYC.jpg|thumb|left|Actual New York City in comparison to Liberty City. Note that Staten Island in the bottom left is absent in Liberty City.]]
   
In GTA IV, the scaling of Liberty City as compared to New York City has a number of differences in the building heights, road distances, and landmark positions. Liberty City is also known as a shrinked version of New York City with almost everything cramped together.
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In GTA IV, the scaling of Liberty City as compared to New York City has a number of differences in the building heights, road distances, and landmark positions. Liberty City is also known as a shrunk version of New York City with almost everything cramped together.
   
 
Ground Zero (World Trade Center site) has been excluded from the GTA IV's Liberty City in a way that as though it does not even exist in the real life New York City while having the site replaced with the merger of buildings surrounding the Ground Zero.
 
Ground Zero (World Trade Center site) has been excluded from the GTA IV's Liberty City in a way that as though it does not even exist in the real life New York City while having the site replaced with the merger of buildings surrounding the Ground Zero.
 
Liberty City is an incredibly diverse city and so are its neighborhoods and residents. Such examples of diverse neighborhoods include the large Russian, Italian-American and African-American populations found in various neighborhoods across the city. Liberty City's residents are known for their sarcastic attitude. The demonym of a Liberty City inhabitant is "Libertonian".
 
Liberty City is an incredibly diverse city and so are its neighborhoods and residents. Such examples of diverse neighborhoods include the large Russian, Italian-American and African-American populations found in various neighborhoods across the city. Liberty City's residents are known for their sarcastic attitude. The demonym of a Liberty City inhabitant is "Libertonian".
 
===Housing, Architecture and Geography===
 
===Housing, Architecture and Geography===
[[File:Liberty_City.jpg|thumb|330px|A panorama of Liberty City]]
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[[File:Liberty City.jpg|thumb|330px|A panorama of Liberty City]]
Liberty City has a unique geography. Firstly, it is an island city that is surrounded by water. Consisting of four different boroughs ([[Broker]], [[Dukes]], [[Bohan]] and [[Algonquin]]) that are all seperated by water and connected by bridge; with the exception of Broker and Dukes, which are connected by land. Smaller islands also exist around the main boroughs; including [[Happiness Island]], [[Colony Island]] and [[Charge Island]].
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Liberty City has a unique geography. Firstly, it is an island city that is surrounded by water. Consisting of four different boroughs ([[Broker]], [[Dukes]], [[Bohan]] and [[Algonquin]]) that are all separated by water and connected by bridge; with the exception of Broker and Dukes, which are connected by land. Smaller islands also exist around the main boroughs; including [[Happiness Island]], [[Colony Island]] and [[Charge Island]].
Liberty City's housing architecture and style is a direct amalgam off of the style used in New York City. [[wp:Brownstone|Brownstone]] rowhouses, terraced [[wp:townhouse|townhouses]], low-rise apartments and urban [[wp:tenement|tenements]] are commonplace; especially in the boroughs of Broker and Dukes. Some of the more affluant neighborhoods; particularly in Dukes, have a higher concentration of larger single-family homes of [[wp:Tudor Revival architecture|Tudor Revival]], [[wp:Architecture of Ireland|Irish]] or [[wp:Victorian architecture|Victorian]] style. The borough of Algonquin hosts many modern landmarks and skyscrapers, infact, Liberty City boasts some of the tallest Skyscrapers in the [[United States of America|United States]], with the most impressive being the [[Rotterdam Tower]]. Various points of natural parkland can also be found throughout Liberty City, the largest of which being [[Middle Park]] in Algonquin.
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Liberty City's housing architecture and style is a direct amalgam off of the style used in New York City. [[wp:Brownstone|Brownstone]] rowhouses, terraced [[wp:townhouse|townhouses]], low-rise apartments and urban [[wp:tenement|tenements]] are commonplace; especially in the boroughs of [[Broker]] and [[Dukes]]. Some of the more affluent neighborhoods; particularly in [[Dukes]], have a higher concentration of larger single-family homes of [[wp:Tudor Revival architecture|Tudor Revival]], [[wp:Architecture of Ireland|Irish]] or [[wp:Victorian architecture|Victorian]] style. The borough of [[Algonquin]] hosts many modern landmarks and skyscrapers, in fact, Liberty City boasts some of the tallest Skyscrapers in the [[United States of America|United States]], with the most impressive being the [[Rotterdam Tower]]. Various points of natural parkland can also be found throughout Liberty City, the largest of which being [[Middle Park]] in [[Algonquin]].
   
 
Due to the size and population demand of Liberty City, housing projects, towers and urban complexes are also commonplace throughout the various boroughs. They are, however, often stereotyped as being low-income while breeding high-crime rates, despite some housing projects in Liberty City being more affluent and having a lower crime-rate. Housing projects in Liberty City include:
 
Due to the size and population demand of Liberty City, housing projects, towers and urban complexes are also commonplace throughout the various boroughs. They are, however, often stereotyped as being low-income while breeding high-crime rates, despite some housing projects in Liberty City being more affluent and having a lower crime-rate. Housing projects in Liberty City include:
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===Crime===
 
===Crime===
   
It's no secret that various areas in Liberty City suffer from high crime rates; most likely brought about by the large number of gangs and criminal organizations in Liberty aswell as a large underground black market in various areas - in particular the drugs trade, each fighting for control of the city and will use any means possible. [[The Commission]] is an Italian-American Mafia association made up of the Five Families, which are the [[Ancelotti Family]], the [[Pavano Family]], [[Gambetti Family]], the [[Messina Family]] and the [[Lupisella Family]]. Another mafia family called the [[Pegorino Family]] also exist but are not part of the Commision and primarily operate in the [[state of Alderney]] as opposed to Liberty City. Aside from the Italian mafia families, there are other major crime organizations such as the [[Irish American Killers|McReary Crime Family/Irish&nbsp;Mob]], [[Russian Mafia]], [[Korean Mob]] and the [[Algonquin Triads|Triads]].
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It's no secret that various areas in Liberty City suffer from high crime rates; most likely brought about by the large number of gangs and criminal organizations in Liberty as well as a large underground black market in various areas - in particular the drugs trade, each fighting for control of the city and will use any means possible. [[The Commission]] is an Italian-American Mafia association made up of the Five Families, which are the [[Ancelotti Family]], the [[Pavano Family]], [[Gambetti Family]], the [[Messina Family]] and the [[Lupisella Family]]. Another mafia family called the [[Pegorino Family]] also exist but are not part of the Commission and primarily operate in the [[state of Alderney]] as opposed to Liberty City. Aside from the Italian mafia families, there are other major crime organizations such as the [[Irish American Killers|McReary Crime Family/Irish&nbsp;Mob]], [[Russian Mafia]], [[Korean Mob]] and the [[Algonquin Triads|Triads]].
   
