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
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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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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