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Encyclopedia > Liberty City (fictional)
A Times Square look-alike in the Liberty City district of Bedford Point, Staunton, as depicted in Grand Theft Auto III.
A Times Square look-alike in the Liberty City district of Bedford Point, Staunton, as depicted in Grand Theft Auto III.

Liberty City is a fictional city in Rockstar Games' hit computer and video game series Grand Theft Auto, which is loosely based on New York City. There are two known versions of the city: Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x1024, 417 KB) Summary A play of Times Square in southern Bedford Point, Staunton, Liberty City, in the computer and video game Grand Theft Auto III. Licensing: Fair use for Grand Theft Auto III Displays a specific element of the game. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x1024, 417 KB) Summary A play of Times Square in southern Bedford Point, Staunton, Liberty City, in the computer and video game Grand Theft Auto III. Licensing: Fair use for Grand Theft Auto III Displays a specific element of the game. ... Times Square, named after the one-time headquarters of The New York Times, is a neighborhood in the borough of Manhattan, New York City, which centers on 42nd Street and Broadway. ... Grand Theft Auto III, or GTA III, is a video game developed by DMA Design, published by Rockstar Games in October 2001 for the PlayStation 2 video game console, May 2002 for Windows-based PCs, and in November 2003 for the Xbox video game console. ... The Three Graces, here in a painting by Sandro Botticelli, were the goddesses of charm, beauty, nature, human creativity and fertility in Greek mythology. ... Sydney, Australia at Night. ... Rockstar Games is the umbrella name for video game development studios acquired by the game publisher Take Two Interactive. ... For the list, see list of computer and video games. ... Post-GTA2 design of the Grand Theft Auto logo Grand Theft Auto (GTA) is a computer and video game series created and developed by Scottish developer Rockstar North (formerly DMA Design), published by Rockstar Games and debuted in 1998. ... Nickname: The Big Apple Official website: City of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area Total 468. ...

As both versions, Liberty City is primarily depicted as a large city with a sizable population, featuring a complete transportation infrastructure of roads and railways, and is located on a geographical configuration of shorelines and islands, similar to that of New York City. The city has been described as one suffering from crime and corruption, with the presence of organized crime, feuding street gangs, petty criminals, and rampant misconduct among city officials and law enforcement. Parts of Liberty City have also suffered major damage and loss from bombings, which are depicted as being orchestrated by local criminals. Some of these damages, however, have been repaired or resulted in complete redevelopment of an entire area. Grand Theft Auto (GTA) is a computer and video game created by DMA Design (now Rockstar North) and published by ASC Games in 1998. ... Grand Theft Auto III, or GTA III, is a video game developed by DMA Design, published by Rockstar Games in October 2001 for the PlayStation 2 video game console, May 2002 for Windows-based PCs, and in November 2003 for the Xbox video game console. ... Grand Theft Auto Advance is a video game by Rockstar Games, released on October 26, 2004 for the Game Boy Advance. ... The Game Boy Advance (often shortened to GBA) is a handheld video game console developed, manufactured and marketed by Nintendo. ... Multiangle shots of a PSP The PlayStation Portable (officially PSP), a handheld game console, is a product of Sony Computer Entertainment. ... Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is the fifth video game in the Grand Theft Auto series. ... A scene from the popular machinima series Red vs Blue. ... Organized crime is crime carried out systematically by formal criminal organizations. ...


Together with GTA, Liberty City is the most frequently featured fictional setting in the GTA series (Not including the London expansion packs for the original GTA, Liberty City was featured in four out of seven GTA games). Grand Theft Auto Mission Pack #1: London, 1969 is a mission pack, or expansion pack, to Grand Theft Auto. ...


Liberty City is also located on the same fictional earth as Vice City and San Andreas in Grand Theft Auto. The same applies for the Grand Theft Auto III version and the locations from the Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas prequels, although San Andreas was featured as a three-city state in San Andreas, as opposed to a single city. Post-GTA2 design of the Grand Theft Auto logo Grand Theft Auto (GTA) is a computer and video game series created and developed by Scottish developer Rockstar North (formerly DMA Design), published by Rockstar Games and debuted in 1998. ... Vice City is a fictional city in the Grand Theft Auto series that is loosely based on Miami, Florida. ... The state of San Andreas San Andreas is a fictional location in the Grand Theft Auto (GTA) series of video games. ... Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (released in October 2002) is the fourth video game in the hit Grand Theft Auto series. ...

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Grand Theft Auto III rendition

Overview

The map of Liberty City, as depicted in Grand Theft Auto III. Left to right: Shoreside Vale, Staunton Island, and Portland Island
The map of Liberty City, as depicted in Grand Theft Auto III. Left to right: Shoreside Vale, Staunton Island, and Portland Island

In Grand Theft Auto III, Liberty City, circa late-autumn 2001, is often referred to as "the worst place in America" by in-game literature, for its rampant crime and corruption; gang wars, theft, and murder are endemic to everyday life to the point where police intervention has become nearly negligible.[1][2] Liberty City is also located on the same fictional earth as Vice City and the state of San Andreas - the locations of GTA: Vice City and GTA: San Andreas, respectively. The city is located next to Carcer City, which was featured in Manhunt, another video game developed by Rockstar Games. Little is known about Liberty City's early history, although dialog exists in GTA III claiming that the city was "a church, a cow pasture and three houses when the telephone was invented",[3] and a map of the city provided in the packaging of Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories shows that the city was celebrating its 200th anniversary in 1998. The city is home to a large number of ethnic groups and contains several references of New York City's diverse demographics,[4] while the population of the city is given at 4 million.citation required Image File history File links Download high resolution version (933x762, 14 KB) Summary In-game map of Liberty City (Grand Theft Auto III rendition). ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (933x762, 14 KB) Summary In-game map of Liberty City (Grand Theft Auto III rendition). ... Grand Theft Auto III, or GTA III, is a video game developed by DMA Design, published by Rockstar Games in October 2001 for the PlayStation 2 video game console, May 2002 for Windows-based PCs, and in November 2003 for the Xbox video game console. ... OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXx Autumn (also fall in North American English) is one of the four temperate seasons, the transition from summer into winter. ... This article is about the 2003 game, for the two DOS adventure games by Sierra please see Manhunter (game) Manhunt is a violent and controversial video game released by Rockstar Games in November 2003. ... A church building (or simply church) is a building used in Christian worship. ... Pastureland Pasture is land with lush herbaceous vegetation cover used for grazing of ungulates as part of a farm or ranch. ...