Aside from these major big-time criminal organizations, there are, of course, many small-time local ethnic street gangs in Liberty City as well, such as the [[Albanian Mob]], Jamaican [[Hillside Posse]], motorcycle gangs ([[The Lost]] and the [[Angels of Death]]) and various pockets of [[African Americans|African american gangs]] (such as the [[North Holland Hustlers]]) aswell as various hispanic gangs such as the [[Dominican Drug Cartel|Northwood Dominican Drug Dealers]] and the [[Spanish Lords]].
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Aside from these major big-time criminal organizations, there are, of course, many small-time local ethnic street gangs in Liberty City as well, such as the [[Albanian Mob]], Jamaican [[Hillside Posse]], motorcycle gangs ([[The Lost]] and the [[Angels of Death]]) and various pockets of [[African Americans|African American gangs]] (such as the [[North Holland Hustlers]]) as well as various Hispanic gangs such as the [[Dominican Drug Cartel|Northwood Dominican Drug Dealers]] and the [[Spanish Lords]].
   
 
Many of the gangs fight over the drugs trade and other businesses in Liberty City for money and power. However, after word gets out about smuggled diamonds; some of the major criminal organizations battle for possession of the diamonds too; including the [[Pegorino Crime Family]] and The Lost Motorcycle Club.
 
Many of the gangs fight over the drugs trade and other businesses in Liberty City for money and power. However, after word gets out about smuggled diamonds; some of the major criminal organizations battle for possession of the diamonds too; including the [[Pegorino Crime Family]] and The Lost Motorcycle Club.
   
Aside from the gang violence and drug-trafficking, other crimes and social problems such as prostitution, car crime (eg, carjackings), arms trafficking, economic deprivation/poverty and a history of corruption in the [[LCPD in HD Universe|LCPD]] also plague certain districts and neighborhoods. During 2008, Liberty City mayor [[Julio Ochoa]] took a tough stance against gun crime by introducing gun control laws; limiting the availability of firearms. He did so primarily by shutting down [[Ammu-Nation]] stores across Liberty City. However, this campaign has proved to be generally ineffective as the sale of firearms in Liberty City appears to be booming as an underground black market; with criminal organizations, drug lords and gangs typically being heavily armed. 
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Aside from the gang violence and drug-trafficking, other crimes and social problems such as prostitution, car crime (e.g., carjackings), arms trafficking, economic deprivation/poverty and a little history of corruption in the [[LCPD in HD Universe|LCPD]] also plague certain districts and neighborhoods. During 2008, Liberty City mayor [[Julio Ochoa]] took a tough stance against gun crime by introducing gun control laws; limiting the availability of firearms. He did so primarily by shutting down [[Ammu-Nation]] stores across Liberty City. However, this campaign has proved to be generally ineffective as the sale of firearms in Liberty City appears to be booming as an underground black market; with criminal organizations, drug lords and gangs typically being heavily armed. 
   
Statistically, parts of Broker and especially Bohan are notorious for their higher crime rates, gang violence and drug-trafficking market in the city. Most of the crime occurs in the deprived and run-down neighborhoods as well as the large projects/housing complexes around Liberty City. Bohan deserves a special mention as they often outperform the other boroughs in terms of crime rate with Broker often coming in second. The many projects and housing complexes around northern Algonquin also appear to be plagued by a high crime rate. Dukes appears to be the safest borough in Liberty City due to it's heavy middle/upper-class influence but still contains a minority of areas with a higher crime rate.
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Statistically, parts of Broker and especially Bohan are notorious for their higher crime rates, gang violence and drug-trafficking market in the city. Most of the crime occurs in the deprived and run-down neighborhoods as well as the large projects/housing complexes around Liberty City. Bohan deserves a special mention as they often outperform the other boroughs in terms of crime rate with Broker often coming in second. The many projects and housing complexes around northern Algonquin also appear to be plagued by a high crime rate. Dukes appears to be the safest borough in Liberty City due to its heavy middle/upper-class influence but still contains a minority of areas with a higher crime rate.
   
 
Crime-for-crime, some of the most dangerous and/or deprived areas with the highest crime rate in Liberty City include:
 
Crime-for-crime, some of the most dangerous and/or deprived areas with the highest crime rate in Liberty City include:
 
*Broker: [[Firefly Projects]], [[Schottler]], [[Beechwood City]] and [http://gta.wikia.com/East_Hook East Hook].
 
*Broker: [[Firefly Projects]], [[Schottler]], [[Beechwood City]] and [http://gta.wikia.com/East_Hook East Hook].
 
*Dukes: The [[Steinway Projects]] and somes areas/streets in [[East Island City]], [[Willis]] and [[Cerveza Heights]].
 
*Dukes: The [[Steinway Projects]] and somes areas/streets in [[East Island City]], [[Willis]] and [[Cerveza Heights]].
*Bohan: [[South Bohan]], [[Chase Point]], [[Fortside]], [[Industrial]] and [[Little Bay|Little Bay.]]
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*Bohan: [[South Bohan]], [[Chase Point]], [[Fortside]], [[Industrial, Bohan|Industrial]] and [[Little Bay]].
 
*Algonquin: [[North Holland]], [[East Holland]] and [[Northwood]].
 
*Algonquin: [[North Holland]], [[East Holland]] and [[Northwood]].
   
 
===Food & Drink===
 
===Food & Drink===
Much of Liberty City's catering scene comprises of fast food chains and food stands/ vendors. Two of the most dominant fast food chains within the city are the [[Burger Shot]] and [[Cluckin' Bell]] franchises. Their restaurants can be found in several locations across the city. Hot Dog [[vendors]] can also be found in many locations, as well as a few hamburger vendors and mixed nuts vendors around Liberty City, particularly around [[Middle Park]].
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Much of Liberty City's catering scene comprises fast food chains and food stands/ vendors. Two of the most dominant fast food chains within the city are the [[Burger Shot]] and [[Cluckin' Bell]] franchises. Their restaurants can be found in several locations across the city. Hot Dog [[vendors]] can also be found in many locations, as well as a few hamburger vendors and mixed nuts vendors around Liberty City, particularly around [[Middle Park]].
   
