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
Adam Yauch Park Opens in Brooklyn Heights, Honoring Late Beastie Boys Member

Adam Yauch Park Opens in Brooklyn Heights, Honoring Late Beastie Boys Member

You might have known him as MCA of the Beastie Boys, but before he was a rapper Adam Yauch was just a happy Brooklyn kid playing at his favorite park. The late musician was honored…

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Ideas City Festival and StreetFest Returns to the Bowery This Weekend!

Ideas City Festival and StreetFest Returns to the Bowery This Weekend!

The New Museum’s Ideas City Festival has hit the Bowery again, with a slew of art and culture events lined up for this weekend. This year’s festivities include artistic…

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PHOTOS: Peek Inside the Sweet Walls of the Domino Sugar Factory in Williamsburg

PHOTOS: Peek Inside the Sweet Walls of the Domino Sugar Factory in Williamsburg

Both the factory space and the former loading docks were taken over by Creative Time, who had a light-up sign with their name spelled out in the Domino font made as a tribute to the…

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GrowNYC Helps Create an Urban Farm at Wagner Middle School in Manhattan

GrowNYC Helps Create an Urban Farm at Wagner Middle School in Manhattan

The new school garden was built as part of GrowNYC’s year-long partnership with the Wagner School, which is located on East 76th Street. With the nonprofit’s help, Wagner will help…

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Bushwick's Pine Box Rock Shop Vows to Serve Only Plant-Based Vegan Booze

Bushwick's Pine Box Rock Shop Vows to Serve Only Plant-Based Vegan Booze

We were majorly impressed by the Pine Box Rock Shop’s adaptive reuse from a coffin factory into a neighborhood bar, and now the Bushwick spot has even more earth-friendly news. Going…

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PHOTOS: LEGO Batman Watches Over Toy Replica of Rockefeller Center at LEGO's Flagship Store

PHOTOS: LEGO Batman Watches Over Toy Replica of Rockefeller Center at LEGO's Flagship Store

Taking inspiration from the Art Deco splendor of Rockefeller Center, the LEGO store does its own version of the center's famous murals in LEGO form, of course. The murals overlook the…

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30 More NYC Subway Stations Now Have Wireless Voice and Data Service!

30 More NYC Subway Stations Now Have Wireless Voice and Data Service!

Social media addicts rejoice! The MTA and Transit Wireless announced today that thirty more subway stations are now equipped with wireless voice and data service. Major hubs like Times…

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PHOTOS: Ugo Rondinone's Colossal Stone Sculptures Put the

PHOTOS: Ugo Rondinone's Colossal Stone Sculptures Put the "Rock" in Rockefeller Center

The nine stone statues stand around Rockefeller Center’s entrance plaza, just above the famous gold sculpture in the seasonal ice rink. Each appears like an ancient sentry, the rocks…

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Cooper Union Announces it Will Begin Charging Tuition for the First Time in 150 Years

Cooper Union Announces it Will Begin Charging Tuition for the First Time in 150 Years

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art has changed extensively over the past few years, and this morning the school announced that after 150 years of offering a free…

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All the Buildings in New York is a Delightful Collection of Drawings Illustrating NY Architecture

All the Buildings in New York is a Delightful Collection of Drawings Illustrating NY Architecture

Hancock first dreamed up the project as a way to bridge the gap between the fantastical New York of television and movie sets to the real streets of his adopted home. The New York he…

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"For a Resilient Rockaway" Competition Seeks Sustainable Plans to Rebuild Sandy-Ravaged Queens

The NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) recently announced an exciting new design competition asking architects for ideas on how to rebuild the Hurricane…

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Help Greene Street NYC Use Reverse Graffiti to Clean Up the Streets of New York

Help Greene Street NYC Use Reverse Graffiti to Clean Up the Streets of New York

Greene Street NYC is a partnership between lifestyle brand SPƎNGLISH, artist Chris Choi and green advocate Veronica Menendez to create incredible murals using no paint. Instead, Choi…

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2 Gold Will Be the First Manhattan Building to Install a 13-ft Airtight Flood Gate

2 Gold Will Be the First Manhattan Building to Install a 13-ft Airtight Flood Gate

One NYC apartment that was hit hard by the waters that flooded the Financial District during Hurricane Sandy is taking matters into its own hands by investing in a giant, airtight…

