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New York, New York *(the city so nice they named it twice)

Empire State Editions appeals to a diverse audience from local New Yorkers to those interested in our vibrant city from anywhere in the world.

The Bronx is up, but the Battery's down

The people ride in a hole in the groun'

New York, New York, it's a wonderful town!

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Books in the Empire State Editions highlight the beauty, culture, diversity, and history of New York and the never-ending thirst for information about this global metropolis such as:

Boss of Black Brooklyn
America's Last Great Newspaper War
Eunice Hunton Carter
The Kingdom Began in Puerto Rico
Notable New Yorkers of Manhattan's Upper West Side



Three gay men in pre-Stonewall New York City fi­nd their fates thrown together in the police raid of a Village bar.

"In New York City half a dozen years before Stonewall, gay men knew who they loved but not yet who they were. Cahill brings their world to life in a big-hearted novel of existential suspense. A closeted banker fences with a blackmailer, an English professor searches for a brutalized lover, and a grocery store manager loses his job and his family, and the reader turns the pages faster and faster to find out not just whether these men make it but also how gays became people of integrity at a time when shame was so deeply nested in laws, institutions, and their own psyches. Cahill paints on a grand canvas the internal, individual revolutions that came before the historic one."—Caleb Crain, author of Overthrow and Necessary Errors

"What a wonderous world Cahill has created full of pathos and driven by memorable characters and a divinely complex plot. Beyond the historical realities of post-war America, the novel—in extravagant and seductive prose—explores the interior lives of gay men eager for pleasure and desperate to push beyond their own perpetual suffering. Disorderly Men is an absolute triumph."—Amber Dermont, author of The Starboard Sea

Praise for Empire State Editions

“In presenting 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.”—Wall Street Journal

"Pamela Hanlon in her new book about the UN and New York City's evolving relationship. . . gives the sweeping developments surrounding the UN a particular locality and tells the story of postwar internationalism in a readable, human way."

The Nation

“. . . Thanks to Campo's unbiased writing, this is a great book of what the city used to be.”

Ink New York

"Minutely detailed. . . a 'case study' of the promises and drawbacks of pluralism.”—The New York Times Book Review

“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

In the News

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Joyce Studies Annual Welcomes New Co-editors

By Kate O'Brien-Nicholson | September 12, 2023

PRESS RELEASE Joyce Studies Annual New Co-editors Announcement: Accepting Submissions as of September 1, 2023 We are pleased to announce that the new co-editors of Joyce Studies Annual beginning in 2023 are Keri Walsh and Christopher GoGwilt. In summer of 2022, Fordham University Press released the Ulysses centenary issue of …

A “Little Lost World”: Walking Greenwich Village with H. P. Lovecraft

By Kate O'Brien-Nicholson | August 20, 2023

By David J. Goodwin, author of “Midnight Rambles: H.P Lovecraft in Gotham“ The influential horror writer H. P. Lovecraft explored Manhattan’s Greenwich Village on the eve of his thirty-fourth birthday in August 1924. His account captures his relationship with New York City and reveals both the enchanting and repulsive elements …

Top Ten Reads for Fall

By Katie Sweeney | August 16, 2023

#1 “Raj’s honest and reflective writing grapples with the raw complexities and beauty of embracing one’s identity and allows any reader to draw a seat and be welcomed with love and joy at his family’s kitchen table.“ —Diana Liu, New York State English Council #2 “Global Queens challenges us to think …

Blog Tour! University Press Week 2021 #KeepUP

By Kate O'Brien-Nicholson | November 11, 2021

#KeepUP “Keep UP!”, the 2021 University Press Week theme, marks our tenth anniversary and celebrates how university presses have evolved over the past decade. This year, We are honored to be participating in #UPWeek2021, and today, we bring you 10 of our most impactful titles from the last decade. It was …

Fordham University Press announces the publication of the first novel in its new imprint New York ReLit

By Kate O'Brien-Nicholson | October 29, 2020

New York, NY — Fordham University Press has announced the formation of New York ReLit, a sub-imprint of Empire State Editions, which will publish historical literary fiction, beginning with the March 2021 trade paperback re-issue of a timely American classic: distinguished Irish American author Peter Quinn’s 1995 American Book Award-winning …

Empire State Editions book makes the New York Post

By Kate O'Brien-Nicholson | March 2, 2020

America’s Last Great Newspaper War Mike Jaccarino (nonfiction, Empire State Editions) The circulation battle between the New York Daily News and the New York Post — the Hatfields and the McCoys of American media — was an epic tabloid fight, waged as digital media was on the rise and print …