Steinway is a large neighborhood located in the northwestern part of Dukes. It is bordered on the north by Dukes Bay; to the west by Franklin Street (the Humboldt River); to the south by the East Borough Bridge, Harrison Street, and Morris Street and to the southeast by Yorktown Avenue (East Island City; and to the east by Dukes Boulevard, Hewes Street, and the Dukes Bay Bridge (Meadows Park).
As an added note, the word "Stein" is German for "Stone", so literally Steinway is German for Stoneway.
Steinway is a heavily urbanized area with copious amount of parkland. Steinway Park takes up the entire western portion of the neighborhood (from Concord Avenue to Franklin Street/the Humboldt River). All of the land north of Dukes Drive is also reserved as greenspace known as Gantry Park, and a cemetery. Central Steinway is home to a slew of private houses, complete with their own garages, as well as a few apartment buildings. Finally, the Steinway Projects, the only housing project in Dukes, can be found in the eastern area of the neighborhood. Steinway is turf to the Irish mob.
Points of interest
- The Steinway Beer Garden can be found within the neighborhood, near the intersection of Morris Street and Ticonderaga Avenue.
- Steinway Park is located between Concord Ave and Franklin St in the neighbourhood.
- Gantry Park is located on Dukes Drive in northern Steinway.
Steinway draws heavily from the northwestern neighborhoods of Queens, New York, such as Astoria and Long Island City. The Steinway Projects are almost undoubtedly a virtual representation of the Queensbridge Project in Long Island City, while Steinway Park and Gantry Park are replications of Astoria Park and Gantry Plaza State Park, respectively. The name of the neighborhood bear similarities to several locations bearing the name in Astoria, including Steinway Village (an incorporated village of Queens), Steinway Street, and the Steinway Piano Company, which was founded and manufactured in Astoria.
The Liberty City Subway has a stop at the intersection of Dukes Boulevard and Morris Street (at the border with East Island City); however, it is closed for maintenance, so it is not in service. The closest in-service LTA station is Huntington Street, in Cerveza Heights.
- Steinway Park (GTA4) (northeastwards).jpg
Steinway Park, as viewed to the northeast from the Humboldt River.
- Gantry Park (GTA4) (southwards).jpg
Gantry Park, as viewed to the south. Note the gantries bear large painted words reading "East Island".