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The '''State of Alderney''' is an [[United States of America|American]] state located to the west of [[Liberty City in GTA IV Era|Liberty City]]. Although the two states are completely independent from one another, the state's capitol of [[Alderney City]] is known by many as being part of Liberty City's metropolitan area. The state is only a little bit smaller than the neighboring [[Algonquin]] borough of Liberty City, but it is not known if the what is seen in-game is the whole of the state or whether it is just a section of it.
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'''Alderney''' (Full name being "'''State of Alderney'''") is an [[United States of America|American]] state located to the west of [[Liberty City (HD Universe)|Liberty City]]. Although the two states are completely independent from one another, [[Alderney City]] is known by many as being part of Liberty City's metropolitan area. The state is only a little bit smaller than the neighboring [[Algonquin]] borough of Liberty City, but it is unknown whether what is seen in-game is the whole of the state or if it is simply a section of it.
   
The state is only seen in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]] and its [[GTA IV Episodes|two downloadable content packs]]. In [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]], the state was removed from the map, leaving only Liberty City open to the player.
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The state is only seen in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]] and its [[Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City|two downloadable content packs]]. In [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]], the state was removed from the map possibly due to the limitations of handheld systems, leaving only Liberty City proper open to the player.
 
The [[State of Alderney]] is based on the [[wp:New Jersey|State of New Jersey]], the state capital of [[Alderney City]] shares many similarities with [[wp:Newark|Newark]] and [[wp:Jersey_City|Jersey City]] and unlike Liberty City it is much more consistent with its real-life counterpart in terms of spatial planning and geography. The state is mostly made up of in game representations of real life cities and townships in [[wp:Hudson County, New Jersey|Hudson County, New Jersey]] however it also features portions of [[wp:Bergen County, New Jersey|Bergen County]] (Leftwood) and [[wp:Union County, New Jersey|Union County]] (Elizabeth).
 
   
 
==Description==
 
==Description==
The State is based on some areas of North New Jersey. Alderney is known for being the place people from [[Algonquin]] dump dead bodies into.
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Alderney is based on the [[wp:New Jersey|State of New Jersey]], [[Alderney City]] shares many similarities with [[wp:Newark|Newark]] and [[wp:Jersey_City|Jersey City]] and unlike [[Liberty City (HD Universe)|Liberty City]] it is much more consistent with its real-life counterpart in terms of spatial planning and geography. The state is mostly made up of in game representations of real life cities and townships in [[wp:Hudson County, New Jersey|Hudson County, New Jersey]]; however, it also features portions of [[wp:Bergen County, New Jersey|Bergen County]] ([[Westdyke]] and [[Leftwood]]) to the north, and [[wp:Union County, New Jersey|Union County]] ([[Tudor]]) to south of Alderney.
   
 
[[File:415307_221612571272246_100002705143230_315170_1869762771_o.jpg|thumb|Helicopter flying over Alderney.]]
 
[[File:415307_221612571272246_100002705143230_315170_1869762771_o.jpg|thumb|Helicopter flying over Alderney.]]
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===Character===
 
===Character===
 
[[Alderney City]] can be considered suburban/urban and somewhat middle class overall. Alderney has a wide range of characters and atmospheres which include:
 
[[Alderney City]] can be considered suburban/urban and somewhat middle class overall. Alderney has a wide range of characters and atmospheres which include:
 
*Green space/forestland with big houses/mansions (North [[Westdyke]])
 
   
 
*Commercial ([[Leftwood]]), ([[Berchem]]) and ([[Alderney City]], '''Koreatown''')
 
*Commercial ([[Leftwood]]), ([[Berchem]]) and ([[Alderney City]], '''Koreatown''')
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*Central business district ([[Alderney City]], '''Downtown''')
 
*Central business district ([[Alderney City]], '''Downtown''')
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*Upper-class residential ([[Westdyke]]) and ([[Berchem]])
 