The mayor of Liberty City, as of 2001, is Miles O'Donovan,[5] although his first name was not revealed until Liberty City Stories. O'Donovan was preceded by Roger C. Hole, who was assassinated during his jog in 1998 by Toni Cipriani in Liberty City Stories, under orders from local Mafia Don Salvatore Leone. The death of Hole forced an election that would eventually lead to O'Donovan's victory, although it was also revealed that media mogul Donald Love was campaigning (unfairly) as a candidate in the elections. A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger,greater) is the politician who serves as chief executive official of some types of municipalities. ...

Boroughs

The city is divided into three areas, or "boroughs", which in turn are separated into districts and neighborhoods. While the boroughs are different from one another, each borough houses one hospital, one police station and one fire station, with the former two serving as local respawn points in an event the player dies or is arrested, respectively. Note that bolded text in this section denote the names of the city's districts. A borough is a local government administrative subdivision used in the Canadian province of Quebec, in some states of the United States, and formerly in New Zealand. ... In computer and video games, especially first-person shooters, spawning is the in-game creation of an entity, for instance a player character, non-player character (NPC), or an item. ...


Portland

A rainy afternoon in the industrial district of Portland Island, with the Portland El in the foreground.
A rainy afternoon in the industrial district of Portland Island, with the Portland El in the foreground.

Based on the industrial area of New York City and northeastern New Jersey, Portland mostly resembles the run-down areas of New Jersey and Brooklyn that are located directly outside of Manhattan. In GTA III, Portland consists of an island at the eastern end of city limits. While Portland Island is known as a primarily industrial portion of the city, focused on varied industries and shipping,[6] a sizable residential and commercial population does reside in the island, as the majority of the island is occupied by several non-industrial districts. Much of the island's industrial population is concentrated towards Trenton at the south of the island, and is within a short driving distance to Portland Harbor and Atlantic Quays, which serves as seaports to the island and the city.[7] Non-industrial properties tend to reside towards the north and west sides of the island. Portland also operates an elevated train service that runs within the island. Image File history File links GTAIII_Portland. ... Image File history File links GTAIII_Portland. ... Official language(s) None defined, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 47th 22,608 km² 110 km 240 km 14. ... Main article: New York City A map of New York City, highlighting Brooklyn. ... The Borough of Manhattan, highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... Seaport, a painting by Claude Lorrain, 1638 The Port of Wellington at night. ...


Chinatown, located northwest from the industrial districts, houses a Chinese-American population, with Chinese-owned commercial, industrial and residential property evident in the district; some of these properties are also believed to be controlled by the local Triads. The Saint Mark's district, located on a steep terrain north from Portland Harbor, is home to an Italian-American population, and is currently controlled by at least two Mafia families: the Leones and the Forellis. As the Triads and Mafia are enemies to each other, skirmishes between members from the Triad and the Mafia occur frequently in areas bordering Chinatown and Saint Mark's. A Chinese American is an American who is of ethnic Chinese descent. ... It has been suggested that Gangs of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas be merged into this article or section. ... An Italian-American is an American of Italian descent either born in America or someone who has immigrated. ... The Mafia, also referred to in Italian as Cosa Nostra, which is literally Our Thing in the Italian language, is a organized criminal secret society which evolved in mid-19th century Sicily. ... It has been suggested that Gangs of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Gangs of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas be merged into this article or section. ...

A evening in Chinatown, Portland. Liberty City Triad members are also depicted, donning blue boiler suits and black bandanas.
A evening in Chinatown, Portland. Liberty City Triad members are also depicted, donning blue boiler suits and black bandanas.

Other districts of interest include the Red Light District, just west of Saint Mark's, which serves as a prime location for strip clubs and pornography-related businesses. Hepburn Heights, located north to the Red Light District, is home to several apartment projects, and is also home to the Puerto Rican Diablos street gang. Harwood, located on the northern end of the island, is mostly underdeveloped, with only a few buildings (including the Head Radio broadcast station), a vehicle compactor, and the Porter Tunnel's Portland entrance/exit. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x1024, 449 KB) Summary An evening in Chinatown, Portland, Liberty City, in the computer and video game Grand Theft Auto III. Licensing: Fair use for Grand Theft Auto III Displays a specific element of the game. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x1024, 449 KB) Summary An evening in Chinatown, Portland, Liberty City, in the computer and video game Grand Theft Auto III. Licensing: Fair use for Grand Theft Auto III Displays a specific element of the game. ... It has been suggested that Gangs of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas be merged into this article or section. ... The De Wallen red-light district in Amsterdam. ... For the book or movie Striptease see Striptease (book) and Striptease (movie) A striptease is a performance, usually a dance, in which the performer gradually removes their clothing for the purposes of sexually arousing the audience, usually performed in nightclubs. ... Pornographic movies Pornography (from Greek πορνογραφία pornographia — literally writing about or drawings of prostitutes) (also informally referred to as porn, pr0n, or porno) is the representation of the human body or human sexual behaviour with the goal of sexual arousal, similar to, but distinct from, erotica, though the two terms are... A local authority tower block in Cwmbrân, South Wales Public housing or project homes is a form of housing tenure in which the property is owned by a government authority, which may be central or local. ... It has been suggested that Gangs of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas be merged into this article or section. ... Head Radio is a radio station in Liberty City. ... A compactor is a machine or mechanism used to reduce the size of waste material. ...


