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
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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7 Bryant Park Will Be a New LEED-Seeking Luxury Office Building in Midtown NYC

7 Bryant Park Will Be a New LEED-Seeking Luxury Office Building in Midtown NYC

While local workers enjoy outdoor lunches on the lush Bryant Park lawn, the green luxury building will over look them from its southwest corner. The state of the art building is slated…

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Marine 9 is a Modern Fire House with a Matching Red Fireboat on the Staten Island Waterfront

Marine 9 is a Modern Fire House with a Matching Red Fireboat on the Staten Island Waterfront

The fire house’s red and white stacked volumes are shifted to take full advantage of the natural sunlight, and lined with a wall of glazed floor to ceiling windows which block solar…

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New CitiLogs Newark Sawmill Will Recycle Urban Wood and Aim for LEED Platinum Certification

New CitiLogs Newark Sawmill Will Recycle Urban Wood and Aim for LEED Platinum Certification

CitiLogs is a seasoned urban milling company that has been upcycling wood since 1991. Each year in urban and suburban neighborhoods around the city, thousands of trees and branches are…

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Beautiful Sloping Green-Roofed Apartments Coming to South Street Seaport

Beautiful Sloping Green-Roofed Apartments Coming to South Street Seaport

A batch of South Street Seaport's iconic red brick buildings could soon be blanketed in green. Pilot Real Estate Group hopes to transform a row of vacant buildings near the historic…

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The US Postal Service Plans to Plant its Second Green Roof in New York

The US Postal Service Plans to Plant its Second Green Roof in New York

The United States Postal Service has shown its dedication to green practices by planting its second green roof! The Onondaga County branch plans to install an enormous 11,300 square…

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Sexpert Ian Kerner Advises That Green Space is the Secret to Getting More New Yorkers in the Mood

Sexpert Ian Kerner Advises That Green Space is the Secret to Getting More New Yorkers in the Mood

Man and Woman Kissing Image via Shutterstock What gets New Yorkers in the mood? According to sex counselor and author Ian Kerner, it's not oysters, chocolates or flowers -…

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PICS: McCarren Park Pool Now Open To Swimmers in Brooklyn!

PICS: McCarren Park Pool Now Open To Swimmers in Brooklyn!

The original pool, built in 1936, has been transformed into a sprawling oasis which ranges from deep-end swimming to an ankle deep wading pool complete with squirting sprinklers for…

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Nyugen Smith's HodgePodge Reclaimed Sculptures Address the Lasting Effects of Colonialism

Nyugen Smith's HodgePodge Reclaimed Sculptures Address the Lasting Effects of Colonialism

Upon arriving at the gallery, visitors are greeted by a series of box conglomerations crafted by Smith. Raised in Trinidad, Smith was heavily influenced by both the native culture and…

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Parasitic Geodesic Flock House Pops Up in Battery Park

Parasitic Geodesic Flock House Pops Up in Battery Park

Mattingly’s Flock Houses are a cross between a tent and geodesic dome, and are currently camped out in a field near the Bowling Green subway station at Battery Park. The orb-like…

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Disagreement as Queens Tries for a High Line Park of Its Own

Disagreement as Queens Tries for a High Line Park of Its Own

As you can imagine, we were extremely excited last year to find out that Queens might be getting a High Line-esque park of its own, but as of now, the project is causing a lot of…

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Sand Master Matthew Long Builds 23 Ton Sand Castle at South Street Seaport

Sand Master Matthew Long Builds 23 Ton Sand Castle at South Street Seaport

The epic sand castle commemorates the ship fairing industry that once dominated the South Street Seaport region of Lower Manhattan. Over the course of a few days in the hot sun, Long…

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The Edge in Williamsburg Becomes the Largest LEED Gold Residential Complex in NYC

The Edge in Williamsburg Becomes the Largest LEED Gold Residential Complex in NYC

Williamsburg luxury tower The Edge was recently awarded LEED Gold certification by the U. S. Green Buildings Council. The news makes the Brooklyn building the largest residential…

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Battery Park City Library Achieves LEED Gold Certification

Battery Park City Library Achieves LEED Gold Certification

1100 Architect worked with Atelier Ten to design the library’s energy-efficient lighting system. The first two stories of the library, which sits at the base of a residential…

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