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12 Mark Your Calendar: August 26Editors note: The assortment of campaign advertising that begins on page 46 of this issue is a reminder that August 26 is election day for everyone in Biscayne Times territory. Depending upon where you live, youll issues, from the U.S. Congress to county judges to municipal matters, including the proposed 1000-foot-tall SkyRise observa tion tower in downtown Miami. While we refrain from telling you how to vote, we strongly urge you to exercise your right your duty, really to par ticipate in our democratic process. This type of self-determination is a privilege denied to millions of people around the world. We should never take it for granted.Island FeverLeave it to my old pal Erik Bojnansky to Market for an Ultra Luxurious Floating they were built out of plywood and tied up in North Bay Village. This new generation of unsinkable, re middle of Maule Lake is the test bed for what will surely be hundreds of thousands country by the end of the century. Lozman v. Riviera Beach Dutch Docklands to help guide this project through the permitting maze of local, state, appellate attorney, in addition to being the in Florida today. She has incredible determina important project gets permitted and built. The debate is over. The evidence keeps rolling in with each days high tide. Rising sea levels will demand innovative housing Dutch Docklands for having the vision and community that will be the envy of water front cities around the nation. Fane Lozman North Bay Village Correction: zoning category that Dutch Docklands de sired was misstated. The correct zoning is PUD-C, also known as a Type C Planned represents the potential buyer of Maule Lake broker-owner of The Villas, LLC, represents the family trust that is selling Maule Lake.Lets See... You Leave Your Island Home by Boat Then What? there will be a parking lot in Eastern Shores or along Biscayne Boulevard to accommo date the vehicles owned by island residents Darrel Dee Price Aventura Editors note: Carlos Gimenez of Balsera Communications, a Dutch Docklands ing will be offered to the residents of the private island homes. The exact number Not Exactly the Welcome Mat entertain the idea of bringing this project to Maule Lake. You dont even want to think about the kind of opposition you would encounter. We will make sure that any of your dirty business is exposed, so watch out and change your plans right from the start. Take it somewhere else, or this could be your worst nightmare ever. Maribel Alonso Eastern Shores, North Miami BeachRed-Light Cameras: Trashing Our Civil Rights days for that money. And if you check the tape, its only my car there. America. Mr. Beskin is right nobody can protect himself and his civil rights. Lili Alameda AventuraCommentary: LETTERS Continued on page 14 are First r 56 fntbbrb 17 rtbb btbtb nbbbb 100% 99% r rbbContact us for NEW guidelines on Step Up for Students Scholarships. rtbbb tn bbb


More History! know that the beams on the porch came was torn down about 1930. and had nine children. The previous owners had divided the area to make rooms for rent. Harry Brion Lakewood Ranch, FloridaIs Recovery Time the New Lunch Hour? it comes to the Miami-Dade Transit system and how it operates, theres enough blame to go around. Most of these accidents and vehicular homicides are due to the unsafe scheduling issues that Miami-Dade Transit refuses to address. operators have pleaded with management to add more headway and recoverytime to bus routes for safety reasons, and that time and time again, management has refused in the name of saving money. Bus operators are caught in a paradox but that they need to deliver on-time and the operator to speed in order to maintain the schedule. Bus operators do not receive lunch utes of recovery time, then he or she must break. So lets say the bus is running 12 minutes late. That driver only has three minutes to use the bathroom or eat lunch. When you analyze aMiami-Dade Transit bus schedule, you realize theres a problem with time and distances you cant make it on time from one point to the next without speeding. Upper management knows this. McLeod [who was driving the bus that killed Barbara Rubenstein in November Transit deputy director Derrick Gordon and ask him why Mr. McLeod was able tions for so long. Jay Jones Miami LakesBT, Where Are You? Eastern Shores in North Miami Beach. My daughter is very active in Wynwood, about these areas in Biscayne Times dont receive your publication and never friends to save me their copies. Maule Lake fascinating, too, because that is also in my neighborhood. daughter has a studio at the Mitrani build ing, knew Tony Goldman and his children, and also helped launch the Wood Tavern that has become so popular.She has writ ten several articles on the development of Wynwood for Miami New Times want them to know how exciting Miami has become in the art and cultural world. resident who currently lives in Alabama, Wynwood because she found the area to be so vibrant and alive. So please tell me, where Phyllis McLaney Eastern Shores Editors note: Biscayne Times is deliv ered to all the single-family homes in Eastern Shores, but unfortunately the neighborhoods multi-family buildings lack the access and security we require. All BT advertiser receives a few copies every month, including Yakko-san resa good bet and a great store.Commentary: LETTERS Welcome Home! rfntbtnttt rfntb n tntttr nntt rfftn nntnntftnr nt nr nfbntnttfnr nbnn f 4 HOMES TO OPEN BAY UPPER EAST SIDE TEAM305 903 2850 305 316 0660WWW.NANCYBATCHELOR.COM JUST LISTED 66WATERFRONT BAYLIGHTS LettersContinued from page 12


Commentary: MIAMIS KINGBy Jack King BT ContributorT with thousands of people headed out to the center of Biscayne Bay to watch the bay, you get an unrestricted, 360-degree grand and glorious night and then all hell broke loose. Two large outboard powerboats departing the area collided, leaving four people dead and numerous others injured. Confusion ensued, and many of the holiday boaters undertook the search-and-rescue. There was no police stayed that way for hours. The entire scene was a mess. good crisis go to waste, and Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez apparently took tional, he said, they might have been able to save lives that night. The mayor and the union have been going at it for months over budget issues, and this was a chance for him to take another shot. tigative reporter, who shows up for an interview with Gimenez armed with a list of preconceived notions, some of which were actually based on a few facts. After several minutes of screaming at each other, they both ran in opposite directions, leaving viewers to wonder how these two characters could embarrass the hell out of Miami-Dade County on live local TV. Now that weve gotten through the situation with the media and the mayor making completes asses of themselves, lets get to the fact that four people died, and what happened to the police presence. police presence on the water that night. There might have been a presence on very cognizant of water issues and have a very competent on-water police staff. Not so much on the Miami side. Even little North Bay Village has a waterborne police presence. partments seldom ever talk to each other. There might be some chatter when theres an emergency, but almost never when watching on the bay takes place. Yet that boating audience has been growing every year. Did anyone in the Miami and Regatta, a sailboat race from Coconut day weekend each year, and the power boaters began to follow the sailboats down the bay. The event got so big that 4000 powerboats watching. Yet for years there was little or no police presence, despite the numerous powerboat collisions and even a few deaths. Finally, when Biscayne National Park became operational in 1980, and the Coast Guard got involved, some sanity came to the Columbus Day weekend. The local police began to assist with marine patrols, and the stupidity stopped. The event is much smaller now, but a lot more fun. Nobody has died recently. Most all of the larger municipalities have some sort of equipment that is water-borne, but few of them use it Village have a consistent marine presence because most of their residents live on or very near the water. cops would be out all the time, just like scenes in the old TV show Miami Vice Well, maybe not as much as that. boats and one that is not operational. And Miami police boat in three years. that the mayor said could save lives. Not only has the boat never saved any lives, thing its good for is for spraying water in the air when dignitaries come to town, as it did when the Coast Guard training vessel Eagle came to Bicentennial, excuse me, Museum Park. David Beckham. Feedback: rr rfnt frnt CALL 855.5.BODYTEKfrbnnbtBoating Safety 101: Be Prepared for TroubleWhy dont Miami cops have a presence on the bay?


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Commentary: MY VIEWBy Charles Corda Special to the BTThe Miami City Commission has approved a deal to allow for the construction of a 1000-footBiscayne Bay. City voters will have a chance to vote on August 26 whether to proceed with the plan. Biscayne Times lications to report on this project, with Erik frey Berkowitzs planned SkyRise Miami. construction of an observation tower within proposed SkyRise tower and possible future casino being constructed on publicly owned sonable and fair questions about this proposal. has given me serious concerns about its viability on two counts: the number of visi tors and the basic economics. Number of visitors: Mr. Berkowitz has stated that SkyRise will attract 3.2 million visitors a year. That breaks down tors a day seems optimistic, given the size of our resident population and the number of tourists visiting Miami and the Beaches. According to the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, 14.2 million people visited here last year. The 2013 U.S. Census update puts the population of Miami-Dade County at 2.61 million. Thus, the combined total of residents and visitors to Miami-Dade County is 16.81 million people. million SkyRise visitors per year, that 19 percent of the combined resident and visitor populations. projection and cites, by way of example, the number of visitors to similar structures around the world, including the Empire State Building, the Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty, and the Tokyo Skytree tower. and ran some numbers. The following information comes directly from their respective websites and their locations. Tokyo SkyTree receives 6 million visitors per year. Tokyos resident popureceives about 426 million visitors per bined visitor/resident population is about 461 million, making the SkyTree capture rate just 1.3 percent. to Florida, then: 16.81 million x 1.3% = 218,623 visitors to SkyRise clearly far less than Mr. Berkowitzs projection of 3.2 million. visitors per year. The Paris resident popula tion totals 2.34 million, and Paris visitors a combined resident/visitor population of = 1.63 million visitors to SkyRise, again, far less than Mr. Berkowitzs projection of 3.2 million visitors. The Empire State Building receives City has a resident population of 8.48 The Empire State Building capture rate is 6.1 percent of this. to South Florida, then: 16.81 million x 6.1% = 1.023 million visitors to SkyRise. tion of 3.2 million visitors. Finally, the Statue of Liberty receives 4.2 million visitors per year. Again, the New York City resident population totals resident/visitor population totals about 1.22 million visitors to SkyRise, far below the projection of 3.2 million visitors. Conclusion: Giving Mr. Berkowitz throwing in a slightly higher number for the sake of argument, lets say that SkyRise becomes the most successful observation tower on earth, having a projected capture rate of 10 percent. Even so, 10 percent of the combined resident/visitor population of Miami-Dade County Miami and the Beaches still far less than the projection of 3.2 mil lion visitors per year in point of fact, it is Basic economics: Mr. Berkowitz has offered a spreadsheet on the projects basic The projected debt service itself will A Sky-High Disaster?SkyRise Miami could bleed red ink from Day One Renderings courtesy of SkyRise Miami Continued on page 20




WWW.CREATIVELIFESTYLEREALTY.COM305.758.2265260 NE 17 TERRACE SUITE 204 MIAMI FL 33132 INFOCLRMIAMI.COMprojected net (Editors note: This sum appears in the original spreadsheet; the BT calculates per day million divided by 3.2 million projected per visitor per visit Assuming that 3.2 million people will visit SkyRise, the project will do quite But if the number of visitors is more in line with established landmarks around the world, at a maximum of 10 percent of combined visitor/resident populations, Mr. Berkowitz will be in dire straits. Extrapolating from his own projecper day just to break even. day, or approximately equal to his proper day But if actual visits are more in line with established landmarks around the world almost immediately after it opens. Looking at the combined MiamiDade County/Miami and the Beaches resident/visitor population of 16.81 million x 10% = 1.681 million per year per day The question then becomes: Will SkyRise capture a greater percentage of the available population than the most available population/visitors than the iconic structures, just to break even. cial projections are highly optimistic, at in line with other established structures around the world, this project will bleed red ink to the tune of approximately per day occurs, the project goes into bankruptcy. All of the above numbers, except those related to existing observation towers, are of a conjectural nature. No one can predict with certainty how many people not Mr. Berkowitz or his consultants. are used as a guide for analysis, this project is doomed to failure. And we citizens of Miami will have a 1000-foot-high problem on our hands. The costs to the city could be astronomical. to be a high-risk project on public land. Given the extraordinary expenses the city suggest that Mr. Berkowitz build his project somewhere else not on our public land. Charles Corda is an architect who lives in Coconut Grove. Feedback: letters@biscaynetimes.comCommentary: MY VIEW My ViewContinued from page 18


