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.

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 "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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What do Robert Moses and Batman have in common? A lot, according to this new graphic novel

What do Robert Moses and Batman have in common? A lot, according to this new graphic novel

Published by Nobrow, “The Master Builder of New York City” gives factual insight into the incredible hold Moses had on the development of the city beginning as early as in the…

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This cool GIF shows the growth of the NYC subway system before your very eyes

This cool GIF shows the growth of the NYC subway system before your very eyes

Ever wonder how our city’s incredible subway system started out? The designers at Appealing Industries have created a useful GIF that brings the history of the MTA to life.…

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A massive floating hotel could be coming to NYC

A massive floating hotel could be coming to NYC

New York City's West Side may soon be getting a massive floating hotel if the folks behind the much-anticipated SuperPier anti-mall have their way. Youngwoo & Associates,…

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Paula Hayes' intriguing 'Gazing Globes' take over Madison Square Park (PHOTOS)

Paula Hayes' intriguing 'Gazing Globes' take over Madison Square Park (PHOTOS)

Scattered across the northwest promenade in the park, Hayes' Gazing Globes emerge from the ground atop white opaque pedestals that, in recent weather, appear like fingers of ice,…

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Paula Hayes' glittering terrarium gazing globes take over Madison Square Park

Paula Hayes' glittering terrarium gazing globes take over Madison Square Park

Paula Hayes, "Gazing Globes", 2015 (installation view in Madison Square Park, New York). Polycarbonate spheres and mixed media, 3 feet to 6 feet high. Courtesy the artist and Salon 94,…

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NYC DEP announces 6 super-soaking projects that will help prevent flooding and sewage overflow

NYC DEP announces 6 super-soaking projects that will help prevent flooding and sewage overflow

Yesterday, NYC's Department of Environmental Protection announced six exciting stormwater solutions that will help protect vulnerable parts of the city from future storms and…

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Stereotank's giant heart-shaped sculpture drums up the love in Times Square (PHOTOS)

Stereotank's giant heart-shaped sculpture drums up the love in Times Square (PHOTOS)

Each year, the Times Square Alliance holds a design competition for invited design teams to submit a proposal for a Valentine Heart sculpture, which is judged by the Architectural…

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New MCNY exhibit brings New York architectural icons to life through animation and sound

New MCNY exhibit brings New York architectural icons to life through animation and sound

Next month, the Museum of the City of New York will invite visitors to experience NYC in a new, immersive way with an installation entitled Soundscape New York. The exhibit, which…

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A sandy urban beach could be coming to the East River shoreline

A sandy urban beach could be coming to the East River shoreline

Civitas partnered with State Assemblyman Robert Rodriguez to work on the report, focusing on potential designs to regenerate the currently derelict stretch of waterfront. With input…

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New Essex Crossing renderings show what the forthcoming LES complex will look like

New Essex Crossing renderings show what the forthcoming LES complex will look like

The SPURA plan for the area around Delancey and Essex Streets has been met with mixed reactions, as it will drastically change the landscape of the Lower East Side. But with a growing…

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Award-winning vegetarian restaurant Dirt Candy reopens at new larger location

Award-winning vegetarian restaurant Dirt Candy reopens at new larger location

After closing the doors to its East Village space last year, chef Amanda Cohen’s award-winning vegetarian oasis, Dirt Candy, reopened at a larger location at 86 Allen Street this…

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Fascinating photos show how old NYC subway cars are reborn on the sea floor

Fascinating photos show how old NYC subway cars are reborn on the sea floor

For ten years, New York City subway cars have been helping the environment, not just by offering up green transportation, but by rebuilding fragile eco-systems on the seabed along the…

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This new Times Square restaurant hides a giant living wall

This new Times Square restaurant hides a giant living wall

Midtown’s brand new Hunt & Fish Club Restaurant may echo old New York glamour, but its sprawling living wall elevates the venue into modernity. Designed by Studio Iyor, the…

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PHOTOS: Tour Philip Johnson's Famous Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut

PHOTOS: Tour Philip Johnson's Famous Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut

Philip Johnson designed the Glass House as a weekend retreat for himself and his partner, art critic David Whitney. Set on a sprawling plot that was originally 47 acres and lined with…

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