A Subway for New York

Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2005

A glorious celebration and an accurate account of the birth of the New York City subway, which opened in 1904. Weitzman’s extensive research has enabled him to relate each and every stage of the engineering endeavor.

School Library Journal

Weitzman is a whiz at picture books about modern mechanical or engineering marvels, but here he tackles a much bigger feat. [His] passion is for facts, figures, maps, and diagrams, but he makes a kind of poetry out of the first two and art out of the second. Kids will pour over his extraordinarily detailed pen-and-ink drawings of everything from a cross-section of a tunnel under construction to the entrance kiosk at Astor Place, built to look like an antique Persian summerhouse.

Washington Post