22 Our Sponsors: AU GUST 2 014By Pamela Robin Brandt BT ContributorAugust the month when there are often refer at the start of this column. This seemed so depressing several years ago that we actually moved our personal birthday from February to August just so thered be at least some excuse to party. Labor Day weekend doesnt even begin until September this year not that we consider the end of summer and the cause for celebration. Fortunately, the BT s advertisers, like reason to party. As our towns tradition of hurricane parties makes clear, well celebrate almost anything. Monsignor Edward Pace High School breakfast, continuing with a 9:30 a.m. scavenger hunt designed to make a game around. Lunch follows a welcome speech, and then theres an afternoon of moving around campus for sessions on student activities, college prep, athletics, and more. At 4:30 p.m., while parents meet with administrators and faculty, students enjoy an ice-cream social. Check out this issues ad from Allison Academy suspiciously delighted to be back at school. A note from Sarah Allison, who founded the grade 6-12 school in 1983, reminds school year is now, immediately, for this private school renowned for its low studentteacher ratios. Allisons unique socially progressive approach to learning extends beyond the classroom, to programs like ten-day foreign learn-through-travel each spring for high-schoolers. No wonder the kids look happy. Attention parents with technologically minded kids ready to enter public high school: Check out the ad from MiamiDade County Public Schools for iTech@ Thomas A. Edison Educational Center accepted from incoming 9th-grade students three advanced tech academies: Enterprise those things are, but iTech, the countys premier magnet technology high school, provides students opportunities to conduct real-world studies in an environment mod eling todays successful businesses. Bonus: iTech is free Speaking of real-world success for stu dents, Farreys Lighting & Bath University of Art & Design a major shot at it via a contest to design a full-scale proto type pendant luminaire. The winning light will be put into production, allowing its stu dent designer to work with a manufacturing team in adapting the prototype for sellable assembly and will also land her/him a winning project will be presented August 12, so hopefully we can run the winners name and maybe a photo of the pendant in August, once the favorite vacation school year starts earlier. But thats no adult without kids but with dogs, and Bed & Biscuit will personally feed, walk, and pet-sit your dogs, and additionally will watch over your home from providing small security measures like mail collection to full house-sitting. Now about that day-trip: Resorts World Bimini courages you to celebrate summer aboard Bimini SuperFast this month, and is offer an adult fare. For a land-based day trip, mark your calendar for Thursday, August 14, when Hialeah Park Racing & Casino anniversary with casino promotions, food/ beverage specials, entertainment, a classic car show, and more. Much more: baby originally brought from Cuba in 1934 Miami Vice rerun, started laying eggs this summer. According to marketing and entertainment VP Frank Fiore, more than 30 of the roughly 80 eggs Continued on page 22BizBuzzSales, special events, and more from the people who make Biscayne Times possible


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By Erik BojnanskyPhotos by Silvia Ros Highland Village, the former Trailer City, could become the next development bonanza Hidden Hamlet


28 Karen Attardi grew up in North Dade. She graduated from North Miami Beach Senior High in 1976. Yet shed never heard of Highland Village until she moved there in February of this year. Her sons heard of it, though. They knew it as the place where people go to go to buy drugs, guns, or other illegal items. They were shocked I was moving there, she says. Attardi, who used to live in the California Club neighborhood, now rents a trailer for $600 a month that she chronic back pain and Lyme disease, she receives less than $800 a month in disability payments. She describes some of her neighbors as thieves, drug addicts, and bums; and others as good, hard-working people. She enjoys her back yard the mangroves of Oleta River State Park and native waterfowl but is less appreciative of the raccoons that frolic on her roof. This place, she says, is like its own little world. stories, which the BT heard from a variety


of sources while touring Highland Village. Theres the landlord who smokes crack and lets his trailers go to rot; the mother who pimps out her daughter for drug money; the drug dealer who beats her boyfriend; the fortune teller killed in a drive-by shooting; the home delivery of drugs. Located east of Biscayne Boulevard, Highland Village is a hidden, 30-acre community of around 400 homes surrounding a small, 1.3-acre park. Its wedged between Oleta River State Park, the condos and apartments of Arch Creek East along NE 135th Street, the three-block-long Keystone Plaza shopping center, a residential area of apartments and houses called Biscayne South, and Biscayne Landing a 184-acre former Superfund cleanup site owned by the City of North Miami thats slated to be developed with condominiums, retail, and a hotel. Highland Village is almost completely surrounded by the City of North Miami, but its really part of the bizarrely shaped municipality of North Miami Beach. Continued on page 30


30 Formerly known as Trailer City, Highland Village is sometimes referred to as a mobile home community. The neighborhood does include many mobile homes of various sizes. How ever, there are almost as many houses in Highland Village as there are trailers. Some of those houses even look like trailers. Everybody calls us a trailer park, says Pamela Campbell, who has lived in Highland Village with her husband, Alfred, for decades. Mine is a brick home. Its a place even South Floridians hardly know, although Highland Village was thrust into the news media six months ago, when a skateboarding 19-year-old resident was killed there by a speeding car. Witnesses told the Miami Herald back in March that the car continued another 100 feet with the young woman on the hood before it stopped. The driver was not charged. According to the U.S. Census, 760 many locals suspect is an undercount. Nearly 60 percent of its residents are Hispanic, about 30 percent are Anglo, and some 9 percent are black. While most North Dade neighborhoods east of Biscayne Boulevard range from middle class to posh upper class (particularly in Aventura), many of Highland Villages inhabitants are poor. The median annual household income of Highland Village is $29,325, according to the latest census data, and its poverty rate is 25.4 percent. In contrast, the median annual house hold income for all of North Miami Beach (including Highland Village) is $40,000, and the citywide poverty rate is 21 percent. Highland Village has its share of crime. Nineteen criminal incidents, mainly related to battery, burglary, and theft, were recorded by the North Miami Beach Police Department this past March. Thats far fewer than the crimes reported in NMBs Central and Uleta neighborhoods, and only three criminal incidents more than what was reported Some residents tell the BT that many crimes in Highland Village go unreported. No one wants to say anything because they dont want retaliation, Highland VillageContinued from page 29 Continued on page 32


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explains Pamela Campbell. Snitch on your neighbors and then the guns come out, she adds. At the same time, violent crime against strangers is uncommon, locals insist. Its like going to school when you were a kid, says her husband Alfred. They [criminals and bullies] know who to bother, and they know who not to bother. While touring Highland Village, the BT spotted plenty of disheveled homes and overgrown yards. There is also a contingent of disheveled people who are fond of drinking near Highland Village Park. At the same time, there are also plenty of well-kept houses and trailers, and families with children. Those who have adapted to Highland Villages unique beat say they prefer the neighborhoods relative seclusion to the stressful bustle of city life outside of it. I just like the place, says James Babcock, a Publix employee who bought the trailer he lives in with his wife, Maritza, in 1999 for $20,000. Some of the people are not the friendliest, he adds, but the area is nice.Highland Village may soon change. In an effort to increase North Miami Beachs tax base, ing overlay districts within to attract development. Broward-based Rede velopment Management Associates (RMA) was already looking at increas ing the density and building height of eight zones east of NE 15th Avenue when, during an April 14 workshop, NMB Mayor George Vallejo asked the consultants to analyze the zoning of Highland Village and the Intracoastal Mall, now owned by Sunny Isles Beach developers Michael and Gil Dezer. (For more on the Dezers and the Intracoastal Mall, see The Hunt for Waterfront, May 2014.) In a draft report prepared on June 12, RMA consultants recommended that Highland Village be rezoned to allow buildings up to 110 feet, or ten stories, in height. The tallest structures currently allowed in Highland Village are 23 feet tall. (The draft report also recommends that the Intracoastal Mall be rezoned to allow 40-story towers where only Continued on page 34 Highland VillageContinued from page 30


15-story structures are now permitted, other eight zones.) Were looking at multifamily and also maybe some single-family zoning [for Highland Village], says Rachel Bach, an employee of RMA and a consultant for the North Miami Beach Community Redevelopment Agency. A second draft of the report will be presented to the public later this month. After a series of public workshop meetings, a revised draft will be presented to the Planning and Zoning Board in September, and then to the city council in October, Bach says. The land-use analysis comes at a time when foreign investors, attracted by the popularity of built-out Aventura and Sunny Isles Beach, are searching for new development frontiers east of Biscayne Boulevard, says Adam Tiktin, vice president of investment for Marcus lot of money out there chasing deals, he notes, but there are not a lot of deals, and thats driving prices up. Within the past couple of months, at least two developers have proposed plans to build high-end residential projects east of Biscayne Boulevard within NMB itself. In late June, Key International to build two 25-story towers along the Oleta River just northeast of the intersection of 163rd Street and Biscayne Boulevard. Dutch Docklands, meanwhile, is islands at Maule Lake. (For more on the Dutch Docklands project, see In the Market for an Ultra Luxurious Floating Island? June 2014.) One pending real estate project is right next door to Highland Village. Two years ago, the City of North Miami negotiated a 99-year lease for Biscayne Landing with Oleta River Partners, a venture led by New Yorks LeFrak Organization. NMB Mayor George Vallejo even cited recent activity at Biscayne Landing as the reason for examining the highest and best use for Highland Village during the April workshop. Just last month, Oleta River Partners expressed an interest in outright buying 50 of Biscayne Landings 184 acres. Many of those 50 acres happen to abut Continued on page 36 Highland VillageContinued from page 32


36 Highland Village, says Kevin Burns, a real estate agent and former North Miami mayor. A major proponent of changing Highland Villages land use actually comes from within the neighborhood. Real estate investor Gaston Siroit into rezoning Highland Village. Since 2000, Siroit, who lives in Sunny Isles Beach, has been buying up trailers; he now owns one-third of the neighbor hood, making him the communitys largest property owner. Siroit would like to see zoning that would enable a property owner to combine some of the lots and build townhouses three or four stories in height. Highland VillageContinued from page 34 Continued on page 38 DIGITAL SUCCESS STARTS HERE ENROLL NOW! For the 2014-2015 school year beginnning August 18th BT photo by Erik Bojnanksy