 
===Sports Teams===
 
===Sports Teams===
Liberty City, being one of the largest cities in GTA's America, is home to many major league sports franchises. The [[Liberty Swingers]] (based on the [[wp:New York Yankees|New York Yankees]], [[wp:New York Mets|New York Mets]] and [[wp:Brooklyn Dodgers|Brooklyn Dodgers]]) are the baseball team, an American football team, the [[Liberty City Wrath]] (based on the [[wp:New York Giants|New York Giants]] and the [[wp:New York Jets|New York Jets]]), two basketball teams, the [[Liberty City Penetrators]] (based on the [[wp:New York Knicks|New York Knicks]]), and the [[Liberty City Warriors]], who share a name with the [[wp:Golden State Warriors|Golden State Warriors]], a hockey team, the [[Liberty City Rampage]], who have a logo that's similar to an older [[wp:Washington Capitals|Washington Capitals]] logo, albeit recolored, and a soccer/football team, [[Red Mist FC]] (based on the [[wp:New York Red Bulls|New York Red Bulls]]).
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Liberty City, being one of the largest cities in GTA's America, is home to many major league sports franchises. The [[Liberty Swingers]] (based on the [[wp:New York Yankees|New York Yankees]], [[wp:New York Mets|New York Mets]] and [[wp:Brooklyn Dodgers|Brooklyn Dodgers]]) are the baseball team. There are three American football teams, the [[Liberty City Wrath]] (based on the [[wp:New York Giants|New York Giants]] and the [[wp:New York Jets|New York Jets]]) , the [[Liberty City Cocks]] and the [[Liberty City Beavers]]. There are two basketball teams, the [[Liberty City Penetrators]] (based on the [[wp:New York Knicks|New York Knicks]]), and the [[Liberty City Warriors]] (who share a name with the [[wp:Golden State Warriors|Golden State Warriors]]), as well as a women's basketball team, the [[Liberty City Salamanders]]. The hockey team is the [[Liberty City Rampage]] (who have a logo that's similar to an older [[wp:Washington Capitals|Washington Capitals]] logo, albeit recolored). There is also a soccer/football team called [[Red Mist FC]] (based on the [[wp:New York Red Bulls|New York Red Bulls]]).
   
 
==Transportation==
 
==Transportation==
 
[[File:GTA-iv-taxicabo.jpg|thumb|222px|A taxi roaming through Broker.]]
 
[[File:GTA-iv-taxicabo.jpg|thumb|222px|A taxi roaming through Broker.]]
The main form of transport throughout Liberty City is by road, there's a fleet of [[Taxi|taxis]] throughout the city, making it easier to transport through the city fast. There is a prominent [[Freeways in GTA IV|freeway]] in each borough, with two in Algonquin and another stretching from Broker to Dukes. A [[Bridges in Liberty City in GTA IV|bridge]] connects each island to [[Algonquin]], with two from Algonquin to [[Broker]] and another from [[Dukes]] to [[Bohan]].
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The main form of transport throughout Liberty City is by road, there's a fleet of [[taxi]]s throughout the city, making it easier to transport through the city fast. There is a prominent [[Freeways in GTA IV|freeway]] in each borough, with two in Algonquin and another stretching from Broker to Dukes. A [[Bridges in Liberty City in GTA IV|bridge]] connects each island to [[Algonquin]], with two from Algonquin to [[Broker]] and another from [[Dukes]] to [[Bohan]].
   
 
There is also an extensive [[Subway in GTA IV|subway]] system, connecting the many areas of Broker, Dukes, Algonquin, and Bohan with two main routes. One serves inner Algonquin and Bohan, the other serves outer Algonquin and Broker/Dukes.
 
There is also an extensive [[Subway in GTA IV|subway]] system, connecting the many areas of Broker, Dukes, Algonquin, and Bohan with two main routes. One serves inner Algonquin and Bohan, the other serves outer Algonquin and Broker/Dukes.
   
Every street in the new Liberty City has a name, increasing the realism (in past games, only a few rare street names were used for locations such as [[Grove Street]] in [[GTA: San Andreas]]. The 3D Universe version of Liberty City had some street names as evidenced on the GTA III website, but none are directly referenced in any game). All the streets on each island have a meaning, for example, most streets in Broker are named after famous cowboys; streets in Dukes are named after patriotic events, and streets in Algonquin are named after U.S. State Capitals.
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Every street in the new Liberty City has a name, increasing the realism (in past games, only a few rare street names were used for locations such as [[Grove Street (3D Universe)|Grove Street]] in [[GTA: San Andreas]]. The 3D Universe version of Liberty City had some street names as evidenced on the GTA III website, but none are directly referenced in any game). All the streets on each island have a meaning, for example, most streets in Broker are named after famous cowboys; streets in Dukes are named after patriotic events, and streets in Algonquin are named after U.S. State Capitals.
   
 
[[File:Train.jpg|thumb|left|250px|Subway lines]]
 
[[File:Train.jpg|thumb|left|250px|Subway lines]]
   
Helicopters can be flown either by the player or by an NPC pilot when participating in Helitours or by using Brucie's special ability. Liberty City has an airport in Dukes named [[Francis International Airport, Dukes|Francis International]] that recieves planes from around the world. The aircraft cannot be used by the player in the game. Boats can also be used to travel between the islands.
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Helicopters can be flown either by the player or by an NPC pilot when participating in [[Helitours]] or by using [[Brucie Kibbutz|Brucie's]] special ability. Liberty City has an airport in Dukes named [[Francis International Airport, Dukes|Francis International]] that receives planes from around the world. The aircraft cannot be used by the player in the game. Boats can also be used to travel between the islands.
   
 
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''"The texture of the Algonquin streets, which are filled with crater-like potholes and occasional glimpses of the brick used in a world gone by, are greatly varied in design and something you can't tear your eye from. The visual makeup of the city was something we could capture real well and really understand the minute aspects of its personality. Trying to put that into a videogame is something that we think is unique to the video game medium. It was a way that we could capture some aspects of the experience of living there that you couldn't put into a film, you couldn't put into a TV show, and you couldn't put into a book."''
 
