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 a has a very large population of Eastern European immigrants such as Russians, Polish, Ukrainians, Serbs, and Albanians.
Niko Bellic's first home and safehouse is in his cousin Roman's apartment in Hove Beach.
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, neighbouring Brighton. The two, having city status, are officially known as Brighton and Hove. Hove is also a nickname of Jay-Z, who hails from Brooklyn.
People and places of interest
During the first leg of GTA IV, Niko's aforementioned cousin, Roman Bellic operates a taxi depot at Cisco Street and Iroquois Street, which would later be destroyed during "Roman's Sorrow". Aside Roman, Vladimir Glebov owned a bar in the neighborhood. Mikhail Faustin and his partner, Dimitri Rascalov control a large part of Hove Beach, as Russian Mafia presence is high.
In addition to serving as the location for the player's first safehouse in in GTA IV, Hove Beach contains other 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.
- Russian gangsters would attack the player if they are provoked with either fists or firearms as they are members of the Russian Mafia.
- The DF8-90 can be found in Hove Beach when wanted for the Stevie's Car Thefts. The vehicle can be found parked in a parking lot underneath the Hove Beach Train Station, next to the Amusement Park. The street in which it can be found on is Crockett Avenue.
- Hove Beach is mentioned once in GTA V. Trevor mentions to Oscar Guzman during one of the ground arms trafficking missions that he plans to get guns from Hove Beach to Vespucci Beach.
Mohawk Avenue, located under a stretch of the 3/8 Broker Line, serves as one of Hove Beach's major thoroughfares.
The Broker safehouse.
The Perestroika club.
Roman's original taxi depot prior to "Roman's Sorrow".