Participants tie bandannas together to break record in honor of fallen 9/11 hero Welles Remy Crowther

Welles Remy Crowther, a 24-year-old equities trader who worked for Keefe Bruyette & Woods atop Tower 2 of the World Trade Center, saved several people on 9/11 by donning a red bandanna and leading people to exits from the 78th floor.

He was honored this week in Central Park by the tying together of 10,920 bandannas — enough to represent, in feet, the height of both World Trade Center towers.

The bandannas set a world record, reports Elizabeth Elizalde in the New York Daily News.

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‘Don’t forget about us’: 9/11 responders continue to get sick and die from toxic exposures

Heidi Higgins, a retired NYPD detective currently living in North Carolina, worked at the site of the World Trade Center for several months after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, as well as responding on the day, reported Ben Smart of WECT.

Higgins now suffers from a variety of health issues, including COPD and GERD. She has lost more than 40% of her lung capacity and can no longer smell or taste.

She is cared for under the WTC Health Program, but is not complimentary of it. She told the reporter, “The national program is not that effective to be honest with you. I’ve been [in Wilmington, NC] since December, and I’ve been begging them for a pulmonologist. Begging them.”

The 10-13 Club in Wilmington has about 100 members, some of whom deal with World Trade Center health issues.

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Three World Trade Center on the verge of losing two big eateries

A restaurant deal at Three World Trade Center has been cancelled, reports Steve Cuozzo in the NY Post.

A huge casual restaurant from the team behind the NoMad and Eleven Madison Park was due to open at 3WTC, but now will not be happening.

The English steakhouse Hawksmoor was also scheduled to open a branch at 3WTC. Now they are reportedly looking near Park Avenue South instead, though no definite announcement has been made.

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