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38 That would be helpful for this neighborhood, he says. At the same time, Siroit doubts that any investor will be able to assemble enough land to build 110-foot-tall buildings. Thats because in Highland Village, whoever owns the trailer also owns the land on which it sits. The trailers Siroit controls are scattered among properties owned by some 250 other property owners. Highland Village lots typically range from 1200 to 4000 square feet, far too small to build a large condominium. To consolidate this and develop it is probably going to be impossible, Siroit acknowledges. Youre never going to get 250 people to agree on anything.The area that is now Highland Village may have once been part of the 1900-acre Graves Tract. From 1918 until the 1930s, H.B. Graves, Sunny much of the land east of U.S. 1 from 135th to 172nd streets, according to local historian Seth Bramson. Greynolds Park East, Florida International Universitys Biscayne Bay Campus, and Oleta River State Park would all sprout from the Graves Tract. Interama, a permanent worlds fair, was also going to be built on the Graves Tract, until the project ran out of money in 1969. North Miami bought nearly 190 acres of the old tract and tried to build a golf course there, using unregulated garbage incarnation of Biscayne Landing was launched in 2002 and crashed in 2009, when Boca Developers declared bankruptcy. The city is now trying a second version of Biscayne Landing with Oleta River Partners. (For more on the history of Biscayne Landing and the City of North Miami, see A City of Two Tales, October 2011.) The future site of Highland Village escaped much of the drama surrounding Interama and Biscayne Landing. The 30acre area has been part of the City of North Miami Beach since at least 1931, says Alan Sokol, president of the Greater North Miami Historical Association. Theres evidence that portions of present-day Biscayne Land ing were once part of NMB as well. The boundaries [between North Miami and North Miami Beach] have always been sort of byzantine, Sokol observes. In the late 1940s, Florida Trailer Parks, Inc. decided that the 30-acre NMB enclave would be the site for their unique concept. Nearly all U.S. trailer parks were (and still are) owned by a single landowner, who, in turn, leases spots to mobile home owners. Florida Trailer Parks wanted to create a mobile-home community in which the lots would be sold directly to the trailerites, according Highland VillageContinued from page 36 Continued on page 40


to a May 1947 Miami News article. through low-interest loans provided by the Federal Housing Administration. We have received inquiries from trailerites all over the United States, sales manager James Walters told the News The name of this unique mobile-home community: Trailer City. But there werent just mobile homes being moved to Trailer City. During its earliest years, small houses were built on lots as well. In the 1950s, Pamela Campbells grandmother bought a house in Trailer City. When my mom and dad married, my grandmother gave them the house as a wedding present, she says. Pamela was eight years old when she moved from Virginia to Trailer City in the 1960s. Then, as now, the neighborended up in the streets here, she says. The kids would poke at them. Trailer City is barely above sea level. But that geographic fact didnt stop the neighborhood association representing Trailer City from renaming the community Highland Village in the 1970s. Canadians were also buying up trailers and homes to spend their win ters in South Florida. Rolland Veilleux, a French-Canadian contractor, moved to Highland Village 25 years ago and acquired as many as 30 properties over the years. He says hes down to about 16 now. I used to be the presi dent of the neighborhoods Canadian association for 18 years, Veilleux says. Every year wed have a Christmas parade. Among those invited were the mayors of North Miami and North Miami Beach. Veilleux remembers that city of during one parade. They brought brand-new payloaders [construction tractors] to the parade, he says. We knew what they meant. The possibility that a developer would wipe out Highland Villages trailers and small homes and replace them with condos was the main reason Alfred Campbell moved here from Canada 27 years ago and purchased a trailer. I bought with the intention of making money, he says. Instead, he found Pamela. We met at this park, just playing volleyball, Alfred says. We ended up together for 22 years, Pamela continues, while pointing toward their daughter, 21-year-old Conchetta. This is the product of our marriage. The payloaders never came for Highland Village, but over the past decade, the Canadians began to depart. We used to have a couple of hundred Canadians, Veilleux says. Now there are about 60 or 70 left. Highland VillageContinued from page 38 Continued on page 42


Alfred Campbell says many of the Canadians moved elsewhere in Florida. A lot of them sold their trailers to Gaston, he says. Gaston Siroit now rents those trailers for between $500 and $800 a month, utilities not included. Publix employee James Babcock, a 15-year-resident, laments the departure of the Canadians. When there were more Canadians here, it looked a lot nicer, he says. The last few years its been kind of going downhill. More people are renting now. Theres somewhat of a more criminal element. Babcock blames many of Gaston Siroits tenants for Highland Villages slide. But Siroit insists that many of the trailers he bought were falling apart and had thousands of dollars of liens slapped on them by the city. The trailers with the bad tenants and horrible appearance are owned by other landlords. The city really because Im the one who picks up the bad places and pays the city what its owed. Siroit bought many of his properties cheap, Alfred Campbell says, and during a time when most of the old-timers wanted out. Its a business, Campbell FOR ADVERTISING CALL 305-756-6200 WE CAN HELP YOUR BUSINESS GROW! Highland VillageContinued from page 40


shrugs. I dont blame the guy. Its a business that Siroit says has Hes learned to screen his tenants carefully to avoid renting to criminals, drug addicts, or people with bad credit. He complains that he didnt have to put this much effort into screening tenants at the rental buildings he once owned near the old Miami Arena in Overtown. Out of ten people who apply [to rent one of his trailers], sometimes theres not even one, Siroit explains. People that come here, its the last resort for them. This kind of neighborhood brings the bad people, the people who are at their last resorts. And to screen them, you Not that his current tenants are bad people, Siroit stresses. and hard to keep. Siroit says most of his current tenants are hard-working people, some of whom happen to be recent arrivals from Latin America. Unfortu nately, Siroit says, hes had to evict a couple of tenants each month, mainly for nonpayment of rent. The reason: high sewer bills. Outside of Highland Village, North Miami Beach residents whose dwellings are hooked up to a city sewer system pay a rate of $1.85 for every 1000 gallons consumed, he explains. North Miami resi dents pay a rate of $1.77 per 1000 gallons of water consumed. Homes hooked up to Miami-Dade Countys sewer system are charged $3.25 per 1000 gallons. Highland Villagers? Theyre charged $5.95 for every 1000 gallons used for showering, drinking, laundry, or even watering plants, in addition to the $2.94 per 1000 gallon water rate charged to all NMB residents. Thats a total water and sewer rate of $8.89 for every 1000 gallons received and consumed. Every three months, that works out to a bill of about $250, Siroit says. New tenants cant even turn on the water without paying a $250 deposit. In some cases, residents opt to go without ways to syphon water and even electricity from their neighbors. Water is like diamonds here, he says. The high bills are part of an assessment to pay for an $8 million project dating from 2007 that removed a system of leaky septic tanks blamed for the high levels of bacteria detected in Oleta River State Park, and the installation of a new sewer system. In an e-mail to the BT assistant city manager Ralph Rosado says the city also spent $2.8 million trying to improve Highland Villages storm-water drainage system. The Campbells say those improvements did little to prevent recent Rosado says the city is looking at ad ditional measures, but he notes that some feet above sea level, while the water table is just two and a half feet below ground. The sub-grade is basically saturated underground storm-water storage, Rosado explains. Furthermore, the neighborhood being adjacent to Biscayne Bay is also event coincides with high tide, the seawater through the outfalls. Rosado insists that the main purpose of the sewer system was to comply with the environmental requirement to elimi nate pollutant discharges from the septic tanks. But Siroit and other Highland Village dwellers think the sewer system has another purpose: to enable developers to build condos in Highland Village. Highland Village homeowner James Babcock believes the rezoning exercise to redevelop Highland Village. When the city says, Lets take a look at [landuse] options, thats an open-ended statement, he says. That means everything is on the table. Babcock, however, intends to stay put unless a developer were to offer an obscene amount of money for him to go away, like one million dollars. Veilleux can see why Highland Village might be appealing to developers. Its one of the best spots in North Miami Beach, he says. Its close to restaurants, its close to the beach, its close to everything, but they have to be willing to pay for it. Everything has got a price. At the same time, Veilleux doubts the citys new zoning will entice developers to make a play for Highland Village any time soon. Theyve been planning to put high-rises here for about 200 years. Pamela Campbell isnt looking forward to the day Highland Village gets redevel oped. I know theyre going to try to push us out, she says. I really dont want them to push us out but lets face it, we all know its going to happen one day. Feedback: Its Miami-Dade Countys duty to provide you with the means of casting your voteand its a duty that we take very seriously. Thats why weve redrawn voting precincts for the Aug. 26 and Nov. 4 elections. This change is designed to help voters in many ways, but it may affect where you cast your vote.So if youre planning to vote on Election Day, make sure you know where to vote. For more information on your voting precinct go to or call 3-1-1. Some voters will be voting at a new polling place. Some voters will be voting at the same polling place, but will be assigned a new voting precinct number. All affected voters will receive a new voter information card prior to the Aug. 26 Primary Election.


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58 Neighborhood Correspondents: MIA M I SHORE SA Slap in the FaceVillage council votes down an initiative its constituents support By Jen Karetnick BT ContributorI


But their reasoned arguments were overmatched by the conservative People United to Lead the Struggle for Equality (PULSE), whose rhetoric is often non sensical; and by the zealous concerns of the anti-homosexual marriage group Christian Family Coalition (CFC), which those attending were, in fact, not full-time After the vote, the CFC sent out a press In the end, the results were clear: Only Walters and Ledesma voted in supmeeting minutes: that as a councilman, he needs to vote as belief that it is wrong for a municipal council to vote on this type of issue, which belongs at the state level and against during the last campaign, then-candidate comed her and three other candidates with vote down the resolution after courting the LGBT vote is disgraceful not only to the If village council members dont want to represent their constituency a population that has made its position their own personal beliefs, then the proper course of action is to abstain calls a friend of the court in the current Now, as Traupman notes, we have the nicipality to vote against marriage equality The harm to our standing in the larger 50 Fabulous Gay-Friendly Places to Live ed for this column, the only ones who responded by press time were, predictEven more ironic is the fact that one of the top small cities for gay-friendly ously reported in this column, we have the to the last census count, our percentage of selling, and some of those who have already sold their houses for other reasons are posting In the end, we may lose more than the respect and property sales-boosting years of showing interest in and respect for the family members of my colleagues, they the two sides, no eye contact or conversation, continues, Id probably resign rather than go Feedback: rfntb rffn nttfbt rn tbbtrtfbt fnfnn t FREE rf ntbbntrr f rntb


