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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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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Mayor Bloomberg Announces Plan for Willets Point, Queens to be Revamped into New Green Neighborhood

Mayor Bloomberg Announces Plan for Willets Point, Queens to be Revamped into New Green Neighborhood

The 62-acre site will be redeveloped over the next 15 years, starting with the controversial relocation of residents and businesses during the first phase of the project. Unhappy…

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Bomb-Proof Renew Recycle Bins Will Soon Bring News and Weather to New Yorkers

Bomb-Proof Renew Recycle Bins Will Soon Bring News and Weather to New Yorkers

The super-futuristic Renew recycle bins that have been popping up all over London are now coming to New York! Eco-company J.M. Ornstein is partnering with the Alliance for Downtown New…

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Holy BOS! Arts Festival Transforms a Gothic Church into Art Venue in Bushwick

Holy BOS! Arts Festival Transforms a Gothic Church into Art Venue in Bushwick

Inside the soaring ceilings of the church, Holy BOS curated an eclectic visual arts exhibition, which adorned the walls of the main congregation and up to the mezzanine. A giant paper…

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Artist Nina Boesch Recycles Disused MetroCards into Moving Scenes of New York

Artist Nina Boesch Recycles Disused MetroCards into Moving Scenes of New York

Discarded MetroCards can be found strewn around any subway station, carelessly thrown aside by subway riders when they expire or funds are used up. Seeing this litter as the perfect…

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CHERYL to Bring Its Roving Mobile Dance Party to the Streets of NYC

CHERYL to Bring Its Roving Mobile Dance Party to the Streets of NYC

We've seen mobile pools and roving art galleries on the streets of New York and now it looks like we can add moving dance parties to the list too! Crazy performance art group CHERYL…

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Alec Baldwin Wants to Install the First Private Wind Turbine in the Hamptons

Alec Baldwin Wants to Install the First Private Wind Turbine in the Hamptons

New Yorker and 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin wants to green his East Hampton home by juicing it up with wind power. The famous actor recently applied to install a wind turbine on his…

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Tom Fruin's Multi-Colored Plexiglass Watertower Glitters on a DUMBO Rooftop

Tom Fruin's Multi-Colored Plexiglass Watertower Glitters on a DUMBO Rooftop

The transparent water tower sculpture opened last week, and adorns the new Brooklyn Bridge Park area which has been heavily redeveloped into a crowd-drawing green area over the past few…

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Solar One Announces Winners of the NYC School Green Lab Energy Challenge

Solar One Announces Winners of the NYC School Green Lab Energy Challenge

Solar One recently announced the winners of their 2012 Green Lab Energy competition, which challenged NYC schools to go head-to-head and see who could conserve the most electricity.…

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Re-fashionNYC Recycling Program Diverts 124 Tons of Clothing from Landfills in NYC

Re-fashionNYC Recycling Program Diverts 124 Tons of Clothing from Landfills in NYC

We wrote about New York City's Re-fashionNYC textile recycling program when it first launched and now that it's been in business for a year, we're pleased to report on what a success…

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The Jerde Partnership Reimagines Atlantic City as a Gorgeous Green Family Destination

The Jerde Partnership Reimagines Atlantic City as a Gorgeous Green Family Destination

Atlantic City's golden era has long passed, and the city fell into disarray and crime over the last 40 years. Jerde’s plan not only reshapes the city into a premier tourist…

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Sexy Glass-Topped Wythe Hotel Used to Be a Turn-of-the-Century Williamsburg Factory

Sexy Glass-Topped Wythe Hotel Used to Be a Turn-of-the-Century Williamsburg Factory

The original five-story factory was extended to eight for the renovation, with a glass-encased cube that mimics the design of the original factory windows. The addition, which caps off…

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Patrick Lundeen Transforms Old MAD Magazines Into Creepy Monster Masks

Patrick Lundeen Transforms Old MAD Magazines Into Creepy Monster Masks

Lundeen’s gruesome masks are made up of random objects that may not have any commonality at first glance - the thread holding them together is their discarded nature and the…

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Solar-Powered Cell Phone Charging Station Pops Up in New York's Bryant Park

Solar-Powered Cell Phone Charging Station Pops Up in New York's Bryant Park

New Yorkers who take lunch at Bryant Park may have noticed a curious solar-powered contraption hanging around - one that charges cell phones! Designed by Brooklynite Tommy Mitchell, the…

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