9. The Brooklyn Army Terminal is Where Elvis Left for WWII

The Brooklyn Army Terminal is where Elvis Presley embarked for his 18-month service during World War II. He never saw the inside of the atrium above, one of the most impressive spaces in New York City, because military arrived by a train that went directly onto the pier in front of the terminal. You can visit that pier, a public space, today or visit the Army Terminal which is used today for manufacturing and office space.