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.

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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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Hurricane Sandy Damaged Hundreds of Artworks at the Noguchi Museum in Long Island City

Hurricane Sandy Damaged Hundreds of Artworks at the Noguchi Museum in Long Island City

The late Japanese American artist's legacy is on permanent view at the Queens museum, where many of the works were installed by the artist himself. Along with its famous Socrates…

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Temporary Peace and Quiet Pavilion Pops Up In Times Square for Veterans Day

Temporary Peace and Quiet Pavilion Pops Up In Times Square for Veterans Day

The temporary pavilion, conceived by Sandra Wheeler and Alfred Zollinger for the Times Square Alliance Public Art Program, will only stand in the pedestrian plaza of Times Square until…

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VIDEO: Hurricane Sandy Winds Turned One World Trade Center into a Giant Musical Instrument

VIDEO: Hurricane Sandy Winds Turned One World Trade Center into a Giant Musical Instrument

"What a horrible sound," a man filming this video of One World Trade Center is heard saying shortly before Hurricane Sandy struck New York City. The noise he's referring to is an eerie,…

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New York Harbor School Students Suggest Oyster Reefs as Protection from Storm Surges

New York Harbor School Students Suggest Oyster Reefs as Protection from Storm Surges

Photo: The Harbor School The industrious students of the New York Harbor School have an innovative answer to how we can protect the city from the next Hurricane Sandy - oysters. The…

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The Lower East Side's Historic Clemente Soto Vélez  Cultural & Educational Center Needs Your Help!

The Lower East Side's Historic Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center Needs Your Help!

Most New Yorkers probably won’t recognize the gorgeous new Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center on the Lower East Side, as it has been covered by scaffolding for a…

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Natural History Museum Unveils Teddy Roosevelt Memorial Hall After Green Renovation

Natural History Museum Unveils Teddy Roosevelt Memorial Hall After Green Renovation

Roosevelt’s strong ties with the Museum of Natural History began when he was a child, when he would visit and admire the various fossils and fauna displayed in its halls. As an…

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The Chrysler Building Earns LEED-EB Gold Certification!

The Chrysler Building Earns LEED-EB Gold Certification!

Originally designed by William Van Alen for Walter P. Chrysler’s headquarters, the building first opened as New York’s tallest skyscraper in 1930, until it was beat out almost a…

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What You Need to Know About Mayor Bloomberg's New Gas Rationing Rules in NYC

What You Need to Know About Mayor Bloomberg's New Gas Rationing Rules in NYC

Photo ©Kristin Paulus The gas shortage in New York due to Hurricane Sandy has become an increasingly frustrating experience for car owners in the area, with hours-long lines, near…

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After Hurricane Sandy, Governor Cuomo Warns Utility Companies to Shape Up or Ship Out

After Hurricane Sandy, Governor Cuomo Warns Utility Companies to Shape Up or Ship Out

Photo © Flickr4jazz It's been ten days since Hurricane Sandy hit, and many New Yorkers and businesses are still without power. Although the recent nor’easter didn’t help…

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Blood Emergency: Donate Blood to Make Up for Shortage Caused by Hurricane Sandy

Blood Emergency: Donate Blood to Make Up for Shortage Caused by Hurricane Sandy

Mayor Bloomberg sets an example by donating his own blood. Hurricane Sandy ravaged neighborhoods across New York, but it also did serious damage to the city’s blood supply.…

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6 Things New Yorkers Should Know About Their Food After Hurricane Sandy

6 Things New Yorkers Should Know About Their Food After Hurricane Sandy

1. Thawing frozen food can be the perfect breeding ground for bacteria and pathogens, so the Health Department recommends throwing away any perishable foods that were in your freezer.…

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Mayor Bloomberg Asks New Yorkers to Buckle Up for Today's Nor'easter Storm

Mayor Bloomberg Asks New Yorkers to Buckle Up for Today's Nor'easter Storm

Photo © gt8073a Forecasts have been saying that the great nor’easter storm that is supposed to hit at mid-day today will be nothing close to Hurricane Sandy, but Mayor Bloomberg…

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