Sandy, One Year Later: Sharing and Preserving Brooklyn's Stories

Start Date/Time: 

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 10:30 PM

End Date/Time: 

Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 12:30 AM


128 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn, NY 11201




Brooklyn Historical Society & Brooklyn Community Foundation


It's been one year, and though Superstorm Sandy has largely receded from the headlines, Brooklynites still grapple with its devastating impact. This program seeks to preserve and document the unique experiences of those whose daily lives continue to be impacted in the aftermath of Sandy.

Storytellers will include a homeowner (Andrea Hodge from Canarsie), NYCHA resident (Rasheed Johnson, a teen living in the Red Hook Houses), business owner (Michael "Buzzy" O'Keeffe from The River Cafe in DUMBO), and a first responder (Pamela Harris of Coney Island Generation Gap), all of whom continue to work to help their communities return to a “new normal” post Sandy. Also participating is Rachel Falcone of Sandy Storyline, an organization that has gathered audio, video, photography, and text from residents and citizen journalists to document the storm and its aftermath, with the goal of advocating for a more just and sustainable future.

Amy Starecheski, Associate Director of the Columbia University Oral History Masters Program, will moderate.

Join us immediately after the program for the opening reception of "Documenting Sandy," a new BHS exhibition of photographs capturing Superstorm Sandy's aftermatch.   

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