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
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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Queens Residents Can Scoop Up a Free Tree for Their Community Today!

Queens Residents Can Scoop Up a Free Tree for Their Community Today!

This weekend, Queens residents can help make their borough a little more green. On October 14, Build it Green!NYC and the Western Queens Compost Initiative will give away 100 trees,…

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PHOTOS: See Inside MakerBot's New 3D-Printing Store in SoHo

PHOTOS: See Inside MakerBot's New 3D-Printing Store in SoHo

Straight out of Back to the Future, the MakerBot Replicator 2 is small enough to fit on a desk top, and is perfect for engineers, inventors or people who like to make things! With…

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INTERVIEW: We Talk to Warren Red About the Green Design of Pouring Ribbons Bar in the East Village

INTERVIEW: We Talk to Warren Red About the Green Design of Pouring Ribbons Bar in the East Village

Nestled in a cozy wood-clad interior above a nondescript liquor store on Avenue B, Pouring Ribbons is not trying to be a speakeasy. In fact, its oversized reclaimed brass door boasts a…

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Riverside Clay Tennis Club Looks to Install Flower-Fertilizing, Solar-Powered Bathrooms

Riverside Clay Tennis Club Looks to Install Flower-Fertilizing, Solar-Powered Bathrooms

The Riverside Clay Tennis Club has been making do (or doodoo, depending on how you want to look at it) with a set of unsavory port-o-potties, but is now looking to upgrade. Cook + Fox…

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PHOTOS: Stray Light Grey is a Bizarre Adventure Through a Hole in a Bathroom Wall in Manhattan

PHOTOS: Stray Light Grey is a Bizarre Adventure Through a Hole in a Bathroom Wall in Manhattan

More than an exhibition, “Stray Light Grey” is a total environment that turns the Marlborough upside down at the whim of Freeman and Lowe’s vision. The pair collected hundreds of…

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Japanese Artist

Japanese Artist "Mr." Uses Piles of Trash to Represent the Emotions of Fukushima Survivors

Mr.'s chaotic installation begins with a window display strewn with hanging denim, plastic bags and collected materials, welcoming visitors into the garbage-laden gallery. Upon…

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Jay-Z Surprises Fans by Taking the Subway to His Own Concert at Barclays Center

Jay-Z Surprises Fans by Taking the Subway to His Own Concert at Barclays Center

Screencap from video by Necolebitchie Rapper Jay-Z surprised fans and straphangers alike when he took the R train to his own concert at the new Barclays Center on Saturday. The…

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Queens Residents Outraged Over Bloomberg's Plan to Redevelop Flushing Meadows Park

Queens Residents Outraged Over Bloomberg's Plan to Redevelop Flushing Meadows Park

Photo via Flapane Earlier this year, Mayor Bloomberg announced a massive plan to transform Willets Point, Queens into a mega complex including a mall, movie theaters, parking lots…

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Parsons Designs New Community Center and Splash House for Highbridge Pool

Parsons Designs New Community Center and Splash House for Highbridge Pool

The Parsons Design Workshop students wanted to create a flexible space that could be changed up based on the amount of visitors using the recreation center.  Their solution was the…

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Barclays Center Fans Get a Lot of Jay-Z But Only a Little Soda Thanks to Mayor Bloomberg's Drink Ban

Barclays Center Fans Get a Lot of Jay-Z But Only a Little Soda Thanks to Mayor Bloomberg's Drink Ban

Fans at Brooklyn's new Barclays Center can indulge in a range of culinary delights, but thanks to Mayor Bloomberg’s new soda ban, they’ll be washing their food down with smaller (16…

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Animal Lovers Horrified as M. Wells Plans to Serve Raw Horse Meat as Menu Item at Moma PS1

Animal Lovers Horrified as M. Wells Plans to Serve Raw Horse Meat as Menu Item at Moma PS1

©ElvertBarnes The new outpost of popular LIC eatery M. Wells opened this past week at MoMA PS 1, but not to the warm welcome it was hoping for. Instead, the restaurant has drawn…

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PHOTOS: This Gorgeous Green-Roofed NoHo Penthouse is For Sale!

PHOTOS: This Gorgeous Green-Roofed NoHo Penthouse is For Sale!

Located on Broadway in NoHo, the open and airy apartment was built with a commitment to sustainability - the philosophy behind Blesso Properties. Complete with an original mural by…

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Hester Street Collaborative Needs Your Ideas to Transform Pier 42 into a New Pop-Up Park

Hester Street Collaborative Needs Your Ideas to Transform Pier 42 into a New Pop-Up Park

Big plans are currently in the works to turn Manhattan’s Pier 42 into a new public space, but in the mean time, the Hester Street Collaborative wants to turn the abandoned pier into…

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