Grand Theft Auto IV and its two episodes (The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony) use the same full rendition of the city.However, a small number of different locations are accessible in the different episodes.The politicians of Liberty City moved to Washington DC when Liberty City's status as the capital of the nation was removed and given to DC.Frederick O' Fitzpatrick decided to head to the south and teach them a lesson after tensions risen and a civil war was on the horizon, but before doing so constructed Middle Park.The state and city of New Jersey is Alderney, which technically is separate from Liberty City.The only borough not to be recreated in the game is Staten Island.Liberty City is divided into 56 individual and unique neighbourhoods which are spread across four boroughs within Liberty City and border the neighboring state of Alderney, including Alderney City.
This is an obvious reference to Hurricane Sandy which hit New York and New Jersey in 2012. Middle Park can be seen in the middle, and the Algonquin skyline in the background.
Alderney was named after a man called Phillip D'Alderney, the only man who could bear living in the swampy industrial island.
The smallest island was named Bohan for the Dutch word.
The new rendition of the city is, more likely, the "official" GTA universe's version of New York City.
The city has more detail and personality, with many places which are based on landmarks such as the Statue of Happiness, Star Junction, and the Rotterdam Tower.
This part of Liberty City is the busiest, most crowded, and has more buildings, skyscrapers, and everything in between. Also contains a minority of more working class areas.