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
Artist Coby Kennedy Transforms Brooklyn Street Signs into Post-Apocalyptic Weaponry

Artist Coby Kennedy Transforms Brooklyn Street Signs into Post-Apocalyptic Weaponry

If you feel like life in New York is a constant battle against rent hikes, Coby Kennedy feels your pain. In response to the rapid gentrification and sky-high apartment prices that…

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Team Behind Floating East River + Pool Launches a Lab to Test the Proverbial Waters

Team Behind Floating East River + Pool Launches a Lab to Test the Proverbial Waters

If implemented, the East River swimming pool would be located off of the Brooklyn Bridge River Park, and would be accessible via a long pier-like walkway. The public pool would draw…

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SuralArk: Giant Ark Coming to Queens to Raise Climate Change Awareness

SuralArk: Giant Ark Coming to Queens to Raise Climate Change Awareness

A modern-day Noah's Ark will be coming to Astoria’s Socrates Sculpture Park this summer. While it won't house animals or humans like its biblical counterpart, the hope is that…

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PHOTOS: Inhabitat Spends the Night at the Space-Age LEED Gold Yotel in Times Square

PHOTOS: Inhabitat Spends the Night at the Space-Age LEED Gold Yotel in Times Square

Guests are greeted by Yotel’s famous luggage-toting robot at the Tenth Avenue entrance, which uses its 20-foot arm to safely stores suitcases and bags. Automatic check-in kiosks also…

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EXCLUSIVE: Photos Leaked of Leo DiCaprio Using His Infamous Vitamin C Shower

EXCLUSIVE: Photos Leaked of Leo DiCaprio Using His Infamous Vitamin C Shower

Photos of Greenwich Village’s favorite resident, the luscious Leo DiCaprio, in his infamous vitamin C-infused shower have just been leaked, and we're thrilled to be the ones to show…

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Barclays Center Could Get a Giant, Sound-Absorbing Green Roof

Barclays Center Could Get a Giant, Sound-Absorbing Green Roof

The LEED Silver-certified home of the Brooklyn Nets may soon be getting even more verdant with a lush green roof. Barclays Center chronicler Norman Oder recently uncovered the…

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10-Cent Plastic Bag Fee Could Be Coming to NYC

10-Cent Plastic Bag Fee Could Be Coming to NYC

In an effort to reduce the number of plastic bags clogging landfills, the New York City Council introduced legislation last week to implement a 10-cent fee per bag at stores. The…

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PHOTOS: Inhabitat Explores the Daylit Dia: Beacon Art Museum in Beacon, NY

PHOTOS: Inhabitat Explores the Daylit Dia: Beacon Art Museum in Beacon, NY

The original factory was built on the shores of the Hudson River by the National Biscuit Company in 1929 to serve as their box printing facility. In 2003, the Dia Foundation took over…

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Mathews Neilsen Unveils Plans to Revamp West Harlem's 125th Street Corridor into a Lush Oasis

Mathews Neilsen Unveils Plans to Revamp West Harlem's 125th Street Corridor into a Lush Oasis

At $14.5 million, the West Harlem makeover will be a costly one, but the hope is that it will make the area more visitor-friendly. The revamp, which will reclaim the streets between…

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Daydream About Living in the Beautiful Pierhouse at Brooklyn Bridge Park Through These New Pics

Daydream About Living in the Beautiful Pierhouse at Brooklyn Bridge Park Through These New Pics

While not modestly priced (they start at $1.05 million), the first offerings of the gorgeous units have already sold out, with many potential residents interested in the next round of…

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Mayor De Blasio Appoints Mitchell Silver as New NYC Parks Commissioner

Mayor De Blasio Appoints Mitchell Silver as New NYC Parks Commissioner

New York City got a new Parks Commissioner on Friday, just in time for spring. Mayor de Blasio made the official announcement at Seward Park on the Lower East Side and congratulated…

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Is Google Opening Its First Retail Store in Soho?

Is Google Opening Its First Retail Store in Soho?

