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Sunday August 19th 2018

Men In Black | 1997

Men In Black location: Flushing Meadow, Queens
Men In Black location: The alien landing site: Flushing Meadow, Queens

The forbidding entrance to the Men In Black HQ is nothing more sinister than the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel Ventilator Building on Battery Place, north of Battery Park (or so they’d like us to believe).

Men In Black location: Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel Ventilator Building, Battery Park, New York
Men In Black location: The entrance to the Men In Black HQ: Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel Ventilator Building, Battery Park, New York

The ‘spaceship towers’ and giant globe used as the alien landing site are the remnants of the 1964-65 New York Worlds Fair in Flushing Meadow, Union Turnpike-44th Avenue, in Queens (you’ll see them if you take the cab to Manhattan from JFK Airport).

Men In Black location: Flushing Meadow, Queens
Men In Black location: The alien landing site: Flushing Meadow, Queens

The Unisphere, the giant hollow globe trashed by the flying saucer was reconstructed in the studio in Hollywood.

Men In Black location: Guggenheim Museum, Fifth Avenue, New York
Men In Black location: chasing the alien: Guggenheim Museum, Fifth Avenue, New York

Agent J (Will Smith) encounters his first alien by Grand Central Station. A short chase later and they’re climbing up Frank Lloyd Wright’s white spiral Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue at East 89th Street. Thefamous modern art museum was previously featured in Sydney Pollack's excellent 1975 paranoia thriller Three Days Of The Condor.

Men In Black location: 54 MacDougal Street, Greenwich Village, New York
Men In Black location: The jeweller's store: 54 MacDougal Street, Greenwich Village, New York

The ‘Rosenberg Jewellery store’, which gets blown up, is at 54 MacDougal Street, Greenwich Village, while the ‘squid birth’ is at Liberty Park, Jersey City, the tip of New Jersey opposite the Statue of Liberty.