Be a part of it
New York City is understandably a top destination for design aficionados. The picture-laden CD-sized New York: architecture & design from German publisher teNeues tells what to look foror helps identify what one has stumbled upon. Edited by Hubertus Adam, this book highlights recent stylish, trendy or architecturally significant buildings throughout the city. Though the book includes addresses and a map, it's probably a good idea to pair it with another travel book unless you are familiar with the city.