The remaining districts of Portland Island are sparsely inhabited: Callahan Point (also known as Waterfront Promenade [8]) is located under and around the foot of the Callahan Bridge, which links Portland Island and Staunton Island; Portland Beach is an empty cliff-side beach located east of Saint's Mark; while Portland View consists of a tract of land and a stretch of road between Portland Harbor and Chinatown. Old platforms and train cars of a railway line are also found in eastern Harwood, as well as a tunnel running under the Saint Mark's district, which directly links Harwood with Portland Harbor. Portland Rock, a small island housing a lighthouse, may also be seen east of Portland Beach. The Peggys Point lighthouse in Nova Scotia, Canada An aid for navigation and pilotage at sea, a lighthouse is a tower building or framework sending out light from a system of lamps and lenses or, in older times, from a fire. ...


The "Portland Beach" area was created to look like the beachy areas in and around New York: Coney Island in Brooklyn, Sandy Hook and Fire Island, which are near the shores of Staten Island and Long Island, respectively. "Chinatown", obviously enough, takes its inspiration from the Manhattan neighborhood of the same name, as "Trenton" takes its inspiration from New Jersey's capital city: it represents Trenton as well as any of New Jersey's several other industrial urban cities, such as Newark or Paterson. The "Red Light District" resembles Manhattan's 42nd Street of the 1980s. Image of Coney Island (middle left of picture) taken by NASA. The peninsula at right is Rockaway, Queens. ... Main article: New York City A map of New York City, highlighting Brooklyn. ... Sandy Hook from the top of Twin Lights Lighthouse, Highlands, NJ. Sandy Hook is a narrow coastal spit of land, approximately 6 miles in length and 0. ... Fire Island Fire Island is a barrier island, approximately 30 mi (48 km) long and 0. ... Staten Island lies to the southwest of the rest of New York City. ... Mercator projection of Long Island Long Island is an island in New York, at 1,377 square miles (3567 km²) the largest island in the continental United States, and with 7. ... Motto: Nickname: Map Political Statistics Founded c. ... Skyline of downtown Newark as seen from the Newark Bay Bridge. ... The skyline of Paterson, New Jersey, showing the canyon of the Passaic River in the foreground. ... Main article: Transportation in New York City 42nd Street, NYC 42nd Street is a major crosstown street in the New York City borough of Manhattan, known for its theaters, especially near the intersection with Broadway at Times Square. ... The 1980s decade refers to the years from 1980 to 1989, inclusive. ...


Staunton

Downtown Staunton, as seen from an airport runway in Shoreside Vale's Francis International
Downtown Staunton, as seen from an airport runway in Shoreside Vale's Francis International

Located on an island between Portland Island and Shoreside Vale, and based on the commercial area of New York City, Staunton most resembles the tourist areas and central business districts of Manhattan as well as urban shopping areas in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island. The name is an obvious play on the real-life borough of the city Staten Island and business-oriented areas of urban New Jersey such as Newark, Hoboken, or Jersey City. Staunton Island is depicted as Liberty City's upscale central business district or city center, housing the largest cluster of commercial and residential skyscrapers in the entire city. Taller skyscrapers are concentrated towards the south of the island, while low-rises and several of the city's major institutions (Stuanton's hospital, sports stadium and university) are concentrated towards the north. Image File history File links GTAIII_Staunton. ... Image File history File links GTAIII_Staunton. ... The central business district of Melbourne, Australia. ... Queens Borough in New York City, in yellow Queens is the largest in area and second most populous of the five boroughs of New York City. ... Staten Island lies to the southwest of the rest of New York City. ... Image of Hoboken taken by NASA (red line shows where Hoboken is). ... The skyline of Jersey City, as seen from Lower New York Bay. ... Taipei 101, considered the worlds tallest skyscraper. ...


The commercial core of the island is located within the south Staunton skyscraper districts of Torrington (to the east) and Bedford Point (to the west). The tallest and largest building in Staunton (and the city) is depicted to be owned by the Jefferson St. Credit Union, which is connected to two other large commercial buildings owned by FCB Bank and AMCO via skyways; all three buildings are located within the district of Torrington.[9] Aside skyscrapers, Torrington also boasts a Yakuza-controlled casino at the southeast, largely in control by Yazuka gang members, and the Staunton branch and overall headquarters of the Liberty City Police Department (LCPD) complete with a helipad; Bedford Point houses the city's cathedral, opera house,[10] art gallery,[11] a Times Square-themed street, an Empire State Building look-alike that dominates the district, and the Love Media building, the workplace and home of Donald Love. Several neoclassic-styled municipal buildings are also located within the two districts, which are nameless in-game, although one of the buildings located near the northern end of Torrington is suggested in the official GTA III website to be city hall,[12] while another building on the northeast end of Bedford Point is described as "town hall" [13] upon inspection of the game's internal data files. Based on the locations of the city's landmarks and spoofs within the both districts, it may be concluded that Torrington is possibly based on Lower Manhattan, while Bedford Point is possibly based on Midtown Manhattan. This article is about elevated footbridges. ... It has been suggested that Gangs of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas be merged into this article or section. ... A cathedral is a Christian church building, specifically of a denomination with an episcopal hierarchy, such as the Anglican, Roman Catholic and some Lutheran churches, which serves as the central church of a diocese, and thus as a bishops seat. ... An opera house is a building where operas are performed. ... The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. ... Times Square, named after the one-time headquarters of The New York Times, is a neighborhood in the borough of Manhattan, New York City, which centers on 42nd Street and Broadway. ... The Empire State Building, a 102-story contemporary Art Deco style building in New York City, was designed by Shreve, Lamb and Harmon and finished in 1931. ... A number of recurring characters appear during the various missions or cutscenes in the video game Grand Theft Auto III. Prominent characters are listed here in rough order of appearance. ... Lazienkowski Palace in Warsaw The neoclassical movement that produced Neoclassical architecture began in the mid-18th century, as a reaction against both the surviving Baroque and Rococo styles, and as a desire to return to the perceived purity of the arts of Rome, the more vague perception (ideal) of Ancient... In small towns, the town hall may also incorporate other functions, such as a post office. ... Woolworth Building, looking south along Broadway The Lower Manhattan skyline as viewed from Hoboken, New Jersey. ... View of Midtown from Empire State Building. ...