*Upper-class residential ([[Westdyke]]) and ([[Berchem]])
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*Middle-class residential ([[Leftwood]]) and ([[Tudor]])
 
*Middle-class residential ([[Leftwood]]) and ([[Tudor]])
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*Lower-class residential (Central [[Acter]])
 
*Lower-class residential (Central [[Acter]])
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*Housing projects (West [[Tudor]])
 
*Housing projects (West [[Tudor]])
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*Docklands (East [[Tudor]]), ([[Port Tudor]]), ([[Alderney City]], '''Riverside''') and ([[Normandy]])
 
*Docklands (East [[Tudor]]), ([[Port Tudor]]), ([[Alderney City]], '''Riverside''') and ([[Normandy]])
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*Central industrial district ([[Acter Industrial Park|Acter Industrial Park)]]
 
*Central industrial district ([[Acter Industrial Park|Acter Industrial Park)]]
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*Semi-industrial ([[Tudor]])
 
*Semi-industrial ([[Tudor]])
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*Facility ([[Alderney State Correctional Facility]])
 
*Facility ([[Alderney State Correctional Facility]])
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*Run-down, gang influenced ([[acter|Acter]])
 
*Run-down, gang influenced ([[acter|Acter]])
   
 
===Crime===
 
===Crime===
Crime and corruption are no less common in [[Alderney City]] than in Liberty City. The most crime-ridden areas in the city are south and central Alderney City in the neighborhoods of [[Acter]], [[Berchem |Berchem]], and some parts of [[Tudor]]. The [[Pegorino Family]] and the [[Midtown Gangsters|Korean Mob]] conduct organized crime from within the city and Mafia families from Liberty City, such as the Ancelottis and Pavanos, also run operations there. A chapter of [[The Lost MC]] is active in the city as is a set of [[M.O.B.]]
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Crime and corruption are no less common in [[Alderney City]] than in [[Liberty City (HD Universe)|Liberty City]]. The most crime-ridden areas in the city are south and central Alderney City and in the townships of [[Acter]], [[Berchem |Berchem]], and some parts of [[Tudor]]. The [[Pegorino Family]] and the [[Midtown Gangsters|Korean Mob]] conduct organized crime from within the city and Mafia families from Liberty City, such as the [[Ancelotti Crime Family|Ancelottis]] and [[Pavano Crime Family|Pavanos]], also run operations there. A chapter of [[The Lost MC]] is active in the city as is a set of [[M.O.B.]]
   
The police officers of [[Alderney City]] wear uniforms different from those of Liberty City that resemble those of the [[wp:New Jersey State Police|New Jersey State Police]]. Contrary to this independence, the Alderney City police use vehicles bearing the livery of the [[LCPD]]. The reason for this sharing of a police force between two cities in two different states is never explained. Perhaps [[Alderney City]] could not afford to establish their own police force and, due to the city's proximity to Liberty City, made an arragement to share a metroploitan police force. This ability of a police force to operate across state lines is strange.
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The State Troopers of Alderney wear uniforms different from those of the [[Liberty City Police Department]] that resemble those of the [[wp:New Jersey State Police|New Jersey State Police]]. Contrary to this independence, the [[Alderney State Police ]] department use vehicles bearing the livery of the [[LCPD]]. The reason for this sharing of a police force between two cities in two different states is never explained. Perhaps, Alderney could not afford to establish their own police force and, due to the city's proximity to Liberty City, made an arrangement to share a metropolitan police force. This ability of a police force to operate across state lines is strange. It is also possible that Rockstar simply did not want to create a separate texture for Alderney City police vehicles.
   
