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  • Blogs

    April 16, 2014

    Downtown Biscayne to Become Grand Promenade With Fewer Lanes and Parking... Someday

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2013

    David Beckham Eyes Soccer Stadium at Port of Miami

    One of the major hurdles in David Beckham's quest to bring a Major League Soccer team to South Florida is deciding on a place for the team to play. While reports suggest the team would start play at either FIU Stadium, Marlins Park or Sun Life Stadium, the long-term plan is to build a new soccer-spe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2013

    Florida's 825 Miles of Beaches Are Coming to Google Map's Street View

    Have you ever wanted to take a trip down one of Florida's beaches without leaving your computer? Well, that's kind of sad, but starting next year you'll be able to. Visit Florida, the state's tourism and marketing arm, has teamed with Google to use their street mapping technology to capture all 82 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2013

    Miami Brew Bus to Bring Beer Tours to the Magic City

    When craft beer fans visit a city, they scope out the local brewing scene. Miami has a number of established breweries -- and several more on the way. We're ready for some beer tourism. Recognizing this potential, LoKal Burgers and Beer owner Matt Kuscher, his manager David Rodriguez, and Cecilia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    Man Followed Woman Into Ocean Drive Hotel and Raped and Robbed Her

    Miami Beach police are on the lookout for a man who followed an unsuspecting woman into her Ocean Drive hotel room, overpowered her, and then raped her. The incident occurred in the early hours of Friday, September 6. The victim, a Swiss tourist, was walking into the Hotel Breakwater at 940 Ocean ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2013

    Three-Year-Old Found Alone in Little Havana Apartment With Assault Rifles and A Grenade

    Leaving a 3-year-old home alone: bad. Leaving a 3-year-old home alone with the door open so the child can wander the hallways of your apartment building: very bad. Leaving a 3-year-old home alone with the door open in an apartment packed full of assault rifles, a grenade, and ammo: next-level, very, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2013

    Google Is Photographing Every Inch of Florida's Beaches for Its Street View

    Next time you're sprawled out on a towel on South Bech or lying in a hammock under a palm tree on Key Biscayne, don't be alarmed if a man comes stumbling by wearing a backpack with more than 15 cameras sticking out in every direction. He's probably not a Girls Gone Wild perv, just a Google Street V ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2013

    Man Attempting to Skateboard All The Way to Miami Beach from Seattle

    Myster Holliman will attempt to break the world record for longest trip taken by skateboard by rolling his way from Seattle all the way to right here in Miami Beach. Holliman, 22, will start his trek on June 1st and hopes to complete his trek within 8 or 9 months.

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2013

    Ten Things Miami's Terrible Drivers Need to Learn

    Miami is notorious for its bad drivers. We know that it would be futile to try and teach you (yes, you) about things like the "speed limit" and that there is a difference between a yellow light and a freshly turned green light, but we figured someone should at least give you assholes a bit of a refr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    Florida Man Calls 911 Ten Times Asking for a Ride to Mexico

    Dear fellow Floridians, 911 is not a prostitution service, a Facebook checker, a dream analysis hotline, or a urination location service.As Alvaro Francisco found out over the weekend, it is also not a Mexican travel agency.

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2012

    Top 10 Supermarkets: Freshest Food, Best Prices, Top Service

    Billy is really tired. After a full day of work and the gym, he just wants to go home, eat and lay down. But Marcia called earlier and asked him to stop and grab some diapers and milk? Well, Billy-boy, we got your answer.There are several factors that make a supermarket good or bad. Consumer Re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    Best of Miami 2012 - Best Blog: Random Pixels

    ​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 BlogRandom Pixels randompixels.blogsp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    Grenades, Cocaine, Pig, and Squatters Found in Miami Home UPDATE

    ​What makes a house a home? Probably not cocaine, a shotgun, marijuana, grenades, a pig, and lack of ownership.Police arrested a couple last night who they found squatting in a Miami home with all of those strange items and more. A bomb squad had to be called to remove the grenades.Update: Police ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2012

    Where Will the Miami Herald Move? Somewhere in This Inner-City Box

    ​The Miami Herald have sold their bayside building to the Genting Group, the casino-happy Malaysian conglomerate, and today publisher David Landsberg sent out a memo to the staff confirming that they'll vacate their current digs by May 2013.Random Pixels has obtained that memo, and in it Landsberg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2011

    Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina Doesn't Pay Taxes On Building He Owns

    Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina owes the county for property taxes.​While Miami-Dade County residents paid higher property taxes last year, Hialeah Mayor and Miami-Dade County mayoral candidate Julio Robaina did not pay property taxes on a shopping center he owns in his city. In fact, it appears Robai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    Proposed Bill Would Make It a Felony to Photograph Farms

    ...and if you dare snap a photo of it, he'll make sure you wind up behind bars for 30 years, E-I-E-I-O!​State Sen. Jim Norman, a Republican from Tampa, is very concerned about a farm's right to privacy, while showing little regard for the First Amendment. He has filed a bill in the Florida Senate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2010

    Motorcycles Collide with Big Rig, Helicopter Comes to the Rescue on Krome Avenue

    via CBS4​An accident straight out of a Michael Bay movie has temporarily shut down a portion of Krome Avenue in both directions. At least three motorcycles collided with a tractor trailer. Luckily, a nearby helicopter landed near the scene, and a man jumped out of the chopper to administer CPR to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2010

    Basement Full of Marijuana Found in Westchester

    via WikiCommons​To be honest we're more shocked that someone found a basement in Miami, than an illegal grow house. Yes, last week Miami-Dade Police found a home with a make-shift basement underneath that served as a grow house.

