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
Project Carton: FIT Students Showcase Sustainable Packaging Solutions

Project Carton: FIT Students Showcase Sustainable Packaging Solutions

The Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan just launched an exciting exhibition highlighting innovative packaging designs that use sustainable materials. Project Carton was…

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City of Dreams Pavilion Made of Thousands of Discarded Cups Coming to Governors Island This Summer

City of Dreams Pavilion Made of Thousands of Discarded Cups Coming to Governors Island This Summer

We may still be in the midst of winter, but the FIGMENT festival already has its sights set on this summer's City of Dreams Pavilion on Governors Island. Chosen by a panel of judges,…

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SuperPier Gearing Up for Renovation into NYC's Premier Shipping Container Anti-Mall

SuperPier Gearing Up for Renovation into NYC's Premier Shipping Container Anti-Mall

Pier 57 hosted a slew of art installations and events this past summer, welcoming New Yorkers to explore the space before it begins its transformation into a modular container…

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Massive Soho Loft Sectioned into Cozy Rooms Using Freestanding Prefab System

Massive Soho Loft Sectioned into Cozy Rooms Using Freestanding Prefab System

The space's modular architecture was based off of late Swiss architect Fritz Haller’s geometric models of furniture. The freestanding pieces enable the loft’s interior to be…

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New York City Mandates That All Children Under 5 Receive Flu Vaccinations

New York City Mandates That All Children Under 5 Receive Flu Vaccinations

New York City’s Board of Health has voted unanimously to require all city kids under the age of 5 to get flu vaccinations. In a meeting on Wednesday, the board voted that roughly…

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Score Some Amazing Holiday Gifts Through the New Amsterdam School Holiday Auction!

Score Some Amazing Holiday Gifts Through the New Amsterdam School Holiday Auction!

You can bid on a luxurious 3-night stay in this modern East Hampton home here Many of the donated items for the fundraiser come from New Amsterdam’s community of over 100 families.…

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Some New Yorkers Are Living in Mobile Homes to Avoid Paying Sky-High Rents

Some New Yorkers Are Living in Mobile Homes to Avoid Paying Sky-High Rents

As rents continue to climb in New York City, many residents are hitting the road - but not in the way you might think. A few pioneering spirits, like Steven Cintron, who was recently…

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Manhattan's Luxurious NoMad Hotel Achieves LEED Gold Status

Manhattan's Luxurious NoMad Hotel Achieves LEED Gold Status

The NoMad, which sits at the corner of Broadway and 28th Street, is an adaptive reuse project that brings a luxury destination to a previously unactivated area between Herald Square and…

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VIDEO: Robotic Church Orchestra Fills an Old Red Hook Worship House with Music

VIDEO: Robotic Church Orchestra Fills an Old Red Hook Worship House with Music

If you're looking for something different to do this weekend, how about hearing a band of robots make beautiful music? Artist Chico MacMurtrie’s eclectic collection of robotic…

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GrowNYC Collects Their Two Millionth Pound of Compost!

GrowNYC Collects Their Two Millionth Pound of Compost!

GrowNYC’s NYC-wide compost program recently surpassed a new milestone by hitting two million pounds of food scraps! Through collections from 30 drop-off locations around the city, the…

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Green New York Ferris Wheel Approved for Construction on Staten Island

Green New York Ferris Wheel Approved for Construction on Staten Island

Similar to a carnival ferris wheel, but much, much larger, the New York Wheel will be a soaring observation opportunity with sky-high views of the nearby Manhattan skyline. Rather than…

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Leonardo DiCaprio Shows Interest in LEED-Certified Greenwich Village Duplex

Leonardo DiCaprio Shows Interest in LEED-Certified Greenwich Village Duplex

It's no secret that Leonard DiCaprio is a fan of green initiatives like Citi Bike, and now the Great Gatsby star may be extending his love for sustainability to real estate. The actor…

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GrowNYC Farmers Market Pops Up in the Middle of JFK Airport JetBlue Terminal

GrowNYC Farmers Market Pops Up in the Middle of JFK Airport JetBlue Terminal

Last month, travelers leaving out of JetBlue’s Terminal 5 at JFK airport were treated to the opportunity to shop for farm-fresh fruits and veggies right before their flights. The…

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Massive 3D-Modeled Sculptures Rise Over Columbus Circle (PHOTOS)