 
====Gangs of Alderney====
 
====Gangs of Alderney====
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*[[Ancelotti Family]]
 
*[[Ancelotti Family]]
*[[Midtown Gangsters]]
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*[[Korean Mob]]
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*[[The Lost Brotherhood|The Lost MC]]
 
*[[The Lost Brotherhood|The Lost MC]]
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*[[African Americans|M.O.B]]
 
*[[African Americans|M.O.B]]
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*[[Pavano Family]]
 
*[[Pavano Family]]
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*[[Pegorino Family]] (formerly)
 
*[[Pegorino Family]] (formerly)
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*[[Spanish Lords]]
 
*[[Spanish Lords]]
   
 
===Food &amp; Drink===
 
===Food &amp; Drink===
Alderney's dining services mostly come from fast food chains, such as the [[Pizza This]] and [[Burger Shot]] in Leftwood and Westdyke. [[Cluckin' Bell]] and [[Wigwam Burger]] are also seen around Berchem. The hot dog and peanut vendors spread throughout Alderney City. Alderney also has traditional restaurants such as [[Mr. Fuk's Rice Box]], a Korean restaurant located in Alderney City.
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Alderney's dining services mostly come from fast food chains, such as the [[Pizza This]] and [[Burger Shot]] in [[Leftwood]] and [[Westdyke]]. [[Cluckin' Bell]] and [[Wigwam Burger]] are also seen around Berchem. The hot dog and peanut vendors spread throughout [[Alderney City]]. Alderney also has traditional restaurants such as [[Mr. Fuk's Rice Box]], a Korean restaurant located in [[Alderney City]].
   
 
==Transportation==
 
==Transportation==
 
[[Image:Booth Tunnel.jpg|right|200px|thumb|The [[Booth Tunnel]].]]
 
[[Image:Booth Tunnel.jpg|right|200px|thumb|The [[Booth Tunnel]].]]
 
[[Image:Plumbers Skyway.png|right|200px|thumb|Plumbers Skyway.]]
 
[[Image:Plumbers Skyway.png|right|200px|thumb|Plumbers Skyway.]]
Alderney's outer reaches are supplied by the Plumbers Skyway. The state is connected to Liberty City by the [[Booth Tunnel]] and [[Hickey Bridge]], both of which cross the [[West River]]. A ferry terminal is under construction in Castle Garden City, Algonquin, which would supposedly connect it with the completed Alderney terminal, but the terminal is abandoned, and construction is only in progress on the Algonquin end.
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Alderney's outer reaches are supplied by the [[Plumbers Skyway]]. The state is connected to Liberty City by the [[Booth Tunnel]] and [[Hickey Bridge]], both of which cross the [[West River]]. A ferry terminal is under construction in [[Castle Garden City]], [[Algonquin]], which would supposedly connect it with the completed Alderney terminal, but the terminal is abandoned, and construction is only in progress on the [[Algonquin]] end.
   
 
===Bridges===
 
===Bridges===
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===Streets===
 
===Streets===
Much like [[List of Street Names|other streets]], Alderney streets are named after famous objects or people. Northern Alderney streets are named after mountain ranges, Owl Creek Ave, Beaverhead Drive, Big Horn Drive. Central Alderney streets are named after inventors, Babbage Drive, Farnsworth Road, Edison Ave, and cult leaders, Koresh Sq, Applewhite St, Hubbard Ave, and in Southern Alderney streets are after American nuclear tests, Plumbbob Ave, Niblick St and Tinderbox St.
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Much like [[List of Street Names|other streets]], Alderney streets are named after famous objects or people. Northern Alderney streets are named after mountain ranges, [[Owl Creek Avenue]], [[Beaverhead Ave]]nue, [[Big Horn Drive]]. Central Alderney streets are named after inventors, [[Babbage Drive]], [[Farnsworth Rd|Farnsworth Road]], [[Edison Avenue]], and cult leaders, [[Koresh SQ]], [[Applewhite St]]reet, [[Hubbard Avenue]], and in Southern Alderney streets are after American nuclear tests, [[Plumbbob Avenue]], [[Niblick Street]] and [[Tinderbox Ave]]nue.
   
 
===Subway===
 
===Subway===
 
* As an independent state, Alderney does not have a subway. However, around the state, the remnants of a rail system can be found. Although these tracks obviously once carried freight trains, they could have shared passenger service as well.
 
