"Has anybody asked you about the two mounds of dirt that are at the old cemetery across from Johnny's filling station? Did they exhume a person(s)?" - Eric Rollings The Orange Hill Cemetery is located across Michigan Street from popular...
We've been following the Corrine situation since 2015 when we wished for a "Calmer Corrine" in our I Wish This Was ... column. Since then, MetroPlan Orlando has launched a Complete Streets project that could reshape the contentious corridor into something...
It's hard to believe that just over a month ago, Orlando was suffering from a drought. Social media posts declared that Lake Eola was at unheard of levels. A long stretch of sand even started to show on the...
The public seating in front of the Lake Eola Bandshell is getting redone over the next six weeks. The project will remove approximately 10 sycamore trees that are currently interspersed among the benches. City spokesperson, Cassandra Lafster, told Bungalower that...
This is the fourth year in a row that the City of Orlando's Parks department has allowed Orlando residents to view the Fourth of July fireworks from the privacy of a swan boat. Two weeks before the event, the Lake...
Orlando residents will be able to celebrate the Fourth of July at Lake Eola Park at the 40th Annual Fireworks at the Fountain. Festivities begin at 4 p.m. with activities for children, live music, and food and beverages available for...
The City of Orlando Streets and Stormwater Division has issued an alert for Clear Lake due to the possibility of elevated fecal coliform counts, a nearby sanitary sewer overflow. "Out of an overabundance of caution, the alert is being issued." The leak occurred...
The City of Orlando began carefully disassembling the Confederate statute at Lake Eola Park this morning, as part of its relocation to the Confederate veterans section at Greenwood Cemetery. The following Facebook Live video was captured by local freelance writer and...
I Wish This Was is a monthly series that transforms ignored, vacant lots and properties in Orlando into something the City Beautiful can be proud of. This series is made possible by our partnership with Interstruct Inc., a leading design...
The City of Orlando has begun taking steps to move the Confederate statue out of Lake Eola. Friday afternoon, crews had sectioned off the plaza surrounding the statue in order to set up 3-D image capturing cameras. The white balls...
The Orange County Administration Center will host the unveiling of the new 2017 Sculpture on the Lawn installations at 6 p.m. Monday, June 26. Guests will be able to enjoy light bites and refreshments to live jazz music performed by the New...
Mayor Buddy Dyer declared on May 16, that the City would remove a Confederate statue from Lake Eola Park, in favor of placing it in "a more appropriate location" at Greenwood Cemetery. Greenwood Cemetery (Facebook | Website) is Orlando's only...
The City of Orlando is looking to fill a currently vacant position at the Harry P. Leu Gardens (Facebook | Website), that of Assistant Director. The Assistant Director is a professional-level administrative role that assists the Executive Director in the...
SPONSORED: The Orlando Science Center (Facebook | Website) is hosting a  Summer Kick-Off Sale, a flash sale on annual memberships. For a limited time, just today and tomorrow (Friday, June 9 to Saturday, June 10), the Science Center will be...
The City of Orlando will install a Florida Historical Marker at the site of the former home of past Nobel Peace Prize-winner John Raleigh Mott. The home was torn down in 2013 to expand Lake Eola Park. Four historic homes were...
Last year, Bungalower collaborated with Downtown Credo on a limited edition poster book, comprised of work created by local designers that was inspired by city parks. Half of the proceeds from the sales of the posters and the books...
Minnesota-based advocacy group, Strong Towns (Facebook | Website) visited Baldwin Park recently, a performed an audit of sorts, on its over-all design and functionality. Strong Towns seeks to challenge the discourse around American cities, and shine spotlights on those municipalities...
The City of Winter Park has named the design team for their new 50,000 SF library development; Adjaye Associates and Hunton-Brady Architects. Adjaye Associates will serve as the design leads while Hunton-Brady will serve as the executive architects. Adjaye Associates' principal...
The night-blooming cereus is a type of epiphytic cactui that grows in trees, and as the name states, they only open at night. The cactus itself is long and skinny, with beard-like roots hanging downwards to absorb moisture from the...
This Arts-Based Placemaking webinar was presented in July, 2015, by Project for Public Spaces Senior Vice President and Creative Placemaking expert, Cynthia Nikitin. Arts-Based Placemaking creates opportunities for communities to reclaim and reinvigorate public spaces through and Arts and Culture...
Mural Arts Philadelphia (Website) is hosting a revolutionary event in the fall of 2017, called Monument Lab; a participatory, city-wide project that asks residents for their vision of a monument that best represents Philadelphia. In 2015, the Monument Lab team collected over 400...
UPDATE: The deadline for submissions has been extended to Monday, June 26 Orlando residents can now begin submitting their entries for the Downtown Development Board's Best of DTO photography contest. This year's contest has five categories: Live: Dealing with Downtown's urban environment; historic...
Townie Tourist (Facebook | Website) is a weekly series of tours, hosted by Orlando-native Jenny De Witt. De Witt takes viewers on a walking tour of a different neighborhood each Saturday at 10 a.m. and broadcasts it using Facebook...
Each year the KaBoom (Website) recognizes cities and towns across the country, for endeavoring to improve public amenities for children, through their Playful City USA program. This year they have acknowledged both Orlando and Winter Park for their efforts, along...
UPDATE: Bungalower originally stated that the decision to move the statue was based on a Council vote, however, this was in fact an executive decision made by th eMayor.  Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer made an executive decision The Orlando City...