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12 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com April 2018 rfnt tbtn PROPERTIES EXCLUSIVELY FOR SALE BY THE JACK CODEN GROUP t tnrfntbr fnbt nr f nrnnntfrtnt tnfnt f nntt tnffn fnnfnn fwww.parcviewvillas.com rfrrfntffbff ntbtttbtntr fr rfntbt of n rfntbnbNEW PRICES!Models A & B$589,000 rfnModels C & D$549,000 trfn Miamis Broken TrustRegarding David Villanos story In Trees We Trust (March 2018), this is a fantastic article about a topic that we need to address in our city. I am really concerned with the way old trees are disappearing, in particular after Irma, in which thousands of trees were cut with the excuse of being tilted by winds. Commissioners have to do something about replanting trees with the $3 million in the Tree Trust Fund, and the misuse of funds in overpayments to Ynigo Landscaping look to me like something to be investigated. Please continue to address this matter. Thank you. Carmen Iglesias Edgewater Another Call to InvestigateGreat story from David Villano (In Trees We Trust) on the citys (pardon the expression) shady dealings with developers at the expense of proper tree planting and canopy for its neighborhoods. This is the stuff that makes Miami a national embarrassment. I loved the part where the assistant director of Miamis planning department said: Proper planning takes time. You dont want to just throw trees into the ground. Theyve had nearly a decade to implement the citys Tree Master Plan! And as for Ms. Quatisha Oguntoyinbobe put under investigation. How dare she claim she doesnt know how her depart ment works after four years and her his tory as an 18-year veteran of city hall? How paperwork that is part of her job? Samantha Gonzalez MiamiCanopy Debacle Has a HistoryAs usual, it is always a great pleasure to receive and read Biscayne Times I really enjoyed the March cover story by David Villano dedicated to the role played by our local authorities in the disappearance of our needed tree canopy especially in the Upper Eastside. However, I believe there were some key components that were left unmentioned, which will give readers a broader perspec tive of the reasons why the tree canopy along Biscayne Boulevard is almost absent. City documents, plus an article in the New York Times reveal how a group of local activists (God, I hate how newspapers abuse that term) or self-called activists (as I prefer to call them) from the Morningside Civic Association manipulated the fate of what was supposed to become the tree canopy that would provide essential shade and encourBoulevard. This demonstrates once again that the leaders of such organizations, who as far as I understand have zero background in architectural and urban planning or landscaping, were allowed (with the help of a corrupt commissioner) to destroy the future of our corridor. Readers can also refer to a Biscayne Times article (Battle for the Royals, Feb ruary 2010) dedicated to another activist whose uninformed battle also affected the fate of the corridors tree canopy. Jorge Sanchez Palm GroveTake a Bow, BTThe March edition of Biscayne Times was one of your best issues. Lots of really good contributors and information. Particular thanks for your continued col umns by Jack King. Keep up the good work! Roberta Leonard North MiamiBottom Line, SeriouslyAfter skimming through yet another predictably moronic and quite frankly tiring Jack King commentary, this one slamming the Florida Legislature for not doing enough on gun control legislation (Loathsome Legislature, March 2018), one has to wonder why the political left, it easier to blame the easiest and least culpable target, but never dare to address the real root of the problem, which of course is far more complicated and politically incorrect to address. That would be this: a generation raised without any moral or ethical guidance, a generation raised in single-parent households without formal discipline or respect, a generation raised on a steady diet of violent and desensitizing TV programming and video gaming. The next time a terrorist or deranged person mows down a group of unsuspecting tourists with a truck or goes on a stabbing spree with a kitchen knife, I would love to hear the same activists and politicians calling for a ban on trucks Commentary: LETTERS Continued on page 14
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14 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com April 2018 and knives. Ironically, states that have imposed Draconian gun laws like Illinois, California, Maryland, and New York all now boast the highest per capita gunrelated crime rates. Why? Because only the bad guys now have guns and have nothing to lose by using them. That said, if progressives like Mr. King are so insistent on additional gun control measures, perhaps they should gun industry actually is, along with the fact that governmental incompetence is the primary culprit for not prevent ing tragic shooting events of late, by failing to enforce regulations already on the books. Almost every knee-jerk proposal coming across social media reveals a grave misunderstanding of the issue. All licensed dealers, importers, or manufacturers conduct background checks some 273 million since 1998 that stop many prohibited groups from purchasing felons, illegal aliens, and many others. Automatic weapons are already restricted for civilians or shielded by prohibitive costs and regulations. The majority of guns purchased in America are semi-automatic, meaning one pull of guns aesthetics and features, not its mechanisms. Suppressors do not silence a gun or even meaningfully suppress the sound for bystanders. They merely reduce the volume to protect shooters hearing. Certain states, Florida included, already impose a waiting period of three or more days for gun purchases by unlicensed buyers. Bottom line: Guns have never been the problem, but rule of law and the integrity of the system almost always are. Whether it is due to human depravity or mental derangement, violence exists, and we must safeguard our systems while preserving the right to defend ourselves. If we want to take gun violence seriously, we must take law seriously. We must respect the laws already on the books and prosecute those who break them. Lastly, another persons criminality and irresponsibility is irrelevant to the fundamental liberties of law-abiding citizens. We shouldnt surrender our free-speech rights because another person uses theirs to troll social media. We shouldnt surrender our right to free exercise of religion because another person joins a cult. And we shouldnt have to surren der our inherent and inalienable right to self-defense because a man across town decides to murder someone or kill himself. Kent Bonde Miami ShoresLetters about LettersIts enough to say that the editor of Biscayne Times has chosen to do something most editors wont do. He agreed to publish a letter without insisting the writer publicly identify himself (Letters, March 2018). I have no doubt the BT s editor recognized the valuable parts of the argument the writer made, and he didnt want to lose those parts. But it seems to be generally accepted that if people want to communicate in open forums, they have to do it openly, without trying to be anonymous. her views? Sure. And some support, too. But thats what having a conversation is about. If you cant stand the heat, as they say... As for letter-writer Albert Diaz (March 2018), he could not have been clearer. He correctly points out that I dont know him Ive never met him and its unfair and wrong-headed of me to make any assumptions about him just on the basis of a letter he wrote earlier. He makes equally clear that he has my number precisely, because although he has never met me, he did read a letter I wrote (February 2018). Thanks, Mr Diaz. I think I understand it now. Fred Jonas Biscayne ParkCorrectionMark Sells March neighborhood correspondents column, Show Them Up, incorrectly reported the percentage of tax-base increases in North Miami and North Miami Beach. North Miamis $2.8 billion tax base is up 33 percent since 2013, and North Miami Beachs $2.5 billion tax base is up 45 percent. Also, North Miami Beachs re serves are now at $25 million, not $20 million. An audit report was released after deadline.Commentary: LETTERS LettersContinued from page 12 rfntf rfntrfn tbffn tfttrt trnnr rfntbb fr fntbbftbbnrtt trtt tfftrfnf bftt br
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16 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com April 2018 rffnr rr fnnrtfn bbb fffntbn nn ntbbtt b bb nbnfnb ftbb bbt bbbbbbb bbbnWe are rrf b nntbfbtbfbtb nn ntbbb fbbbb nnbnn nbtbtbb tbbtf bbbbn nfbf b bb tbtbbbb bbb tbn nbtfbb bbbbr bbnnn ntbtb tbbbbbb bb bb nnbnb nb nnrbbbbb tbb bbbbn n nn ntb bbttbtbt btbb n nnn bn bnn b tbbbbb tn n Commentary: MIAMIS KING Midterm Memory LaneThe governors race makes midterms importantFlorida Photographic CollectionBy Jack King BT ContributorAh, yes. Here we are in another midterm election year, which in Florida unlike most states really does mean something. Thats because many years ago, we decided we didnt want to have a presidential election overshadowing the even more important (in Florida at least) governors race. So yes, our midterm elections are important. Theyve given us some of the some of the worst. Oh, where to start? How about with the best ones? My call for the four best governors in state history, in alphabetical order: Reubin Askew, Lawton Chiles, LeRoy Collins, and Bob Graham. Yes, I know these four are fairly recent, but its hard to judge the ones who go way back in time, especially when you consider that 120 years ago, Florida actually stopped at Tampa and started again in Key West. On this list I pick Collins as the very best because he was governor at the worst possible time, during desegregation in the 1950s. It was a tough era, and for the most part, he kept order better than other places in the South. Being governor is no easy task, and all four of times with few people noticing. That was also the way they liked it. Askew, Chiles, and Graham were all Democrats who were modestly conservative, but they were very driven to make the state a better place for their constituents. They all served at times in which Floridas population was growing rapidly, sometimes too rapidly, and yet people still came in. Somehow each man succeeded in the job. Somewhere along the line, Floridians thought itd be nice to have a Republican or two in the governors mansion. After all, the Northerners were coming to sunny Florida in droves, plus them thar Democrats were turning way too much to the left. So why not elect a GOP candidate once in a while? least, not good. That was Claude Kirk, a brash Democrat turned Republican who called himself a tree-shakin son of a bitch. At the time, the Democrats were in disarray and the Republicans took full advantage of it. Kirk defeated former Miami Mayor Robert King High and the Republican rout was on sort of. Kirk showed up at the inauguration with a mystery woman introduced as Madam X, which kicked off the party. He didnt like Tallahassee (who does?), so he spent much of his time out of the capital. Only Palm Beach was good enough for him. He had a buddy with a Lear jet and the state paid for his gas. Just to show how really bad he was just about everything, he ran his 37-foot sailboat aground in calm seas in Miami. He was referred to by a former business partner as a complete political huckster, a phony, and a very dangerous man. Four years later, Reubin Askew crushed him at the polls and Claudius Maximus was gone from Tallahassee. Reubin Askew was followed by Lawton Chiles and we were able to enjoy 16 years of quality government brought to us by home-grown leaders. Alas, the state has a short memory and elected a schoolteacher cum businessman. It was a short life. Bob Martinez started out badly and then got worse. He pushed through a huge tax increase, and the Republicans whod put him in then signed more than 90 death warrants (everyone who was on death row). The three years. He was gone in one term. And then we got lucky again. Along came former U.S. Sen. Lawton Chiles, a central Florida icon who ran for governor. Martinez was gone in a rout. And again, for the next eight years, there was some order in Florida government. I remember thinking at the time: How long can this go on, and when it stops, where will we be? I should never have asked the question. The question was answered soon enough: We inherited Jeb Bush, who did virtually nothing except jump into a avo, a woman who was left brain dead from a heart attack. Her family wanted to pull the plug and let her die peaceful ly, but in came Captain America Bush. He had no legal standing and nothing in the Florida statutes that said he could do anything. But it sure as hell made for a wonderful grandstand event. I dont doubt he was sincere, but I doubt his motives. That leaves us with Governor Rick Scott, who wants to get rid of U.S Senator Bill Nelson. Before you think about this, ask yourself just what has Scott actually done for us in Florida? Feedback: email@example.com Gov. LeRoy Collins served from 1955 through 1960.
