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    September 30, 2014

    Cops Should Wear Body Cameras, and Maybe Commissioners Too

    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 commends elected officials who support police body cameras. Local politicians and union bosses opposed to putting body cameras o ... More >>

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    September 30, 2014

    Massive Miami Worldcenter Project Passes Key Commission Vote

    It took more than six hours, a frantic round of last-minute backroom negotiations, and dozens of speeches from backers and lobbyists, but the massive Miami Worldcenter project passed one of its last remaining roadblocks at the city commission last night. The commission eventually voted 4-0 to appro ... More >>

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    September 30, 2014

    City Ignores Reports of Toxic Soil in Residences, Sidewalks in Coconut Grove, Reports Show

    Last fall, Miami leaders finally admitted they'd known for years that the long-shuttered Old Smokey trash incinerator in Coconut Grove had poisoned the earth with toxic ash. But they've also insisted contamination is contained within a 4.5-acre, fenced-off facility. However, new reports obtained by ... More >>

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    September 30, 2014

    Violent International Pimp Sentenced to 27 Years in Prison

    Well, it's only Tuesday and there are already quite a few trials coming to an end in Miami courts this week. First there was the international drug lord who got 150 years, then the delusional but smooth con man who was sentenced to five years, and now, naturally, there's the globetrotting pimp who ... More >>

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    September 29, 2014

    Pubbelly Going Vegan for One Night Only October 2

    In a sign that the times are most definitely a' changin', the kings of pork are embracing plants. Notable Miami Beach eatery Pubbelly (whose owners were once called the Sovereigns of Swine by the New Times), is going vegan. In partnership with Jugofresh, the team is hosting a pop-up vegan spread on ... More >>

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    September 29, 2014

    Miami Police Will Test Body Cameras on 50 Officers

    Across the nation, the August 9 shooting of unarmed teenager Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri provoked angry calls for cops to wear body cameras. Here in South Florida, Miami-Dade and Miami Beach cops quickly announced they were on board with the idea. But the Miami Police Department, perhaps the s ... More >>

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    September 29, 2014

    Miami Gastropubs Risk Steering the Trend the Wrong Way

    Miami today is replete with truffle oil fries, Brussels sprouts studded with pork bits, and fried-egg-crowned burgers. From the beach to the suburbs, from north to south, scores of restaurants all serve the same predictably heavy fare under the gastropub banner. The concept was borne of England's p ... More >>

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    September 29, 2014

    Brown Sub's D-Mac on Working With Jermaine Dupri: "Relentless Work Ethic"

    D-Mac aims to be the first rapper out of Miami's notorious Brown-Sub section of Liberty City to make a global impact in music. And the new video for his track "Mind State" off his Destiny mixtape makes it perfectly clear that he will settle for nothing less. He is the grandson William McKenzie, on ... More >>

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    September 29, 2014

    Miami Commission Unanimously Passes Six-Month Puppy Sales Ban

    The dog sales day could soon be over in Miami. The city commission unanimously voted this morning to pass a six-month moratorium on any new stores selling dogs and cats in the city. The temporary ban will serve as a test run for a possible permanent ordinance. No existing pet stores will be affecte ... More >>

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    September 26, 2014

    Miami's Ten Best Things to Do Under $10 This Weekend

    Ain't no party like a weekend party. Especially when it involves lots of booze and kickass beats for nothing more than a lowly Hamilton. Just check out the ten best things to do under $10 this weekend, from Tony Touch and his Funkbox party at Bizerq to cassette releases from some of the 305's most ... More >>

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    September 26, 2014

    Critical Mass Returns to Miami Beach Tonight as Mayor Levine Warns Police Are on Alert

    If your Friday night plan was to skip traffic and sneak across the Venetian Causeway to Miami Beach, you might reconsider. The narrow, two-lane toll road will host this month's tour de Critical Mass. It's the first time in five months that Critical Mass will cross the causeways and maneuver its way ... More >>

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    September 26, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Parties, Brunch, and Miami Spice Last Call

    This week was pretty exciting in the Miami food scene, rainy days notwithstanding. This weekend is no slouch, either, with a host of free events, openings, and, of course, the last weekend in which to indulge in a three-course Miami Spice meal. Weekend starts now! See also: Miami Spice 2014: Ten B ... More >>

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    September 26, 2014

    Here's Video of the Crazy Downtown Lexus Carjacking That Injured Seven Bystanders