60 Neighborhood Correspondents: AVENTUR AHappily E ver AfterInstead of prohibiting nepotism, why not encourage it?By Jay Beskin BT ContributorTrue, nepenthe is not as commonly used as nepotism, but these two alliterative words work well together in describing the distribution of tura. We never seem to be intentionally favoring relatives over other applicants, but somehow everyone manning or womanning a desk up in city hall winds up married to one another. which allows one to forget all his worldly troubles and see reality as a beautiful, unmarred tableau. This has been the his where the entire city administration ap pears to be one big happy family untrou bled by the sort of ethical considerations which are a source for concern elsewhere. Then again, perhaps this is an ideal situation. Maybe the way to assure comity and civility in city administration is to marry all the players to each other and have them bring their kids to work every day to work, that is, at the next desk over. Instead of objecting to nepotism and we should insist upon them, or at the very least encourage them. That way, the only spats between, say, the city man ager and the city clerk will be over who should take out the garbage. The garbage plenty of lackeys on the taxpayers dime eager to stash the trash (very slowly, of time with a cigarette stop at each landing). The possibilities here are endless. If these marriages are seen to enhance careers, how long before the local papers devote space in the personals section to bureaucrats seeking some bipartisan cooperation? mgr, 42, eight looong years on the job, commission in my back pocket and plenty of green in my side pockets, looking for a city clrk who knows how to dress and cook (both dinner and the books, lol). clrk, 29+, been around the voting bloc a few times, 36 months undergraduate, THE BEST POSSIBLE EDUCATION STARTS WITH A SOLID FOUNDATION MSPCS gives every student the Tools, Knowledge and Confidence TO SUCCEED Why MIAMI SHORES PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH SCHOOL? Small Classes Speci c individualized a en on State-of-the-art Technology Classrooms equipped with SmartBoards, iPads and laptop computers Nurturing Environment Chris an educa on with an emphasis on connec ng with The Arts and praising students successes Highly Qualified Professionals Commi ed, passionate and caring teachers Advanced Curriculum Exceeds state guidelines Call stop by for a tour, or e-mail us at for more informa on. Accredited by Unleashing the Potential in Every Student BT photo by Silvia Ros


a competent and capable city mgr who needs a beautiful woman to talk him down off the ledger. Or the other way round. FEMALE SEEKING MALE: City mgr, 34, has really got the goods (on everybody= job security). What I say goes who works out during long lunch hours can lay down the law at home. MALE SEEKING FEMALE: City everybody = job security) updated. Look ing to sign a marriage contract with a gal who can administer to my needs. Contract will be awarded to lowest bidder, lol. This idea seems like a real winner. After all, our Aventura lovebirds have been cooing happily together for long years since they wooed happily at city hall. As longtime residents will recall, Eric Soroka has been our city manager since Day One, way back in 1996. His family background appeared to be stable enough, and the only concern about hiring him was friction between him and the mayor of Miramar in his previous job there. The commissioners (yours truly includ ed) overcame those reservations because Eric came highly recommended by Weiss represented the city since its inception. Re the city manager they nominated are both Thats not nepotism per se, but comes perilously close to cronyism. In the Jewish tradition, for instance, two applicants for positions or licenses were not permitted to use each other as references for fear of collusion. There was a lovely city clerk at the time named Teresa, and as the swifter readers may already have intuited, until November of this year, when she retires, there will still be a lovely city clerk named Teresa. The only difference is that since 1999 or so, Teresa shares the last name of Soroka with the city manager. Sometime circa 1998 he approached city commissioners to inform them that he and his colleague Teresa were planning to tie the knot. The commissioners, myself included, were all political novices, serving for the Arthur Snyder, who had been mayor of North Miami Beach and a circuit court judge. We thought the situation walked like a duck and talked like a duck, but we decided to duck the responsibility. If we let everyone go, we would have to rein vent the wheel and the deal. So the wed ding procession marched through city hall and the commission waived as it passed. But why complain? Everyone gets along with everyone, and the Aventura Mall is still selling plenty of ice cream and lingerie. To make things cozier yet, Eric Sorokas son Anthony was hired a few years ago as an as sociate attorney at Weiss Sorota and Helfman. Nobody is too alarmed by this arinterest or of principle! city manager they placed in the job by placing the son in a job to help them objec tively represent the city, which his father manages and his stepmother clerks well, what kind of country would this be? As I say, this should provide a new model for governance in good faith and good will. Shouldnt the city manager and city clerk love each other and love to work together? Isnt it comforting to know they have plenty of practice in raising issues and debating them, learning to acknowledge opposing viewpoints, reaching accommodations and com to molehills, not allowing differences of opinion to metastasize into vendettas, and other such anger-management skills as the institution of marriage sharpens? Not to mention keeping each other honest. No messy workplace affairs or corruption scandals. Better to have conPersonally I (used to) get along with all these parties and I have no reason to suspect anyone of base motives at any point down the line. Still, the intent of the legal regime in place in city government has clearly been circumvented. The Aventura city charter provides that the city commission has authority to appoint ager, city clerk, and city attorney. This was a reform enacted to limit control by the commission. Instead, there have been a lot of in-house appointments. Teresa is leaving in November. This time lets skip the personals. Feedback: rfnrtbftbff tnttrtntrtrfnnrtbtftftrt bntttffftfrftffnfbrtftf nttfffffttfnt rtffnbnt ftbtrff rfnbrft btfntfnft fftrf fnnbrfntrttftfft fbbbtfntfbfft rfbtbtftfftt ntnt rf b bfnnffbrtf tfnfnnffbntf fbbntfntfbttftrtff ntnbtbtft SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLDPENDING SALEANTONIO BALDOOFFICE: 305-674-4000 x4179 CELL: 305-321-5415 EMAIL:


62 Neighborhood Correspondents: UPPER EASTSIDEIs That Your House or a School?A preschool by any other name still looks like a preschoolBy Ken Jett BT ContributorAs the end of summer looms, Miamians may soon see a spike in the number of preschools popping up in their neighborhoods. Two have been trying to work their way through the citys zoning-exception process, and as word gets out it seems that a proliferation of these residential intrusions could occur. First, let me save you a stamp or at least the time spent e-mailing. I know I write with a bias. As a neighborhood correspondent, if it affects me personally, its probably going to affect others in my community. Therefore I write about topics as a means of informing fellow neighbors and residents. I try to balance the topics for readers and I welcomed That said and even though Maria Lievano-Cruz, a member of the citys Planning and Zoning Appeals Board (PZAB), twice asserted during a recent zoning-exception process that people who dont want preschools in their neighborhoods are against children and schools I support schools and I like most children. I like dogs, too, but I dont want a kennel next door. I believe that preschools are businesses and that they pose potential noise nuisances and road safety concerns. Thus, in my opinion, preschools do not belong in residential neighborhoods. Now on to the story. Two preschools one in Silver Bluff and the other in Palm Grove are trying to gain zoning exceptions. In those two residential areas, the land use for preschools is permitted by excep tion, meaning that they cannot simply apply for permits. They are required to engage in the political process of ap pearing before the historic preservation board (if applicable), the zoning board, and city commission. have come so far along the process since the inception of Miami 21, the citys newest plan for zoning. The two school items appeared on the city commissions June agenda as appeals to denials by the PZAB, and the commission sent the items back to the PZAB, noting that zoning had erred by not considering the applicable county code. Miami-Dades Home Charter Rule prohibits cities in the county from imposing additional physical standards. As classicalsouthorida.orgClassical Music. Its In Our Nature.Just like all of us, classical music lives and breathes. Make it part of your lifestyle. Tune to Classical South Florida on the radio or online. Its in your nature.


practiced by the citys zoning department, this second time around, the PZAB and city commission are relegated to mere custodians of the countys checklist of requirements, without the ability to determine allowable uses, exceptions, or variances. The city attorneys staff attending PZAB explained that the board shall (mean ing must) issue the exception if the county criteria are met; shall (must) offer conditions to meet the criteria; or can deny an applica tion if the criteria are not met. Planning de partment staff provided analysis of how the locations meet the criteria or could meet the criteria with conditions. The only argument remaining then becomes the validity of the analysis. All public input becomes moot with this new understanding by zoning. So if a preschool wants to open next door they must allow it if the business meets county requirements. Of course, its doubtful that someone will spend a million dollars on a house and then open a preschool, but they could. Our small, single-family neighbor hoods will be ripe for the taking. Instead of nonconforming (what I wouldve called illegal in the past) day care facilities opening in residential neighbor hoods where theyre not allowed, a pre school can indeed open, and the number of children doubled, along with the deleteri ous effects on the neighborhood. is acting upon, Sec. 33-151.11, states, No municipality shall adopt physical standards governing day nurseries, kindergartens, or after-school care that the standards contained in this article, whether more or less restrictive than the standards contained herein. Placing so much weight on this county ordinace is problematic, for numerous reasons. First, as I see it, its about physical standards and not permitted uses. Second, it doesnt specify preschools. And third, it opens another can of worms by suggesting that day cares could be considered conforming in residential areas if we take physical standards as equivalent to permitted uses. If the city reads all of this power into the county ordinance, it seems clear that the solution would be to change Miami 21 to prohibit preschools in residential neighborhoods. However, some believe that would simply take the process out of the citys hands and give it to the county. Let me give you a bit of history on the preschool proposed for 537 NE 70th St. in Palm Grove. The owner, Paula Vitale, seems to be a personable, hardworking individual; and the following preschool program. In 2010, she ran a family day care out of the above address. Long-time Palm Grove resident and activist Eileen Bottari recalls reporting the issue to code enforcement because the use was not permitted. Soon operations ceased. Shortly thereafter, she rented a small home in Shorecrest, where she garnered a state license for a large family day care, despite it not being a permitted use in that neighborhood either. for both day cares, the owner is required to live on the premises. She did not. Because the uses were not permitted, she and thereby, it is unlikely that any business tax receipts were generated. Through code compliance efforts, her business in Shorecrest ceased, and she returned to her owned property in Palm Grove. Now, by increasing the number of youngsters from 10 to 26, changing licen sure, and adhering to additional check boxes, she may successfully gain compli ance by calling her business a preschool. At $175 per student per week, her capital capacity is more than $236,000 annually. Now, mind you, this isnt being done for the money. Her hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., which sounds more like extended babysitting than a preschool. Without an area for stacking cars trying to drop off children, the safety of children is problematic. If residents are parked on the public street in front of her property, dropoff will happen in the middle of the street, just as it did at her unfortunate that it could take the death of a child and a lawsuit before the city does the right thing. Both preschool applications were denied again by the PZAB and will likely come before the city commission in Sep tember. Stay tuned you could have a child-care facility next to your house. Feedback:


64 Neighborhood Correspondents: NORTH MIAMIMany, Many Moving Parts North Miami is juggling deals, audits, jobs, and electionsBy Mark Sell BT ContributorIn North Miami, were in a campaign season of not one, not two, but ten months that will end May 12, 2015, barring another runoff, which would take us all the way to June 2. Elsewhere in this issue, Erik Bojnansky provides a guide to the August 26 mayoral election. Early voting starts August 11 at the North Miami Public Library for those who wish to shut off the noise as soon as possible. So lets try to make sense of what lies ahead, no matter who wins. The Basics: Three familiar faces Tondreaus unexpired mayoral term, since indicted on federal mail-fraud charges. The candidates are: Dr. Smith Joseph, last years mayoral candidate, who is raising lots of money and spending big on Haitian radio; ex-mayor Kevin Burns, perennially cash-poor but with a decent support base on the east side and among business owners; and ex-councilman Jean Marcellus, a long shot. If theres no majority winner, theyll face each other in a November 4 runoff. Three positions are in play for May 12, 2015: the two-year mayoral term; and two four-year terms for the council seats held by Scott Galvin (District 1) and Marie Steril (District 4), with a June 2 runoff if needed. If Tondreau gets off the hook from criminal charges in time, she could reclaim her seat, then run for reelection. Stranger things have happened. That said, heres whats coming up: Biscayne Landing: This is key to the citys immediate future. The developer, Oleta Partners, wants to buy 50 of the propertys 184 acres from the City of North Miami, which has leased the land to the developer in a 99-year deal that can extend to 200 years. The council is ready to oblige because the city needs the money well budget hearings. The council has ordered the developer to remove 194,000 cubic yards of contaminated Brickell said it does not wish to do that, and then gets the 50 acres. Kobi Karp Architecture


