The Magic City Reprise

The origins of Miami’s nickname, the Magic City, are a little murky, but it appears to be rooted in classic Chamber of Commerce boosterism. The city grew dramatically in the years after the arrival of the railroad in 1896, with the population blossoming from a few dozen people in the pre-railroad era to 444 citizens … Read moreThe Magic City Reprise

Learning About Street Art in Wynwood

For anyone familiar with Miami 20+ years ago, the phrase “Wynwood Art District” is pretty startling. For many decades Wynwood was an industrial area, located just north of the historically black Overtown community and sandwiched between I-95 to the west and a massive rail yard serving the Florida East Coast Railway to the east. It … Read moreLearning About Street Art in Wynwood