Wynwood Business Improvement District

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On this Tuesday, May 12, episode of Sundial: 

Palm Beach County Reopens

Palm Beach County is first in South Florida to reopen. At phase one of reopening, salons and barbershops took in appointments, restaurants started functioning at 25 percent capacity and some retail stores began letting in customers.

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On this Wednesday, March 4, episode of Sundial:

A recap of Super Tuesday

Super Tuesday proved to be a critical turning point in the race for the Democratic presidential nominee. Last night, former Vice President Joe Biden had big wins across the South and in Texas, while U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont took California and Colorado. 

This morning, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg officially ended his campaign and endorsed Biden for the nomination. Bloomberg held a rally in West Palm Beach last night.

Streets of Wynwood
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Community leaders in Miami's Wynwood neighborhood are quickly moving forward with a plan to expand a newly unveiled neighborhood-wide surveillance system over the next few years, turning it into an example for the rest of the city.

“Our goal is to implement the first smart neighborhood within the city of Miami,” said Manny Gonzalez, the executive director of the Wynwood Business Improvement District, or BID, a board of the city of Miami that is funded by local property owners.

Streets of Wynwood
WLRN file

The Florida Department of Transportation is exploring potential new exits off of Interstate 95, directly into Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood. The proposed exit ramps would lead directly into the heart of the area on Northwest 29th Street, according to FDOT documents seen by WLRN.

In recent years, Wynwood has become one of the largest tourist destinations in the region. But to access the neighborhood, I-95 drivers have to either pass it and get off on the north, near the Midtown area, or on the south, near the Adrienne Arsht Center.

courtsey: Donald Goldberg

An adult aedes aegypti mosquito measures about six millimeters. That’s roughly a quarter of an inch. Yet for weeks this summer, it looked to threaten a $26 billion a year industry that underpins the South Florida economy -- tourism.

The bug remains a big public health worry -- so much so the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention still recommends that pregnant women stay away from all of Miami-Dade County -- but it in its early months, hasn’t hurt tourism.

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But try telling that to Donald Goldberg, manager of the Wynwood Diner.

Mana Wynwood

Negotiations for a long-planned development in Miami continued Wednesday, as representatives of the Mana Wynwood team met with members of the Wynwood Business Improvement District. The development would occupy as much as 24 acres and include art galleries, a new fire station, residences and a public open space called the Wynwood Commons.