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
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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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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Rooftop Solar Plant the Size of Two Football Fields Set to Open in Yonkers This Week

Rooftop Solar Plant the Size of Two Football Fields Set to Open in Yonkers This Week

On Wednesday, the New York area will welcome a new rooftop solar power plant just north of NYC in Yonkers. Designed by Half Moon Ventures, a Chicago-based solar and wind energy…

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New Ice Rink with Statue of Liberty Views Opening in Battery Park City

New Ice Rink with Statue of Liberty Views Opening in Battery Park City

Photo Credit: Jeanmarie Evelly/DNA Info Instead of having to trek to Bryant Park, Chelsea Piers or Rockefeller Center, downtown Manhattanites will soon be able to enjoy their very…

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Gabriel Orozco Transforms Coastal Trash into a Colorful Art Installation at the Guggenheim

Gabriel Orozco Transforms Coastal Trash into a Colorful Art Installation at the Guggenheim

The new works, which occupy the museum’s top floor, were specially commissioned from the artist by the Guggenheim. As visitors leave the museum’s infamous spiraled exhibition space,…

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Architects Reimagine Park Avenue as a High Line for the Upper East Side

Architects Reimagine Park Avenue as a High Line for the Upper East Side

The median that stretches down Park Avenue sees thousands of passersby per day, but few have any desire to linger there. That could all change with two new proposals by SHoP Architects…

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Hypothermia and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Cases Have Increased Due to Hurricane Sandy

Hypothermia and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Cases Have Increased Due to Hurricane Sandy

New reports are showing that Hurricane Sandy took a toll not only on our city’s real estate, but also our health. Although a portion of the salvageable homes damaged by the storm…

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LIPA and Con Ed Subpoenaed in Hurricane Sandy Investigation

LIPA and Con Ed Subpoenaed in Hurricane Sandy Investigation

Con Edison and the Long Island Power Authority were subpoenaed this week in connection to an investigation about their handling of Hurricane Sandy. The companies were amongst a group of…

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Empire State Building Lights Up the Night with a Psychedelic LED Light Show Set to Alicia Keys

Empire State Building Lights Up the Night with a Psychedelic LED Light Show Set to Alicia Keys

When the Empire State Building got an LED makeover a few months ago, we were excited for its increased energy efficiency, but we had no idea what creative possibilities the new bulbs…

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Governor Cuomo Says NY Hurricane Sandy Damage Bill is $42,000,000,000

Governor Cuomo Says NY Hurricane Sandy Damage Bill is $42,000,000,000

Photo of fallen tree in Bed Stuy by Martina Maffini It's clear that Hurricane Sandy had a devastating impact on New York, but this week, Governor Cuomo gave his estimate of exactly…

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Barbara Keal's Cruelty-Free Faux Animal Art is a Thought-Provoking Spectacle at Anthropologie

Barbara Keal's Cruelty-Free Faux Animal Art is a Thought-Provoking Spectacle at Anthropologie

Richard Keal makes his furniture from deformed bits of wood from trees across East Sussex, England,  and draws inspiration from their natural imperfections. Using their knobby shapes…

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Gingerbread Brooklyn: Entire Block of Tasty Edible Brownstones Will be Auctioned Off for Charity

Gingerbread Brooklyn: Entire Block of Tasty Edible Brownstones Will be Auctioned Off for Charity

Last year, baker Renee Baumann’s epic gingerbread brownstone paid delicious homage to Brooklyn’s most recognizable homes. This year, the designer and chef is aiming even higher…

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MakerBot NYC Unveils 3D Photo Booth That Can Print Sculptures of Your Face

MakerBot NYC Unveils 3D Photo Booth That Can Print Sculptures of Your Face

Tucked on a quiet block in NoHo, the store opened in early September. Inside, visitors can purchase MakerBot 3D Printing machines to make their own creations at home or come in and see…

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This Year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Was Sprinkled With Confidential Police Info

This Year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Was Sprinkled With Confidential Police Info

Image © Supa Pedro It seems that cute new character balloons and floats weren't the only things revealed this year to revelers at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Apparently, the…

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