Bon Appétit staff set off fire alarms at new WTC

Stephanie Smith, NY Post

Bon Appétit staffers apparently caused a ruckus at their new 1 WTC offices by burning sage in the skyscraper Thursday morning and setting off fire alarms.

Bon Appétit staffers caused a ruckus after burning sage at their new One World Trade Center offices. Photo: Getty/Bon Appétit

Bon Appétit staffers caused a ruckus after burning sage at their new One World Trade Center offices. Photo: Getty/Bon Appétit

The Condé Nast mag’s executive editor, Christine Muhlke, posted on Twitter: “Sage burning in the new WTC offices sets off fire alarms for an hour. #worth it.” (It isn’t the first time sage has been singed around the foodies: Slow Food pioneer Alice Waters introduced her pungent custom at a gathering at Bon App’s old test kitchen in November 2013, where perhaps the tradition was picked up.) Read More »

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New Post-9/11 Concern: Dust-Damaged Kidneys

Sarah Dorsey, Chief Leader

While first responders celebrated the news two years ago that September 11-related cancer care would be covered by the Federal government under the Zadroga Act, another less-recognized ailment appears to have been quietly stalking some survivors.

Dr. Mary Ann McLaughlin, a researcher at Mt. Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine, was at the time leading a study that would link inhalation of toxic 9/11 dust to kidney disease. Read More »

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Some 9/11 families rip possible removal of NYPD terror report

Bruce Golding, NY Post

Al Regenhard holds a photo of his son Christian Michael Regenhard, who died on 9/11, during a House committee meeting about the 9/11 Commission's recommendations.Photo: UPI

Al Regenhard holds a photo of his son Christian Michael Regenhard, who died on 9/11, during a House committee meeting about the 9/11 Commission’s recommendations.Photo from UPI.

Relatives of 9/11 victims responded with fury to news that the city is in negotiations to suppress an NYPD report warning about the dangers of homegrown terrorism.

The Post exclusively reported Sunday that plaintiffs in a pending civil-rights suit have demanded the city take down the online report as a condition for settling their case, which accuses cops of illegally targeting them. Read More »

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