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Worth At Least a Thousand WordsEditors note: Last month in Washington, D.C., Biscayne Times principal photographer Silvia Ros was honored by the Smithsonians National Museum of American History, which acquired 86 of her images as part of its continuing effort to document the LGBT experience in America. Ros and her partner of ten years, Anne Swanson, attended a reception August 19 commemorating the acquisition. We could not be more proud of her. Below is one of those images.Nancy to Jay: Watch Your Back, Baby!I was pleasantly surprised to read Happily Ever After (August 2014) by Jay Beskin. Adventure is its own animal a one-of-a-kind, modern-day City of Excellence with outdated standards akin to those of the 19th Century. Miami, Hollywood, and other local municipalities could never get away with the kind of nepotism that has become standard practice in the city government of Aventura. Thanks to Biscayne Times for not being afraid to expose it for what it is. The other local publications, mainly Aventura Magazine and the Aventura News are part of the old-fashioned cronyism that Aventura is known for. Theyre both so deeply entrenched, theyre practically run by the AMC the lovely Aventura Marketing Council. One of my favorite articles in the BT about the city was published a while ago. It was a cover story by Terence Cantarella called Vertical City (February 2011) a city run by insiders and occupied by outsiders. It truly exposed all of Aventuras inner workings and cronyism. If I were Jay Beskin, Id be afraid to go out for a bagel. Who knows? Eric Soroka wields so much power in Aventura, he may just put out a hit on him! Keep up the good work. Nancy Schoening HollywoodGenteel Homophobia in Miami ShoresMany thanks for Jen Karetnicks column about the Miami Shores Village Councils failure to pass a resolution supporting LGBT marriage equality (A Slap in the Face, August 2014). As the father of a 13-year-old son, Im concerned about this votes impact on the children and teens of this com effect, sent my son the message that his parents relationship is illegitimate ability of marriage. But they didnt just send this message to my son. They sent it to all the children in the community, including their own. The members of the Christian Family Coalition, who publicly expressed their crude, fanatical views to the council just prior the vote, represent the ultraconservative end of the spectrum. They sounded the alarm that gay marriage is a depraved violation of Gods wishes and threatens the very institution of marriage itself or as they call it, marriage between one man and one woman. The awkward truth hanging over this spectacle is that, based on divorce statistics, the only real threat to het erosexual marriage is unhappy hetero sexual marriage. But somewhere in the middle of the spectrum is a more polite, genteel ho mophobia. Its harder to detect, because, like gentility itself, it usually appears in the blurry guise of tolerance, cour tesy, and sincerity. If theres anything I admire about the Christian Family Coalition, its that theyre genuine. Like a head-on collision, theyre in your face about where they stand. Polite ho mophobia, on the other hand, is evasive and elusive. Like a snake curled up in the attic, you dont even know its there until it strikes. This gentility was nicely modeled by Mayor Herta Holly and Councilmembers Hunt Davis and Jim McCoy as they each haltingly explained the thinking that led to the votes they were about to cast. In a single breath, they let us know that some of their best friends are gay, that they have nothing but respect for these friends and then voted against supporting their highly respected best friends civil rights. I expect the leaders of our community to understand that, Commentary: LETTERS Continued on page 16 r fntb rrrfr rfntbfftn tbttbbtbn rfntfbnnn nnn rfnrtbb rnrnrbbfffbrnrnrb bbtbn nn rrbb rrnrb tbb tttbtb fb n bt r nfnffbnntf bbfbffftbttfbbffnb tbfrrfntbbrfr ntbbnfbfntbbrfr rn
whether they like it or not, the stances they take on civil rights issues have farreaching effects. A no vote reinforces the despair of people who are still in the closet, especially young people. It says yes to the hate speech of the Christian Family Coalition, and gives a green light to perpetrators of anti-gay violence. Its a short road from hate speech to hate crimes. The day after the vote, the Christian Family Coalition issued a Victory Report, declaring that last night God won! Yes, Gods army got a thumbs-up from our Village Council. And I will be looking over my shoulder more than I usually do before I dare hold my partners hand when we walk down the street in our neighborhood. After all, we have a child at home who depends on us. If only for his sake, we have a responsibility to stay alive. At the meeting Mayor Holly stated, I have a feeling if Council-lady Ledesma had gone ahead last time, I might have voted for it because I thought it was a fair thing to do. But no. I had a lot of time to get public input. And I got it with a sledgehammer. And, hey, I was elected to represent the people who called so freely. And I plan to do that. And my vote is no. For that speech, the mayor should win an award for transparency. She knew that voting yes was the fair thing to do. But after she got public input with a sledgehammer from people who called so freely, whom she was elected to represent, she apparently voted against her own conscience. I wonder who called. Elliot Pilshaw Miami ShoresRemember This Outrage The Miami Shores Village Council delivered a black eye to our great community on July 15, when Mayor Herta Holly and Councilmen Jim McCoy and Hunt Davis municipality in Florida to vote against marriage equality for gays and lesbians. It took us back to the dark days of Anita Bryant, when Miami Shores also stood on the side of bigotry and homophobia. It is inconceivable to me that a age of same-sex households in the nation, a town with just 20 percent registered Republicans, a town that voted 3-to-1 for President Obama, and sponsored by three gay men could have such a council. The sad sight of gay residents virtually begging these three straight people to condescend to give them the same rights they enjoy was heartbreaking. The fact that the council allowed 36 members of a Christian extremist group made up of people from Doral, Hialeah, and North Miami Beach take up all the rooms seats, while the taxpayers out what was going on from the lobby, was an outrage. I am embarrassed to serve on this council right now and hope that the voters will remember this day of infamy when we vote in nine months. To all of our wonderful residents, gay and straight, hang in there. We deserve better and hopefully we will get it in April! Jesse Walters, Vice Mayor Miami Shores VillageA Nightmare to AvoidJust when I thought every square inch of waterfront property was now under development by ravenous builders, I was BT revealing plans by a Dutch company ing residential islands on Maule Lake in North Miami Beach (In the Market for a Hyper-Luxurious Floating Island? July, 2014). It doesnt take much imagination to envision the aesthetically unpleasant waterscape, and negative environmental, recreational and ecosystem effects each with a two-story, four bedroom home, patio, garden, sandy beach, pool, and boat slips, on the very resource making south Florida so unique and attractive, its waters. For the Dutch company to move forward, it has requested that Maule Lake be rezoned by NMB to permit such islands across the lake. Those of us who live along the lake, enjoy the lake, and who value our waterways can only pray very strict scrutiny it requires, and that Maule Lake be preserved and protected by the rejection of the proposal. Robert Goldberg North Miami BeachCommentary: LETTERS rf ntbnrnnnnn br GIRLCATIONf tbnr Saturday and Sunday, September 13 & 14 fb bb rn KISS99 bffr brnn nrtbnr ffrn nnrbfb LettersContinued from page 12
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Commentary: MIAMIS KINGBy Jack King BT ContributorRandom thoughts: There are so many things in this world that I would like to see changed, its almost impossible to list them, much less in any order of importance. When Michael Brown, the unarmed black Missouri teenager, who was shot by a police (jaywalking?), it brought back a lot of bad memories I hoped Id never have to revisit. Alas, I was wrong, very wrong. Many years ago, several of my writer friends were working on a series about evolving America. Their work proved to be too controversial and no one would race in America; we wondered why black men were generally larger and more physical than white men. It didnt take For 350 years, whites had killed off the weak slaves so they didnt have to feed and house less productive workers. The strong procreated with the strong and voil! we had our own American-style gladiator system, and we did it just like the Romans did. That left us with thousands of men not quite big, fast, and talented enough to play pro sports, but certainly imposing enough to be considered big, scary black men. Enter the police. Since they apparently feel they cannot control these big scary black men, theyve come up with a new plan: They tell everybody that they feared for their life and just shoot the guy. Its been working very well for the police for the past hundred years or so. Not so good for black men. So whats the answer? It starts at the local level, with mayors and commission ers setting the rules for the police, rather than the police and their unions writing their playbooks. Politicians suck up to the lies, and their friends vote in blocs, and the pols are fearful of their political clout. Its time our leaders stopped kissing up to powerful interest groups and started governing for all the people. Ive always liked our county mayor, Carlos Gimenez. Hes more bureaucrat than politician. Sometimes thats good and sometimes its not. In Gimenezs case, its a good thing. Recently Gimenez said he was orderdashboard cams in their cars and body cams on their persons. I thought it was a bold move and a great idea for the mayor and the citizens of Miami-Dade County. It didnt take long for the police union president, John Rivera, to object to the plan, citing unnamed legal reasons. What he was really saying was: I am against this because it may convict one of my union members after shooting an unarmed scary black man. Now, Im a lot of things, but Im not anti-union, not even the police union. However, the county and the state set guidelines for police actions. The union not unjustly reprimanded or terminated. The union should have nothing to do with for no reason or without proper support. Last month I wrote about an unfortunate boating incident that killed four people Miami-Dade County. Everyone promised to get to the bottom of the incident without delay. The father of one of the deceased, who is a retired Miami-Dade even promised to start a recall petition to remove Gimenez, just as was done to former Mayor Carlos Alvarez. He hired a plane to haul a Recall Gimenez banner over Miami for a day. he didnt have enough money to mount a recall drive, especially on a retired cops pension. He eventually admitted boat, it would not have been able to save his son. plete investigation of the incident as quickly as possible. As I sit here seven weeks after the incident, I have not heard one word about it. Will this be another government SCREWBAR (cleaned up for a family publication) and everybody just wants to forget about it? Could be. snarky remarks about the City of Miami police marine units never being out on $100,000-plus powerboats. Over the past couple of weeks, Ive been out on the water and have seen Miami-Dade and National Park Service boats on Biscayne Bay. But I have not seen anything from the City of Miami, so I stand by my snarky smarmy comments. Feedback: firstname.lastname@example.org Race, Accountability, and Our Local PoliceMusings on unions and politicians
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Future FtbolEven if David Beckham never sets foot in Miami again, soccer is here to stayBy Erik Bojnansky Photos by Silvia Ros
26 The clouds above Little Haiti Soccer Park darkened and swirled as dozens of teenagers raced up and attracted a crowd of around 500 people when they defeated Coconut Grove FC by who sat in the stands werent here to Market was celebrating its reopening after happened to be in town for a Haitian diasPresident Michel Sweet Micky Martelly wet teenagers were sheltering in the parks Most people were standing by now as cas entertained the soaked crowd and BT that a lightning strike had shorted out the
per year on fees and uniforms. Little Haiti FC is different, Villano says. With the help from private donations and foundations, including the University of Miamis School of Education and Center for Ethics and Public Service, Little Haiti FC has become the only travel youth soccer team in Florida that serves kids from poor, inner-city families. Most of its roughly 40 members, ranging in age from 14 to 17, live in Little Haiti, although a few players commute by bus from North Miami and Miami Gardens. All come from working-class families who recently immigrated to the United States from Haiti, Honduras, Guatemala, and the Caribbean. Since that game in May, however, the Little Haiti FC hasnt played another match on its home turf. One reason: the City of Miami charged the club $349 to use the facilities. Thats pretty costly for a club dependent on donations. If you were to say, Where am I going to see a youth soccer match in the City of Miami? This is it, says Villano who, besides helping out Little Haiti FC, also coaches the Coconut Grove FC. And you know how many games theyve had here? One. Receiving far more media attention than the soccer park or Little Haiti FC is another ftbol endeavor: David Beckhams campaign to build yet another soccer facility, a very big and very expensive one. Beckham and his partners American Idol creator Simon Fuller and telecommunications tycoon (and former Bolivian Ftbol Federation marketing manager) Marcelo Claure have had some highly publicized setbacks in their efforts to secure a waterfront site for Miami Beckham Uniteds stadium. The momentum seemingly has dissipated, with Beckham heading back to his home in Los Angeles, Claure becoming CEO of Sprint in Kansas, and Fuller taking up new entertainment projects. But the effort to build a Miami soccer stadium isnt over, assures Tadd Schwartz, president of Schwartz Media Strategies and spokesman for MBU, although the aspiring franchise is now looking beyond waterfront, publicly owned land in downtown Miami. Theyre looking at a number of sites, Schwartz says. Whats more important to them is whats acceptable to the fans. Nothing has really changed since they started. The vicinity of downtown Miami, where land is becoming increasingly scarce and expensive, remains MBUs preferred area. They would like to focus on the urban core and theyre continuing to do exactly that. They consider Miami to be a growing urban city, Schwartz says, adding, Ten years ago, Miami didnt have a downtown. Today we have one of the most prominent downtowns in South Florida, if not the world. All of that is conducive to international soccer. Despite past statements from Major League Soccers commissioner that a stadium in downtown Miami was the only acceptable home for a Miami MLS team, Schwartz says Miami Beckham United is willing to look at other sites throughout Miami-Dade County. Theyre considering all options, Schwartz assures. A number of parties have approached them. If Miami Beckham United is successful in its quest, itll become the second MLS team representing Miami in the tory. The previous team was the Miami Fusion, which was based not in Miami, but in Fort Lauderdales Lockhart Stadium. Founded in 1998, it lost millions of dollars before MLS, also hemorrhaging with the Tampa Bay Mutiny. Miami Fusions ownership was so bad, they did everything wrong, says Tom Continued on page 28
28 Mulroy, president of the Fort Lauder dale Strikers, a North American League soccer team now playing at Lockhart Stadium. It was a big black eye for South Florida. (A North American League team is similar to a AAA team in profes sional baseball, Mulroy explains.) Undaunted by the Miami Fusions failure, Claure, founder of the Miamibased cell-phone distribution company Brightstar, attempted to bring Barcelona FC to the Magic City in 2009. That deal fell apart, but Claure soon became acquainted with Beckham. When Beckham Marcelo Claure has said that his passion is his family, his work, and soccer, notes Schwartz. He would love to see a soccer team here. Miami-Dade County and the City of Miami have a notorious history for generously subsidizing professional sports teams, but subsidies are not part of MBUs game plan, Schwartz insists. If they decide to build a stadium on publicly owned land they will pay fair market value in terms of the lease. As for construction of the stadium: They will fund it 100 percent. So without subsidies, can MBU survive in a downtown location? Or should the stadium be located in an area where it just might be better appreciated, such as Sweet water, Kendall, Doral, or perhaps Broward? And what about travel youth soccer clubs like Little Haiti FC? Could they be Future FtbolContinued from page 27 Continued on page 30 810 Messina Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134-3608 Classic 3/2 Old Spanish updated home on quiet street features 2/1 main house plus 1/1 guest house with kitchenette. Main house has fireplace, wood floors, large custom eat-in kitchen with wood cabinetry, KitchenAid s/s gas range, counter depth refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher & microwave, granite counter tops & back splash. New marble bath & alarm system. Cozy guest cottage with bedroom, bath & kitchenette. Other updates: new roof, A/C & septic system in 2011, fenced yard. $515.000 10960 N. BAYSHORE DR Miami, FL 33161 Stunning Art Deco Jewel across from Biscayne Bay! Four bedrooms + 3 baths up and an office + 1/1 downstairs can be separate in-law quarters. Euro-modern gourmet kitchen, SS appliances, wood & marble floors, fireplace, formal living room/dining room, laundry room. Master suite has fabulous dressing room with bay views. Childrens room has balcony. Lots of natural light, quiet street. Charm galore! $549.000 420 NE 88th Street, El Portal, FL 33138-3143 Comprehensive renovation with permits. This home is turn-key! 3 bedrooms, 2 new full baths1 with Jacuzzi tub, new chefs eat-in kitchen with gas range, stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops. Hardwood floors, open floor plan featuring split bedroom layout, new Impact windows & doors, all new appliances, 1 car attached garage, heated pool, cabana, on fenced, professionally landscaped lot. Sprinkler system on well. $389.000
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the key to a professional soccer teams success in South Florida?B Coco Cubillas. Eight years ago, Cubillas opened Brickell Soccer Rooftop on top of a parking garage at 444 Brickell Ave., where a couple of tennis courts once existed. It was sort of dead space, he remembers. We thought, Why not take advantage of the space? The view is nice. The location is key. Its something different. Soccer wasnt so popular when he est competition back then was Midtown Soccer in Wynwood, which opened up roughly at the same time Brickell Soccer Rooftop did. Today, there are at operating in the downtown and Wynwood areas. It has picked up, Cubillas says. We get a lot of college students from UM. On weekends kids want to do their birthday parties here. His most loyal customers, however, are the chefs, waiters, bartenders, and other members of downtown-Brickells hospitality industry. To accommodate their hours, Brickell Soccer stays open on weekdays until 2:00 a.m. We have been really fortunate, he beams. Born in Peru, Cubillas grew up in South Florida. His father used to play for dale Strikers in the 1970s. He also used to work for the Miami Fusion. But when it comes to youth soccer, Broward still has a considerable edge over MiamiDade. Says Cubillas: I would say they [Broward] have more organized kids programs, more academies, more clubs. Lou Confessore, founder of the Dade Youth Soccer Association and head of the Coral Estates Soccer Club, says professional soccer teams in the U.S. are dependent on young soccer fans as a sup port base. Much of that base comes from youth soccer clubs or school soccer teams. Where Beckham grew up and all of these other European big shots grew up, the professional teams support youth soccer, Confessore says. In the United States its upside down. Here, teams like the Fort Lauderdale Strikers depend on the young soccer players to come to the stands. As for soccer in public parks, or soccer programs, the City of Miami is far behind, soccer advocates tell the BT Of Miamis 127 parks, 20 have Future FtbolContinued from page 28
Continued on page 32Temple Israel in Wynwood) and Legion Park (in the Upper Eastside). Of those Little Haiti Soccer Park has stadium-style seating. In contrast, Miami-Dade County has 25 parks with western part of the county. The 515-acre Amelia Earhart Park, located north of Hialeah, can host up to Confessore says. Kendall turf, allowing for continu ous play without worry of the usual wear and tear on Little Haiti Soccer Park. The county gets it, Dave Villano says. Other mu nicipalities get it, especially gets it. Key Biscayne gets it. Miami Shores gets it. The City of Miami doesnt get it. Miami Shores has about 200 kids in its soccer program, says Maurice Johnson, the villages athletics assistant supervisor. For the past eight years, David Ocampo has been running the villages youth travel soccer operation, the Shores Soccer Club. A lot of clubs [in South Florida], they were telling me that I was wasting my time in Miami Shores, that there was no demand for it over there, remembers Ocampo who, like most Florida Youth coaches, operates as a private contractor. And it was true. years. By 2010, enrollment started picking up. From there, more and more kids Club every year. Ocampo attributes the growth to an many from Latin America, moving to Miami Shores. along the Biscayne Corridor tell the BT theyve also seen interest in soccer increase from juveniles and adults. I a soccer city, says Patrick Corker, North Miamis parks director. lation, North Miami is still without a traveling soccer team. The city, however, has been steadily expanding its soccer facilities and programs. Back in 2007, it converted Ben Franklin Parks softball have also been added to Claude Pepper and Cagni parks. North Miami Athletic Stadium, near Florida International Universitys Biscayne Bay Campus and host of the well-attended adult Haiti Cup games, has in-house soccer programs that sometimes play against teams from neighboring cities, says Pam Solomon, North Miamis spokeswoman. (North Miami even had its own soccer scandal. Last year former North
32 Miami Mayor Andre Pierre paid a $7000 settlement to the Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics for reserving North Miami Athletic Stadium for his private clubs at least 78 times without paying Paulette Murphy, parks director for North Miami Beach, says demand for soccer in her city has tripled in the past eight years. Fulford Park and Allen ing soccer, she observes. For juveniles between the ages of 5 and 18, Patricia A. Mishcon Athletic Field is home to the Soccer Paradise Ftbol Club. Were constantly bombarded with people wanting to play pick-up soccer games, to form leagues, who want to play soccer in the evening or on the weekends, she says. Aventura city manager Eric Soroka did not return an e-mail from Biscayne Times inquiring about soccer programs and facilities in the City of Excellence. Accord ing to the citys website, Aventuras parks department offers soccer programs for kids between the ages of 5 and 14 at Founders Park and Waterways Park for residents. There arent any juvenile travel soccer clubs operating within Aventuras boundaries. But that doesnt mean the head coach of the Aventura Soccer AcadEstates Park in unincorporated MiamiDade just west of Aventura with two other soccer clubs. While some of their players come from various unincorporated neighborhoods and south Broward, most of the kids come from Aventura, ing South American population. In his that 90 percent come from Aventura. With soccers popularity growing by leaps and bounds in northeast Miami-Dade, might Miami Beckham United want to consider building their stadium in that area? For example, there is Biscayne Landing in North Miami, a wide expanse of city-owned land east of Biscayne Boulevard scheduled for private development. We have 182 acres of undeveloped land we can show! blurts North Miami spokeswoman Pam Solomon at the mere mention of an MLS Continued on page 34 Future FtbolContinued from page 31
stadium. There is development opportunity in the north end of the county and I think the diversity of our community Confessore of the Coral Estates Soccer Club, who has been involved with soccer in Miami-Dade County since the 1960s, says if he were MBU, hed make an offer to FIU to share the college football sta dium at its main campus in Sweetwater. Besides being near the Florida Turnpike and other major roadways, Panthers Stadium is huge. It has seats for 17,000 people and room for more, he says. But Confessore suspects that MBUs investors and Major League Soccer are blinded by the hype surrounding downtown Miamis success. They want the glitz, the glamour, the nightlife, he says. Thats the only reason they want to put it in downtown. If they could, theyd put it over on South Beach.In the late 1990s, Miami City Commissioner Arthur Teele became obsessed with an idea. He was going to get the city to seize 60 acres of factories, warehouses, repair shops, houses, apartments, and trailers in Little Haiti and build a grand soccer park worthy of use by a professional soccer team. His effort was supported by Haitian-American activists all over South Florida. It was also opposed by area business owners who didnt want to see their livelihoods demolished. That opposition, as well as rising cost estimates, shrank the park to 45 acres. Then to its current size of 15 acres. Teele himself never got to see the parks completion. Facing multiple corruption charges, he shot himself in the lobby of the Miami Herald building in 2005. Although its creation was somewhat controversial, locals appreciated the park as soon as it opened. Today, between 75 and 100 people visit the park daily, DeSouza says, particularly for walking and use of the exercise path. We never had something this extravagant, says Rich Luce, owner of a Little Haiti tattoo parlor called 1801 Inc. and a volunteer American football coach for the Little Haiti Optimist Club. When it was built, everyone drew to it immesomething. That was the thing for us. But for Gomez Laleau, the soccer coach at nearby Edison High, the existence of Little Haiti Soccer Park was bittersweet. For a long time, he says, the only sport that was allowed to play here was American football. thing about it. He contacted Villano for advice on how to start a soccer club in Little Haiti. Then he contacted Pat Santangelo, an aide to Miami Mayor Toms Regalado, for guidance on how to form a club at the park. Soon Santangelo and Villano both became part of the Future FtbolContinued from page 32 Continued on page 36 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
36 effort. Even Confessore volunteered his services, mainly on the bureaucratic end. (Owing to a 15-mile distance requirement between clubs enacted by Florida Youth Soccer Association, Little Haiti FC is a satellite club of Coral Estates Soccer Club.) Villano stresses that Regalado has been supportive of Little Haiti FC as well. The Little Haiti FC doesnt just offer soccer training. Thanks to grants from UM, the club also provides tutors, college counselors, legal immigration counseling, and healthcare services. Laleau notes that a student play ing in travel soccer is more likely to obtain a college soccer scholarship than someone just playing high school you is for your GPA, and did you pass FCAT, and whats your SAT score, he says. So we take that to heart. We want to make sure that when they play, they do well in school academically. Adds Villano: There is no other club like this anywhere in Florida, or probably the country, which is a club in an urban setting that supports an underserved community free of charge with high-quality training, which has a tutorial component and support services on top of that. If it exists, I dont know about it yet. When Beckham paid a visit to Little Haiti Park this past June, a member of the soccer stars entourage indicated that Miami Beckham United wanted to help the Little Haiti FC, too. Hopefully they will follow through on that, Villano says. Even without a boost from Beckham, improvements are coming to Little Haiti Soccer Park. Although it cost close to $37 million to build, the facility was built without locker rooms. Currently, were working with CIP [capital improvement projects] on plans to add locker rooms at the park to allow hosting more soccer tournaments onsite, DeSouza says. The project is still in the cost on construction. Villano would like Little Haiti Soccer turf: If the City of Miami wanted to show support for youth soccer in Miami, then bump us up to Number One for year round, day and night, without wear and tear. As things stand now, the Little Haiti FC may lose access to Little Haiti Soccer Park in December for four months as the grass replenishes. During that period, we dont know what were going to do, Villano admits. On a recent August day, the Little Haiti FCs volunteers have more Future FtbolContinued from page 34 Continued on page 38 GRAND REOPENING FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 PUBLIC RECEPTION FROM 6 P.M. TO 9 P.M. IN SUPPORT OF MDCULTURE & DWNTWN ART DAYS FREEDOM TOWER AT MIAMI DADE COLLEGE 600 BISCAYNE BLVD MIAMI, FL 33132 FOR INFORMATION: 305.237.7700 WWW.MDCMOAD.ORG MDC Museum of Art + Design is generously supported in part by MiamiDade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners. Above: Andy Warhol. 1967. MDC Permanent Art Collection.
