10. The NYC Parks & Recreation and Prospect Park Alliance headquarters reside at Litchfield Villa
After Litchfield moved abroad following his wife’s death, he gave his villa to the City Parks Commissioner. Currently, Litchfield Villa is home to the New York City Parks Brooklyn Headquarters.
Although Litchfield Villa is not open for tours, those who would like to visit the mansion can do so for free. Located at Prospect Park West between Fifth and Fourth Streets, the villa is on display for drivers, walkers, and those picnicking in the park. For those who want to see the corn and wheat that adorn the columns of the villa, they can walk up to the villa for a closer look.