The developer wants to move fast on this. Expect things to start jumping once the city council returns from summer recess and plunges into those budget hearings. In the meantime, earth movers are spine road linking NE 143rd Street and NE 151st Street through Biscayne Landing, but there will be no paving until a sale. The biggest action is at 151 at Biscayne, the twin 25-story towers now jammed with people and cars. Nearly all the 166 condos in receivership have been sold (I now pay rent to an Argentine gentleman), the condo association issues new decrees every week (pick up after dogs; buy renters insurance), and the towers have fresh paint, new elevators, spiffed-up lobbies, and security card swipes. The outside guardhouse and gate are almost done, and new guards have suddenly appeared, wearing snappy black uniforms. The clubhouse and pool are planned for next year. Plans for Biscayne Landing change with the market and are now heavily residential. The 50 acres in question run east of the spine road from 151 at Biscayne to everything south and east of the road as it turns into 143rd Street and comes out Until/unless it acquires the land, Oleta Partners has no intention of going before the planning board, let alone with time. The big-box store concept popular in 2011 is out today, as Internet shopping cuts into big-box business. For now, a boutique retail mix surrounding a town center looks more probable. The Le Frak Organization of New York this group turned around the Jersey City waterfront on a contaminated site seems to be driving the show as the 75 percent partner in Oleta Partners. The other substantial partner, the Swerdlow Group (developers of Oakwood Plaza in Hollywood and the Dolphin While its too soon to hazard a pur chase price, Oleta Partners has offered to pay for an appraiser and lawyer. The city appraiser for a bit of leverage. Word is that the prime land for sale at the southeast corner of 151st and Biscayne talked up for a car dealership is on hold until the lease ownership issue is resolved. Theres reason to wait: land is worth more when unencumbered by a ground lease. Forensic Audit: For years this column has asked for one, as a muchMiami amid persistent signs of chaos, opacity, resistance to public-records requests, mayoral interference in city departments, and signs of chicanery. At the June 10 council meeting, citi zens of all ethnicities and classes asked for it, and the city council granted their wish, with acting Mayor Philippe BienAime providing the swing vote, and with Marie Steril, as expected, the dissenter. (If Bien-Aime ran for mayor, hed win in a walk, but he has a car dealership to run.) On July 8, the council voted to request an operational state audit going back three years for four departments: building and zoning. The estimated cost for such an audit is $120,000. Former mayor Kevin Burns says thats not enough; he wants the audit to go back more than that say, ten years. Its a fair point. Transparency and accountability are essential if North Miami wishes to overcome its well-earned reputation for corruption. The gift of a land sale ought to inspire transparent administration, impulse control, and an accounting of every jot and tittle. New City Manager: Aleem Ghany has served North Miami more than 20 years, much of it as public works director, where he built a reputation for honesty and competence. Yet talk persists that his position might be in play after the special mayoral election. Why not keep him and let him do his job? City manager positions can become vulnerable to political chance. Civil service protections should be a given, with politi cal interference kept to a reasonable level. While its true that the North Miami mayor is paid $48,000 a year (the whole package comes to about $80,000, and council members get $36,000), North Miami doesnt have a strong-mayor form of government, and the mayor is just one responsible for the departments. Theres a big difference between supervision and snoopervision. The latter spells trouble. Feedback:


66 Neighborhood Correspondents: BRICKELL / DOWNTOWNDisaster PlanTrained CERT volunteers can help rst responders By Adam Schachner BT ContributorIm pressed against the door. Shouts and moans emerge from the other side. My safety goggles are fogged and sweaty, my hands are shaking. Im so out of my element. I nod to my buddy to get ready and then yell inside, commanding anyone who can walk to follow my voice. Its hard to hear over their cries for help. We crack the door open and see the jack-oishly illuminating the blackened room. The power is out. Two team members rush behind us with an extinguisher, and I direct them to the blaze. Once theyve suppressed it, I order them to back out. Then I reenter with my search-andrescue group to assess the situation: four bodies collapsed around a table, another veyed, a small sense of perspective and control returns, and I steady a bit. Yesterday I was playing videogames on my couch; today Im designating postdisaster triage in a simulated exercise. The victims are classmates, pantoan LED screen the size of an oven; the extinguisher is a prop laser pointer to workshop for the Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT a volunteer appendage of the multifarious Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA. Concerned neighborhoods can selforganize with the help of authorities, consultants, and FEMA, to establish responders or stretches emergency services thin. Whether theyre facing a severe hur ricane or a manmade crisis, like a terrorist attack or nuclear meltdown at Turkey Point, CERT responders know their communities best and can start stabilizing victims and informing professionals in the aftermath of the unexpected. While theyre not encour aged to be risk-takers (the class empha sized self-preservation), CERTs can assist by simply knowing their community. dens Police Department is among the CERT trainers for todays exercises. The system, he explains, was inspired by an intriguing sociological phenomenon that emergency responders from Los Angeles noticed in Mexico City after they were deployed there to help after the 1985 earthquake. Accord ing to Austin, more than 10,000 people were killed, and 30,000 injured. Large groups of volunteers, without any formal training, organized and per formed light search-and-rescue operations. These heroic citizens saved more than 800 lives, Austin says, but at the same time, more than 100 of them died during their Visit our contemporary Lighting Showroom 305.423.0017 BT photo by Adam Schachner


self-assigned rescue operations. Their organic reaction to the disaster inspired emergency professionals to develop a curriculum that would help prepare locals for crisis response. A year later, the Los Angeles Fire Department had developed programs in citizen preparedness, and these evolved into CERT. Today all 50 states offer CERT programs and training. In a hurricane-prone region, con tending with rising temperatures and rising seas, CERT makes a great deal of sense. Teams are established throughout Miami-Dade County: in Miami Beach, Miami Gardens, and even the University of Miami, with its appropriately dubbed Canes emergency response team. As of established in the City of Miami, particu larly in the Brickell and downtown areas. I jumped at the opportunity to join the program with romanticized visions of dashing to the rescue. I assumed at the time, however, that the training would cover red tape and governmental liability forms in the event of a crisis. I didnt know Id be crouched beside a victim aid amid the screams and dark chaos of our simulated burning room. The training was a remarkable blend of instructive reading and active engagement. coursework, the scope of which extends beyond bandaging simulated wounds and sively to FEMA manuals, we covered practical and grim skill-sets. We developed emergency rations and securing systems for our homes. We designed staging areas unsettling process of designating disaster victims as treatable priorities or lost causes. Whatever ideas I might have had The work is truly challenging, both physi sons, on disaster psychology, introduced us to the sensitive dialogue responders have with victims. For example, we learned to never tell a survivor who has lost loved ones or belongings that it was Gods will or that things could have been worse. In fact, we learned that its crucial to treat survivors as more than just victims, even though it seems counterintuitive to our social tendency to gauge disasters in terms of numbers, such as 10,000 dead and 30,000 injured in Mexico City 30 years ago. The CERT program embodies the idea of citizen autonomy, even as the team is still attached to the resources and larger bureaucracy that is FEMA. Volunteers are facilitated every step of the way by government agencies ensuring they have the resources necessary to build a community team. The group I joined was assembled by a local organization, Communities Organized to Respond to Emergencies, a county-supported and FEMA-designed initiative to connect faith-based organiza tions in crisis-response initiatives. While most of our class represented churches throughout Allapattah, Little Haiti, and in as one of several secular attendees par ticipating in this, the last scheduled CERT training in the area for the time being. In actuality, I see [CERT] as a worthwhile mitigation investment by the county, says Joseph Monahan, one of the course instructors and an emergency management professional with Integrated Solutions Consulting. The county is offering free CERT classes to the com munity, Monahan tells the BT because by teaching random people how to be pre pared and safe during a crisis, they in turn will help their families and local com munity, and reduce the burden on county emergency resources during a disaster. Government agencies provide the tools and training. The next step is for communities to organize themselves, then hope its teams never have to act. Theres a hitch, however. Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenezs proposed services. Among them is the countys In cident Management Team, which oversees crisis mitigation and preparedness in largescale emergencies. Cutting this program would reportedly save the county $806,000. Whatever happens at county hall, di sasters are unpredictable, and a communi ty best knows its own needs. If the federal government is willing to help fund citizen training, then why not take up the offer? For more information on local CERT programs, visit: http://www.miamidade. Feedback:


68 Culture: THE ARTSCome Up and See My Etchings?Developer Jorge Prez is bringing art to his condo customersBy Anne Tschida BT Arts EditorTwo new large condo projects have sprouted along the Biscayne Corridor, adding to the high-rise waterfront skyline that has come to But what makes these projects a possible barometer of the state of quality art is integrated into them, and Art and real estate development have gone hand in hand for some time, yet crass attempt to sell buildings back before the recession, every shiny new building would have some kind of preopening art exhibit as a sales gimmick, though that art would never reappear in the actual condos the relationship With an entire neighborhood, Wynwood, marketed as an art center to raise property values for investors while it encourages serious art ventures and nesses began to realize that art was not Which is why the two new condos, First off, both condominium towers are from the Related Group, South Floridas biggest multifamily residential real estate developer, whose founder and Although there was controversy over renaming the municipal museum, lion donation in both cash hit when it opened during into the fabric of the new wants his developments to continue to highlight art in a public (or somewhat Now Related and the National YoungArts Foundation are collaborating in the creation Ted Arison (the founder of Norwegian and with such luminaries as architect Zaha Baryshnikov, photographer Bruce Weber, opened its headquarters in the iconic Bacardi building on Biscayne Boulevard, with plans to turn the structure into a Miami Forest


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70 Culture: GALLERIES + MUSEUMS 2294 NW 2nd Ave., Miami 786-286-7355 Call gallery for exhibition information 2630 NW 2nd Ave., Miami 305-438-0220 Through August 16: Works from the s by Marie Orensanz New Dialogues with Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova, Lori Nozick, Artur Lescher, and Matthew Deleget 151 NE 40th St., Ste. 200, Miami 305-860-3311 Through August 31: Petite and Editions by Jesus Rafael Soto 348 NW 29th St., Miami 305-573-4661 Call gallery for exhibition information 561 NW 32nd St., Miami 305-576-2828 Call gallery for exhibition information 122 NE 11th St., Miami DWNTWN ArtHouse Gallery will be closed until September 19 2248 NW 1st Pl., Miami 786-999-9735 Call gallery for exhibition information 12425 NE 13th Ave. #5, North Miami 305-978-4856 Call gallery for exhibition information 2930 NW 7th Ave., Miami 305-303-6254 Ongoing: HOX by Douglas Hoekzema Sym City by Yuri Tuma 158 NW 91st St., Miami Shores 305-490-6906 Call gallery for exhibition information 2234 NW 2nd Ave., Miami 305-573-8110 Call gallery for exhibition information 2043 N. Miami Ave., Miami 305-576-1804 Call gallery for exhibition information 100 NE 11th St., Miami DWNTWN ArtHouse 305-607-5527 Through August 22: Heart Strings by Goran Tomcic 2620 NW 2nd Ave., Miami 786-486-7248 Through August 9: Freshly Squeezed, with various artists, curated by Jesus Petroccini and Julian Pardo 187 NW 27th St., Miami 305-573-9994 Through September 3: Necessary Objects by Marcos Castro 151 NW 24th St., Miami 305-576-1278 Call gallery for exhibition information 2247 NW 1st Pl., Miami 305-448-8976 Call gallery for exhibition information 174 NW 23rd St., Miami 305-571-2288, Call gallery for exhibition information 8375 NE 2nd Ave., Miami Through August 9: Sculptures, 1969 2012 by Chayo Frank 301 NW 28th St., Miami 786-310-7490 Through September 13: Short Story with Esteban Blanco, Pip Brant, Carol K. Brown, Randy Burman, Liliam Dominguez, Kathleen Hudspeth, Mary Larsen, Rogelio Lopez Marin, Rafael Lopez Ramos, and Lucy de la Vega 223 NW 26th St., Miami 305-573-8142 Call gallery for exhibition information 46 NW 36th St., Miami 305-209-0278 Call gallery for exhibition information 151 NW 24th St., Miami 305-447-3888 Call gallery for exhibition information 2300 N Miami Ave., Miami 786-431-1506 Call gallery for exhibition information 3852 N. Miami Ave., Miami 305-576-8570 Through August 16: LAB (Locust Art Builders) with various artists Meta Gallery by Andrew Horton 122 NE 11th St., Miami 305-521-8520 Through August 31: Summer & sUMMER with Kelly Akashi, Theodora Allen, Marieta Chirulescu, Jim Drain, Michelle Grabner and Brad Killam, Dave Hardy, Michael Hunter, Paul Forney, Egan Frantz, Nicholas Pilato, Scott Reeder, Carlos Reyes, John Riepenhoff, Amanda Ross-Ho, Brad Troemel, Siebren Versteeg, and Amy Yao 172 NW 24th St., Miami 786-953-6917 August 1 through September 12: Material Collaborations with David Hicks and Alejandro Contreras 177 NW 23rd St., Miami 786-332-4736 Heart Strings Are you looking for a Jewish spiritual home? A place to celebrate the New Year? Temple Israel of Greater Miami, Miamis downtown Reform congregation, is grounded in Jewish tradition with a forward-reaching vision to connect with new generations of Jews. Join us today. r fntbr nfnffbnntfbbfbffftbttfbfbf tbf


