Wynwood

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Wynwood Art District
Shops at Midtown on the eastern end of Wynwood on NE 36th St [1]
Shops at Midtown on the eastern end of Wynwood on NE 36th St [2]
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
CountryUnited States
StateFlorida
CountyMiami-Dade County
CityCity of Miami
Subdistricts of Wynwood
Neighborhoods list
Government
 • City of Miami CommissionerRichard Dunn (west) and Marc Sarnoff (east)
 • Miami-Dade CommissionersAudrey Edmonson
 • House of RepresentativesCynthia Stafford (D)
 • State SenateLarcenia Bullard (D)
Miguel Díaz de la Portilla (R)
 • U.S. HouseFrederica Wilson (D) (west)
Maria Elvira Salazar (R) (east)
Population
 (2015)
 • Total8,621[1]
Time zoneUTC-05 (EST)
ZIP Code
33127
Area code(s)305, 786
WebsiteWynwood neighborhood

Wynwood is a neighborhood in Miami, Florida. Wynwood is known for being an entertainment district, with artwork, restaurants, breweries, clothing stores, dance venues, among other retail options. Formerly an industrial district, the area is now known for the murals that cover the walls of many of the buildings. 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.[2] Wynwood roughly is 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.[3]

Wynwood has long been referred to as Little San Juan, and is commonly known as El Barrio, because many Puerto Ricans immigrated to this Miami neighborhood from the island and northeastern cities in the 1950s.[4] Puerto Rican-owned restaurants, shops, markets and other businesses line the streets of Wynwood. Since the early 2000s, the neighborhood has seen a rising amount of investment. The Midtown Miami development construction began in 2005 between North 29th and 36th Street and Miami Avenue and the Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) on what was historically an FEC rail yard. This brought renewed attention to the area, previously abandoned warehouses had 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. In 2009, Goldman commissioned artists to create the Wynwood Walls. Located in the Wynwood Art District, this is an outdoor exhibition of rotating street art.[5]

Human geography[edit]

Art district[edit]

The Wynwood Art District is a sub-district of Wynwood that contains galleries, outdoor murals and private art collections. The district is centered around Wynwood Walls, conceived of by the late urban developer Tony Goldman in 2009.[5] His idea was to revitalize the neighborhood by turning warehouses into works of art. According to the Walls' website, artists featured at Wynwood Walls include: Shepard Fairey, Okuda San Miguel, The London Police, Stelios Faitakis, Clare Rojas, The Date Farmers, avaf, ROA, Ron English, Jeff Soto, Logan Hicks, b., PHASE 2, Joe Grillo, COCO 144, Gaia, Vhils, Interesni Kazki, Brandon Opalka, Friends With You, DALeast, Faith 47, Santiago Rubino, Daze, Maya Hayuk and Lakwena.[5] The Walls were cited as a tourist destination for family fun by Palm Beach Illustrated in 2018.[6] The Walls are curated by Goldman Global Arts, an art dealer that has a gallery inside the wall area.[7]

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 Northeast 30th Street to the north, I-95 to the Northwest, Northwest 23rd Street to the south, and Northwest 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.[8]

Technology district[edit]

