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It’s been an amazing year for “untapped,” quirky news and we thought we’d take a look back at our most popular articles for 2016 on Untapped Cities:

1. Drone Video of Abandoned Bannerman Island Castle in Hudson Valley

We saw a stunning arial visual of the abandoned Bannerman Island Castle, the fairy-tale European castle that looms over the Hudson River Valley.

2. 10 of NYC’s Lost Grand Hotels

The cycle of construction, demolition, and rebirth is as old as the city itself, many of what were once New York’s grandest hotels have been lost to history.

Photo from Library of Congress

3. Crown Heights’ Hidden “Hole in the Wall” Restaurant Serving Up Home Cooked Caribbean

We thought we were well-versed in the world of New York City’s hidden restaurants, but nothing quite prepared us for the awesomeness of this hole in the wall in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

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4. NYC Film Locations for Luke Cage, Netflix’s Latest Marvel Show Set in Harlem

For Luke Cage fans we found the show’s set in Harlem.

Photo: Myles Aronowitz/Netflix

5. Step Inside the Studio Apartment of Le Corbusier in Paris

We brought you inside the lesser known Paris apartment of famed architect Le Corbusier.

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6. Inside the Abandoned Catskill Game Farm, Once Home to 2000 Exotic Animals

In operation for over 70 years, the Catskill Game Farm was a popular New York destination that housed 2000 exotic animals.

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7. The Top 10 Secrets of NYC’s Fort Tryon Park

From lost mansions to preserved views and 2000 Works of Medieval European Art, we rounded up our top 10 secrets of Fort Tryon Park in Manhattan.

8. Inside Abandoned Letchworth Village, a Former Mental Institution in Rockland County NY

We took a trip to Rockland Country and brought you inside the abandoned Letchworth Village, modeled after Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia plantation.

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9. The MTA’s Special Armored Money Train that Ran from 1951 to 2006 in NYC

You know about armored trucks, but what about an armored subway? From 1951 to 2006, the New York City transit system ran an armored train that moved all the subway and bus fares collected to a secret room at 370 Jay Street in Brooklyn.

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10. Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr’s Dueling Pistols are in the JP Morgan Chase Headquarters in NYC

Most people know that Hamilton is buried in the Trinity Church graveyard, but did you know the dueling pistols Burr and Hamilton used are at the JP Morgan Chase Headquarters in NYC.

And here are the honorable mentions for 2016!

Remnants of a 1960 Park Slope Plane Crash Hidden in Plain Sight in Brooklyn

The 2016 NYC Summer Outdoor Movie Screening Schedule

The Top 10 Secrets of Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx, NYC

MTA Adds Second Avenue Subway Line to NYC Subway Map

10 Abandoned Movie Theaters in NYC and NJ