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French street artist MTO was also in Wynwood, Miami where he worked on this piece entitled "The Death Of The Neighborhood". It took a few days for MTO to complete this artwork which represents quite a strong statement over the local gentrification.

French street artist MTO was also in Wynwood, Miami where he worked on this piece entitled “The Death Of The Neighborhood”. It took a few days for MTO to complete this artwork which represents quite a strong statement over the local gentrification.

Wynwood is also referred to as “Little San Juan”, and commonly known as “El Barrio” as many Puerto Ricans began immigrating to this Miami neighborhood from the island and northeastern cities in the 1950s. Tony Goldman a developer also assisted in the growth of Wynwood by creating a mecca out of the already present graffiti. Some 30 artists traveled from around the world to create what is now the Wynwood Walls, this led to an incredible increase in other street art in the surrounding area. The large arts presence brought upon Miami what is conceived as a new Hipster neighborhood.

The east side of N Miami avenue in Wynwood is only one block away from “Wynwood walls”, Panther coffee, hipster shits, business craps and all the center of gentrification activities, however the few dead ends by the rail way along the avenue are still remaining developping areas, full with graffitis and barely used warehouses …… well ….. at least for now. MTO

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Rom is the founder & editor in chief of StreetArtNews. In 2009, he launched the ‘StreetArtNews’ website to promote underground art, which widened his scope to work with a larger roster of street artists on events and exhibitions. He is noted as one of the latest figures to help popularize street art and as an authority on the latest trends in urban contemporary art.