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38 immediate concerns. They need to order more uniforms. They also have to figure out a way to transport Little Haiti FC team members outside the neighborhood for travel games. The parents of most team members work on weekends. At the end of a recent practice session, Laleau lectures them on the importance of getting good grades in school and how, no matter where an individual player was from, they were all family. One player raises his hand. After a hard day of drilling and playing ball in the hot sun, he wants to know about water. As far as the water cooler, were going to get that, Laleau promises. I dont want you guys using the water fountain. Until the water cooler comes, however, the water fountain is the only source of liquid the kids have. Hopefully well get some assistance to solve this problem, Laleau tells BT Its tough, man. Its tough. Eventually, well work something out. Feedback: email@example.com Future FtbolContinued from page 38
40 Community News: BISCAYNE CORRIDORNo Piano Bar Blues Magnum gets a dream buyerPrivate Interests and Public ParksA clash of ideas over the future of Morningside Park in Miamis Upper EastsideBy Erik Bojnansky BT Senior WriterAt 45-acres, Morningside Park is the second-largest public park in the City of Miami. In addition to access to Biscayne Bay, the park has wide expanses of green space, winding paved paths, seven tennis courts, a basketball court, a swimming pool, a boat ramp, a kayak launch, a playground, As the name implies, Morningside Park is located within the Upper Eastside Miami neighborhood of Morningside. In round the neighborhood of 440 homes, the park draws people living in surrounding neighborhoods, including those west of Biscayne Boulevard. The park is so popular that a civil war is brewing in Morningside over spreading beyond the posh neighbor hoods barricades. On one side are various members of the Morningside Civic Association who want to tap into $100 million in park impact fees the city has collected from developers. Theyd like to make improvements at the park. Beyond upgrading existing facilities, this is also an excellent time to revisit the parking, security, increased access to the waterfront, infrastructure improvements, increased shade trees, and open greens paces, writes Marc Billings, president of the Morningside Civic Association, in a statement to the BT For this purpose, the MCA has begun working with professional [consultants] to study the park to assure that as a community we have the best park resources for the Upper Eastside, Morning side residents, and the city as a whole. On the other side are those who gener ally like the park the way it is and worry that a small group with an agenda is ma nipulating the process. Longtime Morning side resident and avid boater Tom Domack is among them. He thinks that some MCA members want to phase out the boat dock for motorized boating use. As a result, Domack is forming his own organization to preserve the rights of boat owners at Morningside business owners, he says. Basketball court regulars, many of whom are black and live outside of white-majority Morningside, say theyre also ready to mo bilize to protect the court theyve been using for years. I heard the tennis people complain because we make too much noise, says 40-year-old Patrick Estiuen, who has played at Morningside Parks court since he was 16 By Charlotte Libov Special to the BTS Campbells Speakeasy Singers September 10 gig at Magnum, but word came a few weeks ago that the reprise of our popular Prohibition event would be postponed. The reason was a shocker Jeffrey Landsman has sold the place. This news was especially disconcerting, given the fact that so many beloved music venues have vanished. But Landsmans an nouncement was followed by this piece of good news: the new owner of Magnum is none other than developer whiz Avra Jain, who is remaking Miamis Upper Eastside. Jain closed on Magnum the very same day she hosted 900 gussied-up guests at the grand opening of her latest completed project, the Vagabond Motel. Under her direction, the Vagabond has been completely reborn from wrecking-ball fodder to a gleaming symbol of her plans to transform the Upper Eastside into a neighborhood rich in to attract the tourist trade. the Vagabond, no major overhaul would be required. Jeffrey has such a loyal following that were keeping it the way it is, including the name. He trusted us, so were going to try to maintain the legacy, says Jain, referring to her business partner, Joe Del Vecchio. These words made at Bill Campbells weekly Legends of Open Mic Night, ecstatic. Landsman opened Magnum 13 years ago. He not only ran the place; he and Magnum were, in essence, one. He cultivated customers so personally that when he closed down for his annual six-week minute he reopened. This is no small feat in Miami, where diners anywhere else would have vanished in a heartbeat. It was getting time for me to move on, says Landsman, who has spent his entire career in the restaurant trade. I didnt want to be sitting in my bar every day until three or four in the morning, and then waking up around noon, having two hours to myself, and then starting all over again. Hed considered selling before but had declined until Jain came along. Im so happy because the new owners recognize the Magnum for what it is, he says. They know its a unique part of the Upper Eastside, which they are very print on it, but the piano-bar concept is universal. Its a win-win. Landsman wanted to make sure his staff, many of whom had been with him since he ran Jeffreys, his original restaurant on South Beach, kept their jobs. My chef has worked for me 15 years, he says. One of my waiters has been with me 31 years, and all of my bartenders have will be there opening night. The only dif ference is that Im not going to be there. But for many people, that difference is huge. My guests have been calling me, Landsman explains, and some of them are saying, What am I going to do, where am I going to go? And I tell them: This isnt about you now; its about me being happy. I worked hard to make you happy now its my turn. Its also Jains turn. In addition to Magnum and the Vagabond, she and her partners own six other properties, includ ing other post-World War II motels: the Royal Motel, Bayside Motor Inn, Stephens Motel. The motels all fall within Miamis MiMo Biscayne Boulevard Historic District, which runs along the Boulevard between 50th and 77th streets. Magnum is Continued on page 46 Continued on page 44
By Helen Hill BT ContributorWhy would 238 design teams in 23 countries, including Austra lia, Bahrain, China, India, Iran, Japan, Montenegro, and Mexico, as well as from Europe, South America, and else where enter a competition to transform a small unkempt lot in Miamis emerging Wynwood neighborhood? Because its there, may be the logical answer. This shows that Wynwood is a strong, exciting place to make your mark says Tony Cho, CEO and president of Metro 1 Properties, who conceived the Wynwood Gateway Park Imagine, Design, and Build Competition to create a small neighborhood park on property he owns. Were on track for this to develop into a world-class creative neighborhood, he adds, like Brooklyns Williamsburg. Landscape designer Raymond Jungles, one of the competitions judges, both South Floridas booming real estate design world. Everyone wants to get a piece of the action, he says. This competition took on a life of its own. Wynwoods transformation from a gritty industrial zone to buzzing arts district took only a few years (see Wynwood 2.0, July 2014). Today it is a lively, art-centric neigh borhood that boasts converted warehouses, art galleries, and restaurants in mainly concrete and asphalt surroundings. By Erik Bojnansky BT Senior WriterSince the BT about a Dutch Docklands plan to northeast Miami-Dades Maule Lake (In the Market for an Ultra Luxurious Floating Island? July 2014), a number of local media outlets and bloggers have run with the fantastic, some stay fanhomes that are accessible only by boat. Nearby residents, mainly from the Eastern Shores neighborhoods of North Miami Beach, have also pounced on the proposal for Amillarah Private Islands. In letters to the BT they express concern the project will harm the lakes environment, become a hazard during powerful storms, restrict their access to the water, invite noisy visitors, and ruin their views. At least one letter writer was even annoyed with what he perceived was the positive tone of the article. Just when I thought every square inch of waterfront property was now under development by ravenous builders, I was Biscayne Times revealing plans by a Dutch company residential islands on Maule Lake, writes Robert Goldberg (see Letters, page 12), who lives in the Reef Club Condominium in North Miami Beachs Western Eastern Shores neighborhood. This proposed owners projected to live there only 40 percent of the time. As crazy as the notion sounds, the article in the BT attempts to present the plans in a positive light without any critical analysis or even mention of the communities on bodies of water in South Florida, and particularly Maule Lake. Eastern Shores homeowner Fortuna Smukler, who publishes a Crime Watch newsletter for her neighborhood, isnt content with writing angry letters. She says she is assembling homeowners to stop the development in its tracks. There are people whove been enjoying the lake for many years, she says, and [Amillarah] will take it away. Aside from her environmental concerns (she notes that she has seen dolphins, stingrays, and manatees swimming in Maule Lake), Smukler predicts that the homes wont merely be used as part-time residences by wealthy out-of-towners. I think those houses are eventually going to become party houses, she says. Carlos Gimenez, vice president of Balsera Communications (and son of the county mayor), says Dutch Docklands is ready to alleviate the fears of nearby resi dents, including the worry that Amillarah would devolve into an aquatic party zone. The islands are intended to be private sanctuaries for their owners, Gimenez states in an e-mail to the BT on behalf of Dutch Docklands. As such, buyers will expect there to be limited ambient noise generated by each island, and this is what Dutch Docklands will deliver. As for the impact on the environment, Gimenez asserts that Amillarah will aquatic life. The concept has been tried From Cool to Not in My BackyardNeighbors react to oating island homes on Maule LakeOasis Amid the Art A Wynwood park design competition aims to green the neighborhood Photos courtesy of Metro 1 Properties Continued on page 44 Continued on page 42 MARINA PALMS YACHT CLUB & RESIDENCES EASTERN SHORES REEF CLUB CONDOMINIUM
Community News: BISCAYNE CORRIDORand tested in areas that are far more environmentally sensitive, such as the Maldives, he writes. The islands would provide manatees shade, especially in the hot summer. Over time, aquatic life would attach to the submerged unshaded that would promote healthy sealife. (Ac cording to Dutch Docklands, Amillarah is the Maldivian word for private island.) Amillarah is far from being a done deal. Dutch Docklands is merely con tracted to buy Maule Lake from a trust eeship headed by Raymond Williams, a descendant of E.L. Maule, founder of the Maule Rock Mining Company. Maule Lake itself used to be Maules the 20th Century. No one from the City of North Miami Beach has endorsed or rejected Dutch Docklands plans, either. The community development department has merely received Dutch Docklands application to change the zoning for 39 acres of the 177-acre lake from an open water and transportation corridor, where nothing can exist permanently, to PUD-C, where a developer can build up to 2911 residential units in towers as tall as 12 stories. Not that Dutch Docklands is in build dry-land high-rises, Gimenez says. The company just wants to build its 29 residences and amenity island and permanently anchor them in the southern portion of the lake. Gimenez doubts Dutch Docklands current plans will be heard by NMBs Planning and Zoning Board any time soon: In the coming months, the city will be evaluating the project from varying perspectives...along with other authorities with jurisdiction who will play and respond to questions and concerns. Claudia Gallegos, a board member of the Reef Club Condominium Association, says she has a big problem with the project. Her association pays the trust that owns Maule Lake $10,000 a year for permits from the city to rebuild docks damaged by Hurricane Wilma in 2005. This was only accomplished two years ago, as the lakes current owners didnt even want to talk to her association. The in the lake for a high-rise development. Gallegos believes that Amillarah could cause direct damage to the Reef Clubs dock investment. Chuck Asarnow, president of the Eastern Shores Homeowners Association, says hes willing to keep an open mind. Hes still concerned that Amillarah will attract throngs of gawkers who will invade his neighborhood for a glimpse of the novel manmade islands. However, after meeting with Dutch Docklands representatives, he cant help but be intrigued. I do think the project is interesting and possibly would enhance the NMB image as a city with such a unique project, Asarnow notes. Dutch Docklands was co-founded in 2005 by Keon Olthuis, a Dutch architect who specializes in the design of upscale ment complex in south Holland, and United Arab Emirates and the Maldives. The Maule Lake project is designed to be self-sustaining, Gimenez says. Electricity for the island homes would come from solar power and generators powered by hydrogen. The communitys media (television, radio, and Internet) would be delivered by satellite. A concierge service would deliver people and goods to and from the islands and handle solid-waste removal. Water would come from collected (and purifrom the brackish lake itself. Gimenez adds: As to waste water, the system will actually extract the water from the human waste (minimizing the amount of waste generated), and that waste would then be collected and removed from the site. According to Dutch Docklands website, Amillarah represents the future of development in South Florida, where, in predicted from rising sea levels. Robert Goldberg, however, hates the idea of using Maule Lake as an experiment for Continued on page 46 Maule LakeContinued from page 41
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44 Community News: BISCAYNE CORRIDOR Cho, who founded his real estate company in 2005 with the philosophy that smart urban development leads to sustainable communities, saw the potential for an oasis in 15,000 square feet. The park site at 2825 NW 2nd Ave. is in the heart of Wynwoods Arts District (which runs from 20th to 29th streets between the FEC tracks and I-95) This park will breathe life into an area that has hundreds of attrac tions, but little open space. says Juan Mullerat, director of PlusUrbia Design, and zoning recommendations for Wyn wood, and co-chair of the AIA-Miami Urban Design Committee. The site, tucked between the three buildings of Chos Wynwood Gateway Complex (adaptively reused warehouses; retail stores, a caf, and planned multifamily), has been used only periodically for event parking. Theres adequate parking for the complex says Cho, who notes that the city is introducing paid on-street parking for Wynwood in November. The last thing we need here is a surface parking lot, he says. Cho envisages the Gateway park as a town square. Parks help build neighborhoods he says. This should be a cool, cutting-edge place for people to come for music, activities, and special events for the whole family. Though not involved in the competition, PlusUrbias Mullerat speaks as neighborhood consultant. The Wynwood Arts District is the epicenter of accidental, guerrilla art, he says, and the design of Wynwood Gateway Park should capture that theme in a gathering space that celebrates art. The park design competition is a partnership between Metro 1; Dawn dedicated to promoting architecture in Miami through an annual competi tion (see Countdown to DawnTown, February 2014); and the Miami Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Miami). The competition was launched earlier this year and invited a range of profesto submit portfolios that would qualify OasisContinued from page 41 Morningside ParkContinued from page 40 Continued on page 48 and now commutes from Miami Gardens. Billings insists that changes within the park are years away and will be up to the City of Miami, which owns and operates the park. All the MCA board wants, he says, is to get Morningside residents talking about how to improve the park. Elvis Cruz, a Morningside activist and a dissenting member of the MCAs parks committee, points out that committee members have already listed their goals in an outline. Those goals include replac ing the parking lot by the boat ramp with grass, getting rid of the basketball court and moving it to a different park, expand ing the tennis facilities, demolishing the pool and replacing it with a new facility, reducing the number of looping roads in Billings says the outline simply listed ideas put forth by a number of MCA members. They are, he says, individual points of view. But Domack, Cruz, and other critics of major alterations maintain that the pro-renovation side is being sneaky. Following a lively meeting at Morn ingside Parks community center on August 18, which included the citys new parks director, Stan Motley, a public meeting notice for the MCAs parks committee for the next day was withdrawn. Yet Billings soon learned that the August 19 meeting was held anyway. Among those in attendance at the meeting: Stan Motley. Bradley Colmer, chair of the MCAs parks committee, says the Tuesday meeting wasnt intended to be public and was just an educational session on processes with the citys parks direc tor. Both he and Billings insist they dont want to operate in secret. In fact, they hope to host a public charrette on possible improvements for Morningside Park in the near future. Cruz doesnt think Morningside Park needs a massive overhaul, just maintenance. Unfortunately, the city has more money dedicated to capital improvements than it does for services. The neglect, demolish, and rebuild syndrome is enabled because the money that should be available soon is coming from impact fees, Cruz states in an e-mail. That money can be used to buy land for new parks or for new construction (capital improvements), but it cant Billings, though, says Morningside Park needs much more than maintenance. The pool facility is disintegrating, the surface of the tennis courts is cracked, the playground is constantly hit by speeding baseballs from the neighboring launch is failing. While Mr. Cruz has excellent points as it relates to lack of maintenance of the key facilities of the park such as pool, tennis courts, and boat ramp are beyond the point where simple maintenance will restore the facilities to full utilization, says Billings. We must resources, such as the impact fees, to new construction. Colmer says hed like to see the parking lot by the boat ramp made smaller there, he notes, and besides, there arent a lot of people who launch their vessels from Morningside Parks boat ramp. The parks bayfront is mainly used by kayakers and paddleboarders. Domack counters that most motorized boat operators think the city has already closed Morningside Parks boat ramp. The ramp is limited to a few hours of use on the weekend. He also recently discov ered that the city had closed the boat ramp for the summer without any public notice. My interest is simple, he says. Im a boater, and Ill be damned if someone is going to take away a public ramp, public access, or limit it or hinder it in any way. This treads on boaters rights to federal and state waters, and a boating public thats way bigger than a civic association in Morningside. Feedback: firstname.lastname@example.org
46 Community News: BISCAYNE CORRIDORjust two blocks north on NE 79th Street. friend brought her there for dinner, before she learned through another friend that the restaurant was for sale. Magnum is fun, she says. You walk in and you think, Where am I? You could be in New York; you could be in Paris. Its unique for Miami. We loved it. Before you knew it, we were both singing out loud. Thats the beauty of Magnum. Its a happy place and you can feel it. Jain also relishes the fact that when Tobacco Road, Miamis oldest bar, relo cates to make way for yet another Brickell high-rise development, Magnum will gain the distinction of being the oldest bar in the city. I love tradition, Jain adds, and the fact that Miami does have that is what I want to help preserve. There is a history here. Magnum may not be as old as some places in New York City, but we have to preserve what we have and take pride in it. As for Magnum, Jain says, therell be minor changes in terms of improved land scaping, lighting, and such: Possibly the barbed wire will come down to improve the curb appeal, but were not going to change the vibe that people have to know where it is. Thats part of the whole New York City thing. Its kind of an insider place, and were going to keep that whole vibe. So while the infamous Magnum Lake, which forms in the parking lot every time it rains, is marked for elimination, other favor ite features will remain, including the Shack, Magnums minimalist outdoor bar, which offers bargain-priced margaritas. Jain is also eagerly soliciting sugges tions. The whole staff is game, she says. Everybody has a great attitude, both the staff and the patrons. Jeffrey created a lot of loyalty, and so were going to disrupt things as little as possible. The question she is most asked is when Magnum will reopen. It takes several weeks to transfer licenses, Jain notes, so were looking at possibly a midor late-October opening. She is also looking forward to more events at Magnum to keep the place as lively as possible, including taking up a staff suggestion for a Halloween Party and more Speakeasy nights (yay!). As for Landsman, what will he do now? Im asked that question a lot, he replies. First, selling the Magnum will enable me to retire with dignity. (Neither he nor Jain will reveal the businesss sale price.) Its not what Im going to do that is making me giddy and excited, but what I wont be doing. What I wont miss is the grind. Landsman, who has been spotted walk exercise, adds this: What I will miss is the familiarity of being there and enjoying the Magnum almost as much as my customers do. As a young man, I always loved piano bars, and so Im happy to have owned Miamis only real, true piano bar. Once the new ownership is established, might we see him again at Magnum? Absolutely! he exclaims. Where else am I going to go? Feedback: email@example.com MagnumContinued from page 40 Photos by Henry Perez future development. Maule Lake is a precious body of water surrounded by nice homes and condominiums, and used standup paddleboarders, he writes in his letter to Biscayne Times Ira Baraz, treasurer of the Leeward Point Townhomes Association in Western Eastern Shores, says the impact would be huge when a hurricane or a tornado hits the lake and sends Amillarahs islands and vessels careen ing toward the privately owned seawalls and docks that surround Maule Lake. Gimenez claims that Amillarahs homes are designed for extreme weather events and are actually safer than most homes built on dry land in Miami today. The islands themselves [will be] tied down to the lake bottom with highly sophisticated and weather-resistant telescopic moorings that actually allow the a normal day or a 150-year storm event causing severe storm surge, Gimenez continues. We dont see any scenario where the islands would threaten the perimeter of the lake. Baraz also predicts that the extra boat wave action on the lake, speeding up the erosion of seawalls and rocking any docked vessels. Maule LakeContinued from page 42
