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
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…

Read More >

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…

Read More >

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…

Read More >

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…

Read More >

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…

Read More >

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…

Read More >

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…

Read More >

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…

Read More >

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…

Read More >

Snøhetta Chosen to Design LEED Silver-Seeking Library for Far Rockaway

Snøhetta Chosen to Design LEED Silver-Seeking Library for Far Rockaway

Far Rockaway will soon receive a state-of-the-art new library to replace the current one, which was affected last year by Hurricane Sandy. Designed by leading architecture…

Read More >

PHOTOS: Pop-Up Sheep Meadow Takes Over an NYC Gas Station

PHOTOS: Pop-Up Sheep Meadow Takes Over an NYC Gas Station

Lalanne’s beautiful pop-up meadow is enclosed by a classic white fence, bringing a sense of the serene countryside to the bustling Chelsea Arts District. The green expanse begins at…

Read More >

Brooklyn Bridge Park's Historic Jane's Carousel Gets AquaFence to Protect It from Future Storms

Brooklyn Bridge Park's Historic Jane's Carousel Gets AquaFence to Protect It from Future Storms

After being partially submerged by water during Hurricane Sandy last year, Brooklyn Bridge Park's historic Jane’s Carousel now has a much-needed flood protection system. Donated by…

Read More >

The Freedom Towers That Could Have Been: 7 Unrealized Designs For the WTC Site

The Freedom Towers That Could Have Been: 7 Unrealized Designs For the WTC Site

Studio Libeskind’s original submission, dubbed “the Freedom Tower,” proposed the iconic 1,776 foot spire. Libeskind also included Gardens of the World, as he feels gardens are a…

Read More >

9/11 Tribute in Light Will Illuminate Lower Manhattan Once Again on September 11, 2013

9/11 Tribute in Light Will Illuminate Lower Manhattan Once Again on September 11, 2013

This Wednesday will mark the twelfth anniversary of the tragic September 11th, 2001 attacks that changed New York forever. To pay homage to those who lost their lives in the unthinkable…

Read More >

PHOTOS: Jaehyo Lee's LOTUS Sculpture Brings a Whirlwind of Wood to Union Square

PHOTOS: Jaehyo Lee's LOTUS Sculpture Brings a Whirlwind of Wood to Union Square

Presented by the Cynthia Reeves Project, NYC Parks & Recreation and the Union Square Partnership, the sculpture marks the second project presented by the gallery. Lee’s work was…

Read More >

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…

Read More >

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…

Read More >

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…

Read More >

"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…

Read More >

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…

Read More >

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…

Read More >

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,…

Read More >

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…

Read More >

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…

Read More >

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…

Read More >