In a West Village cafe, Michael Lopez and Anthony Gavasci are weighing up whether to wear top hats when they are in London to celebrate Prince William and Kate Middleton’s marriage in April.
A few blocks away, Nicky Perry is planning a royal wedding street party in Manhattan, complete with bunting and Morris Men.
On the far West Side of the city, Peter Hollingsworth is taking orders for Kate and William commemorative bone china.
You don’t have to look very far to find advanced cases of royal wedding fever in this town.
Mr Lopez and Mr Gavasci, his partner, collect royal memorabilia – china from the Queen’s coronation, Charles and Di statues, royal pill boxes.