A foggy morning at Belleville Park, Staunton
A foggy morning at Belleville Park, Staunton

The Newport district, located south of Torrington, houses several apartments and businesses, boating docks, and a multistory car park; the district is also under the control of the local Jamaican Uptown Yardies. Bordering the west of Newport is the Belleville Park district, consisting of Belleville Park, a play of New York City's Central Park, and blocks of buildings surrounding the park, including a shopping mall. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x1024, 306 KB) Summary A foggy day in Belleville Park, Staunton, Liberty City, in the computer and video game Grand Theft Auto III. Licensing: Fair use for Grand Theft Auto III Displays a specific element of the game. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x1024, 306 KB) Summary A foggy day in Belleville Park, Staunton, Liberty City, in the computer and video game Grand Theft Auto III. Licensing: Fair use for Grand Theft Auto III Displays a specific element of the game. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... It has been suggested that Gangs of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas be merged into this article or section. ... A Central Park landscape Central Park (, ) is a large public, urban park (843 acres or 3. ...


Fort Staunton, located north of Newport, is largely depicted as an area in the process of demolishing blocks of old buildings and re-developing the entire property with the construction of Staunton Plaza. Panlantic Construction, a division of an American-Colombian business conglomerate in charge of the area's development, is suspected by the LCPD to be one of the many fronts for the Colombian Cartel,[14] and thus may explain the presence of Cartel members and gang cars in the area. It has been suggested that Gangs of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas be merged into this article or section. ...


The remaining districts towards the north house civic facilities and structures: The Aspatria district in the northwest houses the "Liberty Memorial Colessium" (or the Bush Stadium),[15] completed in 1923 and serves as the playing field for the Liberty City Cocks and Liberty City Beavers, both soccer teams,[16] and a waterfront park along its coastline; while the Liberty Campus district, located inland from the east of Aspartia, consists of campus blocks of the St. Matthias University (the facility was also dubbed Liberty City College).[17] Rockford at the northeast is an exception; while the district is primarily occupied by the Carson General Hospital, an arms dealing business owned by Phil, the one-armed bandit, is also operating on the northern tip of the district. Football (soccer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... A number of recurring characters appear during the various missions or cutscenes in the video game Grand Theft Auto III. Prominent characters are listed here in rough order of appearance. ...


"Aspatria" takes its inspiration from the Astoria section of Queens. "Liberty Campus" is a take-off on the typical Manhattan college campus, such as New York University (NYU) or Columbia University, while "Belleville Park" derives its name from the nearby Manhattan suburb of Belleville. Astoria, New York is a neighborhood in the northwestern part of Queens, New York. ... New York University (NYU) is a major research university in New York City. ... Columbia University is a private university in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City and a member of the Ivy League. ... Map of Belleville Township in Essex County Belleville is a Township located in Essex County, New Jersey. ...


Shoreside Vale

Shoreside Vale, looking towards the southwest at night
Shoreside Vale, looking towards the southwest at night

Based on the residential area of New York City, Shoreside Vale most resembles the farther away, more upper-class Long Island, Westchester, and New Jersey suburbs of New York City, as well as the more affluent neighborhoods in the city's outskirts, such as areas of Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island which are relatively far from Manhattan. Shoreside Vale is a hilly area of the city, located on the west-most side of Liberty City, and is the only part of the city located on the mainland, with the entire area attached to a large body of land that creeps towards the north of Portland Island. Image File history File links GTAIII_Shoreside_Vale. ... Image File history File links GTAIII_Shoreside_Vale. ... Mercator projection of Long Island Long Island is an island in New York, at 1,377 square miles (3567 km²) the largest island in the continental United States, and with 7. ... Westchester is the name of some places in the United States of America: Westchester, Los Angeles, California Westchester, Florida Westchester, Illinois Westchester County, New York There are also some places written West Chester: West Chester, Ohio West Chester, Pennsylvania This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other...


The area is the location of the Cedar Grove suburb (which takes its name directly from one of New York's Jersey suburbs) at the northeast, the Witchita Gardens housing projects at the east, the Pike Creek industrial district at the west, a dam (dubbed Cochrane Dam) at the northwest and the city's airport, Francis International, at the southwest, representing New York's three airports which are located on the outskirts of the urban city center and are closer to the suburbs than to the center of Manhattan. Cedar Grove is controlled by the Colombian Cartel, and Witchita Gardens is home to the Southside Hoods, consisting of the African-American Red Jacks and Purple Nines street gangs. Cedar Grove Township is a census-designated place and township located in Essex County, New Jersey. ... Scrivener Dam, in Canberra, Australia, was engineered to withstand a once-in-5000-years flood event A dam is a barrier across flowing water that obstructs, directs or retards the flow, often creating a reservoir, lake or impoundment. ... It has been suggested that Gangs of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Gangs of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas be merged into this article or section. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black), is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ...


Ghost Town

Dusk at Cochrane Dam, Shoreside Vale
Dusk at Cochrane Dam, Shoreside Vale

Although not technically part of the city, a "Ghost Town" seemingly located in Liberty City exists as a hidden sector of the game, used only once in the bank heist cutscene at start of the game's storyline. The Ghost Town is located behind Shoreside Vale, floats above the sea, is not solid and is reachable only by the Dodo airplane (which is considered difficult to fly), or by third party modifications, including one that creates a bridge linking the Ghost Town with the rest of the city. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x1024, 328 KB) Summary Cochrane Dam, Shoreside Vale, Liberty City, in the computer and video game Grand Theft Auto III. Licensing: Fair use for Grand Theft Auto III Displays a specific element of the game. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x1024, 328 KB) Summary Cochrane Dam, Shoreside Vale, Liberty City, in the computer and video game Grand Theft Auto III. Licensing: Fair use for Grand Theft Auto III Displays a specific element of the game. ... 2004 Banshee car modification for Grand Theft Auto: Vice City - replacement of original Banshee Mod or modification is a term generally applied to computer games, especially first-person shooters and real-time strategy games. ...


Transportation in and around boroughs

Like in the real-life New York metropolitan area and its surrounding communities, the three different boroughs of Liberty City are connected solely by tunnels and/or bridges, some of which were made unavailable for use during the duration of the storyline to prevent players from reaching other islands. A disused railway tunnel now converted to pedestrian and bicycle use, near Houyet, Belgium A tunnel is an underground passage. ... A log bridge A bridge is a structure built to span a gorge, valley, road, railroad track, river, body of water, or any other physical obstacle. ...


