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.

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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New Tappan Zee Bridge will glow with dynamic LED light system by Philips

New Tappan Zee Bridge will glow with dynamic LED light system by Philips

The new Tappan Zee Bridge will glow sustainably, with an LED light system by Royal Philips. Lighting both the roadway and the architectural elements, the bridge will have the capacity…

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Thousands of dead fish wash ashore in Long Island's Peconic Bay

Thousands of dead fish wash ashore in Long Island's Peconic Bay

As beach season in Long Island is not starting as planned, as thousands of dead bunker fish wash ashore in Peconic Bay. The bay has been the subject of local news lately, as hundreds of…

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Nearly 3 million pounds of clothing recycled by the UWVC in NY last year

Nearly 3 million pounds of clothing recycled by the UWVC in NY last year

New York City’s United War Veterans Council Recycling Program has announced its triumph of recycling a whopping 2.9 million pounds of clothing and household goods in 2014. The…

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Cloud Farms' mini greenhouses let you grow fresh produce right out of your window

Cloud Farms' mini greenhouses let you grow fresh produce right out of your window

Cloud Farms, the brain child of designer Bradley Ferrada, can bring an easy-to-use vegetable farm to any small apartment. The graduate of Pratt Institute’s Master of Industrial Design…

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A living room of found furniture pops up in Times Square (PHOTOS)

A living room of found furniture pops up in Times Square (PHOTOS)

Since last year, Bettman has been setting up impromptu “rooms” all over New York City, having created facets of living room scenes in Bushwick, Chelsea and the Lower East Side…

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Pratt's Open Sewer Mapping Project helps New Yorkers understand the city's sewer problems

Pratt's Open Sewer Mapping Project helps New Yorkers understand the city's sewer problems

Flooding and sewage overflow has been a hot button issue in New York City since Hurricane Sandy, inciting city and private programs to create new systems to help prevent future…

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Mayor de Blasio launches largest public housing energy savings program in the nation

Mayor de Blasio launches largest public housing energy savings program in the nation

Nearly 300 existing New York City Housing Authority will be getting sustainable upgrades in a $100 million city project announced by Mayor de Blasio last week. A series of Energy…

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7 easy ways to help victims of the Second Avenue explosion

7 easy ways to help victims of the Second Avenue explosion

Last month’s tragic gas explosion on Second Avenue left three buildings leveled, and many locals families displaced, with a lifetime of belongings gone. Good Samaritans Bowery Boogie…

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Donald Trump opens a luxury golf course atop a former landfill in the Bronx

Donald Trump opens a luxury golf course atop a former landfill in the Bronx

As of last Wednesday, New York golf enthusiasts can putt at the city’s new course, the Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point in the Bronx. Run by Donald Trump’s company but overseen by…

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Soaring city of

Soaring city of "Vertical Factories" would produce goods made for New Yorkers by New Yorkers

Architect Stuart Beattie’s design Made In New York would create a series of vertical factories right in the city, allowing New York to meet its own supply and demand. Chosen as an…

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Help a colorful pavilion made of recycled materials bloom this summer on Governors Island

Help a colorful pavilion made of recycled materials bloom this summer on Governors Island

This summer, visitors to Governors Island will get to enjoy not one, but two City of Dreams Pavilions made from recycled materials. Izaskun Chinchilla Architects’ gorgeous Organic…

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See IK Studio's curvaceous Torqueing Spheres at Socrates Sculpture Park this May

See IK Studio's curvaceous Torqueing Spheres at Socrates Sculpture Park this May

The Architectural League of New York has chosen IK Studio’s Torqueing Spheres as the winner of their 2015 Folly Design Competition. Each year, the league invites emerging architects…

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New report shows a simple fix that could save NYC buildings $11 million per year

New report shows a simple fix that could save NYC buildings $11 million per year

Residential buildings in New York have been reaching soaring new heights, but a new study says that the cost of heating them doesn’t have to be through the roof. The report,…

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Perkins+Will's soaring tower concept creates a greenery-clad vertical neighborhood in Midtown

Perkins+Will's soaring tower concept creates a greenery-clad vertical neighborhood in Midtown

Perkin+Will recently unveiled a soaring concept tower that would bring sustainable high-rise living to East 37th Street. Recognized with a MIPIM Architectural Review Future Projects…

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Help make BanG's Billion Oyster Pavilion for Governors Island a reality

Help make BanG's Billion Oyster Pavilion for Governors Island a reality

Each year, the City of Dreams Pavilion provides a temporary architectural structure for visitors to Governors Island to enjoy, and one of the most crucial criteria is that the pavilion…

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New preschool's 3,500-square-foot outdoor classroom will give Manhattan kids a different way to learn

New preschool's 3,500-square-foot outdoor classroom will give Manhattan kids a different way to learn

Opening at 99 Suffolk Street near Delancey Street, the new school will combine bright and open classrooms with a landscaped backyard filled with various types of vegetation. Based on…

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