12. Brooklyn Navy Yard

Photo: David Giesbrecht/Netflix

Although there really is a pier in Red Hook, the film location for the “Red Hook Pier” that the Rand Corporation has purchased (for the Hand, who is using it to distribute the synthetic heroin) is actually in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. This popular film location is also home to Steiner Studios and the distinctive giveaway is the World War II antennas that are lighted up in blue. These antennas were once used by the Navy, specifically the Third Naval District US Naval Communication Center Headquarters. They sit atop the 1940s-era building, 25 Washington Avenue, in the Navy Yard, and part of Steiner Studios.

You’ll see the Brooklyn Navy Yard appear in most shows filmed in New York City, including Homeland, Jessica JonesGotham and Boardwalk Empire.