The City of Orlando will host free swimming lessons at five local community pools on Thursday, June 21 as part of a global effort to reduce the risk of drowning. The event is being hosted by hundreds of communities around...
This is our latest rundown of the top ten things you need to know this week, in Orlando’s Bungalow Neighborhood news, and some bonus headlines you may have missed. Listen to our 70th episode of “Bungalower and the Bus” HERE and be sure...
LYNX has officially hit the quarter-century mark. The Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority (that's their full name - like Lady Gaga is really Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta) will be launching a months-long celebration for their riders and employees with surprise...
As seen in the viral video above, Mexico City has installed vertical gardens on their highway pillars, not only for aesthetic reasons but also to help the environment. Via Verde (Website), when completed, will wrap roughly 1,000 highway support pillars...
EDIT: To be clear, any quotes in the post below are not our own. They are pulled directly from the Smart Growth America study.    "Orlando’s project faced significant resistance, especially from people who care more about their speed than others’...
Netherlands-based urban problem solvers, Social Sofa (Website), are a group that is working to make residential neighborhoods more civil and friendly simply by placing benches in them. Social Sofa believes that people feel safer in their neighborhoods when they are...
“Most people don’t realize they even need this service, and when they do, it’s often too late.” - Jim Hobart PROMO: Orlando-based photography and video production company, Macbeth Studio (Facebook | Website), is launching a new division of their company...
Food delivery business, Bite Squad (Website), recently released a roundup of the top ten most ordered foods in the Orlando area. According to their roundup, HERE, Orlandoans eat a lot of chicken and BBQ. Click the link to see photos...
"Where are the Amazon cameras in Orlando? Please tell." - Jack Whitemann In case you missed it last week, the Orlando Police Department made headlines after saying they were not participating and then that they were participating in a new...
Representatives of the University Club announced yesterday that they had closed on their new home at Modera Central, the 22-story tower that was built on the grounds of their former building at 125 E. Pine Street . The University Club...
Our friends at iHeartRadio released this Best Cure for a Hangover playlist this morning that's helping us shake off the long weekend cobwebs. We had to share. They recommend volume knobbing low and chilling, but we think you should turn it up...
EDIT: To qualify for a front-facing mural on your business you must be located in an official Main Street District. Click HERE to see the full code.   The Artistic Mural Pilot Program launched in 2015 and restricted how and what...
You may be familiar with local architect Ryan Young from previous I Wish This Was ...  columns that he's done with us. Young is an architect and founder of leading design and construction group Interstruct Inc, which is responsible for projects like...
The City's Community Redevelopment Agency's Advisory Board will be looking at a proposal at their upcoming meeting on Thursday, May 24 to possibly bring back the short-lived Downtown Ambassador program. The program, in partnership with Block by Block (Website), to...
With the Colonial Pedestrian Bridge support tower nearly finished, Orlando residents are suddenly becoming much more aware of the bridge project than they were before. The 200 foot-long bridge is being hailed as the missing connection between the Orlando Urban...
A new Hilton Garden Inn (Website) is set to break ground in the fourth quarter of 2018 in northern Winter Park's Ravaudage development. Located on Lee Road, this will be the third hotel to be built in Winter Park city...
The City of Orlando recently released a 9-question survey, aimed at collecting information from City Beautiful residents about how prepared they are for the upcoming hurricane season, which begins June 1. Questions include timelines for preparedness, what residents focus on...
The Appearance Review Board approved a Major Certificate of Appearance Approval for renovations of a Stadium-adjacent building located at 642 W. Church Street back in 2017. Original plans for the renovations of the building called for a new mesh-covered...
"Hey Bungalower, what's the plan for Lake Ivanhoe in regards to I-4 Ultimate? Will there be walk ways?" - Bungalower Reader According to our contacts at the Florida Department of Transportation, there will be a number of pedestrian access points...
An advisory panel at the Florida State University has recommended the removal of a statue of Francis Eppes from a high profile location in front of the Westcott Building on campus, near one of the main entrances. The same panel has...
The Orange County Mosquito Safety Division is charged with the task to battle the mosquito populations and keep their populations under control. In part because they're annoying and make you itchy, but mainly because mosquitoes sometimes carry diseases that...
Local nutrition consultant, health coach, and personal chef Hannah Aylward (Instagram | Website) created a local eating guide for one of her clients who wanted to eat out without sacrificing her health. The resulting Healthy Orlando Restaurant Guide is something Aylward...
The Orange County Library System was just awarded a 2018 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, during the wee hours of May 1, 2018. This award is the highest honor for the industry, and is given to institutions that...
The City is offering free trees to Orlando residents via their One Person, One Tree initiative, presented in partnership with Arbor Day's Energy Saving Trees Program and funding from OUC and the Florida Forest Service. Residents can get up to...
The City of Orlando is installing a biker bar at the corner of Princeton and 17-92 for cyclists to use on the Orlando Urban Trail. As first reported by the Orlando Bike Coalition, the bar allows for cyclists, primarily those...