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.

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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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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