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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!

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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

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"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 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.”—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

Dorothy Day: Woman and Mother

By FUPress | February 21, 2017

The story of Dorothy Day is a familiar one to Catholics.  Dorothy Day is one of the most well-known Catholic Icons in America.  Her work with the poor remains a model and standard for charity work, and in 2000 she was given the title Servant of God by the Catholic …

University Press Week 2016: Celebrate Community!

By FUPress | November 14, 2016

Before the Fires—A True Community Product By Professor Mark Naison The response of people in the Bronx and neighboring communities to Before the Fires: An Oral History of African American Life in the Bronx from the 1930’s to the 1960’s (Fordham University Press) has been one of the most gratifying …

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle Remembers Henrik Krogius

By FUPress | October 14, 2016

In an article published on October 7th, Mary Frost of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle remembers the life of Henrik Krogius, who passed away last week.  Throughout his illustrious career, Krogius was an Emmy-winning producer for a local NBC news station, the editor of Brooklyn Heights Press, and the author of …

Pamela Lewis discusses black empowerment in the classroom

By FUPress | June 23, 2016

“Instilling black pride is not a threat. It is a necessity.” In an interview with The Huffington Post, author and educator Pamela Lewis discusses the imperative of black empowerment in America’s urban schools. Pamela Lewis isn’t like most of her fellow teachers. Lewis is black. She’s from the North Bronx …

Dorothy Day's New Step Towards Canonization

By FUPress | April 27, 2016

On April 19th, the Archdiocese of New York released a press release regarding an update in Dorothy Day’s progress towards possible sainthood. The Catholic Worker founder, who was named a “Servant of God” back in 2000 when the Vatican opened up the canonization process, is now under consideration to be elevated from “Servant of God” to “Venerable.”

The Element of Surprise

By FUPress | January 8, 2016

By Pamela Lewis, author of Teaching While Black: A New Voice on Race and Education in New York City (forthcoming in March 2016) It’s a few days after Christmas. Videos of children frenziedly shucking wrapping paper, ribbon and boxes for the gifts held inside fill my Facebook and Instagram feed …