''"The texture of the Algonquin streets, which are filled with crater-like potholes and occasional glimpses of the brick used in a world gone by, are greatly varied in design and something you can't tear your eye from. The visual makeup of the city was something we could capture real well and really understand the minute aspects of its personality. Trying to put that into a videogame is something that we think is unique to the video game medium. It was a way that we could capture some aspects of the experience of living there that you couldn't put into a film, you couldn't put into a TV show, and you couldn't put into a book."''
   
''"A big part of New York life is walking around the streets and meeting lunatics. That's something that we definitely tried to put into the game. We are trying to give it that life and difference between the neighborhoods and the difference between the kinds of people. We are tying to capture that Capital of the World aspect of New York."''
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''"A big part of New York life is walking around the streets and meeting lunatics. That's something that we definitely tried to put into the game. We are trying to give it that life and difference between the neighborhoods and the difference between the kinds of people. We are trying to capture that Capital of the World aspect of New York."''
   
 
''"It's not the full city, it's an approximation thereof. We make a city that feels like the real thing, but is perfectly tuned for gameplay in the broadest sense. The world is not designed to be a video game. We are trying to make a video game that feels like the world, but still plays like a video game. The design of the city and the missions that unfold within it are designed hand-in-hand and complement each other perfectly. Everything in this world is here for a reason, where it is directly tied to gameplay or simply there to create atmosphere."''
 
''"It's not the full city, it's an approximation thereof. We make a city that feels like the real thing, but is perfectly tuned for gameplay in the broadest sense. The world is not designed to be a video game. We are trying to make a video game that feels like the world, but still plays like a video game. The design of the city and the missions that unfold within it are designed hand-in-hand and complement each other perfectly. Everything in this world is here for a reason, where it is directly tied to gameplay or simply there to create atmosphere."''
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==Maps==
 
==Maps==
 
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Map of Liberty City 2008.jpg|Basic map of Liberty City, 2008.
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Map of Liberty City 2008.jpg|Basic map of Liberty City and Alderney, 2008.
LC Subway Map.jpg|Subway Map
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LC Subway Map.jpg|Liberty City Subway Map.
LC map Bouruguph.jpg|A map of Liberty City showing all the areas of the city.
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LC map Bouruguph.jpg|A map showing all the areas of Liberty City and Alderney.
Lciv.jpg|Map of Liberty City and part of the independent state of Alderney (Far left)
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Lciv.jpg|Map of Liberty City and Alderney.
Chinatown_wars_interactive_map.jpg|A map of the 'true' Liberty City from Chinatown Wars
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Chinatown_wars_interactive_map.jpg|A map of Liberty City, as seen in GTA Chinatown Wars.
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Liberty City.png|The Four Borough's Of Liberty City.
 
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</gallery>
   
 
== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
*The depiction of Liberty City in the [http://www.rockstargames.com/IV/ official website of GTA IV] has been retouched to picture the entire city, or at least its landmass, as being larger than it is in-game. Broker is seen extended further to the right, or east, and lights that stretch to the horizon are visible in this extended area, as well as behind Dukes and Algonquin. The same modification can be seen to a more limited extent to the left or west of Alderney.
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*The depiction of Liberty City in the [http://www.rockstargames.com/IV/ official website of GTA IV] has been retouched to picture the entire city, or at least its landmass, as being larger than it is in-game. [[Broker]] is seen extended further to the right, or east, and lights that stretch to the horizon are visible in this extended area, as well as behind Dukes and Algonquin. The same modification can be seen to a more limited extent to the left or west of Alderney.
*[[Alderney State|Alderney]] is supposed to symbolize New Jersey. Like New Jersey, Alderney is a full state, although many mistake it to be a part of [[State of Liberty|Liberty State]] as they share the same [[LCPD in HD Universe|police force]] and that Alderney is included in most maps of Liberty City.
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*[[Alderney State|Alderney]] is supposed to symbolize [[wikipedia:New Jersey|New Jersey]]. Like New Jersey, Alderney is a full state, although many mistake it to be a part of [[State of Liberty|Liberty State]] as [[Alderney]] is included in most maps of Liberty City.
*Liberty City is currently the largest city in the [[Grand Theft Auto]] series.
 
 
*The [[subway]] in [[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]] reaches everywhere in Liberty City except for [[Alderney]], as it is not a part of Liberty State.
 
*The [[subway]] in [[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]] reaches everywhere in Liberty City except for [[Alderney]], as it is not a part of Liberty State.
*Liberty City, as frequently claimed on the radio, supposedly holds many "illegal aliens." This is the legal term for illegal immigrant. [[Niko Bellic|Niko's]] first girlfriend [[Michelle (GTA IV)|Michelle]] humorously references dating "guys from another planet".
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*Liberty City, as frequently claimed on the [[Radio Stations in GTA IV|radio]], supposedly holds many "illegal aliens." This is the legal term for illegal immigrant. [[Niko Bellic|Niko's]] first girlfriend [[Michelle (GTA IV)|Michelle]] humorously references dating "guys from another planet".
 
*In GTA IV's rendering of Liberty City, [[Middle Park|Middle Park's]] lake takes the shape of an alien.
 
*In GTA IV's rendering of Liberty City, [[Middle Park|Middle Park's]] lake takes the shape of an alien.
 
*The phrase: "This is the city where anything goes, so long as you don't get caught", is true in every sense of the word.
 
*The phrase: "This is the city where anything goes, so long as you don't get caught", is true in every sense of the word.
 
*Although in the game, Liberty City appears to be an isolated set of islands, the rest of America is actually nearby. Rockstar Games stated that they avoided placing unreachable pieces of land in the distance to retain the city's "complete" feel.
 
*Although in the game, Liberty City appears to be an isolated set of islands, the rest of America is actually nearby. Rockstar Games stated that they avoided placing unreachable pieces of land in the distance to retain the city's "complete" feel.
*In Saint's Row 2, GTA IV's rival game, a city is mentioned in one of the radio stations as "Freedom City". This is obviously a parody of Liberty City, as "Liberty" and "Freedom" have the same definitions.
 
 
*[[Bryce Dawkins]], the deputy mayor of Liberty City strangely lives in [[Alderney]].
 
*[[Bryce Dawkins]], the deputy mayor of Liberty City strangely lives in [[Alderney]].
 
