It's the constant dilemma of Miami Beach. On one hand its tourism economy relies on it being on the world's undeniable party hot spots. On the other it's also supposed to be a relaxing subtropical paradise where one should not be bothered by the tikitiki music coming from the Gatsby-wannabe party be ... More >>
Dear punk-ass Miami Beach Parking Authority: Last week, you towed my 2013 Jetta sitting outside my house at 14th Street and Meridian Avenue and then scuttled into the night, leaving neither trace of my vehicle nor your chicanery. So when I set out on foot in search of my car the next morning, I nat ... More >>
Are you a member of the media? Do you care about Justin Bieber? Of course you do. Silly question. That's where I, Miami Beach Commissioner Michael Grieco, come in. Not only am I a former state prosecutor and defense attorney -- but I'm also available for comment. Right now. Call me. I know I told ... More >>
Miami Beach's starchitect-designed convention center is dead. And we have killed it. Well, technically, it was new mayor Philip Levine and the equally new city commission that killed it. But it was a death foretold last November, when Miami Beach voters overwhelmingly backed opponents of the $1 bil ... More >>
Last Tuesday, Miami Beach voters overwhelming voted in favor a symbolic vote for medical marijuana and a real vote to approve a queer- and trans-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance. It's not exactly conservative-land. So it seems strange that a mysterious e-mail went out recently attacking commis ... More >>
Philip Levine managed to narrowly avoid a runoff in Tuesday's dramatic Miami Beach mayoral election, and because that margin was so low (just 0.47 percent), state laws mandated an automatic recount. The results of that recount are now in, and Levine is now officially mayor-elect. No runoff against ... More >>
Good morning Miami Beach. Are you feeling sore and tired from swilling too many flutes of celebratory champagne last night? Are you surprised to find yourself wearing a campaign T-shirt altered to say "Philip Levine Latrine"? Is your living room floor littered with more flyers than a Free Tibet rall ... More >>
His milkshakes might bring all the boys to the yard, but they don't draw cops to court. Local chef AJ Constantin is in the clear after Miami Police officers failed to attend a 9:45 court hearing this morning. Judge Andrea Wolfson promptly dismissed the charges against Constantin. He was arrested ea ... More >>
A man leaving the Swinging Richards strip club in North Miami Beach claims he was beaten savagely by Miami-Dade Police officers and still doesn't know why. The attack was captured on cell phone video, and the friend who took the footage was also arrested.
Chalk it under a simple misunderstanding with a side of armed robbery and aggravated assault; Maybach Music Group's Gunplay will not be spending the rest of his days locked up behind bars for robbing his former accountant at gunpoint, TMZ reports, despite video surveillance that captured the entire ... More >>
The Miami Heat's Mario Chalmers is throwing a party to celebrate the kick-off of another white hot season of beating the crap out of every other team (we hope). The party, hosted by Chalmers and attorney Michael Grieco is being held at the Hilton Downtown Miami Hotel on Sunday, November 18, from 7 p ... More >>
Is Gunplay guilty of pulling a gun, just to jack a cell phone and chain from a Tax Place employee? Is this how Don Logan goes down? Is this the end of the Human L.A. Riot? On Wednesday afternoon, Mr. Play (born Richard Morales Jr.) surrendered to Miami police on an armed robbery charge. And during ... More >>
Even though there's been an open, outstanding arrest warrant on his ass for the last six months, Maybach Music Group member Gunplay ain't sweating the small shit. You know, like an armed robbery charge. In fact, seven hours ago, the swastika-tatted rapper, aspiring escort service entrepreneur, and ... More >>
Ever notice how some of Miami's most connected, bold-faced names always manage to get their DUIs reduced to reckless driving charges? It was a recurring theme in our rundown of celeb mugshots.Well, controversial South Beach nightlife icon Chris Paciello is the latest to join the club. He's escaped D ... More >>
South Beach nightlife king, developer and philanthropist Michael Capponi was arrested on charges of driving under the influence last October after driving himself home from a fancy shindig at W South Beach hot spot Wall. Capponi maintained that he blew under the legal limit both times he was aske ... More >>
"I offered the guy probation and his attorneys flipped my life upside down"