Archive for March, 2012

In New Jersey, a Salvadorian Finds Refuge, Purpose

By Fabiola Galindo-Behncke • Mar 28th, 2012 • Category: People

“I am here, killing nature,” says Javier Rodriguez about his daily work.  Sitting inside the glass cabin of a crane truck, he winds down tree trunks from the top, laying them on the ground after a carefully calculated crane maneuver. But Javier was not always cutting down trees. They once provided him shelter as he [...]

In Queens, Giving Strays a New Life

By Adel Manoukian • Mar 27th, 2012 • Category: Features

Cats in the Cradle Rescue, a young organization situated in Forest Hills, is dedicated to saving cats and finding them good homes. This rescue organization was created in June 2011 after founder and president Janet Denaro had volunteered at Bobbi and the Strays, a shelter in Glendale, Queens that houses stray cats and dogs. “All [...]

Two Public-Art Proposals for the Upper East Side

By Susana Pereyra • Mar 26th, 2012 • Category: Lead Story, News

The Parks Committee of Manhattan’s Community Board 8, which represents the Upper East Side, met earlier this month to discuss proposals for two art exhibitions along Park Avenue, as well as to brainstorm ideas for the development of more park land and open space in the neighborhood. The exhibition proposals were introduced by Jennifer Lantzas, [...]