Culture: GALLERIES + MUSEUMS Through August 8: Plate Tectonic with Nellie King Solomon 2600 NW 2nd Ave., Miami 305-571-9036 Through August 31: Summer Collectibles 2014 with various artists 2450 NW 2nd Ave., Miami 305-573-2400 Through August 15: Hot off the Press with various artists 151 NE 7th St., Miami Call gallery for exhibition information 2930 NW 7th Ave., Miami 786-271-4223 Call gallery for exhibition information 2750 NW 3rd Ave., Ste 4, Miami 305-284-3161 Call gallery for exhibition information NW 2nd Avenue between 25th and 26th streets 305-573-0658 Ongoing: Wynwood Walls with various artists 2534 N. Miami Ave., Miami 305-438-3737 Through August 25: Fiction of the Fabricated Image by Seon Ghi Bahk 800 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach 305-674-8278 Through August 17: Spare Room by Michelle Weinberg Through August 24: Nothing Goes to Waste by Gustavo Oviedo Through August 31: Goddesses by Deming Harriman Through September 7: Untitled (from the series Papis Avulsos) by Laura Vinci, curated by Elizabeth Cerejido 924 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach 305-674-8278 Call gallery for exhibition information 2100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach 305-673-7530 August 8 through January 11: GOLD with Olga de Amaral, Eric Baudart, Carlos Betancourt, Chris Burden, James Lee Byars, Elmgreen and Dragset, Dario Escobar, Sylvie Fleury, Cyprien Gaillard, Patricia Hernandez, Glenn Kaino, Alicja Kwade, Sherrie Levine, Kris Martin, Fernando Mastrangelo, John Miller, Martin Oppel, Ebony G. Patterson, Todd Pavlisko, Robin Rhode, Cristina Lei Rodriguez, and Rudolf Stingel Through September 21: Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui 1018 N. Miami Ave., Miami 305-455-3380 Call collection for exhibition information 23 NE 41st St., Miami 305-576-6112 Ongoing: Looking at Process: Works from the Collection of Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz with various artists Through October 11: Portraits of Solitude by Hernan Bas and Kaye Donachie 10975 SW 17th St., Miami 305-348-2890 Through August 3: Sustenazo (Lament II) by Monika Weiss Through August 24: School of Night by Arturo Rodriguez Through September 14: Crossroads of the Dystopia by Leonel Matheu Through October 26: Simon Ma Heart, Water, Ink by Xu Beihong 1301 Stanford Dr., Coral Gables 305-284-3535 Through October 19: Chinas Last Empire: The Art and Culture of the Qing Dynasty with various artists Freedom T ower 600 Biscayne Blvd., Miami 305-237-7700 Call museum for exhibition information 770 NE 125th St., North Miami 305-893-6211 Call museum for exhibition information 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami 305-375-3000 Through August 17: Caribbean: Crossroads of the World with various artists Through August 31: Imagined Landscapes by Edouard Duval-Carri Through September 14: Project Gallery by Simon Starling Project Gallery by Shahzia Sikander Through September 28: Project Gallery by Monika Sosnowska 591 NW 27th St., Miami 305-576-1051 Call collection for exhibition information 95 NW 29th St., Miami 305-573-6090 Call collection for exhibition information 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach 305-535-2622 Through August 26: Wonders Never Cease: The 100th Anniversary of the Panama Canal Through August 31: BUMMER with various artists, curated by Todd Oldham Through September 28: I Have Seen the Future: Norman Bel Geddes Designs America by Norman Bel Geddes Compiled by Melissa Wallen Send listings, jpeg images, and events information to Melissas PickModestly showcased in the project room of the de la Cruz Collection, Portraits of Solitude, is an exhibition of works by Hernan Bas and Kaye Donachie. These intimate portraits depict individuals who de-sicle: characters from plays and novels by Oscar Wilde, Rimbaud, and Rilke, actresses, and poets of counterculture movements in melancholia and selfand mastery of technique. Melissa Wallen And All Around the Cold Night Grows Still


72 Culture: EVENTS CALENDAR Culture: EVENTS CALENDARPrime Time for Local ArtistMiami institutions dont support local artistic contributions? That is so yesterday. Case in point: the solo exhibition of Adler Guerrier Formulating a Plot which opens at Prez Art Museum Miami (1103 Biscayne Blvd.) on Thursday, August 7 Born in Haiti and based in Miami, Guerrier attracted national attention with a show at the Studio Museum of Harlem in 2001, and was part of the Whit ney Biennial in 2008. In photography, draw ing, and collage, he documents the cityscape Brazil Still in SightFresh off the World Cup, Brazil will again Brazilian Film Festival of Miami place from Saturday, August 16, through Sunday, August 24 Features include the The Dognap per Meeting Sebastio Salgado Orfeu the 1959s Orfeu Negro set in the favelas during Carnaval. There are a number of thrillers and contemporary dramas as well. This year the festival will pair off with various restaurants for a Taste of Brazil. Theater (1040 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach). on the cuisine options, visit www.brazil Out of the Ashes and fun homegrown theater companies returns with a summer surprise, Centralia again directed by founder Paul Tei, from Thursday, August 14, through Sunday, August 31 Its based on a true story Pennsylvania that 20 years later was still burning. Only three residents decided to remain in the coal town, and they tell their stories through a mix of comedy, cabaret, and dance. At the Sandbox in the Miami Theater Center (9816 NE 2nd Ave., Miami Haitian Fun in the SummertimeNow that Little Haitis Caribbean Marvisit during this months Big Night in Little Haiti on Friday, August 15 ? It will feature the music of Shleu Shleu, the classic band started in the 1960s that dekompa sound. Theyll be joined by the eight-member rasin (roots) company Ayabonmbe, who combine Afro-Caribbean beats with dance. As always, the event is free at the Little Haiti Cultural Center (212 NE 59th ing creole dishes and rum, presented by Ripples in the SandWriting in Sand By Carlos Caballero is the third in a four-part series called Knight New On Friday, August 22 at 8:30 p.m., Cubanborn actor and performance artist Caballero invites local collaborators to join him in exploring themes of displacement, immigra tion, and identity in a personal discourse on stage. Presented by FUNDArte at On.Stage Highlights of Gay LifeWhile most of Florida still struggles to join the 21st Century in terms of equal rights, South Beach has been a center for LGBT cul ture for decades, which youll discover with the Miami Design Preservation Leagues Gay & Lesbian Walking Tour on Satur day, August 23 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. The nightlife of the 1980s helped rejuvenate the area, but the history goes beyond that, with community activists supporting everything from the Art Deco Welcome Center (1001 Flamenco Continues to Flair these days, we can hear and see everything from classical Andalusian versions to Siempre Flamenco at the Arsht Center for the Per forming Arts (1300 Biscayne Blvd.), youll get a taste of both. Old-school will be Miami debut, and the pure gypsy sound of Ismael de la Rosa, while Miami-based Jos Luis Rodriguez brings in a contemporary artistic director, Celia Font. It runs from Friday, August 29, to Sunday, August 31 Compiled by BT arts editor Anne Tschida. Please send information and images to Afro-Cuban Heart in Little HavanaThe dance and drumming troupe If Il is a special Miami institution. Since 1996 the group and its founder, Neri Torres, have been educating and exciting the public with performances based on unique the If Il Afro-Cuban Dance Festival from Thursday, August 28, through Saturday, August 30 This year the fest street fair night Viernes Culturales, Center (2705 SW 3rd Ave., Miami). At the Orisha dances, rumba, and salsa will be held (dont let the word workshop bore ends with an evening performance. The outdoor dance is free on Friday, from 7:00 Endearing Treasures on the BayThe Deering Estate at Cutler (16701 SW 72nd Ave.) is one of those Miami treasures that locals can let slip from their minds. The gorgeous grounds, 444 acres in all, that front Biscayne Bay offer ecological gems and stunning vistas. Built by Chicago industrialist Charles Deering in the early 20th Century, the mansion is now an arts center, with residencies and exhibitions. Usually it costs to explore the estate, but not on Saturday, August 16 Admission is free from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for Fee-Free P.L.A.Y. day, which stands botanical activities, house tours, and other special events to complement the natural beauty. Visit Latin Music Across America lexicon. In collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, HistoryMiami (101 W. Flagler St.) presents American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music which delves into the artists and distinct sounds emerging from Los Angeles, San Fran exhibit features photos, videos, and listening stations, and opens Wednesday, August 6


