Jacob Bernstein

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  • 13 years ago | Longform

    On this Friday in late November, Max Lesnik arrives at his storefront shortly before 8:00 p.m. From the outside the West Little Havana location appears to be just a simple tienda peddling cheap knickknacks. But concealed behind the façade i...

  • 13 years ago | Longform

    The Miami Heat's Ricky Charles is sitting on a plush red cushion atop a gold-painted throne. The chair is on a platform perched dizzyingly over the 400 level at the very top of the American Airlines Arena, more than 100 feet in the air. Far below,...

  • 13 years ago | Longform

    There is a group of men in South Florida who insist they knew the horrific events of September 11 were coming. They didn't know the particulars -- the day, or the way it would happen -- but they have long felt certain that a deadly large-scale act...

  • 14 years ago | Longform

    From Miami-Dade's far western reaches to the downtown corridors of the Stephen P. Clark Government Center, people are talking about a peculiar municipal incorporation proposal wending its way through the county's bureaucracy. The oddly configured ...

  • 14 years ago | Longform

    Tony Mena remembers the exact moment he discovered his home and family were being poisoned. "It was the perfect day to be outside," he recalls, the kind of beautiful January afternoon that compels snowbirds from around the nation to flock to South...

  • 14 years ago | Longform

    "I don't know how far they want to go, but I'll go 300 yards farther," vows Mario Miranda as he sits at a table in Little Havana's El Pub. Outside on this Saturday afternoon, marchers mass on Calle Ocho for the beginning of a "God Bless America" r...