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State of Alderney
Appearance(s): Grand Theft Auto IV
The Lost and Damned
The Ballad of Gay Tony
Name: State of Alderney
Capital: Alderney City
Motto: Industrial wasteland meets suburban hell.

Alderney is an American state located to the west of Liberty City. Although the two states are completely independent from one another, Alderney State 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.

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, leaving only Liberty City open to the player.

It is unknown if the Alderney featured in the game is all of Alderney or just simply part of Alderney.

Alderney is based on the American state New Jersey.


The State is based on North New Jersey. In the game named after the explorer Phillip D' Alderney, who was the only person who could live there, despite the horrible smell and ugly people.


Alderney has a wide range of characters and atmospheres which include:


Crime and corruption are no less common in Alderney than in Liberty City. The Pegorino Family and the Korean Mob conduct organized crime from Alderney, and Mafia families from Liberty City, such as the Ancelottis and Pavanos, also run operations there. Alderney chapters of The Lost Brotherhood, Angels of Death, and M.O.B. also conduct criminal activity in Alderney.

Alderney police wear uniforms resembling those of the New Jersey State Police. They drive LCPD vehicles.

Gangs of Alderney

Food & 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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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.





Much like 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.


  • As an independent state, Alderney does not have a subway. However, around the state, many remains of a traintrack can be found. It's possible that Alderney did have a subway at one point.

Public services in Alderney

Police departments

  • Leftwood Police Dept. (Franklin St. & Bridger St. - Leftwood, Alderney)
  • Acter Police Precinct (Vitullo Ave & Lee Rd. - Acter, Alderney)
  • Acter Industrial Park Police Department (Grommet St. & Toggle Ave - Acter Industrial Park, Alderney)


Fire departments

  • Berchem Fire Department (Vitullo Ave. - Berchem, Alderney)
  • Tudor Fire Department (Hardtack Ave. - Tudor, Alderney)

Places of interest in Alderney

Known residents

Businesses in Alderney

Cities and industrial areas


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Unique Stunt Jumps in Alderney in GTA IV
  • Alderney is a neighboring island to Jersey in the English Channel, hence the name "Alderney" replacing "New Jersey" in GTA IV.
  • Elizabeth of York and Queen Elizabeth I were members of the 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.
  • 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” (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 mission cutscene.
  • Although Alderney's police officers wear a different uniform from those in the LCPD, they still are the same City Police Department.
  • Much like it's real-world equivalent, Alderney is often the subject of undue criticism or mocking. A site on the in-game internet states that "not even a terrorist would want to live in Alderney". However, also like New Jersey, the state contains a large cross-section of urban environments, from the heavily industrial Acter Industrial Park to the extremely wealthy Westdyke.
  • 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.
  • New Jersey has five professional sports teams in real life (For the New York area), however, there are no known teams in Alderney.
  • Many residential garages in Alderney open when approached with a car, however the door will not close and cars cannot be saved.
  • Before the completion of the mission Three Leaf Clover for Patrick McReary, Alderney is a good place to gain the "One Man Army" Achievement. To do this, the player has to somehow enter the state, gaining a six-star wanted level. Once the player has gained the wanted level, they must somehow stay alive in the state for five real-world minutes to gain the achievement. Using a helicopter to fly over the state can aid in obtaining the achievement.