Oh, the problems of Miami's mega-rich developers. When they weren't busy gentrifying neighborhoods and erecting luxury destinations, developers Craig Robins (currently transforming the Design District) and Ugo Colombo (known for building several Brickell luxury skyscrapers and owning the Collection ... More >>
With an endless supply of Subways, Quizno's and Jimmy John's opening all over the country, it's hard to imagine striking out on your own and offering sandwiches to the masses without corporate dollars or Michael Phelps hawking your six-inch. If, however, you would shut up and do what your momma tol ... More >>
Next time someone tells you, "Eh, this recession hasn't sucked that much in Miami," whip out this interactive economic graphic report that the Brookings Institute just published. The think tank's conclusions are stunning: Of 200 global cities they analyzed, Miami's economy was harder hit by the r ... More >>
Is Miami "cool" enough to attract and retain young folks? According to a new analysis by a senior fellow at the Brookings Institute, probably not. New data shows that the Miami area lost more residents aged 25 to 34 than most major American metro areas between 2008 and 2010.
Yesterday, Wells Fargo laid off 258 employees at a call center in Doral. But fear not, former Wells Fargo workers! Today, Wells Fargo released a report saying South Florida will help lead the state in job growth over the next year. Just apparently not the call-center jobs at Wells Fargo.
Photo by Tim ElfrinkTo celebrate Tax Day, the folks at Right to the City and MoveOn.org decided it was high time to combine the best traditions of 1985-era Chicago Bears dancing and progressive lefty political agitation. The result? Behold the "Tax the Rich Shuffle." William "The Fridge" Perry wa ... More >>
Cocowalk Cocowalk is at 94% occupancy.Ask someone to play a word association game with various neighborhoods in Miami and you'll likely get "beautiful" for South Beach, "arty" for the Design District and "weird" for Coconut Grove. The Grove has always had a reputation for being a hippy enc ... More >>
Sander KleinenbergWhy choose between Winter Music Conference and Ultra Music Festival, when you can have both? DJ Mag has decided to do exactly that this year as it once again takes over the Shelborne, and its nightclub Shine, for two weeks worth of parties.Highlights include the return of DJ Mag ... More >>
By and larger Wall Street's movers and shakers have always been insufferable, out-of-touch husks of human beings driven solely by greed. Of course, during the great recession of 2008 in which they were cast, deservedly so, as the villains they were forced to reign in some of their more exuberant ... More >>
Between 2008 and 2009 Florida's population shrunk for the first time since World War II. The net loss of 58,000 residents was attributed to the recession and real estate woes. Now, the University of Florida says Florida's population is back on the rise, and says that may be a good sign for t ... More >>
It seems so simple that Republicans have taken it as fact: tax cuts will lead to greater economic strength. Lower taxes mean people have more money to spend, businesses have more payroll to add jobs, and hence our economy should get a jolt, right? It's no surprise that Marco Rubio has now come ou ... More >>
Farewell old friend.Gen Art, the organization that specialized in supporting and exposing emerging talents in the fields of fashion, film, music and visual art will officially close after sixteen years in business. Gen Art had offices in Miami, as well as New York, LA, Chicago and San Francisco." ... More >>
Photo by Seth Browarnik/Red Eye ProductionsMyles ChefetzA veteran Miami restaurateur, Myles Chefetz owns some of the hottest eateries in town -- all of which are within a block of one another. First came the eclectic Nemo, which was followed by the amped-up diner Big Pink. Chefetz really hit his ... More >>
There was plenty of imported NY snatch traipsing around Miami for Basel but perhaps the most famous receptacle of naughty body parts designed to give you pleasure was the aptly named, The Box. Straight from the Lower East Side and towing a reputation for providing some of the most naughty, ... More >>
No, this isn't a temperature chart. The 20 weakest metros are dotted in red. Florida dominates the list of 20 metropolitan areas still struggling to make an economic turnaround. Eight Florida areas make up the bottom rung of worst-performing cities in Brooking's latest MetroMonitor Report.&n ... More >>
via GenArt.orgAccording to a Gawker tipster, the winner of this year's Gen Art Film Festival hasn't been paid yet.If anyone has obviously been hurt by the recession its been Gen Art. When things got tough, sponsors became more scarce, and as non-profit Gen Art depends on them. This is perhaps why ... More >>
Crispin Porter Bogusky has long been an anchor of Miami business. Cool, Coconut Grove and booming. But now it's on the decline, and this smells bad for the South Florida economy. Indeed, as the recession cools off spending among high end consumers, the falling fortunes of this leader in boutiqu ... More >>
via Josie B's flickrIt's hard to illustrate these type stories, but this seems appropriately depressing. It's more of a mood pic. Well, your bank account may already know this, but a new Wachovia report says that Florida was hit the hardest by the recession. Here's your depressing factoids ... More >>
The Acme Employment Office on Miami Beach. Today's photo comes to us via the Library of Congress and the year 1939, two years before the Great Depression ended. If you thought getting a job now was tough...
