Sheila Birnbaum

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How to Register for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund in 5 Minutes

The deadline for WTC survivors and responders to register for the fund is Oct. 3.

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9/11 Responders Get First Health Fund Payments

Fifteen first responders were awarded long-awaited 9/11 health fund payments, officials announced.

Downtown »

Thousands Register for $2.8B 9/11 Compensation Fund

So far more than 4,500 people have registered for a stake in the $2.8 billion Victim Compensation Fund.

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Woody Allen Donated $175 to Julie Menin

Woody Allen is among those who donated to Julie Menin's likely run for Manhattan borough president.

Manhattan »

Manhattan's Top Newsmakers of 2011

People from Marcus Samuelsson to Aldon James made news in Manhattan's neighborhoods in 2011.

Downtown »

9/11 Health Fund Won't Accept Claims Until November

The federal government released new information about the $2.8 billion Victim Compensation Fund on Oct. 3, 2011.

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9/11 Health Fund Coverage Zone is Expanded to Canal Street

Residents as far north as Canal Street can apply for the $2.8 billion fund. The boundary had previously been Reade Street.

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9/11 Responders Invited to Town Hall Meetings on New Compensation Fund

Several meetings were set up to field questions from those who may benefit from the Zadroga Act.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

Upper East Side Co-op Builds Rooftop Garden for Children

Plymouth Tower, a 340-unit complex on East 93rd Street, hopes its new rooftop garden will become a model for others.

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Sickened 9/11 Survivors Get Details on $2.8B Health Fund

Sheila Birnbaum took questions from 9/11 recovery workers and residents at a town hall meeting.

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Sick 9/11 Workers Seek Answers on $2.8B Compensation Fund

Dozens of people are submitting online questions about the new 9/11 health law.

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'Special Master' of $2.8B 9/11 Health Fund Appointed

Sheila Birnbaum, a legal expert, will weigh thousands of claims from those who are sick.