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18 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com April 2018 Our Sponsors: APRIL 2018 BT ContributorWith Miami enjoying an actual spring this year, its easy to remember why so many folks move here. The climate, however, isnt the only thing weve got going. One of the Upper Eastsides most charming annual affairs is Pelican Harbor Seabird Station s Pelican Party, being held Saturday, April 14, at the Miami Shores Country Club (10000 Biscayne Blvd.). Besides the great food and refreshments (of an enlivening nature), expect to be greeted by an animal ambassador. Channel 10s Jacey Birch will emcee the affair, which includes live music, a silent auction, and a wonderful opportunity to meet other animal advocates and allies. Tickets are $150 and go to supporting the stations rescue work. Another is the 28th annual Morn Thanks to Morningsides numerous Mediterranean, Revival, and Art Deco architectural gems, over 700 hundred people are expected to attend the excursion Sunday, April 29, for a rare chance to see these privately owned beauties up close. For only $25 (at Morningsidehometour.com or $35 at the door), you too can join the fun. This year the tour is introducing Gardens of Morningside, which will allow guests to enjoy springtime delights in some of the feature is Art Morningside, focusing on artists who live, work, or exhibit in the area. The tour runs from noon to 5:00 p.m., so the addition of a number of food trucks and Upper Eastside eateries will be a welcome way to charge your batteries. The Friday night Fountain Terrace Concert Series at Hialeah Park Racing (100 E. 32nd St., Hialeah, 305-885-8000) wraps up in spectacular fashion this month. On April 6, enjoy the spirit-raising Afro-Cuban drumbeat with Philbert Armenteros y Los Herederos. Hialeahs own Ricky Valido performs his take on country music on April 13. Bring your favorite viejitos on April 20 to listen to Jos Fajardo Jr., who along with his sister, has inherited the charanga spirit directly from their famous father. Finally, on April 27, Americas Got Talent the park with her strong, beautiful voice. The music begins at 8:00 p.m. every Friday with a set from DJ Asho. Concerts start at 9:30 p.m. The shows are free and open to all ages. (Broad Performing Arts Center at Barry University, 11300 NE 2nd Ave., 305-458-0111) concludes its 2017-2018 season on Sunday, April 22, with a performance of Olivier Messiaens masterpiece Quartet for the End of Time which he developed as a POW in Germany during World War II. The quartet formed by New York-based master musicians pianist Daniel Epstein, violinist Sheng-Ching Hsu, clarinetist Eric Umble, and cellist Ben Larsen will also present Tasveer by award-winning IndianAmerican composer Reena Esmail. Tickets are $25. Music begins at 3:00 p.m. If you recognize the names Carl Payne, Reginald Ballard, Christopher Reid, and Juan Villareal, then you likely laughed with them back when they were all regulars on sitcoms and comedy specials. Catch them together Saturday, April 21, at 9:00 p.m. in the Sports of Kings theater at (901 S. Federal Hwy., Hallandale Beach). The Back to the 90s Comedy Show will be $60) are available online only (www. eventbrite.com/e/back-to-the-ninetiescomedy-tour-tickets-43495085973). Call 786-438-1509 for info. The drama department at gnor Edward Pace High School (15600 NW 32nd Ave., 305-623-PACE, x212) presents Bring It On: The Musical fea turing songs by award-winning composer Lin-Manuel Miranda. The story follows the travails of the new girl at school whose goal is to win a cheerleading Continued on page 20BizBuzz Sales, special events, and more from the people who make Biscayne Times possible rffffntbnttnf btt Oral representations cannot be relied upon as correctly stating representations of the developer. For correct representations, make reference to the documents required by Section 718.503, Florida Statutes, to be furnished by the developer to a buyer or lessee. Obtain the property report required by federal law and read it before signing anything. No federal agency has judged the merits or value, if any, of this property. We are pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing throu ghout the Nation. We to lend, is for investment loan purposes only and is not intended for primary homes, personal, family or household use. rf ntbbb rt nbtbbb r tbbb rrn tt
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Cagey BusinessAfter years of problems with its animals, Jungle Island is set to reopen with a new theme, no big cats, and one less orangutanBy Francisco Alvarado and Erik BojnanskyCover and spread photos by Silvia Ros
24 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com April 2018 O Biscayne Times A xture at the animal park since birth, Jake died just two weeks before his 18th birthday. Jungle Islands predecessors did begin with parrots, but the menagerie quickly expanded to include many types of animals. Continued on page 26
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38 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com April 2018 Community News: BISCAYNE CORRIDORWhere To GoA new book, The 500 Hidden Secrets of Miami, guides you on a journey in your own backyardArcade Mogul Dezerland dips into VR goldBy Jen Karetnick Special to the BTWhat are your favorite locals only places to eat, drink, shop, or simply enjoy the Miami climate? And are you willing to disclose them to strangers? The 500 Hidden Secrets book series is a hip take from the Belgian company travel guides, Luster strives to present the hidden gems that tourists and even locals have yet to discover (as well as a few that they already have) about each featured city. To accomplish this, they tap local writers and photographers who are willing of readers. The books are arranged in categories chosen by the authors. Last September, Luster published their The 500 Hidden Secrets of Miami For the Miami guide, the publisher turned to Biscayne Times alum Jen Karet nick to pen the text and Valerie Sands to photograph many of the locations. Longtime Biscayne Times readers may recognize Karetnicks byline from her time as our Miami Shores neighborhood correspondent or from any of her Her witty writing and savvy picks for this guide include some obvious must do choices for the tourists, but there are plenty of surprises for even the most knowledgeable Miamian. Here, the BT is excerpting for our readers a sampling of the lesser-known destinations found within the Biscayne Corridor. LOCAL FARMERS AND MAKERS MARKETS The Miami Flea Wynwood Sunday afternoon is for drifting through this kid-friendly, pet-happy village of of community makers, bakers, face painters, thrifters whatever youre panied by a soundtrack of local musievent updates, especially during summer or bad weather. BIG ADVENTURES Ninja Lounge ninjalounge.com Trampoline courts. Ropes. Obstacle courses. Parkour and aerial silks workshops. Handstand and cartwheel clinics. Whether youre playing dodgeball and try it while bouncing off the walls literally. A virtual reality park and soft BT ContributorO Museum shuttered its doors permanently, but not for lack of popularity. The ever-expanding assortment of cars and related memorabilia has tion. The fantasy world of fast cars and planes, however, is being replaced with another fantasy world an action park and virtual reality arcade. The cars belong to real estate mogul man who transformed Sunny Isles Beach. The 77-year-olds love affair with automobiles began while he was growing up opportunities enabled him to indulge in car collecting. The Auto Museum, tucked away in an industrial neighboris literally his personal stable. The collection grew quickly in the South Florida properties, and it continues to grow. However, not one to pass on be following his instinct toward amusement parks and similar attractions as well. to the Fort Lauderdale Auto Museum, Park currently being built in Orlando and to the Hollywood Cars Museum attraction. ing the largest collection of James Bond props and vehicles in the U.S., remains on site for private events and group tours. Continued on page 44 Continued on page 40VanDutch Lounge at the River Yacht Club. So what really happens in the virtual-reality arcade? You don goggles and travel to another universe in a rocket ship? Basically, yes. BT photos by Margaret Grifs Photos by Valerie Sands
April 2018 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com 39 BT Senior WriterT future of Morningside Park, a expanse thats surrounded by a historic, borhood with only two vehicular entry points, both of which feature guard gates. On one side are a group of local home owners whod like to see Morningside Park, the second-largest park in the City of On the other side are residents who fear those improvements will make the park less accessible to those who live outside Morningside. Thrust into the middle of the dispute Ken Russell, a congressional candidate and Coconut Grove resident whose district includes Morningside Park. leagues on the Miami City Commission are scheduled to hear an appeal of Morn nine Morningside residents, eight of whom are board members of neighborhoods homeowner group, the Morningside Civic Association (MCA). pellants argue that the historic designa tion, which was granted by the citys side Parks renovation is completed by Our preference is to allow the parks department to propose options to the com munity at large unimpeded by the restric tions of designation, states Marc Billings, an MCA board member and one of appel lants, in an e-mail to the BT Once that plan is approved by the community and city planners, he adds, historic designation can be revisited. However, many Morningside Park users insist historic designation wont prevent any needed improvements to the park. Instead, they argue, historic designa tion will require a public hearing prior to park namely the vehicular loop road, parking spaces, swimming pool, baseball Morningside Park was very well designed, with a scenic loop road that allows easy and convenient access to vari ous activity areas, like the swimming pool, the open green space where soccer is often played, the picnic area, the Palmetum and the boat ramp, says longtime Morningside And while those features are popular with parkgoers, Cruz points out that some Morningside residents want to remove them. I was told by one of them that, This tracts the wrong demographic, asserts Cruz, an MCA board member. Billings insists that he and his fellow ent its proposed suggestions on Morning side Parks redesign, which will be based on consultations with city planners and parkgoers. Of paramount concern, Billings claims, is making Morningside Park resil vote, both the parks department and the citys planning department wanted to delay The City of Miami Parks and Rec harden the city against sea level rise, and Morningside Park is one area of that study and future work effort, says Billings, an entrepreneur who founded Blackdove Inc., a company that makes video wall screens to display visual art. He adds that the parks department is considering spending additional dollars to update and improve elements of the park that will be enjoyed by Morningside Park users for decades to come. Kevin Kirwin, the citys parks and recreation director, says via e-mail that within three months. Kirwin adds that although the study was originally started eight months ago to gauge the effects and impacts of sea level rise, it also seeks to improve the operational sustain ability of the park for all city residents. much the city would spend to improve Morningside Park. However, in an e-mail sent to Morningside residents on January clared that the citys interest in investing will have an immensely positive impact on our popular values. Some Morningside homes are already pretty pricey. Although there are studio condominiums in the Morningside And while Morningside has its fair share of retirees and the working class, there are plenty of attorneys, business owners, and real estate developers. Holtzman, for example, is vice presi company that led the redevelopment of the another Morningside MCA board member appealing historic designation, is senior Inc., a real estate company that owns and develops properties throughout Florida. James Jamie Rosenberg, the only appel lant who is not an MCA board member, is Continued on page 42 Morningside Park: At age 64, is it time for a reboot? Elvis Cruz favors historic designation: Morningside Park was very well designed, with a scenic loop road that allows easy and convenient access to various activity areas.BT photos by Margaret GrifsRumble in the Park Neighbors want to block Morningside Park historic designation
jetboatmiami.com Few things are more exciting than speeding across the bay in a cigarette-style boat except for when the captain the exclusive homes on Memorial, Star Marina. PARKS, PLAYGROUNDS, AND MUSEUMS IGI Playground igiplayground.com Built like a giant pirate ship, this indoor playground features slides, crawl tubes, trampolines, a ball pit, and so much to climb even a real sailor might have trouble. Additional apparatus and play tables provide safe spaces for toddlers. Great for those days of rain or when the sun has turned the beaches into furnaces. SPECIALTY MUSEUMS Overtown historicalblackprecinct.org Too often overlooked, African-American history is preserved here with a special and accomplishments of the Black police they used, Black Precinct jail cells, original plaques, historic photos and more VINTAGE AND THRIFT SHOPS The Rabbit Hole shoprabbithole.com Specializing in clothing from the boutique is great fun for the creative person who likes to mix vintage street style or party wear with modern-day pensive, and theres a good variety of sizes. The owners also mix in some new pieces from up-and-coming artists and designers. Brooklyn Vintage & Vinyl Allapattah brooklynvintageandvinyl.tumblr.com Sit in a comfy white wingback, slap on some headphones, throw a record on the turntable, and take yourself back to in Miami, Brooklyn has no pretensions. What it does have is lots of cool factor musical genre. LIVE MUSIC Lagniappe lagniappehouse.com Live music every night, with a broad range of appeal swing, bluegrass, folk, country, jazz, funk, soul and during weekend afternoons in the Garden. Whats most interesting are the residencies like the Wynwood String Band who play every Thursday night, and other local regulars. Get to know them personally before they hit big. NIGHTCLUBS AND LOUNGES Mr. Kream Ice Cream Lounge Wynwood mrkreamwynwood.com makes good on that acronym/motto by theming every ice cream product in the shop to the hip-hop generation he serves. Snoopstachio while listening the same; this place is a hoot and delish to boot. Brick Wynwood brickmia.com Renegade. And so it goes. Wynwood beats and craft beers of all nationalities on the inside, plus cocktails that change with the seasons such as they are in Wednesday to Sunday. VanDutch Lounge vandutchlounge.com beautifully landscaped club is where a ro Benitez, Irie and Jessica Who spin so that guests can rock to beats and brunch all Sunday or party the night away outdoors, next to the Miami River where they dock their million-dollar watercraft. LITERARY VENUES Florida International Universitys north campus bookstore is a low-key place to spot the citys literati, many of whom teach here, and visiting writers. The renowned Creative Writing Program holds its Writers on the Bay Reading Series here, which has presented internationally translated poets and writers including Ann Hood, Thrity Umrigar and Rigoberto Gonzalez. LATIN CULTURE Koubek Center Â k oubekcenter.org This historic mansion and its gardens were acquired by the citys public col to promote the Spanish-American diaspora through the arts. The structure was turned into stages, galleries, literary theres plenty Spanish-American learning going on. Â Little Havana cubaocho.com More like a gallery than a museum, as the exhibits continually change, this enterprising business model takes advan tage of all its space to also display a large collection of Cuban memorabilia. In addition to live music performances, the venue hosts lectures and book launches, HAITIAN HERITAGE Little Haiti haitianheritagemuseum.org connect Haitian Americans with their artistic, historic and cultural roots. It readings, lectures and musical performances allow every visitor to dig deeply into Haitis impactful heritage that gets buried beneath other, more dominating immigrant cultures. 40 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com April 2018 Community News: BISCAYNE CORRIDOR Where To GoContinued from page 38 Continued on page 45Blue Runner Seafood: Fresh sh and stone crabs.
