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
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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Domino Sugar Refinery to Be Transformed into Affordable Housing Complex by SHoP Architects

Domino Sugar Refinery to Be Transformed into Affordable Housing Complex by SHoP Architects

DUMBO’s Two Trees Management Company has a new vision for the iconic Domino Sugar Refinery on Williamsburg’s waterfront. The company bought the property in 2012 with plans to…

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Brooklyn Couple Moves into Stacked Shipping Container Home in Williamsburg

Brooklyn Couple Moves into Stacked Shipping Container Home in Williamsburg

Over the last ten years, rising property values in Williamsburg, Brooklyn have made home ownership difficult or impossible for many. But one couple, David Boyle and wife Michele…

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Pier 42 Pop-Up Waterfront Area to Open This May

Pier 42 Pop-Up Waterfront Area to Open This May

Last fall, New York state announced it would fund the transformation of the Lower East Side’s Pier 42 into a glorious new waterfront park. Although residents are excited about the…

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Shinique Smith's Curious Hanging Sculptures are Upcycled from Her Own Wardrobe

Shinique Smith's Curious Hanging Sculptures are Upcycled from Her Own Wardrobe

Smith’s work is inspired by our consumer throw-away culture, and assigns a vocabulary to the items and materials that we purchase, use and then discard. Acting as sort of an organized…

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MicroGreens: Bernheimer and LevenBetts' Tiny Apartment Concept Boasts a Vertical Greenhouse

MicroGreens: Bernheimer and LevenBetts' Tiny Apartment Concept Boasts a Vertical Greenhouse

The goal of MicroGreens is to create opportunities for urban farming for a better quality of life. The complex is made up of 56 micro-units, each with an outdoor terrace garden that can…

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Jeremiah Johnson's Dollhouses Made from Credit Card Applications Pop Up in Chelsea

Jeremiah Johnson's Dollhouses Made from Credit Card Applications Pop Up in Chelsea

We've been following the work of artist Jeremiah Johnson for a while, but now New Yorkers will get to experience his miniature houses made from recycled credit card application papers…

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Study Shows Daylight Harvesting Could Save NYC Office Buildings $70 Million a Year

Study Shows Daylight Harvesting Could Save NYC Office Buildings $70 Million a Year

Green Light New York wants to lower your office’s electricity bill in a big way. Their new study estimates that retrofitting office buildings with daylight harvesting systems that amp…

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Brooklyn Botanic Garden Building Ivy-Clad Treehouse Using Trees Felled by Hurricane Sandy

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Building Ivy-Clad Treehouse Using Trees Felled by Hurricane Sandy

Most of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s historic oak trees survived Hurricane Sandy last year, but a few were not so lucky. Ten of the fifty foot specimens are being chopped due to…

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Tiny Upper West Side Apartment Transformed into a Sexy New Space With Smart Storage

Tiny Upper West Side Apartment Transformed into a Sexy New Space With Smart Storage

West began his task by developing storage space throughout the room. The ceiling was given a sweeping new look, with the addition of a curved form that extends over the dining room.…

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Help This Glittering Recycled Bottle Pavilion Materialize at the Figment Festival This Summer

Help This Glittering Recycled Bottle Pavilion Materialize at the Figment Festival This Summer

The only stipulations FIGMENT had for entries into its competition, aside from transportation issues, was that they must be made of recycled or recyclable materials. Brooklyn-based…

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We Are Made in NY: New Campaign Aims to Help Tech Startups Flourish in NYC

We Are Made in NY: New Campaign Aims to Help Tech Startups Flourish in NYC

Yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg unveiled the new “We Are Made in NY” campaign to help local tech startups thrive in the city. The plan will bring resources to the fingertips of…

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Grant Davis Thompson Creates Cool New York Interiors Using Reclaimed Materials

Grant Davis Thompson Creates Cool New York Interiors Using Reclaimed Materials

GDT’s East Village kitchen project combines the use of sustainable and salvaged materials with efficient design. Storage is maximized by creating spaces to both display and store -…

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