Miami Beach residents are happy, the city is a well-oiled machine and -- despite a string of embarrassments by the police and a mass FBI corruption bust last month -- the majority of city employees do good work. That was City Manager Jorge Gonzalez's upbeat message, at least, to an angry, packed roo ... More >>
photo by Ruben de Rijcke via Wikimedia Commonsâ€‹Every night, hundreds of unlucky partiers stumble out of South Beach clubs to find their cars gone, hauled to a grim storage lot on Bay Road and held for ransom. Towing is big business for the Beach's only two licensed companies -- Tremont and Beach T ... More >>
Miami Beach Commissioner Jerry Libbin has accepted a new job as president of the Beach's Chamber of Commerce, Riptide has learned. courtesy Jerry Libbinâ€‹Libbin's hiring has prompted a review from the Miami Dade County Ethics Commission to alleviate any conflicts connected to Chamber board me ... More >>
Sure, Fredric Karlton had tough times with his ex. Who hasn't?
It's dangerous, but Miami is getting friendlier to bikes.
A doctor takes aim at the hospital’s CEO and foundation.
Forget the runoff between Matti and Simon. Mayor Alex is the man.
Which patch of green grass has Miami Beach bluebloods brandishing machetes and clubs?
A "but is it art?' debate looms as a developer ties his civic largesse to patronage of a favorite sculptor
When the Marlin Hotel canceled Louis Oliver's Friday-night soiree, it sent a mixed cultural message
Mayoral hopeful Marty Shapiro bills himself as the anti-development candidate for Miami Beach. Problem is, he's not.
A legal battle between developer Ron Bloomberg and Beach officials over the fate of the city's cultural campus has both sides fuming
When Ed Resnick agreed to help negotiate the Portofino Agreement, he never figured he'd become South Beach's public enemy #1
The friendly folks in Miami Beach who tow away your car and charge you big bucks to get it back will do anything to preserve their monopoly. Absolutely anything.
In six months of smog-free service, the Beach's ElectroWave shuttle has traveled a rough road
He managed to leave office without being indicted, which may explain why Miami Beach's former mayor feels free to unload on development, corruption, and the bad boys across the bay
Welcome to the new Miami Beach, where the citizens are angry, commissioners are cowed, and developers are Public Enemy #1
Why would David Dermer accept an endorsement from people who supported Portofino? To get elected, bonehead
In Miami Beach, experts are enlisted to commission artworks for public spaces. Too bad city officials refuse to listen to them.
Creating an artificial reef is no longer a slam-dunk affair, despite an abundance of missile sites, water towers, and wanna-be philanthropists
If you're a political candidate with big ideas and little cash, the first call you make is to Irene Secada
In her quest for a seat on the Miami Beach Commission, Matti Bower doesn't want to be labeled "the Hispanic candidate." She just wants to win.
A requiem for some heavyweights that have tussled with the wrecking ball and lost
Dade's Architectural history tumbles toward extinction
Michael Aller can smooth-talk with the best of them. His political friends in Miami Beach love him for it. His creditors don't.
And the last parking spot. Get ready, South Beach.
Two local producers say former theater king Zev Bufman also broke the law. Now all they've got to do is prove it.