Will Giron

 

Will Giron is a writer, researcher, and photographer born and raised in Queens, NY. He is currently completing his studies at St. John's University in Journalism. His main areas of interest are in urban policy analysis, particularly in community development, environmental sustainability, alternative energy, transportation, and local politics. He currently maintains a blog covering and promoting social/global justice and policies through art and activism.

Will Giron
East New York Gets Gardens & a Wetland to Fight Pollution from Stormwater Runoff

East New York Gets Gardens & a Wetland to Fight Pollution from Stormwater Runoff

It's no secret that stormwater runoff is a serious contributor to pollution in NYC waterways, especially in areas in southern Brooklyn and Queens. In East New York, a lower-income…

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Third + Bond is the First Brooklyn Building to Receive LEED Platinum Certification

Third + Bond is the First Brooklyn Building to Receive LEED Platinum Certification

The Gowanus Canal may be a Superfund site, but that hasn't kept the surrounding neighborhood from having somewhat of a renaissance over the last few years. New apartment buildings,…

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A Survey of Celebrity Homes' Solar Power Potential in New York City

A Survey of Celebrity Homes' Solar Power Potential in New York City

The NY Solar Map confirmed last week that two thirds of NYC's rooftops are well suited for solar panels, and could potentially harvest most of the city's energy needs. Despite the…

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New York's Javits Center is Receiving a Much Needed Green Renovation

New York's Javits Center is Receiving a Much Needed Green Renovation

After years of deterioration and various structural issues, the Jacob Javits Center is finally getting a much needed eco-upgrade and full renovation. FXFowle will be taking the helm of…

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Bike and Roll Launches New 'Hop On Hop Off' Bike Rental Program in NYC

Bike and Roll Launches New 'Hop On Hop Off' Bike Rental Program in NYC

Bike rental company Bike and Roll unveiled a new 'hop on, hop off' program at Tavern on the Green in Central Park yesterday, just in time for another great season of summer cycling.…

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Solus4 Designs a Sustainable Vertical Neighborhood for New York City

Solus4 Designs a Sustainable Vertical Neighborhood for New York City

The building is made up of 50 full-floor apartments, each approximately 3,000 sq. ft., and all serviced by a high speed elevator system. The main floors of the building include various…

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Complete Streets Bill for Safer Street Design Passes Both New York Houses

Complete Streets Bill for Safer Street Design Passes Both New York Houses

The Complete Streets Legislation unanimously passed both the state Senate and the Assembly yesterday with Governor Andrew Cuomo expected to sign the new legislation into law. The law…

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BBox Radio is a Shipping Container Radio Station in Brooklyn's Dekalb Market

BBox Radio is a Shipping Container Radio Station in Brooklyn's Dekalb Market

The creators of BBox Radio Back in March, we reported that a sustainable shipping container market will be popping up in Downtown Brooklyn this summer. Now that summer is here, the…

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New York Solar Jobs Act of 2011 to be Voted on Today

New York Solar Jobs Act of 2011 to be Voted on Today

The New York Solar Jobs Act of 2011, a bill that aims to bring huge environmental and economic benefits to New York, is set to be voted on in the State Assembly today. In New York…

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Brooklyn's Prospect Park Geese Will Now be Used to Feed the Hungry

Brooklyn's Prospect Park Geese Will Now be Used to Feed the Hungry

That's right - the Prospect Park geese are making headlines once again! After huge protests and outcry from local residents about the city's mass slaughter of geese at Prospect Park…

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Old Brooklyn Airport to Be Transformed into Giant Urban Campground

Old Brooklyn Airport to Be Transformed into Giant Urban Campground

Finding a good campground isn't really one of the first things you think about when it comes to New York City, but that might just change. Floyd Bennett Field, an old airport on the…

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Cop Cars & Delivery Vehicles Are NYC's Worst Bike Lane Blockers

Cop Cars & Delivery Vehicles Are NYC's Worst Bike Lane Blockers

In an ironic twist, it seems like NYPD officers are having trouble following the traffic laws they're suppose to enforce. In a recent study conducted by DNAinfo, police cars were found…

