Joseph Kuhn's head was a madhouse, and all he wanted was a becalming glimpse of the ocean. The bad economy had killed his business first, then finished off his savings; now, he was facing foreclosure. The only thing that could douse his nerves was a daily trip to the beach. So on Thursday, June 13, ... More >>
Drunken Dragon opened just a few weeks ago, but already it's one of the buzziest places in town. Located in a strip mall on a patch of Alton Road that more resembles a war-town than South Beach, the small restaurant is unassuming from the street. In fact, the only way you would assume that this is ... More >>
The doctor and the lawyer showed up at Opa-locka Executive Airport ready for a fight. As they rolled down the tarmac toward the yawning hangars, the pair was well past the boiling point. For months, they'd dealt with evasions and lies, and now -- after weeks of detailed forensic accounting -- they k ... More >>
Feds have subpeoned Carlisle CEO Matthew Greer's records.In early May, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez and the County Commission delayed the certification of 11 affordable-housing developers because one of the firms, Carlisle Development Group, is under investigation by a federal grand jury. ... More >>
Wall Street and Washington conspire to destabilize the U.S. economy, one barrel of oil at a time.
When the local news reported last Tuesday that a 29-year-old pregnant woman was killed in an apparent drive-by shooting in Miami Gardens, it seemed like another extremely sad tragedy that unfortunately happens in any large city.But then we learned the story hit closer to home, and that the woman, An ... More >>
Attention residents of North Miami: Would you like to learn how to prevent your home from going into foreclosure? Your esteemed mayor, Andre Pierre, would like to teach you how to avoid the pain and mounting legal costs of fighting a bank trying to take away your home, so he's presenting a seminar o ... More >>
As the great Goddess Aaliyah once said, "If at first you don't succeed, dust yourself off and try again." And that's exactly what a bank robber did this morning in record time. After failing to rob one bank in downtown Miami, he just walked down the street and hit up another.
Famous for cooking rich Southern cuisine, Paula Deen received mixed press after announcing she had been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. "I've never recommended that people go into their kitchen and prepare these fattening meals every day," she said. "But I'm feeling a little vulnerable." Truth is ... More >>
Now that Super Bowl is over, we can concentrate on the next big event -- the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, which opens February 23. Like the big game, the SoBeWFF offers lots of opportunities to max out your credit card on parking, food, and booze. Tickets are expensive for the vario ... More >>
Lead on, Pied Piper. To Star Island!"Occupy Miami is hidden," one woman randomly complained to us over the phone earlier this week. "No one even knows that they are there!"To be fair, she may have a point. Tucked behind the Stephen P. Clark Government Center like a cozy small-town college tailgat ... More >>
It is 8:30 p.m. and Occupy Miami's general assembly is raging outside the Stephen P. Clark Government Center in downtown Miami. This gathering of about 60 borderline yuppies, people stylin' with handbags, bike folks, and South American grandfather revolutionaries started two hour ... More >>
Via facebook.com/fosterthepeoplePumped-up kicks and a pimp chalice. That's all you'll need Friday, October 21, when Foster the People perform live at LIV, and Lil Jon tackles the ones and twos. They're not playing together. But both acts are scheduled to appear at the Fontainebleau nightclub ... More >>
We at Riptide fancy ourselves as open-minded and nonjudgmental. But when a charity called Child Foundation, Inc. is registered to the same office as a website called TeenBangBus.com, well, it grabs our attention. The links between three local nonprofits -- Child Foundation, American Love & A ... More >>
How much does it cost to own the jewel of Downtown Miami's skyline? A cool $105.5 million. The Miami Tower (up until last year known as the Bank of America tower) is undoubtedly the signature of the skyline, and is now owned by I&G Miami LLC, a group backed my Chicago-based real estate invest ... More >>
via FBIThe suspect in this mornings heist was caught on tapeThe Bank of America in Coral Gables that just weeks ago was the scene of a bizarre hostage crisis, has been robbed yet again. The latest robbery went down around 10 a.m., when a man entered with what appeared to be a gun a gave a teller ... More >>
Frito-Lay/APA little over a year ago, Frito Lay went green, announcing it would package SunChips in 100 percent compostable bags. But there was a problem. When kids ate -- in class, at libraries and in other assorted public places -- the sound from hands entering the eco-friendly bags reportedly rea ... More >>
Bernice Novack, second wife of the Fontainebleau Hotel's original owner, Ben Novack, was found dead, lying in a pool of her own blood, in her Fort Lauderdale home in April 2009. Police later ruled it an accidental death and attributed it to a series of falls. Her son, Ben Novack Jr., at the time ... More >>
via WSVNTrains, forklifts, planes, and automobiles. Today's News Roundup has it all. In terms of stealing major amounts of cash from a bank, just straight jacking the ATM always seems like the dumbest, the messiest, and, consequently, usually the most hilarious. A Bank of America branch at 9890 Bird ... More >>
Photo by Christina MendenhallWest Palm Beach was in a "NY State of Mind" during Nas' SunFest setNas and Damian "Jr. Gong" MarleySunFestWest Palm Beach WaterfrontSunday, May 2, 2010View a slideshow of SunFest 2010's final day here.A hip-hop act's sets rarely last more than 45 minutes, and perhaps ... More >>
The owners of the Fontainebleau Miami Beach borrowed about $620 million to complete its recent $1 billion makeover, but according to Business Week, they haven't made payments on any of the loans since September. Now BW says they're offering a restructuring plan to lenders. Yes, yet another Miami ... More >>
Terry Durham might be some kind of prophet. The question is: Who profits?
Lewis BlackSaturday, January 24, 2009The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason TheaterBetter Than: Crying about things.The Bush Administration may be gone, but don't think for a second that they've taken away all of Lewis Black's targets. "People think stupidity left the country," cracks Black. ... More >>
Killing sports, dumping Dolphins, and some Miami history
Inside a Lincoln Road office building sits a remarkable machine that could change the world
A man on the streets experiences the death of his life in a pipe, on a bike, in a lot
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Miami's Downtown commissioner is still fighting, and still hopeful of big change
A list to nominate members for Miami's new Civilian Investigative Panel comes together in typical Magic City fashion
U.S. Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart owes the FEC 30 grand for arrogant electioneering. Finally.
Meet Robert Nachlinger, the man Steve Shiver has reason to fear
The Latin film conference brought out the best and the worst about town
Welcome to the new Miami Beach, where the citizens are angry, commissioners are cowed, and developers are Public Enemy #1