Happy Valentine's Day. This holiday, which initially honored religious martyrs, is now a celebration of love, so whether you're planning a romantic dinner for two, having drinks with friends, baking a heart-shaped pizza for your kids, or just planning to cuddle your pup -- we wish you a sweet day. ... More >>
Yesterday, the normally somnolent Miami-Dade County commissioners were downright ebullient. It was like watching a bunch of hapless nerds finally get the attention of a cool kid, and that cool kid happened to be named David Beckham, and he totally wanted to hang. "Go, soccer!" Commissioner Juan Zap ... More >>
Assault weapon shooting sprees are all too common in Miami. And a weekend full of gunfire saw Liberia, Hollywood's own Young Scrilla caught in a hail of bullets between scenes of a music video production in Overtown.The Tru Story Entertainment artist told the Herald that as he sat idling in a BMW, a ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke goes after the County Commission's biggest enemy.Car magnate, activist, and billionaire Norman Braman has everyone fooled. He's n ... More >>
Valentine's Day is one occasion when most folks -- even those of us who like to live outside the box, then take a chainsaw to it until all that's left are infinitesimal flecks of cardboard -- choose to go the traditional route, and showering our mates with flowers, candy, and BMWs. (Hint, hint.) ... More >>
Courtesy Tobacco RoadAhhh, a bed to tomatoes.."The tomatoes are here," the call said. When you're invited to see what about 10,000 pounds of tomatoes look like (25,000 of the ripe red fruit), you get in the car and go.There, in the parking lot of Tobacco Road they were. A mound of tomatoes, await ... More >>
Alligator Alley may be one of the country's most boring drives, unless, of course, you happen to be joy riding in a stolen BMW while drunk. That's what Miami resident Richard Jouel Abraham allegedly did yesterday, but now he's sitting in the slammer.
In the architecture world, apparently you aren't anyone until you've designed a parking garage in Miami Beach. Frank Gehry, Herzog & de Meuron, and Arquitectonica have all designed structures to house visitors' vehicles. Now the city has announced it has commissioned another star architect, Z ... More >>
A woman was run over and killed by her own BMW SUV in a freak accident yesterday afternoon in the parking garage of Burger King's corporate headquarters in Miami. The woman had hit another car and got out to inspect the damage but forgot to put her car in park.
Helicopter footage from the Post shows the other boys being questioned by police.A 15-year-old boy from Coral Gables was shot and killed this morning in Boynton Beach after he stole a BMW with two friends and drove to Palm Beach County looking for homes to burglarize. The victim was accidentally ... More >>
Now that the Herald is planning its move from its seaside lair to a third-floor Homestead office (above a Palacio de Jugos! Yes!), they're looking to unload some stuff. Here are a few of the items we're going to be looking for on Craigslist.
North Miami Police are on the hunt for Maria Tellez. The 29-year-old woman is suspected of running over another woman with her BMW SUV after a bar fight. The 25-year-old victim was found dead, lying face down on the pavement, when police arrived.
