After weeks of complaints from Wynwood business owners and employees over ongoing changes in parking fees throughout Miami's hippest neighborhood, the Miami Parking Authority announced yesterday a new, more comprehensive plan that includes provisions for local employees. "In an area that has exper ... More >>
At a breakfast networking event in Wynwood this morning, Miami Parking Authority chief Art Noriega, addressing the ongoing parking changes that have rankled the neighborhood's businesses, called Wynwood a kind of "Wild Wild West" of parking and said his agency is working to refine its system. "We ... More >>
Amid rampant strife from local businesses over ongoing changes to Wynwood parking, the city's parking chief, Art Noriega, is set to defend the new regulations in a discussion with the changes' most vocal critic, local tech entrepreneur Mario Cruz. The parking showdown will commence later this mornin ... More >>
Kira Lee Grossman wants you to know this isn't news. She wants you to suspend your powers of reasoning for a moment and surmise that her driving record isn't remarkable. She urges you to ignore her powerful position as policy adviser to the Miami Parking Authority and dismiss the fact that while s ... More >>
Transportation in the City of Miami is about to become more of a shared experience. Following the lead of Miami Beach, the City announced that they'll launch a car sharing program this summer and the Miami Herald reports the city also is looking into the possibility of a bike sharing program sometim ... More >>
Luther Campbell, 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 rips commissioners for the looming parking and traffic problems at the Miami Marlins ballpark.With the Marlins 16 days aw ... More >>
For the past four years, Edgard Dixon has patrolled Dinner Key, catching bike thieves, protecting Miami City Hall, and even helping to nab a fugitive who was hiding out near the docks. But despite a promotion to captain, the 61-year-old private security guard says his employer, Kent Security, pay ... More >>
Just say no to Kevin Burns.We've been seeing a lot of former North Miami mayor Kevin Burns in the news lately. Last week, he appeared on a WPLG news segment complaining about parking meters in downtown Miami. Burns told the reporter that he had been gypped out of $7 because he didn't realize he h ... More >>
Where is this meter maid taking your cash?Next time you pony up for one of those $6-per-hour parking meters downtown, consider this: That cash has helped the guy running the Miami Parking Authority avoid his own parking fees for years. It also bankrolled stays at top-end Vegas hotels, ritzy meals ... More >>
Remember that movie Falling Down, where Michael Douglas goes on a violent rampage against the everyday nuisances and obstacles of urban life? If you believe a police account, Miami-Dade Public Schools elementary substitute Rolanda Benjamin is Miami's real-life William Foster -- although, thankful ... More >>
Condo fantasies, disappearing nurses, and boogers as art
Where has the Daniel Azoulay Gallery gone?
A nightmarish chapter in the annals of Miami government ends. Or does it?