best 17th-century dutch house in the brooklyn ghetto - 2003
PIETER CLAESEN WYCKOFF HOUSE
Settled in 1652 by a Dutchman, the beautiful PIETER CLAESEN WYCKOFF HOUSE, New York State's oldest houseand also one of the oldest wooden structures in the entire countrystill stands, looking wicked adorably out of place, next to an enormous car wash, roiling traffic, and nearby, a giant auto junkyard. Tours are the price of three sips of beer or five cigarettes; expect an informative briefing on all ye olde-timey things Dutch American. Check out 350-year-old fat-skimming devices and wacky long clay pipes. The museum even has original slave documents they're hoping to archive.