The Winter Park City Commissioners have unanimously approved Adjaye Associates' conceptual design for the upcoming Winter Park Public Library and Events Center. Bungalower was in attendance at the unveiling of the plans on November 2, HERE, when the public was...
This 20-minute promotional video was created roughly 60 years ago to attract tourists to the City Beautiful and was originally published by Daniel Piraino to YouTube in 2016. It was created by the Orlando Chamber of Commerce and entitled, The...
Orlando was chosen to participate in Smart Growth America's Safe Streets Academy; a crash course in how to make streets safe for everyone, regardless of how they're moving from A to B. According to the program's Memorandum of Understanding, City...
Award-winning artist, conveniently named JR Artist (Facebook | Website), is bringing his photo booth truck to 35 cities across the country as part of his Inside Out Project: Dreamers, in solidarity with the DREAM Act - a legislative proposal...
LYNX has released its fourth mobile app of 2017, LYNX PawPass. The new mobile payment app allows bus commuters to use their smartphone to pay their bus fare with a simple finger swipe. Customers can use the app to pay...
Local spoken word host, writer, and nightlife photographer Patrick Scott Barnes (Website) has just released a self-published poetry book that juxtaposes his poetry with his photography called Three Orlando Nightspots. Barnes has pre-released free .pdf versions of his work on his website...
Bungalower, in partnership with local filmmakers Jordan Eichenblatt and James Rayner, will be launching a new series of videos looking at the local food truck scene called Orlando Food Truck Guide. The new series of shorts will take our various...
We've featured Orlando-based permaculturalist Marabou Thomas and his video series before, HERE. His latest book, Homegarden Cuisine Toolkit: Ideas for Making Food in the Humid Subtropics, looks at how to grow your own local food, based on the climate you live in....
Today is the last day to vote for our municipal election to choose City Commissioners for Districts 1, 3, and 5 - the latter of which covers Parramore AND Downtown Orlando. You can vote from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. at THESE...
The East Central Florida Regional Planning Council (Website) was just awarded a $100,000 grant as part of a new Cycles and Sprouts program in the Holden Heights neighborhood. This project is one of six separate projects that were awarded...
A professor at Carnegie Mellon has invented a new smart traffic system called Surtrac (Website) that changes traffic lights based on real-time traffic. In short, Surtrac combines AI with basic traffic theory to allow for less time waiting at stop...
UPDATE: The Winter Park City Commission will discuss the designs at the Monday, November 13 City Commission meeting.  Winter Park residents were finally shown the first conceptual plans for their future 50,000 SF civic library and events center, planned for...
Friday, November 3 is Bike to Work Day and Orlando residents are invited to pedal the shortest route ever this year; from Festival Park to City Hall. Those who attend the community bike ride will be eligible fro raffle prizes,...
The new Parramore Farmers Market is now accepting applications for vendors. The new market will open on January 6, 2018 and run every Saturday morning from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Orlando City Soccer Stadium. Vendors mus submit their applications by...
Fitlife Foods (Website) is a new prepared-food chain that started in Tampa but has since grown to have more than 10 locations, including one on Sand Lake Road and another on Orlando Avenue in Winter Park. Fitlife specializes in healthy...
The Thornton Park Main Street District hired local plant experts, Seed 2 Source (Website) to redo their tree wells in the neighborhood. Which they've recently done, using drought tolerant species like in the photo below. While there, the crew also...
Learn all about the top headlines, new restaurants, and best-bet events to attend this weekend with Bungalower and the Bus. Hosted each week by Jon “The Bus” Busdeker and Brendan O’Connor. This week’s episode was recorded at the Thirsty Topher...
The Concessions Department at the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (endearingly known as the "Authority") is responsible for roughly 150,000 SF of retail and service space in the airport. And they are looking to fill some of that space with...
The Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center at the Orlando Public Library is hosting their 2018 Melrose Awards on February 17, 2018. The awards recognize projects that were created using the resources available at the Melrose Center in the Orange County Library...
From the documentary Race:The Power of Illusion The practice of redlining refers to the practice of controlling where people of color could actually live, by selectively raising prices based on race or ethnic composition. This tactic of racial segregation was practiced...
WeLoveCycling.com has named Orlando as the tenth worst city to cycle in, in the world. Citing an inadequate network of bicycle lanes and lack of crosswalks, Orlando is labeled as downright hostile towards two-wheeling commuters. Orlando placed just behind cities like...
Here is a look at some of the best events taking place this weekend. Remember, you can always visit the complete events calendar by clicking on “EVENTS” in our main menu. If you’d like to have your event added to our...
According to a release from the Orange County Property Appraiser earlier today, the final damage assessment numbers from Hurricane Irma are in, and they're nearly twice as much as the earlier estimates. The OCPA offices estimated in September that damages...
The City of Orlando's Green Works Division will be installing 21 new recycling units in Downtown Orlando, including 7 new "Big Belly" units. Big Belly (Website) is a Smart City business that delivers multiple benefits besides diverting waste from landfills....
As mentioned in a recent blog post on the City of Orlando website, the City is looking to transform an empty Downtown lot into a "modern interactive public gathering space." The lot in question sits on the corner of Orange...