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  • Blogs

    July 1, 2014

    Liberty City Violence Is Like Iraq

    Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke finds parallels between inner city violence and wars abroad. The violent conflict in Iraq and the street violence in Liberty Cit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    The First 48 Keeps Miami's Inner City Neighborhoods in the Dumps

    Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke goes after one of the most watched shows on cable television.I've never been a big fan of the First 48, the reality-TV show that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    Giraffas, Manolo's & Novecento: Miami Leads United States' Food Culture UPDATED

    Update: Giraffas announced that they have chosen Miami-Dade to be the Brazilian chain's U.S. headquarters adding 285 direct new jobs within three years and an initial capital investment of $8 million. Congratulations on your 285 new jobs, Miami.We recently stumbled across a headline picked ... More >>

  • News

    October 11, 2012
  • Blogs

    April 23, 2012

    Joe Biden Visits Everglades, Stumps for Obama and Bill Nelson, Does Not Kill a Burmese Python

    It was an entrance worthy of Vladimir Putin.Joe Biden roared his air boat to a halt in the Everglades. Miccosukee war paint smeared his face. Swamp spray glistened on his bare chest. The Veep then tossed a giant, dead Burmese python at the feet of a gaggle of reporters and screamed: "Are you not ent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    Grand Central Park Opens Today, But Is It A Waste Of Taxpayers' $200,000?

    ​When Tiffany Dallas, a master's student at Florida International University, started researching her thesis on redeveloping Overtown, she was fascinated by Grand Central owner Brad Knoefler's plan to turn a blighted patch of land opposite his club -- once the home of the Miami Arena -- into a tem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    Miami is the Worst City in America to Find a Job

    ​Looking for a job? Maybe you should also be looking for a new place to live outside South Florida. Not one, but two job listings sites have run the numbers and declared that the Miami metro area is the worst place to find a job in America. Sure, there may be places with higher unemployment, b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2011

    Miami Ranked One of America's Most Stressful Cities

    ​Oh sure we've got decent weather and calming seas, but it's not exactly a surprise that for us living year round in Miami life can be stressful. Let's not even get started on our ridiculous traffic, horrible parking, and tanked economy. So it shouldn't be shocki ... More >>

  • News

    July 14, 2011
  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    Rick Scott Gets Over His Fear of Trains and Approves SunRail

    ​Gov. Rick Scott has seemed to overcome his hesitations about funding Central Florida's SunRail commuter train program and announced his approval of state funding for the program today. Scott's first big decision in office was surprisingly killing a federally funded high-speed train project, a mov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    Rick Scott's Major Failure: Legislature Won't Eliminate Corporate Income Tax

    ​Florida is undergoing a radical conservative transformation under Gov. Rick Scott, but one of his top proposals seems to be a bridge too far and too soon even for the Republican supermajorities in the state House and Senate.Even at a time when billion-dollar deficits have become the norm for Flor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2011

    Will Orlando Push Miami Out as Florida's Most Economically Important Metro Area?

    ​Back in 1987, writer T.D. Allman declared in the title of his book that Miami was "The City of the Future," and over the next two decades, our metropolitan area largely made good on the moniker through impressive growth and increasing economic importance. Twenty-four years later, though, Miami is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    Bob Graham Thinks Florida Has Lost Its Way

    ​To talk about respected, legendary Florida politicians is to talk about Bob Graham. The former Governor and Senator was one of the few politicians to manage sustained cross-party popularity and still looms large over the state as an occasional source of wisdom. Yesterday, the retired moderate Dem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2009

    Say No to the Stadium

    Today the Miami-Dade County Commission will vote to build the Florida Marlins a new stadium. Or not. I hope they don't. This deal is such a stinker I don't know how Mayor Carlos Alvarez, the stadium's chief cheerleader, doesn't walk around wearing a gas mask every time he is out promoting it. So her ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2009

    South Florida Actually a Good Place to Start a Small Business

    You never would have guessed it, considering we're more or less ground zero for the foreclosure crisis, but the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area is actually the 12th best place to start a small business, according to Biz Journals. The rankings cited South Florida's strong population and job growth. Betwee ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 15, 2009

    Help Wanted

    Check out how Mr. Zero dealt with a crappy situation.

  • Calendar

    September 18, 2008
  • News

    November 13, 2003

    FTAA and Me

    Looking out for number one, what's in this for Miami?

  • News

    October 16, 2003

    Meet Your Neighbors One Year Later

    Overtown's Louise and Jeanette hold steady, but Little Haiti's Naomi is barely holding on