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The High Line Hotel Will Breathe New Life into a Beautiful Chelsea Landmark

The High Line Hotel Will Breathe New Life into a Beautiful Chelsea Landmark

The General Theological Seminary’s campus occupies over half of 20th and 21st Streets, in between Ninth and Tenth Avenues. Built in 1895, the complex originally housed students, and…

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PHOTOS: Artist Sopheap Pich Builds a Miniature Bamboo City in the World Financial Center

PHOTOS: Artist Sopheap Pich Builds a Miniature Bamboo City in the World Financial Center

Pich’s cityscape structures adorn the center of the bustling Winter Garden at the World Financial Center, right near where Anne Militello’s showcased her glowing Light…

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Pier 57

Pier 57 "Incubox" Shipping Container Mall Approved by City Council

The project features sixty shipping container shops that will bring retail appeal to the former shipping industry pier under the unified name “Incubox”. For the first two years of…

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Greenpoint's Keramos Hall Restored to Its 19th Century Splendor by Kamen Tall Architects

Greenpoint's Keramos Hall Restored to Its 19th Century Splendor by Kamen Tall Architects

For the past decade or so, most Greenpoint locals regarded Keramos Hall as just another dingy corner building. Now, thanks to Kamen Tall Architects P.C., the historic building’s…

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NYC Getting More Micro-Units, Sends Out Another Request for Proposals for Tiny Apartments

NYC Getting More Micro-Units, Sends Out Another Request for Proposals for Tiny Apartments

It seems that NYC's new micro-apartment trend has already taken off before the first unit has even been built. The Department of Housing Preservation, the Citizens Housing Planning…

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PHOTOS: Leo Villareal's Twinkling New LED Art Installation Lights Up an NYC Lobby

PHOTOS: Leo Villareal's Twinkling New LED Art Installation Lights Up an NYC Lobby

Villareal’s piece transforms the lobby of the Durst Organization into a crisp exhibition space. The twinkling “Volume (Durst)” is the artist’s largest three-dimensional work to…

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William Miller's Beautiful and Abstract Photos Are Actually of the Gowanus Canal's Polluted Slime

William Miller's Beautiful and Abstract Photos Are Actually of the Gowanus Canal's Polluted Slime

Miller finds the murky waters of the Gowanus to be inspiring and darkly beautiful. Only in art can the clouds of chemicals translate to graceful forms, with deposits of polluted…

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UNICEF Challenges CUNY Students to Create Designs That Help Kids Across the Globe

UNICEF Challenges CUNY Students to Create Designs That Help Kids Across the Globe

The City University of New York and UNICEF are launching a school-wide challenge called Design UNICEF that asks CUNY students to come up with innovative solutions to improve the health…

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New York City's Oldest House Getting a Bright New Addition from nARCHITECTS

New York City's Oldest House Getting a Bright New Addition from nARCHITECTS

Aside from being New York City’s oldest house (it was built in 1652), the Wyckoff House Museum was also New York’s first official landmark. In order to preserve the sanctity of the…

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SiloHome: Cold War Era Missile Silo Transformed into Luxurious Underground House in Upstate New York

SiloHome: Cold War Era Missile Silo Transformed into Luxurious Underground House in Upstate New York

Located on 19 forested acres in Saranac, New York, the home appears to be a serene mountain escape at first glance. The “surface home” is an open 1,800 square foot lodge with…

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WXY Architecture Reimagines Crumbling Pier 40 as Usable Park Land for Residents to Enjoy

WXY Architecture Reimagines Crumbling Pier 40 as Usable Park Land for Residents to Enjoy

The current pier, which sits on the west side of Manhattan at West Houston Street, is run-down and badly in need of repairs. WXY’s plan would not only renovate the pier, but would…

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Massive Hunter's Point South Affordable Housing Project Breaks Ground in Long Island City

Massive Hunter's Point South Affordable Housing Project Breaks Ground in Long Island City

The Hunter’s Point project is part of Bloomberg’s $7.5 billion New Housing Marketplace Plan, which seeks to create 165,000 units of permanently affordable housing within the five…

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