Columnists: PICTURE STORYBy Paul George Special to the BTSW 8th Street, seen here in the late 1950s at the busy intersection of SW 22nd Avenue, has played a sigMiami. Following the citys incorporation in 1896, the thoroughfare was a dirt road used to move citrus and other crops to downtown for shipment to markets outside of the area. In the vicinity of this photograph, it was known as Orange Glade Road. By the 1920s, the citys westerly growth led to the development of residential neighborhoods on both sides of the street, as well as an emerging retail complex bracketing it. The importance of SW 8th Street grew in the late 1920s with the completion of the Tamiami Trail across the Everglades. Now travelers utilizing Highway 41, a national highway, could reach Miami via SW 8th Street from as far away as the Midwest. SW 8th Street has undergone imsurrounding the street. By the late 1960s, many were referring to SW 8th Street as At the time of this photograph, SW 8th Street, in the immediate area, hosted car dealerships, supermarkets, and visible in the right-hand portion of the photograph. But change was in the air. Today the Shenandoah Presbyterian while the A&P store has been replaced from SW 25th Avenue to Brickell Avenue moves only in an easterly direction. The street hosts parades, an inordinate Ocho Open House each March, and even political demonstrations. It is one of Miamis and Floridas most famous thor oughfares, with huge international appeal. To order a copy of this photo, please contact HistoryMiami archives manager Dawn Hugh at 305-375-1623, Feedback: Photo courtesy of HistoryMiami 1978-123-25 Continuing Education& Professional DevelopmentSchool of CENTER20445 Biscayne Blvd., Suite H6, Aventura, FL 33180r f ntfbf f tfffrf ffff fffff tff nff r tbb fffrf ffrffr fffr FALL CLASSES START S Miami Dade College provides you with on-site education for your business: English and foreign languages with an emphasis on industry-specific terminology, customer service, industry certifications, workforce training/skill development and communication skills. We customize training solutions to satisfy your corporate needs and develop your business potential. For more information, contact Patricia Beck: rfntbnbb From SW 8th Street to Calle OchoA view of our past from the archives of HistoryMiami


74 Columnists: PRIVATE SPACESA Boxed CollectionEclectic ourishes enliven concrete and glassBy Sondra Schneider BT ContributorShorecrest, like many Miami neigh borhoods, is very mixed. While economically it still runs the gamut from waterfront mansions to Section 8 housing. Architecturally its a mlange of casitas, 1940s ranches, 1950s modern, and even some English Tudors that apparently got lost on their way to Connecticut. The type of house that never existed in Shorecrest before Lang Baumgarten built his was an industrial modern glassand-concrete box raised on tall pilings. is an open area for parking, with steps leading to the three-bedroom, three bath living space on the upper level. himself to an actual living space (under air conditioning) of only 2250 square feet, architect designed the house to allow maxi mum air circulation, based on the design of tropical houses built in the days before air-conditioning. Its one of Langs favorite features, and even on the most blistering days, he keeps the doors open to the breeze and the air-conditioning off. Since most of the houses on the street are ground-level and single-story, Lang ed, gated ivory tower with water views. After seeing the austerity of the exterior, youd expect the furnishings to be equally Spartan, but they are not. Lang has been downsizing for years, and this last house is furnished with all the long-time possessions he has chosen to keep. To say the stuff is well-worn would 1 2 3 4


be an understatement, since much of it His two Dobermans have been given the run of the house and apparently did their A large room with highly polished colored sofas covered in Scalamandre velvet (one with a large repair on the arm from doggie damage), and a very pattern, is partly covered by a marvel ous collage carpet pieced together from faded patches of worn Orientals sewn probably do this yourself without paying that serves as a platform for a diorama of circa 1900 Paris, complete with protected by a glass box cover, which posite end of the room, another area is original Aubusson tapestry faces 1940s French leather chairs and four original Dorothy Draper chairs covered in deep gold leather with elaborate nailhead Shopping on Valium appear so blurred that even after many years, neither Lang nor his guests can Across the room, the spare, open Arcolinea, and the countertops and adjoining wall a mirror made from an old window framed by brilliantly elaborately inlaid marble top that Lang had made into a console table with cording to Lang, when Florence Knoll was mar ried to the president of with her very pricey must have been some probably decorators shares the front of the house with the social living space and has the a headboard made from pair of giltwood Louis painting by Miami artist Lynn Gelfman, and a room opens off the bedroom, and here, from which he oversees his varied real estate involved in building a spec house on one of the same architect who blueprints, and papers, a worn green loveseat sits under another huge modern painting on the if it may have been the dining table in an very little seems to have value or meaning except the pursuit of the newest and latest, is reminiscent of the philosophy of the old Just hold on to what you really love and use Feedback: 5 6 7


76 Columnists: POLICE REPORTSBiscayne Crime BeatCompiled by Derek McCannRansacked Bathrooms700 Block of NE 61st Street Some of our criminals just love their mischief, even if its pointless and nothing of value is won. Two roommates left their apartment for the day and returned torn shower curtains, toilet paper on the trators had pried open the front door of taken. The term ransacked, common in police report speak, paints an ugly picture of the damage. We hope the Boulevard Motels Keep Ticking6900 Block of Biscayne Boulevard Oh, those wonderful landmarks still do right mind would spend the night there? cial someone in Miami Lakes and getting in his car with him. He woke up the next day in a wrecked motel room, rock-star style. He no longer had his wallet, and moxed. He claims his new friend drugged the Boulevard motel maze though it does keep our economy moving.Toilet Violation, Part 2400 Block of NE 35th Street erously if you must. Criminals look for weaknesses, as did these thugs. While the owner left for a few hours, they in the living room. They then exited the apartment, leaving the front door open. lock everything up and leave civility to the countryside.Was It a Suction Device?3401 N. Miami Ave. To keep our economy moving, Miami has made efforts to feed our desire for cheap stuff. But somehow that wallet is going to empty, regardless. This poor victim shopped for clothes at Marshalls, and found there was video of the incident. Cameras caught a woman placing an which then magically disappeared. Nothwallet chains for everyone.


Craigslist Hookup Hell1000 Block of NE 78th Road Not the best idea, of course, to look for carnal action on craigslist. This victim actually had a pleasant time with the future suspect that lasted two hours. The complication occurred later that day, when the suspect wanted seconds. He brought two people with him this time (but not for what was desired) and robbed the victim in his home at gunpoint, hitting him repeatedly with and the police report listed his Facebook name. Of course we could avoid Craigslist altogether, but those Rants and Raves and Missed Connections are hard to ignore.Maybe the Landline Kept Us Safer?6900 Block of Biscayne Boulevard Things have improved in the Palm Grove eateries doesnt stop the criminals from ruining the ambitious ambiance. A passerby asked to use our victims phone; this is usually considered the sizing-up phase. When the victim obliged, the phone fell out of his pocket, as did some cash. The man used the phone to make his call; then when he completed the call, he turned to victim and brandished a pocketknife, demanding money. The victim feared for his safety and handed him the money; the man then ran off. Miamians, we must maintain our infamous rudeness; leave the helping to the poor social workers.Best to Take the Bus When PossibleNE 2nd Avenue and NE 59th Street Our public transportation system may be lacking, but perhaps its the best choice in times of need. This person left a nightclub and waited at a bus stop when two men approached and offered him a ride home in their Lexus. It must have been hard to turn that down. They took an alternate route and while in transport demanded his iPhone. We guess that was to be the cost of the fare. Not so. They stopped the car and the driver got out and ripped the gold chain off the victims neck. He then demanded his wallet, watch, and another iPhone. The victim refused, but when threatened with a knife, he complied, then was removed from car and left on the street alone as the thugs drove off. Poor man had to walk home. No arrests have been made at press time, and we gather the items have been sold to keep up pay ments on that Lexus. Image apparently is everything.Just Another Family Moment7500 NE 3rd Pl. Living with your brother can be challenging; theres lots of family drama already ingrained, so why add more? These siblings had an argument that escalated to the point where one brother ing over who got to use the Playstation more when they were kids? The spurned brother did return an hour later, went to his brothers room, and took his keys and wallet. He promptly stole his car. Guess the victim brother had had enough, and called the cops. Playing Grand Theft Auto in the past has had ripples on the present. This could get awkward in court.Trust, but Verify 800 Block of NE 69th Street We warned you about craigslist hookups, but is apparently not much better. Victim responded to an ad that stated, Looking to Top and invited the gentleman over. He apparently didnt need further information. The visitor did top this all off by stealing the victims laptop computer. By the time police arrived, the victim said he might have gathered information about his top man, including an address. Good luck with that; guess its time for a new laptop he can hide in the closet. Jimmy Hoffa Must Be ProudNE 5th Street and Biscayne Boulevard Best not to argue with truck drivers, even if if they decide to make bizarre turns and likely driving one of those wimpy hybrids, got into a verbal argument with a truck driver. Well, if the trucker was a Teamster, he likely had no time for verbal jousting over etiquette. Instead he just threw an object at the victims car and cracked his windshield. Luckily, it was not the victims head. Trucker then drove off. Victim could only recall it was a Seaboard transport truck. Feedback: COMPLETE BUSINESS SERVICES 12555 Biscayne Blvd. North Miami, FL 33181-2597 Tel: 305-895-6974 | Fax: 305-891-2045 Email: T.M.Est. 1980


78 Columnists: PARK PATROLThese Grounds Are Packed A community takes its park to heartBy Jim W. Harper BT ContributorA few blocks south of the Krispy Kreme Doughnut factory and its tantalizing Hot Now neon sign, people are walking and burning calories. Playing soccer, football, tennis. Dominoes and cards, and a variety of less calorie-intensive pursuits. Ah, screw it. I cant resist. Lets take a box of doughnuts and sit beside the lake, under a majestic live oak tree. We can watch the other people exercise their bodies while we exercise our mouths. Oak Grove Park is a green oasis in a town with no name. Sandwiched between the municipalities of North Miami Beach and North Miami, the area belongs to the county and to a census track called the Golden Glades. According to the U.S. Census, Golden Glades has the nations highest concentration of Haitians, at around 40 percent. The City of North Miami ranks second. the parks many bends and corners. You hear it on the playground, in the community center, and on the exercise path. Another encounter is another sak pase? Oak Grove Park is packed. Its a Thursday afternoon before sunset, and tiny kids in football pads cling to the fence. The coach has their complete attention. Nearby, lanky teens in football pads buzz around their coach, while a few stray away from the pack. On the tween Haiti and Brazil. The sports scene occupies the sunny side of the park. The parks larger and cooler section offers shady trees that encircle a sizable lake. Behind the lake, draped fences cordon off an acre or so of land that is under construction. Keep out, warn signs on the outside, but the people inside cant see them. The park is undergoing a $10 million makeover by Miami-Dade County. Its aging buildings and other tarnished infrastructure will become part of the Father Grard Jean-Juste Community Center. The Building Better Communities general obligation bonds are footing the bill. This park appears to be worth it, though I cant comment on the projects details because the county is still drafting plans. Inside the fenced-off area, construction on four new tennis courts is to begin this month; these courts will supplement the four existing courts in another section of the park. How do you know this park deserves the upgrade? Look at the hundreds of people here every day, at all times of the day, and compare it to other parks that see only a trickle of activity. This park is jumpin. Oak Grove Parks setting is a key to its popularity. The adjacent Oak Grove Elementary School (Home of the Tigers) provides a constant source of eager little bodies. But the real driver is the neighborhoods density. Apartment buildings four stories high lean into one corner of the park, and numerous similar housing units line busy NE 6th Avenue, which borders the park to the west and leads to that Krispy Kreme. Many single-family homes (some with surprisingly lush yards) line the streets around the park and the school, and they share the good fortune of a short walk to school, park, pharmacy, barbecue joints, and other local businesses. In contrast to the upscale trend of new urbanism, which aims to create walkable communities for wealthy retirees, the area around Oak Grove Park is old-school urbanism with a dash of suburbanism. Lets call it Miami Murban. The dichotomy of green space and urban grit is writ large on the parks lake. Pretty from a and an anhinga sunning its oily wings. A sign beside the lake warns that the state has released triploid grass carp aquatic into the lake for biological weed control. Apparently, the triploid grass carp is an Asian vegetarian that works like an aquatic Weed Wacker. I couldnt see them in the pond/lake (what makes a pond large enough to become a lake?), but I did see several turtles with one head apiece. Giant iguanas scurry up the oak trees when you approach them. The birds may waddle into the lake when you get too near, or they make ignore you altogether. Over toward the tennis courts, a dozen men huddle around a table to play green dominoes. When I ask to take a picture of the game, they demand that I BT photos by Jim W. Harper OAK GROVE PARK690 NE 159th St., Miami, FL 33162 305-944-8670 Hours: Sunrise to 8:00 p.m. Picnic tables: Yes Barbecues: Yes Picnic pavilions: No Tennis courts: Yes Yes Night lighting: Yes Swimming pool: No YesPark Rating NE 6th Ave NE 8th AveNE 159th StNE 157th St


