NY State Pavilion, Flushing Meadows
When it comes to climactic film confrontations, the 1964-65 World's Fair grounds at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park (which straddles the Queens neighborhoods of Flushing and Corona) can claim a couple of doozies. In 1997's 'Men in Black,' the former New York State Pavilion's observation towers are found to house spacecraft used by the first extraterrestrials to visit Earth; at the movie's end, Agent J (Will Smith) and Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) try to stop intergalactic terrorist Edgar the Bug (Vincent D'Onofrio) from leaving Earth via the towers.
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