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
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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DOT Ignores Community Outcry and OKs Greyhound Terminal at Seward Park

DOT Ignores Community Outcry and OKs Greyhound Terminal at Seward Park

To the horror of Community Board 3 and Lower East Side residents, the Department of Transportation has given approval to Greyhound’s proposal for a new bus station on Essex Street in…

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NYC Installs Inflatable Dams in Williamsburg and Red Hook to Control Flooding

NYC Installs Inflatable Dams in Williamsburg and Red Hook to Control Flooding

Raw sewage overflow is a serious problem that occurs when storms hit New York City and floods fill our harbors with billions of gallons of disgusting pollutants. Lately these storm…

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Dumpster Gardens: Artist Michael Bernstein's Transformed Trash Bin is a Moveable Forest

Dumpster Gardens: Artist Michael Bernstein's Transformed Trash Bin is a Moveable Forest

Artist Michael Bernstein was finding new uses for the city’s disused dumpsters long before the dumpster pool craze. His Ten Yards project turned one of these trash receptacles into a…

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Party with Silent Lights to Raise Funds for Their Gorgeous LED Arches Under the BQE

Party with Silent Lights to Raise Funds for Their Gorgeous LED Arches Under the BQE

The artists behind Silent Lights, an LED light installation that could spruce up the uber-drab area under the Brooklyn Queens Expressway in Red Hook, recently let us in on some…

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Occupy Wallstreet Takes on an Eco-Slant with Storm Wall Street

Occupy Wallstreet Takes on an Eco-Slant with Storm Wall Street

NYC's financial district is currently experiencing year 2 of Occupy Wall Street and this time, protesters have added ecological and environmental concerns to their agenda. In addition…

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Living Green-Roofed Bus Shelter Pops Up in Downtown Buffalo

Living Green-Roofed Bus Shelter Pops Up in Downtown Buffalo

The living bus roof was the brain child of sustainable enthusiast Mike Jackson, who brought his idea to Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority’s Kimberley Minkel. By simply writing…

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LES Community Board Unanimously Votes Against Proposal to Turn Seward Park into Greyhound Bus Station

LES Community Board Unanimously Votes Against Proposal to Turn Seward Park into Greyhound Bus Station

On Tuesday night the Lower East Side's Community Board 3 met to discuss plans by Greyhound Bus Line to transform the historic Seward Park into an inter-state bus terminal- and voted…

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Loosecubes: Work for Free Out of a Shipping Container Office Box at Dekalb Market

Loosecubes: Work for Free Out of a Shipping Container Office Box at Dekalb Market

Loosecubes' outdoor co-working space under the Manhattan Bridge was such a hit that the company is continuing their free office space offer at the Dekalb Market. Every Friday during the…

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Don't Miss Your Chance to Tour the High Line Park's Undeveloped Future Third Section

Don't Miss Your Chance to Tour the High Line Park's Undeveloped Future Third Section

This fall, New Yorkers will have a rare opportunity to see the third section of the High Line as it is - before it gets redeveloped into a lush park. Friends of the High Line will open…

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World Trade Center Health Care Will Soon Cover Cancer Caused by Toxic Dust

World Trade Center Health Care Will Soon Cover Cancer Caused by Toxic Dust

Photo © cliff1066 Survivors of the September 11th attacks can now breathe a little easier. Just in time for the anniversary of the tragedy, the World Trade Center Health…

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The Well is a Giant New Beer Hall Inside a Former Bushwick Brewery

The Well is a Giant New Beer Hall Inside a Former Bushwick Brewery

Bushwick's Otto Huber Brewery may be long gone, but its new tenants have reincarnated its spirit with a cavernous new beer garden inside the old facility. Dubbed The Well,…

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Parts of NYC in Real Danger of Flooding Due to Rising Sea Levels

Parts of NYC in Real Danger of Flooding Due to Rising Sea Levels

Photo © David Shankbone After last year’s Hurricane Irene, the prospect of many parts of NYC flooding due to rising tides has become a much more tangible worry. Although the…

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Watch One World Trade Center Go Up in This Beautiful September 11th Anniversary Time-Lapse Video

Watch One World Trade Center Go Up in This Beautiful September 11th Anniversary Time-Lapse Video

Today, New Yorkers and Americans are remembering the past, but it's just as important to realize how far we've come on our path to recovery since that fateful day on September 11, 2001.…

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