9. Bialystoker Synagogue –  7-11 Willett Street/Bialystoker Place (Lower East Side)

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The Bialystoker Synagogue’s connection to the Underground Railroad might just be part of urban lore, but in the corner of the women’s gallery there is an opening with a ladder that takes you up to the attic where fugitives were reportedly housed.