CSI: New York recently filmed scenes at the New York State Pavilion in Queens for an upcoming episode to air in November.
As CSI Files previously reported, CSI: NY co-executive producer Trey Callaway was one of the people who spoke out in support of preserving the pavilion, which was recently added to the New York State Register of Historic Places. The series will showcase the pavillion in the episode airing November 25, “Manhattanhenge”. In the episode, Mac Taylor (Gary Sinise) finds a key piece of evidence that lets him end a multi-episode storyarc involving a serial killer. A gate that is normally padlocked was opened so that a character could walk out of the rotunda.
“It’s exactly the kind of local icon we like to routinely feature on the show,” said executive producer Pam Veasey. “The structure is truly one of those ‘only in New York City’ kind of places.” Greg Godfrey, from the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park World’s Fair Association, said filming scenes for CSI: NY was a welcome way to rejuvenate the site. “It just adds to the current and past cultural legacy of the structure,” he said. “It shows what a recognizable icon it is, what potential it has.”
The scenes for New York mark the first time the interior of the pavilion has been filmed since the 1978 movie The Wiz. (The observation deck of the pavilion was used in the 1997 film Men in Black, but not the interior.) The show also filmed scenes near other remnants of the 1964 World’s Fair, including the Unisphere and the Rocket Thrower. Those scenes will be featured in the episode airing November 18.
Source: NY Daily News