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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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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Shipping Container Village 'Photoville' Coming to Brooklyn Bridge Park this Summer

Shipping Container Village 'Photoville' Coming to Brooklyn Bridge Park this Summer

This summer, photography lovers will be treated to a unique experience: United Photo Industries' pop-up Photoville, which lands in Brooklyn Bridge Park on June 22. The innovative…

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Kick off the Food Book Fair With the Garden Gather Dinner at the Wythe Hotel

Kick off the Food Book Fair With the Garden Gather Dinner at the Wythe Hotel

In preparation for the New York Food Book Fair, the Garden Gather Dinner invites local foodies to experience a private dinner of local fare at the new Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg. This…

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Honest Tea's 30-Foot-Tall Recycling Bin Pops Up in Times Square

Honest Tea's 30-Foot-Tall Recycling Bin Pops Up in Times Square

Coinciding with the recent reports that New York City’s recycling rate is dwindling, beverage company Honest Tea is bringing awareness to Times Square. In collaboration with GrowNYC,…

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Historic Andrew Freedman Mansion to be Converted into a Bronx Bed and Breakfast

Historic Andrew Freedman Mansion to be Converted into a Bronx Bed and Breakfast

The landmarked building, which was built in the 1920s with money bequeathed by millionaire Andrew Freedman, was initially built to house formerly rich elderly people who had lost their…

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Cook + Fox Reveal Renderings of Phase Two for City Point Complex in Downtown Brooklyn

Cook + Fox Reveal Renderings of Phase Two for City Point Complex in Downtown Brooklyn

The ongoing City Point project is transforming the Fulton Street Mall in Downtown Brooklyn. The first phase, a four story retail complex is already complete, and now the second phase…

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Monet's French Gardens Recreated Inside The Hole NYC Art Gallery

Monet's French Gardens Recreated Inside The Hole NYC Art Gallery

When stepping into the gallery, visitors are first greeted with the wafting sweet fragrance of fresh flowers, which grow around the architectural pillars, along walls and in vines…

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Hester Street Fair Returns to the Lower East Side on April 28th!

Hester Street Fair Returns to the Lower East Side on April 28th!

The always enjoyable Hester Street Fair is back, kicking off this weekend on April 28th! The fair returns for its third year in a row with an even more enticing selection of artisan…

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Statue of Liberty to Re-Open in Late 2012 With Artist Residency Program

Statue of Liberty to Re-Open in Late 2012 With Artist Residency Program

photo © aa7ae On the heels of a $27 million dollar makeover, the Statue of Liberty plans to re-open in style. In a collaboration with the National Park Service and New Jersey City…

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Solar Panels Will Help F/G Train Straphangers Experience a Smoother Ride in Brooklyn

Solar Panels Will Help F/G Train Straphangers Experience a Smoother Ride in Brooklyn

photo © Elvert Barnes via Creative Commons The MTA has turned to green energy to help make subway rides a little more pleasant for riders. A system of solar panels has been…

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Chad Person Makes Mythical Beasts and Military Vehicles from Sliced Dollar Bills

Chad Person Makes Mythical Beasts and Military Vehicles from Sliced Dollar Bills

As part of a group show at Joshua Liner Gallery called “Go East,” Person highlighted pieces from three separate series of work. The pieces are comprised from hundreds of tiny…

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Park Avenue Tower Set to Get a LEED Renovation in Hopes of Becoming NYC's Next Iconic Building

Park Avenue Tower Set to Get a LEED Renovation in Hopes of Becoming NYC's Next Iconic Building

A New York City developer has created a competition to enliven the Park Avenue skyline. L&L Holding Co. is asking distinguished architects, including Jean Nouvel and Norman Foster,…

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Pollos del Pueblo Will Bring Farm Fresh Eggs and Produce to East New Yorkers

Pollos del Pueblo Will Bring Farm Fresh Eggs and Produce to East New Yorkers

The vacant lot in use is zoned for affordable housing, but it was found to be too small to be cost effective. So the local citizens came up with a better idea: creating a space where…

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'Reimagining the Waterfront' Contest Winner Proposes a Venice-Like Canal Network for NYC

'Reimagining the Waterfront' Contest Winner Proposes a Venice-Like Canal Network for NYC

Wood’s winning entry transformed the East River into a Venice-inspired getaway. Lanes of canals, with floating gondolas and wooden pathways link Midtown with the Upper East Side and…

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Brooklyn's Old Stone House Teaches Students Permaculture, Urban Farming, & Local History

Brooklyn's Old Stone House Teaches Students Permaculture, Urban Farming, & Local History

The Old Stone House, originally built in 1699, was part of the Battle of Brooklyn and was reconstructed in the 1930s by Robert Moses to serve as a tribute to colonial life. Today, the…

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Student Farmers of BK Farmyards Grow Fresh Produce for the Local Community

Student Farmers of BK Farmyards Grow Fresh Produce for the Local Community

Along with help from community organization Green Guerillas and funding from programs like ioby, the Youth Farm has created an opportunity for local families to buy locally-grown,…

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Inventor Leif Percifield Discusses His 'Don't Flush Me' Sewer Overflow Sensor System

Inventor Leif Percifield Discusses His 'Don't Flush Me' Sewer Overflow Sensor System

We met Percifield at Don’t Flush Me’s first sensor hub, on the Gowanus Canal. Located at the end of Bond and 4th Streets, the IOBY funded project holds a key sensor for determining…

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First Street Green Park in the East Village Opens a Season of Cultural Programming on Earth Day

First Street Green Park in the East Village Opens a Season of Cultural Programming on Earth Day

Celebrate this upcoming Earth Day at the new First Street Green Park with a bash that also launches their season of programming. Taking over the now vacant lot that hosted the BMW…

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Alison Knowles Will Make a Giant Salad on the High Line & You're Invited to Eat it!

Alison Knowles Will Make a Giant Salad on the High Line & You're Invited to Eat it!

How will you be celebrating Earth Day this weekend? Perhaps the tastiest event in NYC will be taking place this Sunday, April 22 on the High Line, where artist Alison Knowles will be…

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'Born Out of Necessity' at MoMA Seeks Solutions for Pressing Problem Through Innovative Design

'Born Out of Necessity' at MoMA Seeks Solutions for Pressing Problem Through Innovative Design

"Born out of Necessity focuses on the problems chosen by or assigned to the designers—some of them real, concrete, and urgent, and others foreseen or designed altogether to describe…

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Patrick Blanc's Gorgeous Vertical Gardens Flank the 10th Annual Orchid Show at NYBG

Patrick Blanc's Gorgeous Vertical Gardens Flank the 10th Annual Orchid Show at NYBG

Patrick Blanc is both a botanist and an artist, bringing his creativity to the design of the current Orchid Show. With his matching bright green hair, the artist brought the show to a…

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