* As an independent state, Alderney does not have a subway. However, around the state, the remnants of a rail system can be found. Although these tracks obviously once carried freight trains, they could have shared passenger service as well.
   
==Public services in Alderney==
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==Public Services in Alderney==
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===[[Police]] Departments===
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*[[Leftwood Police Station]] (Franklin St. &amp; Bridger St. ― Leftwood, Alderney) telling by its relative size of area it covers. 
===[[Police|Police departments]]===
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*[[Acter Police Station]] (Vitullo Ave &amp; Lee Rd. ― Acter, Alderney)
*Leftwood Police Dept. (Franklin St. &amp; Bridger St.Leftwood, Alderney)
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*[[Acter Industrial Park Police Station]] (Grommet St. &amp; Toggle AveActer Industrial Park, Alderney)
*Acter Police Precinct (Vitullo Ave &amp; Lee Rd. ― Acter, Alderney)
 
*Acter Industrial Park Police Department (Grommet St. &amp; Toggle Ave ― Acter Industrial Park, Alderney)
 
   
 
===Hospitals===
 
===Hospitals===
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*[[Westdyke Memorial Hospital]] (Long John Ave. ― Leftwood, Alderney)
 
*[[Westdyke Memorial Hospital]] (Long John Ave. ― Leftwood, Alderney)
   
===Fire departments===
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===Fire Departments===
*Berchem Fire Department (Vitullo Ave. ― Berchem, Alderney)
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*[[Berchem Fire Department]] (Vitullo Ave. ― Berchem, Alderney)
*Tudor Fire Department (Hardtack Ave. ― Tudor, Alderney)
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*[[Tudor Fire Station]] (Hardtack Ave. ― Tudor, Alderney)
   
==Places of interest in Alderney==
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==Places of Interest in Alderney==
 
[[Image:RON_Building.png|right|200px|thumb|The [[RON Building]] in [[Alderney City]]]]
 
[[Image:RON_Building.png|right|200px|thumb|The [[RON Building]] in [[Alderney City]]]]
   
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* [[Phil Bell]]
 
* [[Phil Bell]]
 
* [[Niko Bellic]]
 
* [[Niko Bellic]]
* [[Ashley Butler]]
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* [[Ashley Butler]] (Formerly)
 
* [[Ivan Bytchkov]] (Determinant)
 
* [[Ivan Bytchkov]] (Determinant)
 
* [[Anthony Corrado]]
 
* [[Anthony Corrado]]
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* [[Billy Grey]] (Formerly)
 
* [[Billy Grey]] (Formerly)
 
* [[Brian Jeremy]] (Formerly)
 
* [[Brian Jeremy]] (Formerly)
* [[Johnny Klebitz]]
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* [[Johnny Klebitz]] (Formerly)
 
* [[Angus Martin]]
 
* [[Angus Martin]]
 
* [[Charles Martin]]
 
* [[Charles Martin]]
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* [[Leila Sharpe]]
 
* [[Leila Sharpe]]
 
* [[Luca Silvestri]]
 
* [[Luca Silvestri]]
* [[Clay Simons]]
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* [[Clay Simons]] (Formerly)
* [[Terry Thorpe]]
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* [[Terry Thorpe]] (Formerly)
   
 
==Businesses in Alderney==
 
==Businesses in Alderney==
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* [[Westdyke Autos]] (Lemhi St. &amp; Sacramento Ave. ― Westdyke, Alderney)
 
* [[Westdyke Autos]] (Lemhi St. &amp; Sacramento Ave. ― Westdyke, Alderney)
   
==Townships and industrial areas==
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==Townships, Industrial areas and Municipal counties ==
* [[Westdyke]] (''[[wp:Weehawken|Weehawken]]'', )
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* [[Westdyke]] (''[[wp:Weehawken|Weehawken]]'')
 
