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After terrorists struck the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, a New York ferry captain who later became a city firefighter helped evacuate hundreds of people from Lower Manhattan. He was Thomas Phelan, 45, one of the many heroes who came to the city's rescue after the attack. Phelan died on Friday, authorities said, one of the thousands of victims of cancer linked to the 9-11 attack. Phelan worked for Circle Line Statue of Liberty ferry cruises when the twin towers were hit and helped ferry people from Lower Manhattan, FDNY spokesman Jim Long confirmed. In 2003, Phelan joined the fire department as a firefighter and eventually was promoted to marine pilot, Long said. He passed away from cancer. His illness was believed to be related to his exposure to the toxic fumes swirling around Ground Zero, officials and friends said.: After terrorists struck the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, a New York ferry captain who later became a city firefighter helped evacuate hundreds of people from Lower Manhattan. He was Thomas Phelan, 45, one of the many heroes who came to the city's rescue after the attack. Phelan died on Friday, authorities said, one of the thousands of victims of cancer linked to the 9-11 attack. Phelan worked for Circle Line Statue of Liberty ferry cruises when the twin towers were hit and helped ferry people from Lower Manhattan, FDNY spokesman Jim Long confirmed. In 2003, Phelan joined the fire department as a firefighter and eventually was promoted to marine pilot, Long said. He passed away from cancer. His illness was believed to be related to his exposure to the toxic fumes swirling around Ground Zero, officials and friends said.

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Jason Thomas Upon hearing the news of the attacks on the Twin Towers, U.S. Marine Veteran Jason Thomas donned his military uniform and made his way to Ground Zero. "Someone needed help. It didn't matter who", Thomas recounted later. "I didn't even have a plan. But I have all this training as a Marine, and all I could think was: my city is in need". Thomas joined forces with another U.S. Marine veteran David Karnes and armed with just flashlights and a shovel, they set out in search of survivors. Darkness had enveloped the scene by the time they discovered two Port Authority police officers buried in the rubble. Both officers were subsequently rescued and after another two and a half weeks helping at Ground Zero, Thomas returned to his life without even telling his family about the rescues. It wasn't until years later when Thomas was inaccurately portrayed in Oliver Stone's film, World Trade Center, that his true identity came to light.: Jason Thomas Upon hearing the news of the attacks on the Twin Towers, U.S. Marine Veteran Jason Thomas donned his military uniform and made his way to Ground Zero. "Someone needed help. It didn't matter who", Thomas recounted later. "I didn't even have a plan. But I have all this training as a Marine, and all I could think was: my city is in need". Thomas joined forces with another U.S. Marine veteran David Karnes and armed with just flashlights and a shovel, they set out in search of survivors. Darkness had enveloped the scene by the time they discovered two Port Authority police officers buried in the rubble. Both officers were subsequently rescued and after another two and a half weeks helping at Ground Zero, Thomas returned to his life without even telling his family about the rescues. It wasn't until years later when Thomas was inaccurately portrayed in Oliver Stone's film, World Trade Center, that his true identity came to light.

Jason Thomas Upon hearing the news of the attacks on the Twin Towers, U.S. Marine Veteran Jason Thomas donned his military uniform and ma...

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Firefighter Dies From Cancer Linked To His Rescue Efforts On 9-11 - blogged by @worldwidekeege ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Humanitarians are hard to come by nowadays. Today the city mourns the death of a true soldier, former New York Firefighter, Thomas Phelan. Before he was a firefighter, he was a ferry captain for a Statue of Liberty line and was close by when the twin towers were hit. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Through his heroism, hundreds of people were rescued as he helped those from Lower Manhattan. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Shortly after, Phelan joined the fire department and was even promoted to marine pilot. Unfortunately, due to carcinogens and pollutants after the attack, not to mention the smoke, many people working on the cleanup, the recovery, and the rescue, were heavily affected by it. Most were diagnosed with cancer linked to 9-11, and for Phelan, his life’s end was due to his great deeds on that day. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ May he Rest In Peace.: Firefighter Dies From Cancer Linked To His Rescue Efforts On 9/11 @balleralert FD Firefighter Dies From Cancer Linked To His Rescue Efforts On 9-11 - blogged by @worldwidekeege ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Humanitarians are hard to come by nowadays. Today the city mourns the death of a true soldier, former New York Firefighter, Thomas Phelan. Before he was a firefighter, he was a ferry captain for a Statue of Liberty line and was close by when the twin towers were hit. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Through his heroism, hundreds of people were rescued as he helped those from Lower Manhattan. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Shortly after, Phelan joined the fire department and was even promoted to marine pilot. Unfortunately, due to carcinogens and pollutants after the attack, not to mention the smoke, many people working on the cleanup, the recovery, and the rescue, were heavily affected by it. Most were diagnosed with cancer linked to 9-11, and for Phelan, his life’s end was due to his great deeds on that day. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ May he Rest In Peace.

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Chick-Fil-A Set to Open Five Story Location in New York City-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ In NYC, it's either go big or go home. So in true New York fashion, ChickfilA has announced that they will be opening their biggest restaurant right in the Big Apple. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The fast food chain revealed Monday, that their third N.Y.C. location, will be the largest location of their 2,100 restaurants across the country. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The restaurant will be located right in the middle of the city’s Financial District. With 12,000 sq.-ft., the restaurant will consist of five levels, with floor-to-ceiling windows and rooftop seating for customers to take in the view of Manhattan. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ According to design manager Nathaniel Cates, while the location will be the franchise's tallest location, it will be quite narrow at only 15-ft. wide, but will pay homage to the events of 9-11 in a major way. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “With the restaurant sitting under half a mile from Ground Zero and the 9-11 Memorial, Cates’ team wanted to respectfully pay homage to the significance of the location,” reads the press release. “They drew designs for the front of the building to be stacked fully with glass windows, with elements built into the façade that give a subtle impression of the Twin Towers – one on each side of the restaurant. It’s a feature that acknowledges the significance of location.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The doors of the new location are slated to open early next year.: Chick-Fil-A Set to Open Five Story Location in New York City @balleralert Chick-Fil-A Set to Open Five Story Location in New York City-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ In NYC, it's either go big or go home. So in true New York fashion, ChickfilA has announced that they will be opening their biggest restaurant right in the Big Apple. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The fast food chain revealed Monday, that their third N.Y.C. location, will be the largest location of their 2,100 restaurants across the country. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The restaurant will be located right in the middle of the city’s Financial District. With 12,000 sq.-ft., the restaurant will consist of five levels, with floor-to-ceiling windows and rooftop seating for customers to take in the view of Manhattan. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ According to design manager Nathaniel Cates, while the location will be the franchise's tallest location, it will be quite narrow at only 15-ft. wide, but will pay homage to the events of 9-11 in a major way. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “With the restaurant sitting under half a mile from Ground Zero and the 9-11 Memorial, Cates’ team wanted to respectfully pay homage to the significance of the location,” reads the press release. “They drew designs for the front of the building to be stacked fully with glass windows, with elements built into the façade that give a subtle impression of the Twin Towers – one on each side of the restaurant. It’s a feature that acknowledges the significance of location.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The doors of the new location are slated to open early next year.

Chick-Fil-A Set to Open Five Story Location in New York City-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ In NYC, it's either go big or go home....

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