Lori Zimmer

 

Lori Zimmer is a New York based writer, with a passion for sustainable design, eco-tourism and art. She has written for Ecouterre, Inhabitots, ArtSlant, Patrick McMullan Mag, Flavorpill, WhiteHot and ArtFetch. She received her MA in art, media and business at FIT. In her free time, she writes an art and art history guide called Art Nerd New York and curates shows often focused on artists who use found or recycled materials.

Inside JetBlue's lean, green offices in Queens

Inside JetBlue's lean, green offices in Queens

JetBlue’s brand new Long Island City digs are an environmentally friendly oasis that encapsulates the look and feel of the home base at JFK’s Terminal 5. Designed by HLW…

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Tiny brick-walled studio feels much larger thanks to its airy sunroom and private yard

Tiny brick-walled studio feels much larger thanks to its airy sunroom and private yard

Tiny living doesn’t necessarily have to mean cramped and uncomfortable. This beautiful and airy studio, found by 6sqft, makes up for its small living area with two unheard of…

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Recycled wire hanger pavilion announced as winner of 2016 City of Dreams design competition

Recycled wire hanger pavilion announced as winner of 2016 City of Dreams design competition

A new temporary pavilion made from upcycled wire hangers will adorn Governors Island for the summer season of 2016. Designed by Folio (Youngsu Lee and Bosuk Hur), Hanger Barn was chosen…

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WeWork welcomes residents into its new co-living space at 110 Wall Street

WeWork welcomes residents into its new co-living space at 110 Wall Street

WeWork’s 110 Wall Street location is already packed with seven floors of their signature innovative coworking spaces, packed with chic furniture, free coffee and a communal…

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Recycle your Christmas tree at MulchFest 2016

Recycle your Christmas tree at MulchFest 2016

New Yorkers looking to recycle their Christmas trees after the holidays can do so the easy way at MulchFest 2015. On January 10th and 11th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the New York…

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Times Square New Year's Eve ball drop will dazzle with 32,000+ LED lights

Times Square New Year's Eve ball drop will dazzle with 32,000+ LED lights

The world-famous New Year's ball is twelve feet in diameter and a whopping 11,875 pounds. To achieve its mesmerizing effect, the surface of the geodesic sphere is covered in 2,688…

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This secret train track was once used to transport VIPs into the Waldorf Astoria hotel

This secret train track was once used to transport VIPs into the Waldorf Astoria hotel

You probably wouldn’t noticed an ordinary door on 49 th Street, but the special door is a portal to the past- leading to the secret train platform used by Franklin D. Roosevelt. Long…

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LEGO's new Skyline Collection lets you build your favorite NYC buildings

LEGO's new Skyline Collection lets you build your favorite NYC buildings

LEGO’s incredible new Skyline Collection lets building-block lovers recreate the most iconic skylines around the world. The newly launched kits come complete with the famous toy…

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Mirrored ring of golden hearts to spread love in Times Square this Valentine's Day

Mirrored ring of golden hearts to spread love in Times Square this Valentine's Day

The romance will return to Times Square in February with Collective-LOK’s gorgeous Heart to Heart installation. The winner of the annual 2016 Times Square Valentine Heart Design, the…

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DIY: Make this iconic Chrysler Building Halloween costume

DIY: Make this iconic Chrysler Building Halloween costume

Originally published in October 2012 Celebrate the spirit of New York City and crown yourself as a DIY rock star by making this kick-ass Chrysler Building costume! If you’ve got…

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Art of Board's recycled skateboard tiles enliven Macy's Herald Square

Art of Board's recycled skateboard tiles enliven Macy's Herald Square

A colorful installation of eco-interior design has taken residence at Macy’s on 34th Street in Herald Square. Sustainable design company Art of Board has installed their signature…

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Plans for massive Essex Crossing market revealed

Plans for massive Essex Crossing market revealed

Developers of the massive Essex Crossing project slated for the Lower East Side have just revealed designs for a two-level market for Broome Street. Designed by SHoP Architects, the…

