Because there are no two phrases Americans still recovering from the recession like to hear in the same sentence more than "Bush" and "Wall Street," Bloomberg News reports that Wall Street's money men are really hot on the idea of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush running for president in 2016.
Last month, a particularly valuable piece of cargo flew into Miami International Airport from Ecuador: $625,000 worth of gold bars. Then they went missing. Today police arrested two men, a cargo handler and a pawn shop owner, who they believe to be behind the heist.
The perennial worst director is gunning for the bastards -- and respect.
Miami was pretty much ground zero for the housing bubble bust, but things have begun to look up, at least according to some numbers. Home prices in the area are up 11 percent since last year, but the Washington Post warns that any semblance of a recovery might be the result of Wall Street strat ... More >>
In 2007 and 2008, just as the Florida housing bubble was exploding spectacularly, Miami officials were scrambling to keep their budget afloat. One little trick they used, the Miami Herald later found, was shifting $26.4 million into the general fund so it looked like the city was balancing its books ... More >>
Wall Street and Washington conspire to destabilize the U.S. economy, one barrel of oil at a time.
Luther Campbell, 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 explains why Twitter is the social media network preferred by minorities.Everybody is talking about Facebook's forthcomin ... More >>
Last November, "Occupy FIU" gathered at the Deuxieme Maison pit on the school's West Miami-Dade campus and decried excessive student loans, Wall Street bankers, and money in politics.Yesterday, they tried to do it again. This time, seven people -- including two FIU students -- were arrested.The a ... More >>
Congratulations Miami-Dade County! We're home to not one, but two of the ten worst-run cities in the entire United States of America. The City of Miami came first on 24/7 Wall Street's list. That would be bad enough, but citizens of Miami proper may be even more devastated ;to find that their cit ... More >>
Immortal Technique might have been a little late to yesterday's promised appearance at the Occupy Miami site. But once there, he was very generous with his time. He offered press, protesters, and superfans individual attention and thoughtful commentary. The outspoken, politically active hip-hop ... More >>
Battles With Nisennenmondai Grand Central, Downtown Miami Thursday, October 27, 2011 Better Than: Approximately 95% of most live music events. Two tight bands, decently timed sets, booming sound. What else do you need? Last night, Battles blew our fucking mind. Sorry to indulge the most standa ... More >>
via Occupy Miami's FacebookBrace yourself for waves of socially responsible hipsters."Occupy Miami" -- a protest against corporate greed modeled after the two-week sit-in currently clogging Wall Street in New York -- will take over Bayfront Park tomorrow.But how will our soulless city respond? And w ... More >>
South Florida, where Ponzi scheme convictions are as common as jaywalking tickets. The latest Miami man at the center of a collapsed phony empire is Oscar Hernandez. While relatively small compared to other cases, Hernandez's $3 million scheme operated in classic Ponzi scheme.
In ancient Greek, apocalypse translates as "a revelation." So what could possibly be more apocalyptic than the giant freaking orange moon due to pop up tomorrow night? After all, it's the biggest and closest it's been in nearly two decades. FYI: the "extreme supermoon" is also predicted to (1) ma ... More >>
If you invested in this, you're probably f*cked.Beware of what you see here in the Magic City: very little is real. The boobs? Nope. Those lips? Collagen-enhanced. Even that sweet Lamborghini is just a rental. We all know you ended up with the Datsun after your divorce.So it might not come as a s ... More >>
By and larger Wall Street's movers and shakers have always been insufferable, out-of-touch husks of human beings driven solely by greed. Of course, during the great recession of 2008 in which they were cast, deservedly so, as the villains they were forced to reign in some of their more exuberant ... More >>
We can not tell you how many times we've been in those sticky situations where we need some extra gold bars, but unfortunately wherever it is you go to get gold bars (the gold bar store?) is closed. We're sure, like most regular citizens, you have the same exact problem. Luckily, for the busy per ... More >>
Brickell, the so-called Manhattan of the South, was supposed to be Miami's next hot spot. Developers fully bought into the idea, and for a while it seemed a new luxury condo high-rise was breaking ground every other month. Then, whoops, the housing bubble burst, the recession hit, and m ... 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 >>
The Miami Herald's troubles have gone way past the somewhat amusing flailings of a major daily, into serious, concerning trouble. Today the New York Stock Exchange threatened to de-list the Herald's parent company, McClatchy, unless they get their house in order. From Editor & Publisher: McClatc ... More >>
UB The Underboss is a South Florida hip-hop veteran and new media pioneer. I asked him 10 questions via e-mail and got back so much information I can't even call this an interview, it's the Underboss Book Of Knowledge. Check out Urban Medero's 20 years worth of insight on hip-hop culture and check h ... More >>
Pig-trotter enthusiasts will have to cool their bacon a bit: The debut of the 24/7 Parisian bistro Au Pied de Cochon, originally pegged to open on South Beach in March, has been pushed back to April. We are also still waiting for Rack's Italian Market, Ahnvee Restaurant & Lounge, Wolfgang's Stea ... More >>
The Ball jar: Preserving our Illusions.The New York Times reported last week that sales of Ball jars are up 92 percent from the same month last year. That's because the upper middle class is getting jittery about the economy, and when we get jittery, you know what we do? Just to take myself as ... More >>
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The unholy dollar just might kill the nation's top art fair.
Daft Punk tried to warn us. With the U.S. economy tanking, we can't help but to feel a little pessimistic about our future. We reverted to our inner 15-year-old, which happened to grow up in the go-go '90s of excess and wealth (a.k.a. the Clinton years), and decide to make a mixtape of the songs th ... More >>
Barack the vote, stuff your face? Yes we can!
Murphy's Law works after all: No sooner then we preach the benefits Florida's clean tap water in this very publication, the hand of the Almighty descends from on high and dumps a bunch of industrial lubricant into Fort Lauderdale's water supply. Now, residents and restaurateurs alike are scrambling ... More >>
Sarah Palin came to Florida yesterday for the biggest rally in Florida this election season. The Herald spoke to someone who said, "She makes me feel there's nothing we can't do." Really? Because she's made it clear there's a lot of things she thinks people can't do. Like have access to abortion aft ... More >>
R.I.P. USA Economy. Mr. Economy was born in 1621 when some Pilgrams traded corn with Native Americans. He died last evening in the Manhattan offices of Lehman Brothers. He is survived by his third wife, Ester, and five children. Hyperbole aside, the events of the last 24 hours will reshape the fin ... More >>
Economy Worsening - While Wall Street is still getting beaten down by the economic downturn, other parts of the country which were not sorely affected are now experiencing their share of troubles. As the market continues to slump many retail stores have had fewer and fewer customers walk through the ... More >>
More reasons to stop by Norman Brothers after work
Saying she's treated no better than a stray cur, the fifth wife of Daddy's Girl millionaire Bruce McMahan breaks her silence
Miami Light Project's new program of original works is artistically thrilling
Wall Street gives new meaning to the term "artist portfolio"
A new lawsuit charges that an accountant tried, and failed, to flimflam Miami's boys in blue
If this were war, U.S. would win