Wynwood is changing at warp speed. Some walls are going up. Others are coming down. Galleries go out. Ducati dealerships come in. The only constant seems to be the neighborhood's ever-evolving coat of graffiti, shed periodically like a serpent's skin. So it's no surprise that yet another controvers ... 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 responds to Spike Lee's rant against gentrification. It took an incident close to home for Spike Lee, the Do the Right Thing dir ... More >>
David Guetta is something of a perverse pioneer. He's a true trailblazer, even if we don't all necessarily want to follow his path. Several years ago, the scraggly-bearded Frenchman brought dance music to the masses unlike anyone before him. And today, he still sits atop the pop charts, alongside M ... More >>
Miami is less than four years removed from an epic real estate crash that wrecked the local economy, but it seems lately new luxury condos are breaking ground every week. Most of the local economy is still in shambles. Unemployment still remains high. The vast majority of local residents are still s ... More >>
When Sweetwater Mayor Manuel Maroño and his alleged bagman, lobbyist Jorge Forte, were arrested in early August on federal bribery charges, the FBI alleged the duo also collected referral fees for attempting to recruit other South Florida mayors into their scheme. Those elected officials, whom the ... More >>
If you've ever dreamed of opening a brewery, bakery, or restaurant you know by now that talent alone doesn't drive a successful business.Funding, marketing, and a smart business plan are all as important as a great recipe for pie or ribs. The best way to figure out a strategy is to find a mentor -- ... More >>
From the moment Walmart announced plans to build a 16,000-square-foot store in the heart of midtown, activists have clashed with the retail giant over whether the store could fit into the booming neighborhood's aesthetic. Last night, the city's Urban Development Review Board chimed in with a resound ... More >>
In a shameless act of pure greed, the City of Miami Beach has formed a beverage sponsorship agreement with the Coca-Cola Company.This does not mean that when exiting the MacArthur Causeway onto Fifth Street that you will drive past a sign that reads Welcome to Coca-Cola Miami Beach. It does mean ... More >>
David Rivera dressed as a UPS man for some reason. (Click to enlarge.)Here's a disturbing contrast in the way the U.S. media approaches political scandals: One congressman accidentally tweets a picture of his boxer-brief-clad boner, and a week's worth of wall-to-wall media coverage ends in teary ... More >>
Michael E. MillerMichel "Sweet Micky" Martelly, Haiti's new president.On March 20, after a fraudulent first-round of voting and weeks of riots, Haitians overwhelmingly elected a 50-year-old former pop star as president.Michel "Sweet Micky" Martelly strolled into office with two-thirds of the vote ... More >>
The Pakistani government and military is facing tough criticism after Osama bin Laden was found living rather comfortably in a large city in their country just minutes from Pakistan's top military training academy. Rep. Allen West of Broward and Palm Beach, ever the reactionary Republican, is lea ... More >>
Natacha Seijas understands what it is like to drive through Opa-Locka.Yesterday, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Natacha Seijas was feeling extra generous with taxpayer dollars. She promised to transfer $750,000 in affordable housing funds from her district to the district of green Commissioner Jean ... More >>
David Rivera may have spent the last eight years filing the shadiest disclosure forms this side of Tom DeLay, but that doesn't mean Miami-Dade voters shouldn't have a chance to vote for the guy. So says Judge Jerald Bagley, who just dismissed a lawsuit to remove Rivera from the ballot.Bagley didn ... More >>
via City of Miami CRAMiami World Center ProjectBack in 2006, New Jersey boxing promoter-turned-South Florida real estate mogul Marc Roberts was the face of the largest urban renewal project in the country. It was called the Miami World Center , and it was supposed to transform a rundown ghetto into ... More >>
An OK was given to move the urban development boundary even farther west, but not to accommodate a giant Lowes. [SFBJ]Moments after a rescued dolphin was returned to the wild, it was attacked and killed by sharks. NBCMiami's newly designed website is really sad about it. It says so. [NBCMi ... More >>
image via krislitman's flickr Back in November 2006 when Colorado congressman Tom Tancredo likened Miami to a third world country it was based on his own xenophobic worldview. But with assault rifle fire ringing out in new and brazen crimes monthly, cops shooting unarmed tourists, no jobs, an ... More >>
Coconut Grove's other half feels left out.
The guy who turned Crandon Park around gets canned. It makes no cents.
The Understanding (Astralwerks)
The North America trade pact remains a battleground
How to goof around Prague when you're feeling a little old
Meet Camilo Padreda, dynamic businessman, faithful Republican, patron of law enforcement, convicted felon
Miami's planners already have a blueprint for eliminating poverty -- now all they need is a little divine intervention
Billy Hardemon has been running around Liberty City, and away from allegations of wrongdoing, forever
From the issue of June 28, 2001
Steve Shiver receives a letter of support from an old pal
On the eve of its permanent disfigurement, the Miami Circle unleashed its mysterious powers of survival
The Beach's headquarters for alternative film is in dire straits, owing to an unfriendly landlord and the new megaplex down the block
That would be the Courts at South Beach, the taxpayer-supported project that was supposed to rejuvenate South Pointe
No hulking concrete slab at water's edge? No arts center hidden by noisy expressways? No bombed-out corridors of desolation? A dream, right?
Miami's infamous ex-city manager hired more than 100 staffers entirely at his own discretion. Guess who's paying them.
Ivey Kearson says he was wrongly fired from his City of Miami job -- and he alleges a conspiracy involving Miller Dawkins's nephew
Civics and spirituality. Politics and prayer. In the ongoing battle against inertia, Goulds bares the conflicts at its core.
Miami says the feds are holding up a grant worth millions. The feds say Miami didn't ask for it just right. Miami says up yours. The feds say . . .
When authorities pledged to reflood the Everglades, they tried to accommodate residents of the 8 1/2 Square Mile Area in Southwest Dade. They're still trying.
Father Jose Luis Menendez of Wynwood takes the church to the people and the people to the streets
The county needs contractors to do its construction work. The contractors need minority subcontractors to satisfy county regulations. And taxpayers need an explanation.