8. Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Heights was a pivotal location in the Revolutionary War, and in fact one of the names of this battle is the Battle of Brooklyn Heights. It is believed that General George Washington viewed the battle from Brooklyn Heights and he stayed at a house on Montague Street before leading the retreat back to Manhattan, aided by heavy fog.

Around this time, British forces confiscated the Livingston mansion in Brooklyn Heights to be used as a hospital and burial grounds. As a result, reports of Revolutionary-era, British bones being found in the backyards of Garden Place homes have circulated for years.