    On Wednesday, seven people were seriously injured in what has to be one of the craziest carjackings in Miami history. As valets at downtown's J.W. Marriott Marquis unloaded bags from a brand new Lexus, a man jumped in and plowed through cars and bystanders to escape. This morning, police have rele ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2014

    Viceroy: "There's Pop Music With Substance"

    "Summer all the time" is everyday life in Miami, so it stands to reason that Viceroy should be every Miamian's favorite dance music producer. The San Francisco-based artist loves Hawaiian shirts and keeps that sun-and-fun loving sentiment at the heart of his work. He's all about that groove, not so ... More >>

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    September 25, 2014

    Wynwood Is Getting a New Park and It Looks Like a Greenhouse

    Wynwood is getting a new park, and it will look kind of like a greenhouse. The plan, for a well-manicured space with grass and trees covered by a thin, translucent structure, was the winner in an international competition sponsored by Tony Cho, CEO of Wynwood real estate firm Metro 1. "We hope that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2014

    Jen Karetnick, Lee Schrager, Fabio Viviani Represent at Book Fair 2014

    The Miami Book Fair International is a big deal. Not just for book nerds and wannabe authors, but for foodies, too, since the lineup of chefs, food writers and edible events gets more impressive every year. The roster for November's fair, announced on Friday night, includes a whole host of Miami's ... More >>

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    September 25, 2014

    Kaskade Headlining Life in Color Festival 2014, the "World's Largest Paint Party"

    Life in Color is unlike any other music festival. Hello! They shoot paint out of cannons all over everyone! So it only makes sense that the "World's Largest Paint Party" should employ similarly uncommon techniques when announcing its famous DJ headliners. Pairing the fest's most peculiar quality ... More >>

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    September 24, 2014

    Miami Has the Second Most "Engaged" Workers in America

    Stereotypes be damned, a new analysis has found that the Miami metro area has the second most engaged workforce in America, and no that doesn't explain why everyone at your work place has a fiancé but you. The analysis from Quantum Workplace (a company that sells software meant to drive employee ... More >>

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    September 24, 2014

    Anna Lunoe on the Power of Rave Culture: "When You're 14 or 15, You're Forever Changed"

    After spending years honing your craft and climbing the ladder to success, would you have the strength to leave it all behind? Anna Lunoe did. The DJ, producer, and songwriter worked her ass off to take over the scene in Australia. And just when she'd hit her peak, Lunoe packed her bags, hit the re ... More >>

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    September 23, 2014

    Proper Sausages Celebrates Its Year-and-a-Half Anniversary

    It's a little hard to believe, but the Proper Sausages shop is turning 1-and-a-half today. The Miami Shores meat boutique opened March 23, 2013, after Freddy and Danielle Kaufmann's sausages, sold mostly at farmers' markets, caused a sensation in Miami. The couple began making sausages, partly out ... More >>

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    September 22, 2014

    Five Best Concerts in Miami This Week

    Music is an escape for many things ... Mondays aren't one of them. Even though you can't make the most dreaded day of the work week vanish, at least you can look forward to the pretty good shows that'll follow. Here are the five best concerts to check out this week, from Cam'ron at Grand Central f ... More >>

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    September 22, 2014

    60 Minutes Asks, "Is There Any Scheme Miami Is Not Number One At?"

    Veteran 60 Minutes reporter Steve Kroft visited Miami for a special report that aired this weekend, looking into the booming trend of identity thieves stealing personal data to scam the government out of tax returns. Instead, after hearing about Miami's oversize role in the fraud, he ended up tackli ... More >>

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    September 19, 2014

    Miami Brewers Alliance Unites Craft Beer Scene

    Take a break from bottled imports and domestic beer drudgery. Craft beer has joined the party. The Miami Brewers Alliance aims to bring the word to the street by educating vendors, consumers, and local government officials about the emerging craft brewing industry. Ross Appel, executive director a ... More >>

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    September 19, 2014

    Miami's Ten Best Things to Do Under $10 This Weekend

    It's no secret Miami loves to party. Sometimes, though, you wanna go wild and grind the night away without breaking bank. Sure, it may be a challenge with all the flashy lights and gaudiness of the Magic City, but that's why you have us. Just check out this weekend's ten best parties under $10. S ... More >>

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    September 19, 2014

    Design District Garage Will Include Five Different Facades and "Tube Slide"

    We imagine an entry from a history book 1,000 years in the future will read like this: "Though automobiles were present across the globe, few countries worshipped their cars quite like the United States. In the suburbs, Americans tended to build rooms for their cars in their homes as if they were a ... More >>