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42 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com April 2018 Community News: BISCAYNE CORRIDORthe founder of AdoptAClassroom.org and ClassWallet.com. Besides Billings, the rest of the Morn ingside residents appealing the parks his toric designation include real estate agent Ignacio Villanueva, former engineer Pedro In their appeal letter, the critics of historic designation already advocate the closure or redesign of the loop road as a key potential improvement that would create more space for pedestrians, bicyclists, and vegetation. Quite simply, designation appears to favor a use and purpose of the loop road which actively detracts from the parks value, at best, and preserves a conspicuously unsafe and unnecessary aspect of the car, at worst. ments ability to maximize the full poten tial of Morningside Park. As if the car is any less popular now andra de Lara, an educator and regular Morningside Park user who lives west of Biscayne Boulevard near Little Haiti. The loop road, de Lara says, is what enables people who live outside of Morningside to drive to that park, especially Little Haiti dwellers. Removing the road, she main tains, will make it harder for people living outside of the neighborhood to picnic or play soccer in that park, and that, she be and working-class families from visiting a park thats surrounded by a predominately white neighborhood. Its clear to me they want to keep a certain demographic out, says de Lara, a Haitian American. among Morningside residents that included removing parking spaces, demolishing or replacing the pool, eliminating unneces sary roadways and vehicular cruising of and moving the parks basketball court to This park should ultimately be upgraded to address the changing charac ter of our neighborhood and the preferred uses of our larger community, declared an outline from the Morningside Park and Public Spaces Committee. Billings, then president of the MCA, listed the creation of a yoga/exercise area as among the new amenities that could be created in Morningside Park if the basket ball court was relocated When the e-mails were shared with the BT more than three years ago, Billings told this paper that goals like removing the basketball court were merely ideas (see Private Interests and Public Parks, The suggestion of removing the bas ketball court alarmed some area residents and parkgoers. It was enough to inspire who grew up in Morningside, to collect in favor of preserving the park. Perez says he made friends with people who live in areas like Little Haiti while playing basketball at Morningside. But besides saving the basketball court, Perez says he hopes historic designation will encourage the city to properly maintain the park. Originally part of the Buena Vista settlement that predated Miamis exis tence, much of the land that would become Morningside Park was once owned by William Gleason, a controversial politician before he was ousted by the state senate. In subsequent years, the land was owned by Roney Plaza Hotel developer founder George Merrick. Raymond Plumer, Miamis parks direc Besides building ancillary buildings like created one of the largest hibiscus gardens and a winding canal. One of the most striking features of the plan, the report states, is the curvi linear layout of the walkways, the canal, and long sweeping driveway leading to parking areas, which was designed for the rise in popularity of the automobile at the time. Hurricane Andrew killed off the hi biscus garden, and the cabanas by the pool are gone. However, much of the parks original layout remains. Local historian Paul George says that Morningside Park is indeed historic. What made it compelling to me, he says, is that the year that this park was created, the automobile dictated its design. Instead of spending millions of dol says the city could save millions of dollars by maintaining whats there and repairing the pool. There is much local culture and history associated with the pool, Cruz states. The pool is well located and and very solidly built. It has a relatively small amount of concrete spalling, which is a simple repair. Kirwin insists that the pool has been found to be structurally unsound through However, Kirwin adds, the repair or replacement of the pool is being evaluated at this time. obtained by Perez, Alexandra de Lara Change.org in favor of designating Morn ingside Park historic. In contrast, a petition Assuming the historic designation remains, Kirwin states that hell just ments resilience plans for Morningside Park. We clearly heard from the members opportunity to listen to proposed actions that would save the park and elements of Kirwin tells the BT in an e-mail. Feedback: email@example.com Rumble in the ParkContinued from page 39 Parks department director Kevin Kirwin says the shuttered pool has been found to be structurally unsound through a study conducted by a certied engineer. The basketball court at the parks north end has become a ash point, with some alleging it attracts the wrong demographic.
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44 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com April 2018 Replacing the car museum will be Action Park in Fort Lauderdale. The square feet of family-oriented entertainment, including go-kart racing, a zipline, paintball, and virtual reality games Lounge. With the closing of the museum space, work can begin on the new indoor go-kart track, which is expected to open in May. popular location for athletes of all abilities to try out their physical skills. The youngest have a soft play area, while their older siblings make use of trampolines, ropes, climbing walls, basketball hoops, gymnastics equipment, and the like. Adults can try their hand at the more rigorous challenges of Parkour or indulge in a little mom-and-dad time in the diner and bar areas. On a recent Saturday afternoon, the among them Bradley Gordon of Boynton Beach, who was celebrating his seventh birthday with friends Alex Becraft and Max Mittleman. Mom Amy Gordon, a much that he could think of no other place to have a party. This time they arrived in a white limo as part of the celebration. While the limousine may not be a common element in the average kids birthday party or bar mitzvah plans, it likely is at the upscale affairs held on site. The Bond museum has hosted numerous corporate galas and philanthropic events. The renovations shouldnt affect that aspect, according to Mariana Inkier, executive director of ment. She organizes social events like the recent gala for the Larger Than Life organization, which raises money for children with cancer. But what may be the most intriguing aspect of the new amusement area is the virtual-reality arcade, where players immerse themselves in computer-generated environments. The new game room mostly limited to industrial applications, experience for consumers included such concepts as Sensurround, a trademarked process that used enhanced audio and very low-frequency noise to produce Earthquake was released, theaters equipped with the speaker system literally seemed to shake during the earthquake scenes. For consumers, that was considered state of the art. The explosion in computer and digihas made the experience increasingly realistic and subsequently more enjoyable than being shaken slightly in a theater seat. But the cost of the specialized equipment is still too high for most home consumers. Thats why so many arcades are popping up around the country. Its a cheaper way for gamers to explore their interest in the new technology and indulge in the superior quality of the consoles. Virtual reality may still seem like degree, it still is. A new Steven Spiel berg movie, Ready Player One now in theaters, follows the virtual adventures of Wade Watts in a dystopian Ohio could raise demand for virtual experi ences if it becomes the latest Spielberg hit over the summer. In any case, the virtual reality combe a popular draw. According to a March U.S.-based market research and consulting company, consumer demand for virtual reality in gaming is expected to ers also concluded that gaming consoles should remain the favored devices (over desktop and smartphone versions) because they deliver faster response times to the player. So what really happens when you another universe in a rocket ship? Basically, yes. The goal is to immerse oneself in a realistic landscape and interact with it through the use of special equipment that replicates visual, aural, and tactile experiences. The encounter can be so real that some players struggle with motion sickness. So whats your tolerance level? Cinema to the incredibly interactive Virthemselves into a chair that at times vigorously rocks them while they watch an orchestrated movie. This amusement focuses on unusual graphics and visual special effects that play on perspective and trick the brain into accepting the false reality a sort of roller coaster for the mind. At the other extreme in the Virtual Arena, players wear headgear, backpacks, and motion detectors on their feet and hands. This unique game allows the players to walk and jump around in a simulated environment while shooting at ghastly alien creatures. Most of the games, however, fall in between, offering some level of passivity say a nice, safe cockpit that turns you upside down while adding the interparticipants, it can be amusing to watch the players interact with an invisible universe. It may even encourage them to (aka the real world) for a little while. Feedback: firstname.lastname@example.org Community News: BISCAYNE CORRIDOR DezerlandContinued from page 38BT photo by Silvia RosYoungsters have a soft play area, while their older siblings make use of ropes, climbing walls, basketball hoops, gymnastics equipment, and (shown here) trampolines. Birthday boy Bradley Gordon and Alex Becraft in a friendly collision.
April 2018 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com 45 VIEWS OF DOWNTOWN Sugar 788 Brickell Plaza Brickell www.sugar-miami.com This rooftop lounge and garden puts the downtown region and the water although youll have to tear yourself away from the lush landscaping and Asian tapas in order to take it all in. GUIDED TOURS Wynwood miamibrewbus.com day, Miami Brew Bus offers three options, each of which include lots of samples (starting at pick up!), a souvenir glass and SPOT CELEBRITIES seaspicemiami.com If you want to catch Beyonce and Jay Z in the eating act, this renovated warehouse on the Miami River, with dockage that yacht captains jockey over, is the place to do it. Other superstars who quaffed bubbly and feasted on delicacies here include Barbra Streisand, Ryan Beckham. OLD TIME DIVES A mixture of native hipsters and oldtimers frequent this basic lounge, which you could easily dismiss if you didnt know better. Great for basic drinks, domestic beers, a game on the television and unless you can subsist on nuts, chips, DRINKING LIKE A LOCAL theandersonmiami.com From the owners of Broken Shaker, this place lacks the touristy vibe that BS now has. Maybe it just hasnt been discovered yet. But it has the same great mixology and similarly interesting eats, such as the Korean vegetable pancake with kale and Chefs kimchee. Also, live music. COFFEE AND SWEETS SHOPS ers know how to cook. He started his bakery with his perfected key lime pie, then quickly mastered others, including smores, chocolate pecan and multiple macchiato or cold brew or grab one to go. GAS STATIONS With the best eats and drinks An elegantly appointed convenience store, this easily accessible spot provides sandwiches, pastries and cakes, and coffee drinks. Relax with a tasty, no-fuss lunch or dinner while your vehicle is detailed at the car wash. HAPPY HOURS Via Verde Miami This Italian restaurant and wine bar, run tices with an extra-long, exuberant happy stay here all afternoon and evening. STEAK HOUSES Fiorito Little Haiti Where To GoContinued from page 40 Continued on page 46
This charming Argentine spot, run by a trio of brothers, serves a tempting breaded steak Milanesa, topped with ham, tomato sauce and mozzarella. The Rioja-braised short ribs, which arrive with a fried egg, rival only the skirt steak with salsa criolla for your attention. LATE NIGHT/EARLY MORNING SPOTS Aventura bagelcove.com When you just gotta have an everything cheese hot dog, or a pastrami sandwich extensive menu is available for ordering for pick up through the take-out, deliv ery or dining in the restaurant or on the Hottest CARIBBEAN Restaurants Jimmyz Kitchen Wynwood jimmyzkitchen.com Chef-owner Jimmy Carey inserts Puerto Rican specialties such as mofongo in Miamis Cuba-heavy map. Try this plantain-based dish with a choice of pro or mojo (garlic sauce) pork. Several loca tions to choose from, but the South Beach site offers mofongo only Friday-Sunday. FRESH FISH Market-restaurants Little Haiti sevenseasrest.com Caribbean-styled eatery in the Sabal Palm Shopping Center. Seafood rice soup, crabmeat empanada and whole fried or steamed red snapper top the list of seafood favorites, but theres also mang (mashed plantains) with fried eggs, cheese and salami for breakfast. STONE CRABS without the wait Blue Runner Seafood Locals know this paneled truck, a family-run business, as the supplier of the only are the stone crabs always succulent, patriarch Paco Fernando and his team sell them for a lot less than the restaurants do. Awesome ASIAN Restaurants Dumpling King dumplingkingmiami.com Absolutely zero ambiance means you can concentrate on what you came for Shanghai-style steamed soup dumplings, along with a host of other pan-fried and boiled combinations (string bean and pork; chives, pork and shrimp). Other dishes are all equally tasty and speedily served, which is helpful when theres a wait for a table. PASTRIES Caf Crme cafecrememiami.com F rench pastries can make anyone give up on diet. Here, the luscious house-baked clairs try the Brest and a distinct strawberry more than one! LATIN SPECIALTIES halfmoonempanadas.com This commissary caters and supplies restaurants, but it also has a walk-up window and an exterior counter with stools. Snack on any ham and cheese, spinach, beef or chicken plus signature combos like pulled pork with guava barbecue sauce while you wait for a dozen to be packed up. Po de Queijo Boteco botecomiami.com Po de queijo is a Brazilian cheese roll with an elastic quality to it. Its made with cassava, so its gluten free, and ian restaurant with live music, karaoke nights and ftbol always on the televiThe best places for SUNDAY BRUNCHES Midtown themorgansrestaurant.com (Sherwoods, Black Sheep) restaurant, located in a restored house with a porch. In a rush? Get there early to get a table. Otherwise, since you can order the Mac & Cheese with a sunny side egg or the Mascarpone and Raspberry French Toast all day, it doesnt matter about time. Locals favorites for PIZZA eviospizza.com try The Gyro, with gyro meat, Roma tomatoes, onions and tzatziki sauce sauce to cheese ratio, texture and the way a slice folds just right in your hands. HOME DESIGN STORES Glottman Wynwood glottman.com Whether youre looking for big installations (furniture, lighting systems, modern, eclectic assortment at architect Oscar Glotmans place. Many will prove irresistible, such as the skateboard mirror, or the etched metal bookmarks pen or a quill. MIAMI-BASED FASHION DESIGNERS Rene Ruiz Aventura reneruiz.net Cuban-born Rene Ruiz debuted his became a name to know for quality his chic designs are housed in an atelier in an Aventura shopping center, where customers range from brides and couture collectors to men seeking sophisticated, crafted clothing. Ramona LaRue by Arianne Midtown ramonalarue.com These highly original separates and dresses are a fashionable tribute to designer Arianne Browns mother, Mona, who taught the Coconut Grove native 46 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com April 2018 Community News: BISCAYNE CORRIDOR Where To GoContinued from page 45 INIVA Miami: Everything Africa in Wynwood.
