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
Man Builds Geodesic Bucky Houseboat for Around $2,000

Man Builds Geodesic Bucky Houseboat for Around $2,000

Michael Weekes’ “Pride of Buffalo” is a geodesic houseboat that he built himself for about $2,000. Made of plywood and recycled gallon storage containers, the domed boat has been…

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Earth Matter Composting Farm Offers Goat-Tastic Composting Lessons on Governors Island

Earth Matter Composting Farm Offers Goat-Tastic Composting Lessons on Governors Island

The Earth Matter Kids composting farm spans 35 by 100 feet and is loccated near the southern shore of Governors Island behind Nolan Park. Inside, you can learn how to compost your own…

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Green-Roofed Prattsville Art Center Could Revive a Town Rebuilding From Hurricane Irene

Green-Roofed Prattsville Art Center Could Revive a Town Rebuilding From Hurricane Irene

The Prattsville Art Center & Residency will bring art and culture to the rural area not far from New York City. The project will renovate the disused Greene County Historical…

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"Grow Your Own City" Concept Wins the Timber in the City Student Design Competition

The contest was created by Parsons the New School of Design, the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture and the Binational Softwood Lumber Council as a way to promote wood as…

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New Ice Skating Rinks Coming to McCarren Park and Prospect Park This Winter!

New Ice Skating Rinks Coming to McCarren Park and Prospect Park This Winter!

If you're feeling blue that summer is coming to an end, maybe a winter of skating fun will give you something to look forward to. The NYC Parks Department recently announced that new…

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PHOTOS: Take a Trip to 19th Century Paris at Fête Paradiso on Governors Island

PHOTOS: Take a Trip to 19th Century Paris at Fête Paradiso on Governors Island

Fête Paradiso made its American debut this summer on Governors Island, traveling all the way to New York from Paris. The collection of vintage carnival rides includes gorgeously…

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Would You Live in a Wooden Box in NYC for $1,367 a Month?

Would You Live in a Wooden Box in NYC for $1,367 a Month?

New York City is notorious for its exorbitant cost of living, but could it be so bad that rent for a literal wooden box goes for over a grand per month? Although now defunct,…

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Did You Know It's Illegal for New York City Stores to Blast Air Conditioning Outside?

Did You Know It's Illegal for New York City Stores to Blast Air Conditioning Outside?

We’ve all caught a blast of cool air while walking by the open doors of an air-conditioned store during the summer, but did you know that it's actually illegal for NYC stores to let…

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DUMBO Walls: Blank Space Under the BQE Transformed into a Vibrant Open Air Art Exhibition

DUMBO Walls: Blank Space Under the BQE Transformed into a Vibrant Open Air Art Exhibition

Artists CAM, MOMO, Stefan Sagmesiter, Yuko Shizimu, Shepard Fairey, Eltono, and Faith 47 added their signature styles to the walls with colorful, semi-permanent murals. Visitors can…

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Meet New York's Own Royal Baby - A New Indian Rhino Infant at the Bronx Zoo!

Meet New York's Own Royal Baby - A New Indian Rhino Infant at the Bronx Zoo!

The world's been fixated on William and Kate's new bundle of joy, but did you know that New York has a very special royal baby of its own? The Bronx Zoo is home to a new Indian rhino…

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Construction of Water-Filtering Gowanus Canal

Construction of Water-Filtering Gowanus Canal "Sponge Park" Will Finally Begin in 2014

The exciting project will attempt to clean up the sewage-laden Gowanus Canal, which has been consistently polluted since the dawn of industrialization in the area. The cleansing park…

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Shark Fin Sales to Be Banned in New York Starting in 2014

Shark Fin Sales to Be Banned in New York Starting in 2014

There's little debate that cutting the fins off of living sharks and selling them as food is cruel and inhumane, but the state of New York is finally acknowledging its disapproval of…

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NYC's Colorful

NYC's Colorful "Recycle Everything" Ad Campaign Encourages New Yorkers to Curb Waste

Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s office is launching a colorful new ad campaign to encourage New Yorkers to recycle. Called “Recycle Everything,” the series of eye-catching adverts will…

