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
City Proposes Pedestrian Plaza for South Williamsburg

City Proposes Pedestrian Plaza for South Williamsburg

As Williamsburg expands into the once strictly Hasidic south side, the city has reacted by planning a pedestrian plaza on the stretch of Broadway near the Williamsburg Bridge. Just east…

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Olek Hits the East Village with Two Yarn Bombed Sleds in Honor of Winter

Olek Hits the East Village with Two Yarn Bombed Sleds in Honor of Winter

Guerilla crochet artist Olek has been enlivening New York City streets with her fresh yarn creations for the past few years. Now her most recent Manhattan installations pay tribute to…

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PHOTOS: Wolfgang Laib Spreads Pollen All Over MoMA's Atrium

PHOTOS: Wolfgang Laib Spreads Pollen All Over MoMA's Atrium

Each spring, flecks and granules of pollen dot the air and our clothes and smatter themselves across our windshields — their brilliant color unnoticed in such miniscule amounts. But…

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BFCpocket's Entry for AdAPT NYC Combines Loft Living With Multiple Roof Terraces

BFCpocket's Entry for AdAPT NYC Combines Loft Living With Multiple Roof Terraces

London-based Pocket Living teamed with BFC Partners for an innovative collaboration to create a livable micro apartment plan for Bloomberg’s adAPT NYC competition. Already well versed…

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Anne Militello Unveils Stunning Light Cycles LED Art Installation at the World Financial Center

Anne Militello Unveils Stunning Light Cycles LED Art Installation at the World Financial Center

Once night falls, employees and visitors to the Winter Garden will be treated to a myriad of colors comparable to the aurora borealis. Hues of sapphire blue, amethyst, blood red and…

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HWKN, Blesso Properties and Bronx Pro's Gorgeous Green Roofed Max Tower Boasts 56 Micro-Apartments for Small Space Living

HWKN, Blesso Properties and Bronx Pro's Gorgeous Green Roofed Max Tower Boasts 56 Micro-Apartments for Small Space Living

Max flips the traditional skyscraper model — instead of high priced penthouses at the building’s crown, the top floors are a green “hat” accessible to all of the residents,…

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Inhabitat Visits El Anatsui's Upcycled Mirror and Tin Installation on the High Line (PHOTOS)

Inhabitat Visits El Anatsui's Upcycled Mirror and Tin Installation on the High Line (PHOTOS)

The massive installation may be the High Line park’s biggest commission, stretching across the side of an entire building between West 21st and West 22nd Street. Anatsui treats the…

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BKLYN Designs Extends Deadline for Brooklyn Designers to Showcase Their Work - One Day Left to Submit!

BKLYN Designs Extends Deadline for Brooklyn Designers to Showcase Their Work - One Day Left to Submit!

Calling All Brooklyn Designers! If you've been looking for a way to spread the word about your work and showcase it to an audience of tastemakers and buyers, don't miss your chance to…

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MoMA PS1 Finalist TempAgency Wants to Upcycle Your Hair Into an Interactive Installation

MoMA PS1 Finalist TempAgency Wants to Upcycle Your Hair Into an Interactive Installation

TempAgency’s hair columns appear more like cotton candy than hair — which would not likely be the case should they actually execute the hair towers. Finalists in the YAP…

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Each UrbanSpace Office Comes with Its Own Rooftop Farm Plot

Each UrbanSpace Office Comes with Its Own Rooftop Farm Plot

Have you ever thought about farming on your lunch hour? UrbanSpace, the company behind the Mad. Sq. Eats festival and Dekalb Market, has, and they're giving renters at their new space…

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Artist Creates

Artist Creates "Alice in Wonderland" Home Inside an Abandoned Farmhouse

The sprawling farmhouse sits on a lush plot of land in a little village along the Finger Lakes. Mackenzie-Childs and his family decided to rehabilitate the home themselves, using their…

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Village Green Becomes the First LEED Gold New Residential Building Below 59th Street in Manhattan

Village Green Becomes the First LEED Gold New Residential Building Below 59th Street in Manhattan

The Village Green is an eco-luxury building in the heart of the East Village. The façade is lined with floor-to-ceiling double-insulated windows, which flood each unit with natural…

