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Transformational change underway in North Hyde Park, West TampaRead Article

The diversity of apartments, restaurants and shops in North Hyde Park is particularly attractive to young professionals and college students looking for an affordable neighborhood near downtown.

Urban Stimuli: JCC renovation jumpstarts investments in West TampaRead Article

An art-deco building formerly used by The National Guard spurs change in its West Tampa neighborhood, signaling wider revitalization North of Kennedy Boulevard.

UT growing, showcasing new and innovative businesses in downtown TampaRead Article

The University of Tampa’s 2018 New Venture Expo highlights the creative and innovative business endeavors of 54 exhibiters in downtown Tampa.

West Tampa's Armory Gardens to hold Safety, Security and Fun FestivalRead Article

Police and fire demonstrations and interactive play are part of the Safety, Security and Fun Festival in West Tampa, which is also a fundraiser for Vila Brothers Park.
Fort Homer W. Hesterly National Guard Armory, built in 1941, has been renovated into the Bryan Glazer Family JCC in West Tampa. A store front in the neighborhood near the newly renovated and historically preserved JCC.

More private rooms, new main entrance coming soon to St. Joseph's Hospital in West TampaRead Article

What's for dinner? Exploring West Tampa dining optionsRead Article

As West Tampa grows and evolves, local dining options are no longer limited to traditional Cuban or Spanish. See what's cooking beyond Boliche Boulevard. 

New homes, investments spur transformational change in West TampaRead Article

West Tampa is an ethnically and commercially diverse neighborhood that includes the University of Tampa, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Raymond James Stadium and that stretch of Columbus Drive nicknamed “Boliche Boulevard” that’s home to many of Tampa’s best Spanish and Cuban ...
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Tampa bicycle commuters Karen Kress, Alana Brasier, and Justin Willits.

Commuter Challenge: Going carless in Tampa

Petit Piquant, a French patisserie in West Tampa that uses farm fresh ingredients.

What's for dinner? Exploring West Tampa dining options

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Once abandoned airport area logistic space gets major upgrade

Kelly Farrell looks over water line plans for a major expansion at Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park.

Park redo creates key community gathering space for West Tampa

Charles Gallagher paints his first mural outside Cafe Hey and Oceanic Restaurant Equipment.

Heights Walls take public art in Tampa to new heights

 Joe Robinson discusses key areas in West Tampa to showcase for redevelopment.

West Tampa residents key to shaping future of neighborhood

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WURK: Community radio for East and West Tampa

Rachel Marks Feinman is the new Executive Director of FIBA.

Tampa attorney heads Israeli business accelerator

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Transformational change underway in North Hyde Park, West Tampa

Authors

Read more articles by Amber Sigman.

Amber Sigman is a photojournalist with over 16 years experience covering both small-town and international stories; from a Florida woman visiting her native Cuba, to sacred spots in Thailand, and underwater adventures in Florida’s springs. Her client list includes; The Courier-Journal, The Indianapolis Star, MSNBC.com, Southern Poverty Law Magazine, Tampa Bay Times, and USA Today. Amber also taught photojournalism to teenagers with the theme “The World is Your Classroom” in Southeast Asia honoring both her love for education, and global diversity. She earned her degree in photojournalism and cultural anthropology from Western Kentucky University. When she isn’t taking pictures locally, she can sometimes be found globetrotting, volunteering with animals in-need, or exploring fun sites in the city.

Read more articles by Alex English.

Alex English is a Tampa native who has lived in Sarasota, Seattle, New York, Bordeaux and Milan. He is passionate about urban development, retail and style, and publishes Remarqed, a personal blog on those subjects.

Read more articles by Christopher Curry.

Chris Curry is a freelance writer living in Clearwater. Chris spent more than 15 years as a newspaper reporter, primarily in Ocala and Gainesville, before moving back home to the Tampa Bay Area. He enjoys our local music scene, great weather and the wealth of outdoor festivals.

Read more articles by Dyllan Furness.

Dyllan Furness is a freelance writer and born-again Floridian based in Tampa. He covers the Tampa Bay Area’s development boom for 83 Degrees, with an eye out for sustainable and community-driven initiatives. 

Read more articles by Marty Clear.

Marty Clear has been writing for various publications in the Tampa Bay area for more than 40 years, mostly covering the performing arts. He studied journalism at the University of South Florida and works nights at downtown Tampa’s legendary Hub bar. He goes to theater, dance and opera every chance he gets (in other words, any time he can afford it or he can cop a free ticket). He used to own a record store/ live music venue in Ybor City called Blue Chair. The first thing you may notice about him is that he’s 6’7”, and to answer your question, no, he doesn’t play basketball. He writes about West Tampa and other topics for 83 Degrees. Follow him on Twitter @martinclear.

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