Ok--I was researching Greenwich Village for the opening scene of my wip and going through the info I gathered for the few NY scenes in Her Sanctuary.
I think I wrote an entire escape and evasion chase scene that took place all over NYC, Elizabeth shaking lose the Feds and the mob. Wow--it was like 30 pages long and really CLEVER!!! LOL. Thank God I cut it. I wrote a stake-out, a rape scene, a nightclub bloodbath, all sorts of stuff that never made it into the book.
I wrote the rape scene with the intention it never made the edit. I needed to know exactly what happened to Elizabeth and what drove her to extremes, but it seemed gratuitous to put it in the book.
Anyway, while researching this, I found a post card to DH who'd already moved back to Scotland by this time (1998), leaving me to finish my contract.
I was at an American Fisheries Society Conference in Connecticutt with two friends and I dragged them to NYC for the day. A South Dakota boy and a quebecoise girl.
I am so knackered my hands are shaking. We saw: Time Sq, Broadway, 5th Ave, Rockerfeller Centre, Central Pk. Upper West Side, Greenwich Village, Empire State, Gramercy Pk, Park Ave & The Chrysler Building--my personal favourite. On the bus home to Hartford now--knackered & very, very hot! Rich is still talking, but Julie is dead meat. Nice day, very non-threatening and easy-going. I think being a Sunday helped. Hartford stinks, our hotel is crap, but Julie, Rich & I are holding up and enjoying the time in the US.
We took one taxi all day, from Upper West Side to Greenwich Village :) I'm a hell of a tourist if I do say so myself. ;-) I would recommend taking more than 1 day to do all the above. I REALLY want to go back for a longer visit.