Developer Jeff Berkowitz's plan to build an enormous observation tower in downtown Miami passed at the polls Tuesday, but its effect on downtown remains to be seen. The few voters who showed up to cast ballots in the city yesterday approved the $400 million, 1,000-foot tower by a two-to-one margin. ... More >>
It's Tuesday. It's rainy. You've got a head cold. There's a three-day weekend coming and you're just coasting until it's time for roman candles and Coronas. Well, snap out of it, dammit. The Fourth of July may be Friday, but America's fourth World Cup game is today. This afternoon, Team America (f- ... More >>
David Beckham's downtown stadium is dead in the water, but Miami's second-most contentious bayfront proposal is very much alive and kicking. Developer Jeff Berkowitz's 1,000-foot tall paperclip, the SkyRise Miami tower, could be on a ballot for city voters as early as August. But first the city co ... More >>
Another plan bites the dust. According to several reports, Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado and city manager Daniel J. Alfonso have decided against the idea of filling in the FEC boat slip to allow the construction of a stadium for David Beckham's MLS team. See also: Here's What Beckham's New Miami MLS S ... More >>
Fourteen years ago, Miami-Dade County negotiated one of the worst "profit-sharing" deals with a local sports franchise ever put to paper. Taxpayers gave Miami Heat owner Micky Arison $38 million in land and a $6.4 million annual subsidy to build the American Airlines Arena downtown, and in exchange ... More >>
The Miami Dolphins have abandoned their plan to hand over ownership of Sun Life Stadium to the county in exchange for tax breaks in favor of a new compromise that would see the county offering incentive payments to the team for every major event booked in the stadium. See also: Report: Stephen Ross ... More >>
So much for a soccer stadium at PortMiami. A plan to fill in a boat slip right next to American Airlines Arena now appears to be the favorite amongst shareholders for Miami's Major League Soccer franchise. City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado and Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez joined togethe ... 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 tackles the groupie culture among Miami politicians. In Miami, having a celebrity as a frontman practically guarantees politicia ... More >>
We still don't have much of a clue as to what David Beckham's Miami MLS team will actually look like, but we do know who won't be designing their kits: Victoria Beckham. Granted, the former pop singer turned designer is known more for cocktail dresses and purses than mesh shorts, but the New York ... More >>
Smell that? No. It's not David Beckham's metallic musk. It's love. Valentine's Day is here. Buckle up. We're all going to get laid. Well... some of us. Truth is, Valentine's Day doesn't mean as much in a world of Snapchat dong shots and Grindr nookie. That lovey-dovey Hallmark crap? It's the antithe ... More >>
Despite the fact that Orlando's soccer team is still more than a year away from playing in the MLS and the fact that Miami's MLS team doesn't even exist yet (to the point that it doesn't even have a name), the two future franchises are already bickering. Orlando City SC took the first shot with a ... More >>
David Beckham finally formally announced what we all knew: he's bringing an MLS team to the city, with the condition that he find a location to build a stadium. Besides noting that the team would start play in either 2016 or 2017, we didn't get any more details.
Soccer fans in Miami shouldn't have to wait much longer. Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber announced today that he expects an official announcement to be made on David Beckham's plans to bring the league back to Miami sometime in the next 30 days.
This is going to sound weird, but South Beach, I love you. I arrived to your sandy shores three and a half years ago: a moon-eyed Midwesterner with a century's supply of sunscreen, regular sleep patterns, and a steady girlfriend. Now I'm a single, sun-scorched insomniac -- and I couldn't be happier. ... More >>
On Monday, ESPN reported that Dolphins owner Stephen Ross is planning to partner with David Beckham to try to bring an MLS expansion team to Miami. MLS commissioner Don Garber, meanwhile, has said that three of the four expansion sites after New York City FC have been "spoken for." Miami, Orlando ... More >>
Much like Parks & Recreation's illustrious Tom Haverford, the Brits have all kinds of adorable terminology for their daily eats. OK, so maybe they beat him to the name game by like, 400 years, but either way, phrases like "bangers" (British) and "chicky chicky parm parm" (Tom-ish) are hard not to lo ... More >>
David Beckham was there. So was Justin Bieber, who dressed like a leather daddy to celebrate the return of Arrested Development. But of all the famous faces who peppered the crowd at last night's Game Seven against Indiana, it was Flo Rida, his gigantic Jesus piece, and his manager who stole the sho ... More >>
In an attempt to claw its way back into the number two spot for U.S. fast food sales, Miami-based Burger King is trying a hell of a lot of stale innovative campaigns.For instance, a new campaign has stellar celebs Jay Leno, David Beckham, Salma Hayek, and the over-used Sofia Vergara in ads that tout ... More >>
Daniel ToshFort Lauderdale ImprovBetter than: Granny takes a squirtBefore I begin, I want you all to know that I had absolutely no date to bring to see Daniel Tosh. Not that my friends didn't want to go see the host of Comedy Central's surprisingly good clip show, Tosh.0. It's just that everybody ... More >>
As gatekeepers to the illustrious Night & Day section, we have email inboxes that are assaulted with party flyers alllll day long. Some advertise nondescript functions that should never be discussed beyond a church bulletin board and others are cool as hell. But every once in a while we get one ... More >>
It's all in the stars.
Soccer gets a surreal twist in Mario Strikers Charged
It was outlawed. Now it's popular and one of the nation's best teams is just up the road.
Big Sugar, conspiracies, local talent, and Newspeak
Stephen Chow's kung fu/soccer spoof is fun, sort of