King of Pop used Brooklyn for 'Bad' backdrop

The late "King of Pop" Michael Jackson made his mark on Brooklyn in the late 1980s by using the Hoyt-Schermerhorn Street subway station as a

BOERUM HILL - The late "King of Pop" Michael Jackson made his mark on Brooklyn in the late 1980s by using the Hoyt-Schermerhorn Street subway station as a backdrop for one of his famed music videos.

Jackson's hit single "Bad" was filmed right in the borough, and Brooklyn residents still remember when Jackson visited to make the video.

"One of the girls who lived nearby told us they were shooting Michael Jackson here, so we did try to come down and see him," says resident Adriane Esquilin. "But they filmed in the evening, so we missed him."

Jackson died Thursday at the age of 50.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

News 12 viewers take to Facebook to discuss 1 The Buzz: Attack in Brownsville
Brooklyn borough president Eric Adams hosted the 4th 2 Black History month celebration held at Brooklyn Borough Hall
A 26-year-old man was stabbed twice after a 3 Man critical after large street fight stabbing in Brownsville
4 Brooklyn Sportscast, Feb. 16
5 Brooklyn Sportscast, Feb. 22

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE