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
Brooklyn Litter Crew Cleans Up Condoms After Park Goers Get Busy

Brooklyn Litter Crew Cleans Up Condoms After Park Goers Get Busy

Brooklyn residents near Prospect Park are frustrated with all the litter and the lack of a comprehensive cleanup effort, and they have decided to take matters into their own hands to…

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Pier 6 of Brooklyn Bridge Park Officially Opens, Offers Native Plantings & Sand Volleyball Courts

Pier 6 of Brooklyn Bridge Park Officially Opens, Offers Native Plantings & Sand Volleyball Courts

It was a great Memorial Day weekend in Brooklyn, and it wasn't just because of the beautiful summer weather. The expansion of the Brooklyn Bridge Park on Pier 6 was finally completed on…

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Architect Ryan Enschede Tackles Climate Change Through Sustainable Building in NYC

Architect Ryan Enschede Tackles Climate Change Through Sustainable Building in NYC

Ryan Enschede believes that we have lost our understanding of how to build in relation to the climate, and the Brooklyn-based architect and designer has dedicated his career to changing…

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New NYC Textile Recycling Program Will Keep 200,000 Tons of Clothing Out of Landfills

New NYC Textile Recycling Program Will Keep 200,000 Tons of Clothing Out of Landfills

Tired of schlepping your hand-me-downs all over town just to recycle them? You might not need to for much longer. City officials are teaming up with Housing Works, an organization…

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New York City Stops Central Park Car Ban Despite Overwhelming Support

New York City Stops Central Park Car Ban Despite Overwhelming Support

We've recently reported on Councilwoman Gale Brewer's proposal to ban cars from the Central Park "loop," as part of an overall effort to promote a safer and greener NYC. The city,…

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NYC Students Cook With Solar Powered Pizza Boxes at Union Square Greenmarket

NYC Students Cook With Solar Powered Pizza Boxes at Union Square Greenmarket

Why buy a microwave when all you need is a cardboard box and a little help from the sun? Students from Edward R. Murrow and James Madison high schools presented a clever collection of…

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Councilwoman Brewer Wants NYC Delivery Trucks to Swap Diesel for Grid Power to Cut Pollution

Councilwoman Brewer Wants NYC Delivery Trucks to Swap Diesel for Grid Power to Cut Pollution

Upper West Side residents have had enough of the pollution and noise caused by delivery trucks, and Councilwoman Gale Brewer says she has a plan to stop it. Brewer, representative of…

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1000 NYC Superintendents Graduate From Energy Efficiency Training Program

1000 NYC Superintendents Graduate From Energy Efficiency Training Program

One thousand new superintendents graduated yesterday from "One Year, One Thousand Green Supers," another exciting green initiative sponsored by the city. Now in its second year of…

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Ennead Architects Designs New Green Intake Center for NYC Department of Homeless Services

Ennead Architects Designs New Green Intake Center for NYC Department of Homeless Services

Public service buildings in NYC are taking a more environmentally friendly turn. City officials gathered last week to announce the opening of a new green intake center for the homeless,…

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LEED Gold Community Center for the Lower East Side Girls Club To Open in 2012

LEED Gold Community Center for the Lower East Side Girls Club To Open in 2012

Back in 2009, we learned that the Lower East Side Girls Club would be getting an amazing new green community center to be the first and only Girls Club in NYC. The development finally…

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Green Buildings Sweep the 2011 Brooklyn Building Awards

Green Buildings Sweep the 2011 Brooklyn Building Awards

Winning in the education category, Pratt Institute's Myrtle Hall is LEED Gold certified, making it the first educational institute in Brooklyn to receive LEED certification. The world…

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Brooklyn Residents Set Up Nighttime Watch Group to Protect Prospect Park Geese

Brooklyn Residents Set Up Nighttime Watch Group to Protect Prospect Park Geese

The Prospect Park geese are at the center of attention, yet again. A group of Brooklyn residents, business owners, and wildlife advocates have devised a program to stand guard over the…

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Brooklyn Navy Yard Gets Another Green Building with LEED Platinum Duggal Greenhouse

Brooklyn Navy Yard Gets Another Green Building with LEED Platinum Duggal Greenhouse

The Brooklyn Navy Yard is fast becoming a vibrant hub for green industry. More than two dozen green companies operate there and a handful of buildings have been LEED certified. The…

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New Fordham University Dormitories Obtain LEED Gold With Help From NYSERDA

New Fordham University Dormitories Obtain LEED Gold With Help From NYSERDA

More and more New York colleges are jumping on the green building bandwagon. Last week, Fordham University obtained LEED Gold certification for its recently built Rose Hill Dormitories,…

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SOFT Blimp Bumper Bus: Terreform One Designs Giant Jellyfish Buses for NYC

SOFT Blimp Bumper Bus: Terreform One Designs Giant Jellyfish Buses for NYC

We have seen the future and it is full of jellyfish blimps. In a new sci-fi like depiction of New York City's future designed by Terreform ONE and KARV, our metal buses have been…

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NYC's Port Authority Bus Terminal Gets a Luminous LED Makeover

NYC's Port Authority Bus Terminal Gets a Luminous LED Makeover

The Port Authority Bus Terminal, on Eighth Avenue just blocks from Times Square, is considered one of the ugliest buildings in all of New York City. But it looks like that's about to…

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COstruction: An Eco-Friendly Installation by Nooka, SOFTlab, and Tietz-Baccon at DDC Lab in New York

COstruction: An Eco-Friendly Installation by Nooka, SOFTlab, and Tietz-Baccon at DDC Lab in New York

What do you get when you combine futuristic fashion, cutting edge technology, and innovative designers? COstruction, a collaborative art installation created by Nooka, SOFTlab, and…

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New Treatment Plant in Brooklyn Will Reduce Sewage Pollution in Jamaica Bay by 70 Percent

New Treatment Plant in Brooklyn Will Reduce Sewage Pollution in Jamaica Bay by 70 Percent

The future is looking brighter -- or at least less stinky -- for residents near Jamaica Bay. The city has just announced the opening of a new $400 million sewage treatment plant in…

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Car Charging Group Installs EV ChargePoint Stations in Manhattan Parking Facilities

Car Charging Group Installs EV ChargePoint Stations in Manhattan Parking Facilities

It seems like every day more and more electric vehicle charging stations are popping up in New York City. Car Charging Group has just announced today that EV charging stations will…

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An Inside Look at the Geothermal System in New York's Center for Architecture

An Inside Look at the Geothermal System in New York's Center for Architecture

As you know, Inhabitat was super busy over the weekend covering the most exciting events during the Festival of Ideas. We had a chance to listen to an inspiring panel of green mayors…

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Seward Park Co-op Launches EV Sharing Program with the Nissan Leaf

Seward Park Co-op Launches EV Sharing Program with the Nissan Leaf

The Seward Park Cooperative in the Lower East Side has just launched an electric vehicle sharing program for its residents. The co-op, located on Grand Street, installed four electric…

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Free Fruit Fridays: Go Healthy New York's Food Truck Offers Free Fresh Produce

Free Fruit Fridays: Go Healthy New York's Food Truck Offers Free Fresh Produce

Free fruit is coming your way! Every Friday from May to November, Go Healthy NY will be hosting Free Fruit Fridays to encourage New Yorkers to adopt a healthier diet and lifestyle. The…

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Fiat's Faux 500C Cars Pop Up On Manhattan Streets and Come Bearing Fruit (Trees)

Fiat's Faux 500C Cars Pop Up On Manhattan Streets and Come Bearing Fruit (Trees)

NYC has always been know for its awesome parks, and even more recently, for some rather interesting urban forest projects. It looks like it won't be stopping there either. As part of…

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Cook + Fox LEED Platinum Office Wins AIA New York Interiors Merit Award

Cook + Fox LEED Platinum Office Wins AIA New York Interiors Merit Award

Cook + Fox is well known for their commitment to environmental sustainability and profound passion for design excellence. We're huge fans of their work, especially One Bryant Park, one…

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LOT-EK Recycles Doors Into a Clever Storefront for Van Alen Books

LOT-EK Recycles Doors Into a Clever Storefront for Van Alen Books

“We are not reinventing the wheel," said Director Olympia Kazi. "We are addressing a need. We have received so much love, so much excitement, about books.” What makes Van Alen…

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