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
New Yorkers BEEware - Bee Swarms on the Rise in NYC

New Yorkers BEEware - Bee Swarms on the Rise in NYC

Photo © Madrakas Beware New Yorkers - experts are warning that the city could see a rise in bee swarms this summer. Since beekeeping was legalized in NYC, the number of registered…

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LEED Silver McCarren Park Pool Complex Opening Soon in Greenpoint!

LEED Silver McCarren Park Pool Complex Opening Soon in Greenpoint!

Great news for Greenpoint and Williamsburg swimmers - McCarren Park Pool will be opening for business this summer on June 28th! As part of Mayor Bloomberg’s PlaNYC initiative, the…

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Brooklyn Industries Unveils Its New 100% Wind-Powered Store in Greenpoint

Brooklyn Industries Unveils Its New 100% Wind-Powered Store in Greenpoint

The new venue marks Brooklyn Industries’ fourteenth store, and continues their dedication to sustainability. The company upcycled their own garbage for much of the construction of the…

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Mayor Bloomberg Makes a Plan to Ban Sodas and Sugary Drinks Across NYC

Mayor Bloomberg Makes a Plan to Ban Sodas and Sugary Drinks Across NYC

In a mission to make New Yorkers more healthy, Mayor Bloomberg is planning a ban of sodas and sugary drinks across the city. Soda, iced teas, and sports drinks that are over 16 ounces…

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Fiyel Levent Transforms Wood from Historic NYC Bar into a Bespoke Liquor Cabinet

Fiyel Levent Transforms Wood from Historic NYC Bar into a Bespoke Liquor Cabinet

Brooklyn-based Fiyel Levent was one of the talented designers that participated in the innovative 12 x 12 project, which upcycled wood from some of New York’s historic buildings into…

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PHOTOS: The FARMacy Vertical Farm Pops Up at Socrates Sculpture Park!

PHOTOS: The FARMacy Vertical Farm Pops Up at Socrates Sculpture Park!

Farmacy rises in the middle of the grassy park, with a metal framework grid. On each of the lateral rungs, the artist has hung the white Ag-Bags. Bunches of  herbs, berries and flowers…

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Bellboy New York Upcycles a Park Avenue Water Tower into a Sexy Wooden Chair for 12 x 12

Bellboy New York Upcycles a Park Avenue Water Tower into a Sexy Wooden Chair for 12 x 12

Water towers have a storied history in New York, and have unintentionally become iconic symbols of the city. Originally constructed during the Industrial Revolution in the…

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The New York-New Jersey Spectra Pipeline Gets the Green Light

The New York-New Jersey Spectra Pipeline Gets the Green Light

The Spectra Pipeline, which will bring natural gas to new areas around New York and New Jersey, has been given the green light. Also called the NJ-NY Expansion Project, it was finally…

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Justin Gingras Transforms NYC Trash into Art with his Garbage Cubes

Justin Gingras Transforms NYC Trash into Art with his Garbage Cubes

Gignac uses his Garbage cubes as a way to peek into the daily lives of New Yorkers, offering buyers around the world a piece of the great city. The “curated” garbage can range from…

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One World Trade Center is Now the Tallest Building in NYC

One World Trade Center is Now the Tallest Building in NYC

The long awaited One World Trade Center set a record today, becoming the tallest building in New York. The in-progress tower surpassed New York City's current highest building, the…

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MTA Finds Nixing Trash Cans from Subway Stations Ironically Reduces Garbage

MTA Finds Nixing Trash Cans from Subway Stations Ironically Reduces Garbage

Last fall, the MTA started a somewhat counter-intuitive pilot program to help reduce trash in the subways - they removed the trash cans. The bins were taken out of two test subway…

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MoMA Wants Your Old Junk For Their New Meta-Monumental Garage Sale Exhibit

MoMA Wants Your Old Junk For Their New Meta-Monumental Garage Sale Exhibit

©Colros If you haven’t gotten around to getting that garage sale together to sell your old junk, it could end up as part of something even greater -  MoMA’s next art…

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Mayor Bloomberg Encourages Green Building by Lifting Zoning Laws for Rooftop Sunshades

Mayor Bloomberg Encourages Green Building by Lifting Zoning Laws for Rooftop Sunshades

