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Miami

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2014

    Miami Forager Juan Rochaix Wants to Give You Better Meat

    Finding locally grown, organic produce in Miami is easier these days, particularly during Florida's whacky winter harvest season. Finding protein on par with it, however, is a whole different game that requires more time and research to ensure you get what you pay for. Forager Juan Rochaix, owner ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2014

    Miami Is a Hub for Stolen Art and Artifacts

    Two summers ago, Miami was the stage for one of the strangest FBI sting operations on record. On July 17, 2012, undercover agents set up a clandestine deal in a pricey South Beach hotel room. With hidden cameras recording his every move, an unwitting suspect carefully removed the much-coveted object ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2014

    Brickell's Bistro BE Brings Cold-Weather Comfort to a Hot Neighborhood

    The rust-hued gravy enveloping tender, slightly gamey braised rabbit is a textbook winter dish. The salty bacon matchsticks and tangy, sweet prunes are intensely satisfying, especially paired with a Belgian tripel ale so deeply colored that sunlight doesn't pass through. But on a Miami summer night, ... More >>

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    September 9, 2014

    Parking Authority Announces New Plan for Wynwood

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2014

    III Points Festival 2014's Music Set Times

    III Points, three days. The second annual edition of Wynwood's music, art, and tech fest has finally begun the big reveal of its 2014 music sked. Day by day. Hour by hour. And now that early-bird tix and layaway passes are all sold out ... The III Points crew also just started offering $55 single- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2014

    Sweet Liberty Drink and Supply Company to Open in South Beach

    The Miami cocktail scene is getting an exciting new addition to the already growing list of bars and lounges serving up creative cocktails. The big news? The dream team behind the operation. Regent Cocktail Club's John Lermayer, the team behind Blackbird Ordinary, and David Martinez of Michy's ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2014

    Possible Ebola Case Being Treated in Miami Hospital UPDATED

    A potential case of ebola is being treated at a Miami-area hospital. NBC Miami has confirmed that news with the Center for Disease Control, but little else is known at this time. The patient's name and background and the specific hospital where they are being treated have not yet been released.

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2014

    305 Photo of the Day: Circle, Circle, Dot, Dot

    Today's photo comes from The Real Miami Vices' Flickr. If you'd like to see your photo here join our Flickr group. Follow Miami New Times on Facebook and Twitter @MiamiNewTimes.

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Beer, Baseball, and a Toast to Summer

    Summer may be unofficially over, but there's still plenty of life left in the 'ole girl. This weekend is all about getting in those last summer-related activities. So, whether you enjoy a tail-wagging yappy hour that benefits puppies, sample craft beers and take in a ball game, or savor a Miami Spi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2014

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

    In Miami, there's no such thing as partying too hard, especially if we're talkin' the weekend. But just because you can't get enough of those fun nights and drunken memories doesn't mean you have to go broke doing so. Just check out the ten best things to do under $10 this weekend, from partying ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2014

    Miami's Five Best Dance Promoters

    You may take for granted that Miami is a great dance music mecca, but there's a lot of work that goes into it. Big-name DJs don't just decide to come to town. They've got to be invited, and then provided for and paid and all that backstage business shit. Same with the underground acts, and in that c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2014

    Is Scott Conant Opening a Second Miami Restaurant?

    Celebrity Chef Scott Conant has a lot on his plate. The chef, who is frequently seen on many Food Network shows including Chopped, is a successful cookbook author and restaurateur. His Scarpetta first opened in New York City in spring 2008. A Miami Beach location, at the Fontainebleau, opened late ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2014

    Miami-Dade's Blackest Cities Have Its Whitest Police Forces

    The unrest in Ferguson, Missouri has highlighted the tension that can build when a town with a majority black population is patrolled by a police force that is largely white. The situation in Miami is slightly more complicated. Several police forces here have higher percentages of black officers t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2014

    Miami Fast-Food Workers to Join 150-City Protest Tomorrow

    The nationwide fight for fast-food workers to raise their standard of living is getting louder and more organized. On Thursday, September 4, employees of major companies like McDonald's and Burger King will protest in 150 major cities, including Miami.

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    September 3, 2014

    Miami Beach Strip Club the Office Shut Down Amid Criminal Investigation

    The Miami Beach location of one of Miami's most infamous strip clubs has been forced to shut its doors. Miami Beach City Manager Jimmy L. Morales revoked the Office's business license yesterday after a person was injured during a shooting on Saturday. Employees at the club had also recently been arr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2014

    August 2014 Miami Restaurant Openings and Closings

    August may be traditionally a slow month for Miami's restaurant industry, but you could hardly tell from the extensive list of openings. Notable openings include Mignonette, the intimate oyster bar by chef Danny Serfer (Blue Collar) and blogger Ryan Roman; and Cantina la Veinte, the first foray int ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2014

    Estrella Damm Tapas Journey: Three Tapas and a Beer For $20 Through September

    When was the last time you had three plates and a beer for $20? If this sounds familiar, you probably participated in last year's Estrella Damm Tapas Journey, which took lovers of the Barcelona beer through Wynwood for a taste of Spanish culture. Estrella Damm has brought back the tour, extending ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2014

    Rap's Five Best Lyrics About Miami

    It's no secret that rappers love to talk about Miami. 

