Alderney

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STATE
State of Alderney
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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 in the GTA IV Era. The island featured in the game is part of the Greater Liberty City Area, which spans the two states.

Alderney is based on the American state New Jersey and named after the real island of Alderney in the English Channel, next to the island of Jersey.

It is not clear whether the entire state or only part of it is seen in Grand Theft Auto IV and its two downloadable content packs. In an article on the Liberty Tree website in The Lost and Damned, Alderney City is referred to as being in northern Alderney. In Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, the state was removed from the map, leaving only Liberty City open to the player.

In GTA IV, access to Alderney is only permitted following completion of the mission Three Leaf Clover. Prior to this, it's possible to swim to or fly to Alderney, but at the cost of a 6-star wanted level. This can be useful to obtain the One Man Army achievement. In the two DLC packs, Alderney is accessible from the start (with The Lost and Damned being based in Alderney).

Cities and industrial areas

Elizabeth of York and Queen Elizabeth I were members of the Tudor dynasty, hence 'Tudor' county substituting for New Jersey's Elizabeth county.

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.


Description

  • The State is based on North New Jersey. In the game, it is claimed to be named after the explorer Phillip D' Alderney, who was the only person who could live there, despite the horrible smell and ugly people.
  • It's stated in 'The Episodes from Liberty City' instruction manual that Alderney is a dreary suburbia with Industrial wastelands and strip malls. In reality, however, the state also includes a well-developed urban downtown area and several affluent-looking communities.

Much like its real-world equivalent, Alderney is often the subject of undue criticism or mocking.

Although Alderney's police officers wear a different uniform from those in the LCPD, they still are the same City Police Department.

In the beta map for GTA IV, Alderney appeared to have a piece of land extending to the north which was removed during development.

Character

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

Crime

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.

The State Police of Alderney 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. Hot dog and peanut vendors are spread throughout Alderney City. Alderney also has traditional restaurants such as Mr. Fuk's Rice Box, a Korean restaurant located in Alderney City.


Transportation

Plumbers Skyway.

Alderney's outer reaches are serviced by the Plumbers Skyway, an elevated highway. 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.

Many residential garages in Alderney open when approached with a car, however the door will not close and cars cannot be saved.

Bridges

Highways

Tunnels

Streets

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.

Subway

  • As an independent state, Alderney does not have a subway. However, around the state, many remains of a train track can be found. It's possible that Alderney did have a subway or other rail service at one point, or these are unfinished connections to Liberty City's system.

Taxis

  • Although seemingly not as plentiful as in Liberty City, taxi service is available within Alderney and to destinations in Liberty City. Roman's taxi service also works in Alderney.

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)

Hospitals

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


Unique Stunt Jumps in Alderney in GTA IV