EMPIRE STATE EDITIONS
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!
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:
"The citizenry of our nation has stepped forward, generation upon generation, to preserve scenic beauty and the diversity of natural life. Often, these achievements are dramatic and inspiring, as in the Palisades chronicle. With its public parkland and historic sites protected forever, the question remains: can we apply the same resolve to secure an even higher environmental goal: to save our Earth’s future?"—Larry Rockefeller (American Conservation Association)
"This book reminds us that conservation of our nation’s natural and historic assets never is easy, but always is possible if each generation places high value on the legacy it will leave for the next."—Former Senator Bill Bradley
"Bob Binnewies’ book is a tour de force about the history of a unique bi-state agency that has played a central role in the preservation of open space, including most recently, Sterling Forest in the heart of the New York Metropolitan area."—Jim Tripp (Environmental Defense Fund)
"Bob Binnewies has done a masterful job of capturing the spirit and chronicling the determination of those whose work has helped safeguard the magnificent landscape of the Hudson River. Palisades is a must for everyone involved in open space and wildlife habitat protection."—Patrick F. Noonan (Conservation Fund)
"In his compelling history, Bob Binnewies captures the drama of the creation of the Palisades Interstate Park by my grandfather and his peers as an excellent example of how public-private partnerships can produce lasting benefits."—Ann Perkins Cabot
Praise for Empire State Editions
“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
Author David J. Goodwin discusses Jersey City’s lost artistic potential and his new book, Left Bank of the Hudson: Jersey City and the Artists of 111 1st Street, published by Fordham University Press. “The Lost Potential of Jersey City’s 111 1st Street” Author David Goodwin discusses the story and legacy of 111 …
The Nation‘s Atossa Araxia Abrahamian discusses the role and status of the U.N. in NYC, and Pamela Hanlon’s new book, A Worldly Affair: New York, the United Nations, and the Story Behind Their Unlikely Bond, published by Fordham University Press. “International Territory: Three new books map the ambiguities of the UN’s extraterritorial status.” By Atossa …
Sam Roberts from The New York Times discusses Pamela Hanlon’s new book, A Worldly Affair: New York, the United Nations, and the Story Behind Their Unlikely Bond, published by Fordham University Press: “When the World Called for a Capital”, by Sam Roberts, The New York Times September 14, 2017 “In the late 18th century, …
With input from Fordham Press author David J. Goodwin, Jersey Digs discusses the future of art and artists in Jersey City. “David Goodwin, an urbanist and writer, recently contributed an article to Strong Towns about the scary state of the arts in Jersey City, sparked by an open letter from Jersey City artists and arts …
Left Bank of the Hudson: Jersey City and the Artists of 111 1st Street David J. Goodwin. Fordham Univ, $24.95 (176p) ISBN 978-0-8232-7803-9 Publishers Weekly | June 19, 2017 A former tobacco-company warehouse turned artist colony in Jersey City, N.J., serves as a microcosm of American urban development in the …
“….history is not merely something to be read…and it does not merely refer to the past…On the contrary, history is literally present in all we do…”—James Baldwin History can be and often is a sobering reflection of the past, but also an equally important and welcomed window into the present …