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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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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9/11 Memorial Museum Announces That It Will Open as Early as This May

9/11 Memorial Museum Announces That It Will Open as Early as This May

Joe Daniels, the President of the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum, has announced that it is slated to open to the public as early as this May. Up until now, the subterranean museum…

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Join Times Square Arts and Artist Laleh Khorramian for a Talk on Ocean Sustainability Tonight

Join Times Square Arts and Artist Laleh Khorramian for a Talk on Ocean Sustainability Tonight

To coincide with Laleh Khorramian’s film Water Panics in the Sea (which is currently playing in Times Square each night), Times Square Arts will be hosting a free talk with the…

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Architects Propose a Barrier of Garbage to Prevent Future Flooding in Manhattan

Architects Propose a Barrier of Garbage to Prevent Future Flooding in Manhattan

The first layer of the project would be a deep canal trench dug around Manhattan’s shoreline. The canal would be lined with shipping containers, filled with garbage, and hopefully…

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Sneak a Peek Inside the Beautifully Abandoned and Overgrown Grossinger's Catskill Resort Hotel

Sneak a Peek Inside the Beautifully Abandoned and Overgrown Grossinger's Catskill Resort Hotel

Grossinger’s Catskill Resort began in 1914 as a modest farmhouse, which the owners began renting out to guests looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The…

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Warm Your Frozen Body in This Heated, Beach-Themed Bus Shelter Oasis in Midtown

Warm Your Frozen Body in This Heated, Beach-Themed Bus Shelter Oasis in Midtown

As New Yorkers shiver through the second coming of the Polar Vortex today, one beach-themed bus stop in Midtown is attempting to lift some spirits. Sponsored by the Greater Fort…

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Shigeru Ban's Twin Rooftop Penthouses Will Perch Atop an Existing Tribeca Building

Shigeru Ban's Twin Rooftop Penthouses Will Perch Atop an Existing Tribeca Building

Rendering: Hayes Davidson Simply called the Cast Iron House, the historic gem is currently undergoing a makeover by Shigeru Ban. The interior of the building will also be designed by…

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YOTEL's Giant Interactive LEGO Wall Invites Guests to Play

YOTEL's Giant Interactive LEGO Wall Invites Guests to Play

When faced with the inevitable realities of expansion and renovation, YOTEL decided to use the opportunity to make something truly creative that guests could actually enjoy. The hotel…

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New York's Curious Bannerman Castle Given New Life by Preservationists

New York's Curious Bannerman Castle Given New Life by Preservationists

Francis Bannerman IV was an ammunition dealer from Dundee, Scotland. He and his family purchased what became known as Bannerman’s Island in 1900, and built a Scottish style castle and…

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Surplus Candy: Street Artists Graffiti-Bomb 4 Stories of Abandoned East Village Apartment Building

Surplus Candy: Street Artists Graffiti-Bomb 4 Stories of Abandoned East Village Apartment Building

Dozens of local street artists were invited to stake their own claims over pieces of the former apartment building over six days.  With a message of disdain for increasing rent prices…

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Connected: Julie Peppito's Eclectic Collages Call Attention to Overconsumerism and Climate Change

Connected: Julie Peppito's Eclectic Collages Call Attention to Overconsumerism and Climate Change

With the portraits from “Connected,” Peppito began to describe her sitters by their things, separating what they consider their most cherished possessions from what they defined as…

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