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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Flight 93 National Memorial to get new leader; director promoted to national position

Mary Pickels Trib Live

Jeff Reinbold has vivid memories of one of his first visits to the Flight 93 temporary memorial.

“It was January 2003, and the temperature was hovering around zero,” he said Thursday. “There were 10 cars in the parking lot, and none were from Pennsylvania. There was a volunteer standing out in the cold, greeting people. I just knew it was a special place.”

Then stationed with the National Park Service in Washington, he returned home to Western Pennsylvania to serve as project manager for the nation’s newest national park. 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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