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    September 19, 2014

    Miami's Median Income Is Second Lowest in America; Poverty Is Second Highest

    As Miami's real estate market has boomed to glittering new heights of luxury since 2010, the area's median household income remains the second lowest of any major metro area while poverty has continued to increase. It's embarrassing, if not depressing. See also: Miamians Can't Afford to Buy Condos ... More >>

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    September 18, 2014

    Tonya Gonzalez Case: Medical Examiners Confirm Body Was Missing Woman

    One day after police found a badly decayed body in the trunk of a missing Miami woman's car, her family says that the medical examiner has confirmed their worst fears: Dental records from the corpse matched 28-year-old Tonya Gonzalez. The news comes a day after a wild chase in the Florida Keys that ... More >>

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    September 18, 2014

    Cassette Store Day 2014 Comes to Miami

    No one in the Magic City understands the magic of music on cassette like Patrick Garcia and Michelle Grand of Cheap Miami, the first audiotape-only record label in the 305 since the CD and MP3 takeover. "I think I just wanted a really cool, affordable way to start releasing music," Garcia says. "Vi ... More >>

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    September 18, 2014

    Miami's Toxic Parks: City Closes Fields at Colonial Drive Park For High Arsenic Levels

    Yet another park in Miami has been fenced off today after officials found high levels of arsenic in the soil. This time, it's the athletic fields at Colonial Drive Park that have been closed. "The closure has been implemented out of an abundance of caution and as a proactive measure," the county an ... More >>

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    September 18, 2014

    YesJulz on Miami Clubbin' and Instagram Fame: "Important It Be Used for the Greater Good"

    YesJulz is a Miami party girl with a heart of gold. Whether she's at Story slinging bottles, throwing FDR Mondays at the Delano, or turning Best Day Ever into a roving international pool party, her number-one priority remains helping disadvantaged youth and rallying peers to take on charity work wi ... More >>

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    September 18, 2014

    Miami Renews Push for Streetcar System in Urban Core

    Miami may be looking to the past for its public transportation future. In the '20s and '30s, streetcars zoomed through the city of Miami, and now city commissioners have renewed a push to bring them back. According to Miami Today, the plan had gained steam back in 2006 but lost priority after the ... More >>

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    September 17, 2014

    Miami Man Commits Suicide After Body Found In Missing Girlfriend's Car

    A missing persons case took a turn for the gruesome yesterday when police found a badly decayed body in the disappeared woman's car. That's when the case got truly bizarre. Hours later, Miami Police got wind that the woman's boyfriend had fled to the Florida Keys on a boat with his mom and a Siberia ... More >>

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    September 17, 2014

    Six Best Club Parties in Miami This Week

    When you live in the Magic City, you don't have to wait for the weekend to go buck wild and party like a frat kid. Don't believe us? Just check out the six best club bashes to crash this week, from Fabolous at Story to David Guetta at LIV to Nick Monaco at the Garret. Now go and get your party on. ... More >>

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    September 17, 2014

    MasterChef Casting in Miami: Insider Tips From the Casting Director

    MasterChef, the Fox cooking competition that has "real people" competing just wrapped up season five, with judges Gordon Ramsay, Joe Bastianich, and Graham Elliot choosing Courtney Lapressi, an aerial dancer from Philadelphia, as the victor. Now, it's on to season six. MasterChef is seeking contest ... More >>

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    September 17, 2014

    J. Wakefield Tap Room to Open Next Month: "It's About Growing the Community"

    J. Wakefield Brewing Company is finally set to open in the coming weeks. According to founder Jonathan Wakefield, the brewery will start production at the end of September in anticipation of an October opening of the tap room. "We are in our last leg of the completion process," Wakefield says. "W ... More >>

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    September 17, 2014

    Miami Wants to Kick Overtown's Legendary Youth Football Team Off Its Home Field

    After football practice at Overtown's Williams Park each day, 13-year-old wide receiver Gerald Johnson walks off the grassy field with sweat sluicing down his forehead. "Bye, Fat Albert," his buddies call. That's Gerald's nickname, even though he's skinny as a twig. He tucks soggy shoulder pads into ... More >>

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    September 17, 2014

    Modern Love A/V Show: "Taking Techno Out of the Club and Into the Art Space"

    Miami's electronic music scene has grown by leaps and bounds in the past decade. But some of its local movers and shakers feel our city has yet to embrace the music's artistic potential outside the context of nightlife. "It's important for the music to be separated from the club," SAFE's Diego Mart ... More >>

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    September 16, 2014

    Ice Billion Berg Slams 99 Jamz' Pay-for-Plays: "They Don't Support Local Music at All"

