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Jackson Heights Tenants Sue to Get Their Burned Out Building Back — and Get Back In

Many survivors of an eight-alarm fire are still barred from even retrieving their possessions. They’re in court now demanding swift action to make their apartments habitable again.

‘Luckiest Man Alive’: Why 9/11 First Responders’ Outlooks May Improve Even as Physical Health Fails

Ailing first responders consistently report better mental health-related quality of life than average Americans, a new FDNY study found. Cases in point: NYPD Det. Luis Alvarez and Firefighter Ray Pfeifer, who fought for the Victim Compensation Fund Act before they died.

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How Towers Tragedy Reverberates in Staten Island, a Ferry Ride Away From Ground Zero

While the physical damage of the Trade Center attacks was concentrated in Lower Manhattan, the emotional fallout could be felt miles away in neighborhoods where victims had lived. In the city’s least populous borough, the loss is "ingrained in our DNA."

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Bronx Cops in Kawaski Trawick Killing Guilty of Misconduct, CCRB Finds

The Civilian Complaint Review Board says Officer Brendan Thompson, who fired the fatal shot, improperly used his Taser and gun, and failed to quickly seek medical help. NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea has final say on discipline.

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Community Rallies Around ‘Deliveristas’ Who Lost Everything in a Bensonhurst House Fire

Guatemalan immigrants who have been organizing to improve life working for apps like DoorDash and Grubhub fundraise for new apartments and to replace the e-bikes they depend on for their livelihood.

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As Their East Village Church Burned, a Congregation Asked: How Can We Help the Women Next Door?

The Hopper Home women’s shelter shares a wall with the historic Middle Collegiate Church on Second Avenue. After a Dec. 5 fire left 22 residents with almost nothing, church members made sure they got what they needed.

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Sirens in COVID-19 Hot Spots Rekindle Anxieties as Ambulance Crews See Signs of Shift

Some medical first responders say they’re fielding more of the types of calls that were seemingly endless in March and April. And in part of Queens and Brooklyn, residents are hearing more of the sirens that were near-constant in the spring.

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NYPD Crime Response Time Still Lags Three Months Post-Protest

A review by THE CITY finds police take a full minute longer than a year ago to respond to shootings and other crisis incidents, while ambulances now arrive faster than before.

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How Many 9/11 Survivors Have Died of COVID-19? At Least 42 — and Likely Many More

As part of the MISSING THEM project to memorialize every New Yorker who died due to COVID-19, THE CITY set out to find people whose health was affected by both tragedies.

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Paramedics and EMTs Under Staggering Stress in Era of Disease and Disruption

The FDNY is adding five times as many EMS peer counselors as mental-health hotline calls spike and union says a "severe crisis" has hit frontline workers dealing with COVID PTSD.

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COVID-19 a Big Threat to 9/11 Workers, but Little Tracking or Testing So Far

Coronavirus concerns run high among ailing Ground Zero workers. The FDNY’s Petrocelli family suffered dual losses: to terror and the pandemic.

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First Responder Worried About Her EMS Friend Now Also Hospitalized

FDNY paramedic battles pneumonia as her pal remains in ICU. "I am extremely tired," Sherry Singleton texted from her hospital bed.

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Civil Servants Seek Line-of-Duty Death Benefits for Coronavirus Cases

Fight evoking 9/11 first responders’ health battle begins to get enhanced pension payouts for families of a wide range of workers felled by COVID-19.

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NYC Paramedic Battles ‘Paranoia and Anxiety’ as Coworker Fights COVID in ICU

FDNY EMS responder Sherry Singleton works long hours aiding coronavirus patients as work friend Christell Cadet battles for her life on a ventilator.

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FDNY Shifts Schedules, Graduates Class Early to Battle Coronavirus

As ranks of quarantined firefighters and EMTs rise, the Fire Department is using 24-hour shifts with the same group to limit risk of cross-infection.

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It’s Manhole Explosion Season: What You Need to Know About a Century-Old Problem

The blasts injure people, wreak property damage, power outages and traffic disruptions annually. We take a deep dive as risk is at height.

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City Hall Makes $147.5 Million Call on Overhauling 911

The firm enlisted by the de Blasio administration is already behind and over budget on creating a temporary text option for emergency callers.

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Text-to-911 Caught in Life-or-Death Battle Between NYPD and Tech Agency

Delays in new emergency technology stem from bitter standoffs over system testing failures and how much human help computers need to catch all calls.

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Long-Promised Power to Text 911 Still Hasn’t Arrived on the Scene

Missing a forecast early-2018 debut, the city lacks a life-saving emergency communications service in place in much of the state.

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Cold Water on Queens Firehouse Reopening Hopes After Amazon Breakup

Discussions for reviving a long-shuttered engine company stall, despite FDNY acknowledgment the booming area needs more emergency responders.