 Even though we don't boast as many famous MCs as New York City or Los Angeles, the 305 is definitely on the list of hip-hop hot spots to throw into your raps. 
 Oftentimes, MIA shout-outs feel gimmicky. Too easy. Mentioning Miami for t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2014

    Miami Has Lowest Quality of Life in America, According to Analysis

    Oh sure, the weather's fine, the people look sexy, and we've got miles of beaches, but that alone doesn't mean life is all well and good in the 305. According to a new analysis by Nerd Wallet, Miami has the lowest quality of life of any big city in the entire United States. To make matters worse, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2014

    The Field: Miami Is a Must-See Look at Young Rappers

    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 assesses the upcoming Hurricanes football season. WorldStarHipHop's The Field: Miami is a must-see video. The documentary is one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2014

    Erasure's Andy Bell Talks Drag Queens and Being "a Little Old for EDM"

    Listeners of a certain vintage will already know there was indeed such a thing as dance-based electronica between the eras of disco and EDM. In fact, not only was there exciting music to be heard between those fabled eras, but much of the most thrilling sounds were made by duos. Throughout the '80 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2014

    Ten Best Salsa Acts in the World, According to Melina Almodovar

    Salsa is the sultry, hot, and heavy beat of life on the dance floor. It is the joy and the pain, the intimacy and lust, the freedom of spontaneous invention, and the emotional turmoil of love, loss, and all that's great in being human. Melina Almodovar aka La Muñeca De La Salsa is a Miami recordin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Labor Day Grilling, Bacon, and Meatballs

    Welcome to the unofficial last weekend of summer. To most of the world, this means getting the last beach weekend in before nine months of having to wear wooly sweaters and down jackets. To us, it means glorious 70-degree days are soon to come. Miami does have one thing in common with our northern ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2014

    Critical Mass Tonight: Brickell Better Get Ready for Some Bicycles

    The more things change, the more they stay the same. LeBron is gone. No longer will we have wet dreams about attending Critical Mass and spotting King James next to us in the peloton. But Miami's monthly bike celebration continues without him. Tonight's ride will take cyclists 11.5 miles along Ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2014

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

    You work hard, but play harder. So give yourself a pat on the back and celebrate the fruits of your labor with 96 straight hours of drinking, dancing, and partying ... Without going broke. Just check out the 305's ten best things to do under $10 in this Labor Day weekend. See also: Miami's Ten B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2014

    Biscayne Bay Brewing Company to Hold First Public Tasting at Key West Brewfest

    Another Miami brewery is poised to open in the coming months, yet for the past year the general public has not had a chance to taste any beer from Biscayne Bay Brewing Company. That will change, however, when the brewery is handing out samples of its beer at the Key West Brewfest this weekend. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2014

    Florida Primary Voter Turnout Lowest Its Been in 16 Years

    Just 17.5 percent of Florida's registered voters bothered to turn out for Florida's primary election on Tuesday. That's the lowest turnout in a state-wide election in the state in 16 years. The last time voter turnout was lower was when only 16.6 percent of Floridians bothered to turn out for the 19 ... More >>

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    August 28, 2014
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    August 28, 2014
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    August 28, 2014

    Mojito Madness Now Available at TK's at the Villa Mayfair

    Cuba is the birthplace of the mojito, so it should be no surprise that the cocktail can be found almost anywhere in Miami, especially at TK's at the Villa Mayfair where Mojito Madness is now available. Mojito Madness is an all-mojito cocktail menu. It includes at least 20 flavors: classic, watermel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2014

    Miami Firefighter Arrested for Sending Explicit Pics to Minor

    For the second time this year, a member of the Miami Fire Department has been arrested for sex crimes involving a minor. Forty-eight-year-old Miami Fire Rescue Lt. Ramon Marti was arrested yesterday for sending explicit pictures of himself to an undercover detective he believed to be a 15-year-old ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2014

    American Social: Fort Lauderdale Gastropub to Open Brickell Location

    American Social, the Las Olas gastropub that features dozens of craft beers and tap tables, is expanding to Brickell. American Social, or AmSo, will open just after Labor Day at 690 SW First Ct., on the ground floor of the Neo Vertika building. The Miami-area location, nearly triple the size of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2014

    IKEA Miami Opens Today: Here's What to Expect (Photos)

    Although IKEA Miami doesn't open its doors until 9 a.m. today, already there are hundreds of people in line, some camping out for more than 24 hours. What inspires such fandom for a furniture store? It could be the free sofas that the Swedish megastore is giving to the first 39 people in line th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2014

    SkyRise Miami Passes, but Is It Really Better Than the Downtown Soccer Stadium?