The high-end retail shops of Soho may soon have Google as a neighbor. The tech giant is rumored to be looking for its first brick and mortar store on cobble-stoned Greene Street. If and…

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Win a Brand New Sustainable Chair in TODAY’s “Chair Chase

Win a Brand New Sustainable Chair in TODAY’s “Chair Chase" Scavenger Hunt

Could your apartment use a new seat? Don't miss your chance to win one of the 20 eco-friendly designer chairs that are up for grabs TODAY in House Beautiful’s Fifth Annual Twitter…

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DEC Says It Will Revise Plan to Kill Mute Swans Thanks to 50,000 Opposition Emails

DEC Says It Will Revise Plan to Kill Mute Swans Thanks to 50,000 Opposition Emails

News of the NYC Department of Environmental Conservation’s recent proposal to eliminate the mute swan population in Prospect Park sparked a public outcry that resulted in 50,000…

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Find One of These Art-Adorned Citi Bikes and Get Free Admission to the Armory Show

Find One of These Art-Adorned Citi Bikes and Get Free Admission to the Armory Show

Citi Bike will be getting into the spirit of next week's Armory Show by showing off 10 art-emblazoned bikes designed by world-renowned artist Xu Zhen. The bike share program teamed up…

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Artist London Kaye Turns the L Train into a Yarnbombed Wonderland for Valentine's Day

Artist London Kaye Turns the L Train into a Yarnbombed Wonderland for Valentine's Day

Artist London Kaye recently warmed up some of NYC's cold, metal subway poles with some yarn for Valentine’s Day. The crochet artist hopped aboard the L train with ANIMAL New York,…

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Newly Renovated Tavern on the Green Slated to Re-Open This Month

Newly Renovated Tavern on the Green Slated to Re-Open This Month

After years of being shuttered, Central Park’s historic Tavern on the Green will soon be reopening to the public. Originally built in 1871, the restaurant was recently given a $15.9…

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NYCLASS Pushes to Ban Exotic Animals From New York Circuses

NYCLASS Pushes to Ban Exotic Animals From New York Circuses

NYCLASS, the animal rights group that has called for the ban of Central Park horse carriages, is now turning its attention toward animals performing in circuses in New York City.…

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Young Projects' Heart-Shaped Match-Maker Sculpture Enlivens Times Square for Valentine's Day

Young Projects' Heart-Shaped Match-Maker Sculpture Enlivens Times Square for Valentine's Day

Even though it was freezing yesterday morning, Times Square-goers were able to warm their hearts by gathering around the new sculpture for its inaugural match. The heart-shaped…

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January Oil Spill in Far Rockaway is Still Affecting Waterfowl

January Oil Spill in Far Rockaway is Still Affecting Waterfowl

Waterfowl in the Atlantic Beach area are still suffering from last month’s tugboat wreck in Far Rockaway that unleashed 6,000 to 8,000 gallons of diesel fuel into the water. Almost a…

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Young Projects' Matchmaking Heart Sculpture Selected to Grace Times Square This Valentine's Day

Young Projects' Matchmaking Heart Sculpture Selected to Grace Times Square This Valentine's Day

Lovers (and wannabe lovers) from around the world will have a new public art piece to admire this Valentine's Day in Times Square thanks to Young Projects. The Brooklyn-based design…

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Plan to Kill Mute Swans in Prospect Park Sparks Outcry Amongst Brooklyn Animal Lovers

Plan to Kill Mute Swans in Prospect Park Sparks Outcry Amongst Brooklyn Animal Lovers

Brooklyn wildlife lovers are seeing red after learning of a proposal by the NYC Department of Environmental Conservation to eliminate the population of mute swans in Prospect Park by…

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Residents Rally to Have MTA Fix Long-Broken Escalator at East Broadway Station

Residents Rally to Have MTA Fix Long-Broken Escalator at East Broadway Station

Residents living near the F train's East Broadway stop have been inconvenienced by the subway station’s broken escalator for nearly two years. Despite continual promises by the…

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How Does Your Apartment Stack Up to the Abodes of HBO's Girls?

How Does Your Apartment Stack Up to the Abodes of HBO's Girls?

We’ve already coveted Charlie’s super-efficient DIY studio apartment complete with built-in storage stairs, excessive shelving and loungeable loft space. The other characters’…

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The New School Opens its Striking SOM-Designed University Center on Fifth Avenue

The New School Opens its Striking SOM-Designed University Center on Fifth Avenue

The long-awaited building opened last week, bringing a new architectural icon to the corner of 14th Street and Fifth Avenue. The facility will foster collaborative learning, with areas…

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