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EPA Grant Will Help Protect New York's Salt Marshes

EPA Grant Will Help Protect New York's Salt Marshes

New York City’s tidal wetlands will soon be getting some much-needed attention thanks to a Wetlands Program Development Grant from the Environmental Protection Agency. The funds will…

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Brooklyn Atlantis Underwater Robot Will Probe the Polluted Gowanus Canal

Brooklyn Atlantis Underwater Robot Will Probe the Polluted Gowanus Canal

A group of citizen scientists will soon be taking a closer look at Brooklyn’s heavily polluted Gowanus Canal using an underwater robot. NYU-Poly associate professor Mauirizio Porfiri…

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First Section of One World Trade Center's Spire Goes Up

First Section of One World Trade Center's Spire Goes Up

Over the past few months, pieces of the One World Trade Center spire have been making their way across the Hudson River from Port Newark bit by bit. Yesterday, workers at the…

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New York State Assembly to Vote on Stricter Gun Control Laws Today

New York State Assembly to Vote on Stricter Gun Control Laws Today

Exactly one month after the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, Governor Andrew Cuomo and other New York legislators are working on passing a new gun control proposal that they hope will…

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Two Whales Found Washed Up on Long Island Beaches This Weekend

Two Whales Found Washed Up on Long Island Beaches This Weekend

This past weekend revealed some grisly surprises for residents of two Long Island beach communities. Officials at two different beaches reported beached whales on their shores, with…

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Governor Cuomo Plans to Devote $1.5 Billion for Solar Programs in New York

Governor Cuomo Plans to Devote $1.5 Billion for Solar Programs in New York

Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to give a California run for its money by amping up New York’s solar game. In his recent State of the State address, the governor announced a plan to…

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Mayor Bloomberg Breaks Ground on High Bridge Restoration Project Linking Manhattan and The Bronx

Mayor Bloomberg Breaks Ground on High Bridge Restoration Project Linking Manhattan and The Bronx

Mayor Bloomberg broke ground today on the ambitious High Bridge revitalization project to restore New York’s oldest standing bridge and the park area around it. Part of the Old Croton…

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Recreate NY-Home Buyout Program Would Give Hurricane Sandy Victims Option to Relocate

Recreate NY-Home Buyout Program Would Give Hurricane Sandy Victims Option to Relocate

Governor Andrew Cuomo tackled some serious post-Hurricane Sandy issues this week in his 2013 State of the State address, including a very important proposed program that would give…

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Step Inside an Old Bank Vault at the New

Step Inside an Old Bank Vault at the New "How Much Do I Owe You?" Exhibit in Queens

Built in 1924, the Bank of Manhattan Building was the tallest structure in Queens until 1990 (you may have noticed its clock tower rising over Queens Plaza). The "How Much Do I Owe…

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Developers and Architects Asked to Submit Proposals for the Seward Park Redevelopment Site

Developers and Architects Asked to Submit Proposals for the Seward Park Redevelopment Site

The NYC Economic Development Corporation issued a Request for Proposals today calling for architects and developers to submit ideas on how to make the best use of the six-acre Seward…

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Google to Bring Free Wi-Fi to Chelsea with NYC's Largest Public Outdoor Network

Google to Bring Free Wi-Fi to Chelsea with NYC's Largest Public Outdoor Network

Image ©kurmanstaff If you've ever found yourself having to slink into the Meatpacking District's Apple store to get online, Google has some great news for you. The internet giant…

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NYC's Homeless Kitties to Get Awesome Architect-Designed Shelters

NYC's Homeless Kitties to Get Awesome Architect-Designed Shelters

The annual Architects for Animals Giving Shelter event is back again, teaming up with the NYC Feral Cat Initiative to help the city’s homeless animals by asking top architects to…

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GrowNYC Collects Its 1,000,000th Pound of Compost

GrowNYC Collects Its 1,000,000th Pound of Compost

This past Sunday at the Carroll Gardens Greenmarket, GrowNYC and the Department of Sanitation of New York celebrated their collection of 1,000,000 pounds of compost! Each week, over…

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