One of the major hurdles in David Beckham's quest to bring a Major League Soccer team to South Florida is deciding on a place for the team to play. While reports suggest the team would start play at either FIU Stadium, Marlins Park or Sun Life Stadium, the long-term plan is to build a new soccer-spe ... More >>
The storied Versace mansion goes to auction today, and none other than Donald Trump plans on making a bid. Trump has met the requirements and laid down a $3 million deposit, qualifying him to purchase the ten-bedroom, 11-bathroom Mediterranean-style estate at 1116 Ocean Dr. Trump confirmed his inte ... More >>
Turns out one of the biggest threats to cruise ship passengers at the Port of Miami were security guards hired to protect them. Jean Russell Thomas, 30, and Sherece Nelson, 25, were arrested after police uncovered their practice of stealing iPads and other electronics from passengers and then sell ... More >>
South Florida is no stranger to casino cruises and party boats. They leave from Port Everglades and Bayside Marketplace, taking people to the open waters to party. In the case of casino cruises, boats actually head out three miles out to international waters, where U.S. law no longer applies. But t ... More >>
Perhaps the definitive moment of Rick Scott's governorship was his decision to axe a federally funded high speed rail line in Florida, but that doesn't mean he's totally opposed to asking for federal handouts. In advance of Obama's visit to the Port of Miami today, Scott blasted the administration a ... More >>
Facing a growing backlash after telling passengers who were set to sail on a themed cruise featuring cast members from RuPaul's Drag Race that they themselves could not wear drag, Carnival Cruise Lines has now relented and dropped the drag ban.
Today, Mitt Romney is foregoing a Miami political campaign tradition by skipping over Versailles restaurant in Little Havana. Instead, Mittens will be hobnobbing with a convicted cocaine smuggler. The Republican presidential candidate is holding an afternoon rally at Palacios de los Jugos at 7085 Co ... More >>
Chef Geoffrey Zakarian's Tudor House was named Best Hotel Restaurant in New Times' 2012 Best of Miami. Read our interview with Geoffrey Zakarian.When Geoffrey Zakarian announced the closing of Tudor House, he left us with a hint that new projects were on the horizon...and out to sea.Miami-based Norw ... More >>
A decade ago, Hector Pesquera was rumored to be a top candidate for Miami Police chief. Instead, the former FBI man -- perhaps dogged by questionable ties to convicted felons -- embarked on ever more obscure positions: first as head of the Broward Sheriff's Office, lately as head of security for ... More >>
South Florida activist group 1Miami is hosting a gathering this weekend in Hialeah and Little Haiti to bring Carnival Cruise Lines to the public's attention. They say Carnival is figuratively "sinking Miami." While most associate the cruise line with family memories, bad sunburns, and tanning oil ... More >>
The Step Up movies all have essentially the same plot: Boy meets girl. They dance. They fall in love. They live, and dance, happily ever after. But there's something a little different about Step Up 4: It all takes place in Miami.From the looks of the trailer, released this week, the film was act ... More >>
Micky Arison's Carnival Cruise Lines has another Mickey with a cruise empire about to encroach on its turf. Mickey Mouse that is. Disney Cruise Line has announced that beginning later this year, it will be sail ships out of the Port of Miami for the first time.
The Millennium's Grand BuffetFoodies, rejoice! Miami-based Celebrity Cruises is rolling out a series of culinary-inspired boat rides set to begin in March.Celebrity Cruises' lifestyle cookbook, Excite the Senses, was the inspiration for the new food-and-wine-themed luxury cruise series aptly name ... More >>
Like it or not, the Port of Miami is in for some major changesIf you thought the Port of Miami's deep dredging project was controversial, get a load of this.Riptide has obtained a copy of the port's 2035 Master Plan. It calls for adding three new cruise ship berths, a mega-yacht marina near downt ... More >>
This week, Miami New Times published a guide to the eight of the worst public works projects in Miami-Dade, where bureaucrats and elected officials take pride in wasting millions in taxpayer dollars on crap residents have little-to-no use for. As we reveal each one of these boondoggles on Riptide ... More >>
Fisher Island Community Association's president worries that the Port of Miami dredge will damage propertiesThis weekend, Port of Miami director Bill Johnson wrote to The Miami Herald to rebut "naysayers" who just don't understand what an "enviable position" the city will be in once we've blasted ... More >>
Officials stress there have been no specific threats made against the Port of Miami in relation to the tenth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, but local, state, and federal agencies will step up security at the port this weekend.
Rivers Cuomo wants to cruise with you.Who would've pegged Weezer's Rivers Cuomo for a cruise enthusiast? But in a YouTube commercial posted today, the emo icon appears ocean-ready (no Buddy Holly glasses) and dressed in a totally Carnival-appropriate outfit (crappy baseball cap and striped, navy ... More >>
FPL "hid" a document to avoid liability in a serious accident, according to a Miami-Dade judgeFor a company that's in the business of providing light, FPL apparently likes to keep some things in the dark.Last month a jury found Florida Power & Light partly responsible for an accident at the P ... More >>
Cruise ship tourists: they may be kind of annoying, but they're pretty damn good for our local economy. For the third year in a row the Port of Miami has set a world record for the number of cruise passengers traveling through a port. Despite the economy, that means the Port continues to exp ... More >>
In today's surprisingly light roundup of horrible things and various crimes that happened over the weekend in our fair metropolis: The Epic cruise ship is forced back to the Port of Miami after a man dies after eating food, a greyhound bus is attacked by a gunman, and the city's bond status ... More >>
Miami-Dade CountyTrucks waiting at the Port of MiamiTrucker Jose Martinez heads to the Port of Miami every day on his 40-foot white Freightliner. By the time he gets downtown, traffic is a breeze. "It's like going from the bed to the kitchen," he says.Twenty years ago that wouldn't have been poss ... More >>
Back in May Crossfade told you about Laurie Miller, original member of the superstar girl group Expose, who brought the world hits like "Point Of No Return."We also found her website which details her current life as a performer and talks about her experience in the cruise ship industry. If you ha ... More >>
Feds say Cutler Bay man funded Irish terrorists through Port of Miami scheme.
Unconstrained by crunk, unconfined by law, Rick Ross defines only himself
Will 2006 prove friendlier for the casino cruise business?
Haiti and Cuba
What's $28 million a year and added jobs for the poorest American city mean next to big cubanismo, bro?
With no public input whatsoever, Miami officials have put together a deal to trade waterfront park land for massive cruise ship terminals and a lovely parking garage
Letters from the issue of February 10, 2000
The Real Micky Arison
What happens when a female passenger is assaulted on a cruise ship? Not much.
For the workers life is no carnival, believe it or not
If the profiteers have their way, cruise ship workers can say bon voyage to the humble Leiv Eiriksson Seamen's Center
There's a million cubic yards of toxic sludge on the bottom of the Miami River and you may as well get used to it
Micky Arison and other cruise industry bigwigs are pushing Congress to ship potential lawsuits overseas
Patrick Kane has a fish-friendly formula for people who hanker to swat golf balls into the deep blue sea
Corri Barrs says there's something you should know about the garbage that's washing up on the shores of Matheson Hammock