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Community News: BISCAYNE CORRIDORCurrently, Maule Lake is calm. Once Amillarah is built and occupied, however, as many as 60 boats would regularly use the lake for at least part of the year. Baraz points out that, according to Dutch Dock lands plans, each private island will have two docks for boats. Youre going to have a marina in the middle of the lake, he says. Baraz, a boater for the past 20 years, questions why Neil Farman, developer of Marina Palms Yacht Club & Resi dences on the western edge of Maule Lake, would support another boating community so close to his projects marina. Its going to be horrible for them, he says. The purpose of a marina is to be in a cul-de-sac and not have a lot of wave action. Farman, who described Amillarah as very cool three months ago, couldnt be reached for comment by press time. Coolness, Chuck Asarnow warns, is irrelevant. Its the old story, he says. As I was told by one our residents: I think its a neat project, but not in my neighborhood. Lots of homework needs to be done before Feedback: firstname.lastname@example.org them to design and build an urban park on the Wynwood site. include an independent team from Miami consisting of artist Jim Drain, landscape architect Roberto Rovira, and came from New York City, Brooklyn, Berkeley, Madrid, London, Paris, and Ankara, Turkey. The winning entries will receive prizes of $10,000, $5000 and $2500, and the winning design will be built and implemented as part of phase two of the commercial development of the Wynwood Gateway complex. Judges for the competition included some of the areas best known architects and designers, including Enrique Norten, founding principal, TEN Arquitectos; and former director of the Miami Art Museum; Raymond Jungles, founding Raymond Jungles Inc.; Allan Shulman, principal, Shulman + Associates; James Russell, architecture critic and journal ist; Andrew Frey, development manager, Codina Group and founder of DawnTown; and Metro 1s Cho; with Joachim Perez, executive director of DawnTown, as moderator. (Asked why there were no women on the panel, Cho responded that they had reached out to some, but no one was available.) The judges looked for creativity from an urban viewpoint. Its a blank slate, so show us what the possibilities are, says Jungles of their instructions, noting He personally wanted to see landscaping as an integral part of the design, and not an afterthought. Shade is critical in the citys summer heat he says, suggesting that overhead vines would be good. Instead of busy episodic vegetation, strong, wild, verdant planting would be appropriate. Hed also like to see a water feature in the park, and at least one spectacular tree. Cho hopes the park will be a publicprivate partnership, with Metro 1 bearThere has been positive feedback from the City of Miami, which could contribute operating costs in the long term. Miami ranks low on a list of highdensity cities and public park space, according to a 2014 Report on Parks by the Trust for Public Land. Only 5.1 percent of Miamis city area is parkland (thats just a quarter of what most other cities allot). It doesnt rate much better on the list of spending for parks and recreation. Miami spends a total of $73 per capita per year, compared to $137 in Las Vegas and $106 in Orlando. Meanwhile, Cho is requesting reciprocity from the city on three points: He wants to be able to transfer the sites development rights to another developer, reduce the parking requirement on other sites belonging to Metro 1, and have the site rezoned so he can keep the land as a park as long as market forces direct. he summarizes, then I hope to keep the park forever. Cho also says he sees it as an example for other developers to follow suit: Hopefully, this will also inspire the city to create more neighborhood parks. Feedback: email@example.com OasisContinued from page 44 Maule LakeContinued from page 46 Abandoned animals need our help. ADOPT. FOSTER. VOLUNTEER. DONATE.
50 Neighborhood Correspondents: AVENTUR AA Bit of Ferguson in AventuraWhy hand out missile launchers to trafc cops?By Jay Beskin BT ContributorThe images coming out of Ferguson, Missouri, over the past several weeks have been disturbing to all fair-minded people, regardless of politia racist cop shooting an angelic pedestrian managing to defend himself against an lie?) somewhere in between and isnt ment we should be able to build consensus on, an element that has come up more in the response to the rioters than it And this element might be just as forces and the armed forces are becompast couple of decades while we werent brought with them an illusion of a perfect and eaten a lot of quiche, so we were now area kids who held Columbine High School hostage for several hours, picking off their victims with sniper shots while The gut reaction was to look for more rfnt b rffn nttfbt rn tbbtrtfbt fnfnn t r f ntbbrntrn ntb
were on the brink of anarchy! Wed need to arm the police more! If the bad guys have .38 calibers, then the good guys need .39! If they have AK-47s, then we need AK-48s! Instead of keeping the issue in the public sphere and taking proposals through the legislative process, where we could all have a look and put them through our checks and balances, some bureaucrat decided to solve matters by tweaking a policy in the federal Department of Defense. A little background: When it comes to buying or manufacturing equipment for our armed forces, there are layers upon layers of oversight and regulation. buy and make, how we buy and make it, when we buy and make it, and how many times we have to inspect it while we are buying and making it. In stark contrast, there is all too little alertness to the disposal and disposition of military materiel once the armed services decide theyre done with it. The reigning presumption is that if were junking it, it must be junk. Of course, a bit of common sense will tell us that an old gun is still a gun, an old tank is still a tank, and an old grenade may or may not still be a grenade but Yet if there is no nuclear matter inside the weapon, the government tends to treat it like a bunch of scrap metal. The stuff sits around for years sometimes, rusting in old warehouses and outdoor storage areas, under the watchless eyes of the sleepiest, nearest-retirement laggards the DOD can rustle up. This obviously creates loads of potential for mischief, as we found out in brands midway up the food chain began conducting their own foreign policy with shopworn weapons from our stockpile. Generally, with no one scrutinizing the process too closely, some of this pile of goodies is sold at auction to private industry or to other countries; some is gifted to allies and foreign aid clients; and some actually does wind up in a junk pile somewhere. In this type of atmosphere, it took a mere stroke of a pen for a bureaucrat to authorize shipping some of this weaponry to municipal police forces around the country. Over these past two decades, this stuff has been delivered to municipalities. It is astonishing to see some of the items, all the way up to armored personnel carriers, which are practically tanks. SWAT teams are being created in small towns every where Aventura included and look like theyre expecting Pearl Harbor rather than domestic violence cases. Gone are the days when guys in riot gear looked like guys in raincoats and shower caps carrying outsized PingPong rackets as shields. The police facing rioters in Ferguson look like soldiers in the trenches wearing battle helmets and crouching behind bazookas mounted on stands. It is disconcerting ... and then some! We need to get together liberals, libertarians, civil libertarians, and exin the 1970s. We all respect police now, but its not helpful to them or to us if we psyched into thinking theyre staring into the mouth of the cannon all day, nor do we need to antagonize our citizenry by making them face a phalanx of infantry men in their own neighborhoods. Can the toothpaste be squeezed back is to stop this crazy business of the feds cops. A little proportionality and normalcy will be helpful to all concerned. It is hardly naive to think that we can keep order in this country without investing police work with a bunker it. Certainly in the Aventuras and the Hialeahs, we can; if New York City and they can do it by parading the sheer So many of these crises can be averted if we would all calm down and refrain from exaggerated reactions to isolated events. Stuff happens. We need to keep our cool and use reasonable and modulated rhetoric. On Aventura Beach, we should know the value of an even keel. Feedback: firstname.lastname@example.org
52 Neighborhood Correspondents: NORTH MIAMIThe Street of Many NamesQuick history lessons by the mapBy Mark Sell BT ContributorQuiz time! What do Arch Creek East Boulevard, Natural Bridge Road, Capois-La-Mort Boulevard, Maurice Rosen Boulevard, Roi Henri-Christophe Boulevard, and Victor Curry Boulevard have in common? Oops, did I forget Opa-locka Boulevard? Okay, thats a spoiler. Sorry. The answer is: theyre all 135th Street, where all roads lead to Opa-locka. This is Miami, or North Miami to be exact one of those new, fast-changing places with the historical memory of newts. So why not learn your history by reading street signs? The more names, the merrier. This isnt exactly a lifeboat. Plus, it makes driving more fun, as long as you keep moving. Besides our churn and nuttiness, this town has all kinds of crazy street names, some of them vanity plates, others tributes to heroes and occasional villains from here and abroad. For today, lets pick 135th Street, which has room for at least seven names and traverses North Miami from Biscayne Bay to the City of Opa-locka. So who are these guys? If you are not Haitian, you might not know Franois Capois, a.k.a. Capois-La-Mort it means Capois the Death and Roi (self-proclaimed king) Henri-Christophe. Both are revered in Haiti as brave indeIf you are Haitian (or even if not), Maurice Rosen might stump you. Rosen was a revered civil rights and civil liberties attorney from North Miami Beach who represented the American Civil Liberties Union before his untimely death. In the 1980s and 1990s, he stood up for the homeless, dispossessed, and people on death row. You could argue that the homeless in Miami owe any rights and services they have earned to Rosens tireless work on their behalf (look up Pottinger settlement and youll see), as much as to the late Knight-Ridder chairman Alvah Chapman, who knocked heads together to create the Homeless As sistance Center. You may know about Victor Curry (Bishop Victor Curry, if you please), who Baptist Church megachurch near NW 23rd Avenue and 135th Street, who was NAACP, who has championed the underprivileged from a precocious age, and whose biography on his churchs website is not exactly a model of humility. (Google your way to a fun read.) BT photos by Mark Sell
You could say that Capois, HenriChristophe, Rosen, and Curry, in their disparate ways, have something in common. All were, or are, advocates for the powerless, although Henri-Christophes story, as we shall see, is mixed. This column was prompted by the Godfrey Road from 41st Street in Miami Beach because (a) these days nobody knows who Godfrey was, and (b) he might have been anti-Semitic. As for (a), Godfrey is remembered mostly by those of us who watch Sixty Minutes and actually pay attention to the commercials, but trust me, The Old Red head was everywhere on TV and radio in the 1950s, with his folksy patter; and boy, could he move product, including Miami Beach, from where he broadcast. As for (b), I think the anti-Semitism charge is a bum rap Godfreys boss, CBS president Bill Paley, and main announcer, Tony Marvin, were Jewish but even such an unsubstantiated rumor packs power on a street walked by Orthodox Jews, where Ive met Holocaust survivors with ID numbers tattooed on their forearms. The anti-Semitism rap was prompted by his 1953 purchase of a share of the old Kenilworth Hotel, from which Godfrey occasionally broadcast his daily radio show, while talking up Miami Beach. The Kenilworth had excluded Jews and was slow to remove its anti-Semitic policies, common when Miami was still a South ern backwater and open city for the Mob, hosting Northerners for sun and fun until the Castro-inspired great migrations after 1960 changed things radically. Godfrey, at least publicly, was a civil rights advocate and took a screw you attitude toward pressure from nervous network execs mixed-race acts on his shows. Pardon the digression and back to 135th Street. Franois Capois and Henri-Christophe were both ex-slaves and leaders in the 1791-1794 Haitian slave revolt and revolution that led to indepen dence from France in 1804, after an orgy was having a bit of trouble at the time Robespierre, Napoleon, and all that. The French kept trying to re-establish slavery, but the ex-slaves ferocity and an epidemic of yellow fever across the island ultimately turned that into a lost cause. Capois was inspired to join the military after a 1793 visit from independence leader Toussaint LOuverture, and rose through the ranks quickly. He prevailed over the French against often near-hopeless odds, but his greatest distinction was his victory in the pivotal Battle of Vertires in Novem ber 1803. From the Fort of Vertires, the French repeatedly drove back attacks from the Capoiss men, but Capois kept charging again and again. His horse was shot out from under him by cannon, and a bullet knocked off his plumed hat. Enraged, he drew his sword and led his men by foot, shouting, Forward! Forward! The French general Vicomte de Rochambeau and his men were so impressed with his bravery that they shouted, Bravo! Bravo! and called a French withdrew, awarding Capois with a new horse the next day. Henri-Christophes legacy is more mixed. He also distinguished himself as mately was promoted to general, where he invaded Dominican towns, slit prison ers throats, burned villages, and carted off their inhabitants like animals. After a power struggle with Alexandre Ption (for which a portion of W. Dixie Highway north of 147th Street is named) in the southern part of Haiti, Henri-Christophe declared himself president and generalis simo of the armies of land and sea of the State of Haiti and, ultimately, in 1811, declared himself king (hence the Roi) and designated his son as heir apparent. To help his land prosper, he established a forced-labor system slavery, anyone? to bolster the sugar economy in lieu of taxes. In the south, Ption established sub sistence farming. Henri-Christophe was a despot, surely, but his portion of the island grew more prosperous than the southern part, even if the spoils went to the rich. In 2012 the University of Haiti established a Roi Henri-Christophe campus funded, ironically, by the Dominican Republic. So check out those street signs, and you might learn something. Move at the green light. And put down that phone. Feedback: email@example.com rfntbtb rf nntb rfntfr bfnbfbbf fbbffbnbffbn rfntbtb f nnb bb fntbtb fnnb bfnnnfb brrbnbnfbn tft fntbtb f nnb bnnf tffbrffbnn frfnrb brr t Museum of Contemporary Ar North Miami www.lamulatadelsabor.com frfnttb f nnb Ana Mendieta: Fuego de Tierra bffbrfbbf tbbffbfb brffbnffnb bffbfnfbfb tbnnbtrfftrn fnttb b bnf bnbfnn rfrr rfnttb fffnnb fnbbfbbfb tbnftttnbfbf tnbbn bfbfbFor more event details and vendor information visit northmiamifl.gov/celebrate fb b b b b ffbnbffbn free live music Marlow Rosado y La Riquea Lisett Morales La Mulata del Sabor y su OrquestaSATURDAYSeptember 13, 20147:00 11:00 pmMOCA PLAZA770 NE 125 StreetNorth Miami, FL 33161 SATURDAY September 13, 2014 7:00 11:00 pm MOCA PLAZA 770 NE 125 Street North Miami, FL 33161
54 Neighborhood Correspondents: MIA M I SHORE SStart of School, End of In nocenceMiami Country Day School loses a beloved teacher and coachBy Jen Karetnick BT ContributorGoing back to school after a couple of months off is never easy. Not for the students, and not for the teachers. Parents may celebrate (lets be honest, its much simpler when your kids have a schedule that allows you to work uninter rupted), but for those of us in education, its always a rough few weeks in late August and early September. You have to remember whats appropriate to wear and say, whats considerate to do, and how were all supposed to act after months of freedom from self-consciousness not to mention math, science, language arts, and a whole bunch of other stuff. But this year, for students, teachers, and even parents in Miami Shores, its been particularly hard. In July one of Miami Country Day Schools teachers, Nicholas Potts, was murdered in Colorado. A popular upper school math teacher, Potts was also the middle school boys soccer coach. I knew him through my son, who played soccer for him, and who was away at camp when the news of his sudden and needless death went viral on the Internet. A free-spirited futbol player who graduated from Barry University and lived in North Miami, Potts had just returned from Brazil and the World Cup and was traveling across the country. According to a variety of reports, he stopped in Grand Junction to visit a friend, Lee McDonald, and went out for drinks with McDonald and his girlfriend. Returning to the house around 4:00 a.m., Potts and McDonalds girlfriend stayed behind in the car to smoke marijuana, a decision that prompted a drunken jealousy and rage so great that McDonald came out of the house armed with a butcher knife and a steak knife. While the unnamed girlfriend barricaded herself in the house, McDonald chased Potts through the suburban neighborhood of Orchard Mesa. Despite the fact that Potts was able to bang on the doors of houses and awaken several witnesses, none came out to assist him, and McDonald stabbed Potts repeatedly with both knives. Courtesy of Grand Junction Police Department TXT MB to 91011for information on arts and events in Miami BeachThe SoundScape Cinema Series is presented by The Marilyn and Edward Gadinsky Charitable Foundation
A bloody McDonald told the police: I just wanted him to die. Potts was 27 years old. He was a genuinely nice young man who truly cared about kids. He was easygoing, among his students and players. The or his personality; in fact, the last words witnesses heard him say were: Im not Yet his heartbreaking death was even tors to explain than it might have been otherwise because of the alcohol, drugs, and Pottss profession. While the mari McDonald was the only one of the three who didnt smoke, and he was the one who became violent), and recreational pot is legal in Colorado, its not legal in Florida. Educators statewide are drug-tested for marijuana and other illegal substances. More than the general public, were supposed to be role models and uphold a very strict code of honor, even on vacation. As an example, if I am ever found guilty of a DUI even if its over the summer Ill automatically lose my teaching license. All around the country, changing medical and recreational marijuana laws are likely to turn this moral high ground into something of a national slippery slope. In the meantime, the circumstances surrounding Pottss death could be embarrassing to the exclusive, private institution where he worked. In fact, only one formal statement was disseminated to parents by the school a day or so after the viral inforparents that details about the incident are still unclear and that it is during must rely on each other. We did exactly that, discussing how best to break it to our sons, who were in the same cabin at camp and, without technology, would have no way of knowing until they got their phones back on the bus ride home. We ultimately would have anyway, virally and on their own, with each other to have as comfort. These boys are now determined to have a winning season and play in honor of Potts and everything he taught them, even though it had been uncertain if hed been going to coach again or if hed been planning to focus on full-time teaching this year. Another unclear detail: Whether the school plans to honor or acknowledge Potts, as it has other educators who have passed away during their tenure there, with a scholarship or building named after him. It is unclear and likely undecided. But as a teacher in the public school system and a parent whose kids attend this institution, I hope the circumstances of his passing dont blind MCDS admin istrators to how very much he was loved by his students, his players, and his col leagues. His life, and what he gave of it to the school, deserves to be recognized. The untimely death of Nicholas Potts is not the only one affecting our children and, indeed, ourselves at the moment. The suicide of Robin Williams is setting an unhealthy precedent, and not just because we are now mourning Mrs. mental illness, or who have been diagnosed with chronic, progressive illnesses, or who struggle with questions of gender and sexuality a struggle made more Shores Village Council to gay couples and their children that marriage is not equal have been handed an untenable answer to the questions that plague us. Too much has already been written on the death of this comic genius, and thats part of the problem. In trying to make sense of it on social media and online outlets, people have been expressing opin upside, yes, his death is opening con versations about depression and bipolar disorder and Parkinsons disease. in the Shores, grown up or growing up, already live with such problems. To us, who strive to get through every day, Williamss solution seems not only cowardly but dangerous. And yes, I already know of one young person, also a performer, who took his life in the same fashion only two weeks after Williams. It seems that copycat suicide is, in the words of some local teenagers, now a thing. Educators, parents, and other concerned residents of Miami Shores simply cannot allow that to happen. Feedback: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com
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rfntbnf rfntbnf r rtrt rrt rt rr rr rrrr trt sidewalks, or transit hubs and lines. Our Downtown Development Authority and Metropolitan Planning Organization have initiated this discussion in their Bicycle/ Pedestrian Mobility Plan, which declares that it is critical to enhance non-motor ized transportation mobility and accessi bility for Downtown Miami to sustain its status as a major world city. Pedestrian-friendly downtown envi ronments, it continues, invite residents and tourists alike to patronize downtown businesses, enjoy beautiful waterfront vistas, walk to work, access public transportation for longer trips, and marvel at the spectacle of grand boulevards. Upcoming developments in downtown Miami are seizing upon the DDA and MPOs vision. These include the epic Miami World Center, which boasts 30 acres of the city reimagined planted atop and around the vacant lot that was once the Miami Arena. Plans will focus on walking space, with the intention of enhancing retail opportuni ties. This ambitious project could be our long-awaited Times Square, plazas and all, once again proving that when a private endeavor takes an interest in changing the landscape, the sky is the limit. The same needs to be said for public endeavor and public space, such as our roadways. Drivers who frequent NE 2nd Avenue between I-395 and downtown (one-way, southbound): Have you noticed the left most lanes construction project has ended? This lane closure, which has lasted more than two years, was attached to con struction of the string of condos fronting Biscayne Boulevard. The work spilled out of the buildings onto the sidewalk, and re quired barricades in the left lane, narrow ing the avenue from three lanes to two. Despite this stretch of roads proxim ity to the I-395 off-ramp, the American Airlines Arena, and the Adrienne Arsht the most part, unaffected by the closure. The lane reopened this summer, with conditions. This begs the question: Do we need this much roadway? Widening the sidewalks for pedestrians and green space by reclaiming the lane could set a standard for revisiting arbi trary urban planning. The foothold that vision for Miamis development. Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, co-founder of new urbanist Duany Plater-Zyberk, & Company, tells the BT moving cars was more important to get people downtown. Says Plater-Zyberk: I still have ringing in my ears from when I heard people say no one would ever want to walk when we discussed transit. People are indeed saying, Wheres transit and pedestrian friendliness? Miami has its Broadways streets that were once sole options to move ternatives or are maintained out of habit. S. Miami Avenue, for instance, expands from two lanes in Brickell to four lanes by Vizcaya and Mercy Hospital, then back to two until it hits Coconut Grove. Theres a narrow sidewalk on the east side, with runners and bicyclists compet ing for space. The west side is nothing but grass and dirt. Repurposing those shoulders, or cutting down the lanes while leaving a excessive roadway, enhance walkability, and Plater-Zyberk suggests that in instances like S. Miami Avenue, de paving the road would be a step toward ameliorating a number of issues, walkability among them. would help the whole drainage problem in town, which will be exacerbated with sea level rise. It could be effective countywide. Depaving the roads to allow conversion is in many ways more of a publicity challenge than cost-effective issue. According to Plater-Zyberk, Nobodys out there actively advocating for repaving or depav ing. Agencies arent being pressured to do it. No higher authority is saying, We want this to happen. And theyre a little wary of decreasing road width because vocal people are asking for more capacity. They are reluctant to stick out their necks. This is a frustrating impasse in Miami design. In a city where walking can be phys ically risky, trying to change that condition can be politically risky. If civic leaders and developers are apprehensive about iden tifying the roads we dont need anymore, perhaps it falls on us as residents to vocalize for them. What would you change? Feedback: firstname.lastname@example.org