*Water area in Liberty City goes for infinity so you can fly from town as long as you want but there are risks of death:
 
*Water area in Liberty City goes for infinity so you can fly from town as long as you want but there are risks of death:
**On rare occassions a glitch may occur after flying or swimming for around 30 minutes to 1 hour all vehicles (spawned, used, and other) will become invisible including Niko and his guns. Only lights and bullets remain visible, which means that the death zone starts. After everything has became invisible the player will start to lose a bit of health each second. (Single player only)
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**On rare occasions a glitch may occur after flying or swimming for around 30 minutes to 1 hour all vehicles (spawned, used, and other) will become invisible including Niko and his guns. Only lights and bullets remain visible, which means that the death zone starts. After everything has became invisible the player will start to lose a bit of health each second. (Single player only)
**After flying or swimming for 2 to 10 minutes (depends on the vehicles speed) the message will apear "You are too far away from action, turn back or suffer the consequences." After the message goes down the vehicle will explode and kill the player (Single player and multiplayer).
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**After flying or swimming for 2 to 10 minutes (depends on the vehicles speed) the message will appear "You are too far away from action, turn back or suffer the consequences." After the message goes down the vehicle will explode and kill the player (Single player and multiplayer).
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*It is stated in two internet news articles in [[GTA V]] (right after the missions [[Franklin and Lamar]] and [[Three's Company]]) that Liberty City was devastated by a massive storm. This is an obvious reference to [[wp:Hurricane Sandy|Huricane Sandy]] which hit New York and New Jersey in 2012.
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*In GTA V, the films ''[[Meltdown (film)|Meltdown]]'' and ''[[An American Divorce]]'' produced by [[Richards Majestic Productions]] are set in Liberty City.
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*Not only Liberty City and Alderney exists in GTA IV. There are 2 TEST maps of the game called "CJ Test" and "Animviewer". "CJ Test" was possibly made to test car damage physics, and game physics, interiors, and peds (interestingly, the [[Venturas Poker Challenge|Las Venturas Poker Challenge]] and [[The Men's Room]] interiors are located here), and Animviewer possibly made to test the environment animations (i.e. lights). The 2 maps are located very high, above Liberty City and game's limits. The only way to go there is the use of a trainer/hack.
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*Liberty City could have suffered from a terrorist attack, possibly a GTA IV version of 9/11. This is shown because in GTA V that the LSFD have a sign that says "Never Forget: FDLC". This a possible reference to the fallen Liberty City Firefighters from a possible terrorist attack as most fire departments and some police departments in real life a have a sign of sort paying tribute to the fallen FDNY firefighters and fallen NYPD Officers. This can also be seen during free roaming in GTA IV, as all helicopters in Liberty City are flown by a LCPD officer, shooting down one will instantly give a three-star wanted level, probably because it's considered a terrorist attack.
   
==See also==
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==See Also==
 
*[[Alderney]]
 
*[[Alderney]]
 
*[[List of Street Names]]
 
*[[List of Street Names]]

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" Liberty City is a very different place in the 21st century. The most famous skyline in the world now belies a city gripped by fear and suspicion. In the shadow of an uncertain economy and the threat of terrorism, organized criminals, corrupt officials and beleaguered security forces vie for supremacy in a city that is desperately trying to become a suburb. It is still a place where anything is possible, depending on how much of yourself you are prepared to sacrifice in the process. "
―PC edition slip cover
CITY
Liberty City
LC Montage
Appearance(s): Grand Theft Auto IV
The Lost and Damned
The Ballad of Gay Tony
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
Grand Theft Auto V (Mentioned/Seen briefly during a film)
Mayor: Julio Ochoa

(since January 20, 2001)

Population: estimated 8,000,000
Established: 1625 (as New Rotterdam)

1664 (as Liberty City)

State: Liberty
Motto: "Great To Visit, Even Better To Leave"


Liberty City in the HD Universe is the third version of Liberty City in the GTA series, much different from its appearance in the 3D Universe and much more likely as GTA universe's version of New York City. The city has more detail and personality, with many more places which are based on landmarks such as the Statue of Happiness, Star Junction, and the Rotterdam Tower.

This rendition of Liberty City has versions of four of the five boroughs of New York City, plus New Jersey. Brooklyn is Broker, Queens is Dukes, Manhattan is Algonquin and Bronx is Bohan. The state and city of New Jersey is Alderney, which technically is separate from Liberty City. The only borough not to be recreated in the game is Staten Island.

Grand Theft Auto IV and its two episodes (The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony) use the same full rendition of the city. However, a small number of different locations are accessible in the different episodes. Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars uses all of the city apart from Alderney, and is altered for the top-down perspective of the game.

GeographyEdit

Liberty City is divided into 65 individual and unique neighborhoods which are spread across four boroughs within Liberty City and border the neighbouring state of Alderney, including Alderney City. Whereas the 3D Universe version of Liberty City was partly located on the mainland, the GTA IV version is completely made up of islands.

Panorama

Algonquin (Manhattan)
Self-proclaimed center of everything

A bustling commercial/business district full of amazing towering skyscrapers and a varied composition of cultures. Here holds various famous landmarks, such as Star Junction (Time Square), Middle Park (Central Park), and the Rotterdam Tower (Empire State Building). This part of Liberty City is the busiest, most crowded, and has more buildings, skyscrapers, and everything in between. It is the heart of Liberty City. There is a lot of nightlife and clubs. Clubs are Hercules, Maisonette 9 and Bahama Mamas.

Hove Beach

Broker (Brooklyn)
An ex-city on its own

A distinct ex-city on its own, it maintains a distinct character apart from the rest of the city. Contains various pockets of housing projects. Some areas are distinct for high crime rate. Also contains a mix of trendy middle-class neighborhoods. Famous for it's brownstones. This is the borough in which Niko Bellic initially arrives to Liberty City.

Hill

Dukes (Queens)
Old, ethnically-diverse and affluent

An old ethnically-diverse, predominantly-residential area, it is the location of the Francis International Airport and the baseball stadium that is home to the Liberty City Swingers, and an Irish pub, the Steinway Beer Garden. Dukes is primarily made up of affluent and ethnically diverse middle to upper-class residential neighborhoods that use traditional Irish, Victorian and Tudor architecture; though some neighborhoods follow the typical modern New York archetype. Also contains a minority of more working class areas.

