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
Village Green Becomes the First LEED Gold New Residential Building Below 59th Street in Manhattan

Village Green Becomes the First LEED Gold New Residential Building Below 59th Street in Manhattan

The Village Green is an eco-luxury building in the heart of the East Village. The façade is lined with floor-to-ceiling double-insulated windows, which flood each unit with natural…

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EPA Grant Will Help Protect New York's Salt Marshes

EPA Grant Will Help Protect New York's Salt Marshes

New York City’s tidal wetlands will soon be getting some much-needed attention thanks to a Wetlands Program Development Grant from the Environmental Protection Agency. The funds will…

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Brooklyn Atlantis Underwater Robot Will Probe the Polluted Gowanus Canal

Brooklyn Atlantis Underwater Robot Will Probe the Polluted Gowanus Canal

A group of citizen scientists will soon be taking a closer look at Brooklyn’s heavily polluted Gowanus Canal using an underwater robot. NYU-Poly associate professor Mauirizio Porfiri…

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First Section of One World Trade Center's Spire Goes Up

First Section of One World Trade Center's Spire Goes Up

Over the past few months, pieces of the One World Trade Center spire have been making their way across the Hudson River from Port Newark bit by bit. Yesterday, workers at the…

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New York State Assembly to Vote on Stricter Gun Control Laws Today

New York State Assembly to Vote on Stricter Gun Control Laws Today

Exactly one month after the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, Governor Andrew Cuomo and other New York legislators are working on passing a new gun control proposal that they hope will…

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Two Whales Found Washed Up on Long Island Beaches This Weekend

Two Whales Found Washed Up on Long Island Beaches This Weekend

This past weekend revealed some grisly surprises for residents of two Long Island beach communities. Officials at two different beaches reported beached whales on their shores, with…

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Governor Cuomo Plans to Devote $1.5 Billion for Solar Programs in New York

Governor Cuomo Plans to Devote $1.5 Billion for Solar Programs in New York

Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to give a California run for its money by amping up New York’s solar game. In his recent State of the State address, the governor announced a plan to…

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Mayor Bloomberg Breaks Ground on High Bridge Restoration Project Linking Manhattan and The Bronx

Mayor Bloomberg Breaks Ground on High Bridge Restoration Project Linking Manhattan and The Bronx

Mayor Bloomberg broke ground today on the ambitious High Bridge revitalization project to restore New York’s oldest standing bridge and the park area around it. Part of the Old Croton…

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Recreate NY-Home Buyout Program Would Give Hurricane Sandy Victims Option to Relocate

Recreate NY-Home Buyout Program Would Give Hurricane Sandy Victims Option to Relocate

Governor Andrew Cuomo tackled some serious post-Hurricane Sandy issues this week in his 2013 State of the State address, including a very important proposed program that would give…

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Step Inside an Old Bank Vault at the New

Step Inside an Old Bank Vault at the New "How Much Do I Owe You?" Exhibit in Queens

Built in 1924, the Bank of Manhattan Building was the tallest structure in Queens until 1990 (you may have noticed its clock tower rising over Queens Plaza). The "How Much Do I Owe…

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Developers and Architects Asked to Submit Proposals for the Seward Park Redevelopment Site

Developers and Architects Asked to Submit Proposals for the Seward Park Redevelopment Site

The NYC Economic Development Corporation issued a Request for Proposals today calling for architects and developers to submit ideas on how to make the best use of the six-acre Seward…

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Google to Bring Free Wi-Fi to Chelsea with NYC's Largest Public Outdoor Network

Google to Bring Free Wi-Fi to Chelsea with NYC's Largest Public Outdoor Network

Image ©kurmanstaff If you've ever found yourself having to slink into the Meatpacking District's Apple store to get online, Google has some great news for you. The internet giant…

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NYC's Homeless Kitties to Get Awesome Architect-Designed Shelters

NYC's Homeless Kitties to Get Awesome Architect-Designed Shelters

The annual Architects for Animals Giving Shelter event is back again, teaming up with the NYC Feral Cat Initiative to help the city’s homeless animals by asking top architects to…

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GrowNYC Collects Its 1,000,000th Pound of Compost

GrowNYC Collects Its 1,000,000th Pound of Compost

This past Sunday at the Carroll Gardens Greenmarket, GrowNYC and the Department of Sanitation of New York celebrated their collection of 1,000,000 pounds of compost! Each week, over…

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Floor of MoMA to Be Dusted in Real Yellow Pollen

Floor of MoMA to Be Dusted in Real Yellow Pollen

In just a few weeks, the Museum of Modern Art’s Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium will look something like the inside of a honey bee’s dream. Conceptualized by artist…

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BIG's Dynamic Pyramid Building is a Go for 57th Street

BIG's Dynamic Pyramid Building is a Go for 57th Street

BIG’s goal with their pyramid was to create a mini-neighborhood that would connect the waterfront to the rest of 57th Street while pushing the limits of design. Rather than another…

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A New Mars Bar May Open Below the TD Bank on Its Original Site

A New Mars Bar May Open Below the TD Bank on Its Original Site

Image ©dpstyles™ After all the hubbub yesterday brought on by the announcement that a TD Bank will soon occupy the space formerly known as punk hangout Mars Bar, developer BFC…

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Isn't It Ironic? East Village Punk Hangout Mars Bar to Be Reborn as a TD Bank Branch

Isn't It Ironic? East Village Punk Hangout Mars Bar to Be Reborn as a TD Bank Branch

Image ©HardSeatSleeper Over the last few years, the East Village has traded much of its bohemian flavor for tony high rise apartments, fancy hotels and even a 7-Eleven. Now those…

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Staten Island Ferry to Get a Green Upgrade for 2013

Staten Island Ferry to Get a Green Upgrade for 2013

One ship in the Staten Island Ferry's fleet will be getting a green facelift for 2013. In a pilot program to help reduce the company’s fuel costs, the Department of Transportation…

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Miniature NYC Landmarks Made of Plants Pop Up at the NYBG Holiday Train Show

Miniature NYC Landmarks Made of Plants Pop Up at the NYBG Holiday Train Show

The exhibition takes over the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory and turns it into a train and miniature wonderland. Over 140 New York landmark replicas hug the train tracks, which are planted…

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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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