58 Neighborhood Correspondents: UPPER EASTSIDEA High-Rise Bulks Up The old INS center gets a new life and then someBy Ken Jett BT ContributorReaders may recall that in June 2012, the Fifteen Group acquired the former Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS) building at 7880 Biscayne Blvd. The developers created inspired renderings of a proposed project, an adaptive reuse of several eight-story structures. In late November 2013, another property site Florida Fullview Interna tional Group. Originally, its slight design Now Florida Fullview has created revised plans further for the project, which has been renamed the Triton Center. The Fullview plan also calls for renovation and construction funding through the Immigrant Investor Program, also called the EB-5 visa program (more about this shortly). The newest architectural renderings from ADD Inc. envision the Triton Center as a collection of four interconnected 12-story buildings, a change from the structures in the previous drawings. This latest vision incorporates 722,000 square feet of residential living space, includ ing 317 condo units and 135 hotel rooms. Add 24,000 square feet of street-level retail has mushroomed into a steroidal super-development. To see more project renderings, visit Curbed Miami online they are pretty cool. The current plans remove any architec tural vestiges of the original structure, built in the 1960s to house the Gulf American Land Corporation, notorious sellers of swamp land who stripped bare thousands of acres in rural Collier County. Those gold-toned anodized aluminum brise-soleil (sunshade) panels, which residents either love or hate, will be lost to the past. According to the proposed renderings, stucco, painted metal, and colored glass will tower over a lushly landscaped central pe destrian plaza. Given the size of the project, it will at least have to be LEED Silver-cer mitment to green building practices, LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental something of this scale; the silver denotes Despite my excitement about the Triton Center and its potential positive impacts on the Upper Eastside, there are Zoning Department. Courtesy of ADD, Inc. and Curbed Miami
First, when comparing ADDs previous drawings to the newest renderings, one immediately notices the four-story additions to the structures (with the exception of the old INS building). Shorecrest doesnt have the 35-foot height restrictions found in the MiMo Historic District, but zoning for the entire block of the project is T-6-8-O, like the rest of the Biscayne Corridor in the neigh borhood. Within this area, structures can be built up to eight stories, and can fea ture residential and/or commercial uses. The INS building, like several others in the Upper Eastside, is considered nonconforming because it already exists above the eight-story threshold. Still, all previous renderings worked within the bounds of current zoning. In a brief conversation with ADD Inc., I got the impression that a zoning ap plication has been presented to Planning and Zoning. This is the least expensive process for requesting a zoning variance, and typically allows for public hearings. However, I revisited Miami 21, the citys master zoning plan, and discovered that a de a bonus program that allows them to add height to a project by contributing a public housing, or a direct monetary contribution to to increase the current zoning to 12 stories. quirements for the program, all of which cost developers more through their The EB-5 visa program (also known as the Immigrant Investor Program) has been in the media a lot lately. Created in 1990 as part of a broad immigration reform law, the program falls under the Department of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The visa program has been praised as a way to enhance foreign investment and criticized as green cards for greenbacks. Either way, it allows for development that may not otherwise occur, while creating pathways to citizenship for those deeply in vested in the success of commercial projects. Before thinking that its an easy way for wealthy foreigners to skip to the head of the line, this annual bucket of 10,000 visas is a separate allotment and does not interfere with others abilities to gain visas. To date, the annual allotment has never been exhausted. In 2005 the program was expanded to allow for 579 regional centers, according to the federal website, of which there are scores in Florida and several in the South Florida center as any economic entity, public or private, that submits a proposal and meets centers function as brokers for development In May the City of Miami became the regional center (other municipalities may own such centers but hire private com panies to operate them) through its new ment. To date, the Triton Center project is not a part of this regional center. Under the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, a foreign national who invests $1 million (or $500,000 in certain targeted high-unemployment or rural areas) in proj ects that will create jobs for U.S. workers can obtain provisional permanent resident status for him/herself and their dependents. Projects can have multiple investors for example, a $2 million dollar project in a targeted area could have four investors, each investing $500,000 with job creation of at least 40 U.S. worker positions. With municipal regional centers portfolios and brokers/developers looking to make millions, Im still at a loss to de termine whose cash cow this is. The City its regional center to enhance public safety, and promises transparency and accessibil ity. The endeavor is supposed to create jobs cannot be placed in the general fund. Good intentions here, however, tend to evaporate quickly. Have we forgotten the SEC issues over bond sales that have embroiled the city? The SEC has also been scrutinizing the EB-5 program and has ini tiated several lawsuits. While not wishing kering a city investment portfolio abroad worth the liabilities of potential SEC or Homeland Security violations? I hope the program will be used as it was envisioned, but well have to wait and see. Feedback: email@example.com
60 Culture: THE ARTSCannonball RunsThe arts organization makes a splash with new ideas and big plansBy Anne Tschida BT Arts EditorThe place is eerily quiet as Gean Moreno, Cannonballs new artistic director, walks through the third as LegalArt. The stillness is noticeable disciplines, and their interaction with with the growth spurt Cannonball is young talent here while attracting others. artists, curators, scholars, and writers. The national response was quick In return, Cook was able to announce ing artist, curator, critic, author, and ings will take place here in the renolocations less constrained by or at another institution. in cities around the slated to lead nights encourage an ongoing here and elsewhere. and run with. to roll with as well. Moreno is hopeful that October will see the launch of a major pilot educational program what he says will literally be an alternative school. Photos courtesy of Cannonball
and Dialogue) what he says will literally be an alternative school. Although it will include traditional elements, such as structured sixto eight-week classes or three-day seminars, the programming will also offer experimental and out-ofthe-box thinking to complement formal education, he says. The school will accommodate anywhere from 12 to 20 students (of all ages and professions). These are not walk-in lecture nights, he says; they will be organized and led by international artists, cutting-edge theorists, sociologists, environmentalists The idea is to create a hive of activity in the center of Miami, while branching out and touching other communities. And the buzz from that hive initially emanates from the artists. Inside the 600-square-foot residency simple desk, and huge windows make up the scaffolding of support for the cre ative process that Cannonball hopes to facilitate for each artist, working on his or her own projects but interacting with the others. Behind the doors, the three local artists in residence for 2014 work in seem ingly different genres, but all are tied with a common thread to the vision of Cannon ball, of artistically being engaged with the broader community and structures of the surrounding environments. Havana-born Olivia Ramos, for instance, holds a masters degree in architecture from Columbia University; shes working on several digital projects addressing urban density problems and sustainable arts communities. Working in video, photography, and sculpture, Felecia Carlisle also looks at the complementary and detrimental impacts of new urban architecture on our social development. And although Joseriberto Perez paints in the abstract, tell-tale signs of an urban background peep through. At the end of the hall, visiting summer resident Carlos Martiel was another intra-community program that Cannonball has developed. As part of his residency, Martiel was creating an artwork to be shown across the street at the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO). Martiels Condecoracin Martiel, Carlos is featured in Fleeting Imaginaries, the exhibition that shows off the Latin American winners of CIFOs yearly Grants & Commissions Programs. The exhibit opens this month and runs through October. Martiel graduated from Havanas National Academy of Fine Arts in 2009, and his performance-based art has been included in numerous biennials and several international museums. His piece developed at Cannonball uses his own black skin to raise the question of what it is like to be a black man in Cuba. In graphic detail, he shows his skin being surgically cut open and then sewn back together again. So far, a pretty delicate and elaborate balancing act is holding up. Cannonball, with enviable funding and new blood onboard, continues to offer essential butter services, such as free legal counseling and low-cost studio work space, while pressing boundaries about what art is and can be, keeping vibrant through its rotating visiting program and new educational programs as well. Cannonball is located at 1035 N. Miami Ave., #200, Miami, FL 33136; www.cannonballmiami.org, 786-347-2360. Feedback: firstname.lastname@example.org Swash Motions March 1, 2014: Matter Is a Word, a Noise
62 Culture: GALLERIES + MUSEUMS WYNWOOD GALLERY WALK & 2294 NW 2nd Ave., Miami 786-286-7355 www.albertolinerogallery.com September 13: Automatismo by VALENZ 2630 NW 2nd Ave., Miami 305-438-0220 www.alejandravonhartz.net September 11 through November 14: Patience is a Mine Field by Amadeo Azar AREVALO GALLERY 151 NE 40th St., Ste 200, Miami 305-860-3311 www.arevalogallery.com Call gallery for exhibition information 348 NW 29th St., Miami 305-573-4661 www.artnouveaumiami.com Through September 20: Summer Collective with Rogelio Polesello, Julio Le Parc, Roberto Lombana, Joao Galvao, Rafael Barrios, Maria Cristina Carbonell, Astrid Fitzgerald, Milton Becerra, Abel Ventoso, and Francios Morelett 561 NW 32nd St., Miami 305-576-2828 September 10 through 28: Sway Away with various artists September 10 through October 24: Convoluted Shape by Jamilah 122 NE 11th St., Miami DWNTWN ArtHouse September 19 through November 7: Shifting Nature: Web Bodies by Juan Carlos Zaldivar 2248 NW 1st Pl., Miami 305-424-5002 www.blacksquaregallery.com Through September 15: Venezuela/Ukraine: An Unexpected Conversation with various artists 12425 NE 13th Ave. #5, North Miami 305-978-4856 www.bridgeredstudios.com September 21 through October 26: ORION [TYMPANUM] by 3PQ 2930 NW 7th Ave., Miami 305-303-6254 www.buttergallery.com Ongoing: HOX by Douglas Hoekzema Sym City by Yuri Tuma 158 NW 91st St., Miami Shores 305-490-6906 www.cjazzart.com Call gallery for exhibition information 299 NW 25th St., Miami 786-357-0568 www.curatorsvoice.com Through September 13: Stellar Miami with various artists 420 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach 305-573-8110 www.davidcastillogallery.com September 26 through November 15: Amerika with various artists 2043 N. Miami Ave., Miami 305-576-1804 September 11 through November 1: Tales from a Sun-Drenched Elsewhere by Alex Trimino 100 NE 11th St., Miami DWNTWN ArtHouse 305-607-5527 www.dimensionsvariable.net September 6 through October 20: Plot by Jude Broughan 2620 NW 2nd Ave., Miami 786-486-7248 www.dinamitranigallery.com September 6 through October 25: Anonymous by Rafael Diaz 187 NW 27th St., Miami 305-573-9994 September 18 through October 30: Coming Home by Lydia Azout 151 NW 24th St., Miami 305-576-1278 www.emersondorsch.com Call gallery for exhibition information 174 NW 23rd St., Miami 305-571-2288 www.gallerydiet.com September 12 through October 11: Stranger by Benny Merris 8375 NE 2nd Ave., Miami www.guccivuitton.net September 18 through November 1: a/10b by Scott Armetta 301 NW 28th St., Miami 786-310-7490 www.juanruizgallery.com Through September 20: 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 www.kabecontemporary.com September 11 through November 15: New Geometry with Edgar Orlaineta, Robert Ferrer i Martorell, Gabriel Acevedo Velarde, and Victor Lucena 46 NW 36th St., Miami 305-209-0278 www.kavachnina.com Call gallery for exhibition information KELLEY ROY GALLERY 151 NW 24th St., Miami 305-447-3888 www .kelleyroygallery.com September 18 through November 6: New Work with Heriberto Mora, and Timothy Sanchez 2300 N Miami Ave., Miami 786-431-1506 www.galerieleliamordoch.com September 11 through October 31: Enigmatic Figure: Sculptures by Keith Long 3852 N. Miami Ave., Miami 305-576-8570 www.locustprojects.org September 13 through October 11: Sunday in the Park by Sarah Crowner, Sari Carel, and EXILE Books Emergia Miami by Miguel Rodrguez Sepulveda 122 NE 11th St., Miami 305-521-8520 www.michaeljongallery.com September 13 through October 25: I.D.M. by Sean Townley 172 NW 24th St., Miami 786-953-6917 www.mindysolomon.com Through September 12: Material Collaborations by David Hicks and Alejandro Contreras 177 NW 23rd St., Miami 786-332-4736 www.nnamdicontemporary.com Call gallery for exhibition information Charge
Culture: GALLERIES + MUSEUMS 2600 NW 2nd Ave., Miami 305-571-9036 www.oascaniogallery.com Through September 30: Summer Collectables 2014 with various artists 2450 NW 2nd Ave., Miami 305-573-2400 www.panamericanart.com September 5 through November 1: Permutations: Contemporary Cuban Art with Abel Barroso, J. Roberto Diago, Jorge Lopez Pardo, and Meira Marrero and Jose Toirac 151 NE 7th St., Miami www.primaryprojectspace.com September 6 through October 24: Agalma by Autumn Casey 2930 NW 7th Ave., Miami 786-271-4223 www.spinelloprojects.com September 6 through October 4: The Doors of Perception by Santiago Rubino 3940 N. Miami Ave., Miami www.swampspace.blogspot.com September 4 through 11: Copper Fest with various artists, curated by the Copperbridge Foundation September 11 through 27: Postales de la Havana (Havana Postcards) by Noel Morena 2750 NW 3rd Ave., Ste 4, Miami 305-284-3161 www.as.miami.edu/art September 9 through 28: From Here to There: Contemporary Ceramics and the MFA Experience with Sara Catapano, Dennis Loucks, Lauren Shapiro, and Skylor Swann NW 2nd Avenue between 25th and 26th streets 305-573-0658 www.thewynwoodwalls.com Ongoing: Wynwood Walls with various artists 294 NW 54th St., Miami 954-235-4758 www.yeelenart.com September 13 through November 1: Secret Language by James B. Clover Involuntarylism by Michael Sole 2534 N. Miami Ave., Miami 305-438-3737,www.zadokgallery.com September 13 through October 22: Agitations by Lucas Davidson September 13 through December 20: Almost Empty by Kumi Yamashita 800 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach 305-674-8278 www.artcentersf.org Through September 7: Untitled (from the series Papis Avulsos) by Laura Vinci, curated by Elizabeth Cerejido September 17 through November 2: On Location: Dimensions Variable with Cristina Lei Rodriguez, Nellie Appleby, and Allison Matherly 924 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach 305-674-8278 www.artcentersf.org Call gallery for exhibition information 2100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach 305-673-7530 www.bassmuseum.org Through September 21: Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui Through January 11: GOLD with various artists 1018 N. Miami Ave., Miami 305-455-3380 www.cifo.org Call collection for exhibition information 23 NE 41st St., Miami 305-576-6112 www.delacruzcollection.org 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 September 14: Crossroads of the Dystopia by Leonel Matheu Through October 26: Simon Ma Heart, Water, Ink by Xu Beihong September 10 through October 19: Still by Marisa Telleria Stadtluft Macht Frei (Urban Air Makes You Free) by Jacek Kolasinski, Roberto Rovira, and Orlando Garcia 1301 Stanford Dr., Coral Gables 305-284-3535 www.lowemuseum.org 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 www.mdcmoad.org Call museum for exhibition information 770 NE 125th St., North Miami 305-893-6211 www.mocanomi.org Call museum for exhibition information 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami 305-375-3000 www.pamm.org Through September 14: Project Gallery by Simon Starling Project Gallery by Shahzia Sikander Through September 28: Project Gallery by Monika Sosnowska Through January 25: Formulating a Plot by Adler Guerrier September 10 through March 1: Beyond the Limited Life of Painting: Prints and Multiples from the Holding Capital Group Collection September 19 through January 11: Jardim Botanico by Beatriz Milhazes September 30 through November 16: To Herb and Dorothy: Celebrating the Vogel Gift with various artists 591 NW 27th St., Miami 305-576-1051 www.margulieswarehouse.com Call collection for exhibition information 95 NW 29th St., Miami 305-573-6090 http://rfc.museum Call collection for exhibition information 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach 305-535-2622 www.wolfsonian.org Through September 28: I Have Seen the Future: Norman Bel Geddes Designs America by Norman Bel Geddes Through November 11: BUMMER with various artists, curated by Todd Oldham Through November 30: Wonders Never Cease: The 100th Anniversary of the Panama Canal with various artists Compiled by Melissa Wallen Send listings, jpeg images, and events information to email@example.com Melissas PickCurator Todd Oldhams cheeky eye for irony prevails in Bummer, an exhibition curated as part of the Wolfsonian-FIUs inaugural symposium, Power of Design: Complaints. Oldham, a fashion designer best known for his bold pairing of pat terns, searches for beauty that conceals ible trove within the Wolfsonians vaults, drawing mostly from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Behold! A designer chair that is aesthetically charming yet torturous on the posterior. Beautifully rendered scenes of industrialized terror. of fascists. Bummer, now extended through November, is a real treat of human folly, even if some of it might be too much to swallow. Melissa Wallen Fire in the Barn
64 Culture: EVENTS CALENDAR Culture: EVENTS CALENDARLatin American Art at the Edge For 12 years, the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO) has exhibited the winners of its Grants & Commissions Programs, in which Latin American contemporary artists who are selected work for a year on new pieces. The results are sometimes the most interesting and visionary artworks on view in Miami, expressed in installation, video, and even performance. Fleeting Imaginar ies should prove no exception. Opening on Friday, September 5 at CIFO (1018 N. Miami Ave., Miami), emerging and mid-career artists from Argentina to Bolivia, Brazil to Mexico eight in all will show off their creations in various media, including the performance piece from Cubas Carlos Martiel who literally explores his skin, which is that of a black man in Cuba; www.cifo.org.Take the PlungeWe dont have mountains, but we do have high-rises off which one can jump, safely of course. On Friday, September 5, and Saturday September 6 you can rappel down 19 stories from the downtown JW Marriott Marquis (255 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami) as part of Over the Edge Miami Its a fundraising event tive, so youll have to raise $1,500 before you can take the plunge a truly rare opportunity that also helps inner-city kids leap from poverty; for more details, go to otemiami.com.If These Walls Could Talk formed the Wynwood neighborhood into one of the biggest outdoor art galleries in the world; youve heard people talk about how wall murals have put Miami on the art world map. But have you really fascinating history going back millennia, and they have a history here and now, as youll discover with the Wynwood Walk: A History of Street Art on Saturday, September 6 From 10:00 a.m. to noon, Paul George will lead a tour through the physical district and discuss event will leave from Panther Coffee (2390 NW 2nd Ave., Miami); non-members $30, members $20; 305-375-1621.Science? Always on SundayThe Museum of Science (3280 S. Miami Ave., Miami) has inaugurated its Scien tist Sundays where adults and children are invited to meet with scientists who climatology. On Sunday, September 7 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., scientists specializing in the diverse studies of iguanas, African monkeys, and the role of clouds on climate will be on hand to talk and answer questions, as well as lead hands-on activities; tickets cost $14.95; students and children $10.95; www.miamisci.org.Salsa, Fiesta on the Plaza the City of North Miami is throwing a plaza party on Saturday, September 13 From 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., the Grand Fiesta Block Party will rock on to the music from South Florida salsero and 2013 Grammy winner for Best Latin Tropical Album Marlow Rosado y La Riquea, who will be joined by Lisett Morales. Its all free at the MOCA Plaza (770 NE 125th St., North Miami), with gov/celebrate.Keep It Clean!Its your duty, but its a fun duty to keep our waters and shores clean and clear. Time to volunteer for the annual MiamiDade Coastal Cleanup on Saturday, September 20 from 9:00 a.m. till noon. You dont even have to go far to help out there are a whopping 44 locations from one end of the county the other; take your pick, starting down at the Deering Estate up to Oleta State Park. Just make sure you pick. To register, contact Tanya Denis at tdenis@robertallenlaw; www.miami dadecoastalcleanup.org.That Smells Like Skink for weirdness, except maybe when Skink is observing our beloved bizarre state, like he does in Skink No Surrender The latest adventure will be released on September 23 the same Tuesday that copies at Temple Judea (5500 Grenada Blvd., Coral Gables) at 7:00 p.m. You have to buy a voucher for a book ($18.99) for two tickets, presented by Books & Books; www.booksandbooks.com. Compiled by BT arts editor Anne Tschida. Please send information and images to The Jewish Side of WagnerThink Richard Wagner, and you think superb musical compositions and soar ing operas and virulent anti-Semitism; never staged his operas. Which is why Wagners Jews, which will kick of the Miami Jewish Film Festival along with a concert, is so intriguing. Fol lowing the lives of Jews who were his music of his fellow Jewish colleagues, and points to a more complicated relationship than was thought. At the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center (3385 NE 188th St., Aventura) on Wednesday, September 17 starting at 7:30 p.m., performance from the Second Avenue Jewish Chorale and an outdoor wine and dessert reception; tickets cost $36; www. aventuracenter.org. Terry Gilliam: Reanimating the AnimatorTerry Gilliam hit the world stage as the animator of the Monty Python pioneering television series and movies back in the 1970s, and has never stopped delivering wild and cutting-edge stuff. O Cinema (90 NW 29th St., Miami) will open up a Terry Gilliam Retrospective on Wednesday, September 22, through Monday, September 27 in honor of another anticipated release, The Zero Theorem which the theater will premiere on September 26. The screenings will include The Adventures of Baron Munchhausen Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and the great Brazil ; tickets $11; for detail on times, dates and movies, go to www.o-cinema.org. Caetano Veloso, the Musical Game ChangerThe word legend can so painfully be overused, but not so with Caetano Veloso As a singer and songwriter, Veloso has transformed Brazilian music since the 1960s and made a huge impact on global musical trends in general. With his latest release, Abraao Veloso closes out a trilogy in which he has fused Tropiclia style (which he helped originate) with contemporary Saturday, September 13 at 8:00 p.m. will be centered on the album, and he will be joined by his newest band, Banda Ce, for a tour of music that continues to be fresh and vital falling on laurels for Veloso. Presented by the Rhythm Foundation at the Fillmore Miami Beach (1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach), tickets range from $38.50 to $78.50; 800-745-3000.