Mayor Bloomberg has been on a roll supporting green design lately and last week, he announced a new bill that would allow buildings to construct sun-control devices on their roofs with…

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Farmacy: Edible Vertical Farms Come to Long Island City's Socrates Sculpture Park

Farmacy: Edible Vertical Farms Come to Long Island City's Socrates Sculpture Park

Rising on a metal grid framework, Jeremijenko’s vertical farm shows New Yorkers just how easy urban farming can be. Hanging on each of the metal runs is one of the artist’s AgBags,…

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Renegade Pop-Up Park Planned to Protest City's Inaction in Chelsea

Renegade Pop-Up Park Planned to Protest City's Inaction in Chelsea

What do you do when you've been lobbying for a neighborhood park for years to no avail? How about creating your own pop-up park in protest? That's what a group called Friends of…

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Chuck Close and Sarah Sze to Create Site-Specific Artwork for Second Avenue Subway

Chuck Close and Sarah Sze to Create Site-Specific Artwork for Second Avenue Subway

The troubled Second Avenue Subway line might be taking forever to complete, but at least we know that when it's finally done, it'll be done in style. MTA’s Arts for Transit will be…

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Watch the Rise of One World Trade Center on Earthcam's Time-Lapse Video

Watch the Rise of One World Trade Center on Earthcam's Time-Lapse Video

Last week, One World Trade Center was finally crowned the tallest building in New York City, beating out the reigning tallest, the Empire State Building. To document and honor the…

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Yuki Agematsu Transforms Trash From New York's Streets into Miniature Sculptures

Yuki Agematsu Transforms Trash From New York's Streets into Miniature Sculptures

Over the last 25 years, the Japanese born, New York-based artist has been collecting tiny pieces of trash from the streets of New York City and recycling them into art work. A rainbow…

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PHOTOS: Inhabitat Tours Brooklyn Botanic Garden's New Green Roofed Visitor Center

PHOTOS: Inhabitat Tours Brooklyn Botanic Garden's New Green Roofed Visitor Center

Visitors enter the new facility through ornate white wrought iron fences, which swing open at a 90 degree angle and meet a sunken rain garden. The garden will catch storm overflow, and…

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City Proposes Plan to Make Bowling Green Sidewalks More Pedestrian-Friendly

City Proposes Plan to Make Bowling Green Sidewalks More Pedestrian-Friendly

The streets of the tourist-heavy tip of Lower Manhattan become crowded and unnavigable during the summer months (as we're sure you know all too well if you work in the area), so the…

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Ernesto Neto Weaves Rope Into Giant Rainbow-Colored Spiderwebs That Visitors Can Climb On

Ernesto Neto Weaves Rope Into Giant Rainbow-Colored Spiderwebs That Visitors Can Climb On

Visitors pass into the main gallery through an open woven tunnel, fixed with a fringe of metal and wooden bells. A simple touch of the netting while passing through creates a gentle…

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Two of New York's Historic Carousels Will Be Restored for Summer Enjoyment

Two of New York's Historic Carousels Will Be Restored for Summer Enjoyment

This summer, children of all ages can delight in riding two of New York’s historic carousels! Both the rides at Forest Park and Flushing Meadows-Corona Park are slated to be…

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Recyclebank’s Ron Gonen Joins Department of Sanitation With Plans to Double NYC's Recycling Rate

Recyclebank’s Ron Gonen Joins Department of Sanitation With Plans to Double NYC's Recycling Rate

Since the word got out that New York’s recycling rate has plummeted to embarrassing numbers, the Department of Sanitation has brought in a new leader with the hope of doubling the…

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Take the Ferry to First-Ever Frieze New York Art Fair this Weekend

Take the Ferry to First-Ever Frieze New York Art Fair this Weekend

This May welcomes the prestigious Frieze Art Fair’s first presence on New York City, its main focus is on its hometown of London, which happens every October. The Bloomberg-supported…

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NYC Enacts Zone Green Rules Enabling Easier Sustainable Building

NYC Enacts Zone Green Rules Enabling Easier Sustainable Building

Building green in New York City just got a whole lot easier. The New York City Council has updated some archaic zoning laws, enabling energy efficient and solar-powered buildings to be…

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