Local LARPers, rejoice: Curbed has put together a comprehensive guide to New York City’s many castles (or, at least, buildings that look a lot like castles. Okay, most are technically armories, but “castle” sounds way better). Many of these palatial structures are in Brooklyn (it’s called Kings County for a reason). Here, the best places in the borough at which to pretend you’re in Game of Thrones, especially if and when White Castle’s Brooklyn empire falls.
1322 Bedford Avenue Shelter
The 23rd Regiment Armory, built in the early 1890s, now functions as perhaps the most majestic homeless shelter in all the land. It was designed by Brooklyn architects Fowler & Hough, as well as New York State architect Isaac Perry, to resemble a medieval European military structure. 1322 Bedford Avenue.
Another historic armory-turned-homeless shelter, Sumner Armory opened its 200-foot-tall towers in 1894. 357 Marcus Garvey Boulevard.
United States Post Office – Cadman Plaza East
A Romanesque Revival-style post office completed in 1892. 271 Cadman Plaza East.