Berchem

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Berchem, Alderney, as seen on Bear St in GTA IV.

Berchem is a ten-block neighborhood in Alderney. It is located in within the center of Alderney, bordered by Asahara Road and Koresh Square 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.

Points of interest

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.

Stevie's Car Thefts

In Berchem one of the 30 vehicles which are needed for the thefts is located in this area. The vehicle is a unique Sultan. It has a darker shade of blue and the rims are carbon black, which you cannot find on the streets. The car is parked on a driveway in front of a very big green house which is next to the exit from the Plumbers Skyway. The street on which the house and the car is located is called Aspdin Drive.

Trivia