    With no label and no overground radio backing him, Miami's Ice Billion Berg has rallied the support of close to 100,000 dedicated fans, mostly in the Gunshine State alone. Thanks to high-caliber wordplay, slamming Magic City beats, a new studio, and a dedication to the grind, his latest mixtape, Da ... More >>

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    September 16, 2014

    Shake 108 FM: New Non-Profit, Local Radio Station Launches in Miami

    If you're scanning the FM dial and miraculously land on a song that doesn't suck, chances are you've found Miami's newest low-power radio station, 107.9, AKA Shake 108. For that, you can thank Miami native Peter Stebbins. The 44-year-old first thought to start his own station years ago, after retur ... More >>

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    September 12, 2014

    Miami's Ten Best Things to Do Under $10 This Weekend

    Well, whaddya know? We made it through another week! And since we survived the Ebola scare that wasn't Ebola, dodged those furry poisonous caterpillars that fall from trees, and steered clear of the gang of giant African land snails, we're celebrating with lots of partying on the cheap. Just check ... More >>

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    September 12, 2014

    Five Best September Miami Spice Menus

    Have you been late to indulge in Miami Spice meals? Have no fear, some of the September menus were worth waiting for. While it isn't necessary to change up your spice menu from August to September, some restaurants choose to do so, and we are grateful. (There are even those who do it weekly -- wink ... More >>

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    September 11, 2014

    Miami's Minimax Events: "We're Trying to do Some Things to Set Us Apart"

    As director of Minimax Events, Matthew Ohashi has helped book more than 200 international acts to play major Miami clubs, from Mansion to the Delano, Electric Pickle to Treehouse, and others. It's a thrill to bring high-quality dance music entertainment to discerning Miami crowds. But if he's bein ... More >>

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    September 11, 2014

    Tamarina to Replace Lippi in Brickell

    The husband-and-wife team of Yona and Tunu Puri are opening Tamarina, a new restaurant-bar concept at 600 Brickell Ave., in the former Lippi space. See also: Ten Best Brickell Restaurants

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    September 11, 2014

    Win Free Tickets for Banks' Goddess Tour at Grand Central Miami

    "Just living, taking in your experiences. That's how you grow, especially as an artist." Almost exactly a year ago, before her Miami debut, Banks told Crossfade all about her journey from "writing in my room" to touring with the Weeknd. And now the 26-year-old brooding pop songstress is returning ... More >>

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    September 11, 2014

    Second Saturday Art Walk: Five Best Parties

    Ah, Second Saturday Art Walk. That time of the month when Miami's most refined residents gather in the streets of Wynwood to marvel at beauty and culture. Or maybe it's just a day for the 305's hipsters to get drunk for free while checking out some cool galleries. Either way, you're sure to have a ... More >>

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    September 11, 2014

    Eight Things Miamians Really Don't Care About

    People like to think of Miami as a passionate city, but there are some things even we can't muster up energy enough to care for. See also: Six Problems Miami-Dade Leaders Can No Longer Afford to Ignore

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    September 11, 2014

    City of Miami Might Ban Stores From Selling Puppies

    The city of Miami is looking into the idea of banning the sale of puppies. It's not that the city commission doesn't like puppies and wants to make the city some sort of dystopian puppy-free police state. They like puppies a lot. In fact, that's why they're toying with the idea of banning stores fro ... More >>

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    September 10, 2014

    Miami Is New Epicenter of "Camming," Interactive Online Porn

    Inside a windowless warehouse across from the Haitian Cultural Arts Alliance, workers rip up carpet and pressure-clean AstroTurf. Construction of several film sets is underway. One is meant to look like a college library; another, a receptionist's office. A third is modeled after a stereotypical 20- ... More >>

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    September 10, 2014

    The Vagabond Hotel's Pool Bar Is Open for Business

    The much-anticipated pool bar at Vagabond Hotel is officially open for business. The place received its liquor license just this week and is ready to welcome the neighborhood and hotel guests in the newly renovated, retro-luxe space. While the pool is open to hotel guests only, the hotel's bar will ... More >>

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    September 10, 2014

    David Beckham Admits to Being "Cheeky," Appears Ready to Compromise on Stadium Site

    David Beckham has admitted, in the most British way possible, that his dreams for a waterfront soccer stadium in downtown Miami might be impossible. Yes, he's admitted to being "cheeky." He now appears ready to compromise for a not-quite-dream site. See also: David Beckham Considering Old Miami Her ... More >>

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