If you can’t walk past a hole in the street without leaning over the edge to see what’s down there, then this book by Kate Ascher will tickle your fancy. It tells the hidden story of New York’s infrastructure covering everything from airports to sewage.
It’s light enough to be an easy read without getting too bogged down in the details and it’s well illustrated throughout. Personally I would have preferred a bit more detail on the engineering side of things which I think could have been brought in at the expense of some of the more New York specific historical stuff. Definitely an interesting read though.