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
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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Brooklyn's Prospect Restaurant Will Have Walls Made from Upcycled Coney Island Boardwalk Wood

Brooklyn's Prospect Restaurant Will Have Walls Made from Upcycled Coney Island Boardwalk Wood

We've seen wood from the historic Coney Island boardwalk being recycled all over the city, and now it's even being reincarnated as the walls of a new restaurant in Fort Greene. When…

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Whole Foods and Mayor Bloomberg Place 57 New Salad Bars in NYC Public Schools

Whole Foods and Mayor Bloomberg Place 57 New Salad Bars in NYC Public Schools

©NatalieMaynor To commemorate its new location on 57th Street in Manhattan, Whole Foods has donated 57 salad bars to public elementary schools in NYC. The supermarket giant…

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NYC's Planning Commission Passes SPURA Redevelopment Plan With a Unanimous Vote

NYC's Planning Commission Passes SPURA Redevelopment Plan With a Unanimous Vote

New York’s City Planning Commission voted yes this week on the controversial SPURA plan that would redevelop the Lower East Side lot and bring a bevy of new buildings (many that are…

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2012 US Open Will Offer Farm Fresh Foods from Local NYC Purveyors

2012 US Open Will Offer Farm Fresh Foods from Local NYC Purveyors

©Joe Shlabotnik This year's U.S. Open will be much than just an enticing tennis match - it will also be a showcase of mouthwatering local produce. For the 2012 event, the U.S.…

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David Byrne's Playful Alphabet Bike Racks Spell More Bike Room at the Brooklyn Academy of Music

David Byrne's Playful Alphabet Bike Racks Spell More Bike Room at the Brooklyn Academy of Music

© Dino Perucci David Byrne’s guitar and high-heel shaped bike racks have been a big hit around New York, and now the famed musician/artist/cyclist has designed a playful…

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Cook + Fox's LEED-CI Platinum 641 Avenue of the Americas is Capped With a Sprawling Green Roof

Cook + Fox's LEED-CI Platinum 641 Avenue of the Americas is Capped With a Sprawling Green Roof

Since they are a firm that is no stranger to LEED caliber projects for their other clients, it is no surprise that Cook + Fox’s home turf boasts the same sensibilities. Features like…

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NY Sun Initiative Announces $107 Million in Incentives for New Solar Projects in New York

NY Sun Initiative Announces $107 Million in Incentives for New Solar Projects in New York

New Yorkers now have another reason to buy into solar energy as Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced an incredible $107 million in incentives for new photovoltaic systems built…

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Pale Male's Baby Hawks Unable to Return to Their Home Nest Because of Rat Poison

Pale Male's Baby Hawks Unable to Return to Their Home Nest Because of Rat Poison

A few weeks ago, we brought you sad news that two of Pale Male's bird babies had taken ill after eating rat poison and now the story has taken an even more upsetting turn. After…

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Two New Passive House Buildings Coming to Brooklyn

Two New Passive House Buildings Coming to Brooklyn

424 Melrose Street Rendering © Chris Benedict Brooklyn made strides for sustainable homes when it revealed NYC's very first certified passive house, and now it has two more passive…

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McCarren Pool Shut Down Again - For Poop Problems

McCarren Pool Shut Down Again - For Poop Problems

McCarren Park Pool sure has had its problems this summer and was closed several times for issues ranging from rowdy teens to police scuffles. But now the pool is facing a new dilemma -…

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Newport Green is the Hudson River's Only Urban Beach

Newport Green is the Hudson River's Only Urban Beach

Newport Green’s beach is perfect for building sandcastles, sun bathing or reading a book in an Adirondack chair under one of the colorful umbrellas on the beach while enjoying the…

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Oil Tanks Found Leaking into Upstate New York's Pepacton Drinking Water Reservoir

Oil Tanks Found Leaking into Upstate New York's Pepacton Drinking Water Reservoir

A forgotten oil tank submerged in Pepacton Reservoir, which supplies potable water to Upstate New York, was recently found to be leaking oil into the reservoir’s water. The leak was…

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Mayor Bloomberg Recognizes 10 Starchitect-Designed City Projects That Change NYC for the Better