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Pratt Institute Supports Sustainable New York Start-Ups With Design Incubator

Pratt Institute Supports Sustainable New York Start-Ups With Design Incubator

We're big fans of the Pratt Institute (with several of our writers hailing from the awesome institution), mainly because of the school's dedication to sustainability, be it through…

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Manhattan Community Boards Continue to Push for Central Park Car Ban

Manhattan Community Boards Continue to Push for Central Park Car Ban

Despite Bloomberg's announcement that the city would not run a trial period for a car-free Central Park, Community Boards 7 and 5 are still pushing for the ban. Just last week,…

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New East River Ferry Service in NYC Starts Today!

New East River Ferry Service in NYC Starts Today!

New York City's public transportation system is one of the best in the country, if not the world, but the MTA is constantly looking for ways to make it even better and more efficient by…

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NYC Cyclist Ticketed for NOT Using Bike Lane Highlights the Perils of ALWAYS Using Bike Lanes

NYC Cyclist Ticketed for NOT Using Bike Lane Highlights the Perils of ALWAYS Using Bike Lanes

Let's face it, some cyclists really do deserve tickets for not riding in the bike lanes, especially since the lanes are there to protect everyone on the road. But sometimes the bike…

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New Sustainable Development Plan for Western Queens Waterfront to Be Unveiled Next Week

New Sustainable Development Plan for Western Queens Waterfront to Be Unveiled Next Week

With the development of high-profile waterfront projects like Brooklyn Bridge Park and the Hudson River Park, it can be easy to forget that all of NYC's boroughs, not just Brooklyn and…

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NY Aims to Extend Ban on Fracking for Another Year

NY Aims to Extend Ban on Fracking for Another Year

On Monday, the New York State Assembly passed a one year ban on fracking due to rising concerns about the effects it might have on drinking water. Fracking has proven to be very…

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New York City's First Vegan Pop-Up Restaurant Opening This Friday in the LES!

New York City's First Vegan Pop-Up Restaurant Opening This Friday in the LES!

In a city filled with pop - up restaurants, food stands, trucks, and a variety of other mobile eating spots, it's surprising that vegans don't have a temporary eatery to call their own.…

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NYC & Other C40 Cities Announce Partnership with World Bank to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

NYC & Other C40 Cities Announce Partnership with World Bank to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

  The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and the World Bank announced a new partnership that will help cities speed up reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and become more…

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Mayor Bloomberg Wants New Yorkers to Make NYC Their Green Gym

Mayor Bloomberg Wants New Yorkers to Make NYC Their Green Gym

Now that the spring is here and summer fast approaching, Mayor Bloomberg wants you to get out and make NYC your own personal gym. The week-long "Make NYC Your Gym" campaign kicked off…

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New Bronx Music Heritage Center Combines Affordable Housing with Green Design

New Bronx Music Heritage Center Combines Affordable Housing with Green Design

The project began as a way to celebrate the musical heritage of the Bronx, in light of the closing of historic performance venues in the South Bronx area. Given the lack of  a…

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New York Attorney General Sues Federal Government Over Fracking

New York Attorney General Sues Federal Government Over Fracking

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, is sueing the federal government after failing to conduct a full environmental review on the potential dangers of high-volume hydraulic…

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NYC DOT Paves a Green Path With Eco-Friendly Asphalt Made by Local Company

NYC DOT Paves a Green Path With Eco-Friendly Asphalt Made by Local Company

We're big fans of artfully filling potholes, but yarn doesn't exactly hold up under heavy traffic. But thanks to GreenPatch, street repairs can be both sturdy and sustainable. The…

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Fresh Bodegas Initiative Provides Healthy Local Produce for NYC's Bodegas

Fresh Bodegas Initiative Provides Healthy Local Produce for NYC's Bodegas

Although stores like Whole Foods and Trader Joe's have helped to promote a healthy diet and lifestyle to the masses, the unfortunate reality is that often times, these stores are out of…

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