The video for Michael Jackson's hit "Bad" was filmed in Brooklyn's Hoyt Schermerhorn station, and was released alongside an 18-minute short film—both directed by Martin Scorsese over six weeks in November of 1986. Below you can watch the full short film, which follows Jackson's character—Daryl, a private school student—as he returns home and attempts to prove his badness.
Following Jackson's death in 2009, there was a brief lobbying effort to get the station's name changed, or at least a plaque put up in honor of the performer. At the time, City Councilwoman Letitia James stated: "Having Michael Jackson visit and moonwalk at this station was a huge deal not only for Brooklyn, but all of New York in the '80s." The proposal was ultimately denied by the MTA.
Click through for a look at a fairly happy looking Jackson in Brooklyn during the filming.