On May 19, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez touted the PortMiami tunnel as the way public-private partnerships are supposed to work. "When the government tries to do a project, it takes a lot of money and time, and this company has done it on budget and on time," he said at the ribbon-cutting. But t ... More >>
Driving through the soon-to-be completed Port of Miami Tunnel on a golf cart is like going on the world's most expensive theme park ride. In 88 days, the construction site is expected to transform into the largest bored tunnel in North America. Currently, it looks like a Universal Studios homage to ... More >>
Ever dream about drinkin' a brew with Kid Rock in Redneck Paradise? Well, wake the hell up. Because that's a real place, where golden sands, bikini-less babes, tatted-up dudes, and treasure chests of American Badass-brand beer await. So if you wanna party on a boat with the U.S. of A's favorite ra ... More >>
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 >>
The storied Versace mansion goes to auction today, and none other than Donald Trump plans on making a bid. Trump has met the requirements and laid down a $3 million deposit, qualifying him to purchase the ten-bedroom, 11-bathroom Mediterranean-style estate at 1116 Ocean Dr. Trump confirmed his inte ... More >>
Turns out one of the biggest threats to cruise ship passengers at the Port of Miami were security guards hired to protect them. Jean Russell Thomas, 30, and Sherece Nelson, 25, were arrested after police uncovered their practice of stealing iPads and other electronics from passengers and then sell ... More >>
Hey prog junkies. You might wanna bring out your King Crimson T-shirts, psychedelic "vibes," and sunscreen... We're gonna glide away to the era of Yes, Rush, and Dream Theater aboard the Progressive Nation at Sea cruise. Setting sail from the Port of Miami on the Norwegian Pearl in February 2014 ... More >>
Ahoy, beat freaks!!! The bad news: Holy Ship!!! 2014 is sold out. The slightly less bad news: You can join a waiting list, just in case some weak-ass cruiser cops out and cancels his trip. And now the good news: Everyone's favorite uhntz-uhtnz-ing high seas adventure has just announced a 45-act l ... More >>
Perhaps the definitive moment of Rick Scott's governorship was his decision to axe a federally funded high speed rail line in Florida, but that doesn't mean he's totally opposed to asking for federal handouts. In advance of Obama's visit to the Port of Miami today, Scott blasted the administration a ... More >>
Black makeup, platform shoes, and leather pants are seldom worn on the high seas. But once a year, the KISS Navy throws a bash aboard a luxury vessel and encourages folks to dress like their favorite 1970s rock stars. Skippered by Admiral Gene Simmons and Co-Commanding Officer Paul Stanley, KISS K ... More >>
Today, Mitt Romney is foregoing a Miami political campaign tradition by skipping over Versailles restaurant in Little Havana. Instead, Mittens will be hobnobbing with a convicted cocaine smuggler. The Republican presidential candidate is holding an afternoon rally at Palacios de los Jugos at 7085 Co ... More >>
A decade ago, Hector Pesquera was rumored to be a top candidate for Miami Police chief. Instead, the former FBI man -- perhaps dogged by questionable ties to convicted felons -- embarked on ever more obscure positions: first as head of the Broward Sheriff's Office, lately as head of security for ... More >>
The Step Up movies all have essentially the same plot: Boy meets girl. They dance. They fall in love. They live, and dance, happily ever after. But there's something a little different about Step Up 4: It all takes place in Miami.From the looks of the trailer, released this week, the film was act ... More >>
Micky Arison's Carnival Cruise Lines has another Mickey with a cruise empire about to encroach on its turf. Mickey Mouse that is. Disney Cruise Line has announced that beginning later this year, it will be sail ships out of the Port of Miami for the first time.
Like it or not, the Port of Miami is in for some major changesIf you thought the Port of Miami's deep dredging project was controversial, get a load of this.Riptide has obtained a copy of the port's 2035 Master Plan. It calls for adding three new cruise ship berths, a mega-yacht marina near downt ... More >>
This week, Miami New Times published a guide to the eight of the worst public works projects in Miami-Dade, where bureaucrats and elected officials take pride in wasting millions in taxpayer dollars on crap residents have little-to-no use for. As we reveal each one of these boondoggles on Riptide ... More >>
Fisher Island Community Association's president worries that the Port of Miami dredge will damage propertiesThis weekend, Port of Miami director Bill Johnson wrote to The Miami Herald to rebut "naysayers" who just don't understand what an "enviable position" the city will be in once we've blasted ... More >>
Past dredge work near the Port of MiamiUnlike the giant, post-Panamax freighters that might never arrive, the deep dredging of the Port of Miami approaches with near certainty. Florida Gov. Rick Scott has promised funds, regulators have given a green light, and a Brazilian construction company ha ... More >>
Officials stress there have been no specific threats made against the Port of Miami in relation to the tenth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, but local, state, and federal agencies will step up security at the port this weekend.
Rivers Cuomo wants to cruise with you.Who would've pegged Weezer's Rivers Cuomo for a cruise enthusiast? But in a YouTube commercial posted today, the emo icon appears ocean-ready (no Buddy Holly glasses) and dressed in a totally Carnival-appropriate outfit (crappy baseball cap and striped, navy ... More >>
via myspace.com/ohseesBruise Cruise vets Thee Oh Sees.Good news for anyone who missed the chance to rock out ironically while simultaneously creeping out sunbathing Midwesterners this past February ... As our sister blog County Grind reported earier today, Bruise Cruise Festival organizers have a ... More >>
FPL "hid" a document to avoid liability in a serious accident, according to a Miami-Dade judgeFor a company that's in the business of providing light, FPL apparently likes to keep some things in the dark.Last month a jury found Florida Power & Light partly responsible for an accident at the P ... More >>
In today's surprisingly light roundup of horrible things and various crimes that happened over the weekend in our fair metropolis: The Epic cruise ship is forced back to the Port of Miami after a man dies after eating food, a greyhound bus is attacked by a gunman, and the city's bond status ... More >>
Miami-Dade CountyTrucks waiting at the Port of MiamiTrucker Jose Martinez heads to the Port of Miami every day on his 40-foot white Freightliner. By the time he gets downtown, traffic is a breeze. "It's like going from the bed to the kitchen," he says.Twenty years ago that wouldn't have been poss ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. Up this week, Luke makes the case for legalizing marijuana across the nation, beginning in Miami-Dade County.Off the bat, I am not a weed he ... More >>
Feds say Cutler Bay man funded Irish terrorists through Port of Miami scheme.
A Cutler Bay man funneled money to the Irish terrorists who murdered two British soldiers in Belfast on Saturday, federal prosecutors say in a complaint unsealed in Miami-Dade court today and obtained by Riptide.For at least three years, Roman Vidal, 57, allegedly smuggled millions of dollars in bla ... More >>
With indoor grow houses taking over the marijuana market, you don’t hear about people smuggling weed into the U.S. much anymore. But this past Saturday, at the Port of Miami, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement found 6,000 pounds of pot in burlap sacks, sent from Jamaica. Were talking about a str ... More >>
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There's a million cubic yards of toxic sludge on the bottom of the Miami River and you may as well get used to it
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A very special arrangement between a former county official and a private company has been very, very profitable
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Years of neglect have poisoned the land and contaminated the water under Miami International Airport. Investigators are just now beginning to grasp how bad it is. It's very bad.
After years of flying first class, politicos and lobbyists are now having their baggage inspected -- by federal agents