Elyse Wanshel Where the party happens. Typical Groveites (or Grovinians? Grovitines?) wears shorts and flip flops. They always seem to be walking a dog, clutching a plastic cup, and most likely drive a Mini Cooper. Their typical night's itinerary usually includes pigging out on fish tacos at ... More >>
Miami's Mayoral frontrunners struggle to raise money in recession.
It's been about two years since our economy tanked, a year since anybody noticed it, and reporters and pundits have now officially began looking at the other side of Lake Recession. Alarm has been replaced by resignation and a bit of wizened optimism. You've probably read or heard a piece by now on ... More >>
What was she to do, where was she to go? She was out on her fanny. Recession stories are getting pretty standard, and boring. One formula goes like this: find some nice industry and find out how the recession is hitting it. CNN just filed one, about nannies, focusing mainly on Miami. Amanda Mezyk is ... More >>
For the Latin music lovers out there, WMC hasn't forgotten about you. Our sources at the Shelborne say salsa princess La India is slated to make a cameo some time this afternoon, er, which is basically now. The hotel is hosting DJ Magazine's Recession Sessions so this ought to be interesting. We're ... More >>
I imagine being stuck on a boat with a bunch of cruise ship people is bad enough, but recently returning to Miami I was stuck on a plane full of cruise ship people. Pure airline hell: horrendously behaved toddlers, people eating strange smelling food, and quite a few folks who maybe should have aske ... More >>
Irene Marie Models, one of the first modeling agencies to call South Beach home has shut its doors and may file for bankruptcy. While we'd like to blame that dismal reality show 8th & Ocean for ruining its credibility, The Herald has the official reason. Spoiler alert: it's the recession. We're ... More >>
via TLCHere's the basic rundown on financially ruined Miami mega-realtor Carlos Justos, from an ABC News Profile.This is Justo before the recession: $7 million waterfront home. Star of the Bravo series Million Dollar Agents. Clientele including big shots such as the Estefans. $20 million net worth. ... More >>
via NY Dept of StateIn case you haven't noticed, we're in the middle of some serious stuff right now, politically speaking. Oh, you know, greatest economic downturn since the Great Depression, underfunded schools, a failing health-care system -- that kind of stuff. Which is why we're just so glad th ... More >>
Renée Zellweger is the anti-Norma Rae in New in Town.
And the sales are at Hip E. and Downtown Divas.
Remember when America was so prosperous that we were debating ways of keeping our neighbors from breaking into our country to steal our crumbs? So much so that we were building a big fence- sort of like the Berlin Wall because that worked out so well for Germany?That was August- the good old days, w ... More >>
Find your treasure at the Miami Vintage Clothing Show.
Shop till you drop at Jungle Island, of all places.
Monk and Rabbit in the Moon and attention-deficit-disorder music