7/31/14: Hit Em Hard Showcase Ft. Dark ATM @ Arka Lounge

Check out the video of last month’s Hit Em Hard showcase featuring Sean Price below.

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Time Travel Tuesdays: A Renaissance In A Forgotten Neighborhood – The Talk of Heights-Inwood | NY Times

By MOLLY IVINS
Published: October 9, 1981

North of 155th Street in Manhattan is an area that its residents like to call the real Upper West Side. Unlike the lower Upper West Side, it is a section where people do not roller-skate plugged into a tape-cassette, there are no hanging plants in the bars and the perils of gentrification are still a few years off. The miracle is that gentrification is even in sight for Heights-Inwood.

Washington Heights and Inwood were separate neighborhoods 30 years ago, the Heights mostly Jewish and Inwood mostly Irish. Now both are mostly Hispanic and they have become Heights-Inwood, one of the city’s most successful examples of how to resurrect a neighborhood.

Ten years ago, Heights-Inwood was on the skids, headed straight for the same fate as the South Bronx. Much of the housing had deteriorated and suspicious fires left ugly gaps. Junkies hung around the corners and longtime residents were moving out, headed for New Jersey or Long Island.

Read more: A RENAISSANCE IN A FORGOTTEN NEIGHBORHOOD – The Talk of Heights-Inwood – NYTimes.com.

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Monday Mood Music: Cristion D’or – Believe Me

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Finding hope: How creative radiation treatment saved her life and her baby’s life — while she was pregnant | NY Daily News

Doctors create special shield to protect baby in utero as pregnant mom undergoes radiation for an aggressive brain tumor at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

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Columbia University Medical Center - Washington Heights - Innovative Cancer Treatment - NY Daily News

Pamela Sternberg (right) with (from left) New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center's Dr. Tony Wang, Dr. Anita LaSala and Dr. Andrew Lassman at the Irving Radiation Oncology Center. the team of doctors came up with a customized treatment plan and designed a shielding device to shelter Sternberg's baby from radiation while she was getting treatment for a tumor. (Photo: James Keivom | NY Daily News)

Timmy Sternberg’s first birthday party in June was a low-key celebration — just his parents, his three big brothers, and a homemade cake in the family’s Washington Heights apartment.

But the milestone was a particularly joyous moment for the Sternberg family and especially mom Pamela, who was 22 weeks pregnant with Timmy when she was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor called Glioblastoma multiforme.

After an innovative team at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center came up with a special care plan — creating a shielding device for her womb — Sternberg was able to get radiation during her pregnancy and is now continuing treatment without any tumor regrowth.

“There is hope in seemingly hopeless situations,” said Sternberg, 38. “Not that I haven’t had my moments, but I do feel hopeful.”

Read more: Finding hope: How creative radiation treatment saved her life and her baby’s life — while she was pregnant – NY Daily News.

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Spread Love: Uptown Bounce Summer Nights Series

Uptown Bounce Summer Nights Series

July 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

UPTOWN BOUNCE kicks off with a cultural rewind to where it all began!

At El Museo del Barrio, stop by for a studio visit in the galleries and a conversation with folklorist Elena Martínez from City Lore, who will illustrate the connections between art and music. Famed Puerto Rican DJ duo D’Marquesina will be on deck spinning old school new school in El Café. Video projections by Erika HarrshLeo Castañeda and Geraldo Mercado, as well as nightly sidewalk art by Murcielagos Fumando Collective: Carlos Jesus Martinez Dominguez/FEEGZ173Marie JimenezAndy MartinezCOZSol Rebel and Lejka Sievert. 

At the City Museum, groove to hip hop beats with DJ Tony Touch and Latin rhythms by congas player Chico Cruz on the terrace, then learn about graffiti’s influence on hip-hop music through the City As Canvas exhibition.

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