Columnists: PICTURE STORYBy Paul S. George Special to the BTThe saga of the Prins Valdemar a four-masted Danish barkentine sailing ship built in 1892, underlines the richness of Miamis history. After a career as a training ship for the Danish navy, coconut freighter, blockade runner, and gun smuggler, the vessel entered Miamis bustling harbor at the height of the great real estate boom of the mid-1920s, laden with building supplies while awaiting another incarnaBut the fates had something else in elegant hotel rooms and an eye-catching nightclub, the vessel, in early January 1926, ran onto a sandbar and later keeled over. It then lay across the turn basin in Miamis harbor in Biscayne Bay, block ing the entry of other vessels bearing building materials and dealing the boom a severe setback. Finally, after a six-week effort, the fallen vessel, shorn of its four giant masts, was raised upright and eventually towed to an area close to todays American Airlines Arena. For the next 20 years, the vessel hosted the popular Miami Aquarium, which, with its alligators, tropical fish, sharks, turtles, piranhas, and octopus es, attracted tourists and townies in droves to a waterfront already filled with attractions like Bayfront Park and Pier Five. When the city, in 1948, refused to renew the rental space the days of the attraction were numbered. The city later took ownership of the Prins Valde mar and converted it to a civic center for community gatherings, including dances. In 1952, however, the Miami City Commission decided that the upkeep of the aging vessel no longer made sense, so it decided to scrap it (seen in this photograph with the iconic Miami News Tower in the background), thereby ending a Miami saga that bridged two boom eras separated by a quarter century. To order a copy of this photo, please contact HistoryMiami archives man ager Dawn Hugh at 305-375-1623, firstname.lastname@example.org. Feedback: email@example.com Photo courtesy of HistoryMiami, 1989-011-15057 To learn more, call 888.706.9061 or visit ViLiving.com/Aventura.rfrnftbnnnntnnn nnnnnn nnnnrn Make once-in-a-lifetime a daily occurrence. BT1213 The End of the Prins ValdemarA view of our past from the archives of HistoryMiami
66 Columnists: PRIVATE SPACESContinental StyleSophisticated yet rustic, and very European By Sondra Schneider BT ContributorWhen Dr. Tom and Sandy Chaille were young and, like many of us, probably foolish, they fell in love with a big house in Miami Shores that they could barely afford. The house had great bones says Sandy, but it needed everything from windows to plumbing. While Tom attended to his medical practice, Sandy stayed home minding their three little kids and learning how to rebuild a house by herself. It was great preparation for what became a successMany years later, after a fourth child (who appeared during the many house moves) had grown up and various homes ranging in size from palatial to tiny had been bought, rehabbed, and sold, the Chailles sold their last home and found themselves with Although condo living had never appealed to them, the easiest course was to rent an apartment while they searched for their next house. Much to their surprise, the ease of condo living proved powerfully seductive. When a large apartment in the same bayfront building in Miamis Upper Eastside came on the market, they decided to stay; but being older and wiser, they gutted and rebuilt the apartment while living in the rental. Now their children are grown and mostly on their own, but three dogs and a visiting grandchild are still around, so Sandy decided to keep the new place comfortable and above all, easy to maintain. The last thing I want to worry about at this point she says, is my 1 2 3 4
furniture. I dont want my dogs or kids to feel constrained. With the help and guidance of a designer friend, they created a dark, deep, sophisticated, and very European home, radically different from the typical Miami light and white dcor. An entry hall painted biscuit white with dark wood cornice moldings leads to a large glass-walled room that serves as the kitchen, dining, and living space. brown distressed wood, and the walls are papered in heavily textured black-overmatte-silver grasscloth. (In an eerie coincidence, the original long-gone owner, a famous Miami designer, also papered the walls in black silk years before the Chailles arrived.) For the seating area, Sandy used two mismatched facing sofas, one a high wingback covered in taupe Belgian linen, the other with a pale wood frame covered in charcoal-gray ribbed cotton. They sit on an indoor/outdoor carpet in perfectly match ing shades of biscuit, taupe, and gray that she unearthed in a local store. The coffee table between them is a delicate glasstopped oval on rusted metal legs. Open kitchens, particularly when they command a lot of central space, all tend to have the same visual problem they are basically kitchens. They may be separated from the social areas by a bar countertop fronted by fancy stools, but no matter where you sit dining or lounging youre still looking at a row of kitchen cabinets and appliances meant to be utilitarian. kitchen, painted in deep mauve and the same biscuit white as the entry hall, is that it relates to the rest of the room. Instead of the typical bar counter, both the sink cabinet and the bar look like old-fashioned farmhouse buffets with sturdy, turned legs and a shelf displaying an array of white china. Both are topped The cabinets have louver doors, and the refrigerator with two freezer drawers is faced in wood-paneled doors that appear to be a tall cabinet rather than an appliance. A pair of wall ovens is the same biscuit enamel color as the woodwork. Open wall spaces between the appliances and cabinets are decorated with tall, black-shaded iron sconces. The dining area is furnished with a Restoration Hardware distressed wood dining table and cane-back French chairs with taupe Belgian linen seats. Two black-lampshade chandeliers provide lighting for the table. The doorway between the seating and dining areas that leads to the bedroom suites is the most stunning architectural focal point in the room. The two curved, bracket-shaped walls with a circular ceiling downlight are faced in artistically rusted Corten Steel paneling. Corten to oxidize on the surface when exposed to weather. Its a material much favored by international Starchitects, who have used it to buildings. Used in an interior, its extremely dramatic, and even more so in contrast to the hallway painted the same biscuit white as the entry and the kitchen. A frosted, glass-backed, lighted wall niche displays photos and knickknacks and lights the hallway. The master bedroom is modestly sized and sparsely furnished. The wall behind the queen-size bed is papered in deep brown with a pattern centered by a smoky mother-of-pearl button. The hefty white porcelain bedside lamps patterned with an articulated that have traveled with the Chailles through several houses. An antiqued gray metal desk with one of the French dining chairs sits against a wall, and another favorite piece, a black stone sculpture, rests on a pedestal in the corner. The back wall is open to a master bath. Raised up a step, the large room is divided down the center by a cabinet wall that holds the sink. In the space on one side of the divider theres an oversize bathtub and on the other, a good-size shower. The water closet is discreetly hidden in the back of the room, as is a dressing area. A second bedroom and bath, and a laundry room, also open off the hall. Its a spectacular apartment, but will this be the Chailles last move? We loved all of our houses and thought wed be there forever, but whenever we got an irresistible offer, we always sold and moved on, says Sandy, So even though were really happy here, Im never going to say never. Feedback: firstname.lastname@example.org Photography by Silvia Ros 5 6 7
68 Columnists: POLICE REPORTSBiscayne Crime BeatCompiled by Derek McCannBack to the La-Z-Boy4200 Block of Biscayne Boulevard Lets face it, most people in the industrial world despise Mondays, but if one makes it through the day, autopilot is possible rest of the week. In this case, a worker had to make his statement against the Man. The foreman arrived early on Someone had removed the wood that held up the drywall and kicked in the rest, stealing the workers tools in the process. It is believed to be an inside job, likely the work of another construction crew that works in the building. Either way, it is a rare day off for these men, and they had the chance to autopilot at home, watching the daytime soaps. Miserly Philosophy Not Viable in Miami5900 Block of Biscayne Boulevard Some people just will not use banks or even a safe to store their money. Many of these folks are not just paranoid, but cheap. If you check into a Boulevard Motel with over seven grand in your suitcase, you clearly have trust issues, not to mention little common sense. This guest asked to store his luggage he was told the motel no longer offers that service (they do have free parking and HBO). The guest went to church afterward and later returned to his room gone. Only suspects are a coed team of housekeepers. It always comes down to those brave people who clean your soiled sheets.Funky Appearance Still Leads to Typical Crime1600 Block of Biscayne Boulevard Our victim banged down drinks at a Miami Beach bar and met a young lady willing to put up with him. He took her back to his hotel and fell asleep like most of our victims do after hookups. The next morning, with the obligatory hangover intact, his valuables were stolen and his damsel was missing. He described her as an artist type: hair shaved on one side of her head, and blonde and black locks on the other. She may be a hipster vegetarian and an still steals like a Miami, meat-eating opportunistic hood.Tech Support is Never Really Free7800 Block of NE Bayshore Court IT issues can place a person in a vulnerable position, with an inclination to cut corners. This poor dolt met some COMPLETE BUSINESS SERVICES 12555 Biscayne Blvd. North Miami, FL 33181-2597 Tel: 305-895-6974 | Fax: 305-891-2045 Email: email@example.com T.M.Est. 1980 Visit our contemporary Lighting Showroom 305.423.0017
stranger online and asked if he could install his Internet modem, which even for the novice, doesnt sound too dif and victim happily obliged, leaving his tablet PC and entering the kitchen to re ured this out, he grabbed onto the cul prits car and was subsequently dragged Crime Beat suggests paying the extra fee for tech support, geek squads, or Just Love That Police Slang401 Biscayne Blvd. Police have their own vernacular, but Crime Beat has caught some doozies stolen while he washed his hands in a his man purse on the sink counter and in Beat theorizes there were several metroto be the current correct term for man improvement over the police term fag Please Be Street Smart2100 Block of Biscayne Boulevard Victim was strolling northbound on had met this man earlier at a gas station asked the victim if he wanted to buy a then asked the victim how much money At this point, the driver brandished a black handgun and forced the victim to common sense! Public Service Announcement34 NE 11th St. Crime Beat can only draw a picture woman wanted to feel less restricted on she kept looking back to assure herself does not sound to be particularly free worse, she didnt just have lipstick want to learn to trust in the goodness less ecstasy and fewer strobe lights and Watch Your Motives 7700 Block of Biscayne Boulevard knights, but somehow it winds up in our as the young girl told him she needed heros wallet and ran downstairs and onto the street and entered a waiting you feel that someone is in trouble in Stand Your Ground: Girl Power! NE 2nd Avenue and NE 57th Street victim has had enough and may actugame and we dont condone standing up to dangerous thugs, we applaud this car up to where said victim walked and then pulled out a gun and demanded her love this victim to come forward; we Feedback: firstname.lastname@example.org
70 Columnists: PARK PATROLIdentity CrisisSunny Isles sculpture garden is a park of many namesBy Jim W. Harper BT ContributorA new sculpture garden in the shadow of Trump Towers has left some of its benefactors angry. This is not what I expected, says Sid Koslovsky, a longtime resident of Sunny Isles Beach who donated waterfront property that became half of Intracoastal Park. I love this city, but I dont think they did right by us. Koslovsky thought that his property donation had secured the parks naming rights, and he wants to see a prominent Alex A. Koslovsky Park entry sign to honor his deceased father. He has requested a meeting with the City of Sunny Isles Beach to resolve the dispute. Ill pay for the sign, he says. Instead, the park has roadside turquoise entry signs that divide it into Intracoastal Park North and Intracoastal Park South. northern property, and his neighbor Arie Steiger followed with a donation of the southern property. The two sections form a long, narrow strip on the west side of the lengthwise and placed end to end. The property donors names do appear twice in each park section. Traditional plaques on two yellow podiums in the northern section read Alex A. Koslovsky Family Park, and two such podiums in the southern section state, Steiger Family Park. A ground-level sign for the Dezer Family Playground, under construction in the southern section, echoes the turquoise-wave style of the entry signs. This park has more than a split idential Park used by the city, and six if you consider the playground separately. Each twice for a total of eight marquees. Yet Koslovsky says he appreciates the other aspects of the park. They did a beautiful job, except for the sign, he says. lion park in April, and its location on heavily traveled Collins Avenue means that many thousands of rubberneckers pass it daily. The narrow park wedges a width of about 50 feet of green space between the busy avenue and a canal that connects to nearby Intracoastal WaterThe Intracoastal Waterway itself is located about half a mile to the west of the park and runs alongside Oleta River State Park. Manmade islands of pricey residences block views of both the waterway and the state park. For a drive-by, the parks most conspicuous features are three voluminous sculptures by Valeria Yamamoto, a Japanese-Argentinian artist who studied at Florida International University. In a glance, drivers might mistake the sculptures for giant snails. The Koslovsky Family/Intracoastal Park North exhibits two Yamamoto sculptures, and the Steiger Family/Intracoastal Park South has one stark white installation called Converge That sculptures shape and lines evoke a vertical leaf with the strength of a dinosaur. mallow wave called Rain and a pale green pod called Seawhisper less imposing. Each sculpture stands isolated on a rectangular concrete slab in the center of a lawn, making it the obvious focal point of the section it inhabits. Visitors will be disappointed to discover that the parks waterfront is off BT photos by Jim W. Harper INTRACOASTAL PARK16100 Collins Ave. Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160 305-792-1706 Hours: Sunrise to sunset Picnic tables: Yes Barbecues: No Picnic pavilions: No Tennis courts: No No Night lighting: Yes Swimming pool: No Yes (under construction)Park Rating Collins AveAtlantic Isle Poinciana DrIntracoastal Park
limits. A black iron fence runs the parks entire length, making it impossible to get closer than about ten feet to the canal. The seawall appears mostly intact, although it is under construction in the parks southern section near the seawall, one faded gray wooden dock appears functional, and a second dilapidated wooden dock is a hot mess. The sturdy black fence features regular intervals of thick, limestonedecorated light posts with cupolas on top, giving it the impression of a battalion of tiny lighthouses. These posts echo the battalion of mature date palms standing at attention along the avenue. A line of condominiums in the east shades the park each morning, but after the sun rises high, there is precious little shade. Immature native buttonwood trees line the parks winding concrete path, and unshaded grass covers most of the parks space. Along the path, some benches and a couple of blue picnic tables with metallic yellow umbrellas provide respite. In contrast to much of the highly developed strip of Sunny Isles Beach, this open space offers a wide vista toward that west that contrasts sharply with the eastern views of seemingly continuous, colossal condomini ums, including the three identi park would have little idea that the Atlantic Ocean is a Frisbee toss away. Although county buses stop directly provides the most likely visitors. Walkers and joggers tend to stay on the sidewalk instead of meandering into the park itself. Dogs are allowed, and their owners can lounge on benches near the entryways. No parking exists nearby, and gated communities surround the park. The large gated entryway of the Poinciana Island Yacht & Racquet Club sits in the middle of the park and divides it into the southern and northern halves. Inside the park is an entry sign for the gated community in the citys signature style. With all the signage for various park names and entrances, you might think that the park appears like a cluster of billboards, but it doesnt. All signs are ground level and none is higher than a few feet. The parks main impression is that of an elongated lawn with artwork: a sculpture garden. The parks various names are confus ing, and it is curious why each benefactor received two plaques instead of one. Even is a misnomer, as it alludes to a grand dame of waterways that cannot be seen. Far from grandeur, Intracoastal Park is a small but attractive neighborhood park with an artists touch. A much better name would be Family Park. Sid Koslovsky says that his father was a Holocaust survivor and civic activist who died seven years ago, and he wants proper recognition for the man. He plans to pursue litigation if necessary. Feedback: email@example.com rr rfntbtn CALL 855.5.BODYTEKfrntnbttnntntt The park has four ofcial names make that ve if you include the generic Intracoastal Park, and six if you consider the playground separately.