Mayor Bloomberg Recognizes 10 Starchitect-Designed City Projects That Change NYC for the Better

One of the projects honored was the fifth phase of Riverside Park South by Thomas Balsley Associates and Sage and Coombe Architects. The green glass pavilion is slated for construction…

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Two of Pale Male's Red Tail Hawk Babies Are Sick After Eating Rat Poison

Two of Pale Male's Red Tail Hawk Babies Are Sick After Eating Rat Poison

Horvath found two of Pale Male and his mate Zena’s three babies feeling under the weather, and immediately suspected rat poison was the cause. Many hawks dine on rats, which could…

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Brooklyn's Tiniest Apartment is Only 29 Inches Long

Brooklyn's Tiniest Apartment is Only 29 Inches Long

Each of Jacobs’ carefully detailed dioramas is meticulously cut by hand with the fine sharpened end of an Exacto knife. No detail is spared, from vintage doorknobs to hardwood floors…

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Artisan Rick Kelly Makes Unique Guitars Out of Reclaimed Wood from New York Landmarks

Artisan Rick Kelly Makes Unique Guitars Out of Reclaimed Wood from New York Landmarks

Each one of Rick Kelly’s unique Carmine Street guitars is a little piece of New York - literally. The handcrafted instruments are made from reclaimed wood from some of the city's…

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Brooklyn Couple Lives Comfortably in This Tiny 240 Square Foot NYC Apartment

Brooklyn Couple Lives Comfortably in This Tiny 240 Square Foot NYC Apartment

Small NYC apartments have been getting a lot of attention after Mayor Bloomberg announced his plan for an upcoming micro-apartment building in the city, but this Brooklyn couple began…

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FIGMENT Festival Unveils 2013 City of Dreams Pavilion Finalists on Governors Island

FIGMENT Festival Unveils 2013 City of Dreams Pavilion Finalists on Governors Island

“Fodder Form Pavilion,” by HuycKurlanDowling, is the only edible entry in the contest. Made from plant starches, the giant block is slowly eaten away by goats or ponies, creating a…

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Greenwich Village Residents in Uproar Over NYU's 6 Million Square Foot Expansion Plans

Greenwich Village Residents in Uproar Over NYU's 6 Million Square Foot Expansion Plans

©Sivart13 NYU is a huge presence in New York City, and it seems nowadays you can hardly turn a street corner without seeing one of the university's plaques. Now city officials are…

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HOMU: Homeless Museum of Art on the High Line is the World's Smallest Gallery

HOMU: Homeless Museum of Art on the High Line is the World's Smallest Gallery

Photo via HOMU by Daniel Isengart New York based artist Filip Noteradaeme’s Homeless Museum of Art has been popping up around the city for the last ten years, and now it can be…

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Voltaic Solaire Delta: NYC's First Self-Powered Building Will Be Unveiled Next Week

Voltaic Solaire Delta: NYC's First Self-Powered Building Will Be Unveiled Next Week

The Delta was inspired by Mayor Bloomberg’s PlaNYC goal of reducing New York’s carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030. Voltaic Solaire’s philosophy is to start small by making…

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125 Broad St. is a Soaring LEED Silver Tower on the Manhattan Waterfront

125 Broad St. is a Soaring LEED Silver Tower on the Manhattan Waterfront

While newly constructed green buildings have been popping up all over NYC, there are many buildings that have achieved LEED-certification by retrofitting their existing structures, and…

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Interactive Project Runway Billboard on the High Line Will Tell You If Your Outfit is Haute or Not

Interactive Project Runway Billboard on the High Line Will Tell You If Your Outfit is Haute or Not

Fashion reality show Project Runway will be taking over Chelsea’s High Line park this summer by turning it into a giant catwalk complete with a billboard that tells you if your outfit…

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adAPT NYC: Mayor Bloomberg Announces Competition to Design Super Small Apartment Units for NY

adAPT NYC: Mayor Bloomberg Announces Competition to Design Super Small Apartment Units for NY

We didn't know Bloomberg liked his spaces so tiny! Mayor Bloomberg just announced New York City's new adAPT NYC competition, which challenges architects to design a new apartment…

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