5. City Hall Park

City Hall ParkBridewell Prison used to occupy the north end of the park, and was one of the deadliest British prisons in Revolutionary-era New York. The windowless jail was home to thousands of starving patriot prisoners of war. Bones were found here during the 1990’s renovation of City Hall. In the Doctor’s Riot of 1788, the grave-robbing activities of medical students triggered a citizen mob.