Wynwood

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Wynwood
Neighborhood of Miami
Shops at Midtown on the eastern end of Wynwood on NE 36th St
Shops at Midtown on the eastern end of Wynwood on NE 36th St
Nickname(s): Wynwood Art District, Wynwood Fashion District, Little San Juan, El Barrio
Wynwood neighborhood within the City of Miami
Wynwood neighborhood within the City of Miami
Coordinates: 25°48′14″N 80°11′56″W / 25.804°N 80.199°W / 25.804; -80.199Coordinates: 25°48′14″N 80°11′56″W / 25.804°N 80.199°W / 25.804; -80.199
Country United States
State Florida
County Miami-Dade County
City City of Miami
Subdistricts of Wynwood
Government
 • City of Miami Commissioner Richard Dunn (west) and Marc Sarnoff (east)
 • Miami-Dade Commissioners Audrey Edmonson
 • House of Representatives Cynthia Stafford (D)
 • State Senate Larcenia Bullard (D) and Miguel Díaz de la Portilla (R)
 • U.S. House Frederica Wilson (D) (west) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) (east)
Population (2010)
 • Total 7,277
 • Density 7,725/sq mi (2,983/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-05)
ZIP Code 33127
Area code(s) 305, 786
Website Wynwood neighborhood

Wynwood is a neighborhood in Miami, Florida, United States. It is north of Downtown Miami and Overtown, and adjacent to Edgewater. Wynwood has two major sub-districts, the Wynwood Art District in northern Wynwood, and the Wynwood Fashion District along West 5th Avenue.[1] Wynwood is roughly divided by North 20th Street to the south, I-195 to the north, I-95 to the west and the Florida East Coast Railway to the east.[2]

Wynwood is also referred to as "Little San Juan", and commonly known as "El Barrio" as many Puerto Ricans began immigrating to this Miami neighborhood from the island and northeastern cities in the 1950s.[3] Puerto Rican-owned restaurants, shops, markets and other businesses line the streets of Wynwood. Recently, however, the neighborhood has seen a push towards gentrification with increased investments and developments. The Midtown Miami development built in the mid-2000s, brought renewed attention to the area, and previously abandoned warehouses have begun to be occupied by artists, restaurants, cafés, and lounges. Tony Goldman a developer also assisted in the growth of Wynwood by creating a mecca out of the already present graffiti. Some 30 artists traveled from around the world to create what is now the Wynwood Walls, this led to an incredible increase in other street art in the surrounding area. The large arts presence brought upon Miami what is conceived as a new Hipster neighborhood. Art and fashion are major elements of Wynwood, as Wynwood has a large fashion and textiles industry, primarily along NW 5th Avenue, in the Wynwood Fashion District.[1]

Geography[edit]

Wynwood Art District[edit]

The Wynwood Art District is a sub-district of Wynwood that contains over 70 galleries, museums and art collections. It is roughly bounded by North 36th Street (north), North 20th Street (south), I-95 (west) and Northeast First Avenue (east). 36th Street is one of the main streets in Wynwood, and contains a large number of art studios and galleries. The second Saturday night of every month, is "ArtWalk" in Wynwood, and the art galleries and studios open their doors to the public for viewing. Wynwood is also home to Wynwood Walls, an outdoor mural permanent exhibit featuring some of the worlds most renowned street artists. Additionally there are hundreds of other street art and graffiti murals around the district curated yearly by Primary Flight making it one of the biggest street art districts in the world. Wynwood is also home to The Armory Studios, a state of the art recording studio and event space.

Wynwood Technology District[edit]

The Wynwood Technology District is a sub-district of Wynwood.

Wynwood Fashion District[edit]

The Miami Fashion District is a sub-district of Wynwood in Miami, Florida, United States. It is within the larger neighborhood of Wynwood. It is bounded by North 30th Street to the north, I-95 to the west, North 23rd Street to the south, and West 2nd Avenue to the east. Its primary artery is along Northwest Fifth Avenue, where a lot of the major clothing retailers and distributors are located.[4]

Economy[edit]

In 2010, the abandoned Wynwood Free Trade Zone, at 2235 NW 5th Avenue, was reconverted into a working production studio for films and television shows. In July 2011, production plans were announced for the Charlie's Angels 2011 TV show remake to be filmed in the old free trade zone building in Wynwood.[5][6] Other film production studios are located in neighboring Park West, and together, form a larger, growing film production industry in Miami.

Home to a large number of art galleries, artist studios, and clothing wholesalers, the art and fashion industries are the main economic engines of Wynwood.

In 2013, Miami New Times moved its headquarters to Wynwood.[7]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2000,[8] Wynwood had a population of 14,819 residents, with 6,221 households, and 2,987 families residing in the neighborhood. The median household income was $11,293.93. The racial makeup of the neighborhood was 58.51% Hispanic or Latino of any race, 17.51% Black or African American, 21.55% White (non-Hispanic), and 2.42% Other races (non-Hispanic).

Transportation[edit]

Wynwood is served by Metrobus throughout the area, and by the Miami Metrorail in adjoining Allapattah less than a mile due west at:

Education[edit]

Public schools[edit]

Miami-Dade County Public Schools operates area public schools:

Elementary schools[edit]

  • Eneida Hartner Elementary School
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar Elementary School
  • Phyllis Wheatley Elementary School

Middle schools[edit]

  • José de Diego Middle School

High schools[edit]

  • Young Men's Preparatory Academy (all-boys, 6-12th grade)

Cultural institutions[edit]

  • The Marguiles Collection at the Warehouse, art
  • Rubell Family Collection, art
  • Calix Gustav Gallery, art

Parks[edit]

  • Roberto Clemente Park
  • Robert E. Lee Park (Used by José de Diego Middle School and not available for the general public. Roberto Clemente is the only truly public park in Wynwood.)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Wynwood Tattoo Shop