begins life as actual art. Then the deall manufactured in Miami, that sway to the tune of the body. ANTIQUE STORES stoneage-antiques.com Collecting and selling for more than half a century, this huge, riverside storefront specializes in nautical antiques, and The inventory is vast, so try taking a virtual tour and then calling in your order. The business might be Stoneage but its MIAMI SOUVENIRS Rum Miami Club Rum Miami Springs tours of its facility; these include tast ings of the rum, made with local Florida ingredients. Buy a bottle to bring home (but only if youre checking your bags). The next time you make a mojito, youll practically hear the rumba in your glass. UNUSUAL GIFTS INIVA Miami Wynwood inivaboutiques.com Stylist Sandra Bellon and designer Sophie Pozmentier run this concept dedicated to African artists and artisans from countries including Kenya, Tanzania and Senegal. Sibling to two boutiques Miami location stocks photography, handmade bronze jewelry, juju hats, limited edition masks, eco-friendly wax print clothing, soaps, scrubs and more. FARM-TO-TABLE Charcoal Garden Bar + Grill Wynwood charcoalmiami.com that the chef uses to cook everything from the gluten-free cornbread to the heritage chicken raised in Ocala, Florida, Charcoal sources its ingredients region ally. Salads are pulled from the urban able, created from recycled shipping containers. PERFORMING ARTS Liberty City momentumdance.com deserve their own performing arts space. Liberty City to call their own. Look for contemporary and ballet performances choreographed by Florida artists, as well as lectures, workshops, master classes and demonstrations. RESTAURANTS THAT ARE SO MIAMI Little River sherwoodsbistro.com can references and artwork. Theyre meant to reference the areas connection to the Tequesta Indians (theres a burial are oh-so-MiMo, and the fare is oh-somodern, with the eclectic menu roaming from ramen to rabbit potpie. TATTOO PARLORS Society Ink Tattoo Company societyinktattoos.com Tucked away in a strangely positioned strip mall, Society Ink is somewhat un noticeable. That doesnt bother the staff, a talented group who operate without the monstrous industry egos found the artists will execute the work in any style and color the client wants, from custom to cover ups, watercolor to black and gray. Feedback: email@example.com April 2018 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com 47
48 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com April 2018 Neighborhood Correspondents: NORTH MIAMIJuriga Takes RevengePolice chief purges staff, rewards loyalistsBy Mark Sell BT ContributorLarry Juriga Jr. got his longtime wish March 13, when he was sworn in as North Miamis police chief in a ceremony at Barry University. Were going to respect our coworkers, the 46-year-old Juriga told 250 friends, family, colleagues, and civic worthies. Were going to respect our com munity and everyone in our community. Were not right simply because we wear the badge. We must be right because we wear the badge. The 24-year veteran of the force pledged transparency, to give kids a second chance, and instill a culture of professionalism. Motto: Making a positive impact. The Miami Dolphins unveiled Chief Juriga Jersey No. 25. Dan Marino was there. Jurigas dad, Larry Juriga, who re tired as the citys deputy chief in 1996 and has run security for the Dolphins, pinned the chiefs insignia. Beware answered prayers. The ceremonial smoke and mirrors hid cloaks and daggers. Just the week before, on March 7, Juriga completed a massive purge and shakeup, packed the command staff with cronies, and reversed June 2016 promotions by former chief Gary Eugene. With all the subtlety of a mugging, Juriga demoted the citys most decorated and Neal Cuevas, down three ranks, to sergeant. Cuevas has served on the force for 43 years. and the sole recipient of the police depart now reports to newly promoted Command er Joseph Kissel, a 34-year veteran and a virulent Juriga loyalist with a troubled his tory of complaints over workplace bullying and sexual harassment. Council members Alix Desulme and Philippe Bien-Aime skipped the ceremony. That night at the city council meeting, they questioned city manager Larry Spring about the Cuevas demotion. Spring tap-danced, saying the department was Jurigas to run. Mayor Smith Joseph sounded doubtful. age 55, shift supervisor during the July 18, 2016, shooting of behavioral therapist Charles Kinsey. Kinsey was trying to calm his autistic client, Arnaldo Eliud Rios, who was holding a toy truck police mistook Kinsey with an AR-15 30 seconds after a stand-down order. Kinsey was injured in the leg but has recovered. BT photo by Mark SellDan Marino and the Miami Dolphins present North Miami Beach Police Chief Larry Juriga with a custom jersey at his March 13 swearing-in.
April 2018 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com 49 binoculars at that moment. The State At torney believed him and issued a statement that Hollant did not lie or try to mislead. The NMPD, however, undertook a sixmonth internal affairs investigation, with key witnesses able to describe split-second memories about Hollants binoculars seven months after the fact. The IA concluded that Hollant wasnt telling the full truth. The State Attorney, presented with the fresh testimony, declined to alter its opinion. Cuevas wrote a dissenting memo on June 2, 2017, to then Chief Gary Eugene, whose position was fast getting wobbly, mended Hollants dismissal, replete with misinformation, half-truths and blatant inconsistencies an unmitigated mis carriage of justice. The city never released his memo in pages. Spring gave Eugene the choice to to blogger Stephanie Kienzle, an NMPD critic, who posted it to votersopinion.com. It wasnt the first time Cuevas stood alone against his bosses. In 1999, then Police Chief Tom Hood slapped then Sergeant Cuevas and Officer Christine Casas with an internal investigation for bypassing the chain of com mand. A civilian city employee had sought their advice over a sex-harassment complaint against Detective Fred St. Amand, believing that the police department would cover it up. They advised her to try the State Attorneys Office. Her complaint leaked, and reporter Jim DeFede wrote a three-part series on St. Amand in New Times Ensuing public em Cuevas was reprimanded but rose through the ranks. Now he faces another IA inquisi tion, this time over his Hollant memo. Lets stop right here. This isnt just about Cuevas or Hollant, or even the NMPD. In a normal change of leadership, the boss might say the company is changing direction and offer an exit package after 43 years service not commit a public humiliation at roll call. Cuevas wasnt the only casualty. Juriga also demoted highly decorated Commander Rafael Estrugo, another for 2011, to sergeant on the midnight shift. What message does this send to potential Does one make detective, get promoted, receive advanced training, or transfer to a How does this make a positive impact, protect the public, or help morale and per Juriga at the center of an informal fraternal network of current and retired larly called the Illuminati has been a command presence over eight years of hours, assignments, and promotions, with a direct pipeline to deputy city manager Arthur Duke Sorey III, son of the citys Jurgias grip is now absolute. Other promotions: from major to assistant chief, Franzia Breathe, former wife of Adam Burden, the part-time, $113,000-a-year police consultant and former City of Miami and Opa-locka assistant chief whom Spring hired in September 2016. Burden had helped steer the Internal Affairs investigation into Hollant, which was conducted by Diana Roman, then a sergeant and now promoted to commander. Promoted from commander to major: Angel Rivera, Aleddas SWAT team commander and a close Juriga ally. From ser geant to commander: James Mesidor, son of rebuffed the efforts of Juriga to visit the Mesidor to strip Hollant of his police certi McNally sued the city in December 2017 for reverse discrimination for getting passed reverse-discrimination EEOC complaint, for overhearing his boss, former city manager Aleem Ghany, call him a redneck. Sorey brokered a settlement package in late 2015 worth a quarter million dollars over time. Carter was Jurigas Barry University basketball teammate and recent representa tive to the Police Benevolent Association, whose president, Steadman Stahl, urged the city to hire Juriga. Federal lawsuits are pending by Eugene, Hollant, and soon, by Cuevas. Juriga, a defendant, may be deposed. Civil discovery may offer the very transparency he pledges with a laser. Feedback: firstname.lastname@example.org BT photo by Mark Sell rrfntb rfn tb rf fnn nfn bfnntnntbrf
Neighborhood Correspondents: GREATER MIAMI SHORES 50 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com April 2018 By John Ise BT Contributor Â There have been fewer things more important to me throughout my years than public libraries. As a wee lad, I would spend hours at the local public library, plowing through homework assignments and devouring books, newspapers, and magazines on everything from the news of 1984s Reagan/Mondale presidential campaigns to Kansas City Royals box scores. Even while living in the Dominican Republic and Haiti, I would seek out the local English-language libraries operated by the U.S. embassies. Closer to home, with a collection of 70,000 titles and now 6000 e-books, Brockway Memorial Library has proved to be a popular village amenity, furiously protected by the 100-plus daily visitors and 8000 card holders. Thats not bad for a village of 10,000. Beyond meeting the literary needs of village residents, Brockway hosts a full schedule of programming for young people and adults alike, ranging from puppet shows to Harry Potter releases, from book read ings to People of Color discussions, from sewing to Poses n Print Yoga classes, from artisan fairs to history walks. The Miami Shores Brockway Memo rial Library dates to 1949 and is in part the result of the generosity of its namesake, George A. Brockway, a Northeast indus trialist who wintered in Miami Beach. Over the years, the library has expanded and modernized to adapt to the digital age, with added e-books, free Wi-Fi, and now the digitizing of its archives section. On the horizon is adding Ancestry.com genealogy service, as well as RBdigital, a portal for magazines, movies, and music. The physical structure of Brockway embodies a good deal of village charm. An open reading area, drenched in natural sunlight, is lined with books, magazines, newspapers ( Biscayne Times prominently displayed), and comfy sofa chairs. Patrons can read underneath an (unfortunately, theyre sealed; evidently, upon) in a bit old-Florida ambience. Brockway the building will soon grow larger. Years of fundraising that successfully netted $275,000 from individual and corporate donations, and a recently completed sewer system hookup have poised Brockway to begin The northern half of Brockway will be expanded by 1400 square feet this year to provide added space for more children and youth programming. If theres a quibble with Brockway, its that the library exists as almost an isolated Brockway Library and BeyondPartnership with county system is long overdue 537 NE 64 ST Beautifully appointed Triplex in Palm Grove, Huge 2/2 w/ Private Patio, 2/1 Upstairs & Large Loft. In amazing condition. Perfect for AirBNB or Owner/Investor, Steps from the New Panther, Nice Back Yard. Reduced to $759,000WILLIS WILSON & ASSOCIATESLet our 20+ years of experience help you nd or sell your perfect home Donald Wilson 305-335-5722 Bill Willis 305-790-5249 WillisWilson.com 130 NE 49 STBeautiful 2/1 Near Buena Vista, Gorgeous Gardens, Koi Pond, Covered Deck, New Engineered Wood Floors, Stainless Appliances, Renovated Bath, Large Living Areas and Huge Master, Reduced to $475,000, Short Sale 1366 NW 54 ST Beautifully Renovated Triple Storefront on Busy Street, Large Attached Parking Lot, New Roof, Impact Windows, Large Awning covering half of Parking Lot, 3180 sq ft in main building plus 660 sq ft warehouse. Reduced to $999,997. Also For Rent 1100 sq ft plus 1000 private covered parking $2000/mos.