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    Proof From Twitter Research: Floridians Happier Than Rest of the Bitter Nation

    ​A group of researchers from Harvard and Northwestern Universities have compiled three years worth of data from Twitter to take a snapshot of the mood of the nation over the course of the day. The results are visualized state-by-state, and what seems striking is that compared to the rest of the na ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    UPDATED: The Dewars Brothers are Hosting a Pool (No Keg) Party in Wellington on Saturday, Checklist (With Gate Code!) Posted

    Google Maps8577 Estate Drive South, where the Dewars are hosting the best keg pool party Wellington has ever seen​Many thanks to our amigo Alex Rendon for pointing out to us the many selling points of local folk-rockers the Dewars' house party being held at their Wellington home (8577 Estate Drive ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    The Overthrow Takes Siege of Wynwood Castle

    Have you seen this castle?​We'll give you a moment to process that headline. Are you back with us? Great. Yes, the Overthrow staged a hostile take over -- via a real estate agent and signed lease -- of a castle located in Wynwood. Where is this castle located exactly?Well, we spoke to Overthrow co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2010

    Tonight! Alexisonfire, La Dispute, Trash Talk, Therefore I Am at Ground Control in West Palm Beach

    ​Ontario prog-punks Alexisonfire leads an aggressive bill at West Palm Beach's Ground Control (122 N. Military Trail) this evening. According to On Fire Booking, the doors open at 5 p.m.Also on the bill: Sacramento's hardcore pummelers Trash Talk, aggro-punks La Dispute from Grand Rapids, Michigan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    How to Find Fort Lauderdale Club 1921 Tonight, or Really Any Night While We're at It

    Photo by Reed FischerThis blue bike is probably the best indication that you are near the very well-hidden venue 1921​Just a reminder about an event we teased last week. Fort Lauderdale indie rock group Alexander is indeed giving away It's Not Always Signs, It's Not Always Wonders, a yet-to-be rel ... More >>

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    March 4, 2010
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    December 11, 2009

    Portions of Biscayne Boulevard Will Be Closed at Night for the Next Month

    via Google Maps​It figures: The only time construction doesn't render portions of Biscayne Boulevard clogged with bumper-to-bumper traffic is when the road is closed completely.As part of the two-year reconstruction plan, the portion of Biscayne currently under construction from NE 29th to NE 33rd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2009

    Anonymous Blogger Targets County Cop

    Alex Izaguirre​What did Jorge Baluja do to elicit so much hatred? An anonymous blogger named the Straw Buyer has been dedicating a serious amount of bandwidth to bash and ridicule the Miami-Dade Police detective.Apparently, the Straw Buyer became fascinated with Baluja this past Oct ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2009

    Murder Miami Style: Dad with Small Kids Sees Body Dumped on Roadside

    A body was found lying on the shoulder of a road near South Miami Heights on Sunday. Police rushed to SW 135th Avenue and 200th Street to respond to a shots-fired call at 6:19 p.m. Upon arrival, officers discovered Fidel Ruz Moreno, 35, lying on the pavement. CBS4 is reporting a dad named Leonel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2009

    Police Fatally Shoot Machete-Wielding Man on Miami Street

    Police enforcement fatally shot a man who was attacking another man with a machete on a Northwest Miami street on Saturday evening.A Miami-Dade corrections officer summoned a Miami police officer at 6:35 p.m., after he witnessed a man swinging a machete at another man on NW 12th St. and 12th Ave, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    Man Pistol Whipped for $3, Gold Chain and Cellphone

    A 65 year-old man was pistol whipped this morning by two attackers who stole $3, a gold chain and a cellphone during a home invasion, Miami-Dade police said.Thomas Pulido was dragged into his home at 2169 NW 80th St. where the attackers beat him. The Miami Herald reported that Pulido's roommate, Gus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    $15,000 Stolen in Car Rental Parking Lot

    The Miami-Dade Robbery Bureau are still searching for the man who stole a purse with $15,000 worth of jewelry and cash from a woman at a car rental establishment on Sunday afternoon.Police said, the victim's husband entered the rental office at approximately 3 p.m. to exchange the vehicle while she ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    Three Shot Dead in West Kendall Home

    Miami-Dade Police are investigating the death of two men and one woman found shot dead in a West Kendall townhouse Wednesday night.Police hurried to the Point Lake townhomes at 8 p.m. to respond to a call about gunshots fired at 15315 SW 76th Terr.Upon arrival, officers noticed the front door of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2009

    Taxi Driver Shot in Northwest Miami-Dade

    A taxi driver was shot early this morning as he was working near NW 91st Street and Seventh Avenue.Jacques Milien, 64, was shot multiple times after what appeared to be an armed robbery at 6:15 a.m., Miami-Dade Police spokeswoman Det. Rebeca Perez said. He is in stable condition at Jackson Memorial ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2009

    Armed Robbery Suspect Ran, Could Not Hide

    Coral Gables Police have identified and charged armed robbery suspect Kenneth Maurice Smith, 20, who attempted an escape that led police on a two-hour chase that close U.S. 1 Sunday night.Smith is charged with armed robbery, attempted burglary to a residence, and resisting police without violence. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2009

    NY Times: Midtown in a Slump

    screencap from Google MapsWe've found the predicament of Midtown Miami to be quite interesting for a while now: noting its trouble both here on Riptide and in print. Now the Grey lady is weighing in on the development's slump in a piece that just went online: "The bankruptcies of Circuit City and Li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2008

    Another American Apparel

    Maybe things aren't so bad for smug yuppies yupsters after all. American Apparel, the sweat shop free, sexed-up candy colored cotton utopia is opening a third South Beach store at 1441 Washington Ave sometime soon. Google Maps says that's less than a 10 minute walk from their Lincoln Road store, so ... More >>

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    September 23, 2008
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