pay them. No picture. At the next table, some men with graying hair are playing cards. These in the park. Oak Grove seems to have suffered indignities and enjoyed enhancements in recent years. A sign for the walking course outlines in English, Spanish, and Creole how two laps equal one mile. Part of this course is currently off-limits for new construction. But people are actually walking here. People are actually using the gym-like features three freestanding signs, one for each language, with many sponsorship logos, including the Trust for Public Land and the Miami Foundation. These supporters made a good investment. The park needs several upgrades beyond its two old buildings, and it will be interesting to see how the county enhances the property. One of the parks two signs is stained a dirty yellow. The playground needs a good dusting. doughnut, which melts in my mouth like simple glucose high. I feel the vibrancy of children, adults, and seniors meeting on the lakes dark surface. I see a community in action, enjoying their piece of nature. Oak Grove Park seems worlds away from South Beach. You cant swim in the water, and you wouldnt want to. Yet for the hundreds of people who come here every day, this park represents peace, or lap as they say in Creole. Feedback: or call 3-1-1 DRAIN COVER


80 Columnists: KID ZONEBig Questions from Little PeopleWhere is heaven, Daddy?By Stuart Sheldon BT ContributorW Whoa I carry three babies in one year and then THE FRENCH AMERICAN SCHOOL OF MIAMI LECOLE FRANCO AMERICAINE DE MIAMI rfntb rbfrfnb Photo by Jodi Gallant NEW!


Columnists: GOING GREENSpeak with Your gets a South Florida chapterBy Jim W. Harper BT ContributorThis air is your air/this air is my air/from California/to everywhere! I wish some young Woody Guthrie would come along and write a catchy and memorable climate-change anthem. Carbon pollution is everywhere, created by everyone, and it doesnt feel poetic at all. Its an enormous issue, and for that very reason its best not to overreach. Start small. For example, we can start with this short mantra: Climate action now! On August 17, Ill be repeating this phrase while hosting a concert at one of our areas smallest performance spaces, the Luna Star Caf, 775 NE 125th St. in North Miami. The evening will be a ben change organization, 350 South Florida a new chapter of the umbrella group 350. org. Im serving as president of the new group, which is so small it cant yet afford At Luna Star, we might hear old protest songs along with the new ones we desperately need. Check the cafs website for further details as the date approaches ( Soon youll be hearing a lot more voices too. Remember Occupy Wall Street? Now get ready for Occupy United Nations. This fall, 350 South Florida is planning to join hands with more than 500 other small groups from around the United States and elsewhere to create the worlds largest environmental march. The event, to take place in New York City, is scheduled to coincide with a summit of world leaders convening at the U.N. to discuss global warming and pollution. On September 21, the Peoples Climate March is expected to occupy blocks of New York City, and here in Miami, a solidarity march is being planned for the same weekend. Maybe this time it will work. How many marches and protests did it take to create the Civil Rights Act of 1964? Some times you need millions to march, but those millions dont just appear overnight. Movements start small at cafs and in houses, churches, synagogues, and schools. Little by little, a network emerges, and over time its power becomes palpable. at Middlebury College in Vermont, with Professor Bill McKibben and a number of university friends, according to the groups website. It organizes massive global days of action that are now among the most widespread political action events worldwide. Today the (The number 350, according to the website, means climate safety: to preserve a livable planet, scientists tell us we must reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere from its current level of 400 parts per million to below 350 ppm.) The symbolism of a march taking place in New York rather than in Washington, D.C., underscores the longrunning congressional gridlock and the failure of U.S. leadership across the board. Infuriating to the rest of the world, we remain the worlds leader of carbon pol lution, despite recent attempts to portray China as the chief enemy of clean air. Al though new polluters like China and India can equal us on a daily level, no country comes close to our carbon pollution on the historical level. We led the Industrial Revo lution, yet were refusing to lead its cleanup. In the U.S., progress on the issue ap pears mostly at the city level or even lower and in the meantime, state and federal governments appear to do little. Private enterprise stalls because fossil fuels are for alternative fuel sources to compete. Locally, a few recent actions are worth celebrating. The Dan A. Hughes Company has closed a contentious oil-drilling operation in Collier County, company. These actions follow a year of protests that peaked in March at a hearing near Naples, when an angry crowd better oversight of oil drilling near the Everglades and other sensitive habitats. Also in June, self-organized angry professors published an open letter to Gov. Rick Scott. Ten leading scientists from the University of Miami and other Florida institutions asked for a meeting to explain climate science to Scott, who avoids the issue with his mantra: Im not a scientist. Well see if hes serious about learning some basic science. Another small group is drawing atten tion to King Tide Day during the week of October 6. The years highest tide will be a rallying point for Eyes on the Rise, a new outreach and communication project based at Florida International University. These actions are what President George H.W. Bush would call points of light, and together they can make a difference. Now is the time to act, to challenge the lie that we must continue burning fossil fuels because the exact opposite is the truth. We the people must speak the truth. This air was made for you and me. Send your tips and clever ideas to: Feedback:


Columnists: YOUR GARDEN 82 Mosquito Control the Natural WayDont spray, just dump any standing waterBy Jeff Shimonski BT ContributorIm always fascinated by what you can It may take a bit of looking and some knowledge of what to anticipate, but its Consider, for example, the small cluster of birds nest fungi that are shown nests, or peridia (the singular is a pe ridium), are tiny the openings are not just smaller than a penny; theyre about the size of Lincolns head out North America, as well as in the trop to the tropics that makes for interesting Birds nest fungi are found on decay ing organic matter and are not uncommon among other tiny fungi, like some of the While photographing this particu lar cluster of fungi, I couldnt help but are and then I thought that, thankfully, quitoes recently, and am now pretty good at recognizing some of the mosquito usually determine where they came from of mosquitoes prefer different types of water, from seawater and salt marshes to Years ago, when I worked at Jungle to complete their life cycles; they lay their eggs in or near bodies of water so the eggs I was able to determine where the mosquitoes were laying their eggs and to treat those bodies of water with biological compounds that were safe to other indiscriminately in the park, we protectIt wasnt necessary to spray at the the program, and the established ben had to spray in what had become a truly Now, with mosquito-borne diseases ent in our area, we need to be especially I make tree inspections at residential tions with property owners about why they need to inspect their property routinely for ets, and anything else that can hold water Many people use bleach as a mosof the container and how much bleach is break down within 24 hours or so, and the eggs will continue to hatch, and a few days later the containers will be People must begin to understand how critically important it is to empty all con to assume that someone else will spray or ing cannot target all the bodies of water morning recently and heard a county Stop thinking about treating the symptoms while you ignore the probspraying is necessary, but if we work locally, in our own landscapes, well Well spray less and perhaps kill fewer municipal arborist, retired director of horticulture at Parrot Jungle and Jungle Island, and principal of Tropical Designs of Florida. Contact him at Feedback: BT photo by Jeff Shimonski


Columnists: PET TALKAbout That Egg in Your CageSome healthy solutions for your hormonal bird By Janet Goodman BT ContributorRecently a friend of mine put out time, her 15-year-old African owner had no idea what to do. Should not calcium and protein will keep nutrition approach to keeping a female healthy metabolize calcium. male would bring food to the female. damper on laying. did Janet Goodman is a Miami Shores-based dog trainer, animal-talent wrangler, and principal of Good Dog Bad Dog Inc. Con tact her at Feedback:


84 Columnists: VINOBy Bill Citara BT ContributorThis Vino is all about needles. No, not those needles. Get your mind out of the gutter. I mean, needles in a haystack, the eye of a needle that kind of thing. In this case, the needle is Cabernet Sauvignon. More particularly, Cabernet $12 limit. That delivers at least a vestige of varietal character, instead of gobs of fat, jammy fruit. That at least hints at grace and balance and complexity. That partners well with a variety of foods, instead of jackhammering them into oblivion. And thats fun to drink, the last When I mentioned all this to my toned, Verily, I say unto thee, it is easier for a rich camel to pass through the eye Cabernet that doesnt suck rabid root louse. (Actually, he doesnt talk like that, except maybe after a pitcher or two of martinis. But you get the idea.) So for that reason and for not wanting to drink a lot of crappy red wine Im exceedingly pleased to report that I have found my Cabernet Sauvignon needle. Several, in fact. Priced right, varietal character, plays well with food, fun to drink, and nothing Id be ashamed all I need is a rich camel. Of course, not every wine was a per fect needle. Some were just a little pointy. Night Harvest Caber net from R.H. Phillips for example, was earthy and grapey on the nose but tasted young and surprisingly acidic after an initial burst of ripe berry fruit. The 2012 Red Theory Cabernet from Washing ish and not quite ready for prime time, despite some appealing anise aromas and Just about every tasting of late has revealed at least one wine that says buy a case of me, quick, before the rest of the 2012 DeLoach Vineyards California Caber net Sauvignon man Cecil DeLoach was a Sonoma County ramshackle winery in the Russian River Valley when Sonoma was considered little more than a weak sister to Napa Valley. DeLoach no longer runs his namesake winery (though hes still making excellent wine at his new winery, Hook & Ladder). But the current owners of DeLoach Vine yards are doing quite well by Cecil, with this lovely and affordable Cab, which drinks more upscale than its $10.99 price. anise, and a little tar segue seamlessly to the palate, where its soft and smooth and eminently ready to drink. Though its very different from the DeLoach, Id also happily spring for a case of the 2012 Las Huertas Cabernet. Show ing off its French pedigree Domaines Barons de Rothschild this Chilean product is all about structure and balance, with cherry fruit given surprising complexity (for the price) by crisp acidity and nuances of herbs, anise, and olives. One of Californias most reliable producers of is Blackstone and they do nothing to diminish that reputation with their 2011 California Cabernet Its a deep, dark purple, redolent of black n blue fruit with hints of olives and tobacco and lots of toasty oak. Despite its heft, its as easy on the palate as its $7 price is on the pocketbook, and its ready availability makes it a prime candidate for pouring at your next back yard barbecue. If youre barbecuing a whole cow, you may want something a bit bigger. Nobody knows beef like the Argentines, and the 2011 Septima Cabernet Sauvignon from that coun trys Mendoza Province pairs as well a sharp steak knife and a hearty appetite. of blackberries, blueberries, and cassis with undercurrents of licorice and cloves, coffee and black pepper. The 2011 Tormentoso Coastal Cabernet is a South African wine that hits many of those same notes, though the Septima and the oak is a little overdone. rich camel. Feedback: Striking Gold in the Quest for CabRed, white, and you: Agreeable wine for $12 or less


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