Columnists: YOUR GARDEN 72 Carnivore Alert!Its pest control on a micro-scaleBy Jeff Shimonski BT ContributorAs a kid, I always enjoyed growing unusual-looking plants, the stranger the better. One of my regular windowsill plants was the Venus rous plants, but it wasnt until I was a states that I saw the Sarracenia trumpet and the tiny Drosera the wild. Nepenthes the famous hanging drown and are digested by plant enzymes. nutrients for the plants, as most speAldrovanda Utricularia grow in water or waterorganisms brush against the trigger hairs; then the trap door opens and the organ shuts and food digestion begins. plant from wasting energy. Similarly, a one after the other, and then the trap the trap to digest, the trap will reopen in 24 to 48 hours. If you get a plant and or three times before it stops working. If the trap did what it was supposed within, or the trap will rot. that they go dormant in the winter. These out in the fall, thinking they were dead. So when your plants go dormant, keep the soil a bit moist until new foliage will stay on but stop growing and may start to brown. The rhizomes allow the and top of the spike the night before. with these plants. I like the plants green with shade. They like really bright light, but make sure the soil is moist so they dont dry out. arborist, retired director of horticulture at Parrot Jungle and Jungle Island, and principal of Tropical Designs of Florida. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Feedback: email@example.com BT photo by Jeff Shimonski
Columnists: PET TALKWe Dont Need No Stinking Leashes!Seriously, loose dogs are no jokeBy Janet Goodman BT ContributorIt totally caught me by surprise. One moment Im taking in the neighbor hood sights on a nice walk with my dog Queenie. The next moment wham! aggressive shepherd mix, fending off his attempts with one arm while awkwardly stretching out to its limits my other, pulling Queenies leash as far away as I could from his determined teeth. I could hear high-pitched squeals coming out of me No! No! more like those of a schoolgirl dodging the boy with cooties than a woman in real trouble. I looked and sounded like an idiot, strategy worked. As I walked backward from the scene with Queenie in my arms, watched him cross the front lawn of the house at the end of the block. He looked defeated, head hanging, gagging on his own gurgling barks, and I wondered how the heck did we get out of that situation unscathed? Rattled, maybe, but not shredded. Turns out he lives at that house, and he reacted to us entering his turf, his territory, his street. Problem is, he was loose, with nothing to restrain him from doing what he perceived was his duty. Practically speaking, he was a loaded gun ready to go off. Why was he running loose? The following day, a neighbor told me that this very dog sometimes gets out of the backyard and has gone after children playing on the block. His complaints had been voiced, but nothing changed until two days after my own ing. Maybe the dog owner was tired of playing Russian roulette, but I give him credit for making repairs. Sadly, a dog running loose is not unusual in my Miami Shores neighborhood. I dont mean a stray or lost dog. Im talking about an owned dog thats intentionally or unintentionally off the leash and not on the owners property. Its a rare day when I dont see a local dog padding around, and its often the same dogs again and again. Even now, as Im writing this, theres a loose dog on my street. Ill notice one as Im backing my car out of the driveway. Ill notice one when my own pack dashes to the front window and barks up a hailstorm. One usually shows up on my daily constitutionals. Not lost, not stray, not abandoned just loose. Why? Most people say their dog somehow gets out. The excuses: broken fencing; holes dug underneath; climbing or jump ing over; gates left open by meter readers and lawn services. These dogs are usually left unsupervised in the backyards, left to their own devices of escape. Other people say their pet darts out the front door or back gate, slipping past them as its being opened. Kids leave doors open, so out goes the pooch. Some folks dont even bother to go looking for Fido any more, defending their decision by saying, He always comes back home on his own. Well, the truth is he doesnt always come back home. Sometimes a dog is hit by a car. Sometimes hes attacked by another loose dog on the street. He might by Animal Services, or simply wander Responsible people want to solve the problem of dogs getting out. They devote time and money toward ending this behavior, and for many, training and repairs dont come easy, but theyre sincere in their efforts. Then there are other dog owners who think they have good off-leash control when they allow their dogs to have bathroom breaks or just hang around as they do yardwork, tinker with the car, or host garage sales. This works great until theyre proved wrong. Which brings me to those folks who live by the philosophy that a dog should run free at all times, on his own. My theory is that this stems from a no fences upbringing. These folks ignore leash laws, oblivious to dangers in the street. They dont even consider this behavior a problem. Several years ago on my block, a stray was hanging out on the pontoons of a boat docked in the canal that runs behind our houses. After some detective work, I learned the dogs owners live a half-mile away. Their dog was left to roam, but never ran away before, and yet he was gone for months. I returned the dog to his family and was reimbursed for the vet bill, but I noticed it wasnt two hot weeks before that dog was back running the streets. Janet Goodman is a Miami Shores-based dog trainer, animal-talent wrangler, and principal of Good Dog Bad Dog Inc. Con tact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Feedback: email@example.com
74 Columnists: FAMILY MATTERSJudgment Calls Ill parent my own way, thank you By Jenni Person BT ContributorDont screw with my motherhood. In the parenting blogosphere, we hear a lot about the Mommy Wars in which one of the biggest battles is Stay-At-Home Mom vs. Working Mom. This discourse is riddled with issues of class, gender, education, ecoAll kinds of people are on both sides anyone but the person living it. Yet the whole damn world seems to think they have a say in how everyone else parents. Its our soundtrack as parents: everywhere we go, there are people from family to complete strangers, from the smallest comment about how our kids are dressed or fed, to telling us how they did and we should do it differently, to Facebook posts criticizing strangers in an airport whose travel days and lives we know nothing about, right down to products that we dont need being devised that instill paranoia and a lack of to judge our parenting. Several years ago a so-called friend got mad at me through a misunderstanding. He a single, childless person sent me an eight-page e-mail, ccd to another person, in which he railed against my parenting. He wrote that I failed as a professional and as a parent. He claimed I had a lot to learn from him about parenting and about my children. He declared that their lives were doomed because there was so much wrong with them and I should be worried. Frequently at this point of the story, people ask me about his professional, tions. He is a salesman with no college degree, and most important, I remind you, he has no children. I also must add as a nod to the fact that the womens movement hasnt quite come far enough, this was directed only at me. My partner and co-parent, Chaim, was apparently blameless regarding the screwed-up-ness of our children; it was all about what an awful mother I was. Already battling depression, I melted into a puddle of self-hatred, questioning my self-worth and considering saving the world from my destruction by eliminating myself all together (suicide was not a new idea to me, but it was probably Luckily, I felt trapped by that thought, as it seemed so wrong to leave my children, whom I love unconditionally without limit, without a mother which would only demonstrate again what a bad mother I was. So somehow (including a lot of love from my amazing partner and allowed myself to believe that I was worthy of the boundary I had already set not having this person in my life. This summer I was asked to serve on a subcommittee of a board on which I served. I work full time and have two kids, but I generally do everything in my power to serve and be involved with my community, professionally and personally. Its what I was taught growing up (albeit by a mother who didnt work and a father who didnt have the responsibility of a time for a meeting. The times offered were either during my workday or during times that I or my family members had other commitments. I asked if I could attend by Skype. The staff person then suggested we meet at my house. I said that sharing space with my kids in my small house would not be easy. It was then that this person texted the time. Maybe you are spoiling them? She proceeded to tell me how she did it differently with her daughter. We struggle with the glorious challenge of growing people within an embrace of love, health, wisdom, safety, justice, empowerment, and acceptance. We balance the complications of our own humanity, relationships, responsibilities, individuality, and dreams with theirs. endless media stereotypes, the trends, and products telling us our children arent safe enough, and an educational paradigm that cant handle or value differentiation or alternative measures. Do we really have to do the extra work of ignoring the judging or even more work responding politely so as not to hurt those who clearly havent given a thought to the implica tions of what they say to us? Unfortunately, we do. Lets lessen the work by practicing acceptance, tolerance, and by not judging. The more of us who do that, the more there is a chance of running into someone who instead will be a cheerleader, have compassion, and let us be or at least will keep his or her mouth shut. Feedback: firstname.lastname@example.org THE FRENCH AMERICAN SCHOOL OF MIAMI LECOLE FRANCO AMERICAINE DE MIAMI rfntb rbfrfnb NEW!
Columnists: GOING GREENThe Buttery EffectRising anger at UM for imperiling two endangered species By Jim W. Harper BT ContributorAl Sunshine got misty-eyed ad dressing the Sierra Club about a controversial development that threatens sensitive habitat in his neighbor hood. The retired, Emmy Award-winning investigative reporter was an institution on local television news from 1972, known for his Shame on You exposs. He spoke at the clubs Miami chapter monthly meeting about the recent sale of pine rocklands in southern Miami-Dade for a resi dential and retail center, Coral Reef Commons, to be anchored by a Walmart. There was no public notice to let us know, as required by law, whats going on, said Sunshine. How is it possible, in this day and age, with checks and balances, not to notify residents? During his talk, Sunshine asked the development representatives present if he was making false statements, but they didnt respond. Were here to gather information, said Peter Cummings, chairman of Ram Realty Services, buyer of the land, after the meet ing. He stated that the Miami Herald had published notices and that 1625 letters had public record, he said. Cummings had not made previous statements to the media. The required process was followed, according to Miami-Dade County Com missioner Dennis Moss, whose District 9 encompasses the development area. Moss recalls plans by the University of Miami to create an academic village, followed by negotiations with Target and Walmart. Some people want to blame big bad Walmart for this, and thats not the case, says Moss by telephone. If we dont like the process, then we have to change that. The University of Miami sold 88 acres of its South Campus to Ram Realty Services on July 7 for $22.1 million. The wooded area hosts several endangered species, and pine rockland itself is fast disappearing. Its one of the most endangered habitats on the planet, says Craig van der Heiden, CEO of the Delray Beach-based Institute for Regional Conservation, who preceded Sunshine in speaking at the Sierra Club meeting. Pine rockland habitat exists only in south ernmost Florida and a few Caribbean islands. Of its former range beyond Everglades Na tional Park, only two percent remains, with the largest patch surrounding ZooMiami. On a map, the pine rockland in the Everglades appears as a brushstroke and the other frag ments are isolated pinpricks. The same day as the meeting, August 11, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced new protections for pine rocklands sparked by the listing of two which will become effective this month. The endangered Florida bonneted bat was listed last year. Construction of the proposed Coral Reef Commons is now on hold, and Palm Beach-based Ram Realty has issued a press release stating that it would conduct its own surveys. Angry residents and alumni have chided the University of Miami for selling its property. In a statement, the university said it had advertised and participated in eight public hearings about the project. Rezoning resulted in about half of the 88 sold acres designated as a Natural Forest Community (NFC) by the county. Based on this delineation, the university executed a management plan that guarantees the preservation of the NFC in perpetuity, says a university spokesperson. Mapped plans for Coral Reef Commons call for the preservation of 43 acres and the destruction of a portion of NFC land. Development plans include about 900 apartments and 300,000 square feet of retail, including the Walmart. To secure permission for the project, Ram agreed to set aside 40 acres for a preserve. Ram also plans to develop 35 adjacent acres still owned by the university. Al Sunshine claims that residents in the Reef Commons. He also claims that a 2004 environmental assessment was outdated and inadequate. The assessment didnt identify any endangered plant or animals, he says. My gut told me that that didnt wash. He declared to the Sierra Club that the situation warranted a grand jury investigation. The Sierra Club meeting ended quietly, although president Jim Teas noted that the group has tackled development before, and members were clearly disturbed about the loss of rare habitat. Pine rockland is home to slash, or Dade, pines growing on a harsh limestone substrate. Its inhabitants include 12 species listed under the U.S. Endangered Species Act, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The newest of those federally protected species are the endangered Bartrams scrub hairsteak and Florida leafwing but another strip mall smack in the middle of some of their most important habitat, says Jacyln Lopez, an attorney at the Center lawsuit against the wildlife service. Pine rockland requires burning every few years to regenerate, and this mainte nance requirement also poses challenges to development. Environmentalists ques tion if the two can coexist. Send your tips and clever ideas to: email@example.com. Feedback: firstname.lastname@example.org
76 Columnists: VINOWord count: 820 By Bill Citara BT ContributorThe secret is out about Spanish wine. Ten years ago the realization that Spanish vintners and growers had made tremendous strides and were producing a burgeoning number of worldcated wine geeks and attendant scribes. Five years ago that realization had bottles that could go cork to cork with the best of France, Italy, and the New World, but an abundance of lower-priced wines that drank a whole lot better than their affordable price tags. Nowadays even people whose knowlsangria and maybe Rioja have probably come across a bottle or two of Albario, Garnacha, Tempranillo, and more, not to mention sparkling wine (cava) that is those ubiquitous black bottles. The renaissance of Spanish wines generally considered to have begun after the death of Generalissimo Francisco Franco in 1975. Another milestone was Spain joining the European Union in 1986, which brought in economic aid and foreign investment. Then all the other factors that brought dramatic improvement to the wines of Italy, the U.S., and South America increased use of sophisticated technology, the rise of talented native vintners (names like Palacios, Torres, and Alvarez), a commitment to preserving local varietals and their character in both the growing and winemaking processes, a move toward modernization while keeping the best of traditional practices. The result is some very good wines, even at our relatively modest price point. For example, the 2013 Marqus de C ceres Verdejo Its a perfect wine to serve chilled on a hot summer day, and would be a particularly good match with fresh Florida lobster, Key West pink shrimp, or refreshing grapefruit and citrus aromas, plus a hint of grassiness, and carries that tangy citrus character over to the palate, where a stony minerality and lingering The gas Palacios offers many of the same plea and grapefruit are almost overshadowed by potent earthy, almost vegetal scents, but those quickly blow off to reveal citrus and ity and hints of minerals. Its light body and hot summer wine. splits the difference between the Marqus ingly, given its 50/50 Verdejo-Viura blend. Citrusy, herbal, grassy, with a dash of minerals, it resembles a classic California Sauvignon Blanc, though at ten bucks a bottle, it undercuts their prices. After such good luck with our affordable Spanish whites, the was something of a shock. Blacker than ink at midnight, it tasted at once sour and overripe, and might best be put to use unclogging drains or stripping wallpaper. Luckily, another 100 percent varietal the Evodia 2012 Old saved my palate from further distress. From Catalonia, perhaps Spains hottest wine-producing region, it delivers uncommon complexity and sense of place for its $10.99 price tag; yet despite its Old Vines designation, its neither ponderous nor port-like. It almost explodes out of the glass with scents of red and black cherries, olives, and leather, and maintains a balance of fruit, earthy elements, acid, and tannins all the way to seems light-bodied and easy on the palate, despite its 14-percent alcohol. To do the heavy lifting, we turn to a pair of blends, the and the 2011 The Ergo is from Martn Codax, one of Spains best-known sucker. The black cherry-berry fruit is a bit grapey, but it comes with a long tobacco to licorice and leather. Theres nothing petite about the Almodi, which takes the Ergos big, ripe cherry-berry fruit and adds hints of cloves, pepper, and minerals. It also adds a per centage point more alcohol at 14.5, though it never tastes hot, and seamlessly inte grates fruity, spicy, earthy, and mineral ele ments one small but important reason the secret is out about Spanish wines. Feedback: email@example.com In Praise of Spanish WinesRed, white, and you: Agreeable wine for $12 or less Licensed & InsuredINSTALLATIONS / REPAIRS CUSTOM STAINS / DECKING INSURANCE CLAIMSSAND & REFINISH $2.00 SF & up 9480 NE 2nd Ave. Miami Shores Tel. 305-757-4949 BOGO!