* [[Leftwood]] (''[[wp:Englewood,_New_Jersey|Englewood]]'')
 
* [[Leftwood]] (''[[wp:Englewood,_New_Jersey|Englewood]]'')
 
* [[Alderney City]] (''[[wp:Jersey_City|Jersey City]], [[wp:Newark,_New_Jersey|Newark]] and [[wp:Trenton, New Jersey|Trenton]]'')
 
* [[Alderney City]] (''[[wp:Jersey_City|Jersey City]], [[wp:Newark,_New_Jersey|Newark]] and [[wp:Trenton, New Jersey|Trenton]]'')
 
* [[Berchem]] (''[[wp:Hoboken|Hoboken]]'', ''[[wp:North Bergen|North Bergen]]'')
 
* [[Berchem]] (''[[wp:Hoboken|Hoboken]]'', ''[[wp:North Bergen|North Bergen]]'')
* [[Acter]] (''[[wp:Kearny, NJ|Kearny]]'', ''North Newark)''
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* [[Acter]] (''[[wp:Kearny, NJ|Kearny]]'', ''[[wp:East Newark|East Newark]]'')
 
* [[Normandy]] (''[[wp:Bayonne,_New_Jersey|Bayonne]]'')
 
* [[Normandy]] (''[[wp:Bayonne,_New_Jersey|Bayonne]]'')
 
* [[Tudor]] (''[[wp:Elizabeth,_New_Jersey|Elizabeth]]'')
 
* [[Tudor]] (''[[wp:Elizabeth,_New_Jersey|Elizabeth]]'')
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
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* [[WP:Alderney|Alderney]] is a neighboring island to [[WP:Jersey|Jersey]] in the English Channel, hence the name "Alderney" replacing "New Jersey" in GTA universe.
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* [[WP:Elizabeth of York|Elizabeth of York]] and [[WP:Queen Elizabeth I|Queen Elizabeth I]] were members of the [[WP:Tudor|Tudor]] dynasty, hence 'Tudor' county substituting for New Jersey's Elizabeth county.
 
* If Alderney is accessed at the start of the game before neither Algonquin or Alderney is unlocked; it will be abandoned. There will be no cars or people in the state. (Except for the police, who will be chasing you). However, Algonquin is inhabited. This glitch does not occur on the PS3 version.
 
* If Alderney is accessed at the start of the game before neither Algonquin or Alderney is unlocked; it will be abandoned. There will be no cars or people in the state. (Except for the police, who will be chasing you). However, Algonquin is inhabited. This glitch does not occur on the PS3 version.
* [[WP:Alderney|Alderney]] is a neighboring island to [[WP:Jersey|Jersey]] in the English Channel, hence the name "Alderney" replacing "New Jersey" in GTA IV.
 
* [[WP:Elizabeth of York|Elizabeth of York]] and [[WP:Queen Elizabeth I|Queen Elizabeth I]] were members of the [[WP:Tudor|Tudor]] dynasty, hence 'Tudor' county substituting for New Jersey's Elizabeth county.
 
 
* Alderney is frequently derided by Libertonian citizens and news media like [[Weazel News]] throughout the game, parodying the antagonism between New York and New Jersey.
 
* Alderney is frequently derided by Libertonian citizens and news media like [[Weazel News]] throughout the game, parodying the antagonism between New York and New Jersey.
 
* [[WP:Berchem|Berchem]] is the name of a district in Antwerp, Belgium; to its west is the [[WP:Hoboken|Hoboken]] district, one of the disputed origins of the name of Hoboken, New Jersey.
 
* [[WP:Berchem|Berchem]] is the name of a district in Antwerp, Belgium; to its west is the [[WP:Hoboken|Hoboken]] district, one of the disputed origins of the name of Hoboken, New Jersey.
 
* [[DJ Mister Cee]] of [[The Beat 102.7]] once referred to Alderney as "Al-Dirty", a play on the New Jersey nickname "Dirty Jerz".
 
