In this week's Miami New Times, we profile 30 of the most interesting characters in town, with portraits of each from photographer Stian Roenning. See the entire Miami New Times People Issue here. Just a few yards from the buzz of Biscayne Boulevard, Avra Jain sits by the pool at the Vagabond Hotel ... More >>
Cinco de Drinko might be donezo, but that doesn't mean you should stop drinking. All right, maybe cut back on the tequila for the next couple of weeks and take up something a little lighter instead. How about some cider? Yes, cider. And no, not the cider abuela gave you for Nochebuena. Rekorderli ... More >>
Hey South Beach drivers, still celebrating the news that the Alton Road construction might finish seven months early and give you reprieve from the exhaust-choked living hell you've endured driving to work for the last year? This morning should sober you up pretty quickly. For the second time in th ... More >>
When Julia Tuttle and Henry Flagler set about creating Miami, they wanted one thing and one thing only: for the 305 to be the best fucking party city in the South. They envisioned a place where DJs from all across the globe would pack the streets of South Beach and blast unhtz-uhntz till bodies wer ... More >>
In a $1.8 million effort to control crowds (and, lets be honest, discourage Urban Beach Week festivities from happening in the future), South Beach will resemble nothing short of a police state this weekend. Though, The Miami Herald's Miami Beach reporter David Smiley tweets that "projected Memorial ... More >>
In the past year, the Magic City has seen more pop-ups than Katie Perry performing inside a correctional facility. We've been inundated with so-called "pop-up" restaurants, bars, and art galleries. Impromptu porno studios have popped-up (and then promptly deflated) on Monument Island, inside a pizze ... More >>
It's been almost two years now since the last of the sex offenders cleared out from their infamous encampment under the Julia Tuttle Causeway, but the Miami Herald now reports that a new sex offender camp has sprung up in the Shorecrest area. Once again, the Florida Department of Corrections has ... More >>
If you wanna pop your "Bon Bon" on the Beach with Pitbull for free, you're gonna have to pay your way by running 13 miles over a period of several hours in sweltering, heatstroke-inducing SoFla heat. The deal: On Sunday, December 11, Mr. Worldwide will be giving a performance on Miami Beach for ... More >>
A Miami art school student is set to file a lawsuit against Alonzo Mourning claiming that the former Heat star crashed his Porsche into the student's car on the Julia Tuttle Causeway early Sunday morning before fleeing. Mourning did return to the scene, however, nearly an hour later in a separate ... More >>
Must everything in Miami be endorsed by a marginal celebrity and decorated by Romero Britto? The answer to that question, clearly, is yes.
Britto is tapping into the homeless' beer fund.Pop artist Romero Britto's work has infected Miami like a great open sore pulsing red, yellow, and blue. When future archeologists unearth our city, they'll think we worshiped squinting kitty-cats and butterflies--and that our artistic ability fell o ... More >>
Some say it's the heat that causes it. Others blame Jimmy Buffett. Whatever the reason, South Florida is Mecca for this hemisphere's most devoted morons. Let's see who took the pilgrimage this week: Sorry, Ron, you've been overdue in this column for a while.5. Ron Book, who apparently thoug ... More >>
On Friday, the Miami-Dade Homeless Trust sent out a self-congratulatory press release announcing it had finally shut down the sex offender shantytown under the Julia Tuttle bridge."From the very first report of people moving in under the Julia Tuttle Causeway, the men and women of The Homeless Tr ... More >>
Bjørn Christian Tørrissen; Wikimedia CommonsDelicious!Last week's freeze was not nice to Miami's homeless contingent. The shelters were overflowing, and the Julia Tuttle Causeway sex offenders crowded around barrel fires and behind makeshift walls. But Harold, a burly 37-year-old Georgia-born ... More >>
"You on the [sexual predator] list?"For about two years, Daniel Zajac has lived in a tent tucked behind a big tree along the northern banks of the Julia Tuttle Causeway. "I can't live in a shelter," explains the jittery 47-year-old transient who wears a baseball cap reading "New York" and a Willi ... More >>
Art Basel has a funny way of making us feel like we're outsiders in our own town. Traffic is horrible. Parking even moreso. The line at your favorite Cuban restaurant (even if that happens to be Pollo Tropical) gets filled with hoity-toity Europeans trying to work in a little "authentic Miami exp ... More >>
The Venetian Causeway is scheduled to be closed for most of May while it undergoes maintenance. While this is an inconvenience for motorists who regularly use the bridge, it could pose major safety issues for pedestrians and bicyclists who rely on the causeway as a safer means of traveling between t ... More >>
A cool million gets the Julia Tuttle Bridge sex offenders a new home.
Soothe the spirit at the Mainly Mozart Festival.
Big Man, one of the men sent to live under the Julia Tuttle Causeway because of a county ordinance prohibiting sex offenders from living in most of Miami-Dade -- “Sex Offenders Set up Camp,” – has been allowed to return home with his wife in Pompano Beach. His case, it turns out, was different ... More >>
The Julia Tuttle becomes a colony. Politicians pass the buck.
Campositions gonna party like its your birthday
Terry Brown, before the storm Wednesday, as lightning licked the skyline and a wall of thunderclouds bore down on Miami, New Times took a bicycle along the shoulder of the Julia Tuttle Causeway to meet Terry Brown, soon to be its newest resident. Last March, New Times wrote about three sex offend ... More >>
Is the Miami commissioner the target of a wicked plot? Or is he spinning a yarn so complex everyone's now dizzy?
Will a starry-eyed proposal for renovating Monument Island burn out before its time?
City of Miami Cemetery
Creepy critters inspire holiday vittles
The Miami cemetery is like the city's diary. And after years of abuse, this book is getting a new cover.
The sexton's post at the Miami City Cemetery is a burial ground for troublesome municipal employees. But Clyde Cates wasn't about to just roll over and die.
The City of Miami's upstanding leadership had a swell time at a swanky centennial party. Who paid? You did, of course.
The housewife who saved FDR's life, the ghosts that roam Vizcaya, the sea serpent of Biscayne Bay, and other Miami legends, yarns, and flat-out lies
So don't complain when we spill 25 million gallons of sewage onto your beaches