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[[File:Berchem (From Bear St.).png|thumb|300px|Berchem, Alderney as seen on Bear St.]]
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|games = [[Grand Theft Auto IV]], [[The Lost and Damned]]
 
|name = Berchem
 
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|state = [[Alderney]]
 
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'''Berchem''' is an affluent, primarily residential city in [[Alderney]].
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'''Berchem''' is a ten-block neighborhood in [[Alderney]]. It is located in within the center of Alderney, bordered by [[Asahara Rd]] & [[Koresh SQ]] in the northeast ([[Alderney City]]), Mueri St in the southeast ([[Normandy]]), and Edison Ave to the South ([[Acter]]).
  
Berchem stretches from south-western [[Alderney City]] down through western Alderney until it merges with the [[Acter]] district. The major thoroughfare through Berchem is Vitullo Avenue, which adjoins [[Koresh Square]] in Alderney City, and travels south through Berchem's residential locales terminating at the intersection with Hardtack Avenue at the [[Acter]] boundaries. The areas of Berchem nearby [[Alderney City]] share the bustling atmosphere and urban make-up of this neighbouring district. Further south, affluent apartment buildings, such as [[The Skyline Condominiums]], reside above classy stores along the busy thoroughfare of Vitullo Avenue. Berchem is one of Liberty City's wealthier locations.
 
  
Both Alderney's [[TW@ Internet Café]] and Fire Station are located in the Berchem district along Vitullo Avenue.
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==Character==
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Berchem is a mixed residential and commercial neighborhood. A lot of the homes in the neighborhood are low-rise apartment buildings. North Berchem shares the bustling atmosphere and urban make-up of neighboring [[Alderney City]]. South Berchem contains affluent apartment buildings and classy stores that spans along the busy thoroughfare of Vitullo Avenue. Berchem is also one of Alderney's wealthy neighborhoods following [[Westdyke]].
  
In real life, Berchem is [[wp:North Bergen|North Bergen]].
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==Influences==
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Berchem contains elements of [[wp:North_Bergen,_New_Jersey|North Bergen]] and [[wp:Hoboken,_New_Jersey|Hoboken]], [[wp:New_Jersey|New Jersey]]. Berchem's name could have been derived from the [[wp:Berchem|Berchem district]] of [[wp:Antwerp,_Belgium|Antwerp, Belgium]], which neighbors the [[wp:Hoboken,_Antwerp|Hoboken district of Antwerp]], which New Jersey's Hoboken was once believed to have its name come from.
  
==Public Transport==
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===Landmarks===
Berchem is connected to the [[Plumbers Skyway]] by a freeway entrance along Aspdin Drive.
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* 551 Observer Highway ([[The Skyline Condominiums|The Skyline]]) – Located in [[wp:Hoboken,_New_Jersey|Hoboken]], [[wp:New_Jersey|New Jersey]]. In game, it's located on Vitullo Ave & Kemeny St.
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* 530 Hudson St ([http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3019/2607384998_82a3046c1a.jpg| Edwin A. Stevens Hall] of the [[wp:Stevens_Institute_of_Technology|Stevens Institute of Technology]]) – Located in [[wp:Hoboken,_New_Jersey|Hoboken]], [[wp:New_Jersey|New Jersey]]. In game, it's located on Vitullo Ave, between Kemeny St & Berners Rd, and spans between the Acter and Berchem borders.
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* 125 Broad Street ([http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/30/HerschTower.JPG| Hersch Tower]) – In reality, it's actually located in [[wp:Elizabeth,_New_Jersey|Elizabeth]], [[wp:New_Jersey|New Jersey]]. In game, it's located on [[Babbage Drive]].
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* 1145 East Jersey Street (Albender Building) – In reality, it's actually located in [[wp:Elizabeth,_New_Jersey|Elizabeth]], [[wp:New_Jersey|New Jersey]]. In game, it's located on [[Babbage Drive]].
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* 1155 East Jersey Street (Amber Court Of Elizabeth) – In reality, it's actually located in [[wp:Elizabeth,_New_Jersey|Elizabeth]], [[wp:New_Jersey|New Jersey]]. In game, it's located on [[Babbage Drive]].
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==Transportation==
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===Streets===
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The list of streets that runs through Berchem are:
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* [[Aspdin Drive|Aspdin Dr]]
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* Kemeny St
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* Vitullo Ave
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* Cockerell Ave
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* Drebbel
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* Farnsworth Rd
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* [[Babbage Drive]]
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* Fleming St
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* Mueri St
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* Bear St
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===Highways===
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* [[Plumbers Skyway]]
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The Plumbers Skyway can be entered or exited in Berchem from Aspdin Dr, between Cockerell Ave and Kemeny St. If driving in the right lane, from the Leftwood's direction, an exit cannot be made here, but it can in the opposite lane, driving from Tudor's direction.
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==Points Of Interest==
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* [[TW@|Tw@ Internet Café]]
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* [[Berchem Fire Department]]
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==Trivia==
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* Restaurants such as [[Cluckin Bell]], [[Pizza This]], and [[Wigwam Burger|Wigwam]] can be seen in Berchem, but are inaccessible to players in the game.
  
 
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Revision as of 01:40, 7 October 2009

File:Berchem (From Bear St.).png
Berchem, Alderney as seen on Bear St.

Berchem is a ten-block neighborhood in Alderney. It is located in within the center of Alderney, bordered by Asahara Rd & Koresh SQ in the northeast (Alderney City), Mueri St in the southeast (Normandy), and Edison Ave to the South (Acter).


Character

Berchem is a mixed residential and commercial neighborhood. A lot of the homes in the neighborhood are low-rise apartment buildings. North Berchem shares the bustling atmosphere and urban make-up of neighboring Alderney City. South Berchem contains affluent apartment buildings and classy stores that spans along the busy thoroughfare of Vitullo Avenue. Berchem is also one of Alderney's wealthy neighborhoods following Westdyke.

Influences

Berchem contains elements of North Bergen and Hoboken, New Jersey. Berchem's name could have been derived from the Berchem district of Antwerp, Belgium, which neighbors the Hoboken district of Antwerp, which New Jersey's Hoboken was once believed to have its name come from.

Landmarks

Transportation

Streets

The list of streets that runs through Berchem are:

Highways

The Plumbers Skyway can be entered or exited in Berchem from Aspdin Dr, between Cockerell Ave and Kemeny St. If driving in the right lane, from the Leftwood's direction, an exit cannot be made here, but it can in the opposite lane, driving from Tudor's direction.

Points Of Interest

Trivia