The meat of downtown Miami is separated from the waterfront parks and attractions by an eight-lane highway complete with median surface parking. It works, but it's not exactly the most aesthetically pleasing setup. Well, the Downtown Development Authority has finally picked a plan to redevelop a str ... More >>
Kevin Henderson had a rude awakening early the morning of July 2, as if sleeping on the sidewalk adjacent to the Highland Professional Building on NW 18th Street wasn't bad enough. The building is a frequent bed-down spot for the homeless because of its wide overhang, which protects them from the ra ... More >>
When Tiffany Dallas, a master's student at Florida International University, started researching her thesis on redeveloping Overtown, she was fascinated by Grand Central owner Brad Knoefler's plan to turn a blighted patch of land opposite his club -- once the home of the Miami Arena -- into a tem ... More >>
If you've been out drinking downtown lately and stumbled upon a street corner bursting with neon-colored weeds, don't worry: It's not an acid trip gone wrong.It's weed bombing."We're tired of living in a big dump overrun with weeds and trash," says chief bombadier Brad Knoefler, owner of downt ... More >>
Last Thursday, we reported on the odd coincidence that a marketing consultant working on Marc Sarnoff's re-election campaign shared the same business address as the private law practice of the Miami city commissioner.Our post prompted Sarnoff's wife Theresa to submit an amendment to his most recent ... More >>
Miami city Commissioner Marc Sarnoff is starting the new year with new office digs. As reported here previously, the Coconut Grove politician had been operating his law firm out of the townhouse he owns at 3000 Shipping Ave. until his enemies reported him to city code enforcers for allegedly runn ... More >>
Brad KnoeflerNitin Motwani runs illegal parking lots and the city of Miami lets him.Nitin Motwani is one of those multi-millionaire Miami guys you may have never heard of, but he has the kind of suction at Miami city hall that allows him to do whatever he wants. As principal of the Falcone Group, ... More >>
Miami's Downtown commissioner is still fighting, and still hopeful of big change
Years behind schedule and way over budget, the performing arts center is another Miami miracle
The bridge is often up in Miami's poshest and fastest-growing neighborhood
In the shadows of the skyscrapers lies a quaint little slice of Miami's past known as Southside. Soon it will be wiped from the face of the earth.
Antonia Gerstaker didn't get paid for her paintings on behalf of Brickell Village, but what she did get may be far more valuable
A tale of Seminoles in canoes, little plastic men with parachutes, Connie Chung, a twenty-foot-tall high-heel shoe -- and Big Fish
Miami is going to miss you. Your vision for the city. Your political savvy. Your cosmopolitan sophistication. Your utter gall.
It's downtown's swirling kaleidoscope of sights and sounds and smells. Where the Latin mercado meets the American enterprise. Where commerce thrives and clerks cut deals. So why would urban planners want to kill it?