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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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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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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