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.

A sandy urban beach could be coming to the East River shoreline

A sandy urban beach could be coming to the East River shoreline

Civitas partnered with State Assemblyman Robert Rodriguez to work on the report, focusing on potential designs to regenerate the currently derelict stretch of waterfront. With input…

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New Essex Crossing renderings show what the forthcoming LES complex will look like

New Essex Crossing renderings show what the forthcoming LES complex will look like

The SPURA plan for the area around Delancey and Essex Streets has been met with mixed reactions, as it will drastically change the landscape of the Lower East Side. But with a growing…

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Award-winning vegetarian restaurant Dirt Candy reopens at new larger location

Award-winning vegetarian restaurant Dirt Candy reopens at new larger location

After closing the doors to its East Village space last year, chef Amanda Cohen’s award-winning vegetarian oasis, Dirt Candy, reopened at a larger location at 86 Allen Street this…

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Fascinating photos show how old NYC subway cars are reborn on the sea floor

Fascinating photos show how old NYC subway cars are reborn on the sea floor

For ten years, New York City subway cars have been helping the environment, not just by offering up green transportation, but by rebuilding fragile eco-systems on the seabed along the…

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This new Times Square restaurant hides a giant living wall

This new Times Square restaurant hides a giant living wall

Midtown’s brand new Hunt & Fish Club Restaurant may echo old New York glamour, but its sprawling living wall elevates the venue into modernity. Designed by Studio Iyor, the…

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PHOTOS: Tour Philip Johnson's Famous Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut

PHOTOS: Tour Philip Johnson's Famous Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut

Philip Johnson designed the Glass House as a weekend retreat for himself and his partner, art critic David Whitney. Set on a sprawling plot that was originally 47 acres and lined with…

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200-year-old

200-year-old "murder well" haunts Soho's new COS store

H&M brand COS recently opened the doors to its new Soho store, but the clothes may be overshadowed by another feature in the space - a 200-year-old "haunted" well! Uncovered by…

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Will joyriding on abandoned train tracks be the next big thing in the Bronx?

Will joyriding on abandoned train tracks be the next big thing in the Bronx?

A group of Bronx residents is hoping to add a little green space and adventure to the borough by revitalizing its abandoned train tracks. Their innovative idea would allow citizens…

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2015 Times Square New Year's Eve ball will dazzle with 32,000+ LED lights

2015 Times Square New Year's Eve ball will dazzle with 32,000+ LED lights

The world-famous New Year's ball is twelve feet in diameter and a whopping 11,875 pounds. To achieve its mesmerizing effect, the surface of the geodesic sphere is covered in 2,688…

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Snowy Thanksgiving Week Forecast Could Lead to Messy Travel Conditions in Northeast United States

Snowy Thanksgiving Week Forecast Could Lead to Messy Travel Conditions in Northeast United States

Marian Weyo Vejcik / Shutterstock.com East Coasters may want to add good snow tires to their list of things to be thankful for this week. Though it's still too early to tell for…

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NY Kicks Off Textile Recycling Campaign to Divert 1.4 Billion Pounds of Clothes from Landfills

NY Kicks Off Textile Recycling Campaign to Divert 1.4 Billion Pounds of Clothes from Landfills

New York has kicked off a new campaign to bolster clothing and textile recycling statewide. Called “Clothes the Loop,” the initiative is the brainchild of the New York State…

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Celebrate Thanksgiving by Rescuing Turkeys Instead of Eating Them

Celebrate Thanksgiving by Rescuing Turkeys Instead of Eating Them

Upstate New York’s Farm Sanctuary is celebrating Thanksgiving early this year--and the guests of honor are turkeys! Each year the sanctuary promotes a cruelty-free Thanksgiving,…

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Diane Von Furstenberg to Bring $130 Million Elevated Park to Hudson River Waterfront

Diane Von Furstenberg to Bring $130 Million Elevated Park to Hudson River Waterfront

The Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation has big plans for the desolate site of the already demolished Pier 53, and the soon-to-be-destroyed Pier 54. The new space will involve a…

