Months if not years late to the story, the New York Post decided to check in this weekend on development in Edgewater. According to the Post's take, the area was full of "vagrants" before and is now quickly turning into some family friendly area where actual Miamians will live and play.
When developers Russell Galbut and Jorge Perez revealed their quickly nixed plans to build the largest condo tower on South Beach at 500 Alton earlier this year, they talked about it as their "legacy." That's nothing new. For years South Florida developers have been pretending their business deals a ... More >>
The doctor and the lawyer showed up at Opa-locka Executive Airport ready for a fight. As they rolled down the tarmac toward the yawning hangars, the pair was well past the boiling point. For months, they'd dealt with evasions and lies, and now -- after weeks of detailed forensic accounting -- they k ... More >>
Once again, we've made it through the work week and the weekend beckons to us. This weekend is all about indulgences. So, whether you like eating fried foods and getting tossed around afterward or drinking beer and chomping on corned beef, this weekend promises to be filled with food, drink, and go ... More >>
Chef Michael Schwartz and Jorge Perez, the CEO and Chariman of The Related Group, have just announced a collaboration for a waterfront restaurant and beach club at Paraiso Bay and One Paraiso. Located in the East Edgewater neighborhood, this new collaboration is still in the early, early phases. ... More >>
The Pérez Art Museum Miami made its debut last week, and so did Verde Restaurant and Bar, the museum's culinary destination. The restaurant is the brainchild of namesake Jorge Pérez and restaurateur Stephen Starr. Short Order chatted with Verde's executive chef, Nicolay Adineguev, about the rest ... More >>
Call it irony. On the single biggest day in Miami's visually stunning history, as Art Basel begins and the Perez Art Museum opens on the bay, media announces a three-tower, 2-million-square-foot giant on the Miami River. Complaints have been lodged about naming the city's art museum after the magna ... More >>
Art critic Robert Hughes once quipped of artist Jeff Koons that "he has the slimy assurance, the gross patter about transcendence through art, of a blow-dried Baptist selling swamp acres in Florida." The irony, of course, is that Koons work is now being used as a marketing gimmick to sell real estat ... More >>
A few days ago, something strange happened. It was a sunless Monday, and the humdrum of lunch filled Wolfgang's Steakhouse downtown. Three guys chatted over steak salads, real estate tycoon Jorge Perez perused a lengthy report while sipping Diet Coke, and waiters scraped breadcrumbs off my white-tab ... More >>
Drivers headed west toward downtown on the MacArthur Causeway have been greeted by two strange sights lately. To the north, the old Miami Herald office has already begun to decay, its once grand signage replaced by the flickering neon of what looks like a dive bar named Brown Mackie College. Meanwhi ... More >>
Even though the SLS Hotels and Residences in Brickell won't be open for at least another two years, the city is anticipating the arrival of Miami's second SLS and its accompanying restaurants and amenities. The high-rise hotel will be located at 1300 S. Miami Ave. in what a sales brochure ... More >>
Florida is officially home to 31 billionaires according to the latest Forbes list (and that doesn't even count the ones who have second ...or third ... or fourth homes here), but Miami Heat owner and Carnival Cruises CEO Micky Arison is the richest of them all. Forbes estimates the 63-year-old has a ... More >>
A county commissioner targeted for termination by Norman Braman is taking the fight to the billionaire activist's home turf. Tonight, Indian Creek residents Carlos Peralta Quintero and his wife will hold a fundraiser for Bruno Barreiro at their three-acre, 13-bedroom, ten-bathroom waterfro ... More >>
Forbes' bean counters have compiled their latest list of the 500 most shameless oligarchs richest entrepreneurs in all the land, and South Florida keeps gleefully riding the money train. Twenty-four of the magazine's wealthiest call the land of bath salts and condo busts home, and when they're not h ... More >>
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Jennifer Lopez is the latest victim of Florida's foreclosure crisis. The condo in the Icon Brickell building she was shacking up in with her latest younger lover, Caspar Smart, has now been bought up out of foreclosure by someone else and Lopez will have to move out according to Gossip Extra. Do ... More >>
Miami New Times cover story is going to be a doozy as we dive into the lives of Miami's most hated bloggers -- by the local political establishment, that is. These digital gadflies are filling the civic investigative void created by the cuts at The Miami Herald and other local media outlets. You'll ... More >>
While Basel collectors plunk down millions on Miami Beach, this week's biggest art buy went down last night on the other side of Biscayne Bay. Developer Jorge Perez's $35 million bid to put his name atop the Miami Art Museum's new bay front home was finalized by trustees.The gift seems like great ... More >>
Artist rendering of the future home of the MAMFor many the name of developer Jorge Perez is synonymous with the boom and bust of Miami real estate over the past decade. Now it appears Perez would much rather have his name synonymous with the Miami Art Museum, and has offered the institution a $35 ... More >>
With a $417,000 campaign war chest, Miami Commissioner Marc Sarnoff is the top rainmaker of the five candidates running in next week's November 1 election.The incumbent from Coconut Grove is also the guy who tells the biggest whoppers. To honor his preeminent status, Banana Republican has compile ... More >>
Miami city commissioner Marc Sarnoff has collected nearly half a million dollars in his reelection bid, leading all candidates in the money raising front for the upcoming November election. Of the three incumbents on the ballot, Sarnoff faces the stiffest competition with four opponents who ha ... More >>
Those half-empty condo buildings that once haunted downtown Miami are slowly filling up, thanks in large part to foreign buyers taking advantage of the low prices and weak dollar. Though, you'd be hard pressed to find anyone who thinks that what the area needs right now are tons more condo buildi ... More >>
A local condo developer and a homeless advocacy group are nearing a landmark deal to house the remaining sex offenders living under the Julia Tuttle Causeway, according to sources familiar with the negotiations.ICON BrickellThe offenders would be housed at Brickell high-rises that have been all b ... More >>
Joe Arriola is an arranger, a fixer of sorts. So when Marc Sarnoff was elected to the Miami Marc Sarnoff wanted to let developers know he was not some Cerberus, Hades' ghastly hound.City Commission, Arriola thought it was a good idea to arrange a sit-down between his pal of 25 years, prominent de ... More >>
Gift ideas for Dolphins linebacker Joey Porter, Mayor Carlos Alvarez, and Related Group chairman Jorge Perez.
I just wanted to share the fact that this image on the right is actually from the Illinois.Gov, and is the single most helpful thing I've ever seen on a government website. [Illinois] Dr. Evan Zimmer, a well known Miami-beach psychiatrist, was arrested on charges of spending $10,000 on prostitutes, ... More >>
"Money used to reverse the rezoning is money dedicated to the preservation of Vizcaya"
Sarnoff (left) and Diaz: Meeee-ow! This past May 7, Miami Mayor Manny Diaz pulled down Marc Sarnoff’s pants and spanked him silly. Via official memo distributed all over his district, Sarnoff had asked Diaz to veto the city commission’s approval of a proposed condo project near Vizcaya Museu ... More >>
The kid produced a pocket knife and slashed his adversary on the arm
Money and ethnicity narrow the race for Miami Beach City Commission to two men
An old Miami Beach family is cashing in on the next new thing
On his way out, Miami Beach Mayor Neisen Kasdin takes aim and fires
So you weren't among those lucky few who dined with the king and queen? Consider it a compliment.
When an influential developer wants to cram a size-10 project on a size-4 parcel of waterfront land, who can he turn to for help? The ever-accommodating Miami City Commission, of course.
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