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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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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Dyckman Seaman Grocery to Close After 26 Years | DNAinfo

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Owner Manuel Diaz said the cost for the space has doubled in the past five years. (Photo credit: Lindsay Armstrong | DNAinfo)

A Dyckman Street deli that has been part of the neighborhood for more than a quarter of a century will close its doors next week due to an increase in the cost of its space, the owner said.

The Dyckman Seaman Grocery, located at the intersection of Dyckman Street and Seaman Avenue, will close on July 31 after more than 26 years in business, owner Manuel Diaz said.

He explained that he can no longer afford to keep the store open due to the sharp increase in property taxes passed on to him by his landlord.

“The rent is high, but we could make a living with it,” Diaz said. “But not with the real estate taxes. I’m paying almost the same for the taxes as I do for rent.”

Read more: Dyckman Seaman Grocery to Close After 26 Years – Inwood – DNAinfo.com New York.

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Columbia University’s football players clean Uptown parks, read to youngsters | NY Daily News

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Columbia University’s freshmen football players clean Uptown parks and gardens, as part of a four-week community service program. (Photo: Francesca Magnani | NY Daily News)

These Lions are learning how to be team players off the gridiron, too. And in this game, everybody wins.

Columbia University’s freshmen football players have ventured beyond the school’s gates this summer, cleaning uptown parks and gardens and reading to youngsters in Inwood as part of the four-week community service program launched by coach Peter Mangurian three years ago.

“It’s really important for us to not just say we want to be a part of the community, but to get out there and be a part of it,” said Mangurian. “We’re trying to cultivate a tradition in Columbia football. It benefits everybody.”

Read more: Columbia University’s football players clean Uptown parks, read to youngsters – NY Daily News.

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The 2014 Ford Trends Conference – The Recap

Ford Trends Conf

The Ford Motor Company has been innovating, disrupting and shifting paradigms since the turn of the last century. Their annual Ford Trends conference is all about getting thought leaders, influencers as well as Ford designers and engineers together to discuss, dissect and discern future trends shaping not just the automotive world but the wider world as well.

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