Here’s a list of the books I’m working through this year.  The full scoop can be found on my Goodreads. Credit to Kevin over at Think Urbanism for this idea – give his blog a read!

  • Greater Than Ever: New York’s Big Comeback, Daniel Doctoroff
  • From a Nickel to a Token: The Journey from Board of Transportation to MTA, Andrew Sparberg
  • Rails Under the Mighty Hudson: The Story of the Hudson Tubes, the Pennsy Tunnels, and Manhatten Transfer, Brian Cudahy
  • Conquering Gotham: A Gilded Age Epic: The Construction of Penn Station and its Tunnels, Jill Jonnes
  • Mayor, Ed Koch
  • Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World, Cal Newport
  • Human Transit: How Clearer Thinking about Public Transit Can Enrich Our Communities and Our Lives, Jarrett Walker
  • Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx is Burning: 1977, Baseball, Politics, and the Battle for the Soul of a City, Jonathan Mahler
  • So Much To Do, Richard Ravitch
  • Fear City: New York’s Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics, Kim Phillips-Fein
  • The Economy of Cities, Jane Jacobs
  • 722 Miles: The Building of the Subways and How They Transformed New York, Clifton Hood
  • The Subterranean Railway, Christian Wolmar
  • The Death and Life of Great American Cities, Jane Jacobs
  • The Great Society Subway: A History of the Washington Metro, Zachary Schrag
  • So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Live, Cal Newport
  • The Great Railroad Revolution: The History of Trains in America, Christian Wolmar
  • Changing Trains: Railway Reform and the Role of Competition: The Experience of Six Countries, Didier Van De Velde
  • The Power Broker, Robert Caro