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Broker is one of the four boroughs of Liberty City in Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars. It is the third largest borough next to Dukes and Algonquin.


It contains 12 out of the city's 65 neighborhoods, while its population is the third highest, estimated at 1,368,198. Its real-life archetype is Brooklyn. It is situated to the south of the borough of Dukes and connected to Algonquin by the Broker and Algonquin bridges.

Streets in Broker are named after Western-era cowboys and cowboy-related words (Cassidy Street, Deadwood Street, Earp Street, Hickcock Street, and Kid Street are some examples). Avenues in Broker are primarily been named after Native North American tribes (Iroquois Ave, Mohawk Avenue, Onondaga Avenue, Seneca Avenue are some examples).

Broker and Dukes are the only boroughs in the metropolitan area that share an island. Water separates all the other boroughs.

This is the borough in which the player begins GTA IV, in which Niko Bellic meets his cousin Roman Bellic, and GTA Chinatown Wars, in which Huang Lee escapes from a sunken car in BOABO and to talk to Wu Lee about the loss of Yu Jian.

Broker's central business district is its Downtown neighborhood, which is a successful business district beside Outlook Park with tall buildings. Broker is still a deprived borough shown in other areas though, as it was from the beginning; around eastern Broker including Schottler, Firefly Projects, and Beechwood City there are many tramps and gang members along with a high crime rate fueled by an underground drug market. Likewise, some areas in Hove Beach can be dangerous too, for example there are many armed Russian gangsters walking around in the industrial part of Hove Beach as well as near Niko and Roman's apartment. Much of western Broker consists of safer, middle-class neighborhoods along with the busy downtown area.

According to the documentary A History of Liberty City on CNT, Broker is named after Sir William Broker III. He was the king's bastard son that was conceived by a milk maid.


Broker has a very large diversity in the characters of various districts, as like real-life Brooklyn. The western districts

The Broker Bridge at noon.

(East Hook and BOABO) are gritty, run down, and industrial; however, in some cases, gentrification is common. In other districts, like Outlook, Rotterdam Hill, and South Slopes, a diverse upper and lower middle-class population of yuppies, immigrants, businesspeople, working-class, and hipsters resides. There are also districts with their own individual ethnic minority identities; these include: Eastern European: Hove Beach, African American: Firefly Projects and Schottler, and Jamaican/Caribbean: Schottler & Beechwood City. The borough also offers areas with important uses, such as a business district and urban center: Downtown Broker, Entertainment: Firefly Island, and an affluent, gated, residential area for some of Liberty City's wealthiest residents: Beachgate.


Subway Stations


The Broker Bridge as seen in the first Grand Theft Auto IV trailer.


Public Services

Police Departments


Fire Departments


High Schools

Three high schools from Broker are seen on

  • Rotterdam Heights High School
  • South Broker High School
  • South Slopes High School

Places of Interest in Broker

Notable Residents


A majority of the gang culture in Broker is the Russian Mafia (Hove Beach, Firefly Island & Beachgate), Hustlers (Firefly Projects), Yardies (Schottler, Beechwood City & Willis), Angels of Death (BOABO) and a chapter of The Lost MC (mentioned).

Businesses in Broker


The Screamer roller coaster, in Firefly Island


  • Originally, Broker would have featured a neighbourhood called Goatherd, which, judging by its name, may have been based on Sheepshead Bay, shown on signs along the Broker-Dukes Expressway.
  • A "broker" is either a party that mediates between a buyer and a seller in accounting deals or stock trading.
  • Broker is home to another chapter of The Lost MC. Johnny meets up with members of the Broker chapter on the Broker Bridge during the mission Diamonds in the Rough. Jason Michaels, a recently patched member of The Lost, also calls for help from the Broker chapter during No Love Lost. However little is revealed about the Broker chapter and it is never revealed which neighbourhood they are based in.
  • The Island which comprises of both Broker and Dukes has the shape of the African continent turned back to front on a map. This is somewhat coincidental as the majority of the African-American population in Liberty City appear to reside here. However, it must also be noted that other enclaves such as Hispanic, Russian, Irish, German, and Jewish communities are also located in this area.
  • There is a clothing manufacturer named Broker, based on the borough as seen through the name and logo, who design clothing popular among hipsters.
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