Provides a fascinating and in-depth look into the life, career and legacy of one of the most important New Yorkers of the Gilded Age.
An explorer’s walking guide to downstate New York’s awesome boulders and rock formations.
A detailed, historic guide to the rich physical history of New York City, from its founding by Dutch settlers to the turn of the twentieth century.
How New Yorkers transformed the world!
The saga of New York’s push to build two minor-league baseball stadiums, colored by dollars, politics, and dreams.
The first comprehensive study of village government formation and dissolution in New York State.
A classic work on the history of New York City written by one of America's greatest politicians.
The first book to comprehensively examine Lou Gehrig's famous "Luckiest Man" speech.
Provides a reimagined but historically accurate account of the life of the notorious gangster Frank Costello through his own words.
Relive the glory days of New York's poshest night spot with recipes and drinks you can prepare at your own home!
An essential resource for dedicated cyclists planning a trip through the state or casual riders seeking new stretches of trail to enjoy with family and friends. Great for those traveling by foot, boat, or car as well.
The first and best biography of this pioneering comic duo and Broadway Stars--in a new edition!
A walking tour and history of Bob Dylan's life and time in New York, from Greenwich Village to Woodstock.
Tells the story of New York's playing grounds, teams, and ballparks of yesteryear.
An intimate and moving account of how the author rose from poverty to become a major Black political figure in New York State.
A gripping tale of conspiracy and a love triangle set against the background of 19th century New York City.
Relates the dramatic role of New York courts in shaping public policy on key reform legislation in the progressive era.
A celebration of New York State's history through 19 key events from the state's founding to today.
Examines the significant impact of Dutch traders and settlers on the early history of Northeastern North America, and their relationships with its Indigenous peoples.
A complete introduction to musical theater from its roots in the eighteenth century through today, written by a master historian.
The story of the suffrage movement and the ongoing struggle for women’s rights through the lens of one family’s history.
Reflects on the legacy and limits of suffrage in New York State as a way to understand present-day issues with women's social and political rights, as well proposes ideas for future progress.
Engaging look at Lower East Side writers and artists in the wake of the 1975 New York fiscal crisis.
Offers a firsthand account into early-nineteenth-century New York State and Lower Canada during a time of enormous growth and change.
The decade comes alive in this whirlwind ride through the Sixties that begins in Brooklyn and ends at Woodstock.
Recounts the true story of an entrepreneurial woman who succeeded in a male-dominated industry in the twentieth century.
Depicts a man's exploration of the landscape, history, and toponymy of Hell Gate, a notorious stretch of water in New York City's East River.
Tells the story of a young couple in love during World War II, and the difficulties they faced both at war and on the home front.
Both an anthology and an informal textbook that features poetry and essays by twenty-five New York State poets.
Examines slavery, abolition, and race in the United States with a special focus on New York State.
The first comprehensive biography of an important yet understudied figure in the Dutch colony of New Netherland.
Focuses on the posters of World War I as a medium to interpret the tremendous role played by New York State and its citizens in the war effort.
Chronicles the history of the women’s rights and suffrage movements in New York State and examines the important role the state played in the national suffrage movement.
Presents a major new interpretation of the Ashcan School of Art, arguing that these artists made the working class city at the turn of the century a subject for beautiful art.
The story of how and why a group of prominent and influential men in New York City and beyond came together to help women gain the right to vote.
The first guidebook devoted exclusively to New York City’s Art Deco treasures.
Recovers and chronicles the plights of ordinary New Yorkers that resonate with contemporary debates on rape and domestic violence.
Explores the hundred-year history of Piel Bros. , one of the prominent German American brands that once made New York City the brewing capital of America.
Food and history combine in this exploration of the Dutch influence on American holiday traditions. Includes more than one hundred easy-to-make holiday recipes.
Twenty-four contemporary writers reflect on life in New York City’s biggest underdog, the “forgotten borough” of Queens.
A biography of one of nineteenth-century America’s foremost poets and public intellectuals.
An eclectic collection of poems about New York City.
A compelling story about three murders in Brooklyn between 1872 and 1873 and the young women charged with the crimes.
Examines the pivotal role New York State played in the Civil War.
Traces the history of the New York wine industry as it evolved across the state.
The story of an Ocean Hill–Brownsville teacher who crossed picket lines during the racially charged New York City teachers’ strike of 1968.
A 1960s Bronx tomboy learns how to survive her brutal but humorous Italian family and all the rest that life throws her. The harder you hit the pavement, the higher you fly.
Stories of small-town life on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
A behind-the-scenes look at one of New York's most colorful and influential governors.
A groundbreaking study of ten difficult years in the life of America's most important newspaper.
Veteran labor journalist Richard Steier explores the tensions between New York City's public employee unions, their critics, and city and state politicians.
The life and times of an instrumental figure in New York City’s recovery from the fiscal and social crises of the 1970s and 1980s, and in the general revitalization of the city over two generations.
Uses previously unstudied Coast Guard records for New York City and environs to examine the development of Rum Row and smuggling in New York City during Prohibition.
A haunting record of the destruction and rebirth of the neighborhood surrounding Ground Zero.
The life of a prominent Dutch-American patriot.
A guide to the important but half-forgotten chapters of New York State’s French history.
Second volume of papers from a well respected annual seminar that showcase the latest research on Dutch colonial history in New York State.
A lively and entertaining memoir of a life in public service to the city and state of New York.
Photographs and recollections of one of baseball’s most storied icons.
Examines New York City as a paradigmatic example of the tensions between privatization and public uses of space in the contemporary U.S.
The inspiring history of NYSUT, New York State’s largest union, and a powerful progressive force in the state and in the country.
An architectural and historical tour of twenty-nine of New York State’s finest castles.
An inside story of privilege, inherited wealth, and the bizarre values and customs of the American upper crust.
Recounts the sensational 1896 murder trial of Mary Alice Livingston, who was accused of murdering her mother with an arsenic-laced pail of clam chowder and faced the possibility of becoming the first woman to be executed in New York's new-fangled electric chair.
The comprehensive history of the State University of New York system.
The first full-length biography of Timothy D. "Big Tim" Sullivan, who dominated New York City politics in the three decades prior to World War I.
Reveals the powerful influence of financial elites on New York City’s mayors.
Drawing on the latest research, leading scholars shed new light on the culture, society, and legacy of the New Netherland colony.
New York's fascinating history as presented in song.
Fascinating stories based on the author’s exploration of eight rivers in New York and Québec.
Concise history of the valiant service of New York’s African American soldiers.
A history of the military campaigns near Fort Ticonderoga, New York, in 1758.
Studies the role of the media in shaping public perceptions of David Dinkins’ mayoral leadership.
Introduces readers to comic and tragic masterpieces spanning 150 years of Yiddish drama.
Essays exploring rural New York during the American Revolution.
Third volume of biographies of African American women community leaders in New York state.
Second volume of biographies of African American women community leaders in New York state.
Biographies of African American women community leaders in New York state.