6. Brooklyn Detention Complex (BKDC) 275 Atlantic Avenue

Brooklyn Detention Complex (BKDC)-275 Atlantic Avenue-Downtown Brooklyn-NYC

City prison, nestled between a police building and a shopping center. In the end of a political power struggle, soon to be ex-city comptroller Bill Thompson finally approved a $34 million renovation/expansion plan for the prison, supposedly cutting a deal with City Hall to drop a lawsuit against him in return for his cooperation.