Sunday, December 9, 2007

Victorian Pride - Upstate New York

Yes! We have a new publication. Victorian Pride - Forgotten Songs of Upstate New York has been added to our list of books.

Songs include "Belles of Buffalo Polka," "Buffalo City Cadet Guard March," "Catskill Katamiaul," "Moonlight on the Catskills," "Chautaqua Lake Waltz," "Memories of Chautauqua," "Duchess of Albany Gavotte," "The Vale of Our Own Genesee," "Herkimer Quadrilles," "Jamestown - The Old Brick House," "Newburgh Centennial March," "Niagara - Clifton House," "Niagara Schottisch," "Oneida Polka," "Onondaga Polka," "Poughkeepsie Polka," "The Belle of Saratoga," "Seneca Schottishe," "Tonawanda Quickstep," and "Yonkers - Twilight." 116 pages - Spiral bound for easy use at your own piano.


Sunday, July 29, 2007

Janowski Gardens Cookbook

The Janowski Gardens Cookbook.
New Publication from New York History Review Press


What happens when you stir up recipes with fresh vegetables and the history of a German family that emigrates to Elmira, New York in 1872?

Author, local historian, and cook, Diane Janowski answers this question and more in the Janowski Gardens Cookbook, a collection of her favorite recipes. Janowski Gardens Cookbook offers healthy-eating recipes ranging from soups and sauces, meat, poultry and fish, eggs and cheese, to desserts. Every recipe includes at least one vegetable ingredient grown at Janowski Gardens and it’s all served up with the history, humor and wit for which Diane is well known.

Interspersed throughout the book are photos and stories of the Janowski family and farm, one of Elmira’s best-kept secret wonderful places. Janowski Gardens has been a family-owned and operated vegetable growing enterprise on Esty Street on Elmira’s Southside for 134 years.

Diane Janowski, a local history writer in Elmira, New York, who served as the editor of the Chemung Historical Journal from 1999 to 2006, now publishes the New York History Review. Janowski has written two other history books this year through New York History Review Press - The Great Inter-State Fair, Elmira, New York 1890, and Victorian Pride – Forgotten Songs of Central New York 1841-1885.

New York History Review Press is proud to release the Janowski Gardens Cookbook (112 pp., $18.95).


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Monday, June 18, 2007

Victorian Pride - Forgotten Songs of Central New York

New York History Review Press announces its newest publication Victorian Pride - Forgotten Songs of Central New York.

First in a series of historic hometown sheet music books. The 23 songs are specific to the towns, cities, and rivers of central New York. Either written in - or about Elmira, Binghamton, Canisteo, Ithaca, Chenango, Tioga, Rochester, Syracuse and Utica. This collection of Victorian parlor music is spiral bound for easy use at your own piano.

Songs include "Elmira Schottish," "The Binghamton March," "Chenango Polka," "Vale of the Canisteo," "Cayuga Mazurka," "Watkins Glen Caprice," "Rochester New City Hall March," "Syracuse City March," "Utica French Academy March" and more. 120 pages.

Saturday, April 28, 2007


The New York History Review's newest publication will be available soon. "
The Janowski Gardens Cookbook and History" is a combination of good healthy vegetable recipes and the history of a German-American family in upstate New York. The Janowski family emigrated to the United States in 1872 and started a farm garden. Now in its 134th year it still provides fruit and vegetables to Elmira, New York. An Elmira institution.

Diane Janowski

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

OUR NEW PUBLICATION The Great Inter-State Fair

The New York History Review Press announces our first publication!

The Great Inter-State Fair Elmira, New York 1890 looks at life at the end of the 19th century. Full of advertisements and photographs from businesses in Elmira (Chemung County), New York. Paperback 116 pages.


Or you can access it through our website:

New York History Review

We will have more publications in the near future.
Thank you for reading.

Diane Janowski, Publisher

Thursday, February 15, 2007

ALMOST READY for our first publication

Well, we got off to a great start and although I wasn't intending to publish so quickly we are almost ready to announce our first publication - our first issue in hard copy. We are also planning a book called "The Great Inter-State Fair Elmira, New York 1890." That should be out fairly soon also.