Rail

Bohan (Bronx)
Multi-cultural ghettos

The birthplace of the culture of rap and hip-hop. Also famous for its Latino culture. Largely consists of expansive run down housing projects and is home to the St.Mary's Community Project led by Manny Escuela. Notorious for higher crime rates, gang violence and drug trafficking over the other boroughs. Bohan is the smallest island.

Districts Edit

Algonquin, UptownEdit

District Name Archetype's Name
East Holland(East Harlem)
Lancaster(Yorkville)
Middle Park(Central Park)
Middle Park East(Upper East Side)
Middle Park West(Upper West Side)
District Name Archetype's Name
North Holland(Harlem)
Northwood(Washington Heights and Inwood)
Varsity Heights(Morningside Heights)

Algonquin, MidtownEdit

District Name Archetype's Name
Colony Island(Roosevelt Island)
Easton(East Village and Midtown Manhattan)
Hatton Gardens(Tudor City, Midtown Manhattan and Turtle Bay)
Lancet(Kips Bay and Turtle Bay)
Presidents City(Alphabet City)
District Name Archetype's Name
The Meat Quarter(Meatpacking District and Chelsea)
Purgatory(Hell's Kitchen)
Star Junction(Times Square)
The Triangle(The Flatiron District and Midtown Manhattan)

Algonquin, DowntownEdit

District Name Archetype's Name
Castle Garden City(Battery Park City)
Castle Gardens(Battery Park)
Chinatown(Chinatown, Manhattan)
City Hall(Civic Center)
The Exchange(Financial District)
Fishmarket North(Bowery and the Fulton Market)
Fishmarket South(South Street Seaport and the Financial District)
District Name Archetype's Name
Happiness Island(Liberty Island)
Little Italy(Little Italy, Manhattan)
Lower Easton(Lower East Side)
Suffolk(SoHo)
Westminster(Greenwich Village and Chelsea)

BrokerEdit

District Name Archetype's Name
Beachgate(Sea Gate)
Beechwood City(Flatbush and Far Rockaway)
BOABO(DUMBO)
Downtown(Downtown Brooklyn)
East Hook(Red Hook/Brooklyn Navy Yard)
Firefly Island(Coney Island)
District Name Archetype's Name
Firefly Projects(Brownsville, East New York and Ocean Hill)
Hove Beach(Brighton Beach and Bay Ridge)
Outlook(Prospect Park)
South Slopes(Park Slope and Crown Heights)
Rotterdam Hill(Clinton Hill and Brooklyn Heights)
Schottler(Bedford-Stuyvesant and Bushwick)

DukesEdit

District Name Archetype's Name
Cerveza Heights(Corona, Jackson Heights and Ozone Park)
Charge Island(Randall's Island and Wards Island)
East Island City(Long Island City)
Francis International Airport(John F. Kennedy International Airport and LaGuardia Airport)
District Name Archetype's Name
Meadow Hills(Forest Hills)
Meadows Park(Flushing and the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park)
Steinway(Astoria and the Queensbridge Projects)
Willis(Hollis and Jamaica)

BohanEdit

District Name Archetype's Name
Boulevard(Grand Concourse, Pelham Bay Park and Van Cortlandt Park)
Chase Point(Hunts Point)
Fortside(Fordham, Tremont and the Bronx Hub)
Industrial(Soundview and Port Morris)
District Name Archetype's Name
Little Bay(Pelham Bay and Throggs Neck)
Northern Gardens(Co-op City)
South Bohan(South Bronx - including the neighborhoods of Morris Heights, Mott Haven and Morrisania)

History of Liberty City Edit

Liberty city at night

Liberty City in Grand Theft Auto IV, looking across to Algonquin from Happiness Island .

Main article: A History of Liberty City

Liberty City first began when the Dutch sent out English explorer Horatio Humboldt to find a new location for them to sell Marijuana in 1609, and he sailed to the Humboldt river. The Dutch became a colony and soon Europeans traveled to the city to find what freedom was truly like in the colony of New Rotterdam, which promised convenience stores and public hangings, as well as a slave trade craze that swept the colony ever since the very first ship-load of slaves. Eventually, the English set sail for the colony, which was based on the slender island named Algonquin after an old Indian word with the same pronunciation and the settlers signed a petition to be ruled by the British. 

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Soon the English expanded the colonies by eradicating natives and took over three new islands for the colony. The first consisted of both Broker, named after the king's bastard son who was conceived by a milk maid and the other Dukes, after the term Duky because the people smelled like excrement. Alderney was named after a man called Phillip D'Alderney, the only man who could bear living in the swampy industrial island. The smallest island was named Bohan for the Dutch word. The British and the Americans fought in what was to be known as the American Revolution for freedom from taxes, andafter receiving a statue of a transvestite eating ice cream from the French, the Americans won and removed the Union Jack and melting the statue of King George into chains, toilet seats and gold teeth. Slavery was soon outlawed in Liberty City and women were forced to spend time under train tracks servicing men. The politicians of Liberty City moved to Washington DC when Liberty City's status as the capital of the nation was removed and given to DC. Frederick O' Fitzpatrick decided to head to the south and teach them a lesson after tensions risen and a civil war was on the horizon, but before doing so constructed Middle Park. Beyond the tranquility, people were tired of living in black and white and riots ensued, which didn't help with a civil war looming. (From History of Liberty City TV show GTA IV)

City InformationEdit

GTA 4

A view from the north of Algonquin at sunrise. Middle Park can be seen in the middle, and the Algonquin skyline in the background. Bohan, Dukes and Broker can also be seen on the left, while the State of Alderney can be seen towards the right.

As of 2008, the population of Liberty City is 8,363,710. The current mayor is Julio Ochoa while the Deputy Mayor is Bryce Dawkins. Thomas Stubbs III is Liberty City's congressman. The time setting is approximately late summer-early fall 2008.

The area of the city is compressed in size (as seen with the Empire State Building's proximity to the Broker Bridge in the final shot), and the various landmarks are placed much closer to each other than in real life. The entire map is smaller than that of GTA San Andreas, but is immensely more detailed. This makes Liberty City in GTA IV the most lifelike city to feature in any Grand Theft Auto game yet. From the massive buildings and large mass of traffic on every block of Algonquin, to residential areas of Bohan, Rockstar has successfully compromised quantity for quality, although the lack of pedestrians in normally crowded places such as Star Junction has drawn criticism.

