For nearly two months, UberX and Lyft have been operating their app-based ride-share services around Miami in direct violation of the county's limo laws. In turn, the county has hit the services with dozens of citations and has even impounded drivers' cars. All of that carnage could end if county Co ... More >>
Chaos. Gatecrashing. Drug use. Graffiti. Crime. In the wake of Ultra Music Festival 2014, Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado and Commissioner Marc Sarnoff have hyperbolically enumerated the evils of the EDM fest in pursuit of a city-wide ban. There were two undeniable tragedies at this year's fest: the t ... More >>
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 has a few choice words about a Miami City Commission candidate. Rev. Richard P. Dunn II is a desperate man. He thought he was g ... More >>
The candidate isn't fit to fill Michelle Spence-Jones' seat.
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 exposes the biggest fail in Major League Baseball. Baseball fans across the country should be dancing in the streets. Bud Selig ... More >>
Since winning a seat on the Miami City Commission in 2009, Francis Suarez worked hard to forge his own political identity and avoid the type of absentee ballot voter fraud scandal that derailed his father's mayoral run in 1997. But now the young Cuban American Republican is in full damage control af ... More >>
Is DecoBike finally going to cross the causeways from Miami Beach into the City of Miami? Possibly.The City of Miami Commission is slated to vote on a proposal to bring the popular bike sharing program to Miami on January 24.
As usual, the City of Miami commission meeting convened at 9 a.m. today. Amid discussion of telecommunication contracts and waste management, our municipal pols will also decide whether vice chairman Marc Sarnoff was correct when he called Ultra Music Festival fans a "urinating, defecating ... thr ... More >>
Around 4 p.m. today, Florida governor and über-tool Rick Scott popped into the City of Miami Commission meeting to say "hello." Why? We assume because it's never too early to start campaigning for re-election.Introduced by Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado, Rick Scott spoke for about 30 seconds to tell ev ... More >>
We here at Crossfade have been trying to get Miami commissioner Marc Sarnoff's side of the Ultra Music Festival story for approximately 48 hours. Today, we finally got a chance to talk to his spokesperson about the commissioner's attempt to curb Ultra's second weekend. "We are not talking about s ... More >>
Despite Ultra Music Festival's annual $79 million contribution to the local economy, City of Miami commissioner Marc Sarnoff believes the "event will be disruptive to the local business community and area residents due to noise, nuisance behavior of festival goers, and grid lock traffic." After all ... More >>
Two thousand eleven is almost over, and some of us had better years than others. For most, this year seemed like a downer. But, hey, at least you didn't accidentally spend almost $20K at a strip club, get recalled from office, or embarrass yourself on national television. It really could have bee ... More >>
via IMDB.comEvil empire or jobs creator? Depends whom you ask.There's nothing quite like the impending invasion of Arkansas's finest low-rent retailer to inspire fiery emotions in an up-and-coming neighborhood. (How many other chains have sparked angry documentaries and legions of dissenting grou ... More >>
Three weeks on the Miami City Commission, and already the Rev. Richard Dunn has figured out Miami politics. Contacted Tuesday to comment on a story about his driving record, the newly appointed replacement for Michelle Spence-Jones went on the offensive, attacking District 2's Marc Sarn ... More >>
The Miami City Commission is expected to name a replacement for embattled commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones's District 5 seat tomorrow, according to the Miami Herald. Spence-Jones was re-elected in November just days before turning herself in on charges of funneling county money to a f ... More >>
The American Civil Liberties Union has jumped into the ongoing Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones saga on behalf of five voters in her district. Just days after being re-elected in November, Spence-Jones turned herself in on charges of grand theft after accusations she stole money from t ... More >>
Michelle Spence-Jones is not taking her latest suspension from the Miami City Commission quietly.The District 5 commissioner has taken aim at her two biggest adversaries -- Gov. Charlie Crist, who suspended her again yesterday, and the Miami Herald, which has oft criticized her attempts to keep her ... More >>
At noon today, Michelle Spence-Jones was at her Liberty City headquarters furiously calling supporters to come out and vote for her.Again. The message to her troops regarding today's hotly contested Miami City Commission election.was clear: "I just don't want nobody sitting around doing nothing aro ... More >>
So Joe Carollo never did make that last-minute, dramatic entrance into the last mayoral race, but one of Miami's most colorful former mayors is apparently gearing up for a return to elected office.According to Naked Politics, he has his eyes on a state Senate seat in District 36. But he'd be runn ... More >>
The Florida Marlins are in desperate need of a great closer. Someone who can seal the deal with the Miami City Commission and the Miami-Dade County Commission over the team's sweetheart $630 million stadium deal. Right now the Marlins dreams of a new domed home on the former Orange Bowl site appear ... More >>
At yesterday's Miami City Commission meeting, a small group of neighborhood preservationists came prepared to do in Eric Silverman, owner of the Vagabond Motel on Biscayne Boulevard in the Upper Eastside. Members of the MiMo Biscayne Association and residents railed against Silverman's use of his pr ... More >>
A fight is brewing for today’s City of Miami commission meeting. Commissioner Marc Sarnoff and City Manager Pete Hernandez are expected to present competing versions of a law that would regulate “murals,” the humongous outdoor advertisements currently hanging off many buildings in and around d ... More >>
"Money used to reverse the rezoning is money dedicated to the preservation of Vizcaya"
Ring-a-ding ding If only Marc Sarnoff had decisively won the election for the Miami City Commission District 2 seat... The longtime Coconut Grove-based attorney had spent years building a reputation as a solid, fair-minded community activist who was well-liked as a person as well as a public citi ... More >>
Since mid-September, Miami City Commission candidate Mark Sarnoff has been obsessed with proving opponent Frank Rollason is being less than forthright about what role, if any, he had in the creation of the controversial and unconstitutional fire fee. (If elected, Rollason has promised to do away wit ... More >>
A 600-foot-tall monster stomps into your neighborhood. What can you do about it? In the City of Miami, absolutely nothing
What exactly does that mean? Today we know it means that two museums will receive hundreds of millions of dollars to build hulking structures in a waterfront park. But on November 2, most people had no clue
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A charming fable in which the little guys win one
Roxcy O'Neal Bolton Women's History Gallery
New Times gives a tour of the Miami Children's Museum and its corporate exhibitisements -- for kids of all ages!
Authorities are in a pickle over where to dump the toxic sludge soon to be scraped from the Miami River
The Marlins Had a Party and You Weren't Invited
Residents of this Miami neighborhood don't care how neat the kids' museum will be
A Cuban embezzler built it, anti-Batista guerrillas trained in it, Nicaraguan refugees lived in it, and Frank Robinson played baseball in it. Now somebody has to step to the plate and save Bobby Maduro Miami Stadium.
Just when a forlorn section of Liberty City is about to get the help it so desperately needs, along comes Miller Dawkins on his political bulldozer
Conflict-of-interest allegations force a recount in the divvying-up of federal AIDS funding
Just what this city needs -- an official song
Father Jose Luis Menendez of Wynwood takes the church to the people and the people to the streets
Want to make a little easy money? Whatever you do, don't go into business hawking hot dogs on the street. It's a jungle out there.
The corporate giant's sponsorship of Bayfront Amphitheater is great A if you're the type that likes a little brand name with your band name