Bridges

The Callahan Bridge, linking the Portland and Staunton islands
The Callahan Bridge, linking the Portland and Staunton islands

Liberty City has two major bridges, each linking two boroughs: Callahan Bridge (also known as the West Port Bridge [18]) and the Shoreside Lift Bridge. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x1024, 285 KB) Summary Callahan Bridge, linking Portland Island and Staunton Island in Liberty City, in the computer and video game Grand Theft Auto III. Licensing: Fair use for Grand Theft Auto III Displays a specific element of the game. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x1024, 285 KB) Summary Callahan Bridge, linking Portland Island and Staunton Island in Liberty City, in the computer and video game Grand Theft Auto III. Licensing: Fair use for Grand Theft Auto III Displays a specific element of the game. ...


Callahan Bridge is a four lane (two lanes of roads for each direction) suspension bridge, connecting southwestern Portland Island with east-central Staunton Island. The bridge was destroyed by a bomb in late-2001 by the Colombian Cartel, as they kidnapped a prisoner, possibly to prevent the police from pursuing them as they headed back to Staunton Island. The bridge has since been repaired and is operational. While the damaged bridge mostly prevented players from crossing to Staunton, some players learnt that it is still possible to cross the damaged bridge on foot without utilizing cheat codes, by jumping between two strips of wiring (non-DivX AVI movie, 1.59 MB), thus not just gaining access to Staunton Island, but also Shoreside Vale via the Porter Tunnel, which is found initially blocked only at the Portland side.[19] A suspension bridge is a type of bridge that has been made since ancient times. ... Cheat codes are codes that can be entered into a video game to change the games behavior. ... This article is about the video codec DivX. For the pay-per-view DVD system, see DIVX. DivX® is a video codec created by DivX, Inc. ... AVI, an acronym for Audio Video Interleave, is a multimedia container format introduced by Microsoft in November 1992, as part of the Video for Windows technology. ...


The second bridge, known as the Shoreside Lift Bridge, is a large four lane lift bridge connecting southeast Shoreside Vale with the west side of central Staunton Island. Before players unlock access to Shoreside Vale, the bridge was out of order when mechanical failure prevented the lift from functioning. Like the Callahan Bridge, the Shoreside Lift Bridge has since been repaired and is operational. A lift bridge over the Erie Canal at Lockport. ...


Road tunnels

Liberty City has one major road tunnel system, dubbed Porter Tunnel, possibly based on the Holland Tunnel. The Porter Tunnel is a primarily four lane underground and underwater road tunnel (the Staunton Island tunnel exit consists of only one lane for each direction), which connects all boroughs in Liberty City: Portland via Harwood, Staunton via Rockford, and Shoreside Vale via Francis International and Wichita Gardens. The tunnel was initially inaccessible, citing that tunnel construction was still incomplete and had been delayed several times.[20][21][22] The tunnel would then be opened in phases: first with the segment linking Portland and Staunton, then the segment linking the Portland-Staunton exits to the Shoreside Vale exits. The Holland Tunnel, originally known as the Hudson River Vehicular Tunnel or the Canal Street Tunnel, is one of two highway tunnels under the Hudson River connecting the island of Manhattan with New Jersey on the mainland (the Lincoln Tunnel is the other one). ...


In Shoreside Vale, entrances to two addition road tunnels may also be found north of Cedar Grove and Cochrane Dam, respectively. The tunnels were inaccessible in GTA III, but in Liberty City Stories, it is revealed that the tunnels can be accessed and connects to each other at an underground T-junction. The tunnel that branches off is signposted as leading to "Upstate", but is inaccessible.


Rapid transit systems

In addition to road transportation, Liberty City has two subway and elevated train systems which run within the city. The inter-borough subway, an underground subway system that connects all three boroughs of the city, has stations at Portland (border between Chinatown, the Red Light District and Saint Mark's), Staunton (Liberty Campus and Bedford Point) and Shoreside Vale (Francis International); while Portland El, an elevated train service, runs its routes within Portland Island, with stations in Hepburn Heights, Chinatown, and Saint Mark's. The Portland El is claimed to have been introduced in 1930.[23] Metro and Subway redirect here. ...


Both systems are not directly connected to each other, and there is no transportation hub in which both trains networks may intersect. Each of the rapid transits' trains comes in either two or three cars, and run their lines 24 hours a day. No fare is charged for riding the trains, however, and there are no vending machines from which trains tickets can be purchased; this may be attributed to the game developer's limited efforts to include any additional features for both train services.


Additional screenshots

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories rendition

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories takes places in the same Liberty City as in Grand Theft Auto III. However, several changes may be noted, as the game's storyline takes place in 1998, three years before the events in GTA III.

Transportation status

Callahan Bridge and Porter Tunnel

In 1998, the city was depicted undergoing major changes in inter-borough road links. Callahan Bridge, which was expected to connect Staunton Island and Portland Island, was under construction, and was due to be completed at the same year. The Porter Tunnel was also seen as mostly under construction, but is revealed to have completed segments linking the Shoreside Vale exits. The segment linking Staunton was unfinished but was still accessible, as shown when Toni Cipriani is seen driving a van through the area to reach Fort Staunton in Staunton. Construction of the Portland segment, however, had yet to begin, as the area was still in the process of excavating a tunnel.


While no road links exist between Portland and Staunton, the inter-borough subway system was already connected to all three boroughs, allowing pedestrians to travel between the areas with fewer restriction.


Ferry services and strikes

Because road connections to Portland were unavailable, the island was initially accessible by car in ferries between Harwood, on the northwest end of Portland, and Rockford, on the northern end of Staunton. Two ferries travel alternately in opposite directions between the ferry terminals, and the service charges $25 for each one-way trip between the islands, as of 1998. The Pride of Burgundy, a P&O Ferries car ferry on the Dover-Calais route A ferry is a boat or a ship carrying passengers, and sometimes their vehicles, on scheduled services. ...


