• Blogs

    February 14, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Valentine's Day, Coconut Grove Arts Festival, Boat Show, and Free Bloodys

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2013

    PortMiami Is a Terrible Location for David Beckham's Stadium, and Here's Why

    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 >>

  • News

    August 1, 2013
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    February 26, 2013

    Young Scrilla of Tru Story Ent Shot in Overtown AK-47 Driveby in Miami Weekend Shooting Spree

    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 >>

  • News

    August 2, 2012
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    July 31, 2012

    Norman Braman Is A Phony

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    This Valentine's Day, Say It With Sex Toys

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    Tobacco Road's Flying Tomato Smash & Bash: Food Fight With Free Beer

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    Drunk Miami Man Steals BMW from Crash Scene on I-75

    ​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.

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2011

    Miami Beach Getting Another Parking Garage Designed by a Star Architect, This Time Zaha Hadid

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    Woman Run Over, Killed by Her Own BMW SUV at Burger King HQ

    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.

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    15-Year-Old Accidentally Killed by Friend After Stealing BMW and Attempting Crime Spree

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    Miami Herald's Moving Sale

    ​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.

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    Maria Tellez Wanted for Fatally Running Over Another Woman With Her BMW After Bar Fight

    ​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.

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    Does Bouygues, Contractor on the $1 Billion Port of Miami Tunnel, Have a $1 Million Yacht?

    According to a tipster, this is Bouygues's $1 million boat​These 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    Norman Braman Gets Mayoral Candidates To Promise Charter Reform

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    Tea Party Claims Victory in Alvarez Recall ...Uh, Wait, What?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Man Dies in Car Crash After Hitting Car Traveling Wrong Way Down MacArthur Causeway

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    Carlos Alvarez and Norman Braman: Dirty Dozen 2010

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    From 'Cat Killer' Probe to New Marlins Stadium: 5 Biggest Wastes of Taxpayer Money in 2010

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    Art Basel: 25 Reasons We're Glad It's Over

    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 >>

  • News

    October 28, 2010
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    October 26, 2010

    Carlos Alvarez Responds to Our Plea to Support Norman Braman's Recall

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    Drunk Dolphin Ronnie Brown Almost Hit an Oncoming Vehicle

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    Three Weeks Into 2010, It's Going to Be a Very Dumb Year: Behold Your Morons of the Week

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2009

    News Roundup: So Many Thieves; The U Breaks ESPN Ratings Records

    Feds yesterday arrested 30 people in three cities, including Miami, for Medicare fraud. Dr. Fred Dweck, 14 of his patients, and one unlucky guy who was photographed being handcuffed, man-tits and all, were among those arrested in Miami. [MLive | Herald]A thief is targeting churches an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    Is It Just Us, or Does This Boston Globe Story Look Familiar? (Updated With Response from the Globe)

    ​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 >>

  • News

    July 30, 2009

    The Fugitive

    Sean Casey, who pleaded guilty to killing an elderly woman, claims a prominent lawyer urged him to flee.

  • News

    March 26, 2009

    Father Hoes Best

    The Williams sisters' pop isn't the first to use celebu-dad status to score a young babe.

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2009

    Father Hoes Best

    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 >>

  • Music

    January 8, 2009

    Miami According to Brooklyn

    The local hardcore legend opens his mouth again.

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2008

    An undisclosed amount of Norman Braman's millions goes to Heaven

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2008

    Is R&B Singer Akon a Fraud?

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    March 6, 2008

    Trilla, Trilla Nights

    Rick Ross proves he’s still the boss.

  • Music

    May 31, 2007
  • News

    November 16, 2006

    The Orange Man Cometh

    South Miami's first murder in eleven years came after a brazen robbery

  • News

    June 8, 2006

    Miami Gripes, Part 2

    A trip to Miami Beach gathers lots of moss

  • News

    December 1, 2005

    The Color of Money

    Basel high rollers are jetting into town ready to blow big bucks

  • News

    June 3, 2004

    Run-On Sentence

    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

  • Culture

    March 11, 2004

    Porous by Design

    Architect Zaha Hadid blurs the line between interior and exterior

  • Culture

    February 6, 2003

    The Pain Train

    Two years later, a digital-video short film became an overnight ad sensation

  • Culture

    May 11, 2000

    Street Theater

    Praying with the Enemy

  • News

    December 30, 1999

    Pain & Gain, Part 2

    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.

  • News

    December 23, 1999

    Goon Over Miami

    Chris Paciello, the dangerous darling of the SoBe nightlife set, has a reputation for fisticuffs. And mob ties.

  • News

    July 30, 1998

    At Bayside, Ship Happens

    Miamarina wants the raucous La Rumba party boat out. Its owners are crying foul.

  • News

    December 11, 1997
  • News

    October 16, 1997

    Dumb Luck

    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.

  • News

    August 31, 1995
  • News

    May 4, 1995

    Wipeout! Part 2

    Two citizens corroborate allegations by Surfside patrolmen that police reports were falsified

  • Film

    January 8, 1992
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