* [[DJ Mister Cee]] of [[The Beat 102.7]] once referred to Alderney as "Al-Dirty", a play on the New Jersey nickname "Dirty Jerz".
* Some dialogue in the game refers to Alderney as “Guernsey” ([[WP:Guernsey|Guernsey]] is another neighboring Channel Island to Jersey, just as Alderney is), suggesting that, at some point in GTA IV's development, the state may have carried its GTA 1 name of "New Guernsey"; "Guernsey" may, however, simply be a nickname for the state. James Pegorino mentions both names in the [[Payback (GTA IV)|Payback]] mission cutscene.
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* Some dialogue in the game refers to Alderney as “Guernsey” (The States of [[WP:Guernsey|Guernsey]] owns Alderney and is another Channel Island near to Jersey), suggesting that, at some point in GTA IV's development, the state may have carried its GTA 1 name of "New Guernsey", after the parent island; "Guernsey" may, however, simply be a nickname for the state. Jimmy Pegorino mentions both names in the [[Payback (GTA IV)|Payback]] mission cutscene.
 
* Although Alderney's police officers wear a New Jersey State Police styled uniform rather than the standard LCPD uniform, they reside at LCPD stations, and drive LCPD cruisers, making them part of the same [[LCPD in GTA IV Era|City Police Department.]] Some officers will announce themselves as being a state trooper while others will announce themselves as the LCPD.
 
* Although Alderney's police officers wear a New Jersey State Police styled uniform rather than the standard LCPD uniform, they reside at LCPD stations, and drive LCPD cruisers, making them part of the same [[LCPD in GTA IV Era|City Police Department.]] Some officers will announce themselves as being a state trooper while others will announce themselves as the LCPD.
* Alderney is considered a very poor and unneccessary state. In the in-game internet it's stated that not even a terrorist would want to live in Alderney. However, this is a joke, just caused by hatred from someone from Liberty City. In real life, New Jersey is the second richest state.
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* Alderney is considered a very poor and unnecessary state. In the in-game internet it's stated that not even a terrorist would want to live in Alderney. However, this is a joke, just caused by hatred from someone from Liberty City. In real life, New Jersey is the second richest state.
 
* It's stated in 'The Episodes from Liberty City' instruction manual that Alderney is a dreary suburbia with industrial wastelands and strip malls.
 
* It's stated in 'The Episodes from Liberty City' instruction manual that Alderney is a dreary suburbia with industrial wastelands and strip malls.
 
* In the [[Beta Releases|beta]] map for GTA IV, Alderney appeared to have a piece of land extending to the north which was removed during development.
 
* In the [[Beta Releases|beta]] map for GTA IV, Alderney appeared to have a piece of land extending to the north which was removed during development.
 
* Many of the houses in Alderney (specifically [[Westdyke]]) have garage doors that open when approached with a vehicle, however the door will not close after you get out, nor can you save vehicles here.
 
* Many of the houses in Alderney (specifically [[Westdyke]]) have garage doors that open when approached with a vehicle, however the door will not close after you get out, nor can you save vehicles here.
* Alderney is the single state in whole GTA series to not included an airport or a railway system but it is unknown if the present Alderney in GTA IV is just a part of the state.
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* Alderney is the single state in whole GTA series to not include an airport or a railway system but it is unknown if the present Alderney in GTA IV is just a part of the state.
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* Alderney was mentioned in [[Grand Theft Auto V]] in the mission [[Friends Reunited]] while planting [[Sticky Bomb|sticky bombs]] on [[The Lost MC]]'s trailer, the bikers in the first trailer will say [[Billy Grey]] was "something Alderney could be proud of".
   
 
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STATE
Alderney
Alderney Map
Appearance(s): Grand Theft Auto IV
Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City
Name: Alderney
Capital: Alderney City (possibly)
"Industrial wasteland meets suburban hell."
―GTA IV Website

Alderney (Full name being "State of Alderney") is an American state located to the west of Liberty City. Although the two states are completely independent from one another, Alderney City is known by many as being part of Liberty City's metropolitan area. The state is only a little bit smaller than the neighboring Algonquin borough of Liberty City, but it is unknown whether what is seen in-game is the whole of the state or if it is simply a section of it.

