The place: West 9th Street, Greenwich Village. The time: summer, 1954.
You are L.B. Jeffries, globetrotting photojournalist, confined to a wheelchair after a disagreement with a race car.
To pass the interminable days, you take to casually surveiling your neighborhood via your camera.
Here, in time-lapse form, is what you see thru the viewfinder...
Pay particular attention to the 2nd floor apartment in the red-brick to the right...home of the heavyset and secretive Mr. Thorvald.