Schottler is a neighborhood in central Broker, Liberty City in Grand Theft Auto IV. It is bordered to the northeast and to the north by the Algonquin-Dukes Expressway (Cerveza Heights); to the west by Montauk Avenue (Downtown); to the south by Earp Street (South Slopes); and to the east by Wenrohronon Avenue (Beechwood City).
Schottler is a lower-income, working-class urbanized residential area, made up mostly of housing apartments with a few stores, brownstones, with some run-down buildings. It is notable for it's higher than average crime rate and demographically consists of a sizable African American community, with a large proportion of Jamaican immigrants, presumably due to Schottler's proximity to largely Jamaican Beechwood City. Schottler is one of the more busy and populated "ghettos" in Broker. Often, the Hillside Posse street gang make a presence here, especially at night (although their main territory is the nearby Beechwood City).
Culturually, Schottler is quite diverse. It is influenced by both the hip-hop culture aswell as Jamaican culture.
Points and people of interestSchottler houses Broker's medical services in the form of the Schottler Medical Center, located at the intersection of Tuscorara Avenue and Cassidy Street. Schottler Medical Center is a large hospital and is one of the only two hospitals that may be entered by the player in the Liberty City metropolitan area (Westdyke Memorial Hospital in Westdyke, Alderney being the other). Other prominent landmarks located within the boundaries of Schottler include the "Schottler" arch at the southern end of Cayuga Avenue, and an unnamed public library facing Soldiers Plaza on the northeastern edge of Outlook.
Two prominent characters are known to be associated with the neighborhood. "Little" Jacob Hughes resides in Schottler, specifically on Dillon Street, while Jon Gravelli is stated to have resided in the Schottler Medical Center from 2005 until his death upon completion of GTA IV's storyline. Also located on Dillon Street, an abandoned hardware store is also located here, which serves the purpose of a backroom gambling establishment.
Schottler is primarily based off of Bedford-Stuyvesant and Bushwick. At the same time, the neighborhood also pays homage to some landmarks in various areas; its one landmark, the Schottler arch, is inspired by its real life equivalent in Sunnyside, Queens. Additionally, the public library affronting Soldiers Plaza is based on the Brooklyn Public Library in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.