The state is only seen in Grand Theft Auto IV and its two downloadable content packs. In Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, the state was removed from the map possibly due to the limitations of handheld systems, leaving only Liberty City proper open to the player.

DescriptionEdit

Alderney is based on the State of New JerseyAlderney City shares many similarities with Newark and Jersey City and unlike Liberty City it is much more consistent with its real-life counterpart in terms of spatial planning and geography. The state is mostly made up of in game representations of real life cities and townships in Hudson County, New Jersey; however, it also features portions of Bergen County (Westdyke and Leftwood) to the north, and Union County (Tudor) to south of Alderney.

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Helicopter flying over Alderney.

CharacterEdit

Alderney City can be considered suburban/urban and somewhat middle class overall. Alderney has a wide range of characters and atmospheres which include:

  • Lower-class residential (Central Acter)
  • Housing projects (West Tudor)
  • Run-down, gang influenced (Acter)

CrimeEdit

Crime and corruption are no less common in Alderney City than in Liberty City. The most crime-ridden areas in the city are south and central Alderney City and in the townships of Acter, Berchem, and some parts of Tudor. The Pegorino Family and the Korean Mob conduct organized crime from within the city and Mafia families from Liberty City, such as the Ancelottis and Pavanos, also run operations there. A chapter of The Lost MC is active in the city as is a set of M.O.B.

The State Troopers of Alderney wear uniforms different from those of the Liberty City Police Department that resemble those of the New Jersey State Police. Contrary to this independence, the Alderney State Police department use vehicles bearing the livery of the LCPD. The reason for this sharing of a police force between two cities in two different states is never explained. Perhaps, Alderney could not afford to establish their own police force and, due to the city's proximity to Liberty City, made an arrangement to share a metropolitan police force. This ability of a police force to operate across state lines is strange. It is also possible that Rockstar simply did not want to create a separate texture for Alderney City police vehicles.

Gangs of AlderneyEdit

Food & DrinkEdit

Alderney's dining services mostly come from fast food chains, such as the Pizza This and Burger Shot in Leftwood and Westdyke. Cluckin' Bell and Wigwam Burger are also seen around Berchem. The hot dog and peanut vendors spread throughout Alderney City. Alderney also has traditional restaurants such as Mr. Fuk's Rice Box, a Korean restaurant located in Alderney City.

TransportationEdit

Booth Tunnel

The Booth Tunnel.

Plumbers Skyway

Plumbers Skyway.

Alderney's outer reaches are supplied by the Plumbers Skyway. The state is connected to Liberty City by the Booth Tunnel and Hickey Bridge, both of which cross the West River. A ferry terminal is under construction in Castle Garden City, Algonquin, which would supposedly connect it with the completed Alderney terminal, but the terminal is abandoned, and construction is only in progress on the Algonquin end.

BridgesEdit

HighwaysEdit

TunnelsEdit

StreetsEdit

Much like other streets, Alderney streets are named after famous objects or people. Northern Alderney streets are named after mountain ranges, Owl Creek Avenue, Beaverhead Avenue, Big Horn Drive. Central Alderney streets are named after inventors, Babbage Drive, Farnsworth Road, Edison Avenue, and cult leaders, Koresh SQ, Applewhite Street, Hubbard Avenue, and in Southern Alderney streets are after American nuclear tests, Plumbbob Avenue, Niblick Street and Tinderbox Avenue.

SubwayEdit

  • As an independent state, Alderney does not have a subway. However, around the state, the remnants of a rail system can be found. Although these tracks obviously once carried freight trains, they could have shared passenger service as well.