The Wynwood Technology District is a sub-district of Wynwood. It is home to various technology based companies and expanding quickly. A co-working space called The LAB Miami is a hub for startup innovation in Wynwood. "In 2012, the founding members of the LAB teamed up with the Knight Foundation and a group of angel investors to convert a 10,000 square foot warehouse into a shared office space and event venue. Since then, a growing number of Miami’s brightest and most forward-thinking entrepreneurial minds have converged [t]here to share their ideas, learn from one another, and build amazing companies and projects."[9] Wyncode,[10] a coding bootcamp that was named Beacon Council Educator of the Year, announced an Inc. 5000 Company, a BrainStation[10] Endeavor Company,[11] and South Florida Business Journal Startup of the Year in 2016,[12] has helped to educate new employees for over 400 companies. Wyncode touts training more than 850 students as of 09/10/2021 (09/10/2021) in Full Stack Web Development,[13] UX / UI Immersive Training,[14] Front End Web Development,[15] and Digital Marketing.[16] "Wyncode was co-founded by the husband-wife team of Juha and Johanna Mikkola in 2014; in 2015 they were selected as Endeavor Entrepreneurs, giving them a global network of mentorship and support."[17] In January 2017, Wyncode opened Wynbase, a new 3,100-square-foot code dedicated Wynwood campus.[17] In 2017 Johanna Mikkola told a crowd “It definitely feels like we are growing up but it also feels like we are putting down stronger and stronger roots here, We’re all working together to build something great.”[17] Various notable tech companies have taken on a similarly momentous approach taking up residency in Wynwood as well. Nirvana Technology, a company founded by Bill Harris (CEO of Paypal, Inuit, and Personal Capital), announced big plans for their office as of May 2021 off the Brightline tracks at 120 Northeast 27th Street, Suite 100 Miami, FL 33139. The company, as of September 10, 2021, lists an array of Miami jobs in the career section of their website.[18] Other big companies such as Globant, a company that uses the latest technologies in digital-cognitive fields to transform organizations in every aspect currently has 90 employees working out of Miami as of 2021.[19] Last but not least, Zumper a company that uses technology that focuses on expediting amd enhancing the rehoming process employs at least 150 Miami based employees. All these corporate offices are actively taking part in the Technology boom in Wynwood.[20]

Economy[edit]

Westward view of Wynwood business association banner.

For some years, the neighborhood has been gentrified with large investments and developments.[citation needed] 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 2011 Charlie's Angels to be filmed in the old free trade zone building in Wynwood.[21] Other film production studios are located in neighboring Park West, and together, form a larger, growing film production industry in Miami.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed] Zak the Baker is a kosher restaurant in Wynwood.[22][23][24][25]

In 2013, Miami New Times moved its headquarters to Wynwood.[26]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2015, Wynwood has a population of 8,621 residents, with 2,754 households in the neighborhood. The median household income in 2015 was $31,256.[1]

Transportation[edit]

Wynwood is served by Metrobus and Miami's free trolley service throughout the area, by Metromover's School Board station to the south, 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
  • Miami Arts Charter School (Wynwood Campus)

High schools[edit]

  • Young Men's Preparatory Academy (all-boys, 6-12th grade)
  • Miami Arts Charter School (Wynwood Campus)

Higher education[edit]

Cultural institutions[edit]

Bakehouse Art Complex

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

Parks[edit]

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

2016 Zika outbreak[edit]

In summer 2016, Wynwood experienced a particularly high rate of Zika infection, as part of the 2015–16 epidemic. On August 1, 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a travel warning, advising pregnant women not to visit the Wynwood, Design District and Midtown Miami areas.[27][28] This was the first time the CDC had advised against visiting a neighborhood in the United States to avoid catching an infectious disease. [29]

On August 11, 2016, four more cases of Zika were diagnosed in the Wynwood section of Miami. This brought the total count in Miami to 21 cases. All of them were in the Wynwood Section. Mosquito-control efforts in Wynwood have been difficult because it's a mixed-use area, where industrial sites are located next to a blend of residences and businesses.[30]

