Our Take is where Bungalower lays out the facts on a specific issue and then shares with our readers what our take is on the topic. Today we tackle The Princeton at College Park. We’ve been telling you about the...
UPDATE December 9, 2014: We were in City Council chambers until 7:30 p.m. yesterday listening to testimony as part of the first reading of the amendment. No changes to the amendment were proposed by any council members. The second...
This is the first of a new Candy Chang-inspired series of badly Photoshopped concepts for underused, vacant buildings and spaces in Orlando's bungalow neighborhoods that we wish we could do ourselves, but can't because we lack the funds. So we're giving...
This 5,352 square foot commercial lot  was built in 1958 and was once a laundromat More recently it had a short stint as a weekend farmers market run by Eat More Produce (Facebook), but now stands empty. With Will's Pub (Facebook |...
Did You Know-town? is a new series of hyper-local trivia bits that Bungalower thinks you should know about the city you live in. We think it's pretty funny that the famous botanist and founder of Leu Gardens (Website) married a...
With the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts at one of its corners, the plaza at the intersection of South and Orange is really grand. Unfortunately, you don't notice how great the civic space is until you're passing...
This week we wish the empty lot on the corner of Orange Avenue and Pine Street could be something a bit more people friendly ... something pop-up friendly that activates the corner with a rotating series of programming. We'd...
  Linton E. Allen was a banker and avid traveler, and also a veteran of both World Wars. While overseas, he fell in love with the fountains he would see in the European cities he traveled through, and resolved to...
Did You Know-town is a series of hyper-local trivia bits about the City Beautiful. Mr. Joseph Bumby was one of Orlando's best-loved pioneers and many of the city's buildings and even a street bare his name. Joseph Bumby married the love...
We're lucky to have our Bungalower desks located at Canvs (Facebook | Website)  in the Church Street Exchange building downtown. One of the many benefits of working at the downtown co-working space is that whenever we need to run...
  Did you know there are five types of swans living at Lake Eola?  
We love parks ... but, some parks were created a little less equal than others. Festival Park in the Milk District is one of the largest parks in the City of Orlando, but it also happens to be...
Admittedly, the first thing that drew us to super star Orlandoan, Joe Kittinger, was his world record status as the first person to cross the the Atlantic in a balloon. But when we started to delve into some of...
I Wish This Was is a weekly series of badly photoshopped images that transform ignored, vacant lots and properties in Orlando into something the City Beautiful can be proud of.  This 7,560 SF vacant warehouse  was built in 1969. It...
 Did You Know-town is a series of hyper-local trivia bits about the City Beautiful.  Loquats are a fruiting evergreen tree (or shrub, depending on who you talk to) that have a very ornamental leaf, which is why they are so...
According to some elected officials, Constitution Green , a park-space on the edge of Thornton Park, is to be sold to a developer and transformed into a potential housing development. Contrary to popular belief, the green space is in fact privately owned, and leased...
  Aaron Jernigan was the first settler to come to Central Florida, and consequently Orlando. He settled on Lake Holden with his wife Mary and 700 head of cattle they drove down from Jacksonville, and he planted a variety of crops...
Mosquito (or Musquito) County is the name of one of the earliest counties that used to make up Florida. The mega-county was comprised of Volusia, Brevard, St. Lucie, Lake, Indian River, Martin, Seminole, Polk, Palm Beach and Orange counties. Los...
You may have noticed last week that all of the social medias were full of pretty yellow-flowered trees. Usually the photos featured a stand-alone tree, glowing in all it's awesome yellowness, heralding spring in Central Florida. We wish there was...
Winter Park, Orlando and a lot of other Central Florida communities are losing their mature tree canopy, little by little, each year. A few years ago, the Director of Urban Forestry for the City of Winter Park even estimated...
    It's not breaking news that Bumby Avenue is closed for almost two years for resurfacing, it's been the talk of the town, we even wrote about it HERE, last week. But it got us thinking ... The rub is, even...
I Wish This Was is a weekly series of badly photoshopped images that transform ignored, vacant or sometimes already occupied lots and properties in Orlando into something the City Beautiful can be proud of.  First, we want to say, this...
  Fairvilla (Website) is looking for a new sales associate at their  new satellite store, Sexy Things, an "Intimacy and Wellness Boutique." The primary functions of this job include, but are not limited to: o Part Time and Full Time positions available...
The Bufo Toad (Bufo means toad, so we're basically saying "toad toad") is also known as the marine toad, giant toad, and cane toad. It ranges from tan to grayish-brown, with a creamy yellow belly. They have triangular parotoid glands...
Stonewall Bar Orlando (Facebook | Website) opened back in 2007 as a restaurant and the owner, Steven Watkins, was hailed as a "pioneer of Parramore" for locating his new business on West Church Street.  Eventually the restaurant became a popular...