2 Jan 2008
By Kate Ascher
While passing through Barnes & Noble, on the way to the register to pay for a magazine, I stumbled upon a hidden gem. The book is called The Works: Anatomy of a City and it’s by Kate Ascher. It’s a well-designed and organized book that details every aspect of New York City that you’ve probably never thought of.
From how flowers show up at the corner deli every morning to what happens to all that trash, the book has it all. In addition to all of the information the book is filled with fantastic info graphics that make the whole thing easier to understand, follow and enjoy.
The book is a must have for every coffee table in New York City. And if you’ve got kids in the city it’s guaranteed to answer some questions you wouldn’t otherwise have the answers to.