4. Cadman Plaza
Elliot challenges his father to chess, and the stakes are high. If he wins, his father will disappear from his split personality. If he loses, his father will completely take over like in the times when Elliot can’t remember what he did or what happened to him. They commence a game down a tree-lined alley, which is in Cadman Plaza in downtown Brooklyn. Cadman Plaza is just north of Brooklyn Borough Hall and the Kings County Supreme Court, in front of which one of the city’s Christopher Columbus statues sits. Cadman Plaza is home to a very overlooked World War II memorial, and is also the home to New York City’s Office of Emergency Management, a NASA-like control center.