Last modified on 27 April 2012, at 13:19

Beechwood City

Beechwood City (buildings in foreground) as viewed to the northwest from over its eastern shoreline.

Beechwood City is the most north-easterly neighborhood in Broker, Liberty City (the neighborhood is often mistakenly considered to be in Dukes). The neighborhood is home to a large Jamaican population. It is bordered by Lynch Street to the northeast (Willis and Meadow Hills); the Algonquin-Dukes Expressway to the northwest (Cerveza Heights); Wenrohronon Avenue to the west (Schottler); the Broker-Dukes Expressway to the south (South Slopes); an unnamed body of water to the southeast; and Saratoga Avenue to the east (Francis International Airport). It is based on Bushwick, Brooklyn.

Character

The neighborhood contains a mix of land use zones, due largely in part to its geographical location. Urban parts of the district can be found in the western part (near the South Slopes border), around the Homebrew Café and the Broker-Dukes Expressway, which is a major thoroughfare bordering its east side. The northern part of Beechwood City, through which the Algonquin-Dukes Expressway passes, as well as the eastern part (near the airport) are primarily rural in nature. Finally, the southern part rests along the shoreline and features a rocky beach.

Although the exact location of this radio station is unknown, the DJ on Massive B Radio reports that his station is based in Beechwood City just before airing the song "The Real McCoy". For being home to an Afro-Caribbean population, Beechwood is also the center of operations for the Hillside Posse Yardies gang.

Points of interest

Beechwood City is the setting of the Homebrew Café at the intersection of Tutelo Avenue and the Broker-Dukes Expressway. The café is popular among Jamaican locals and is the only place in Liberty City where the player can interactively partake in a game of pool. Beechwood City also houses a Burger Shot outlet on Carson Street (just east of its intersection with the Algonquin-Dukes expressway), and a car wash, also on Tutelo Avenue, north of the Homebrew Café. The Burger Shot is also a popular hangout of The Angels of Death.

Transportation

The Liberty City Subway does not serve Beechwood City. However, three stations are within close proximity to the neighborhood. Residents in northern Beechwood City may choose to board at either Huntington Street (Cerveza Heights) or Lynch Street (Meadow Hills/Willis border), while those in the southern part can access the subway at Schottler station (which is really located in South Slopes).

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