Alderney

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CITY
Alderney
Appearance(s): Grand Theft Auto IV
The Lost and Damned


Alderney is a state to the west of all the Liberty City boroughs. It possesses 9 out of the Metro Area's 65 neighbourhoods. The only appearances of Alderney are in Grand Theft Auto IV and The Lost and Damned. Although Alderney is an independent state, it appears only a little bigger than Algonquin, which is a borough; there may be more of the state which is simply omitted so that the state can form an island (a practice seen in every GTA game since Grand Theft Auto: Vice City).

Overview

"Alderney - "Industrial wasteland meets suburban hell."

If Algonquin is the privileged child of the Liberty City family, then Alderney is most definitely the retarded younger brother -- an endless sea of run-down homes peppered with phallus-like smokestacks thrusting into the sickly clouds above. Simply put? Nobody wants to live in Alderney, and those that are unfortunate enough to live in the district desperately want to get out."

The State of Alderney is a small state located west of Liberty City in Grand Theft Auto IV, largely dominated by Alderney City based on New Jersey's Hudson County with the exception of the areas of Tudor, Leftwood, and a small part of Alderney City which are based on areas of neighboring counties Union County, Bergen County, and Essex County respectively.

Though it is considered an independent state from Liberty City, the LCPD patrols the area. It is implied to be part of a state called Guernsey (the name given to Jersey City in the original Grand Theft Auto 1 version of Liberty City), judging by dialogue with members of the Pegorino Family. Oddly, in-game TV programs refer to Alderney as "The Independent State of Alderney", suggesting it is a state and not a city. Most Libertonians hate Alderney ("Nobody wants to live in Alderney.").

Defined as "Strip malls and condos", Alderney is a run-down industrial dockland area, home to the Sprunk plant, businessman Phil Bell, and media company Our Own Reality. The area is dotted with small suburban areas and oil refineries. Alderney is also the base of operations for the Pegorino Family, a minor mafia family whose leader is looking to receive a seat in the Liberty City mafia council. The lower docks of Alderney contains lots of shipwrecks lined on the map with white shapes.

Alderney is a neighboring island to Jersey in the English Channel, hence the name "Alderney" replacing "New Jersey" in the GTA IV canon.

Alderney does not appear in Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars. In Grand Theft Auto IV, Alderney is unlocked after completing the mission Three Leaf Clover for Patrick McReary. In The Lost and Damned, Alderney is unlocked from the beginning, as the main base of The Lost Brotherhood is located in the state.

Transportation

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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.

Bridges

Highways

Tunnels

Streets

Public Services in Alderney

Police Departments

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

Hospitals

Fire Departments

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

Places of Interest in Alderney


Notable Residents

Notorious Gangs in Alderney

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The Lost, the major biker gang in Alderney

Businesses in Alderney

Cities

Alderney is largely based on Hudson County, New Jersey, with parts of Bergen (Leftwood/Englewood) and Union (Tudor/Elizabeth) Counties as well.

Trivia

  • Elizabeth of York and Queen Elizabeth I were members of the Tudor dynasty, hence 'Tudor' county substituting for 'Elizabeth'. Normandy is a region on the French north coast -- compare Bayonne, on the French south coast.