AIA Guide to New York City – by Norval White, Elliot Willensky and Fran Leadon, 5th Edition, 2010.
The WPA Guide to New York City – the Federal Writers’ Project guide to 1930s New York City.
Guide to New York City Landmarks – by Andrew S. Dolkart and Matthew A. Postal, 4th Edition, 2008.
Slideshow of New York City Sites Associated with LGBT Events and Figures – by New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, 2013.
Scientific American issue about New York Engineering 1898-1908 – this 40-page issue highlights engineering innovations in all aspects of New York City life including bridge construction, the water supply system, skyscrapers, and rail transit.
Time Out New York web site – up-to-date listings of activities, events, exhibitions, concerts, lectures, and film screenings. The site also includes a shopping guide and a restaurant guide, and things to do in NYC with kids.
Useful Mobile Apps
MyCityWay (iPhone, Android, Blackberry) – this all-in-one guide will help you figure out what to visit, how to get there, where to eat, local events, and more.
Compass (iPhone, Android) – so you can figure out if you are walking uptown, downtown, to the East Side or West Side.
HopStop (iPhone, Android) – this handy transportation planner will help you figure out the fastest and most direct ways to get from one place to another.
Weekender (iPhone, Android) – the official MTA app helps you get around NYC when construction alters your weekend subway service.
New York Landmarks Conservancy Landmarks Finder (iPhone): find New York City landmarks near you.