According to a tipster, this is Bouygues's $1 million boatThese are dangerous times for the conspicuously wealthy. Overtaxed voters just threw out BMW-driving county mayor Carlos Alvarez. The outrage over George Burgess's $500,000 severance package is still palatable.But nothing brings out the pi ... More >>
photo by Tim ElfrinkBraman issues his marching orders.When Norman Braman launched his campaign to oust Mayor Carlos Alvarez, he made it clear that charter reform -- including term limits -- was his real goal. Braman inched a step closer to making that happen today as three of the front-runners to ... More >>
Fox News declares a Tea Party Revolt"Tea Party Revolt: Miami Mayor Recalled," proclaims Fox News' Fox Nation website, while other Tea Party segments of the world wide web take glee in the ousting of Carlos Alvarez. True some of the politics involved share similarities: raising property taxes was ... More >>
Traffic was snarled this morning in downtown after a man died in a car crash after his car was hit by another vehicle traveling the wrong way down the MacArthur Causeway. The accident happened at about 3:20 a.m. when 22-year-old Omar Bravo was driving westward on the eastbound lanes of the major ... More >>
Each year, New Times puts together a list of the sketchiest politicians and unholiest celebrities and weirdest human beings to call the Magic City home. So who made the filthy cut this year? We're releasing the names one by one ahead of next week's issue, which comes with a full-page illustration ... More >>
We all love baseball, but did we all really have to pay for a new stadium when Marlins owners had plenty of cash on hand?Anger over public spending is all the rage these days. Unemployment checks? Undeserved. The Obama stimulus plan? An abomination. Now Carlos Alvarez is facing a fierce recall c ... More >>
Associated Press26. George Hamilton, who are you trying to fool?Look, there's no denying that Art Basel is the best thing to happen to Miami since cocaine. The money, the buzz, the makeover to the city's image, blah blah blah. We know. We love it, and we'll be excited for it all over again next y ... More >>
In this week's New Times, we lay out four reasons you should support billionaire Norman Braman's efforts to recall County Mayor Carlos Alvarez. We're obviously not alone in believing the measure has merit -- Braman announced last night that more than 90,000 folks in Dade County have already signe ... More >>
Dolphins running back Ronnie Brown's blood alcohol level was almost twice the legal limit when he was arrested for DUI last weekend in suburban Atlanta. Now reports suggest the football player lied to police and narrowly missed a head-on collision with another vehicle. Brown was dr ... More >>
You see it every new year: South Florida's morons resolve to turn over a new leaf. They promise they will keep their names and mug shots out of news articles with the phrases oddly enough or incredibly idiotic in the headlines. But now, during the third week in January, our heroes are suffering from ... More >>
They say imitation is the highest form of flattery. We haven't been quite this flattered in a very long time.Three weeks ago, Riptide published a story about the very drastic fall of former pro basketball player Rumeal Robinson. We used court documents filed in Miami-Dade court and a revealing in ... More >>
Sean Casey, who pleaded guilty to killing an elderly woman, claims a prominent lawyer urged him to flee.
The Williams sisters' pop isn't the first to use celebu-dad status to score a young babe.
Wikimedia CommonsThe Sony Ericsson Open begins tomorrow on Key Biscayne, and that means the tennis world's most notorious one-man circus is coming to town. Forget the athletes; we're following Richard Williams, dad of the top-seeded sisters and Palm Beach Gardens residents Serena and Venus. Richard' ... More >>
The local hardcore legend opens his mouth again.
By now you've probably heard about Bernard Madoff, the scam artist who, by defrauding a bunch of banks and rich guys through a giant Ponzi scheme, cost the world $50 billion, essentially taking a steaming dump on the huge dump that already was our global economy.Among Madoff's prey were the rich of ... More >>
The Smoking Gun recently reported in a long, investigative entry that R&B singer Akon, who has built a career on making a huge deal out of his alleged criminal past, is not as bad as he says he is. Since the release of Akon's 2004 debut, Trouble, the singer has claimed that he did hard time in a Ge ... More >>
Rick Ross proves hes still the boss.
South Miami's first murder in eleven years came after a brazen robbery
A trip to Miami Beach gathers lots of moss
Everything about this seems a bit hypocritical
Basel high rollers are jetting into town ready to blow big bucks
Critics say draconian drug laws held over from the Eighties pack prisons, force plea deals, and hit one errant lawyer harder than the dealers he defended
Architect Zaha Hadid blurs the line between interior and exterior
Two years later, a digital-video short film became an overnight ad sensation
Praying with the Enemy
Miami's Sun Gym gang developed a taste for blood and money. The police could have stopped them before they killed somebody. But they didn't.
Chris Paciello, the dangerous darling of the SoBe nightlife set, has a reputation for fisticuffs. And mob ties.
Miamarina wants the raucous La Rumba party boat out. Its owners are crying foul.
In 1992 Bernardo Paz hit the Lotto, bought himself a brand-new BMW, and headed down the road to ruin. This year he finally got there.
Two citizens corroborate allegations by Surfside patrolmen that police reports were falsified