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"It wasn't hard to picture a fat pimp sweating with headphones on, listening to his hookers talk dirty and fake orgasms over the web of party lines; the blood veins of New York."
―Max Payne describing the hotel's telephone switchboard.

The Blood Veins of New York is the fourth chapter of Part I in Max Payne.


Max reach the basement of the hotel and proceed to kill any gangsters in his way. Meanwhile, he saw a weather news about the snow storm outside and saw a corpse tied to a chair with a baseball bat and a newspaper comic of Captain BaseballBatBoy. He soon headed to ground floor and reach to the room where a Valkyr deal is made. 

Max took the key to the bar and unlocked the door to see both Rico and Candy having oral sex. Max interrupted and have a gun battle between Max and the Punchinellos. After that, he reach the counter and behind it was a switchboard where it is used to listen prostitutes talk by the pimp. Max listen in and heard a conversation between Vinnie and a dying mobster.

Since the gate to the exit is closed, Max proceed to upstairs and kill mobsters in the casino. Max arrived at the roof and headed down to the lobby to be greeted by more mobsters. After killing them, he went back to the counter to unlock the main door and exited th hotel with the next destination, Lupino's Tenements.




On the PS2/Xbox version, this chapter is divided into three sub-chapters: Caught in the Crossfire, Rico Muerte Big Time Hustler and The Blood Veins of New York.

Obtainable Accomplishments


The Blood Veins of New York

Complete 'Part I Chapter 4: The Blood Veins Of New York' on any difficulty




  • The loading screen for this chapter is a picture of the Tower 53 Condominiums on 7th Ave and 53rd Street.
  • Near the end of the chapter, when he reaches the reception area of Lupino's Hotel, Max discovers an old telephone switchboard. The switchboard is likely used by the pimp of the hotel's prostitutes, who also work as phone sex operators, to listen in on their conversations with their customers; Max describes the telephone lines that connected the prostitutes and their 'johns' as the "blood veins of New York."

Max Payne Chapters
The American Dream Prologue (The American Dream) · Roscoe Street Station · Live from the Crime Scene · Playing It Bogart · The Blood Veins of New York · Let the Gun Do the Talking · Fear That Gives Men Wings · Police Brutality · Ragna Rock (Chapter) · An Empire of Evil
A Cold Day in Hell Prologue (A Cold Day in Hell) · The Baseball Bat · An Offer You Can't Refuse · With Rats and Oily Water · Put Out My Flames With Gasoline · Angel of Death
A Bit Closer to Heaven Prologue (A Bit Closer to Heaven) · Take Me to Cold Steel · Hidden Truths · The Deep Six · Backstabbing Bastard · In the Land of the Blind · Byzantine Power Game · Nothing to Lose · Pain and Suffering
The Darkness Inside Prologue (The Darkness Inside) · Elevator Doors · A Criminal Mastermind · The Depths of My Brain · No 'Us' in This · A Sign of Her Passage · A Linear Sequence of Scares · The Million Dollar Question
A Binary Choice Prologue (A Binary Choice) · The Things that I Want · In the Middle of Something · Blowing Up · Routing Her Synapses · Out of the Window · The Genius of the Hole
Waking Up from the American Dream Prologue (Waking Up from the American Dream) · Too Stubborn to Die · On a Crash Course · A Mob-War · Dearest of All My Friends · A Losing Game · There Are No Happy Endings · Love Hurts · That Old Familiar Feeling
Act 1 Something Rotten in the Air · Nothing But The Second Best · Just Another Day at the Office · Anyone Can Buy Me a Drink
Act 2 Alive If Not Exactly Well · A Dame, A Dork, and A Drunk · A Hangover Sent Direct from Mother Nature · Ain't No Reprievement Gonna Be Found Otherwise
Act 3 Here I Was Again, Halfway Down the World · It's Drive or Shoot, Sister · Sun Tan Oil, Stale Margaritas and Greed · The Great American Savior of the Poor · A Fat Bald Dude with a Bad Temper · One Card Left to Play