Acknowledgments & Credits

Out in the Storm: New Yorkers Confront Hurricane Sandy was a collective effort from the very beginning with the members of the research team learning to rely on each other and to reach out to identify individuals with stories to tell.  It was while reaching out that the members of the seminar received the support and assistance of numerous individuals, without whose help the project would not have been possible.  With gratitude, the research team of the Out in the Storm: New Yorkers Confront Hurricane Sandy would like to recognize the following individuals and organizations.

 

Those individuals who, in their own way, confronted the storm:

  • Joelle Bensaid

  • Lynn Bensaid

  • Monsignor John J. Bracken

  • Petty Officer Brian Dove, U.S. Coast Guard

  • Jeffrey Gitter

  • Doctor Timothy Hall, Goddard Institute for Space Studies

  • Greg Hitchen, U.S. Coast Guard

  • Meghan Kerr

  • Kathleen Lahey

  • Jerilynn Lalor

  • Artie Lighthall

  • CWO-3 Troy Loining, U.S. Coast Guard

  • MK1 Gregory Mankiewicz, U.S. Coast Guard

  • Heather Marshall

  • Caroline Matticoli

  • Deputy Chief James McGovern, Sanitation Department of New York

  • Captain Jose Ramos, North Hudson Regional Fire & Rescue

  • Gary Schwartz

  • Detective Steven Stefanakos, New York Police Department

  • PA-3 Steven W. Strohmaier, U.S. Coast Guard

  • Walter F. Walden

  • Mike Wallace, Point Breeze Volunteer Fire Department

  • Arthur Wagner

 

Special thanks to Sebastian Danese, an officer of the New York Police Department and member of the Point Breeze Volunteer Fire Department, who graciously granted permission for excerpts from his book, The Battle for Breezy Point, to be read and recorded for the project.

 

For their generosity in allowing us to use their photographs and audio/video clips on this website, the Out in the Storm: New Yorkers Confront Hurricane Sandy research team would like to thank:

  • American Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and its New York City affiliate, WABC

  • Sally Anderson Archive/Alamy.com

  • Monsignor John J. Bracken

  • Tim Dufficy, Point Breeze Volunteer Fire Department

  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Allison Joyce/Getty Images

  • Vito Formica, DeSales Media

  • Meghan Kerr

  • Aaron Leaf & The Center for New York City Affairs at The New School

  • Emilee McGovern

  • National Archives & Records Administration (NARA)

  • New Evangelization Television, Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn & Queens

  • Spencer Platt/Getty Images

  • Antonina Zielinska, The Tablet, Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn & Queens

 

For their patience, knowledge, and assistance in identifying interviewees, conducting research, navigating through the logistics of scheduling and conducting on-site research, and countless other tasks and duties, the Out in the Storm: New Yorkers Confront Hurricane Sandy research team would like to thank:

  • Anne Armstrong, National Guard Educational Foundation

  • Colette Baird, Sanitation Department of New York

  • Major Donna M. Barrios, New York Air National Guard

  • Lynn Bensaid

  • Rosamaria Brocato, Coney Island Hospital

  • Lee Brocks

  • Jimmy Buckley

  • Joan Byrnes, Sanitation Department of New York

  • Courtney Cohen

  • Sarah E. Fecht, Earth Institute at Columbia University

  • Gordon Gardner

  • Lt. Colonel Richard L. Goldberg, New York Army National Guard

  • Heather Marshall

  • Tanya Meisenholder, New York Police Department

  • Luis A. Miranda, Jr.

  • Loretta Morante-Rhodes

  • Brinton Parson

  • Ethan Pennington

  • Zlata Ramic

  • Colonel Peter P. Riley, New York National Guard, Joint Task Force Empire Shield

  • Stella Solasz

  • PA-3 Steven Strohmaier, U.S. Coast Guard

  • Michelle Trahey, Breezy Point Cooperative

  • Joanne Walsh

  • Tracy Warner