8. One of the Ventilation Buildings Stood in as the Men in Black Headquarters

Agents walk out of the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel Ventilator Building, which was filmed in 1997 as the Men in Black Headquarters.

In the 1997 film Men in Black, starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, the “Ellis Island” of intergalactic alien immigration is housed in one of the four ventilation buildings that consistently pump and redistribute air throughout the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel.

You may remember Will Smith walking into a building with huge fans on his way down to the headquarters. Turns out those fans actually had a purpose beyond looking cool – making sure you don’t suffocate when you’re commuting from Brooklyn. Unfortunately, the building probably doesn’t house a secret government organization (at least to our knowledge).