There's nowhere in the U.S. quite like Miami-Dade County. It's larger than Rhode Island, has twice as many people, and is bordered by two national parks. Its 2.5 million residents are among the most diverse in the nation. And they live in a smattering of 34 incorporated cities, which range from 400, ... More >>
Four years and a few weeks ago all Miami wanted was the return of Dwyane Wade. Heat mascot Burnie was placed atop the sign at the American Airlines Arena and refused to come down. The county commission voted to temporarily rename the county Miami-Wade. All we wanted was Wade, another solid player, a ... More >>
South Beach is 'bout to be mobbed. It's almost Memorial Day weekend in the 305 (otherwise known as Urban Beach Week), the annual four-day span during which the beach (as well as mainland Miami) gets swarmed by famous rappers, celebrity strippers, and 250,000 party people from all over the Dirty Sou ... More >>
Darkness has swallowed the train tracks. It won't be long until the men arrive. At 9:50 p.m., the first pair of headlights punches through the black, and a white Ford pickup rolls into the parking lot of a large warehouse sitting among the nameless structures dominating the Miami-Hialeah border. Wi ... More >>
Memorial Day is here again, Miami, leaving beach residents and visitors alike wondering what the city has planned. According to Miami Beach police chief Ray Martinez, the holiday weekend will look a lot like it did last year: traffic loops, cops scanning license plates along the bridges, and regula ... More >>
The longtime executive director of the Miami-Dade Homeless Trust is set to retire, ending his term atop the agency amidst an ongoing lawsuit accusing him of bid-rigging.David Raymond, who has led the homeless group for a decade, improperly helped steer a $15 million contract to build a 300-bed homel ... More >>
Aristotle Ares, 87, wants to resurrect an island lost to the elements 85 years agoThe Port of Miami Tunnel might be a boondoggle, but its construction continues apace. With a giant drill now in place, the big dig begins next month. The debate is now over where to dump the tons of crud. Environmental ... More >>
via brickellinfoIt's a bird! It's a plane! It's another terrible Romero Britto sculpture, only this time it's not just hurting your eyes, it's also taking your spare change. Meters designed by the local hack artist have made their first appearance in Brickell. But, don't blame Britto, blame anoth ... More >>
This guy is not Daniel Zajac. He is, however, an angry homeless man.Daniel Zajac really hates sex offenders -- but not for the usual reasons. No, he loathes the gropey pervs because they foiled his swell digs: "They totally ruined everything." Zajac is a shelter-averse homeless man who star ... More >>
Miami New Times has kicked some ass in the last decade. We have changed the course of the city and it has changed us. What follows is a list of some of our most significant stories -- of course, everyone has their own opinions. What are yours?Admitting TerrorBy Bob NormanThe immigration service's ... More >>
Jacqueline CariniWe here at New Times love Pastor Vincent Spann, drill sergeant of a Liberty City recovering-addict boot camp and subject of our January feature story "Holy Hustler." For all of his shortcomings -- most notably an allergic distaste for paying his bills -- he seems to be a tr ... More >>
Seeing Miami in a movie or a TV show or music video turns on my internal geek switch. I'm super excited to see the 305 represented on the screen, but I approach America's assessment of Miami like one of those guys that knows the names of the different kinds of robots in the movies about Star Wars.Ta ... More >>
"Though Diveroli seems like a sleaze, everything he has done seems to be legal. The prosecutors rushed into a very legally shaky case."
State officials scrap under-the-bridge policy.
Events for everyone from the rug rats to the barflies
In which local authors and aficionados list their favorites
Get yourself a big old backhoe, head over to the historic Miami City Cemetery, and dig in
Roxcy O'Neal Bolton Women's History Gallery
Open spaces: check. Sewer runoff: check. Locked gate: check. Yep, this is indeed a Miami park!
Beach officials hope a boatload of cops will control the half-million revelers expected on New Year's Eve
Poor, unemployed, stricken with AIDS, and at the mercy of government bureaucrats. No wonder Vivian Rolon's life is hell.
A tale of Seminoles in canoes, little plastic men with parachutes, Connie Chung, a twenty-foot-tall high-heel shoe -- and Big Fish
Historic landmarks in preservation limbo
Crushed in a garbage truck, poisoned by a landlady, crapped out-literally--during a dice game. These and more are buried in this county's cemetaries, and come Halloween night, they'll be dying to get out