April 2018 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com 51 island. There is no Brockway Library system Miami Shores, along with Surfside and Bal Harbour, is among the very few of the countys 34 municipalities that main tains no formal relationship to Miami-Dade County Library system. This was by choice. This means that if you, like me, want to get a Miami-Dade library card, youll need to pay (as I did) an additional $100 annually for the privilege. In contrast, other municipalities that maintain their own libraries North Miami, North Miami Beach, and Hialeah have reciprocal borrowing agreements with the county, where those city cardholders can obtain a county library card and vice versa. Brockway is just one single, solitary library whereas Miami-Dade is a system of 50 linked library branches. Brockway maintains a collection of 70,000 titles, whereas the greater library system hosts 5.5 million titles. But other than the limited ecosystem in which it exits, there are no real with the Southeast Florida Library Associations digital consortium, it has access to about 6000 e-books again, in contrast, Miami-Dade has 35,000 e-book titles. (Publishers reportedly charge lifor e-book titles over deeply discounted print books, even though e-books are cheaper to produce and distribute. I think I smell a racket, but I digress.) Beyond books, Ive taken advantage of advice from the BT s Mark Sell to use my county library card to get around multiple paywalls (see Its So Much More Than Books, January 2018). Via the countys library account with RBdigital, I can read 272 magazines for free on my I-phone and tablets. A pricey $150 annual subscription to The Economist drops to $0. I can get my nerd on, perusing Black Panther comicserI mean graphic novels via the Hoopla app. I get my musical groove on, jamming the air guitar-accompanied and my trademark white-mans overbite, with Freegal, where one can stream or download literally millions of songs. All free. None of this is meant as a critique of Brockway. A library with an operating budget in the mid-$400,000 range can hardly be compared with the bells and whistles of Miami-Dades $83 million behemoth. And really, its the little things at Brockway, the personalized aspects that make me value it. open a mere two days after Hurricane Irma. With no power and only sunlight illuminating the interior, sweating librarians manua lly checked out a few books for me and my kids. Listening to how and boil drinking water, I felt a pang of Catholic guilt well up in my gut. Yet soon we may be able to have it all. In the past few months, the librarys board of trustees has heard from Miami-Dade Libraries and the Southeast Florida Library Information Network (library systems of distant counties and universities) about entering into reciprocal borrowing agree ments with one or both systems. There is a lingering question of how ab agreement with Miami-Dade would affect workloads of Brockways ten employees. Residents of neighboring Bis cayne Park, El Portal, and unincorporated pockets who have county library cards would now be eligible to get a Brockway card. But to my mind, opening the library door to neighboring communities is a wonderful and magnanimous gesture. Libraries broadly provide the raw in gredients of civic education and empow erment. As the Public Library Associa tions statement of principles, written in 1982 puts it: Free access to ideas and in formation, a prerequisite to the existence of a responsible citizenship, is as funda mental to America as are the principles of freedom, equality and individual rights. Public libraries continue to be of enduring importance to the maintenance of our free democratic society. There is no compa rable institution in American life. Heres hoping that a reciprocal borrowing agreement can be arrived at that preserves local control and Brockways hometown feel while plugging Villagers into the expansive amenities of broader library systems. As a famed scientist once noted, societys general well-being depends on extending the reach and heft of our libraries: I think the health of our civilization, the depth of our awareness about the underpinnings of our culture, and our concern for the future can all be tested by how well we support our libraries. Carl Sagan, Cosmos Feedback: email@example.com rffntnb ttnnntft tfnntnf rfntbnf rfntb bfrfbfrf nt t tb ntn b r f f t t n nt f t n ntn f t f n fntbnf r rfntb rf b f rf b f n t t b t b
52 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com April 2018 Neighborhood Correspondents: AVENTURABig Check, Naming RightsIs it the name of a school or is it a billboard? By Jay Beskin BT ContributorTheres an old Jewish joke about tourists visiting the Mandelbaum Museum in Jerusalem. One American asks the tour guide, Excuse me, is this museum named after Mandelbaum the painter or Mandelbaum the sculptor? Neither, says the guide. It was Mandelbaum the writer! Really, I never heard of him. What did he write? A check! This old joke comes to mind while Im pondering a very real episode here in our beloved Aventura. Former city manager Eric Soroka is keeping his skills sharp by serving as a consultant for the construction of Aventuras new high school. And those skills were never on greater display than in his successful solicitation of the Soffer family for a two-million-dollar (no, wait its more impressive with the zeroes: $2,000,000) donation in return for naming the school after the Soffers living patriarch, the Donald. Ha ha, just kidding but seriously, the two million dollars has purchased naming rights to the forthcoming Donald Soffer School. For Eric Soroka, kudos for hard work. But is this an event we should be celebrating? Indeed, is it even legal? Before we visit the issue of legality, lets consider the question of propriety. Is it appro priate to sell the naming rights for a school to a person (or corporation) who hasnt earned this recognition through admirable public behavior like, say, Martin Luther King or Marjory Stoneman Douglas? I would make the argument that selling the name should only be considered vis--vis large sporting or recreational facilities, not places that value high academic achievement, like schools, universities, libraries, or laboratories. Indeed, when I shared with a friend of mine the plan to sell the name of a school, he responded, Its Indecent Proposal without the sex! For those who dont Indecent Proposal starred Robert Redford as a billionaire who offers a down-on-their-luck married couple, played by Woody Harrelson and Demi Moore, a million dollars to let Red ford sleep with Moore for one night. Most moviegoers were appalled by the choice the couple made to go for the Donald Soffer.
April 2018 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com 53 bucks. Well, what would happen if Redford had offered the money for Moore to take on his last name for one night at an important event? Would audiences excuse the idea of playing a mans wife and taking his name for one night, if no physicality was involved? My friend may have been more graphic in his expression of disapproval, but his point is well taken. Names given to things have meaning, meaning that When we start confusing or obscuring that meaning, we get overlapping categories, resulting in a mishmash that leaves the important things in life without clear Consider the naming of a stadium. Is a stadium a place of achievement? Well, yes, achievement of a sort, physical exertion, along with team effort, competi tion, strategy, passion, and victory. Yet stadium more by the entertainment it pro vides than by the skill and artistry that are involved in putting on an athletic com petition. At least theres room to debate the subject. So when San Diego Stadium, where the football Chargers played, was named Jack Murphy Stadium after one of the great American sportswriters and the man instrumental in bringing the Char gers to San Diego, that eponymous honor communicated a public respect for what hed accomplished in his lifetime. In 1997 the name was sold to Qual comm Corporation and the venue became Qualcomm Stadium. In 2017 that arrange ment expired, and the new purchaser of naming rights is the San Diego County Credit Union, leading to the current clunky appellation, SDCCU Stadium. But whether the stadium advertises Qualcomm or SDC-whatever-whatever, it no longer bespeaks a recognition of excellence, and it no longer commu nicates to a culture that if you make something very important out of your life, your name will be immortalized in the public square. Nothing against Qualcomm or the SD County Credit Union, but their names on a stadium involves a change in concept from the Jack Murphy days. And if we start naming schools after Mandelbaum the writer of checks, well be bringing that self-same change in concept to the educational sphere. It used to be that we found our twomillion-dollar sponsorships with other lures, or inspirations but the names over our schools were Grover Cleveland or Harriet Tubman or Edward R. Murrow, or the aforementioned Marjory Stoneman Douglas. Now we no longer have a place for those tributes. It seems to me that we should reserve the billboards that hang in our places of achievement for people of achievement. This isnt to say that Donald Soffer isnt a man of achievement, or that its not an achievement to make the kind of bankroll you can peel off two million dollars from, or that its not an achievement to donate two million dollars to a philanthropic cause. But emblazoning his name on our place of education cant be said to communicate the virtue of high achievement to the students who will walk through its doors. Not to mention that according to current law in Aventura, its illegal to name any public area after any living person, even one whos noted for his or her work, rather than the paycheck it produced. Yours truly was a council member at the time that law was passed, and cast a yes vote to facilitate its passage. We had more concerns at the time than just the question of naming rights turning into the object of auctions to the highest bidder. We also were following the Jewish dictum do not believe in yourself until the day you die, and we didnt want to risk having a late-in-life scandal tarnish the name wed held up for veneration. This means that in order to sell the school name to the Soffers, it will become necessary to repeal that law and open the door to all sorts of pretenders and pretentious people. I like to think that the work we did in the early days of the city to pass laws to protect it from trouble or scandal were well considered and well executed. I advocate strongly for retention of the law we passed in its current form. And I advocate strongly for a policy that honors not only the letter of the law but its spirit, overlooking the monetary upside in favor of the educational message. We want our young people to aspire to be great teachers, scientists, doctors, even honest politicians. As for millionaires, that aspiration has enough draw without our boosting. Feedback: firstname.lastname@example.org
54 Biscayne Times www.BiscayneTimes.com April 2018 Neighborhood Correspondents: BRICKELL / DOWNTOWNAlliance on AlertClimate mitigation volunteers commit to spending accountability for bond measureBy Eleazar David Melndez BT Contributor Several days into August last year, a torrential downpour from an unMiami Herald presidents organized forums to inform Avenue into a raging river, residents Brickell submerged: A sign of things to come. FOR ADVERTISING CALL 305-756-6200 WE CAN HELP YOUR BUSINESS GROW!
April 2018 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com 55 Almost immediately after the vote, however, cynicism set in. Some residents, naysayers, and those whod campaigned against the measure began saying that supporters would take their eye off the ball now that the money had been approved. Miami politicians, whove notoriously mis spent bond issues in the past including the half-penny levy meant to bolster the countys public transportation system would again squander the pot of cash. Maggie Fernandez, chairwoman of the Miami Climate Alliances steering committee, knows that cynicism well. Having been one of the volunteers who joined up to persuade residents in those Brickell high-rises, including some of her friends, to vote for the bond issue, she found herself making a personal long-term commitment last year. I asked them to trust me and that I was going to make sure this bond was im plemented in a way that was accountable, Fernandez said last month as she stood inside Miami City Hall to do just that. Formed by dozens of volunteer activists from Brickell, downtown, and every other corner of Miami, the Miami Climate Alliance is on a mission to ensure that the momentum sparking the ballot initiative to pass last November is kept alive. This time, they plan to ensure that citizens are leading the conversation as to how the proceeds from that bond issue are spent. (Full disclosure: this writer is a member of the group.) We know the districts well. We know the roads, the potholes, how and how not tavo Perez, who has been working with the group, speaking to Miami commissioners at their regular meeting last month. Its just one of the many things the Climate Alliance has been doing, as the three-year-old group has gained visibility by marshaling resources and organizing efforts to the cause of resiliency and adaptation to sea level rise. From successfully advocating for the county government structure, taking advocacy to the street with colorful marches, and pushing for key environmental wins in various municipalities, the group has increasingly become the umbrella organization for all things related to resiliency and sea level rise action in Miami. Last month dozens of group volcivic muscle to make sure the key accomplishment achieved in getting the months work by the organization, which had already met with Miami Mayor Francis Suarez and three city commissioners, held dozens of conference calls and open meetings to understand how best to promote community engagement, and circulated a letter to city staff with recommendations on how to do just that. Among top priorities: making sure the oversight board created to make recom cronies, as has occurred with other munici pal oversight boards in the past. The voices of community members really have to be elevated in this board, says Camilo Meja, another volunteer working with the Alliance, arguing against the practice of demanding that people nominated to those seats be lim Instead, Mejia argues, residents in low-income Miami communities are the cient transit systems, places that dont have the ability to bounce back from a storm. The activists work is yielding results. city commissioners widened the size of the board, amended the requirements for its composition to include people with roots in community organizing and outreach, and limited membership to city residents. A long conversation made it clear that the message of community engagement, even pride in the future of the projects the city would undertake, was in sync with the It was a huge victory for a small group of engaged citizens, who among sure dealings with FPL are used as leverage points to make that utility giant behave responsibly toward the environment, advocating for polluters to pay for the costs of bucking up resilience infrastructure, mobilizing against efforts to promote fracking or offshore drilling in Florida, and being a voice in the ongoing debate regarding the countys urban development boundary. The need to make sure communities are resilient to the impacts of natural disasters like hurricanes is also likely to be part of the central endeavor. Feedback: email@example.com WATER IS... QUALITY rfntbnn bnn
56 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com April 2018 Culture: THE ARTSOpa-locka and the Real Muslim WorldThe fantasy Orientalism reignites a conversation about Muslim cultureBy Anne Tschida BT Arts EditorEven by Florida standards, the small city of Opa-locka in northwest Miami-Dade is a bizarre enclave. Opa-locka stands out among the states municipalities for being notori ously corrupt and with high crime rates and poverty levels to accompany that distinction. And thats not even considering its unique origins. Aviation pioneer Glenn Curtiss decided, for some strange reason, to found a city in 1926 based on the Middle Eastern folk tales of One Thousand and One Nights famously known for the long evenings that Scheherazade spun tales for the sultan to keep herself alive, including the tales of Aladdin and his magical lamp, and the seven voyages of Sinbad, among many others. The result was a city architecture (20 buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places) and street names such as Ali Baba Avenue. But like Disneyland, it was a re-creation based on a fantasy there was no actual Arab, Muslim, or Moorish population living there. The imagery and names came from the folk tales. In 2018, that fascination with what is now a pass style called Orientalism is why MDC Live Arts decided to culminate its groundbreaking season of performances, Ojala/Inshalla: Wishes from the Muslim World, in Opa-locka. The April program, which involves a two-week residency with students and an all-female hip-hop performance, is called Hip Hoppa Locka. This series is almost as unique as Opa-locka. While Islamophobia has grown increasingly extreme, really since 9/11 an issue that MDC Live Arts wanted to address there is also a specific Miami connection. Southern Spain was for cen turies known as al-Andalus, part of the Muslim world, and also known for its North African Moorish influences, a time that influenced language, culture, and architecture all over Spain and the Hispanic world. Hence the title of the season: Ojala, the Spanish for I wish, is derived from the Arabic Inshallah, meaning god willing. MDC Live Arts wanted to highlight the diversity of cultural expression that comes out of the vast Muslim world. The issues the series tackles unfortunately arent new, says MDC Live Arts executive director Kathryn Garcia. Â Muslim and Arab cultures have been misrepresented in American media going back to the Orientalist fantasies stemming from the tales of Arabian Nights visible in our own Opa-locka. In more recent times, she continues, that romanticism has given way to new stereotypes the fundamentalist terrorist and the oppressed woman. Â So what we are trying to do with this series is to [expand] peoples notions of Muslim and Arab iden tity including, of course, that they are not even always one and the same. Â We are doing that by searching for the things that unify us, be that [in] language like ojal an immigrant in a new culture, or even an art form like hip-hop, while also celebrating the rich cultural diversity present among us. Amirah Sachett: An empowered female who is
April 2018 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com 57 To start the season, MDC brought in a Pakistani jazz ensemble, which mixed styles from South Asian musi cal traditions with Duke Ellington and Dave Brubeck. During Art Basel, Gardens Speak moved into disturb ing ground, with a performance from Beirut-based Tania El Khoury, who asked the audience to listen to histo ries of people buried in the ground, in the gardens/graves of Syria. French man Herv Koubi, while searching his Algerian roots as a choreographer, made his Miami premire with his all-male troupe of dancers from North Africa that combined martial arts movements, an unforgettable show. And now its the womens time. As the pinnacle of Ojala/Inshallah, three female Muslim hip-hop artists will participate this month in a two-week residency in Opa-locka, working with students at the Arts Academy of Excellence (this program is in partnership with the Opa-locka Community Development Corporation), and culminating in a performance on April 21. Muslim. Women. Hip-hop. We wanted to focus on marginalized populations, says Jennifer Person, managing producer at MDC Live who helped organize Hip Hoppa Locka. We wanted to look at [where] women were disempowered. Not only in a Muslim society, but in a worldwide one. Garcia zeroed in on three international Muslim artists immersed in hip-hop culture Amirah Sachett, Aja Black, and Cita Sadeli Chelove to lead this ambitious month. Sachett is a hip-hop dancer and choreographer, while Black is more focused on spoken word, be engaging not only with the young Opa-locka students, but also visiting various MDC campuses and after-school programs, such as GirlFit; presenting pop-up performances; and leading master classes. I had heard of this incredible b-girl, Amirah Sackett, and knew I wanted her to be part of this project because she epitomizes its spirit as an empowered this choice of the artists. Along with MC Aja Black and muralist Cita Sadeli Chelove, she says, Â I dont think we could have wished for a more powerful group of women to lead this work we are about to embark upon in Opa-locka. And then something else happened during the curating of the April program, according to Person: Parkland. After 17 students and staff were gunned down at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, MDC knew it had to relate to this snowballing issue involving students and guns and violence. As Person points out, Opalocka has a depressingly high rate of gun violence, one that students did not need to be reminded of because of Parkland. So on April 20, the same day designated as a national walkout for schools across the country, the Hip Hoppa Locka student residents will make their own stamp, a walkout that can also be a creative process, says Person, something that can be a positive, multi-disciplinary expression while still acknowledging the impact of gun violence. Maybe its not so strange that many worlds collide in 2018, in a series such as Ojala/Inshalla. How are Muslims viewed in the United States today, as diverse as they are, coming from Indonesia, Pakistan, Syria, Morocco, Paris, and Miami? How are women making their voices heard, #MeToo? How are young people taking the streets with #NeverAgain? Hip Hoppa Locka, a celebration of female hip-hop Muslim innovators, starting at 4:00 p.m. on April 21, at the Arc, 675 Ali Baba Ave., Opa-locka, mdclivearts.org, 305-237-3010. Feedback: firstname.lastname@example.org Aja Black: Spoken-word artist.
