Hove Beach is a neighborhood in southern Broker, Liberty City. It is bordered to the northeast by the Algonquin-Dukes Expressway (South Slopes); to the north by Gibson Street (Outlook); to the northwest by Cisco Street and Delaware Avenue (East Hook); to the west by the Humboldt River; to the south by Crockett Avenue (Firefly Island); and to the east by Onondaga Avenue (Firefly Projects). It is the biggest neighborhood in Broker and has a very large population of Eastern European immigrants.
Hove Beach is based off of Brooklyn's Brighton Beach neighborhood, known for its Eastern European population. This is in reference to Hove, England's proximity to, and relationship with, neighboring Brighton. The two, having city status, are officially known as Brighton and Hove.
People and places of interest
Aside from Niko's aforementioned cousin, Roman Bellic, Vladimir Glebov owned a bar in the neighborhood. Mikhail Faustin and his partner, Dimitri Rascalov could of controlled a large part of Hove Beach, as Dimitri takes Niko to threaten a shop owner for not cutting them in on the profits of the pornography he is making.
In addition to containing the first savehouse in the game, Hove Beach contains several places of interest. The Perestroika cabaret club is located in the northern end of the neighborhood, on Tulsa Street. Mohawk Ave, one of the neighborhood's main drags, is home to a Russian-owned clothing store at its intersection with Bart Street. Also on Mohawk Avenue are the neighborhood's police precinct (at Oakley Street), Vladimir Glebov's Comrades Bar at Mohawk Avenue (across the road from the safehouse), and The 69th Street Diner also at the Bart Street intersection.
Access points to the Broker Bridge, either on foot or in a road vehicle, are located within Hove Beach. The stairway leading up to the walkway on the bridge is connected to a block in Hove Beach directly under the bridge between Iroquois Avenue and Mohawk Avenue. Vehicle onramps to and from the bridge are situated at Oneida Avenue, just south from Outlook.
The Liberty City Subway serves the neighborhood. The eponymous station is located at the intersection of Wappinger Avenue and Crockett Avenue. The 3/8 Broker Line serves the station, providing service to Francis International Airport and Algonquin.