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.

Lori Zimmer
Skylights Dumbo is a Pavilion That Channels Light Pollution into a Star Map of New York

Skylights Dumbo is a Pavilion That Channels Light Pollution into a Star Map of New York

The geometric sculptural pavilion popped up in Brooklyn Bridge Park last fall. Shaped like a pod, the piece was made up of triangular panes of wood of varying sizes. Circular wooden…

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Staten Island's Freshkills Park Doubled as a Giant Sponge During Hurricane Sandy

Staten Island's Freshkills Park Doubled as a Giant Sponge During Hurricane Sandy

Thanks to the incredible amounts of storm surge that were diverted into the grasslands of Freshkills Park, many Staten Island neighborhoods were spared, namely Travis, Bulls Head, New…

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EPA Says Gowanus Canal Cleanup Could Cost Up to $504 Million

EPA Says Gowanus Canal Cleanup Could Cost Up to $504 Million

The heavily polluted Gowanus Canal was made a Superfund site just two years ago by the Environmental Protection Agency, which will help clean up the body of water once dubbed “the…

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Lowline Underground Park May Raise LES Property Values But Also Compromise Neighborhood Character

Lowline Underground Park May Raise LES Property Values But Also Compromise Neighborhood Character

Dan Barasch and James Ramsey’s innovative Lowline would be New York’s first subterranean park. Lit by an innovative daylight-siphoning fiber-optic cable and mirror system, the park…

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Winners of the Grand Central Terminal Centennial Sketch Competition Announced!

Winners of the Grand Central Terminal Centennial Sketch Competition Announced!

Grand Central Station will be celebrating its 100 years throughout 2013 with a series of events, art commissions, exhibitions, presentations and performances. A celebratory Moleskine…

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Queens High Line Gets $467,000 Grant and Pushes Closer to Becoming a Reality

Queens High Line Gets $467,000 Grant and Pushes Closer to Becoming a Reality

A group called Friends of the Queensway is rallying support to transform a disused Long Island Rail Road track in Kew Gardens into a High Line-style park - and now a sizable grant has…

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Discarded Christmas Trees Hung Under BQE as Life-Size Pine Air Fresheners

Discarded Christmas Trees Hung Under BQE as Life-Size Pine Air Fresheners

Neff decided to create something on the streets of Williamsburg last year, and chose this long abandoned gated spot under the BQE. Scouring the streets with a friend, he collected the…

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Roosevelt Island Cornell Tech Campus Gets Green Light from Community Board

Roosevelt Island Cornell Tech Campus Gets Green Light from Community Board

The Cornell Tech Campus took a giant leap forward with Community Board 8’s approval, and can finally start making plans to break ground. The undeveloped part of Roosevelt Island will…

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New York State to Pour 50,000 Gallons of Beet Juice All Over Roads to Melt Ice

New York State to Pour 50,000 Gallons of Beet Juice All Over Roads to Melt Ice

New Yorkers are used to having beets in their salads, pastas and fresh juices, but we could soon have them on our roads as well. The idea is part of New York State's pilot program to…

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"Solar Journey" Photovoltaic Array-on-Wheels Provided Power to Rockaways After Hurricane Sandy

Each night of their trip, the doctoral students drive from dusk to dawn in their electric vehicle. Once they arrive at a location, they roll out the solar panels and set them up in a…

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10 Awesome Gifts That Aid Hurricane Sandy Relief

10 Awesome Gifts That Aid Hurricane Sandy Relief

At 9:02AM on October 28th, Hurricane Sandy descended on the New York area. Pick up an archival print of the image of the Earth captured by NASA at that moment from 20x200. Blue Marble…

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Foster + Partners Reveals Plans for New York Public Library Renovation with Bryant Park Views

Foster + Partners Reveals Plans for New York Public Library Renovation with Bryant Park Views

The iconic New York Public Library’s long-awaited redesign by Lord Norman Foster may finally be underway. The designs for the library renovation, four years in the making, were…

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PHOTOS: The Event of a Thread Invites New Yorkers to Play on 42 Dangling Swings

PHOTOS: The Event of a Thread Invites New Yorkers to Play on 42 Dangling Swings

The Park Avenue armory was built in 1880, and was converted into an interactive arts venue in 2006. For Hamilton’s installation, the sprawling 55,000 square foot main hall has been…