The US CDC on December 9, 2016, updated its warnings for 'red areas' ("Zika active transmission areas") and downgraded Wynwood, North Miami Beach, South Miami Beach, and Little River, to a 'yellow area' "where the risk of Zika remains but is no longer greater than that in the rest of Miami-Dade County."[31]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Research Report : Miami and the State of Low- and Middle-Income Housing" (PDF). Urban.org. Retrieved June 26, 2022.
  2. ^ City of Miami Neighborhoods Map Archived January 8, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Wynwood Art District (El Barrio) neighborhood in Miami, Florida (FL), 33127, 33137 subdivision profile - real estate, apartments, condos, homes, community, population, jobs, income, streets". City-data.com. Retrieved June 26, 2022.
  4. ^ "About The Wynwood/Edgewater Community". Miamigov.com. Archived from the original on August 29, 2008. Retrieved June 11, 2008.
  5. ^ a b c Wynwood Walls. "About Wynwood Walls". TheWynwoodWalls.com. Retrieved July 29, 2018.
  6. ^ Smith, Liza (July 25, 2018). "Family-Friendly Fun in Florida". Palm Beach Illustrated. Retrieved July 29, 2018.
  7. ^ Goldman Global Arts. "Goldman Global Arts". GoldmanGlobalArts.com. Retrieved July 29, 2018.
  8. ^ "Miami Fashion District (Fashion District) neighborhood in Miami, Florida (FL), 33127 subdivision profile - real estate, apartments, condos, homes, community, population, jobs, income, streets". City-data.com. Retrieved June 26, 2022.
  9. ^ "The LAB Miami: Coworking Space Wynwood | Learn Act Build". TheLab Miami. Retrieved September 10, 2021.
  10. ^ a b "Coding Bootcamp & Tech Courses". BrainStation.io. Retrieved June 26, 2022.
  11. ^ "Endeavor Company Wyncode Acquired by BrainStation". Endeavormiami.org. January 22, 2021.
  12. ^ "SFBJ's Business of the Year Awards". Bizjournals.com. Retrieved June 26, 2022.
  13. ^ "Web Development Bootcamp Miami". BrainStation.io. Retrieved June 26, 2022.
  14. ^ "UX Design Bootcamp Miami". BrainStation.io. Retrieved June 26, 2022.
  15. ^ "Web Development Bootcamp Miami". BrainStation.io. Retrieved June 26, 2022.
  16. ^ "Digital Marketing Course Miami". BrainStation.io. Retrieved June 26, 2022.
  17. ^ a b c "Wyncode announces $1 million investment, unveils new Wynwood campus | Miami Herald". Miami Herald. Archived from the original on February 9, 2017.
  18. ^ "Nirvana: Money and Life". Nirvana.tech.
  19. ^ "We Create Digital Journeys | Globant". Globant.com. Retrieved June 26, 2022.
  20. ^ "Nirvana Technology Will Hire 200 Tech Employees in Wynwood with Plans to Build a Global Digital Bank". Thenextmiami.com.
  21. ^ "New owner plans rehabilitation of Wynwood free trade zone". August 9, 2010.
  22. ^ Handwerker, Haim (April 18, 2017). "Miami Is Lining Up for This Hipster's Heavenly Kosher Bread". Haaretz. Retrieved May 7, 2017.
  23. ^ Frias, Carlos (February 2, 2017). "How a secular Jewish baker became Miami's kosher king". Miami Herald. Miami. Retrieved May 7, 2017.
  24. ^ "The coolest kosher bakery in Wynwood—make that Miami". Bon Appétit. June 6, 2016. Retrieved May 7, 2017.
  25. ^ Fabricant, Florence (January 24, 2017). "No Avocado Toast Here: A Glatt Kosher Deli Opens in Miami". The New York Times. Retrieved May 7, 2017.
  26. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on April 10, 2013. Retrieved April 13, 2013.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  27. ^ Daniel Chang; Emily Cochrane (August 1, 2016). "With 10 new Zika cases in Miami, CDC advises pregnant women to avoid Wynwood". Miami Herald. Retrieved August 2, 2016. The advisory extends to all expectant mothers, and women planning on becoming pregnant who have traveled to a one-square-mile area north of downtown Miami — including Wynwood, Midtown and the Design District — on or after June 15, said CDC Director Tom Frieden.
  28. ^ "Advice for people living in or traveling to Wynwood, a neighborhood in Miami, FL". Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. November 5, 2014. Retrieved August 1, 2016.
  29. ^ LaMotte, Sandy (August 2016). "CDC issues historic travel warning over Miami Zika outbreak". Cnn.com. Retrieved August 1, 2016.
  30. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on August 13, 2016. Retrieved August 11, 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  31. ^ "Zika Virus". Cdc.gov. November 5, 2014. Retrieved June 26, 2022.

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