Columnists: DISHMiami Spice Short ListFood news we know you can useBy Pamela Robin Brandt BT ContributorIts a blessing and a curse. So the saying goes. In this case, it refers to the Miami Spice discount dining promotion that continues through September and the Best Bets list promised last issue, once I got a chance to check out some of the roughly 50 participating restaurants that are in BT territory (out of about 175 total). What diners want to avoid are what have been the programs perennial pitfalls since it started in 2001: Spice menus with few choices per course, for instance, and/or choices that arent what diners would normally want to explore at the given place like upscale steakhouses that offer no upscale steak entres. Its the old Choice of Cheapo Chicken Breast or Spaghetti and Meatballs Syndrome that makes three-course $23 lunches and $39 dinners no bargain. What diners want from Miami Spice is what Miamians want in all things: the freedom to enjoy over-the-top indulgence. To indulge our curiosity, for example, about new restaurants we havent been to because theyre so unaffordable at other times. Some foodies even make bucket lists during the years other ten months of intriguing places where $23/$39 full meals arent just pretty good bargains, but near miracles. And there are plenty of those in Miami Beach, where restaurant rents, and therefore restaurant prices, are exorbitant. Which is why the Spice 10 Best lists in most publications are beach-heavy. The problem is that on our side of the causeway, more reasonable rents continue to attract exciting restaurants serving affordable food possibly, soon, even South Beachs popular PB Steak, which closed last month after a rent increase that would have forced the owners to raise prices; the three Pubbelly boyz are reportedly already looking to reopen somewhere along the Biscayne Corridor. meals for Spice prices or less at all times. Heck, chef/owner Richard Haless Chinese hotspot Blackbrick serves up a wildly innovative $15 three-course lunch special every weekday. That sort of thing is a blessing for ten months of the year. For Miami Spices two months, though, when one needs hideously expensive restaurants in order to save maximum bucks, its a curse. So heres a very personal short list of where to go and what to get. Bourbon Steak (19999 W. Coun try Club Dr., Aventura, 786-279-6600). Miami Spice menu offered daily, dinner only. Get: tempura squash blossoms with Meyer lemon ricotta to start, Bourbons playful faux caramel mousse Snickers bar for dessert, and in between, a precision-cooked eye of rib-eye steak with English pea/farro risotto and grilled onion relish. (Normally a rib-eye alone goes for about $55, and veg sides are $10 each, so the meal would be more than twice as much.) Azul (500 Brickell Key Dr., 305-9138358). The Mandarin Orientals top-end eatery is one of South Floridas most upscale restaurants, and new chef William menu. So perfect timing to try his work (beet root vichyssoise with lobster, green morello cherry panna cotta) for less than half the price a full meal normally runs. Shikany (251 NW 25th St., 305-5730690). Dinner only, Sunday-Thursday. Its Miamis most fantastical avant-garde fare, and chef Michael Shikanys magical mystery Spice menus dont wimp out and tone it down for the masses. Two choices per course, so come with a friend who shares so you can taste everything. Zuma (270 Biscayne Blvd. Way, 305577-0277). Dinner Monday and Tuesday, but better to Power Lunch MondayFriday. Four, not three, courses include both white miso soup and salad to start, azuki bean/raspberry cake for dessert. Get chirashi don (sushi rice heaped with a mountain of Zumas normally stratospherically priced salmon caviar-topped sashimi), for an entre. Also get your valet ticket stamped for free parking. The Cypress Room (3620 NE 2nd. Ave., 305-520-5197). Lunch, MondayFriday; Dinner, Monday-Thursday. Here at the most upscale Michael Schwartz eatery, most lunch and dinner entres (except for the relatively budget-friendly Cypress burger) are normally about the same price as a full three-course Miami Spice meal i.e., eat there this month and choose the $30-something porchetta alla romana as an entre, and both your oxtail terrine appetizer and elaborate Hedy Goldsmith dessert are free. Do use some of your savings on an order of thrice-cooked fries. Hungry for more food news? See BizBuzz, page 20. Send me your tips and alerts: firstname.lastname@example.org. Feedback: email@example.com rfnftbf fnff rfffFUNfft Classes start September 7th register today! ffnf nrfTemple Israel of Greater Miamifrftt ff fbrftWhere Jewish education is FUN! Celebrating Jewish Life in Downtown Miami
78 Dining Guide: RESTAU R ANT S MIAMIBrickell / Downtown15th & Vine Kitchen485 Brickell Ave., 305-503-0373rfnrtbr fffnrfr frf nrf btr rnnfbfn fbfb nfr nffArea 31270 Biscayne Boulevard Way, 305-424-5234f bf fff tb frr nr bfr frfrrf Atelier Monnier848 Brickell Ave. #120, 305-456-5015Sesame Street bfrfnr ffrfbnfbr fbr f frbfr frfnbbnf bbfbfbbb nffAtrio1395 Brickell Ave., 305-503-6529rbff rrf frr fbf frfnnbfb ff nrrbf rnb fnbnbfnf nnBalans901 S. Miami Ave., (Mary Brickell Village), 305-534-9191fb rf bnfrnf rfbnffrf bfffr ffbnfnb frfb Bali Caf109 NE 2nd Ave., 305-358-5751rb ff fbrf rfbrr fr fb nn Bar Urbano1001 S. Miami Ave., 305-381-5901bbffn fnfnfb rrf nrbrnffr nbnnfn nb bfbb bff nnnrnf nBatch Gastropub30 SW 12th St., 305-808-5555frb ffrn bn ffnrtb ffnfnb ffrfrffnfb fnfnnff fffnff nffBiscayne Tavern146 Biscayne Blvd., 305-307-8300ffrbr rfnnb nbf nr fnff nr ffbffrfb fnffn nffnfn nrBlue Martini900 S. Miami Ave. #250, 305-981-2583ffbfbb fbrff ffrnfb ffnfb nnb nfnrnb fnffrrn nrfrn bBonding638 S. Miami Ave., 786-409-4794fff b nfbrf bfffff nfnb nrffb rrnffn bnff ffBrasileiro801 Brickell Bay Dr., 786-502-3829rbfnrfnb fnrfnr bfrfn nb nbfrf bfffbnr bnr frbnbf fbfbn nBrother Jimmys BBQ900 S. Miami Ave. #135, 786-360-3650ffnfnnffr nfff brr frf ffnff bffnn fbbfnnnrnnbnn Bryan in the Kitchen104 NE 2nd Ave., 305-371-7777fr bff ffrf bfrnnr nfbr nrb fffffn rnffrbffrb rfBurger & Beer Joint900 S. Miami Ave. #130, 305-523-2244ffffr nfbfrf nfrn bfffr br bffnn nbfrbbbrn nffffnb nbrnf Seasalt and Pepper422 NW N. River Dr., 305-440-4200fbfnr brrf ff fbn rrffnr frfbrnffr rbff ffnbrf fnbrr nfnnrtf nfCeviche Piano140 SE 1st Ave., 305-577-4414brb r n fbfb ffnn nfrffbf f fbCipriani465 Brickell Ave., 786-329-4090brfbr rfbrb fbff nfrffbn rfn frrfb bb frf fThe Corner1035 N. Miami Ave., 305-961-7887ffbf bfnbffr nb nfrf bbb f rbnf nf fnCrazy About You1155 Brickell Bay Dr. #101, 305-377-4442bnfrfb bfffrf nbbbf fr bffnfff bf bf nfDesole Metro Pizza Bar333 SE 2nd St., 305-381-9505rn rr fbnff rfnfrnrfnfr frfffb r nbbbfr nrbbr Cvi.che 105105 NE 3rd Ave., 305-577-3454ffbtf ffrff fffb f tiradito a la crema de rocotof fffff fnbfb fbfrn Restaurant ListingsThe Biscayne Corridors most comprehensive restaurant guide. Total this month: 218.rf ntbnf nttnf tnt f f t tff nff ff MIAMIBistro BE1111 SW 1st Ave., 305-375-0975rf b frrnfb fbf rnf fbfrfnb nfrfn bf fnbfff rfnf nCantina La Veinte495 Brickell Ave., 786-623-6135frrfb fnff f fnb nfn nff ffbnf fnnfbnrfr nfrr fbnfr bbbLa Mar by Gaston Acurio500 Brickell Key Dr., 305-913-8358ff nf rnrf rnnrr bnffrnf fnbfrnr fbrb nfbffrrf ffb fb Loba7420 Biscayne Blvd., 786-536-6692fnrfnr nfnb rfrfff frbfffff fffnrf bfrfbnb nrb fbfb nf rr nTap 791071 NE 79th St., 305-381-0946b nf nffr rb fnbn fbnfnffn frfbf fffnrbnf nrbrn nfrnf Jefes Soul Shack12581 Biscayne Blvd., 305-989-5811nrf fff ftr nnnbbf rbr nnfr ff nfbnrrbff fb ffrfnfb n
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80 Dining Guide: RESTAU R ANT Sdb Bistro Moderne255 Biscayne Blvd. Way, 305-421-8800rfnftt bnbbfbbtt fbbft bfft bfnntfnn tnfbttttnb fbntff bftbfnffb bbbfbfb D-Dog House50 SW 10th St., 305-381-7770ffbbnbtb nbtb ffnfbffffbn fffbbt bbbbtn fntbfbtffb fnfn bbfbtfbbft Dolores, But You Can Call Me Lolita1000 S. Miami Ave., 305-403-3103ffnfbf bnfbfbfnt nnnnt nbffbb bffb bfffbfnn ffntDoraku900 S. Miami Ave., 305-373-4633fbbtbff bbtfbff nnnbbb ffbnb tttnb ffnbbbb ntbf ffnfttbn bbfbfbfn Edge, Steak & Bar1435 Brickell Ave., 305-358-3535bnfttnbn ttbbbbntf bbtbftt bbf bbtbbnfn bbbb ftbf ffffftft Elwoods Gastro Pub188 NE 3rd Ave., 305-358-5222nfbbbb bbtffnftbbff ntfbfb fbbtbbffbt ffrfbbf fbnbff bnfttb ftFado Irish Pub900 S. Miami Ave. #200, 786-924-0972frfbfbt tntfbfffb trftbnfntb nnnfnbbb tbbftnnf bbtfb bbnrf bffbfThe Filling Station & Garage Bar95 SE 2nd St., 786-425-1990ftbff btbn nfff fftnffff tbftfftfn nf nbttnff tbnfbbfnn tbtFratelli Milano213 SE 1st St., 305-373-2300bbn tnffbft fbtfbf tbbbbbfb fnfbbt nntff nnftbtbb bnbnGarcias Seafood Grille and Fish Market398 NW N. River Dr., 305-375-0765tfnttbtnf tffbffnfttf ffnbnfb ftfff bbbnb bffbtfbfn ffHavana 19571451 S. Miami Ave., 305-381-6651tffbfbbbfn fbfnb nfnfftfttnnb tnfbb bfbb fnfffnb bnbbfbtb bbnf bIl Gabbiano335 S. Biscayne Blvd., 305-373-0063bfftffb bfbftbbf ffbb nfbfftt tftfn ftftb ffbfnbbffb ttfLa Loggia Ristorante and Lounge68 W. Flagler St., 305-373-4800fbb nf nnnbbb fnfttt bbbfbf tffnffttf bff La Moon 144 SW 8th St., 305-860-6209tfnfnfbfn bntbf btnnfbbr ffbf nfb bfbfntff nftLa Sandwicherie34 SW 8th St., 305-374-9852fbbtfffbf tbbbnf fff bff bnttfbbfbbf bbbbbbfbt nnbbfbfb nfnbff fbfnftbfb LEntrecote de Paris1053 SE 1st Ave., 305-755-9995tbfbfbn fbftft ttbftbbtn fbbbnf nfntbbfb nbfbfbb bbfnb tnfttLime Fresh Mexican Grill1 W. Flagler St., 305-789-9929fbfnff btbttfbbtbrfft tnbnftnfn tftbbfnf ffttfbbtbf bbbbMint Leaf1063 SE 1st Ave., 305-358-5050ttff ftbtt nfbf tfnfrttb ttfb tfftfnbf bbbbtn nntbbfb bfnfnMomi Ramen5 SW 11th St., 786-391-2392ffnftbnrtb bftttffbtfb bfnftb bffb ft fbn bntbnnbnf fff bffnff MPP Brickell141 SW 7th St., 305-400-4610tn ftnbt fnfbbt bttfb nbbbf btftb btbrbt nbbfbfbb fMy Ceviche1250 S. Miami Ave., 305-960-7825ffnftr fnbf nn nbb tnbtfb bnbff fbfbfntftb tfnfn bbtbnn fbfbNaoe661 Brickell Key Dr., 305-947-6263fbffnft bftbb tnbfb ntnfbf bftbfbbtb nfbtff fntnftbtf btfnbfntfn nbfneMesis Urban Bistro1035 N. Miami Ave., 305-415-9911nftffb ftfnn nftttnfffb tfbffbff Top Chef bbfftb ffnftbft nbfnbbnb ftbbf fbfbnfbn NIU Kitchen134 NE 2nd Ave., 786-542-5070fbbbbnf tfbf nrbfft fbtbfbbft ttb fbftbf bbb bffbtfbf nnrfbfOceanaire Seafood Room900 S. Miami Ave., 305-372-8862fbfb btftffbn tbbbnntfbft nbbff nfnbbffbfnn btbbbtf btfbttf fbtfOTC1250 S. Miami Ave. 305-374-4612fbbbfbbttr bfnnb fbbnfbnbn fttbtbnfnn fftttnf nfbttn bbft fbtn bfnftfbffb fPerfecto1450 Brickell Ave., 305-372-0620ftbtbfb bffn fbtbt nnbff bfffb nbfbt fbtbfb bbtbPerricones15 SE 10th St., 305-374-9449tf bttfbtntbf bfbtnfnn ttfnbfbftbbf tftfnnbftt ttntt ntb bPizzarium69 E. Flagler St., 305-381-6025bnbf fbfft fttbnf fttfnbfn fbbnfbf nnbtbfnfnf nffnf bbnbbbbfRajas Indian Cuisine33 NE 2nd Ave., 305-539-9551bbrfb ffbt bffbt bbfbbbb fttnfbb fbfffbfThe River Oyster Bar650 S. Miami Ave., 305-530-1915fbbtbtb nbtfbfnn bfftf ffbbf ttttbttnff nbbbfb tftbfbfnf fnftRosa Mexicano900 S. Miami Ave., 786-425-1001 www.rosamexicano.comfbttnbf ffnbfbf ftttbff btffnb btftbf fbbnnb btnn Sparkys Roadside Restaurant & Bar204 NE 1st St., 305-377-2877fbb bftftbb bfnnfb ft bbtbf bfbbbffbff bnn ffnnnbn ffbftftnbf fnfbbt
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Dining Guide: RESTAU R ANT SStanzione 8787 SW 8th St., 305-606-7370 rfffntnb rftfntrt ftffffn nfnbtnbftf bfnfbffb fbftfntnf fttfntfb ffbtfbbfbff nfSumi Yakitori21 SW 11th St., 786-360-5570fnffnft ftntfbtrfn fbfnffn ttftftff tffrntb ttffnntfn ttbtnttbtfn fnnbffntftt tfnbtnfnn btTemaris1250 S. Miami Ave., 305-836-2747bfffnnbnt fffnntft bfffffnbnfb btff fftntnffbtftn fffrnnttf fttbnbnbf tfftfbbnnff Tobacco Road626 S. Miami Ave., 305-374-1198fffnbfbf tfbft ftbfffn ftnt tftbnftnbnfffr fffbbft ftffTop Burger109 NE 1st St., 305-379-3100nfffbntftfff tnt nnfnbffbff ffbfnnttbnn nbftftfft fftnfttftft bbfnnnt ftntToro Toro100 Chopin Plaza, 305-372-4710tfrnftnffb frfffttnf nnftbffff nftfnnbfnfnntn btfbtn fnfbfnft trftnf ttftftffffbtb ntfftftttf Toscana Divino900 S. Miami Ave., 305-571-2767tfffftnnfft bfrffnft ffffnbtfb tnfnfnttb fnfbfnn fttnnttf tfffbnf ffnntttf tftnffnnfTre Italian Bistro270 E. Flagler St., 305-373-3303ftnnfnftbf fnnfbfn fnfn nfnbnttftn ftftttfnff nfnbtfbfnff tfftnfrffn bTrulucks Seafood, Steak, and Crabhouse777 Brickell Ave., 305-579-0035fnfffttftnf bftffnfbtt tftnnnfbffbn tftnffftfbbf tffftrfbn rnfnbnffbfn ttfbfffff fnnftftTuyo415 NE 2nd St., 305-237-3200fffbtfb tnfbrnffrnnt tntnnt tbftffnnfn fftfffff ffnffbtftntftt tnfnfffn fnfbfffnf fnntnVerde Restaurant & Bar1103 Biscayne Blvd., 305-375-8282tnffbnfnff fbftfffffbfbt fnftrftftn notffnntfntt fntfnn ffnbtnffn ffnffttnn fftttbtbfnftb nfnfnn tnfntnfWolfgangs Steakhouse315 S. Biscayne Blvd., 305-487-7130fffffnfntnfrnf ffrfftfnbnt btf fnfnfnffnbfn nffftffnff tfffnffftf nftntntfffn ntfffb bftZuma270 Biscayne Blvd. Way, 305-577-0277ffnffr fnrffbnffntb ffnbbtf fffnftn nfffbtf fftffff fffnnb fnftMidtown / Wynwood / Design DistrictB Sweet20 NE 41st St., 305-918-4453fnbtnfffn bnftnff ftnfbtbntf tfnnttfn nfnnbffbtnbnf nfbnftbff tftffnff tntnnnf tttfBengal2010 Biscayne Blvd., 305-403-1976nfntftntffnf nfbfnn nfnttbfbnr ffftrfffnfffb nfffntnnfnnff ftfnbrfftnr ffntfbtBin No. 181800 Biscayne Blvd., 786-235-7575ftbntftff tnnfnnfff ffnfrffntfntn ntbnfffnbb ffttftfftn ffnbtfnftnt tfbfntbtfnbbf bnftffnnBlackbrick3451 NE 1st Ave. #103; 305-573-8886ffntft ftfnfttfnnff btrtnff rtfrttt frfnfbbntn fbnfttfn tfbftbntfnnb fftfnfntfn tfffBocce Bar3252 NE 1st Ave. #107; 786-245-6211tttfnffntffnfbf tbftfrf tbbntnfftfntf ffnfnf tbntftfnt ftftnbffbnn ftfftfnntff tfntfbnt tfnffn tttfBuena Vista Bistro 4582 NE 2nd Ave., 305-456-5909fnftff fnfntffnb rnnfffbr tbfnbfttnf ftffttfb ftftfbfbfttfn tffffBuena Vista Deli4590 NE 2nd Ave., 305-576-3945ttfbtnfrn bnftftbff fnbttntfbnfnt tftfnnttnb ftffbfbnftftftt fffbnftfnbtfntft nfnntfntf rnftbfffbf ftfnfbThe Butcher Shop Beer Garden & Grill165 NW 23rd St., 305-846-9120ffbnfnff nffntftfbf fttfbtftfnfnb ntfnfffnt fttbffbfb ttnfnfntbf tffbnbnffftntn ffftfbttfnffCerviceria 100 Montaditos3252 NE 1st Ave. #104, 305-921-4373nnftbnnffnfrtntf fftft nttfbnfnff
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Dining Guide: RESTAU R ANT Srfntbfntt rrbftffrbnt tffrbrtrbf frbrfbbrbfr frtrrnfrt rtCity Hall the Restaurant2004 Biscayne Blvd. 305-764-3130rrrt trbtrbtrrrr rffrtrttrfr rffrrnfnrb rrtbnrrtb rbfrrrbbrtf rrftttrtt fbbrnffntrbf ttrfrbr and fffbbrbf rrrrrfrbf rrffnrnCraft Bar & Q350 NE 24th St. #109, 786-615-6622bbrnrt frntrbrrrrbfb ffrnrtrffttfnffr rrfrnfrrfrfrrtr rrffrrtrrfrnrn rfrtrrbtrttb rbtttrnrrnff rbrfbrftrfrftffrr rnrtffrrbtrrb trffThe Cheese Course3451 NE 1st Ave. 786-220-6681btrrrrrrrrfttbf brrfrtfttrtb fntrbrrbttrnfr tbnrbrbfrfrrr tfnrtrfrnrtr trbtrrtrrtfr frrtrfrtbfr tbbfnfrrttbrnrr frrrnrThe Cypress Room3620 NE 2nd Ave., 305-520-5197rnrrrfrffrtrf trfrrrtrftrn bfrtfbff rfbrrrbfrf rrfrrrt tffrbrrrr rfbrfrrrff bbtttrf frrrfbfrfrtf brfbfbDaily Melt3401 N. Miami Ave. #123, 305-573-0101rbnffttn tbbbrfftfbbbb rrffnnrrbfbft ftbffnbfrttf brffbrffbtr tbrrrft bnrnfrftrtbnrftr rfrrrbrffrbfr ffbtrtnfn ttbrbtfrbrtrfr rbffbThe District190 NE 46th St., 305-573-4199rfrrrr trnrrbrtrffbrnnttr rbtrrntrfbrtrbbr rbrtrftnrrbtr fttrnftrfrrr fnrttftrnnrrbrfftrntr trffftfrbnrrrrfr rbrfrfrtrtbrffr rfbrbrbrffrrrtt Enriquetas Sandwich Shop186 NE 29th St., 305-573-4681nrnrrftfbrtrffbr rttfbrbbrftrfrt rrrtfrfr brrtrrrf rrffnfrtbrrr bbrrbbrtrtnt rbftrrtbrbr rrtrffnfttbrr ttrtftrffrrft brnrnnThe Embassy4600 NE 2nd Ave., 305-571-8446tbbnrrrb bnrffnrnrtff frrbtrrfrnrrr rbfrbnrrfrttbff frrfrrbrfnrtbr trftrtnbbrrb rffrbrrbrrtr rtnrftrbrbbrfffr ffrfrftrnt bbrbfrbrtffGigi3470 N. Miami Ave., 305-573-1520nftrrftfrr bbrfbrbnrtrftrt brrfttbbt tbfrtrfr fftbrbtbrfrtnf rbnrbffrrbftf fffrnrnffn rrnrtnffftrr nrtrbrtfnHarrys Pizzeria3918 N. Miami Ave., 786-275-4963bnfrtbfrfrrbr tbbtrfnftr ftrfrrnftrrrtt bbrtftrttbr ttrfrrttrtrf trrrtbbrffnffr trrbtfrtrr bnrtfrnffrf ftr bfnrfrfbrfrfrtr niSushi Caf3301 NE 1st Ave. #107, 305-548-8751bnbrffntr nttrrftrrrbbfrr rrrbrfffrrrrf brrrfrfbrfffrfrbrb rtrtbrrnfrrn rfrrbtrftr rtrfftrnftrrbrbrr brnrrrffrbnrt trrffrr Jimmyz Kitchen2700 N. Miami Ave. #5, 305-573-1505rtrbrtrb ntfrttrbfrrbr rftffrtrtfn ttbtffrtftrn rnrrffb rbrfrfr rfrttfrfrtr rnrtfrtrbfrtrrbf Joeys Italian Caf2506 NW 2nd Ave., 305-438-0488rrrtf rfrrrtrrfftfrf rrrrnfrntrfr rfbrtrnf trftrftttrftr ftttrrbtrnrrrrrt frfftrfbrtttbbrfn nrrtrrf rKouzina Greek Bistro3535 NE 2nd Ave., 305-392-1825trtbrbn rrrrtrffrbnrtrn frfrfrtrffnftrf ttrffrttfrbrrtbtf brbnrrffrrfrr rrfnrtrfrtrftrr ntfrbfbrtff fbfntntfrbnr rftbfrbnrrbbfr rftKush2003 N. Miami Ave., 305-576-4500bfnfrrfrnfrrrfnn rfrrrfrnr rtttrrrbrnf bbrftrrtrn rbtrrtffrff rnfffrbrn frrnrnf brnfnrtrbrt rrfnrbrfr Lagniappe3425 NE 2nd. Ave., 305-576-0108frfrrbrrffrf rnrrrr tbnrrtnrnrtrrb rrtrtrtb rbrffrffnfr rfnrtrfttbrn ttrrfrtnrb rfffrtbbbrt nttrfrnrtfbtt rLime Fresh Mexican GrillShops at Midtown Miami Buena Vista Avenue, 305-576-5463rttbrrrr btnrrrtrfftr ttrtrrfrrr brtrrfbr rrfrrrtrrnrtrb nbrbrrttbbrftrff rrfrrbrrfttfftrnffr rbrtrnLost & Found Saloon185 NW 36th St., 305-576-1008rrrfrftrrfrf rttrrrfnrr rftrn rfr rtnbtfrrtrfb tfffbtrntbrnf rtrrfrrfrnfnnrrrrfr rbrrffbtfn rrnrfMandolin Aegean Bistro4312 NE 2nd Ave., 305-576-6066tbnfrb brbtrfffrr rttrbntrrrbrf bfrrfbrrbftrbr bfrrrrrbrtrrrrr rbfbbrrrtbrrf bbffbnrf nrfrnrrfbrffbrffMC Kitchen4141 NE 2nd Ave., 305-456-9948trrtrffbrfr rtrtfrr frttrffrf
