We’ve been loving the new book, Magnetic City: A Walking Companion by New York Magazine architecture critic Justin Davidson, a Pulitzer Prize winner. Magnetic City is an insider’s guide to the architecture and planning of New York that includes photographs, maps, and original insights from the designers, visionaries, artists, and writers who built the city and lived in it. This literary achievement is a perfect balance of historical research, philosophical reflection and guide to the city. Many of its themes have become even more apropos in the current climate–themes of diversity, of rebirth, of extreme contradiction–as if New York was simply reflecting greater forces bubbling up within the country.

Magnetic City Pre Launch Party-Justin Davidson-Michelle Young-MCNY Museum of the City of New York-Untapped Cities-NYC

On Monday, April 17th at 6:30 PM, join Davidson and Untapped Cities founder Michelle for the pre-launch of Magnetic City and a discussion about the book. Untapped Cities readers get a special discount code to the event: CITIES17 for $10 tickets (normally $20). Author signing to follow at the event. Get your advance copy of Magnetic City: A Walking Companion