Public Services in AlderneyEdit

Police DepartmentsEdit

HospitalsEdit

Fire DepartmentsEdit

Places of Interest in AlderneyEdit

RON Building

The RON Building in Alderney City

Known residentsEdit

Businesses in AlderneyEdit

Westdyke Autos

Westdyke Autos

  • Auto Eroticar (Keneckie Ave & Lockowski Ave. ― Alderney City, Alderney)
  • Big Paulie's Used Cars (Emery St. & Anvil Ave. ― Tudor, Alderney)
  • Burger Shot (Owl Creek Ave. and Sacramento Ave. ― Westdyke, Alderney)
  • Honkers (Tinderbox Ave. & Argus St. ― Tudor, Alderney)
  • Mr. Fuk's Rice Box (Hubbard Ave. ― Alderney City, Alderney)
  • Pay 'n' Spray (Roebuck Rd. & Hardtack Ave. ― Port Tudor, Alderney / Panhandle Rd. - Leftwood, Alderney)
  • Pizza This (Bridger St. & Tenmile St. ― Leftwood, Alderney)
  • Tw@ Internet Café (Vitullo Ave. & Kemeny St. ― Berchem, Alderney)
  • Westdyke Autos (Lemhi St. & Sacramento Ave. ― Westdyke, Alderney)

Townships, Industrial areas and Municipal counties Edit

TriviaEdit

  • Alderney is a neighboring island to Jersey in the English Channel, hence the name "Alderney" replacing "New Jersey" in GTA universe.
  • Elizabeth of York and Queen Elizabeth I were members of the Tudor dynasty, hence 'Tudor' county substituting for New Jersey's Elizabeth county.
  • If Alderney is accessed at the start of the game before neither Algonquin or Alderney is unlocked; it will be abandoned. There will be no cars or people in the state. (Except for the police, who will be chasing you). However, Algonquin is inhabited. This glitch does not occur on the PS3 version.
  • Alderney is frequently derided by Libertonian citizens and news media like Weazel News throughout the game, parodying the antagonism between New York and New Jersey.
  • Berchem is the name of a district in Antwerp, Belgium; to its west is the Hoboken district, one of the disputed origins of the name of Hoboken, New Jersey.
  • DJ Mister Cee of The Beat 102.7 once referred to Alderney as "Al-Dirty", a play on the New Jersey nickname "Dirty Jerz".
  • Some dialogue in the game refers to Alderney as “Guernsey” (The States of Guernsey owns Alderney and is another Channel Island near to Jersey), suggesting that, at some point in GTA IV's development, the state may have carried its GTA 1 name of "New Guernsey", after the parent island; "Guernsey" may, however, simply be a nickname for the state. Jimmy Pegorino mentions both names in the Payback mission cutscene.
  • Although Alderney's police officers wear a New Jersey State Police styled uniform rather than the standard LCPD uniform, they reside at LCPD stations, and drive LCPD cruisers, making them part of the same City Police Department. Some officers will announce themselves as being a state trooper while others will announce themselves as the LCPD.
  • Alderney is considered a very poor and unnecessary state. In the in-game internet it's stated that not even a terrorist would want to live in Alderney. However, this is a joke, just caused by hatred from someone from Liberty City. In real life, New Jersey is the second richest state.
  • It's stated in 'The Episodes from Liberty City' instruction manual that Alderney is a dreary suburbia with industrial wastelands and strip malls.
  • In the beta map for GTA IV, Alderney appeared to have a piece of land extending to the north which was removed during development.
  • Many of the houses in Alderney (specifically Westdyke) have garage doors that open when approached with a vehicle, however the door will not close after you get out, nor can you save vehicles here.
  • Alderney is the single state in whole GTA series to not include an airport or a railway system but it is unknown if the present Alderney in GTA IV is just a part of the state.
  • Alderney was mentioned in Grand Theft Auto V in the mission Friends Reunited while planting sticky bombs on The Lost MC's trailer, the bikers in the first trailer will say Billy Grey was "something Alderney could be proud of".

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