You wanna know about Robert Moses, Jane Jacobs, and figure out why bridges on parkways were built so low but you are too lazy to read Robert Caro’s 1200 pages bio of Moses? Luckily for you, there is a way!
Step 1: Learn French.
Step 2: Read “Robert Moses: Le maître caché de New York”, a graphic novel by Pierre Christin and Olivier Balez. It’s entertaining, succinct yet rich in content, and is written by a premier French SF graphic novelist, so it is down to earth and accurate.