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The Broker Safehouse is Niko Bellic's first safehouse in Grand Theft Auto IV.


Located at the southern end of Mohawk Avenue in Russian-influenced Hove Beach, the apartment was Roman Bellic's initial place of residence (after spending a period of time living in his taxi depot). It was offered as a place of accommodation for Niko upon his arrival in Liberty City, much to Niko's dismay as he realized Roman was not living in a mansion, as he had claimed in his many letters and e-mails.


The safehouse is rudimentary, with a sofa bed which acts as a save point, a television, a dirty kitchen with a table, a radio (which is tuned into Liberty Rock Radio) and a wall with peeling wallpaper. Like most other safehouses in the game, there is no computer in the apartment. A design poster of a blue Banshee with a white stripe can be found in the house, as can numerous posters of scantily clad women. There is a picture of Mallorie Bardas, Roman's girlfriend, on the bedside table. There is another one photo of her with a younger and slimmer Roman in the commode nearby. There is an inaccessible door in the corner of the kitchen, presumably leading to the bathroom. The safehouse is very dirty, as shown when Roman first walks in and steps on a cockroach.

Events of Grand Theft Auto IV[]

During the mission "Roman's Sorrow", the apartment and Roman's cab depot are burned down by the Russians (it is revealed on the news that the arsonists used Molotov Cocktails). The two cousins then move to Bohan, where Roman's fiancée Mallorie offers them an apartment. While the Broker safehouse is effectively inaccessible after the mission, vehicles may still be stored at its parking space outside.

Despite this, it is possible to re-enter the safehouse. To do so, the player must get a small car (like a Comet) and get it sitting at the top of the staircase, and then get out. Niko will be teleported into the air and will land in the apartment. In order to exit the apartment, the player may start up the Sixaxis Tutorial or simply just kill themselves.

After Grand Theft Auto IV[]


Huang Lee standing in front of the safehouse's door.

By 2009, during the events of Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, the building has been rebuilt and the apartments have been transformed into a row of shops. It plays no role in the storyline whatsoever.

One of the Russian Mafia drug dealers, Borris, can be found in the alley behind the building.

Prominent Appearances in Missions[]

Grand Theft Auto IV[]




  • A common glitch occurs on the parking space in front of the safehouse. After the first mission, the door leading to the street will be open. Closing the door will corrupt the parking space and any car parked there will disappear when the player reloads their game (occurs on the PlayStation 3 version).
  • Sometimes the chair at the front of the kitchen might swing left and right for no reason.


[ ve ]Safehouses in Grand Theft Auto IV and Episodes from Liberty City
Grand Theft Auto IVBroker Safehouse | South Bohan Safehouse | Northwood Safehouse | Middle Park East Safehouse | Alderney Safehouse
The Lost and DamnedThe Lost MC Clubhouse | Brian Jeremy's Safehouse
The Ballad of Gay TonyLuis' Apartment