Dining Guide: RESTAU R ANT Srfntb bn bbrr ntbn rnrbt nnbfr bbfnb bMichaels Genuine Food and Drink130 NE 40th St., 305-573-5550btrnf b bftrrntn nbtfnbnn rftrt bbnntbb t fn n tffMikes at Venetia555 NE 15th St., 9th floor, 305-374-5731brftt brfn nrrn nrtttr bbnnfn rnbnbtntft bMmmm2519 NW 2nd Ave., 786-703-3409brrtb tb rn bbbnbt rnnfb bftbbbnr fnrr brtrftt rbbbMoloko3201 N. Miami Ave. #104, 305-572-9336nftt btbb nbb brrbfnrtnnt fnrtntnnrrt bttbr rbtfr nnffrtn bnMorgans Restaurant28 NE 29th St., 305-573-9678frfbtn tbbrbr bbnn frbtf ultimate bb rtrbnfn nbfbnbffbr rrn nrt rnbNoVe Kitchen & Bar1750 N. Bayshore Dr., 305-503-1000tn bfrnf rtnrnfnt ttrb nt bnt ttrrtr bbbbf btrnrtOak Tavern35 NE 40th St., 786-391-1818rn rrrbbbnt rbr brnbrb bbnfbbbf bfrnbfbf fftbbft bfnb fb rnPizza Pazza275 NE 18th St. #109, 786-762-2238rrnf rfb nrb rnftnnr tbbbr nbbn nfrn fnrnr rnrnf trPride & Joy2800 N. Miami Ave., 305-456-9548rr tfrbn fftfbtffbb rrtnbrbt fft fnnftrfr ffrfnt tbtbt Prohibition3404 N. Miami Ave., 305-438-9191rtnrtnn bf frbf rbnrttb bbbfbt btbrb nbfbt nbbb frfbrtt R House2727 NW 2nd Ave., 305-576-0240nrrnrf tnrnnnrr nrbbfb bnntbb bnnrn bb nnfrrtr btffft ffbfn nRiviera Focacceria Italiana3252 NE 1st Ave., 786-220-6251rbbr ntnt bn nnttrf rnrt brtr nn rbnffff btbbtf nrrSakaya KitchenShops at Midtown Miami, Buena Vista Avenue 305-576-8096trbr tfrrff fbrbnnnr bb tbrbrn rnbt bbrnffnbr ntf bbSalumeria 1043451 NE 1st Ave. #104, 305-424-9588rtbtbt nbbtf bbt nbbb btrrn nrbbb bbbt nnt Salsa Fiesta2929 Biscayne Blvd., 305-400-8245bt fntbr bbb tfrff tnrrf frrb rrf nS & S Diner1757 NE 2nd Ave., 305-373-4291bnntb trbntn bff fnnnrb bfnrnnrnb bnnb tfbnnbnr ffShikany251 NW 25th St., 305-573-0690 rrrbb nnnrnn bbtbrbbnr rb nfnrfr bnnrbb ffnrftb rfff brbbtnrnfb Shokudo World Resource Caf 4740 NE 2nd Ave., 305-758-7782bt fn bbnt bntf b ntbttt frnbbbtf bbnrfb ttr nSugarcane Raw Bar Grill3250 NE 1st Ave., 786-369-0353n bfbfnnn ntfbbbb tbtft fnbb bnbfnbb rbrfrrt bfb SuViche2751 N. Miami Ave., 305-960-7097bnntrr brb fftnrnnbr frbrb nf rb
86 Dining Guide: RESTAU R ANT S rfrnrtnnrbt trbrrnnrtrf bbrfrrffrbrThea Pizzeria-Caf1951 NW 7th Ave., 305-777-3777rrnrfbbrrntrr rrrrrfr brnrnnrrfnn frrnft rfrnrbrrnrrr rbtrbnft nbfrrnrnt tntnrfnn frrbrbrrrnnn ntnnbrbTony Chans Water Club1717 N. Bayshore Dr., 305-374-8888nrtrnntrrrr brbrbfnrrn fnfnrffbnfr nbnrrn ftnrbr bnrrrttrtn bbnnnn rrnbtfn trbrrWine Vault MiamiShops at Midtown Miami Fountain Circle #105, 786-691-2000rfr nntrtrrbtrf rtrrrbfrn nnrfrrrn rrnnffrr rrrfbrb rnrttrrnrr rrtnbrn nnnbrrrnr frfWynwood Caf450 NW 27th St., 305-576-1105rnnbrrnrrtb rrrtbrr rntrrrf fntnrnt brbntrrb rnftftbtrfrrrtt rfrtnrfnr frrbbnrtntn frrnr Wynwood Kitchen & Bar2550 NW 2nd Ave., 305-722-8959rbrrtfrfrnfr rnrrtrbrrrn rrbnbttnrfn frrfrb rrrntrfn nnrrf rfbrfnrrr nnnrfnrfn rrnrrrr nrrfrnZak the Baker405 NW 26th St., 786-280-0327nnrt rnbtrnr rnbrbnnrfr fnrfrrnrtrt ntnfnrrtbnr nbbrrnrrt bnfrf nbrrrrfb rrtrrbtfbr nnbrfrtrrrtn rtrUpper EastsideAndiamo5600 Biscayne Blvd. 305-762-5751rrrr btnrffnnbr rbrrffnf rrrrfrrnrn tb nrfr rfrfrntt nbfr ntrrBalans Biscayne6789 Biscayne Blvd., 305-534-9191rrrntfrnf brntnbn rnrtrrr rrnrtr btrrrnrrtr rfrntrrrnrnfr rrfrrrnfrffbn rrrbrntt bfnnnb BarMeli725 NE 79th St., 305-754-5558rnrtfb nftfrbf fnrr bnfrbfrrntfb nntfrffrtfrt frrnbnrn nrtbrnrnnt rnrrrr rffbrtnr nrffbrnbnBig Fish620 NE 78th St., 305-373-1770rfrrffbff rtrnfr rrtrbrr nrtrrn fnrnr rrbftnrnrnb tbrrbrrff bnb rnBlue Collar6730 Biscayne Blvd., 305-756-0366nrr frrntrfnbfn brfnttr rtrn rbnrnrrfn rrfnrrrn fnrfbrrnt rnbbntrrBoteco916 NE 79th St., 305-757-7735rnbrfrr rrnrrrnrr nbr ftfrrnbtn bnrrfnfnr ntrntrbrnnf bnbftrftr btrnnnB & M Market219 NE 79th St., 305-757-2889rrrrfrfnrf btrnrrtbrr rftrntnr rrrfrftntn rrnrfr tntnrnrrn rrfrnrfrt btbtrtrfbrn rChoices Vegan Caf646 NE 79th St., 786-803-8352rtnbn rrnnnt rtrrtbbb brffnnbrnn rrtfrbtrntbr rfrftnr bnnnnrrbrbrr rrfrbbrn frrtrrnrnDogma Grill7030 Biscayne Blvd. 305-759-3433nrrrrnrnt fnbtrfffnb rnrtntrrnr rnnrnnrrt 305-758-05167941 Biscayne Blvd., MiamiSee our extensive Thai & Sushi menu at www.SiamRiceThaiAndSushi.com DINE IN TAKE OUT DELIVERY PARTY CATERINGOpen 7 Days for Lunch and Dinner FOLLOW US ON Mon-Fri 11:30AM 11PM; Sat-Sun 12:30PM 11PM Your purchase of $30+(excluding Lunch Specials) with this ad. exp. 9/30/14$5OFF THAI & JAPANESE LUNCH SPECIALS from $7.99Monday-Saturday
Dining Guide: RESTAU R ANT Srfrntnf b rfrr frfbr nFiorito5555 NE 2nd Ave., 305-754-2899fffrffbf ffrfrf frfrrb rffrnffrfbb bbnbffr ffrff ffrrrbfff frrfr fbfrbf rnfnFlavorish Market7283 Biscayne Blvd., 305-754-8787brff frfbfff ffbnrbrrf rrbfffr rrfrfnff rrbffbffrfr frrrbbfrf frffbr frnrf bbfrfrbrrbfrf bfrfrbbnThe Federal Food, Drink & Provisions5132 Biscayne Blvd., 305-758-9559rrrbfrb frff rrfrfr frnfrrn fbfrfbrr fffrffbtfrf frfrfbf fffff bbrrfrfnb fffrfbfrnLa Tour Eiffel7281 Biscayne Blvd., 305-754-0014frrfbff rbbrfbf frffrfbf rbrfnrbrfrr rbfbfrfr bfrfb rrfrnbff frf ffrrbrfbf rbnLo De Leafrn rbrfrrf fbrfr fnfffff bfrbfbnf fbfff frfrffbbfrff fbrfrnrfffr rrfbfbff rnMagnum Lounge709 NE 79th St., 305-757-3368nnfrffrff fffffnffb fffffffrf frfrffff ffrfr bffnbf bbfrfrfff fnMinas Mediterraneo749 NE 79th St., 786-391-0300fffr ffrfb rfffbrf brfffbfn bffffff frbbffr bfrffnrfb fbbbfffff fffbff fnMi Vida Caf7244 Biscayne Blvd., 305-759-6020fffbrbrf rfrbfrfr ffffb frfffrr fffbrbfrfn frffft frbffffrfr rrrfr bbffrrfrnrrfrf nMoonchine7100 Biscayne Blvd., 305-759-3999fffrffrffbfff bbfffn ffffffff bfrfffff rffrnfrffffff rffrfrfrbffrnff ffbrfnfffffbff fnMoshi Moshi 7232 Biscayne Blvd., 786-220-9404fbbfbtrffffr ffnff frfbrfntfb fffffffffnfff fffbffbbf frffn frfrfrf fbffnNews Lounge5582 NE 4th Ct., 305-758-9932tffbf ffbbn bfffff ffffrrfrf bffbnrfr bfffrfrfr frrbfffrb frffnNi.Do. Caffe & Mozzarella Bar7295 Biscayne Blvd., 305-960-7022ffrbffrfffb ffbnrffrf rrbfffbb fbfrbf frn rff nfff fbfrnRoyal Bavarian Schnitzel Haus1085 NE 79th St., 305-754-8002fffffffb ffffr fbfrfrbfbfffrb tffnbfrf fbfrfrf rr rfrfrbfrrfr ffbfbbrnSiam Rice7941 Biscayne Blvd., 305-758-0516bfbffbfff frbrffrffrfr bffrfrn frfrfffbf brfffrrn ffbfffbf rfffbffffb frrfbfrfnSoyka5556 NE 4th Court, 305-759-3117tfrfftbrfff ffnfb rfrbrbffrffb fbrfbbrn rrbbbbf ffrfbfbfrrfrf rrbbffffn ffrbbfnTaperia Raca7010 Biscayne Blvd., 786-751-8756rbffffrff rrfrbff TEL:305-754-8002 www.schnitzelhausmiami.com1085 N.E. 79th Street / Causeway, Miami, FL 33138 ORIGINAL BAVARIANBIER GARTENOPENDAILYFROM5:00PMTO11:00PMFRIDAY& SATURDAYTOMIDNIGHT
88 Dining Guide: RESTAU R ANT S rf ntbfttt frtt frrr rbtbf tttftbtr tfrr frttt rrbtrVia Verdi Cucina Rustica6900 Biscayne Blvd., 786-615-2870tbrt rrrf fbt trtr rtt ttt ffrtrfb frfr Oggis Caffe1666 79th St. Causeway, 305-866-1238tfbr rtrrf frttt tt tttrrftf rr btPaprika1624 NE 79th St., 305-397-877rr trrr rrfbr trrrrr tfbrr frbrtrtr trttrbfftrtr trtfrbrttr rCaf Prima Pasta 414 71st St., 305-867-0106b t ttrtr rrr trrbrtfr rrrrr frt tft rr Tamarind Thai 946 Normandy Dr., 305-861-6222rfbfb rrtrtt rrt tf ttrrrr ftrr tfrtfr tttfb brCte Gourmet9999 NE 2nd Ave., #112, 305-754-9012tfrf rbtr ttrfbr trfb rfbfrrr ttrr ttrftf rtrr ff frMiami Shores Country Club10000 Biscayne Blvd., 305-795-2363tttfrr rfrfr rtf rtffrt rtbrffr rtr rb t bBagels & Co.11064 Biscayne Blvd., 305-892-2435r rfrrbt trrtf rrb tfrtfrbr rtt rbfrr Bulldog Barbecue/Bulldog Burger15400 Biscayne Blvd., 305-940-9655r ttr frt ftbrtr trbffbb trrrtbtbtfr trrrrtb frtrr tbtrt frrtCane Sucre899 NE 125th St.,305-891-0123tf r tffb rfrf rbr rrfb frrf rttrtr frttrCaptain Jims Seafood12950 W. Dixie Hwy., 305-892-2812tbrt tf rtrt tfrt rrfrr tfbttb tr b fChen-huyae15400 Biscayne Blvd., 305-956-2808ttrr rrffrb frtfft frrr btbtt tftt bftt trff bfFish Fish13488 Biscayne Blvd., 786-732-3124tbtr tbrfffr rfftb f tttbtb trrt rtr ftrt rf Flip Burger Bar1699 NE 123rd St., 305-741-3547 rfrfr trtr ttrf frrrtrrtrt ttt rb rffffr tfrr bGiraffas1821 NE 123rd St., 786-866-9007rf frtf rr b rtr frt bfrbrf tr ftrGreat Harvest Bread Company1817 NE 123rd St., 305-899-9998ftfbr rrr fbttt rfrr rbrbtrfrr ftfbf trbfb fbbtr trtKC Healthy Cooking11900 Biscayne Blvd. #103, 786-502-4193frtt trrr rbrffrr rtttr tfrtrfr rt rtbrrr trrrb rbfrtbfLittle Havana 12727 Biscayne Blvd., 305-899-9069ftfr ttb rrt bfrfrr rftbtt r
Dining Guide: RESTAU R ANT S rrf ntbMama Jennies11720 NE 2nd Ave., 305-757-3627nbtb fnbftfb ffnfb nt bb tbf frnr b bPastry Is Art12591 Biscayne Blvd., 305-640-5045ntrfb nfrt rbrt bb rnr trfbft r nrbbb rPetit Rouge12409 Biscayne Blvd., 305-892-7676btt ffb ntbb nftf tnt ffnft trf n Piccolo Pizza2104 NE 123rd St., 305-893-9550bbtn nr n ff f trn t frbb ff bSteves Pizza12101 Biscayne Blvd., 305-891-0202fbf ttr rn nfrfn rttffn tffn ff Tunky Tunky11052 Biscayne Blvd., 786-953-5825fbnn bf ntrtt ntb nrnf bnt ntr rfnr tnrrBlue Marlin Fish House 2500 NE 163rd St., 305-957-8822nr n brnff nnf rtb rttr fr Chef Rolfs Tunas Seafood Restaurant17850 W. Dixie Hwy., 305-932-0630 t fntf tff nbb f rtnt bt nftf tnbEleat Restaurant & Lounge3207 NE 163rd St., 786-440-7104fbftb f tr rbrnrb tfbtbb rr n tnrtt rt bEl Gran Inka3155 NE 163rd St., 305-940-4910fntn b ft n t rrb nt ntn bHeelsha1550 NE 164th St., 305-919-8393frrr tfrf ftb tfb n bbt nft fr rntf fbKing Palace330 NE 167th St., 305-949-2339tbtr rf tntf trf nfnffr nf frt trfnt fn rKings County Pizza18228 W. Dixie Hwy., 305-792-9455frbn br f brf bbbf rrf rnf nnttn fffbLaurenzos Market Caf16385 W. Dixie Hwy., 305-945-6381ttf bbnb tfffrr ntf tffbb t f rft ftbn bLime Fresh Mexican Grill14831 Biscayne Blvd., 305-949-8800 www.limefreshmexicangrill.comrtttfn b fff ft f tb Little Saigon16752 N. Miami Ave., 305-653-3377 rtrfnfffn bbbtffffn nt rffn ntf rt fbOishi Thai14841 Biscayne Blvd., 305-947-4338 tfn tr brrt ntfb n bn fft bPanya Thai520 NE 167th St., 305-945-8566rff tfrr nf ttb nfff rttbrt f btbff brf bRizios Peruvian Cuisine15975 Biscayne Blvd., 305-945-5111nfnr fnbf n nfnn nfr r n bnnn fffnnrfb fftShing Wang Vegetarian, Icee & Tea House 237 NE 167th St., 305-654-4008t rnf tt fbf WELCOME CUSTOMERS BY BOAT 620 NE 78th Street, 33138 Miami FL Ph 305 373 1770Lunch/Dinner 11am LATE NIGHTRESTAURANTrfnftfbn nn ............................................... nn ............................................. nn.......................................... rnn............................................n n................................................. nnnnnn.......... nn........................................ n......................................n nnn ......................... nn...................................... ............................................................. nn...................................... Check our website for the full lunch and dinner menu ffb FREE bottle ofOffer details available onnnn ............................................... nn ............................................. nn.......................................... rnn............................................n n................................................. nnnnnn.......... nn........................................ n......................................n nnn ......................... nn...................................... ............................................................. nn......................................
Dining Guide: RESTAU R ANT Srffnfrtb fnnfrt ffrft tttttSiam Square54 NE 167th St., 305-944-9697ffn tbf fntttrrrf rrn rrtf trrrf fffnSoprano Caf3933 NE 163rd St., 855-434-9035tr rfrn ftrfnr rtrt ffr tn nnnrfrr rffn trrfTanias Table18685 W. Dixie Hwy., 305-932-9425rntff nf rrttf trnttfnn rfnf bff bnrfb tnn tfbfftVegetarian Restaurant by Hakin73 NE 167th St., 305-405-6346rtrrrrr ffn ttnrtbf rfrn trf ffrrbntff ftn trnnrn tnnYakko-San3881 NE 163rd. St. (Intracoastal Mall), 305-947-0064rrrtf frrfttn tttnrrftn fnrftn ffrtf fbtfrf trnrbnt ttf Bettos Ristorante Italiano1009 Kane Concourse, 305-861-8166rtrrfff ftnn rfrrftrrt rrtbftrr trff frffb trfnf fnrrOpen Kitchen1071 95th St., 305-865-0090rtfrn fffnnnf trtbt nrnrb nrbftt tffttrftft rffnt nrrbrt rrftnThe Palm9650 E. Bay Harbor Dr., 305-868-7256trft frfrr rtr tnnn f ffrt tbffn Anthonys Coal Fired Pizza17901 Biscayne Blvd., 305-830-2625 ffrn rr bnn t tttf frtrff ttn ttBagel Cove Restaurant & Deli19003 Biscayne Blvd. 305-935-4029rt rffbf trnnt fnnn trrtr ftrtn rrffrttr frf fBourbon Steak 19999 W. Country Club Dr., 786-279-0658 (Fairmont Hotel, Turnberry Resort)tfr rffn rrtn tt tttn rrff trrnttn tft nfrBuffalo Wild Wings18721 Biscayne Blvd., 305-962-9995rt nntrrrrnn trnnnr trbt fnrfn tr rfrtr nfn tfnrBurgerFi18139 Biscayne Blvd., 305-466-0350tntr rfrnttt rnr btttrffr fnrtnrtt rtrrnrt tt ttnrn trfnr ttFuji Hana2775 NE 187th St., Suite #1, 305-932-8080ntfr ftf nff ffb ftfrtnnrf rnffrfr nnft rtrnffn tnnKampai3575 NE 207th St., 305-931-6410tftr ffrttn frnrrfn rnf nt ttf fffbr ttftt nMos Bagels & Deli2780 NE 187th St., 305-936-8555f nbf rf rfn trfnrft nffnfrr ffttf rrrrfn rftfbMr. Chefs Fine Chinese Cuisine & Bar18800 NE 29th Ave. #10, 786-787-9030trr nrt trbfrf rttbrt fnttn rn fbrf rf rtrnPilar20475 Biscayne Blvd. 305-937-2777frftrtfr rrf frtfr fbrb ttfftr rrfrrn r ft Alba17315 Collins Ave., 786-923-9305fnrt nff rtrfrrff f f rbfntnt f tftfrrBasil Park17608 Collins Ave., 305-705-0004ffrtfrrf ftr rrntfnr tbnttntt r BT rf nrrtrtt nr trtttf tbnt fCopper Chimney18090 Collins Ave., 305-974-0075rfnnrbn ftrtn nnrrtn ftrfrtf rtfr tbtrtrf nn fnrrftffbEpicure Gourmet Market & Caf17190 Collins Ave., 305-947-4581 fttfrf frrtff tt trfftn ttrfntfft tfftn rfrtfr ffrrtIl Mulino New York17875 Collins Ave., 305-466-9191rftrfnf rrrrft trrnnrf tttrfttnnt rrffrffrrf rfr tftnrnKitchen 30516701 Collins Ave., 305-749-2110rrtfrf fntfrn nnrft rnrt ftnft fft rrnnn tbtt ffrrtTimo17624 Collins Ave., 305-936-1008tr nr rffr rb tttf rfr rrt ft tnn n 1/2 Deli Sandwich and cup of Soup served with Cole Slaw or Potato Salad.Tuna Fish Appetizer or Sandwich served with Cole Slaw or Potato Salad. Choice of Bagel or Toast.Open-face Turkey Platter served with Mashed Potatoes and House Vegetables. Choice of Corned Beef or Pastrami Sandwich served with Cole Slaw or Potato Salad. Nova Appetizer served with Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Cream Cheese and garnish. Choice of Bagel or Bialy. Specials are served Monday thru Friday 11:00am to 3:00pm (excluding Holidays) All Lunch Specials include Fountain Beverage or Fresh Brewed Ice Tea or Coffee OPEN 7 DAYS FROM 11AM PARTY WITH US FRI & SAT till 2AM Lunch, Dinner & Happy Hour Specials DAILY
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