    Developer Jeff Berkowitz's plan to build an enormous observation tower in downtown Miami passed at the polls Tuesday, but its effect on downtown remains to be seen. The few voters who showed up to cast ballots in the city yesterday approved the $400 million, 1,000-foot tower by a two-to-one margin. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2014

    Uchi's Cyborgs Party at Electric Pickle: "Bring Your Own Laser Beams"

    Dress-up is officially cool again. So is being a sci-fi geek. In our opinion, that stuff never went out of style. But even if you're not a nerd for robots, the latest nightlife endeavor from sexy, dark DJ Uchi will get you bleepin' and bloopin' like a vintage automaton on the fritz. It's called C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2014

    Meet Heineken's Tequila Barrel-Aged Lager, Desperados

    There's a new beer in town, and it goes by the name of Desperados. Part of the Heineken portfolio, Desperados is unlike any other beer on the market. The Latin-inspired beverage has been blended with tequila barrel-aged lager and notes of lemon flavor. Desperados originally launched in central Fra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2014

    Miami's Ten Best Labor Day 2014 Parties

    Get the champagne poppin' and your booty rockin' ... Labor Day weekend is just a few short days ahead. While the holiday may mark the unofficial end of summer, for us here in Miami, where the temperature is always soaring above 90, the three-day weekend is just another excuse to drink, dance, and p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2014

    Crocodile Bites Two in Coral Gables Canal, Makes History

    Two local residents are recovering after a crocodile bit them early Sunday morning in Coral Gables. And now they're famous: "This is the first time that we've ever had a crocodile bite a human being in the United States," Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) spokesman Jorge Pino ... More >>

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    August 26, 2014

    Miami Ranked 15th Worst Drivers in America, Hialeah 12th

    It's the tenth anniversary of Allstate Insurance's "Americas Best Drivers" list, and as usual, South Florida cities find themselves near the bottom. Of the 200 cities ranked, Miami has the 186th "best" drivers, or 15th worst. Meanwhile, Hialeah came in at 189th, or 12th worst. Both cities have fal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2014

    Win Free Passes for III Points Festival

    Behold the triangle. A potent (and sometimes mystical) symbol, this simple geometrical shape is often used to represent such eternal trinities as past, present, future. (Or, say, music, art, technology.) And occultists even scratch it into the earth to summon spirits. But if you've recently spotte ... More >>

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    August 26, 2014

    IKEA Miami Opens Tomorrow: Free Stuff All Week, Including Meatballs for a Year

    IKEA Miami opens tomorrow at 9 a.m. sharp, and already people have set up camp in an attempt to be among the first 2,500 people in line for some pretty fantastic giveaways, including free sofas to the first 39 people to walk through the door, armchairs for the next 100, and $10-to-$250 gift cards fo ... More >>

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    August 26, 2014

    Miami-Dade Primary Election Results: Live-Blog

    Do you feel that excitement? The excitement only a midterm primary election can bring? OK, sure, both of the top-of-the-ticket races for each party's gubernatorial nominee may be foregone conclusions, but there were lots of interesting races going on elsewhere on the ballot in Miami-Dade. That incl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2014

    Amid Ferguson Conflict, Activists Decry Miami Cop Rehired After Killing Travis McNeil

    As Ferguson, Missouri, has descended into a nightmarish vision of a dystopian police state, few have watched the growing clashes between protesters and authorities with a perspective quite like Sheila McNeil's. As a young woman in Overtown, McNeil lived through Miami's own version of Ferguson -- the ... More >>

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    August 25, 2014

    Is Burger King Moving to Canada?

    Burger King, the Miami-based fast food behemoth, is strongly considering purchasing the Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons in a deal that would essentially merge the two food service companies. The deal is sometimes called a corporate inversion, which is "used by companies that receive a significan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2014

    Lil Debbie and Otto Von Schirach - The Nest, Miami

    Lil Debbie With Otto Von Schirach Presented by Notorious Nastie The Nest, Miami Saturday, August 23, 2014 Where can you go for real Miami hip-hop, booty bass jams, and general debauchery? The Vagabond used to have the market cornered with their weekly (((Shake))) party, but that NE 14th Street cl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2014

    Patpong Road Celebrates One Year With Free Drinks This Saturday

    Don't have plans for Saturday night? Patpong Road, the bar founded by restaurant group 50 Eggs and located above Khong River House, is celebrating its first anniversary with free well and signature Laidee drinks till midnight. Laidee drinks come in a cool plastic bag and mix the Chinese spirit Bye J ... More >>

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    August 22, 2014

    Tropical Depression Likely to Just Miss South Florida This Weekend

    Pesky ol' 96L, the awkwardly named system that still needs to organize a bit more before earning the more dignified moniker of Tropical Storm Cristobal, is soaking the Lesser Antilles this morning and turning toward the northwest. The latest prediction from forecasters as of 8 a.m.: The storm will ... More >>

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    August 22, 2014

    Two Boat Burglars Jump From Rickenbacker Causeway After Chase

    Police caught two suspects burglarizing boats at the marina near the Miami Marine Stadium in the early hours of Friday morning. Police than chased the men, but the suspects ended up jumping off of the Rickenbacker Causeway. One suspect was caught and detained, but authorities are still on the sear ... More >>

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