Three books delve into mass transit and the creation of the subway.
The transportation hub serving about 650,000 daily passengers desperately needs an overhaul. So far, the New York governor’s plans don’t begin to address the problems.
The new Sims Municipal Recycling Facility opening soon in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, promises to reduce recycling costs and create jobs, all in a pleasing waterfront structure.
The plan for Penn Station and Madison Square Garden, issued in a report last week, tries to address the hub’s limitations. The architecture critic Michael Kimmelman makes further suggestions.