Protest and strikes by Liberty City ferry workers occurred in 1998 as a result of the bridge and tunnel construction, as their completion would more or less render ferry services obsolete and unnecessary.[24] The strikes shut down transit communication between boroughs for periods of time: Firstly between Portland Island and the rest of the city with the temporarily closure of ferry services, and lastly between Shoreside Vale and the rest of the city after the Portland protests failed and ferries resume operation, when unsatisfied remains of the group protested on the Shoreside Lift Bridge instead, disrupting bridge operations. The protests finally ended after newly elected Mayor O'Donnovan promised "There will always be a ferry service in Liberty City."


Nevertheless, ferry services cease to exist by late-2001. While the Porter Tunnel was still unfinished, the completion of the Callahan Bridge suggestively put an end to ferries in the city. The Portland terminal would be the location of the Portland exit for the Porter tunnel by 2001, while Phil's arms dealing business, circa 2001, is located on the former site of the Staunton terminal. A number of recurring characters appear during the various missions or cutscenes in the video game Grand Theft Auto III. Prominent characters are listed here in rough order of appearance. ...


Fort Staunton

Another notable difference in 1998 Liberty City was the existence of a Little Italy in Fort Staunton, on northeast Staunton Island, consisting of several blocks of buildings. In GTA III, the area was completely cleared away for the Staunton Plaza, which was under construction in 2001. Liberty City Stories revealed that the area was imploded involuntarily in 1998 with explosives, planted underground in an old and disused subway station by Toni Cipriani, under orders from Salvatore Leone and Donald Love, paving the way for a new property development project and, coincidently, crippling activities of the rival Forelli Mafia family, which conducted much of their activities in the area. Although the bombing was performed by the Leones, Donald and explosives specialist 8-Ball, the plans for the area were originally conceived by Avery Carrington, whose plans were stolen by Toni and Donald, as Avery was killed by the two after he exits Francis International with Colombian Cartel bodyguards. Following the destruction of the district, the local media blamed the origin of the explosions on the Forelli's underground arms stores beneath the district. Little Italy is a general name for an ethnic enclave populated (or formerly populated) primarily by Italians. ... Nuclear Weapon Implosion Implosion is a reverse explosion that concentrates matter and [[energy]to implode when demolished through explosives, causing them to collapse on themselves. ... [[image:Madrid-metro-1. ...


The Fort Staunton subway station, closed to the public, but accessible via the unfinished Porter Tunnel's Staunton exit, mimics defunct subway stations such as New York City's City Hall subway station (although Little Italy's station is completely cut off from the rest of the subway line) and contains older train cars [25]. Seen in only one mission of the game, the station was picked as prime location to destroy Fort Staunton, as the station was located in the middle of the neighborhood; the subsequent implosion caved the station in, destroying it in the process. The station is then suggestively cleared away along with the remains of the destroyed Little Italy by 2001. City Hall is the original southern terminal of the first underground line of the New York City Subway, built for Interborough Rapid Transit (IRT), and now part of the Lexington Avenue Line. ...


Gang control

1998 Liberty City contained a different distribution of gang activity, particularly with three Mafia families: The Leones, the Forellis and the Sindaccos, all of which assumed a larger control on districts in Portland and Staunton than in GTA III. At the time, the three families were at war with each other. Massimo Torini and Salvatore's uncle, members of the Sicilian Mafia, seized the opportunity by planning to have the families destroy each other, allowing the Sicilian Mafia to fill the void and control the city themselves. Their exploits would end abruptly as they attempted to kidnap O'Donovan, the newly elected mayor of the city, to prevent him from dropping charges for Salvatore, who was released from prison on bail. The subsequent pursuit of the Sicilians by the Leones led to the death of Massimo, and the Sicilian Mafia's retreat from the city. It has been suggested that Gangs of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Gangs of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Gangs of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Gangs of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas be merged into this article or section. ...


In addition to Saint Mark's, the Leones had previously controlled Chinatown, which would eventually be under control of the Triads by GTA III, thanks to Massimo, who originally convinced the gang to seize control of the district to strain the three Mafia families' power. Despite Torini's death, however, the Leones lost Chinatown to the gang. Meanwhile, the Leones' had managed to seize the Red Light District and Hepburn Heights from the Sindaccos in 1998 before losing the latter by GTA III to the Diablos, which were also under Massimo's influence. The Leones' victory over the Forellis and Sindaccos had also helped them reinforce their grip on the city. It has been suggested that Gangs of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Gangs of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas be merged into this article or section. ...


It was revealed that the Forellis were previously a formidable force against the Leones, with addition footholds in Fort Staunton and Newport in Staunton Island. In addition, Mayor Hole was on the payroll of the Forellis, which was causing some trouble for the Leones. The assassination of Hole, the loss of Newport to the Yardies, and the implosion and destruction of Fort Staunton that had largely destroyed much of the Forelli's businesses and assets, decimated the gang's influence in the city, and left them with only Marco's Bistro in Saint Mark's as their turf by GTA III. It has been suggested that Gangs of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas be merged into this article or section. ...


The Sindaccos were suggested to have only expanded into Liberty City recently, thanks to the profits generated after they assume control of casinos in Las Venturas in the 1990s, and controlled much of activity in the Red Light District and Hepburn Heights, with additional drug dealing activities in Chinatown, a Leone territory. With the help of an inside man, the Leones eventually control the Red Light District, the Sindacco-own Paulie's Revue Bar, which the Leones would rename to Sex Club 7, and Hepburn Heights. This forced the Sindaccos to move operations to Staunton Island. There, they faced conflict with the Forellis, resulting to an attempted truce between the two Mafia families by Paulie Sindacco, the head of the Sindaccos. However, the Leones had sabotaged mediation efforts, further souring relationships between the two factions and resulted in the killing of Paulie. This deprived the Sindaccos of any more chances to establish control in the city, and thus may explain their absence in GTA III. The state of San Andreas San Andreas is a fictional location in the Grand Theft Auto (GTA) series of video games. ...


