This is our latest rundown of the top ten things you need to know this week, in Orlando’s downtown “bungalow neighborhoods.” Click HERE to listen to Episode 305 of Bungalower and The Bus on Real Radio 104.1, recorded at Leu Gardens for the Creative City Project’s Dazzling Nights installation.


  1. Elon Musk has banned a local UCF student from Twitter for tracking his private plane using publicly accessible data and is now threatening legal action.
  2. Local space-jumping/falling hero, Colonel Joe Kittinger, has passed away.
  3. The Mayor’s State of Downtown was held last week, both in-person and in the Metaverse, and here are the highlights.
  4. The beloved former bar, Oblivion Taproom, has been transformed into a new Korean barbecue restaurant.
  5. A lot has happened in Orlando in the last one hundred years, but one constant has been the Orange County Library System, which started as a humble two-story Albertson Public Library and has grown to a network of 15 branches. OCLS will be hosting a 100-year celebration kick-off party at the downtown branch on January 7, 2023.
  6. Orlando Weekly had a tough pandemic and its staff has been reduced dramatically over the years. They’re looking to hire a new Digital Content Editor and we think they need a real champion. Is it you?
  7. Baldwin Park is adding 230 new apartments near its town center in its ongoing quest to be one of the densest, most walkable neighborhood in Orlando.
  8. Gang-related crime causing major issues in Orlando, authorities say.” – FOX 35
  9. Sweeping property insurance reform passes through Florida Legislature.” – Orlando Business Journal
  10. Central Florida 100: The COVID grand jury and the home-insurance special session.” – Orlando Sentinel





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