10. Vinegar Hill Historic District, Brooklyn
Nestled between symbols of urban industrialization and modern residential development (aka a Con Edison plant and glass condos), Vinegar Hill is a cobblestone neighborhood next to the Manhattan Bridge that seems to have been preserved in time circa the nineteenth century. Though the landmarked area totals more than one block, we gave the historic district and honorable mention because it’s broken into three separate parcels. The smallest parcel contains just six buildings, all built between 1841 and the 1850s. See more photos from quaint Vinegar Hill here.