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Eerie children of the moss take over a gallery in Manhattan

Eerie children of the moss take over a gallery in Manhattan

Little green mean, the Moss People, have invaded the Upper East Side this month! Created by artist Kim Simonsson, the nearly-living sculptures have taken residence at Jason Jacques…

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Escape to this tree house Airbnb getaway in the Adirondacks

Escape to this tree house Airbnb getaway in the Adirondacks

The heated tree house retreat is perfect for reclaiming your relaxation at any time of the year. Clad in wood from the private 6 acres of forested area, the stilted abode lets you sleep…

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Ethiopian artist transforms trash from Africa's largest open market into thought-provoking sculptures

Ethiopian artist transforms trash from Africa's largest open market into thought-provoking sculptures

Ethiopian artist Elias Sime gleans cast offs from vendors at the Addis Ababa open market, and transforms the discarded bits into beautiful art works. Recently opened at the James Cohan…

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Tahiti Pehrson's heavenly paper cut sculptures will play tricks on your brain

Tahiti Pehrson's heavenly paper cut sculptures will play tricks on your brain

The impressive paper cut art works of Tahiti Pehrson take over Chelsea’s Joseph Gross Gallery for the month of September. Pehrson uses intricate paper cuts to explore the phenomenon…

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New solar-powered composting center may be coming to Gowanus

New solar-powered composting center may be coming to Gowanus

The Gowanus Canal Conservancy hopes a new solar-powered composting center will soon flank its shores. Locals could bring household food scraps and organic waste to the facility, which…

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Enter the 2016 City of Dreams Pavilion competition and see your design come to life on Governors Island

Enter the 2016 City of Dreams Pavilion competition and see your design come to life on Governors Island

FIGMENT has opened the call for entries in its 2016 City of Dreams Pavilion Design Competition for Governors Island.

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Mass pigeon kidnapping leaves Washington Square Park locals mourning feathered friends

Mass pigeon kidnapping leaves Washington Square Park locals mourning feathered friends

The troves of pigeons usually infiltrating picnic goers at Washington Square Park haven’t migrated to another city green space, but were apparently part of a mass abduction. As…

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Waterfront streetcar connecting Queens and Brooklyn could actually happen

Waterfront streetcar connecting Queens and Brooklyn could actually happen

Commuting from Queens to Brooklyn has always been a frustration for straphangers, with few options other than the G train or making your way by several busses. With the booming…

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A new 60,000-sq-ft food court is coming to Brooklyn

A new 60,000-sq-ft food court is coming to Brooklyn

The massive overhaul of the Brooklyn Navy Yard will welcome the public with something every loves- food. The BNY Development Corp. has chosen Marvel Architects to design a massive…

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Look up at the Empire State Building tomorrow to see giant endangered animals projected  on the side

Look up at the Empire State Building tomorrow to see giant endangered animals projected on the side

If you're in New York City tomorrow night, don't forget to look up. The facade of the iconic Empire State Building is set to double as a giant canvas from 9pm to midnight. 33 floors of…

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139 new Citi Bike stations to be rolled out in NYC this August

139 new Citi Bike stations to be rolled out in NYC this August

Summer cruising is about to get even sweeter, with Citi Bike’s new expansion planned for August. The popular bike share will hit even more neighborhoods, bringing new bike stations to…

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El Anatsui makes gorgeous recycled sculptures from discarded aluminum cans

El Anatsui makes gorgeous recycled sculptures from discarded aluminum cans

Nestled in the village of Kinderhook about two and a half hours north of the city, gallerist Jack Shainman’s The School is attracting day trippers from New York and locals alike every…

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Skylit penthouse studio's clever built-ins make smart use of limited space

Skylit penthouse studio's clever built-ins make smart use of limited space

Less is sometimes more, especially in regards to one of our favorite topics- tiny living! This sunny adorable Brooklyn Heights penthouse studio that just went on the market is just…

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