LC-NYC

Actual New York City in comparison to Liberty City. Note that Staten Island in the bottom left is absent in Liberty City.

In GTA IV, the scaling of Liberty City as compared to New York City has a number of differences in the building heights, road distances, and landmark positions. Liberty City is also known as a shrunk version of New York City with almost everything cramped together.

Ground Zero (World Trade Center site) has been excluded from the GTA IV's Liberty City in a way that as though it does not even exist in the real life New York City while having the site replaced with the merger of buildings surrounding the Ground Zero. Liberty City is an incredibly diverse city and so are its neighborhoods and residents. Such examples of diverse neighborhoods include the large Russian, Italian-American and African-American populations found in various neighborhoods across the city. Liberty City's residents are known for their sarcastic attitude. The demonym of a Liberty City inhabitant is "Libertonian".

Housing, Architecture and GeographyEdit

Liberty City

A panorama of Liberty City

Liberty City has a unique geography. Firstly, it is an island city that is surrounded by water. Consisting of four different boroughs (Broker, Dukes, Bohan and Algonquin) that are all separated by water and connected by bridge; with the exception of Broker and Dukes, which are connected by land. Smaller islands also exist around the main boroughs; including Happiness Island, Colony Island and Charge Island. Liberty City's housing architecture and style is a direct amalgam off of the style used in New York City. Brownstone rowhouses, terraced townhouses, low-rise apartments and urban tenements are commonplace; especially in the boroughs of Broker and Dukes. Some of the more affluent neighborhoods; particularly in Dukes, have a higher concentration of larger single-family homes of Tudor Revival, Irish or Victorian style. The borough of Algonquin hosts many modern landmarks and skyscrapers, in fact, Liberty City boasts some of the tallest Skyscrapers in the United States, with the most impressive being the Rotterdam Tower. Various points of natural parkland can also be found throughout Liberty City, the largest of which being Middle Park in Algonquin.

Due to the size and population demand of Liberty City, housing projects, towers and urban complexes are also commonplace throughout the various boroughs. They are, however, often stereotyped as being low-income while breeding high-crime rates, despite some housing projects in Liberty City being more affluent and having a lower crime-rate. Housing projects in Liberty City include:


Parks of Liberty City include:

CrimeEdit

It's no secret that various areas in Liberty City suffer from high crime rates; most likely brought about by the large number of gangs and criminal organizations in Liberty as well as a large underground black market in various areas - in particular the drugs trade, each fighting for control of the city and will use any means possible. The Commission is an Italian-American Mafia association made up of the Five Families, which are the Ancelotti Family, the Pavano Family, Gambetti Family, the Messina Family and the Lupisella Family. Another mafia family called the Pegorino Family also exist but are not part of the Commission and primarily operate in the state of Alderney as opposed to Liberty City. Aside from the Italian mafia families, there are other major crime organizations such as the McReary Crime Family/Irish Mob, Russian Mafia, Korean Mob and the Triads.

Aside from these major big-time criminal organizations, there are, of course, many small-time local ethnic street gangs in Liberty City as well, such as the Albanian Mob, Jamaican Hillside Posse, motorcycle gangs (The Lost and the Angels of Death) and various pockets of African American gangs (such as the North Holland Hustlers) as well as various Hispanic gangs such as the Northwood Dominican Drug Dealers and the Spanish Lords.

Many of the gangs fight over the drugs trade and other businesses in Liberty City for money and power. However, after word gets out about smuggled diamonds; some of the major criminal organizations battle for possession of the diamonds too; including the Pegorino Crime Family and The Lost Motorcycle Club.

Aside from the gang violence and drug-trafficking, other crimes and social problems such as prostitution, car crime (e.g., carjackings), arms trafficking, economic deprivation/poverty and a little history of corruption in the LCPD also plague certain districts and neighborhoods. During 2008, Liberty City mayor Julio Ochoa took a tough stance against gun crime by introducing gun control laws; limiting the availability of firearms. He did so primarily by shutting down Ammu-Nation stores across Liberty City. However, this campaign has proved to be generally ineffective as the sale of firearms in Liberty City appears to be booming as an underground black market; with criminal organizations, drug lords and gangs typically being heavily armed. 

Statistically, parts of Broker and especially Bohan are notorious for their higher crime rates, gang violence and drug-trafficking market in the city. Most of the crime occurs in the deprived and run-down neighborhoods as well as the large projects/housing complexes around Liberty City. Bohan deserves a special mention as they often outperform the other boroughs in terms of crime rate with Broker often coming in second. The many projects and housing complexes around northern Algonquin also appear to be plagued by a high crime rate. Dukes appears to be the safest borough in Liberty City due to its heavy middle/upper-class influence but still contains a minority of areas with a higher crime rate.

Crime-for-crime, some of the most dangerous and/or deprived areas with the highest crime rate in Liberty City include:

Food & DrinkEdit

Much of Liberty City's catering scene comprises fast food chains and food stands/ vendors. Two of the most dominant fast food chains within the city are the Burger Shot and Cluckin' Bell franchises. Their restaurants can be found in several locations across the city. Hot Dog vendors can also be found in many locations, as well as a few hamburger vendors and mixed nuts vendors around Liberty City, particularly around Middle Park.

Sports TeamsEdit

Liberty City, being one of the largest cities in GTA's America, is home to many major league sports franchises. The Liberty Swingers (based on the New York Yankees, New York Mets and Brooklyn Dodgers) are the baseball team. There are three American football teams, the Liberty City Wrath (based on the New York Giants and the New York Jets) , the Liberty City Cocks and the Liberty City Beavers. There are two basketball teams, the Liberty City Penetrators (based on the New York Knicks), and the Liberty City Warriors (who share a name with the Golden State Warriors), as well as a women's basketball team, the Liberty City Salamanders. The hockey team is the Liberty City Rampage (who have a logo that's similar to an older Washington Capitals logo, albeit recolored). There is also a soccer/football team called Red Mist FC (based on the New York Red Bulls).

TransportationEdit

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A taxi roaming through Broker.

The main form of transport throughout Liberty City is by road, there's a fleet of taxis throughout the city, making it easier to transport through the city fast. There is a prominent freeway in each borough, with two in Algonquin and another stretching from Broker to Dukes. A bridge connects each island to Algonquin, with two from Algonquin to Broker and another from Dukes to Bohan.

