Architect Robert Kahn's CitySecrets guidebooks offer an impressive collection of insider tips provided by contributors such as Michael Cunningham, Penelope Lively, Rick Moody, and fellow architect Richard Meier. Selected sites include the main room in the McKim Mead & White-designed Metropolitan Club, a three-painting tour of Upper East Side museums, and the garden of the General Theological Seminary.

Tripping with the hip tipsters [Boston Globe via Kottke]

City Secrets: New York City