10. 1 Police Plaza and Former Sugar Refinery Site

A former sugar refinery was located at 1 Police Plaza 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.

This article has been collectively written by Catherine Ku, Will Ellis, Benjamin Waldman, Lauren Lorey, Will Ellis, Joyce Lam and Vivek Shah.