The lucky SOB film location scout who also writes the Scouting New York blog got a peek inside 5 Beekman Street: “It’s completely empty, essentially abandoned, and has been for a decade, with much of the interior shuttered since 1940… Until now. A few days ago, pictures of the interior arrived in my inbox, with the invitation to come by and take a look for scouting purposes. After glancing at the pictures, I immediately made an appointment to photograph it myself the following day. I really couldn’t believe what I was seeing.” He/she has many, many more photos—it’s absolutely worth a look. And it’s said to be turning into a hotel….