In 2001, Yvonne Phang was teaching accounting at a community college in downtown Manhattan around the time of the September 11 attacks, and suffered from headaches and breathing problems related to the toxic fumes that hovered near Ground Zero for months.
The oxygen tank sits in the living room of Joe McKay’s home, discreetly positioned in the corner next to a couch. It’s there in case the beast comes for him at night.
Every 9/11 anniversary that passes gets both easier and harder. Easier, because time numbs pain, even the most searing and awful kinds of pain.
Michael O’Connell was a New York City firefighter in his early 30s with his first child on the way when he woke up one morning in 2007 “feeling like someone came into the room that night and beat me up with a baseball bat.” Hours later, doctors told O’Connell he had a rare disease called sarcoido
New York City could soon expand aid for the families of 9/11 first-responders as sicknesses mount 18 years after the infamous attacks. Mayor Bill de Blasio proposed local legislation Tuesday to provide health insurance for the survivors of all city employees who die from 9/11-related illnesses.
As horrific as the 9/11 attacks were, they would have been even worse if not for a heroic group of everyday airline passengers whose remains rest here amid a common field of wildflowers and hemlock groves.
Nearly 3,000 people were killed on 9/11 and since then, more than 2,000 have died of 9/11-related illnesses. It's estimated that 400,000 were exposed to toxins at ground zero, and not just first responders.
Voices of September 11th’s annual Always Remember Gala will be held Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the New York Athletic Club in New York City.
Joseph Lott, a sales representative for Compaq computers, survived one of the deadliest days in modern American history because he had a penchant for “art ties,” neckties featuring famous masterpieces. “It began many years earlier, in the ’90s,” he said in an oral history with StoryCorps.
More than 10 times the number of NYPD police officers have died in the 18 years since 9/11 as were killed in the terror attack on the World Trade Center itself, officials said.
The children of FDNY firefighters who perished on 9/11 are blossoming into a new generation of Bravest.
To help those still struggling 18 years after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, resources, services, assistance programs and academic scholarships continue to be available to victims and their families.
A study of almost 10,000 firefighters who worked at the World Trade Center on September 11 has found those exposed to the dust which emerged from the destroyed buildings were more likely to develop heart problems. As the World Trade Center Collapsed on 9/11, it created a huge cloud of dust.
Seventeen years after firefighter Michael Haub’s remains were recovered from the rubble of the World Trade Center, the FDNY hero will be remembered at a second memorial service in his Long Island town.
As we approach the 18th anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks, there is yet another story of triumph and enduring friendship that emerged from that dark day. On the morning of 9/11, Jonathan Judd was on his way to work in the North Tower of the World Trade Center.
On Wed., Sept. 11, 2019, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum will lead the world in commemorating the 18th anniversary of the horrific attacks of 9/11.
A Manhattan federal judge has dismissed 138 lawsuits from plaintiffs who had targeted the Battery Park City Authority over exposure to toxic dust at Stuyvesant High School following the Sept.
Sept. 11 first responders and state pols are pressing Gov. Cuomo to sign a bill granting better pension benefits to public employees disabled following Ground Zero rescue and recovery work.
Moving toward a final reckoning as the nation approaches the 20th anniversary of the day that led to the longest war in American history, a military judge on Friday set a date for the death penalty trial at Guantánamo Bay of the five men accused of plotting the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
A stone memorial that was erected upstate in honor of first responders from 9/11 was reportedly vandalized with spray paint this week. “To see something like that is really tough,” said Adam Blowes, assistant city manager of Geneva, where the memorial is located.