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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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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Sebastian Errazuriz's "Water-Soaked" I Love New York T-shirts Benefit Hurricane Sandy Victims

Artist Sebastian Errazuriz has transformed Milton Glaser’s iconic I Love New York T-shirts into pieces of wearable art that speak to how our city weathered  Hurricane Sandy. The…

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How to Volunteer to Help Hurricane Sandy Victims in the Rockaways and Other Areas That Are Still in Need

How to Volunteer to Help Hurricane Sandy Victims in the Rockaways and Other Areas That Are Still in Need

Before heading out to volunteer sites, take a look through the needs - many hubs that are outside of the affected areas have been happily overwhelmed with volunteers, and no longer need…

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Another Storm is Heading for Hurricane Sandy-Ravaged New York

Another Storm is Heading for Hurricane Sandy-Ravaged New York

Image © gt8073a Buckle up, New York, because another storm is on its way. Forecasts are predicting that a Nor’easter is threatening to hit the area this Wednesday, and while it…

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New York Runs out of...Brownstone?

New York Runs out of...Brownstone?

The next time you walk by one of the city's beautiful brownstones, you may want to take an extra moment to appreciate it. The New York Times recently reported that the last local…

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NYC Mayor Bloomberg Announces He Will Back President Obama for Reelection, Cites Climate Change

NYC Mayor Bloomberg Announces He Will Back President Obama for Reelection, Cites Climate Change

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Mayor Bloomberg has emerged an Obama supporter. In a press conference earlier today concerning the clean up of hurricane damage, the mayor…

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See Which NYC Subway Lines Are Running Today

See Which NYC Subway Lines Are Running Today

New York City is still a long way off from full recovery post-Hurricane Sandy, but at least some of our subway lines will be running today. They MTA has restored service on some…

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VIDEO: Dramatic Con-Ed Station Explosion at Hurricane Sandy's Peak

VIDEO: Dramatic Con-Ed Station Explosion at Hurricane Sandy's Peak

Much of Lower Manhattan is still in the dark thanks to the explosion that occurred during Hurricane Sandy at the Con Edison power plant on Avenue C and 14th Street. What many thought…

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PHOTOS: Hurricane Sandy Causes Estimated $10B in Damages Across Manhattan and Brooklyn

PHOTOS: Hurricane Sandy Causes Estimated $10B in Damages Across Manhattan and Brooklyn

Lower Manhattan Blackout Photo: Lori Zimmer The Prospect Park area experienced a bevy of fallen trees, including some notable older trees in the park itself. Bushwick had a…

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Mayor Bloomberg and Governor Cuomo Admit to Relationship Between Sandy and Climate Change

Mayor Bloomberg and Governor Cuomo Admit to Relationship Between Sandy and Climate Change

©NYCMayorsOffice After the wreckage that Hurricane Sandy brought to the New York City area on Monday, both Mayor Bloomberg and Governor Andrew Cuomo are admitting that the storm…

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How to Find the Hurricane Sandy Shelter Closest to You

How to Find the Hurricane Sandy Shelter Closest to You

Hurricane Sandy has already started to rage, and water levels have been rising around New York. If you’re stuck in an evacuation zone with nowhere to go (or no way to get there with…

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PHOTOS: Ray Villafane Unleashes an Insane Army of Ghastly Zombie Pumpkins at the New York Botanical Garden

PHOTOS: Ray Villafane Unleashes an Insane Army of Ghastly Zombie Pumpkins at the New York Botanical Garden

The Haunted Pumpkin Garden welcomed guests all weekend to watch the pumpkin master at work. Villafane and his crew of Trevor Grove, Alfred Paredes, Chris Vierra and Andy Bergholtz, a…

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Woman Turns Her Tiny 200 Square Foot Brooklyn Apartment into a Cozy and Classy Home

Woman Turns Her Tiny 200 Square Foot Brooklyn Apartment into a Cozy and Classy Home

Looking at West’s home, it's evident that she has a background as a designer, stylist and curator. Her small yet rich space looks like an outpost of her vintage home store Collier…

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