MannahattaA Natural History of New York City
Yet another quality read, especially if you're a city nerd and live in NY. Just so full of info about this city and how it came to be what it is. This was the first book I bought when I moved here and got a job. I still think of neighborhoods in terms of where various hills and swamps used to be.
Sanderson, Eric W.. Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City. New York, NY: Abrams, 2009. Printed Book.