Alderney

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CITY
Alderney
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Alderney Map
Appearance(s): Grand Theft Auto IV
GTA: The Lost and Damned
GTA: The Ballad of Gay Tony
State: Alderney State


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."

- Description of Alderney in the instruction manual of Grand Theft Auto IV

Overview

The State of Alderney is a state located west of Liberty City that is featured in Grand Theft Auto IV and its expansions. Due to hardware limitations of the Nintendo DS, Alderney was omitted from Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars. Alderney is composed of 10 of the metropolitan area's 65 neighborhoods, ranging from heavy industrial towns in the south, lower- to middle-class residential and urban areas within the center, and upper-class suburban towns in the north. Alderney, being its own state, is independent from Liberty State, however it appears only a little larger than the borough of Algonquin in-game; 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). At the start of Grand Theft Auto IV, Alderney, along with Algonquin, is closed off by bridges and tunnels due to threats of terrorist attack; it is, however, accessible from the start in The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony. Alderney is unlocked after completing the mission Three Leaf Clover. Alderney is a representation of northern New Jersey.

Crime

Crime and corruption are no less common in Alderney than in Liberty City. The Pegorino Family and Korean Mob conduct organised crime from Alderney, and Mafia families from Liberty City, such as the Ancelottis and Pavanos also run operations there. Alderney chapters of The Lost, 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 in LCPD vehicles.

Gangs of Alderney

Food & Drink

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

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

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

Places of interest in Alderney

Notable Residents

Businesses in Alderney

Neighborhoods

Trivia

  • Alderney is a neighboring island to Jersey in the English Channel, hence the name "Alderney" replacing "New Jersey" in the GTA IV canon.
  • 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.
  • Elizabeth of York and Queen Elizabeth I were members of the Tudor dynasty, hence 'Tudor' county substituting for New Jersey's Elizabeth county.
  • Normandy is the name of a region on the French north coast -- compare Bayonne, on the French south coast.
  • 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 neighbouring Channel Island to Jersey, just as Alderny 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.