58 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com April 2018 Culture: GALLERIES + MUSEUMS WYNWOOD GALLERY WALK & DESIGN DISTRICT ART + DESIGN NIGHT SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2018 GALLERIES&GALLERY 6306 NW 2nd Ave., Miami www.andgallery.net 786-442-8280 Through May 4: No, Yeah by Brandon Opalka ART BASTION 2085 NW 2nd Ave., Suite #104, Miami www.artbastion.com Contact gallery for exhibition information BAKEHOUSE ART COMPLEX 561 NW 32nd St., Miami 305-576-2828 Through April 29: Processed Prose curated by Ombretta Agr Andruff BILL BRADY GALLERY 7140 NW Miami Ct., Miami www.billbradygallery.com Through April 23: We Have Felt The Ground Shake by Michael Kagan BRIDGE RED STUDIOS / PROJECT SPACE 12425 NE 13th Ave. #5, North Miami 305-978-4856 www.bridgeredstudios.com Contact gallery for exhibition information CENTRAL FINE 1226 Normandy Dr., Miami Beach 917-306-1218 Through April 20: Myrlande Constant DAVID CASTILLO GALLERY 420 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach 305-573-8110 www.davidcastillogallery.com April 5 through May 31: Oil Slicks by Wendy White DIANA LOWENSTEIN FINE ARTS 2043 N. Miami Ave., Miami 305-576-1804 www.dianalowensteingallery.com Contact gallery for exhibition information DOT FIFTYONE GALLERY 7275 NE 4th Ave., Unit 101, Miami 305-573-9994 Contact gallery for exhibition information EDGE ZONES 3317 NW 7th Ave., Circle, Miami 305-303-8852 www.edgezones.org Contact gallery for exhibition information EMERSON DORSCH 5900 NW 2nd Ave., Miami 305-576-1278 www.dorschgallery.com Through April 7: The Rhetoric of Living by Jamilah Sabur April 21 through May 5: Brookhart Jonquil FREDRIC SNITZER GALLERY 1540 NE Miami Ct., Miami 305-448-8976 www.snitzer.com Contact gallery for exhibition information GARY NADER ART CENTER 62 NE 27 St., Miami 305-576-0256 www.garynader.com Ongoing: Masters New Acquisitions with various artists LAUNDROMAT ART SPACE 5900 NE 2nd Ave., Miami 303-960-7810 www.laundromatartspace.com Contact gallery for exhibition information LOCUST PROJECTS 3852 N. Miami Ave., Miami 305-576-8570 www.locustprojects.org Through April 7: Tropical Purgatory by Michael Garland Clifford MINDY SOLOMON GALLERY 8397 NE 2nd Ave., Miami 786-953-6917 www.mindysolomon.com Through April 28: Noontide by Osamu Kobayashi If You Would Just Shut Up and Listen by Alejandro Contreras, Kelley Johnson, Gary Petersen NEW WORLD GALLERY 25 NE 2nd St., Miami 305-237-3135 www.nwsa.mdc.edu Through April 27: Rising Stars with various artists. Curated by Claire Bruekel NINA JOHNSON GALLERY 6315 NW 2nd Ave., Miami 305-571-2288 www.ninajohnson.com Through April 28: Ritual by Derek Fordjour PAN AMERICAN ART PROJECTS 274 NE 67th St., Miami 305-751-2550 www.panamericanart.com Through April 7: Dj vu by Sandra Ramos PRIMARY 15 NE 39th St., Miami 954-296-1675 www.primaryprojectspace.com Through April 30: Contact Tango by Ponce Berga ROBERT FONTAINE GALLERY 2121 NW 2nd Ave., Miami 305-397-8530 www.robertfontainegallery.com Through April 30: Post-War Meets Today with various artists SPINELLO PROJECTS 7221 NW 2nd Ave., Miami 786-271-4223 www.spinelloprojects.com Contact gallery for exhibition information TILE BLUSH 8375 N.E. 2nd Ave., Miami www.tileblush.com April 6 through June 1: by Lynne Gelfman and Jessica Martin UNDER THE BRIDGE 12425 NE 13th Ave., Suite #4, North Miami 305-987-4437 www.bridgeredstudios.com On view by appointment Contact gallery for exhibition information UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI GALLERY 2750 NW 3rd Ave., Ste. 4, Miami 305-284-3161 www.as.miami.edu/art April 10 through 29: Digs by Patricia L. Cook Reception April 14, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. WYNWOOD WALLS NW 2nd Avenue between 25th and 26th street 305-573-0658 www.thewynwoodwalls.com Ongoing: Wynwood Walls with various artistsMUSEUM & COLLECTION EXHIBITSARTCENTERS PROJECT 924 924 Lincoln Rd., 2nd Floor, Miami Beach 305-674-8278 www.artcentersf.org Through April 15: Intertidal by A.S.T (Alliance of the Southern Triangle), organized by Natalia Zuluaga ARTCENTER: WINDOWS @ WALGREENS 7340 Collins Ave., Miami Beach Through June 3: Blue Fades to Brown Fades to Violet by Alette Simmons-Jimenez THE BASS MUSEUM OF ART 2100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach 305-673-7530 www.thebass.org April 27 through September 3: They Are Waiting For You by Laure Prouvost DESTEFASHIONCOLLECTION with various artists Through April 30: Mika Rottenberg Through May 21: Beautiful by Pascale Marthine Tayou THE BASS: WINDOWS @ WALGREENS 7340 Collins Ave., Miami Beach Osamu Kobayashi, Tasty Froggy, oil on canvas, 2018, at Mindy Solomon.
April 2018 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com 59 Through March 1: Vanessa Diaz CIFO (Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation) 1018 N. Miami Ave., Miami 305-455-3380 www.cifo.org DE LA CRUZ COLLECTION 23 NE 41st St., Miami 305-576-6112 www.delacruzcollection.org various artists FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY FROST ART MUSEUM 10975 SW 17th St., Miami 305-348-2890 Through April 8: various artists Through May 27: Through June 3: Through March 18: Through May 20: Museum of Art INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART, MIAMI 61 NE 41st St., Miami 305-901-5272 www.icamiami.org April 5 through July 15: Reception April 5, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Francis Als JEWISH MUSEUM OF SOUTH FLORIDA, FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach 305-672-5044 Through April 8: Through May 20: LITTLE HAITI CULTURAL COMPLEX 212-260 NE 59th Terr., Miami 305-960-2969 www.littlehaiticulturalcenter.com LOWE ART MUSEUM, UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI 305-284-3535 www.lowe.miami.edu Through April 1: Through April 22: Â Through April 29: Through May 27: Antillean Visions: Maps and the Making of the MIAMI-DADE COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART + DESIGN Freedom Tower 600 Biscayne Blvd., Miami 305-237-7700 www.mdcmoad.org various artists April 7 through 29: MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART NORTH MIAMI 770 NE 125th St., North Miami 305-893-6211 www.mocanomi.org Through May 6: NSU ART MUSEUM FORT LAUDERDALE 954-525-5500 www.nsuartmuseum.org Through July 8: Midnight in Paris and New York: Scenes from PREZ ART MUSEUM MIAMI 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami 305-375-3000 www.pamm.org with various artists william cordova nows the time: narratives of southern Through April 8: On the Horizon: Contemporary Art from Jorge M. Through April 21: Through August 12: THE MARGULIES COLLECTION 591 NW 27th St., Miami 305-576-1051 www.margulieswarehouse.com Ongoing: Anselm Kiefer Olafur Eliasson, Michael Heizer, Donald Judd, Jannis THE RUBELL FAMILY COLLECTION 95 NW 29th St., Miami 305-573-6090 www.rfc.museum Through August 25: Thomas and Anicka Yi. THE NATIONAL YOUNGARTS FOUNDATION 2100 Biscayne Blvd., Miami 305-377-1140 www.youngarts.org Through April 27: YoungArts Miami 2018 Visual Arts, Photography, and THE WOLFSONIAN-FIU 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach 305-535-2622 www.wolfsonian.org April 5 through August 5: April 13 through August 12: Through April 1: Through April 29: Compiled by Melissa W allen Send listings, jpeg images, and events information to email@example.com Ritual brings to life a series of paintings which mine source material from New York-based artist Derek Fordjours personal nostalgia, art history, and dynamic social realities both past and present. FordModest in their medium, an innate gaiety emerges from the vibrant colors and thoughtful compositions of the illustrated spaces within these paintings. Fordjour imbues his subjects with a quiet self-awareness, casting them as jockeys and harlequins, navigating a world convey the fortitude of African-American communities plagued by urban decay and economic abandonment, particularly in his hometown of Memphis. Furthermore, tactile surfaces mimic the threadbare second-hand clothing from his memories, sent off to be made anew in his parents native home of Ghana. Through the practice of painting, the artist explores ritual as it is empowered through habitual repetition representation, Melissa Wallen Derek Fordjour, Couplet 35, oil, pastel, charcoal, acrylic, cardboard, and carved newspaper mounted on canvas, 2018, at Nina Johnson.
