From Landfill to Hallowed Ground Book

August 2014, Staten Island, NY. Photo depicts the construction currently going on during the Fresh Kills Landfill transformation into a NYC Park, not far from “The Hill” where the sifting took place post 9-11. (Photo taken by Frank Marra and Maria Abbate.)



Staten Island landfill that housed 9/11 rubble turning into massive park
PIX 11 News NY


“Lt. Frank Marra, NYPD-Ret., artfully, adeptly, and sensitively takes us through the most horrific experiences of his honored career, leaving no stone unturned. The Staten Island Landfill, ‘that sacred and hallowed ground,’ became the world’s largest ‘movable’ crime scene, where the debris was picked apart to find anything that might identify victims who had perished, from human form to dust. This book is a must-read for those who were there, and it is an excellent resource for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as researchers in mass disasters, terrorism, psychological trauma, and the resulting stressors. I urge you to read it.”

—Richard L. Levenson, Jr., Psy.D., CTS
NYS Licensed Psychologist
Certified Trauma Specialist
Police Surgeon, NYS Troopers PBA