Soon after the 9/11 attacks, survivors returned to downtown Manhattan. The air didn’t look right, it didn’t smell right, and it didn’t feel right, but the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said it was safe. Some of those who returned were just children.
The memorial at Pearl Harbor captures terror and loss by allowing visitors to view the destroyed U.S.S. Arizona under the sea. The memorial at Hiroshima makes a statement about death and hope by preserving the ruins of a domed hall that stood at the atomic bomb’s hypocenter.
Every tragedy, big or small, leaves behind victims and loved ones whose lives are inalterably changed. In some cases, survivors find themselves driven to become activists or advocates, finding meaning in the tragedy by fighting whatever caused it.
It's not just cops and firefighters who rushed to Ground Zero coming down with Sept. 11-related cancers - students and teachers at downtown schools are getting sick, too.
City officials want people who lived and worked near ground zero in the aftermath of 9/11 to know they may be covered under the Zadroga act if they become sick.
Firefighters and other first-responders who worked at Ground Zero aren’t the only ones suffering 16 years later from exposure to toxic debris.
Please join us at 3 p.m. today at the 9/11 Memorial as we honor the victims of yesterday’s attack in lower Manhattan, express our support for their loved ones, pay tribute to the strength and resilience of New York and thank our first responders.
One World Trade Center lit up in red, white, and blue after deadly NYC truck attack took the lives of at least 8 people. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered the display, according to a statement from his office. New York Gov.
The first time Queens firefighter Robert Tilearcio traveled to Washington, D.C. to fight for the extension of the Zadroga Act, he stood on his own two feet.
As the dust began to settle on lower Manhattan, and rescue and recovery workers made their way through the rubble, they came upon a tree. Although this tree had snapped roots and burned branches, it was alive — it had survived. This one tree, survived the World Trade Center attacks.
Fire Department paramedics and EMTs who responded to the 9/11 attacks and now suffer from medical illnesses say the city is forgetting about them.
There’s almost no way to shield kids from the barrage of news about hurricanes and earthquakes or the latest mass shooting in Las Vegas, says a pediatric psychologist at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, so it’s crucial to talk them through the bad news.
Former FDNY commissioner Thomas Von Essen, who presided over New York’s Bravest during 9/11, has been named head of the FEMA region that serves Puerto Rico - making him the new leader of the hurricane recovery efforts. “There’s a lot of work to do,” Von Essen told The Post.
Join the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program for the first ever Research to Care Community Engagement event!
Each year, as the anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks approaches, the country is reminded of the unprecedented losses suffered.
Sixteen years after the Sept. 11 attacks, new names are still being added to the memorial at 9/11 Responders Remembered Park in Nesconset, as the men and women who were at Ground Zero that fateful day and in the days afterward continue to die from 9/11-related illnesses.
When James Giaccone of Bayville wants to feel close to his older brother, he goes to bronze panel N-36 on the rim of the 9/11 Memorial north reflecting pool, on the footprint of the original World Trade Center’s north tower. There, he touches the engraved name of Joseph M.
Each year, as the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks approaches, the country is reminded of the unprecedented losses suffered.
Sixteen years after the collapse of the World Trade Center towers sent a "cloud" of toxic debris across Lower Manhattan, children living nearby who likely breathed in the ash and fumes are showing early signs of risk for future heart disease.
They were father and son. They were first responders on September 11, 2001, and now, their recent deaths are being tied to their heroism on that horrific day, more than 15 years later.