In Part two we are going to divide Lewiston up to fit with the Monopoly board and as a bonus I am going to post a small blurb on each territory to give you a sense of the city. The areas do not include “Downtown” Lewiston as this is firmly under the control of both the remnants of the government and Harrington Enterprises.
The Brown cards, Mediterranean Ave and Baltic.
Pier 6 is industrial, with numerous housing “projects” it is by far the roughest area of town. Pier 6 is similar to Pier 7 in overall demographics except that it is a lower income area. During the economic collapse Pier 6 is the worst place to be, rioting and other crime will be absolutely rampant. The dock facilities and Ft Lewiston, the National Guard base will be the only safe zone. The bridges leading out of this district will be completely shut off. Residents of the area desperate for the necessities of life will begin looting in the Pier 7 district.
Light Blue, Oriental, Vermont and Connecticut.
Chinatown as it is known is primarily the area where many of Lewistons Asian ethnic groups have formed communities. In actuality it is home to Japanese, Korean, Cantonese, Mandarin, Tibetan, Vietnamese, East Indian and Thai neighborhoods. There are numerous organized crime groups in the area. During the crisis The organized crime syndicates will become the local governments in Chinatown. They will make business agreements with various police and military personnel to allow them safe passage through their territory. A race war will brew between the various groups in the area and with the neighborhoods surrounding them.
The Purple cards
Pier 7 is a mix of lower middle class Caucasian, African-American and many other ethnic groups. There are numerous factories that are closed down in the area. Pier 7 is a community in decline since the recession began. Pier 7 contains numerous small gangs but little organized crime.
Santa Clara is primarily the neighborhood for Latino-Americans and Latin American immigrants. There are numerous gangs in the area who are under the umbrella of some larger southern drug cartels. Santa Clara cathedral, where the bishops chair resides is the home for the New Cumbrian Diocese for the Catholic church. During the crisis this neighborhood will see heavy rioting and looting, in-fighting with other gangs and turf wars. This will spill over into other districts.
Little Odessa is the home of numerous immigrants from the former Soviet Union and other Slavic ethnic groups. This district is fairly tight knit and does not tolerate outsiders. This district has some organized crime elements, Vory V Zakone being the main syndicate with other smaller organized groups, often representing non Russian ethnic groups fitting with in it’s organization. During the crisis Little Odessa will be very similar to Chinatown. The organized crime syndicates in the area with broker deals allowing convoys of goods and services to pass through. They will also become the local government. Turf wars between other ethnic neighborhoods will erupt.
Yellow neighborhood cards
The Southside is home to the red light district, this area during the 1960’s and 70’s became home for the gay and lesbian community. It also became an area for various pornography studios, sex clubs and other adult entertainment establishments. It is often called “Sin City”. It is also home to some nice neighborhoods with a growing art community and is also home to Lewiston community college. It also has some of the best party spots outside of the core, and proliferation of recreational drugs like marijuana and ecstasy are common here. During the crisis Southside will be the place to go if you need black market items. Police will not be present in this area and eventually anything can be bought. Southside is not of great strategic importance, Armed convoys will only run through this area briefly as they make deliveries to Northwoods and the core.
Northwoods is north of the core and is comprised mostly of suburban neighborhoods, upper middle and upper class citizens. Population 300,000. The north has many gated communities and mansions with private security and is generally considered a safe zone. Northwoods has a small regional airport mostly for privately owned aircraft and executive jet companies. Northwoods has many winding roads and cul-de-sacs, the roads are not generally laid out in a grid pattern like the rest of the city. During the crisis the immediate chaos will not directly effect the residents of the area. As time goes on crime against the residents of the area will increase. Private security in the area will up arm and security contractors will be hired to assist local security. This area will have some patrolling by Lewiston P.D and National Guard units. Utilities will not be cut off to this are, although residents will experience rolling blackouts occasionally. Many people who cannot afford to live in this area will be kicked out during the time of chaos, living in this area is expensive.
The Blue cards
South Point was originally in the 1920’s and 30’s an area with small summer homes where the wealthier residents would spend time on the beach. The atmosphere of this community remains but is mostly comprised of middle class retirees, people who work at the local National guard base and cottage industry businesses. Normally this area is very peaceful but during the crisis crime will sky rocket and local residents will form neighborhood watch groups to protect their homes. This area will in some cases prosper as the cottage industries, candle makers and bakeries in this area will be able to provide for themselves, many residents have vegetable gardens in their yards and have the ability to fish since small water craft owner ship is high. The residents will benefit somewhat from the national guard base being close by.
More to come in part 3…….