MIAMI, FLORIDA (1,296 Miles from the GWB)
Once considered by many to be an area with urban blight, the city’s “Wynwood” section (located just north of downtown) consisted of many older and unattractive warehouses. That was until in The “Wynwood Walls” were created in 2009 by the late Tony Goldman. The project was an attempt to improve the area’s potential as well as its walk-ability. The experiment paid off big time! Tony would go onto organize a team of artists from all over the world and put together arguably the best graffiti and street art collection ever assembled. Yes, even better than New York, sorry..
Now branded the “Wynwood Arts District” the area has seen a huge upswing in nearly every economy based metric. Branching out from street art to fine art, fashion, technology, cuisine and much more. Some say this should be a blueprint for ways to bring back struggling urban areas.
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Written by Seth Goldstein / Seth@NYNJ.COM / © NYNJ MEDIA
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