Massive 3D-Modeled Sculptures Rise Over Columbus Circle (PHOTOS)

For the exhibition, curator Ron Labaco pulled together a collection of 150 works by artists who use 3D technology in their production or design, including Rees and Dupont, who also have…

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PHOTOS: Museum of Art and Design Presents World's First Large-Scale Exhibition on 3D-Tech Art

PHOTOS: Museum of Art and Design Presents World's First Large-Scale Exhibition on 3D-Tech Art

The Out of Hand collection includes revolutionary pieces by design and art masters such as Ron Arad, Barry X Ball, Zaha Hadid, Stephen Jones and Anish Kapoor that date back to the…

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Chrysalis: Massive Squid-Like Sculpture Delights Visitors with Inflatable Limbs in Red Hook

Chrysalis: Massive Squid-Like Sculpture Delights Visitors with Inflatable Limbs in Red Hook

Chrysalis is a hanging sculpture made up of 100 interconnecting high-tensile fabric tubes that appear almost like a soft tentacled sea creature when at rest. The piece is organic in…

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Rising Waters: Museum of the City of New York’s Powerful Hurricane Sandy Photo Exhibit Opens on One Year Anniversary

Rising Waters: Museum of the City of New York’s Powerful Hurricane Sandy Photo Exhibit Opens on One Year Anniversary

Rising Waters is a first-hand account of what New Yorkers went through when Sandy hit just one year ago. Visitors will take a journey through the superstorm by traveling through six…

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NYC to Save $14 Million a Year by Swapping All Street Lights to LEDs

NYC to Save $14 Million a Year by Swapping All Street Lights to LEDs

New York City is ending the week on a bright note following the news that all of the city's street lights will be swapped out soon with more energy-efficient versions. The announcement…

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World's Biggest Pumpkin Carved Into Creepy Carnivorous Plant by Ray Villafane at NY Botanical Garden

World's Biggest Pumpkin Carved Into Creepy Carnivorous Plant by Ray Villafane at NY Botanical Garden

Villafane outdid himself this year with a new cast of pumpkins carved into crazy over-sized carnivorous plants. Last year’s army of zombie pumpkin ghouls roamed the gardens, but this…

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The Wildlife Conservation Film Festival Brings a Celebration of Animals and Biodiversity to NYC

The Wildlife Conservation Film Festival Brings a Celebration of Animals and Biodiversity to NYC

Barbara Roberts has been caring for sick, injured and underweight hedgehogs for the past 22 years. The short film Mother of All Hedgehogs highlights Roberts’ efforts with the adorable…

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Artists Pay Tribute to Hurricane Survivors with

Artists Pay Tribute to Hurricane Survivors with "Come Together: Surviving Sandy" Exhibition

As the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy approaches, the Dedalus Foundation and Industry City are commemorating the resiliency of New York with an incredible pop-up art…

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HWKN Flips Holy Tabernacle 90 Degrees to Fit into Manhattan's Dense Skyline

HWKN Flips Holy Tabernacle 90 Degrees to Fit into Manhattan's Dense Skyline

When asked to design a building in Manhattan following the plans laid out for the Holy Tabernacle in the Torah, Hollwich Kushner (HWKN) faced one major obstacle - space. Unphased by the…

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MTA Announces Expansion of

MTA Announces Expansion of "Bus Time" Program to Let Commuters Track Buses in Real Time

Here's some great news for New Yorkers who commute by bus. The MTA just announced the expansion of MTA Bus Time, a program that lets you track your bus in real time and see exactly…

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The Empire State Building Gets a 9,100 sq. ft. Green Roof by Xero Flor

The Empire State Building Gets a 9,100 sq. ft. Green Roof by Xero Flor

Xero Flor added greenery to the 21st floor east, 21st floor west, 25th floor northwest and the 30th floor west of the Empire State Building. Tenants on the 21st floor can enjoy their…

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Situ Studio Creates an Ethereal Pop-Up Interior for the 2013 Beaux Arts Ball

Situ Studio Creates an Ethereal Pop-Up Interior for the 2013 Beaux Arts Ball

The cavernous interior of the Armory’s Drill Hall was taken over on Saturday by Situ’s installation. The multi-piece design was interwoven in and around the hall’s existing cable…

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