60 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com April 2018 Culture: EVENTS CALENDARO, Miami Poetry ReturnsO, Miami Poetry Festival runs through April, so watch for poetry and poetry per formances tucked about town, and mostly free for example, check out the poet in residence at the bridge tender house in front of the Wolfsonian (1001 Washington Ave.) from 10:00 a.m. to noon every Saturday through April. Or for the price of a boat ride, join MDC MOADs Poetry Along the Bay cruise to hear renowned Miami-born poet Richard Blanco read from his works Friday, April 27 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Tickets: $15 gener al. calendar.mdc.edu or 305-237-7700. Check www.omiami.org for a complete schedule.Miami Riverday Rolls AroundWho says you cant step into the same river (festival) twiceor even 22 times? The annual Miami River Festival promises a day of fun, with free riverboat rides, historic tours and re-enactments, kids activities, and paddleboard and kayak races Saturday, April 7 1:00 to 6:00 p.m., Lummus Park (250 NW North River Dr.). Hosted by the Miami River Commis sion, the event will also feature envi ronmental booths, food and drink, and entertainment by ARL and Electric Kif. www.miamirivercommission.org.Marvels Galore at Miami Maker FaireMaker Faire is part science fair, part county fair and totally brilliant. The family-friendly event, held Saturday and Sunday, April 7-8 celebrates our doit-yourselfers crafters, science clubs, designers, students, and artists who tinker away for the joy of creation. This is their time to wow the rest of us with games, robotics, 3D printing, furniture making, fashion, food, and music. Both days 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. MDCs Wolfson campus (300 NE 2nd Ave.). Two-day ticket: $20; single-day: $15. Free parking at the campus garage; see miami.makerfaire.com. Zine Fair in Little Haiti Exile Books, which produces not just books but also events, began with pop-up stores but took up permanent residency last fall in Little Haiti. This is the fourth year for Exiles Miami Zine Fair a showcase of limited-edition publishers and printed artworks from local and international artists, and the Sunday, April 15 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) in the Caribbean Marketplace of the Little Haiti Cultural Complex (212 NE 59th Terr.). Therell also be a gallery exhibition and screenprinting demonstration in the cultural complex classrooms, and local food trucks with Caribbean cuisine. Free admission. exilebooks.com. How Times Flies: Irakere Marks a MilestoneIt was 45 years ago that pianist and bandlead er Chucho Valds co-founded Irakere, blazing new paths in Afro-Cuban jazz. Since then, hes won six Grammys, three Latin Grammys, and the hearts of Latin-music lovers worldwide. Hell lead the AfroCuban Messengers in Irakere classics and much newer works. Also onstage: multipleGrammy-nominated singer Ayme Nuviola, and Diego Figueiredo, called one of the worlds best guitarists, who opens the show Friday, April 20 8:00 p.m., Arsht Centers Knight Concert Hall (1300 Biscayne Blvd.). Tickets start at $45. arshtcenter.org.Street Party Feasts on the Artistic Life The Wynwood Life Street Festival returns with 20 bands and a main stage; artists at work plus a pop-up gallery; fashion runways showcasing local designers; scores of craft and art vendors; and for eats, the Wynwood Culinary Showcase and a slew of food trucks. Events are spread out across Mana Wynwood (2250 NW 2nd Ave.) and run Friday, April 20 5:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.; Saturday, April 21 noon to 3:00 a.m.; and Sunday, April 22 noon to 9:00 p.m. RSVP at wynwoodlife.com.Help for Troubled WatersHow about once a year we give three hours back to something that feeds the soul every time we look at it? Were talking Biscayne Bay, and we Miamians love it so much, we smother it and not just with motor fuel and sunscreen, but with litter like you wouldnt believe. Registrations under way for volunteer boaters and shore walkers to join in the 36th annual family-friendly Baynanza aka Biscayne Bay Cleanup Day on Saturday, April 21 9:00 a.m. to noon. You can choose from nearly 25 locations in need of some TLC. miamidade. gov/environment/baynanza.asp. Compiled by BT contributor Dinah McNichols. Please send information and images to firstname.lastname@example.org. Get Your Boarding Pass to MIAOn Saturday, April 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., HistoryMi ami historian Paul George talks Aviation in Miami with a coach tour and trove of stories about the inventors, aviators, and airline founders who trained, built empires, or who set off from here on a Hall of Aviations Century of Flight exhibit, then on to a look at must provide a photo ID to pass checkpoints.) The tour price includes lunch at the 94th Aero Squadron Restaurant. Museum members: $75, nonmembers: $85, children 12 and under: $50. Reservations required: www.historymiami.org. Amadeus and Who?Did you know that Mozart had a sister as gifted a musician and composer as he? And that these two prodigies performed together in the capitals of Europe, and that she was the star? Youll learn her true story in The Other Mozart written by and starring Sylvia Milo in a performance drawn from have followed the production across the globe, including numerous perfor mances in Salzburg, with audiences mesmerized by the period atmosphere, an impossibly elegant 18-foot dress, brilliant scoring, and the highly stylized music-making. Friday, April 13 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, April 14 3:30 and 8:30 p.m.; and Sunday, April 15 3:30 p.m., Black Box Theater, South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center (10950 SW 211th St.). Tickets: $35. www.smdcac.org or 786-573-5300. Jazz Fest: Take TwoMiami Downtown Jazzfest takes its second annual spin about town with three days of concerts, most of them free, Thursday through Saturday, April 26-28 Day 1 at the Government Center (111 NW 1st St.) is free and features the Scone Cash Players, Electric Kif, Aaron Lebos Reality, and Tito Puente Jr. Day 2 shows at the Olympia Theater (174 E. Flagler St.) feature the Marketplace stage (401 Biscayne Blvd.) with the JECC Boot Camp Ensemble, the Wendy Pedersen Quintet, Tim Jago Group, Leon Foster Thomas, and Oriente; and then to Bayfront Park Amphitheater (301 Biscayne Blvd.), with Regina Carter, the Lizz Wright Quintet, and the Arturo Sandoval Sextet. For schedule and ticket info: miamidowntownjazzfestival.org.
April 2018 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com 61 Columnists: PICTURE STORYBy Paul S. George BT ContributorFor Miami Beach, the 1950s were the best of times. By then the island resort had assumed its place as the nations premier winter playground, with hotels that lined Collins Avenue for miles (as seen in this photograph taken in 1959). Its clubs and restaurants drew Hollywood royalty, and the high-end stores on Lincoln Road catered to them, as did those in the winding corridors of posh hostelries, which obviated the need for guests to leave the premises. The stage was thus set for Miami Beachs ascendancy in the early postwar after years of economic stagnation and became known as the most glamorous in Miami Beach and in the nation hotels like the Sagamore, Delano, Sans Souci, and Saxony in the south and Mid-Beach areas of Collins Avenue. There guests enjoyed glamorous lous entertainment. Media personalities like Walter Winchell and Arthur Godfrey broadcast their popular radio shows from Miami Beach, while movie stars embraced Miami Beach as their vacation destination. The Place Pigalle, a glamorous burlesque house, offered its French Quarter Follies; the sparkling Saxonys Night Cap Lounge was the place to be for many; others sought out the venerable Five O Clock Club. With the opening of the fabulous Fontainebleau Hotel in 1954, followed by the Eden Roc, Deauville, and Carillon hotels, areas once located far north of the resort heart of Miami Beach now became popular with the islands tourist industry. And the stars followed, led by Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack, long before their presence and antics brought Las Vegass tourist industry to the fore. The shows, restaurants, and nighttime entertainment making up this world-famous resort grew as the Fifties unfolded, outstripping anything seen before, while bringing it unprecedented exposure and ever increasing numbers of visitors. Miami Beach was the place to be in that fabulous era. Paul George is historian at HistoryMiami Museum. To order a copy of this photo, please contact HistoryMiami archives manager Ashley Trujillo at 305375-1623, email@example.com. Feedback: firstname.lastname@example.org Photo courtesy of HistoryMiami, 1989-011-24484When Miami Beach Was Really HotA view of our past from the archives of HistoryMiam
62 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com April 2018 Columnists: POLICE REPORTSBiscayne Crime BeatCompiled by Derek McCannBulletin: Snowball Alert300 Block of Biscayne Boulevard While most cat owners merely worry about their darlings missing the litter box or per haps scratching the furniture while theyre away, they usually dont think their cats could be kidnapped. Woman came back to her apartment and found the cat dishes disturbed. Were unsure if she checked her home for all the hiding places, but the building is now on full alert. Report notes that a surveillance video is being reviewed, and building personnel are now on high alert to capture this wicked cat burglar and, we hope, the missing feline.At Least Have Tinted Windows30 NE 14th St. It would seem that nothings safe, that burglaries can happen anywhere. The man ager of a nightclub passed a Mercedes and this strange, he checked the clubs coolers and found plentiful amounts of beer missing. One would think a Mercedes owner could afford his own beer but we digress. He had a security guard stand by the vehicle. Three men approached the Mercedes short ly after, but only one stayed. The vehicle owner later admitted to police: I should not have listened to them. But I did not enter the club. Police arrested him. Maybe a Kia payment will preclude illegal beer runs, as well as learning what a getaway is.Was He Cosbyd?401 Biscayne Blvd. Victim was waiting for a cab when a female driver approached him, offering her non-threatening and perhaps an actual kind person who wanted to help (on a darkened corner), he told her he had a yacht and invited her for drinks. During this drinking episode, he took a bathroom break. Upon his return for more, the conversation ended up being short. Crew members found him the next morning, passed out. He was missing his clothed, as his violator just wanted what was in his pockets, and nothing more.That Feeling of Accomplishment400 Block of NE 56th Street Having put it off for a while, this homeowner mowed his lawn, giving it that well-coiffed appearance. He had to move all the items
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Glades Drive, crosses the canal at various points, and loops back east, adjacent to N. Glades Drive, to its starting point. Parking near this section can be found at various spots along the route, including the North Miami Beach Public Library, 169th Street and NE 15th Avenue, and at NE 172nd Street. This time of year, locals and spring break tourists enjoy leisurely bike rides, inline skating, pleasure walks, and serious workouts of powerwalking and jogging. Heart Health Walk quarter-mile markers help exercise enthusiasts to track their progress. To prevent vehicles from entering the trail and endangering pedestrians, the city has installed oversized concrete curbs approximately 12 inches high along most of S. Glades Drive adjacent to the right-of-way. According to Julio Magrisso, assistant director of the City of North Miami Beach Parks and R.E.C. Department, the city maintains the grounds along the canal within city limits, while the water is maintained, treated, and managed by South Florida Water Management. Snake Creek Canal and Royal Glades Canal were created to are also used for recreational purposes 64 Biscayne Times www.BiscayneTimes.com April 2018 Columnists: PARK PATROLLinear Parks Make Healthy HeartsHoof it or roll it on Snake Creek TrailBy Janet Goodman BT ContributorIn recent years, linear parks have become popular with South Florida ing and exercise needs with public green spaces. The Miami area now has a superlative 6.5-mile path used by the community, of which two miles have been enjoyed for the past three decades: Snake Creek Trail. The easternmost end of the trail is located in North Miami Beach at Snake Creek Park and Miami Drive, near the North Miami Beach Public Library (1601 NE 164th St.). The trail continues northwest along the Royal Glades Canal and S. Glades Drive, past I-95 and through Miami-Dade Countys Snake Creek Trail Park (adjacent to the Snake Creek Canal), and into Miami Gardens, ending at the Florida Turnpike near Hard Rock Stadium. The paved path is part of a 100-footwide right-of-way that extends from the street to the water and passes through commercial areas, as well as neighborhoods, making it very accessible to the community. In early March, the BT traveled the 2.6-mile measured Heart Health Walk portion of the trail in North Miami Beach that runs west and parallel to S. Many species of water fowl can be observed in and around the banks of the canal, including Egyptian goose and Muscovy duck with their young, white ibis, gulls, terns, and American coot. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions website, no breeding pairs of Egyptian goose (a non-native species) had ever been reported in Miami-Dade. Carli Segelson of FWC Division of Habitat and Species Conservawith photographs, and forwarded the information to FWC biologists who work with non-native species. Other birds, such as turkey vultures, purple grackles, mourning doves, and domestic pigeons, are also regulars on the trail, as are green iguana and eastern gray squirrels. Signs are posted in the area warning visitors not to feed the ducks or pigeons, as theyve become somewhat of a nuisance by defecating along the canal banks. Mature hardwoods, palms, silver dollar, gumbo limbo, umbrella, sea including Hong Kong orchid, provide plenty of shade and beauty throughout the long stretch of trail. Numerous compact wooden picnic shelters are welcome pit stops beside the canal, and active visitors hit the Game Time Parcourse Fit Circuit stations. Small park play areas, such as the Barry Schreiber Promenade Tot Lot on the south side of the canal and the Columbia Tot Lot on the north side of the canal, are popular with the youngest of trail travelers. North Miami Beach offers several canal crossover points, connecting its two waterfront sides of the Snake Creek Trail. East-end trail users travel over the Harry Cohen Walk Bridge or the NE 15th Avenue Bridge; at NE 176th Terrace, one can cross the Columbia Park Pedestrian Bridge; Miami Gardens Drive The paved path is part of a 100-foot-wide right-of-way that extends from the street to the water. North Miami Beach offers several canal crossover points, connecting its two waterfront sides of the Snake Creek Trail.BT photos by Janet Goodman SNAKE CREEK TRAILSnake Creek Park and S. Glades Dr. North Miami Beach, FL 33162 305-948-2957 Hours:6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Picnic tables:Yes Barbecues:No Picnic pavilions:Yes Tennis courts:No No Night lighting:Yes Fitness Course:Yes Playground:YesPark Rating Snake Creek Trail I-95 I-95 NE 185th StNE 183rd St
