Flash: this morning, after much back and forth, the Letterman show got permits for Paul McCartney to go up on their roof. Even as you read this, workmen are bracing the Ed Sullivan Theater marquee and fixing the sound system. Neighbors in the surrounding area of Broadway and West 53rd St. are going to have a treat this afternoon.
Please note: the city is worried about crowds. The fact is, it will probably be better to watch this thing on TV tonight. So, as with Michael Jackson’s memorial last week in Los Angeles, they’re asking people to stay away. I’m just passing this on.