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
“….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 …
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 …
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 …
“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 …
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.”