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
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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This Year's Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is Locally-Sourced from New Jersey and Lit with LED Lights

This Year's Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is Locally-Sourced from New Jersey and Lit with LED Lights

Image © Javier Gutierrez Acedo Next Wednesday, November 28th will officially kick off the holiday season - at least by Rockefeller Center standards. The famous Christmas Tree…

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NYC is Preparing Shipping Container Homes for Future Hurricanes and Disasters

NYC is Preparing Shipping Container Homes for Future Hurricanes and Disasters

After the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy, New York City is getting prepped for the future with a plan to build disaster shelters out of shipping containers. Rather than…

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Pillowy Cloud Made of 53,780 Plastic Bottles Chosen as 2013 FIGMENT Festival Pavilion

Pillowy Cloud Made of 53,780 Plastic Bottles Chosen as 2013 FIGMENT Festival Pavilion

Head in the Clouds will create a serene cloudscape on the grassy knoll of Governors Island. The lightweight pavilion will appear to be a bumpy cloud from the outside, but when guests…

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Port Authority Releases Dramatic Videos of Water Flooding into PATH Stations

Port Authority Releases Dramatic Videos of Water Flooding into PATH Stations

Dramatic stills from movies like “I am Legend” and “The Day After Tomorrow” have been circulating since Hurricane Sandy first hit, tricking thousands into thinking they were…

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Bulldozers to Demolish 200 Hurricane Sandy-Damaged Homes in New York

Bulldozers to Demolish 200 Hurricane Sandy-Damaged Homes in New York

Despite the tireless efforts of volunteers in the Rockaways and other areas hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, some homes simply could not be salvaged. Over the weekend, The NY Times…

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Frank Lloyd Wright-Designed Massaro House and Private Island For Sale in NY!

Frank Lloyd Wright-Designed Massaro House and Private Island For Sale in NY!

Located just 47 miles north of Manhattan, the property, which is called the Massaro House, is perfect for Frank Lloyd Wright lovers and nature aficionados alike. The 5,000 square foot…

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Studio Gang Unveils Striking Solar Carve Tower for the High Line

Studio Gang Unveils Striking Solar Carve Tower for the High Line

Jeanne Gang, the architect behind Chicago's iconic Aqua Tower, recently unveiled her design for a dazzling new building along the High Line. Called the Solar Carve Tower, the glass…

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Architecture Students Propose an Elaborate Lattice Work Bib to Protect Manhattan From Rising Sea Levels

Architecture Students Propose an Elaborate Lattice Work Bib to Protect Manhattan From Rising Sea Levels

According to Xu and Zhang, a lattice work of flowing membranes would be draped around building bases and the ground. This membrane would be made of a material that reacts differently to…

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NYC Citi Bike Program Might Face Another Setback Due to Hurricane Sandy Damage

NYC Citi Bike Program Might Face Another Setback Due to Hurricane Sandy Damage

New Yorkers who have been looking forward to the spring 2013 launch date of the long-awaited Citi Bike program could be in for some disappointing news. The New York Times reports that…

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PHOTOS: Don't Miss Your Last Chance to See the Pop-Up Peace and Quiet Pavilion in Times Square

PHOTOS: Don't Miss Your Last Chance to See the Pop-Up Peace and Quiet Pavilion in Times Square

When first approaching the plywood and glass pavilion, it could easily be mistaken for any other food truck or ticket stand in the tourist-heavy area. Sitting in Duffy Square just south…

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President Obama Coming to Visit a Hurricane Sandy-Affected Nabe in New York Today

President Obama Coming to Visit a Hurricane Sandy-Affected Nabe in New York Today

Newly re-elected President Barack Obama will arrive in New York today to visit areas affected by Hurricane Sandy. Accompanied by Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bloomberg, Obama will…

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Beautiful Upcycled Boardwalk Benches by Forms+Surfaces Help Aid Sandy Relief

Beautiful Upcycled Boardwalk Benches by Forms+Surfaces Help Aid Sandy Relief

Forms+Surfaces’ Boardwalk Bench has an asymmetrical pattern that allows the designers to use as much salvaged wood as possible, from scrap bits to full slats. Only knots and bolts…

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