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
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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World's Largest Ferris Wheel Coming to Staten Island - and It Will Be Eco-Friendly!

World's Largest Ferris Wheel Coming to Staten Island - and It Will Be Eco-Friendly!

Dubbed The New York Wheel, the ferris wheel will be 84 feet higher than the Singapore Flyer, which is currently the world's tallest ferris wheel. The New York Wheel will have thirty-six…

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Open House New York Weekend: Explore Some of NY's Most Private Architectural Wonders for Free

Open House New York Weekend: Explore Some of NY's Most Private Architectural Wonders for Free

Whether you're an architecture geek or simply a voyeur, don't miss your chance to get a glimpse into some of the city’s most amazing private spaces during Open House New York…

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PHOTOS: Don't Miss Your Last Chance to Work for Free from a Loosecubes Shipping Container Office

PHOTOS: Don't Miss Your Last Chance to Work for Free from a Loosecubes Shipping Container Office

Upon arrival, we were greeted by the friendly Loosecubes team outside their shipping container office located just near the entrance of the Dekalb Market. Freelancers from all…

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Amtrak Begins Testing 165 mph Trains for Its Northeast Corridor Line

Amtrak Begins Testing 165 mph Trains for Its Northeast Corridor Line

This week, Amtrak began testing 165 mph high speed trains for its Northeast Corridor line. Should these tests prove successful, commuting times to and from New York City could inch…

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DOT Decides Against Greyhound YO! Bus Stop Next to Seward Park After Community Outcry

DOT Decides Against Greyhound YO! Bus Stop Next to Seward Park After Community Outcry

Hundreds of Lower East Siders breathed a sigh of relief yesterday after the NYC Department of Transportation changed their minds about the proposed Greyhound YO! Bus stop next to…

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New Green City: Don't Miss This Fun Fall Celebration of Green in Union Square

New Green City: Don't Miss This Fun Fall Celebration of Green in Union Square

Join GrowNYC as they transform Union Square into New Green City, an all-day celebration of the best sustainable food, technology and art on October 10th. The hands-on symposium will…

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Empire State Building's Iconic Colored Lights to Get an LED Makeover!

Empire State Building's Iconic Colored Lights to Get an LED Makeover!

The Empire State Building's iconic lights are getting a green makeover! The famous floodlights that change hues to commemorate all of the holidays of the year will soon be powered by…

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Senate Passes Brooklyn Queens Natural Gas Pipeline Proposal

Senate Passes Brooklyn Queens Natural Gas Pipeline Proposal

The bill proposing a natural gas pipeline extension through the New York area that passed through the House of Representatives earlier this year has just been approved by the Senate.…

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Get Lost in the Queens County Farm Museum's Amazing Maize Maze!

Get Lost in the Queens County Farm Museum's Amazing Maize Maze!

The three acre corn maze evokes a day at the country fair complete with hay rides, pumpkin picking and fresh apple cider. Adults and children alike can get lost amidst the green topiary…

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PHOTOS: The Best Park(ING) Day Pop-Up Parks in NYC

PHOTOS: The Best Park(ING) Day Pop-Up Parks in NYC

Located on Lexington Avenue at 68th Street, GUAPA, or the graduate student organization of the Dept of Urban Affairs and Planning at Hunter College, took back the street, building a…

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Park(ING) Day NYC: Mini Parks Pop Up Across Manhattan!

Park(ING) Day NYC: Mini Parks Pop Up Across Manhattan!

Happy Park(ing) Day New York! Take lunch outside today and enjoy the pop-up parks that are reclaiming parking spaces. New Yorkers will celebrate the 7th annual worldwide celebration all…

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Lower East Side Leaders Urge City Council to Keep Walmart and Big Box Stores Out of SPURA

Lower East Side Leaders Urge City Council to Keep Walmart and Big Box Stores Out of SPURA

Lower East Side leaders recently met at a City Council hearing to discuss the development of the Seward Park Extension Renewal Area, lovingly known as SPURA. Together, the local…

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