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
American Museum of Natural History's Global Kitchen Invites You to Eat from Its Massive LED Vertical Farm

American Museum of Natural History's Global Kitchen Invites You to Eat from Its Massive LED Vertical Farm

The exhibition covers both historical and present day methods of farming as well as how food is transported, cooked and eaten all around the world. Visitors are first greeted with a…

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Sandy-Destroyed Persian Carpet Made of Real Sugar Gets Restored Thanks to Domino Sugar

Sandy-Destroyed Persian Carpet Made of Real Sugar Gets Restored Thanks to Domino Sugar

Photo: Taken by Guy L'Heureux during the "Tapis de sucre - 3" exhibition by Aude Moreau at the Darling Foundry in 2008 Considering that Hurricane Sandy ravaged entire neighborhoods,…

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Thousands of Christmas Trees Upcycled to Protect Long Beach's Shoreline After Hurricane Sandy

Thousands of Christmas Trees Upcycled to Protect Long Beach's Shoreline After Hurricane Sandy

Image ©Kevin Krejci Long after the glimmer of the holidays has worn off, thousands of Christmas trees in Long Beach, Long Island are being given new lives as protectors of the…

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NYC Underground: New MTA Photos Show Construction of Second Avenue Subway Line Well Underway

NYC Underground: New MTA Photos Show Construction of Second Avenue Subway Line Well Underway

The exciting photos show construction sites taking the shape of NYC's subway stations, with progress barreling along. According to Gothamist, the MTA said that the cavern at 86th…

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nARCHITECTs' adAPT NYC Micro Apartments Feature Convertible Furniture and Multi-Use Rooms

nARCHITECTs' adAPT NYC Micro Apartments Feature Convertible Furniture and Multi-Use Rooms

The space-saving features include Murphy beds that come down from the walls and transforming tables that fold up when not in use. Micro NY will test out the adAPT NYC pilot program,…

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The Dontflushme Visualight Illuminates to Warn New Yorkers About Sewage Overflows

The Dontflushme Visualight Illuminates to Warn New Yorkers About Sewage Overflows

DontFlushMe is a notification system that allows New Yorkers to take sewage overflow into their own hands (and we mean that in the least disgusting way possible). We first met…

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Historic Buildings May See Adaptive Reuse as Brooklyn Public Library Considers Closing Some Branches

Historic Buildings May See Adaptive Reuse as Brooklyn Public Library Considers Closing Some Branches

Image ©fredcamino Brooklynites value their books, but some branches of the Brooklyn Public Library just aren’t seeing any play. Aging, in disrepair and underused, these satellite…

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Bronx River Right-of-Way Would Transform a Historic Train Station into a Waterfront Hub

Bronx River Right-of-Way Would Transform a Historic Train Station into a Waterfront Hub

As part of the redevelopment of the Bronx River Greenway, SLO Architecture has proposed the transformation of a disused train station into an innovative two-part project for the Bronx…

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Gristedes Billionaire Wants to be Mayor of NYC for Just 99 Cents a Year

Gristedes Billionaire Wants to be Mayor of NYC for Just 99 Cents a Year

Gristedes Supermarket billionaire John Catsimatidis wants to be New York’s next mayor — for just 99 cents! The grocer-turned-magnate announced his bid to succeed Mayor Bloomberg…

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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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