There is also an extensive subway system, connecting the many areas of Broker, Dukes, Algonquin, and Bohan with two main routes. One serves inner Algonquin and Bohan, the other serves outer Algonquin and Broker/Dukes.

Every street in the new Liberty City has a name, increasing the realism (in past games, only a few rare street names were used for locations such as Grove Street in GTA: San Andreas. The 3D Universe version of Liberty City had some street names as evidenced on the GTA III website, but none are directly referenced in any game). All the streets on each island have a meaning, for example, most streets in Broker are named after famous cowboys; streets in Dukes are named after patriotic events, and streets in Algonquin are named after U.S. State Capitals.

Train

Subway lines

Helicopters can be flown either by the player or by an NPC pilot when participating in Helitours or by using Brucie's special ability. Liberty City has an airport in Dukes named Francis International that receives planes from around the world. The aircraft cannot be used by the player in the game. Boats can also be used to travel between the islands.

Choice of CityEdit

When asked why Rockstar Games decided to re-use Liberty City, Dan Houser, Vice President of the company said: "New York City is an environment we felt had never been done to the level we were envisioning it in a video game. From looking at all of the locations, this was the one that really stood out to us, and really had that impact. It has

"The texture of the Algonquin streets, which are filled with crater-like potholes and occasional glimpses of the brick used in a world gone by, are greatly varied in design and something you can't tear your eye from. The visual makeup of the city was something we could capture real well and really understand the minute aspects of its personality. Trying to put that into a videogame is something that we think is unique to the video game medium. It was a way that we could capture some aspects of the experience of living there that you couldn't put into a film, you couldn't put into a TV show, and you couldn't put into a book."

"A big part of New York life is walking around the streets and meeting lunatics. That's something that we definitely tried to put into the game. We are trying to give it that life and difference between the neighborhoods and the difference between the kinds of people. We are trying to capture that Capital of the World aspect of New York."

"It's not the full city, it's an approximation thereof. We make a city that feels like the real thing, but is perfectly tuned for gameplay in the broadest sense. The world is not designed to be a video game. We are trying to make a video game that feels like the world, but still plays like a video game. The design of the city and the missions that unfold within it are designed hand-in-hand and complement each other perfectly. Everything in this world is here for a reason, where it is directly tied to gameplay or simply there to create atmosphere."

GTA Chinatown WarsEdit

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars has a few differences to the Liberty City in the main console versions. This is mainly due to its top-down view, which is as a result of its design for the Nintendo DS portable platform.

  • The game features only the 'real' Liberty City, meaning that Alderney was removed.
  • There are no major height differences. Though changes in elevation are present, these are generally minor, and are ultimately barely more than Unique Stunt Jumps. This has led to the removal of all freeway overpasses, which are replaced with double-lane roads.
  • The street pattern, though roughly following that of Grand Theft Auto IV, is more grid-based, with smooth turns not being accommodated for.
  • Most skyscrapers only have their base rendered, as the top could not be viewed with the top-down perspective provided by GTA Chinatown Wars.
  • The train system is not usable, as stations cannot be entered. However stations, tracks, and trains are still present.


MapsEdit

Trivia Edit

  • The depiction of Liberty City in the official website of GTA IV has been retouched to picture the entire city, or at least its landmass, as being larger than it is in-game. Broker is seen extended further to the right, or east, and lights that stretch to the horizon are visible in this extended area, as well as behind Dukes and Algonquin. The same modification can be seen to a more limited extent to the left or west of Alderney.
  • Alderney is supposed to symbolize New Jersey. Like New Jersey, Alderney is a full state, although many mistake it to be a part of Liberty State as Alderney is included in most maps of Liberty City.
  • The subway in GTA IV reaches everywhere in Liberty City except for Alderney, as it is not a part of Liberty State.
  • Liberty City, as frequently claimed on the radio, supposedly holds many "illegal aliens." This is the legal term for illegal immigrant. Niko's first girlfriend Michelle humorously references dating "guys from another planet".
  • In GTA IV's rendering of Liberty City, Middle Park's lake takes the shape of an alien.
  • The phrase: "This is the city where anything goes, so long as you don't get caught", is true in every sense of the word.
  • Although in the game, Liberty City appears to be an isolated set of islands, the rest of America is actually nearby. Rockstar Games stated that they avoided placing unreachable pieces of land in the distance to retain the city's "complete" feel.
  • Bryce Dawkins, the deputy mayor of Liberty City strangely lives in Alderney.
  • Water area in Liberty City goes for infinity so you can fly from town as long as you want but there are risks of death:
    • On rare occasions a glitch may occur after flying or swimming for around 30 minutes to 1 hour all vehicles (spawned, used, and other) will become invisible including Niko and his guns. Only lights and bullets remain visible, which means that the death zone starts. After everything has became invisible the player will start to lose a bit of health each second. (Single player only)
    • After flying or swimming for 2 to 10 minutes (depends on the vehicles speed) the message will appear "You are too far away from action, turn back or suffer the consequences." After the message goes down the vehicle will explode and kill the player (Single player and multiplayer).
  • It is stated in two internet news articles in GTA V (right after the missions Franklin and Lamar and Three's Company) that Liberty City was devastated by a massive storm. This is an obvious reference to Huricane Sandy which hit New York and New Jersey in 2012.
  • In GTA V, the films Meltdown and An American Divorce produced by Richards Majestic Productions are set in Liberty City.
  • Not only Liberty City and Alderney exists in GTA IV. There are 2 TEST maps of the game called "CJ Test" and "Animviewer". "CJ Test" was possibly made to test car damage physics, and game physics, interiors, and peds (interestingly, the Las Venturas Poker Challenge and The Men's Room interiors are located here), and Animviewer possibly made to test the environment animations (i.e. lights). The 2 maps are located very high, above Liberty City and game's limits. The only way to go there is the use of a trainer/hack.
  • Liberty City could have suffered from a terrorist attack, possibly a GTA IV version of 9/11. This is shown because in GTA V that the LSFD have a sign that says "Never Forget: FDLC". This a possible reference to the fallen Liberty City Firefighters from a possible terrorist attack as most fire departments and some police departments in real life a have a sign of sort paying tribute to the fallen FDNY firefighters and fallen NYPD Officers. This can also be seen during free roaming in GTA IV, as all helicopters in Liberty City are flown by a LCPD officer, shooting down one will instantly give a three-star wanted level, probably because it's considered a terrorist attack.

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