The Colombian Cartel, obviously affected by the status of Fort Staunton, also had a different set of turf in the city. The Yardies would acquire Newport as their turf from the Forellis, with the aid of Toni. The remaining gangs, however, retained the same amount of territory as they do in GTA III: The Yakuza was based in Torrington (although they had also vested interest in obtaining Mafia turf during conflicts between the three Mafia families), and the Southside Hoods were based in Wichita Gardens. It has been suggested that Gangs of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Gangs of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Gangs of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas be merged into this article or section. ...


Miscellaneous differences

Motorcycles were initially permitted in Liberty City. By GTA III, a citywide ban on the vehicle was imposed, explaining the absence of motorcycles in GTA III. The Maibatsu Corporation of America, known in GTA III for marketing the allegedly oversized Monstrosity SUV and is a staunch supporter for increased car use in Liberty City, was seen as a notable advocate for the ban, presenting a petition for it in 1998.[26] Imme R 100,Germany, 1948/1949 A 125 cc motorcycle, the Italian-manufactured Cagiva Planet. ... A sport utility vehicle, or SUV, is a type of passenger vehicle which combines passenger-carrying and load-hauling abilities with features designed for off-road driving. ...


In addition, several building within the city have yet to be contructed or were already under contruction. In Staunton Island, a large cemetery existed south beside the Bedford Point Cathedral in Staunton. By 2001, a large building (suggestively an opera house [27]) was built over the site. As with the eventual ban of motorcycles, a real estate company, Jimmy's Commercial Real Estate, was behind this move, citing that the city's "sick love of death" should be put to a stop and that a building be built in place "for the health of everyone".[28] The construction of the building left the Cathedral with only a thin strip of burial ground on the north side of the Cathedral by late-2001. The Love Media building in Bedford Point, while appearing to be completed, was still undergoing construction on the top of the building, as revealed in two cut scenes as Cipriani was receiving missions from Donald Love. A large apartment building in Hepburn Heights was also under contruction. Graves at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York A cemetery is a place (usually an enclosed area of land) in which dead bodies are buried. ...


Police cars in Liberty City Stories were depicted assuming a marking and paint scheme that resembled those of the NYPD during the 1990s, although the game's version used a black-and-white color scheme, instead of blue and white. This design was originally planned by the game developer to be used for GTA III (which was, in fact, using a blue-and-white NYPD paint scheme), but was redesigned into a common panda-like black-and-white color scheme around the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks on New York City. The New York City Police Department (NYPD), the largest police department in the United States, has primary responsibility for law enforcement and investigation within the five boroughs of New York City. ... The huge plume of smoke and fire seen coming from the North Tower. ...

Grand Theft Auto Advance rendition

Liberty City was also featured as the setting of Grand Theft Auto Advance, which was set roughly one year before the events in GTA III. In Advance, all three islands are featured, and the Callahan Bridge has been completed, but ferry services are absent. Grand Theft Auto Advance is a video game by Rockstar Games, released on October 26, 2004 for the Game Boy Advance. ...


Because of the hardware limitation of the Game Boy Advance, the city assumed a classical top-down perspective, with roads running only horizontally and vertically, while the overall design and identity of the city remains similar to other GTA III-era renditions. Top-down gameplay meant that height-dependent or underground elements such as subway trains and tunnels (including the Porter Tunnel) could not be implemented into Advance. Slopes are also absent in the Advance rendition. The Game Boy Advance (often shortened to GBA) is a handheld video game console developed, manufactured and marketed by Nintendo. ... Grand Theft Auto Top-down perspective, also sometimes referred to as birds-eye view or helicopter view, is a view used in computer and video games that shows the player and the area around him or her from above. ...


Grand Theft Auto rendition

The map of Liberty City, as depicted in Grand Theft Auto.
The map of Liberty City, as depicted in Grand Theft Auto.

Liberty City was previously featured in the original Grand Theft Auto, though it had a different design. The city's geography and alignment of districts was more true to that of New York City, featuring two major mainlands with a Manhattan-like central island (which contains a large park at the center, a reference to Central Park), and several smaller islands along a river of the city, with the mainlands and islands connected primarily by road bridges. Train services with lines running in the city were also present. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x1024, 15 KB)Map of Liberty City, as depicted in Grand Theft Auto. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x1024, 15 KB)Map of Liberty City, as depicted in Grand Theft Auto. ... Grand Theft Auto (GTA) is a computer and video game created by DMA Design (now Rockstar North) and published by ASC Games in 1998. ... The Borough of Manhattan, highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... A Central Park landscape Central Park (, ) is a large public, urban park (843 acres or 3. ...


Different neighborhoods of New York City and New Jersey were also spoofed, with naming similar to their real-life counterparts. The list of Liberty City's neighborhoods is as followed (north to south):

  • Northwest shore

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Minor role in other Grand Theft Auto-related games

Remaining Grand Theft Auto III-era games, while set in completely difference locales, still mention Liberty City in dialog or feature a part of the city for a short period of time. Also, protagonists featured in these games have prominent experiences with the city for a period of time. The protagonist is the central figure of a story, and is often referred to as a storys main character. ...

In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Tommy Vercetti, having just been released from prison, was dispatched to Vice City in 1986 by Sonny Forelli, who was shown inside the Forelli-run Marco's Bistro at Saint Mark's, Portland, Liberty City. Tommy had also earned the moniker the "Harwood Butcher", suggesting that he had murdered several people in the Harwood district of Portland, resulting in his 15-year jail sentence. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (released in October 2002) is the fourth video game in the hit Grand Theft Auto series. ... Vice City is a fictional city in the Grand Theft Auto series that is loosely based on Miami, Florida. ...

The Saint Mark's district of Portland, Liberty City in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, as Carl "CJ" Johnson rides a taxicab (lower left) to Marco's Bistro (upper right), during a cutscene of the Saint Mark's Bistro mission. Note also the presence of fallen snow.
The Saint Mark's district of Portland, Liberty City in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, as Carl "CJ" Johnson rides a taxicab (lower left) to Marco's Bistro (upper right), during a cutscene of the Saint Mark's Bistro mission. Note also the presence of fallen snow.

In Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Carl "CJ" Johnson is known to have previously resided in Liberty City for five years after leaving Los Santos, San Andreas, committing petty crime and had the opportunity to work for Don Salvatore Leone's son, Joey Leone, who, in GTA III, was seen working in a car workshop in Trenton, Portland. Carl would head back to Los Santos in 1992, upon learning that his mother, Beverly Johnson, was killed, but briefly returned to Liberty City in the same year to "hit" a Forelli Mafia member at Marco's Bistro, under orders from Salvatore Leone, who was residing in Las Venturas, San Andreas at the time. "Saint Mark's Bistro", as the mission is dubbed, presented an actual portion of southeast Saint Mark's, where Carl would be required to fight through attacking Mafia members in Marco's Bistro and assassinate an important member of the Forelli Mafia family at the back lot of the restaurant, but served no other purpose besides the mission itself. However, players have also learned to access the incomplete city or venture beyond the limited bounds of the mission in multiple methods through the use of trainers or cheat codes [29][30]. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x735, 274 KB) Summary Screenshot of the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (PC), depicting southeastern Saint Marks, Portland, Liberty City. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x735, 274 KB) Summary Screenshot of the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (PC), depicting southeastern Saint Marks, Portland, Liberty City. ... Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is the fifth video game in the Grand Theft Auto series. ... Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is the fifth video game in the Grand Theft Auto series. ... The state of San Andreas San Andreas is a fictional location in the Grand Theft Auto (GTA) series of video games. ... A number of recurring characters appear during the various missions or cutscenes in the video game Grand Theft Auto III. Prominent characters are listed here in rough order of appearance. ... The state of San Andreas San Andreas is a fictional location in the Grand Theft Auto (GTA) series of video games. ... Trainers are programs made to modify behaviour of a computer game, usually using addresses and values, in order to allow cheating. ... Cheat codes are codes that can be entered into a video game to change the games behavior. ...


Liberty City was also featured in The Introduction, a machinima prequel of San Andreas, included as a bonus DVD for the standalone set of San Andreas's soundtrack CDs. Set shortly before the events in the game, The Introduction depicted Carl Johnson performing criminal acts in Liberty City during his five year stay in the city, and depicted Salvatore Leone's residence in northern Portland Beach. Once again, the neighborhoods of Portland were the only parts of the city shown, with Saint Mark's and the Red Light District playing a large role in the Liberty City scenes of the movie. A scene from the popular machinima series Red vs Blue. ...

Notes and references

  • Grand Theft Auto III (PC version), Rockstar North (2002).
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (PC version), Rockstar North (2003).
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (PC version), Rockstar North (2005).
  • GameFAQs' FAQs and guides on Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories. Retrieved Jan 6, 2006.
  • GameFAQs' FAQs and guides on Grand Theft Auto Advance. Retrieved Jan 6, 2006.
  • ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^  Rockstar Games, Rockstar North (2001). Official Grand Theft Auto III website. Retrieved Nov 29, 2005.
  • ^ ^ ^ ^  Rockstar Games, Rockstar North, Rockstar Leeds (2005). Official Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories website. Retrieved Oct 25, 2005.
  • ^  Rockstar Games, Rockstar North (2001). The Liberty Tree online newspaper. Retrieved Dec 17, 2005.
  • ^  Perkins, Andre (Mar. 1, 2001). Liberty Tree - "Porter Tunnel Six Months Behind Schedule". Retrieved Dec 15, 2005.
  • ^  Dellamonica, Ken (Sep. 6, 2001). Liberty Tree - "Porter Tunnel Delayed (Again)". Retrieved Dec 15, 2005.
  • ^  tfads.com (Date unknown). Grand Theft Auto III walkthrough/Video section. Retrieved Dec 19, 2005.
  • ^ ^ ^ ^  Internal naming of building models, as viewed using Moo Mapper.
  • ^  Chatterbox FM dialog from Grand Theft Auto III (23:59/58:04s).
  • ^ ^  In GTA III, several road signs directing locations of Portland describe the Callahan Bridge as the West Port Bridge, while the area which represents Callahan Point is named Waterfront Promenade. An ideal example of the road signs is located on a junction in southwest Trenton, which mentions both West Port Bridge and Waterfront Promenade. This suggests that the bridge's and district's names were changed during the game's development.
  • ^  In GTA III, the demographics of pedestrian seen and heard in the city include African-American, Afro-Caribbean, Caucasian, Chinese, Hispanic, Italian/Sicilian, Japanese and South Asian (as mostly taxi drivers) ethic groups. British English from in-game pedestrian dialog and the Chatterbox Radio station were also heard.
  • ^  In GTA III, GTA: Liberty City Stories and GTA Advance, Anlantic Quays houses several warehouses, two wooden docks and a long concrete dock in the southeast that stretches outward towards the east. While the docks were not seen in use in GTA III and Advance, LCS depicted a large ship docking beside the concrete Quays dock, suggesting that the area functioned like Portland Harbor.
  • ^  Besides Portland Harbor, details of Liberty City's fictional industrial population (including the Pike Creek district of Shoreside Vale) are clearly described in GTA III through signboards on certain industrial buildings. The field of industry depicted residing in the industrial estate(s) include petrochemicals (AMCO Petroleum Company), pharmaceuticals (Liberty Pharmaceuticals), wood processing (Liberty City Sawmills), noodle production (Punk Noodles), fish processing or distribution (Turtle Head Fishing Company), and dog food production (Bitch'n' Dog Food). Companies catering to industrial-related services also reside in the industrial district(s): Storage services (The Undercover Storage Company), packaging and shipping (Fudge Packing Company), and supply and distribution (Burke Supply Company). Other companies residing in the industrial district(s) include the Mean Street Taxis taxicab company, an unnamed bus garage, and Joey's Auto Painting vehicle workshop. A Paint 'n' Spray auto repair shop and an 8-Ball explosive shop and auto yard are also located within Pike Creek.

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As both versions, Liberty City is primarily depicted as a large city with a sizable population, featuring a complete transportation infrastructure of roads and railways, and is located on a geographical configuration of shorelines and islands, similar to that of New York City.
The subsequent pursuit of the Sicilians by the Leones led to the death of Massimo, and the Sicilian Mafia's retreat from the city.
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In the city the population is spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 32.9% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.7% who are 65 years of age or older.
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