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A High Line-style park may be coming to the JetBlue terminal at JFK

A High Line-style park may be coming to the JetBlue terminal at JFK

Tourists who missed the High Line while staying in NYC may soon be able to get a last-minute taste of the popular park right if JetBlue gets its way. The airline is hoping to…

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2,000 Stormwater-Absorbing Sidewalk Gardens Planned for Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx

2,000 Stormwater-Absorbing Sidewalk Gardens Planned for Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx

If you live in Brooklyn, the Bronx or Queens, a lush new rainwater garden may soon be popping up on a sidewalk near you. New York City's Department of Environmental Protection…

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Staten Island Brownfield Transformed into a Lush, Storm-Fighting Park

Staten Island Brownfield Transformed into a Lush, Storm-Fighting Park

Staten Island’s beautiful Heritage Park is now officially open for fall frolicking, but the lush green space wasn't always so verdant. Set on the waterfront near Richmond Terrace,…

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New York Teen Invents In-Sole Sensor that Can Track Wandering Alzheimer's Patients

New York Teen Invents In-Sole Sensor that Can Track Wandering Alzheimer's Patients

New York City teen Kenneth Shinozuka has invented a new wearable sensor called the SafeWanderer that can help keep Alzheimer’s patients safe. Inspired by his own grandfather’s…

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Terrifying Zombie Pumpkins Invade the New York Botanical Garden [PHOTOS]

Terrifying Zombie Pumpkins Invade the New York Botanical Garden [PHOTOS]

The epic pumpkin that Villafane began carving on Saturday was joined by a fleet of other over-sized squash from around the country - each weighing over a 1,000 pounds! The…

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DIY: How to Make an Iconic Chrysler Building Halloween Costume

DIY: How to Make an Iconic Chrysler Building Halloween Costume

Originally published in October 2012 Celebrate the spirit of New York City and crown yourself as a DIY rock star by making this kick-ass Chrysler Building costume! If you’ve got…

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Groundhog Dropped by NYC Mayor Died of Internal Injuries

Groundhog Dropped by NYC Mayor Died of Internal Injuries

There was a big media hullabaloo back in February after NYC mayor Bill de Blasio dropped the Staten Island Zoo’s famous groundhog during a Groundhog Day ceremony, but new…

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Brooke Shields' Bizarre and Wonderful Citi Bike Halloween Costume is a Must-See

Brooke Shields' Bizarre and Wonderful Citi Bike Halloween Costume is a Must-See

Wondering what to be for Halloween this year? Take a tip from actress Brooke Shields and copy her amazingly bizarre and wonderful Citi Bike costume from last year. For her…

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Rockefeller Family Decides to Divest Their Charitable Fund from Fossil Fuels

Rockefeller Family Decides to Divest Their Charitable Fund from Fossil Fuels

The Rockefeller family -- which built much of its empire on oil -- is making waves with the announcement that it will be joining the fossil fuel-free divestment movement.…

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See How This Tiny West Village Apartment Uses Double Duty Furniture to Maximize Its Small Space

See How This Tiny West Village Apartment Uses Double Duty Furniture to Maximize Its Small Space

James’ home may be the size of a shoebox, but she made it look spacious and homey by painting the main living area in a bold plum color. The color not only brings out James’…

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Did You Know That There's a 292,000-sq-ft Green Roof Atop the Jacob Javits Center?

Did You Know That There's a 292,000-sq-ft Green Roof Atop the Jacob Javits Center?

Millions of people pass through the doors of Manhattan’s glassy Jacob Javits Center each year, but most have no idea what lies right above their heads. While it might not be obvious…

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7 Amazingly Intricate Dollhouse-Sized Scenes of NYC by Alan Wolfson

7 Amazingly Intricate Dollhouse-Sized Scenes of NYC by Alan Wolfson

Wolfson began recreating his beloved New York scenes in the 1980s, when the city was a much different place. Born and raised in the city, the artist decided to recreate scenes he…

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