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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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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HURRICANE SANDY ALERT: Frankenstorm May Ruin Halloween

HURRICANE SANDY ALERT: Frankenstorm May Ruin Halloween

Trick or treaters in the New York area may have to figure out how to fit their Halloween costumes over snowsuits this year. Hurricane Sandy is heading out of the Caribbean and is…

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PHOTOS: Manolo Valdés' Dramatic Metal Head Sculptures Take Over the New York Botanical Garden

PHOTOS: Manolo Valdés' Dramatic Metal Head Sculptures Take Over the New York Botanical Garden

Visitors to the New York Botanical Garden can now enjoy the outdoor space as a sculpture park in addition to the center's plantlife from all over the world and seasonal zombie…

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Big Apple Crunch!: Grab a Free Apple at Your Nearest Greenmarket Tomorrow

Big Apple Crunch!: Grab a Free Apple at Your Nearest Greenmarket Tomorrow

Image ©Eden Pictures Tomorrow, GrowNYC and New York’s Greenmarkets will be celebrating National Food Day in a LOUD way with their citywide Big Apple Crunch event. Starting at…

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Gamine & Gallery is a Gorgeous Green Williamsburg Shoppe Decked Out with Reclaimed Wood Furnishings

Gamine & Gallery is a Gorgeous Green Williamsburg Shoppe Decked Out with Reclaimed Wood Furnishings

The cozy shop is clad in naturally insulating concrete, keeping it cool in summer and toasty in winter. Coupled with the glass curtains at the front and rear of the boutique, natural…

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NYC Woman Will Attempt to Set New Guinness World Record by Hitting All 468 Subway Stations in 22 Hours

NYC Woman Will Attempt to Set New Guinness World Record by Hitting All 468 Subway Stations in 22 Hours

The MTA is planning to increase subway fares yet again in 2013, but Stefanie Gray isn’t taking it lying down. In protest of the fourth fare hike in five years, the NYC straphanger is…

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Union Avenue Could be Turned into More Green Space for McCarren Park

Union Avenue Could be Turned into More Green Space for McCarren Park

Photo ©Kai Brinker The city street that separates Williamsburg’s McCarren Park may soon become a piece of green space itself. A new city plan hopes to transform the stretch of…

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PHOTOS: New Green City Brings Solar Cooking, Poo Power, a Recyclarium and More to Union Square Park

PHOTOS: New Green City Brings Solar Cooking, Poo Power, a Recyclarium and More to Union Square Park

The GrowNYC event took residence next to Union Square’s famed Green Market, extending the spirit of sustainability from the local farmers into the southern part of the square.…

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Head to the High Line for a Haunted Halloween Scavenger Hunt on October 27th

Head to the High Line for a Haunted Halloween Scavenger Hunt on October 27th

Halloween is fast approaching, and the Haunted High Line is back again this year and ready for your little witches and ghouls! NYC's favorite elevated park is inviting families and…

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PHOTOS: Fifth Street Farm Unveils New Rooftop Farm Classroom Designed by Michael Arad

PHOTOS: Fifth Street Farm Unveils New Rooftop Farm Classroom Designed by Michael Arad

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer joined Arad and a myriad of local officials to cut the green ribbon and plant a ceremonial first seedling on the gorgeous new rooftop farm.…

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LEED Gold Helena Tower Will Boast NYC's Largest Residential Composting Program

LEED Gold Helena Tower Will Boast NYC's Largest Residential Composting Program

The Helena's green roof. Residents of The Helena will be able to separate their used coffee grounds and table scraps and dispose of them in a biodegradable paper bag in communal bins…

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Greenpoint Landing: New Development Could Link Greenpoint to LIC With Santiago Calatrava Bridge

Greenpoint Landing: New Development Could Link Greenpoint to LIC With Santiago Calatrava Bridge

The undeveloped industrial part of northern Greenpoint may soon be the city’s next premier neighborhood - complete with its own Santiago Calatrava bridge! Handel Architects has…

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Construction on Herzog and de Meuron's Gorgeous Glass 56 Leonard Tower Will Finally Begin This Week in Tribeca

Construction on Herzog and de Meuron's Gorgeous Glass 56 Leonard Tower Will Finally Begin This Week in Tribeca

The Jenga-like tower was met with mixed reviews from the community, who felt its 60 floors were grossly out of proportion for the Tribeca neighborhood. Now that all of the concerns have…

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City Council Finally Approves SPURA Plan for Lower East Side

City Council Finally Approves SPURA Plan for Lower East Side

After fifty long years of hemming and hawing, the City Council has finally approved the SPURA redevelopment plan for the Lower East Side. Manhattan won’t be getting a new ski…

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