This is our latest rundown of the top ten things you need to know this week, in Orlando’s downtown “bungalow neighborhoods,” and some bonus headlines you may have missed.
Click HERE to listen to the 289th episode of “Bungalower and The Bus” on Real Radio 104.1, which was recorded at Semoran Skateway – be sure to watch the video on Instagram to see how the boys did.
TOP TEN HEADLINES
- Orlando Museum of Art’s interim director resigned after taking the reigns for about a month.
- Orlando City Soccer forward, Alexandre Pato, just flew back to Brazil for knee surgery. Which has soccer fans worried about our chances at the Florida Cup final.
- The mayor just swore in Orlando’s new police chief this week.
- The City of Orlando is getting rid of parking minimums, which probably sounds boring to you, but it’s pretty important and points to a new direction for the Central Business District.
- Leu Gardens brought back their fairy doors installation so strap on your wings and grab your wands, it’s time to get magical, y’all.
- OUC dumped some upcycled concrete into Ponce Inlet to create a new artificial reef.
- Aloft Hotel just celebrated a multi-million dollar renovation with a fancy party and we were there to check it out and make yet another adorable video for Instagram.
- “How to eat through Orlando in one day.” – Eater Miami
- “Remaking downtown: How Orlando hopes to guide party district’s transition to ‘neighborhood.’” – Orlando Sentinel
- “More haunts, frights and live shows are unveiled for this year’s Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando.” – Orlando Weekly
ICYMI – (IN CASE YOU MISSED IT)
- “Aardvark hosting 2nd Annual Varktoberfest on September 17.” – Bungalower
- “Orange County converting over 3,000 yield signs into stop signs.” – Bungalower
- “Local artists battle new developments, rising costs in search for workspace.” – The Community Paper
- “67 years ago, 2 teams of 12-year-old boys made history.” – MLB.com
- “5 questions with Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida’s new CEO.” – Orlando Business Journal
- “Amazon may buy Orlando tech employer EA, report says.” – Orlando Business Journal
- “Central Florida toll road to expand near Camping World Stadium.” – Orlando Business Journal
- “Lift Orlando to bring model to other communities after two big donations.” – Orlando Business Journal
- “2022 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final officially sold out.” – Orlando City Soccer
- “Hurricane center increases odds for tropical wave’s development, tracking three other tropical systems.” – Orlando Sentinel
- “17 Free things to do in Orlando.” – Travel + Leisure
- “Why downtown won’t die.” – Bloomberg CityLab
- “Why turning old city bridges into new urban parks is such a great idea.” – The Conversation
- “The right to pee everywhere. The Revolution isn’t shit without a place to shit.” – Lux Magazine
- “Can a neighborhood be Instagrammed to death?” – The New York Times
- “New York’s most exciting new public space is a street in Queens.” – Project for Public Spaces
- “A hidden flow of river water is keeping Paris cool.” – Reasons To Be Cheerful
- “Want safer streets? Cover them in art.” – Reasons To Be Cheerful
HOT EVENTS THIS WEEK
- Monday 8/29: Peaches (Milk District)
- Tuesday 8/30: Bungalower Drag Bingo (Baldwin Park)
- Tuesday 8/30: ReThinking Transportation Funding (North Quarter)
- Friday 9/2: Movieola – “Sing 2” (Downtown)
- Friday 9/2: Movie Night at Leu – “Uncharted” (Audubon Park)