Empire State Editions

Established in 2010, the Empire State Editions imprint from Fordham University Press seeks to publish high-quality books that highlight the diversity, vitality, and rich history of New York City and the Hudson Valley. Books published under the imprint tend to be oriented toward a general interest audience but scholarly content that reaches a wide audience are also part of the evolving collection.

Noteworthy publications include City of Gods: Religious Freedom, Immigration, and Pluralism in Flushing, Queens by R. Scott Hanson, which The New York Times Book Review wrote was "Minutely detailed. . . a 'case study' of the promises and drawbacks of pluralism.”

Routes Not Taken: A Trip Through New York City's Unbuilt Subway System by Joseph Raskin was praised by the Wall Street Journal  “In presenting lively...case studies of what he regards as the most important unbuilt lines, Mr. Raskin encourages his readers to think about the adaptable nature of the city.”

Accidental Playground: Brooklyn Waterfront Narratives of the Undesigned and Unplanned by Daniel Campo was highlighted in Ink New York. “. . . Thanks to Campo's unbiased writing, this is a great book of what the city used to be.”

Walking New York: Reflections of American Writers from Walt Whitman to Teju Cole by Stephen Miller, “In 'Walking New York', essayist Stephen Miller takes a look at the city's literary perambulators, examining the writing of Stephen Crane, Alfred Kazin and Teju Cole, among others, and offering an evolving portrait of New York through the centuries. 'Each Writer' Mr. Miller says in the book's preface, 'wanders a different city'.” The New York Observer

And most recently, A Worldly Affair: New York, the United Nations, and the Story Behind Their Unlikely Bond by Pamela Hanlon and Left Bank of the Hudson: Jersey City and the Artists of 111 1st Street by David Goodwin with a foreword by DW Gibson.

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