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
Red Hook-Based Mi Mesita Designs Handmade Furniture Perfect for Tiny Apartments

Red Hook-Based Mi Mesita Designs Handmade Furniture Perfect for Tiny Apartments

Brooklyn-based Mi Mesita creates sustainable wooden furniture designed especially for smaller spaces like New York apartments. Their handmade, thoughtfully-designed pieces are meant…

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See Times Square's Giant Screens Play a Film on Ocean Sustainability Every Night in January

See Times Square's Giant Screens Play a Film on Ocean Sustainability Every Night in January

Every night this January from 11:57pm to midnight, Laleh Khorrmian’s mystical film Water Panics in the Sea will take over the mega-screens of Times Square as part of Times Square…

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Picturesque Hudson Woods Eco-Neighborhood Will Offer a Green Getaway in the Catskills

Picturesque Hudson Woods Eco-Neighborhood Will Offer a Green Getaway in the Catskills

The picturesque Catskills mountains surround Hudson Woods for incredible views from almost every spot on the property. Each modest home is designed for efficiency, and to connect its…

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96-sq-ft Subway Pop-Up Space Available for Just $2,676 a Month

96-sq-ft Subway Pop-Up Space Available for Just $2,676 a Month

If you're on the hunt for a retail space for your business, how about this cozy and quaint pop-up shop in DeKalb Avenue station in Fort Greene? The MTA and marketing company The…

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New York Gears Up for Winter Storm Hercules

New York Gears Up for Winter Storm Hercules

Bundle up New Yorkers - winter storm Hercules is on his way! Although snow has already started to fall in some areas, forecasts are reporting that an onslaught of a foot or more is…

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Mayor Bloomberg Signs E-Cigarette Ban on His Last Day in Office

Mayor Bloomberg Signs E-Cigarette Ban on His Last Day in Office

On his last day in office, Mayor Bloomberg flexed his authoritative muscle and signed a bill restricting the smoking of e-cigarettes. The new law will treat e-cigs as if they were…

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One World Trade Center Slated to Open in 2014

One World Trade Center Slated to Open in 2014

After years of anticipation and various types of delays, One World Trade Center is finally poised to open in 2014. Developers have announced that the tower is almost complete, and will…

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2014 Times Square New Year's Eve Ball Will Dazzle with 32,000+ LED Lights

2014 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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Things Not Looking Good for Queensway High Line-Style Elevated Park

Things Not Looking Good for Queensway High Line-Style Elevated Park

Bad news for nature lovers in Queens: the future of the proposed High Line-style Queensway park along the Rockaway Beach rail line is looking grim. The plan, which aims to transform…

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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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