I usually write fantasy novels but never finish them but now I am getting into writing realistic short stories. This is a whole new world for me (no pun intended) and I am especially having trouble with the setting. Basically the only city I know enough to write about is in Canada but nobody wants to read a story about a secret agent (not that I'd write about that) looking into a multi million dollar underground wmd facility on the east side of Saskatoon. Like how many of you have even heard of Saskatoon. I'm not trying to be lazy here but I want to know, how much research do you have to do about a city before you can (should) write about it? What do you guys do? Just want to hear your ideas before I end up screwing up that the statue of liberty is in houston (I know it's in New York). Thanks!!!