Anthony Rodriguez was a mama's boy. Known as SonicC, the up-and-coming local DJ was a music prodigy. Only 22 years old, he had already had his tracks featured in Grand Theft Auto and on popular TV programs. But his mother, Rita, had always kept him grounded. So when SonicC's curfew approached in the ... More >>
State Sen. Aaron Bean has a dream. It's a dream so kitschy it makes socks with sandals look classy. A dream so sick it could be stolen from only one place: South Carolina. Bean wants to string a giant fake suspension bridge over all the interstates leading into our fair state. Two 30-foot towers wo ... More >>
When Adam Sohn came upon an accident scene on Oakland Park Boulevard on Thursday, January 2, he saw a messed up bicycle and an injured man on the ground. He took a few pictures and posted them to the Facebook page for Fort Lauderdale Critical Mass -- a movement of cycling activists who get togethe ... More >>
If you're a Miami Beach resident who, say, has a job on the mainland, coming home from work tonight will be the last time you can use the flyover that connects the MacArthur Causeway to Alton Road for about a month. As part of the Alton Road reconstruction project, the Florida Department of Transpor ... More >>
Oh, hahaha. Silly Florida. Look at those idiots. They can't even spell their own state's name correctly on their own damn interstate signs. Listen, you snobby fuckers, this time it wasn't actually our fault. It was Arkansaw's.
Every right-thinking American who's not a local municipal bean counter knows that red-light cameras are a total scam. Numerous studies have suggested they actually make intersections less safe, and last month a Tampa TV station even found proof that Florida had covertly changed the rules to allow sh ... More >>
Remember the traffic nightmares a few years back when workers were tearing up and reconstructing a portion of Biscayne Boulevard through Omni and Midtown? Well, it's South Beach's turn now. The Florida Department of Transportation begin a 28-month project to refurbish Alton Road in South Beach today ... More >>
In a few hours, Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado and Commissioner Marc Sarnoff will announce a mysterious new lawsuit they promise will have a "profound" impact on Overtown, Omni and downtown Miami. What could it be? New regulations for Ultra Music Fest? Stricter controls on police? JETPACKS FOR EVERYONE? ... More >>
A bakery truck crashed into a column of an I-95 overpass leading to westbound State Road 84 early this morning, causing a major traffic backup that lasted well into the morning rush hour.The truck, which belongs to Tracy Bakery in Palmetto Bay, was left hanging from the overpass for several hours wh ... More >>
Jeb Bush Jr. is one of the future faces of the Republican Party. He is the 29-year-old president of Bush Realty and sits on the boards of several local corporations. The youngest son of Florida's former governor is even considered a possible contender against Democratic Congressman Joe Garcia in 201 ... More >>
Want access to our Best Of picks from your smartphone? Download our free Best Of app for the iPhone or Android phone from the App Store or Google Play. Don't forget to check out the full Best of Miami® 2012 issue June 12 online and June 14 in newsstands.Best Public Works Project Miami Intermodal ... More >>
Does your daily commute take your through the interchange of the Dolphin and Palmetto Expressways? Well, we're sorry for your daily dose of traffic torture, but there's some good news. The Florida Department of Transportation will pay you up to $75 a month to carpool. It's true!
Ultra Music Festival is taking it to the streets. Literally. A few blocks of northbound lanes on Biscayne Boulevard will be closed starting Thursday night through early Monday morning. Plan your route accordingly, and as a favor to yourself and the drivers who can't avoid it, consider staying out ... More >>
Next week, Miami New Times is publishing a guide to the eight of the worst public works projects in Miami-Dade, where bureaucrats and elected officials take pride in wasting millions in taxpayer dollars on crap residents have little-to-no use for. As we reveal each one of these boondoggles on Rip ... More >>
via Miami Bike SceneDon't expect to see one of these badboys on Collins anytime soon.Miami Beach traffic is already hell -- especially on Collins Avenue, where the lack of left-turn lanes combined with miles of buses and cabs waiting to get into tiny art deco hotel driveways equals nightmarish gr ... More >>
Driving through South Florida is about to get a little more expensive. Toll roads operated by the Florida Department of Transportation will see toll raises put in place by June 30, 2012. That includes the Florida Turnpike, the Sawgrass Expressway and Alligator Alley. Express lanes on I-95 and roa ... More >>
Florida's high-speed rail plan is official dead -- done in at the hands of Rick Scott. But the governor giveth as he taketh away. Scott says the state will pick up the tab on funding a project to dredge the Port of Miami, allowing it to handle larger ships. Scott says the project will create 30,0 ... More >>
Can't all Holidays just get along? It's that time of year again. Yep, that time when conservatives and cranky Christian organizations start moaning about "the war on Christmas," claiming that businesses and organizations' decision to either ban holiday decorations all together or favor generic wi ... More >>
Miami-Dade CountyTrucks waiting at the Port of MiamiTrucker Jose Martinez heads to the Port of Miami every day on his 40-foot white Freightliner. By the time he gets downtown, traffic is a breeze. "It's like going from the bed to the kitchen," he says.Twenty years ago that wouldn't have been poss ... More >>
The announcement came in October with much ado and a "wire cutting" outside Miami Beach City Hall.Image via Flickr / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0The free wi-fi works great here on Lincoln Road, but good luck logging in at your condo."We are the first in the country to have a free citywide hotspot," City Manag ... More >>
via Gif PartySometimes Bureaucrats really do just love breakfast food, sometimes they don't (Parks & Rec joke, woo!)Every political reporter in the state of Florida might have to deal with strong cravings for IHOP for a while now, as the inexplicably stupid political scandal now known as Waff ... More >>
Kyle MunzenriederAn empty and slightly damp Biscayne Boulevard.A rare sight at the intersection of Biscayne Boulevard and NE 35th Street today: no traffic.That's because southbound Biscayne is blocked off between NE 33rd and 36th streets following a water main break caused during reconstruction a ... More >>
via flickr ccSuha Monem makes a mean falafel sandwich. As the head chef at Oriental Bakery & Grocery -- and the owners' daughter -- she has spent most of her life surrounded by pita, lamb, and tahini. After one Yelper tried her grub at the Coral Way shop a couple of years ago, he proclai ... More >>
Miami city commissioners: We are outraged, of course, but let's not be hasty
The bridge is often up in Miami's poshest and fastest-growing neighborhood
Venetian Islands residents complain that the county has sent their causeway on the road to ruin
What kind of world do we live in when a man has to sneak around like a common criminal just to get in an afternoon of expressway fishing?
Which will kill you first: Commuting regularly across I-395 in the pitch blackness, or holding your breath until the DOT fixes the streetlights?
Today it's an ugly headache. Someday it will be a beautiful source of pleasure. But tomorrow it's still going to be an ugly headache.
The Florida Department of Transportation finally graduates from a three-year crash course in traffic-accident avoidance
U.S. Rep. William Lehman snags $2.5 million in federal money for bike paths in his Dade district - and cyclists aren't taking it sitting down