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Tiny 330 sq. ft. Studio Feels Open and Airy Thanks to Glass Doors and Design Touches

Tiny 330 sq. ft. Studio Feels Open and Airy Thanks to Glass Doors and Design Touches

The apartment's light blue aqua wall brings warmth to the space, and is picked up in the kitchen area with faux aqua-colored bricks that Konar made from pieces of cork. Adding a vintage…

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Governor Cuomo Surprises Hurricane Sandy Victims with Free Christmas Trees

Governor Cuomo Surprises Hurricane Sandy Victims with Free Christmas Trees

Image ©donnierayjones Last week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo brought some much needed holiday cheer to families affected by Hurricane Sandy on Staten Island this year. With help from some…

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See How This Tiny West Village Apartment Uses Double Duty Furniture to Maximize Its Small Space

See How This Tiny West Village Apartment Uses Double Duty Furniture to Maximize Its Small Space

James’ home may be the size of a shoebox, but she made it look spacious and homey by painting the main living area in a bold plum color. The color not only brings out James’…

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Atlantic Avenue BID to Turn Ugly Underpass into Pedestrian-Friendly

Atlantic Avenue BID to Turn Ugly Underpass into Pedestrian-Friendly "Funderpass"

The Atlantic Avenue Business Improvement District (BID) has big plans to transform the garbage-strewn Atlantic Avenue underpass into an aesthetically-pleasing community destination.…

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New Renderings of Jean Nouvel's Controversial Torre Verre MoMA Tower Reveal a Faceted Facade

New Renderings of Jean Nouvel's Controversial Torre Verre MoMA Tower Reveal a Faceted Facade

The new renders focus on the exterior of the proposed tower, and feature a criss-crossed latticed façade. The asymmetrical facets form three separate pathways that join together at the…

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Citibike Bike Share Program Officially Delayed Again Due to Hurricane Sandy Damage

Citibike Bike Share Program Officially Delayed Again Due to Hurricane Sandy Damage

It looks like NYC cyclers will have to wait a bit longer for the Citi Bike bike share program - and this time, Hurricane Sandy is to blame. Just as we speculated last month, the New…

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Have You Seen This Gingerbread Version of the Infamous 57th St. Dangling Hurri-Crane?

Have You Seen This Gingerbread Version of the Infamous 57th St. Dangling Hurri-Crane?

On October 29th, the crane on a $1.5 billion luxury high-rise construction site partially toppled over from the Hurricane Sandy’s high winds. Although no injuries were reported, the…

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Evergreen Uprooted by Hurricane Sandy Reborn as Long Beach's Holiday Christmas Tree

Evergreen Uprooted by Hurricane Sandy Reborn as Long Beach's Holiday Christmas Tree

Image: Skip Van Wert Perhaps symbolic of how many New Yorkers are picking up the pieces after Hurricane Sandy, a spruce tree that was also toppled by the storm has been given new…

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LowLine Underground Park Launches Line of NYC-Centric Holiday Gifts to Raise Funds

LowLine Underground Park Launches Line of NYC-Centric Holiday Gifts to Raise Funds

If you're rooting for the LowLine underground park to come to fruition, now you can lend your support while getting some pretty sweet Christmas gifts to boot! Just in time for the…

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7 Line Subway Extension Will Have Awesome Willy Wonka Style Incline Elevator

7 Line Subway Extension Will Have Awesome Willy Wonka Style Incline Elevator

The new subway extension will jut across Midtown, connecting the far reaches of Hell’s Kitchen with Grand Central Station and Queens. Aside from being a much needed passage from East…

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PHOTOS: 6 Wonders of the World Made of Gingerbread Showcased at Le Parker Meridien

PHOTOS: 6 Wonders of the World Made of Gingerbread Showcased at Le Parker Meridien

Visitors to Le Parker Meridien's lobby are greeted with sugary icons from around the world, each handmade by local bakeries. Kyotofu’s candy roofed Toji Tower spans four levels of…

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Design and Print Your Own 3D Holiday Gifts at the 3DEA Pop Up Shop in NYC

Design and Print Your Own 3D Holiday Gifts at the 3DEA Pop Up Shop in NYC

The 3DEA pop up shop is taking over the ground floor of the Eventi Hotel near Herald Square until the end of December, giving customers a taste of what the future holds. To kick off the…

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