I need to know what the building at 8 W 40th Street looks like (I will gratefully accept digital pictures from locals!!!) and if it looked the same way back at the turn of the (twentieth) century. I need to know if there's a nice coffee shop somewhere directly opposite the New York Central Library, on Fifth Avenue preferably, and how late such shop would be open on Christmas Eve. I need to know whether windows in the upper floors of the New Yorker hotel open or not. I need to know how room 3327 in the Hotel New Yorker is furnished.
Heck. I need to feel the pulse of the city again.
Anyone who can help me come up with answers to any of the above questions gets into the acknowledgments page of this new book. Promise. Pinky swear.