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Documentary explores gentrification of Wynwood: VIDEO

Local filmmakers detail transformation of Miami neighborhood through development

November 04, 2014 11:40AM

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A recently released documentary explores the impact of gentrification on Miami’s burgeoning Wynwood neighborhood, which is being heavily targeted by major investors and developers.

Local filmmakers Camila Alvarez and Natalie Edgar collaborated on “Right to Wynwood,” a look at how Wynwood transformed from the city’s oldest Puerto Rican community to an art hub with many galleries and studios. The 21-minute documentary covers how the late Tony Goldman spearheaded Wynwood’s gentrification. Joseph Furst of Goldman Properties and David Lombardi are among the developers interviewed in the film. Artists, gallery operators and community leaders also opine on the neighborhood’s evolution.

Wynwood’s largest property owner is now Israeli businessman Moishe Mana, who recently hired architect Bernard Zyscovich to create a master plan for the area. — Eric Kalis

  • Oh paaaleeez. How many more people are extracting joy from their human experience now vs when Wynwood was “less desirable”? The people moving really didn’t seem too crushed at the increase in property value either. In case anyone has not noticed the largest single age group is now 21. They need a cool place to go that doesn’t cost a GD fortune.

    This piece is lame for needing to go a long way to find people who think whats happening is not positive. It did serve to make me aware of this place and I want to visit, so thank you for that.

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