7. 1 Police Plaza

1 Police PlazaA former sugar refinery was located here during the Revolution and it is commonly said to have housed a British prison, although one historian believes it to be an urban myth. It’s rumored to be haunted by the prisoners who starved here during the war. Nonetheless, other notorious sugar house prisons were located nearby housing prisoners in terrible conditions. The refinery here was demolished in 1892, and today is the NYPD headquarters. One window of the original refinery remains, and is integrated in the current building.

Want more ghost stories? See what NYC’s former graveyards are now–you’d be surprised!