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NYC Officials Ask EDC to Help Push Lowline Underground Park Project Ahead

NYC Officials Ask EDC to Help Push Lowline Underground Park Project Ahead

The Lowline, an initiative to create an underground park for the Lower East Side, has been progressing slowly but surely over the past few years, and now local officials have also…

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"Magic Carpet" Exhibit Hangs 36 Shipping Containers Over Guests' Heads at Pier 57

When visitors enter Pier 57’s South Head House, they are greeted with several pioneer “Incubox” retail and food stands, which have taken residence in shipping containers. Beyond…

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Slightly Disturbing 3D-Printed Faces Are Constructed Using DNA from Found Hair and Gum

Slightly Disturbing 3D-Printed Faces Are Constructed Using DNA from Found Hair and Gum

Dewey-Hagborg was first inspired to use DNA sequencing to create art when she noticed a strand of hair stuck in a framed piece of art. She began seeing stray hairs everywhere she went,…

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NYPD Releases Perfluorocarbon Gas into NYC Subway System to Better Understand Risks Posed by Airborne Contaminants

NYPD Releases Perfluorocarbon Gas into NYC Subway System to Better Understand Risks Posed by Airborne Contaminants

This morning, the NYPD began the first day of the Subway-Surface Air Flow Exchange program, an urban airflow study conducted with the Brookhaven National Laboratory, and funded by…

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The Taco Truck Serves Up Tasty Organic Mexican Goodness On-the-Go

The Taco Truck Serves Up Tasty Organic Mexican Goodness On-the-Go

The Taco Truck chain was born in Hoboken, NJ and combines delectable organic Mexican food with environmentally-friendly design.  Their tasty tortas and tacos can be enjoyed from one…

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Crispy Whole Grasshoppers to Be Served in Guacamole at NYC Mexican Restaurant

Crispy Whole Grasshoppers to Be Served in Guacamole at NYC Mexican Restaurant

Back in May, the United Nations suggested that people introduce insects into their daily diets as a viable source of protein - and one Upper East Side restaurant is doing just that with…

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The New Fire Island Pines Pavilion is Open For the Summer Season!

The New Fire Island Pines Pavilion is Open For the Summer Season!

Fire Island’s Pines Pavilion, which was ravaged in a fire in 2011, has been restored by Hollwich Kushner (HWKN) and Blesso Properties. The sustainable and chic new structure…

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PHOTOS: Incredible LEGO Sculptures by Nathan Sawaya Hit Times Square

PHOTOS: Incredible LEGO Sculptures by Nathan Sawaya Hit Times Square

Sawaya has come to be known as one of the leading LEGO artists in the world, pushing the limits of the toy brick with his extremely intricate and detailed sculptures. For “The Art of…

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Black Tree Serves Up Yummy Sandwiches in a Cozy Reclaimed Interior on the Lower East Side

Black Tree Serves Up Yummy Sandwiches in a Cozy Reclaimed Interior on the Lower East Side

Black Tree’s cozy interior is chock full of history. The tables, chairs, stools and bar were made by Brooklyn Reclamation out of wood salvaged from a bowling alley built in the 1920s…

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Mayor Bloomberg Announces Major Plan to Battle Climate Change in New York City

Mayor Bloomberg Announces Major Plan to Battle Climate Change in New York City

In the wake of last year’s Superstorm Sandy, and in preparation for an even more turbulent hurricane season, Mayor Bloomberg spoke today on safeguarding New York City from future…

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Summer@MetroTech to Bring Music and More to Downtown Brooklyn

Summer@MetroTech to Bring Music and More to Downtown Brooklyn

Summer is just around the corner, and Brooklyn’s MetroTech campus has announced it will be hosting a program of free music, film and sports in Downtown Brooklyn. Activating the…

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CoolNYC Solution Will Let New Yorkers Control Their Air Conditioners by Smart Phone

CoolNYC Solution Will Let New Yorkers Control Their Air Conditioners by Smart Phone

Although spring hasn’t quite sprung yet, the sweaty days of summer are just around the corner. And with our perspiration comes wallet-busting energy bills from running our air…

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