April 2018 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com 65 of the North Miami Beach section of the trail. Once over the water, walkers and bicyclists can loop back east adjacent to N. Glades Drive to complete the 2.6-mile group does there on a regular basis. In March, North Miami Beach held its three-hour Bike Ride in the 305 event along the route. the grass mowed, trees trimmed and mulched, and canal banks relatively litter free by providing ample garbage receptacles, but it does fail to keep hardto-come-by pet waste stations stocked with plastic bags, even as it posts signs warning dog owners of maximum $500 The stretch of trail running from the library to the NE 15th Avenue Bridge is slightly less attended to, but west of that, it is very well maintained. Assistant director Magrisso adds that the city has repaired and installed new asphalt along the route as needed, and regularly keeps up with the landscaping. Before 2013, Snake Creek Trail was a mere two miles long. There is planning for future extension of the trail going west past the Florida Turn pike to US 27, and east to Biscayne Boulevard and beyond an additional 11.5 miles to make it a full 18-mile long trail. In 2014, a nationwide Rails-to-Trails Conservancy research project studied urban planning. Snake Creek Trail was one of 50 sites chosen for the study. A Trail Modeling and Assessment Platform (T-Map) counter on the trails eastern end showed 400 users a day both bicycle commuters and recreational users, volume. With possible development of commuter train stations in the area, use of the trail could dramatically increase. Find other cool trails to explore in the United States by visiting www. traillink.com. Feedback: firstname.lastname@example.org Numerous compact wooden picnic shelters are welcome pit stops beside the canal. Heart Health Walk quarter-mile markers help exercise enthusiasts to track their progress. Hardwoods, gumbo limbo, and various owering trees provide plenty of shade and beauty. rfnftbbt ENROLL TODAY! fbbttbb
66 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com April 2018 Doodle Dogs, Part 1These hybrids are all the rageBy Janet Goodman BT ContributorTen-year-old Emily Diaz is a BT Addison Dogs Canine Addisons Disease Feedback: email@example.com Ozzy in repose a rare state for a energetic Labradoodle.Photo by Bonnie Green
April 2018 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com 67 Watery GraveA tiny but destructive sh reveals the child in the manBy Stuart Sheldon BT ContributorI must be a mermaid, Rango. I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living. Anas Nin My most cherished boyhood mo ments took place peering through the lens of a small yellow mask on the coral reefs off Elliott Key, bowing before the Queen Angels, saluting the Sergeant Majors, egging on the eels, and chuckHere I discovered my happiest happy place. And of all the wondrous creatures that populated my undersea sanctuary, one possessed more majesty than all the These exotic beings existed only in so I could never actually see them in the through the windows of tropical aquariums. But when I did, their peculiar languid beauty, brownish-maroon and white entranced me and exploded my young heart with the wonders of nature. The fact that poison lived at the tips were my childhood unicorns. When I moved back to Florida a few years ago, I was shocked to learn that to have arrived in Floridas waters in the mid-1980s, most likely when some aquarium owners tired of them and With no natural predators, they began to procreate with reckless abandon. Now tive exotic species in marine waters off Florida and the Caribbean. According to National Geographic They have voracious appetites and consume dozens of organisms in one populations and altering delicate reef lay up to 30,000 eggs every four days, and their venomous spines leave them with no known predators in Florida das Atlantic coast to the Bahamas, throughout the Caribbean Sea, and into the Gulf of Mexico. These unwanted invaders have evolved into not only a disaster for our regions beloved undersea ecologies but to our economies as well, because once and expensive to control. tasted a surprisingly delicious sample of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission encourages divers, anglers, and commercial harvesters to negative impacts to native marine life and ecosystems. should kill it. in the Miami Beach surf, frolicking amid large ocher clusters of sargassum seaweed. wed shake them to see what emerged. My into the cups of their hands and watched them jackknife their tiny bodies to escape back to their seaweed cities. a plastic cup. No larger than my thumb, it had, I noticed, what appeared to be the beginnings of the stripes, wings, and veled at this adorable, unusual creature. with my little cup-bound captive to the all right. Ive never seen one this close to the beach, said the female guard. My mind immediately skipped to the next step: What do I do with this tiny cute little thing? You have to kill it, she said through a slight wince. So there I stand on our sun-dappled beach, my children squealing in the turquoise surf of my sanctuary, as they fall backward into waves. My world stands in perfect harmony, except that, in my hand swims not only the creature I held dearest as a boy, my unicorn, but a baby unicorn that Ive just been ordered to kill. I stared into the cup. The helpless and forth, totally oblivious to the masthe core of my conservationist heart. A few minutes passed. At last, deciding the greater good of our marine ecosystem trumped the life of my little chum, I took a knee, dug a hole and emptied my cup into it. As I covered the makeshift grave with sand, I said, Im sorry, my friend. I really am. The little boy in me could not make sense of this moment, yet the man in me knew it was the right thing to do. Stuart Sheldon is an artist, author, and Miami native. Follow him on Facebook and Instagram @stuart_sheldon and subscribe to his blog at FancyNasty.us. Feedback: firstname.lastname@example.org Boutique practice in a cozy and warm atmosphere. Late evening hours every Monday and Thursday. WE HAVE A NEW HOME! Located in the El Portal Miami Shores area Kidstown Pediatrics Margaret Okonkwo, MD, FAAP 211 NE 89th Street, El Portal, FL 33138 Phone: 305-576-5437 www.KidstownMiami.com Anthony SokolikLionsh were my childhood unicorns.
68 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com April 2018 Warmer Winters, Early Blooms Climate change evidence is in the leavesBy Jeff Shimonski BT ContributorIt looks like another winter has passed with little cold damage to our plants. As evidence, the photo that accompanies this article it shows a blooming Cattleya with a couple of stunted petioles. But with a very brief morning temperature of 49 This orchid is happily growing on the trunk of a palm about six feet high and is exposed to windy conditions. My orchids never used to bloom before April or May because of the colder temperatures and the longer duration of those colder tempera tures. But these past few years, everything seems to be blooming months earlier. The same cold issues would occur with the blooming of bromeliads. At Parrot Jungle wed always plan to have bromeliads begin to bloom around Easter, when colder temperatures would start to subside. I did get a bit of cold damage this month on some of my more tropical plants. My small potted cacao, or cocoa tree, better known as Theobroma cacao com pletely defoliated. I should have brought it inside on those nights when the tempera tures dropped into the low 50s. Ive eaten the fruit raw in the tropics, and it is deli cious; but well need much warmer winters before mine successfully sets fruit here. My cashew nut, Anacardium oc cidentale is also growing in a container, and while it didnt drop its leaves, they did burn. A few days later, while inspect ing trees at an older homesite, I noticed a good-size cashew nut tree growing in the backyard. This tree had no cold damage, and the canopy was full of healthy foliage. The obvious thing difference, besides the cold temperatures, of course, is that I left the potted plants exposed on my porch, instead of heeling them into warm mulch or taking them inside. Years ago at Parrot Jungle, this was obligatory prac tice. The roots of potted plants suffered greater exposure to cold temperature than if theyd been planted in the ground. Imagine all that exposed plastic surface wicking away any heat within the pot. Now with orchids, ferns, the occasional cactus (yes, some of them grow on trees), and bromeliads growing as epiphytes on the trunks and branches of trees or on the trunks of palms, I always made sure to soak the trunk, any exposed roots, and the plant itself with water about midday, when temperatures are at their warmest, before a cold night. Its important to soak the bark near the epiphyte, as the bark will absorb the moisture and this aids in retaining heat that may make the difference between a severely cold-dam damage. Even without pending cold, soaking or watering the bark is important for creating a moist environment for the plants roots. I used to see lots of leaf drop on many tree species with cold spells. The next day species would drop most, if not all, their green leaves. I havent seen that happen in a while, and certainly not this year. Dont mistake this green-leaf drop caused by cold with a normal leaf drop that occurs when many tree species replace their leaves. Our sausage trees at Parrot Jungle used to drop all their leaves with a strong cold front in December and wouldnt begin growing new leaves until spring. The blooms Trees blooming in winter, without a canopy of foliage, is normal. Our winter corresponds with their natural ers emerge and get pollinated, the fruit forms, and then new leaves appear. This makes sense from a natural history point of view. The foliage would would make access to them by animal (bats or birds) or insect pollinators difless fruit set not a good thing for the tree trying to propagate itself. With our warmer winters, you can now see frangipani trees, royal poinciana, and other species with full sets dropping incrementally while new leaves are emerging. This occurs especially if the winter is particularly rainy or if the irrigation system is running on overtime in the yard or adjacent yard. Theres no normal dry season any more. Im seeing lots of sausage trees with to be so easy hand-pollinating sausage tree in the way of the ladder or cherry picker and principal of Tropical Designs of Florida. Contact him at email@example.com. Feedback: firstname.lastname@example.orgBT photo by Jeff ShimonskiOrchids blooming early in my garden.
April 2018 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com 69 Earth Day 2018Artists plant the seeds of actionBy Blanca Mesa BT ContributorOn April 22, 1970, a Dead Orange march wound its way through downtown Miami. On peoples minds that day was air pollution, saving the Everglades, and sewage in our waterways. Since then some positive changes have come: The Clean Air Act passed. Everglades restoration became a thing. The Miami Beach sewage outfall pipe was closed. Now, however, theres an even greater sense of urgency about the environment. Wild species on land and the seas are declining precipitously, leading to extinctions. Carbon emissions have increased 2.4 times, causing a rise in temperatures and rising sea levels as sea ice melts. The Everglades has not been saved and, in fact, is now threatened by saltwater intrusion, pollution, and encroaching development. And sewage spills continue from leaky pipes and storm water pumps. Given all this, can Earth Day be a day of celebration in 2018? And where can we turn for hope? Artists say, look to them. In Miami, dancers and poets are coming together in the sublime light of the beach this Earth month in celebration and also in hope. Dance can be so many things, says Dale Andree, founder and artistic direc tor of the National Water Dance that will be performed April 14 at the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center on Key Biscayne. Andree grew up around water and says she always felt close to nature. But it was dance that brought her to a deeper connection and a quest to express that connection through movement. Andree believes art-in-the-environment is a powerful draw. Her transformative moment came in 1983 with Christos Surrounded Islands an art installation that wrapped Biscayne Bay spoil islands in pink fabric. The artist created a scene that drew the eye and moved the spirit to appreciate the natural beauty in our midst where the the luminous pink color of the shiny fabric was in harmony with the tropical vegetation of the uninhabited verdant islands, the light of the Miami sky and the colors of the shal low waters of Biscayne Bay. formances with the Florida Waterways Dance Project while she was still a dance instructor at the New World School of the Arts. She later founded NWD Projects, a Miami-based dance production company that created the National Water Dance, an international celebration that now features 1500 dancers performing ocean shores throughout the U.S. and Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. The National Water Dance also has a poetic element, with students from Miami and Hawaii schools contributing poems about water. Dancers from Conchita Espinosa Academy and South Miami Community Middle School will join professional dancers, including the IFE-ILE Afro-Cuban Dance Company, on a sandbar at Crandon Beach on Key Biscayne for the dance. The music will come from an original percussion score created by Brandon Cruz, director of the South Florida Center for Percussive Arts. Andree hopes to stir audience mem bers to dance, too, as they feel the rhythm birds wings, the bounce of ocean breezes on the skin. In time, these deeper connec tions can lead toward action, she believes. care, to connect people in a deeper way, and then the next steps will happen. Were building something, Andree says. This year, go ahead take a day to celebrate Planet Earth. Dance on the beach. Make that connection to water, for it so we may all have something to celebrate on future Earth Days. The National Water Dance takes place at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center in Crandon Park, Key Biscayne. There will be a mini-workshop on climate change in the centers gallery at 2:30 p.m. April is also National Poetry Month and the O, Miami Poetry Project has several nature-inspired activities planned, including Ocean Stanzas, where Miami-Dade students visiting the Douglas Nature Center will write short oceanor nature-inspired poems. At Matheson Hammock Park there will be a guided session of Deep Listening to connect the senses to the surrounding environment. Participants will be asked to create a poem or meditation, which will be woven into a collective text. Theres also a sensory forest walk. For more information on more nature-inspired O, Miami Poetry events, visit www.omiami.org. Happy Earth Month! Feedback: email@example.com National Water Dance Project, 2016.
70 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com April 2018 By Jacqueline Coleman BT ContributorOne of my favorite wine holidays happens every year in April. All proper wine lovers should know that April 17 is Malbec World Day, and a day that is widely celebrat ed in the country that has put Malbec on the map: Argentina. Because we have many Argentines living here in South Florida, its only and party like a real wine-o Argentino. Plus it means having an excuse to drink all the Malbec we want on a Tuesday this year. Argentina loves wine so much that it was designated as the countrys National Drink by the government back in 2010, grape of this beautiful pais A must-drink with lomo a la parilla Malbec is a big red wine that varies in its expression but is usually noted by its deep purple color and the purple-blue it leaves on your lips and teeth after a few glasses. But dont let the possibility of purple wine lips deter you from indulging in a night of Malbec, because this wine has an exciting and lively personality you dont want to ignore, much like the country where it is produced. As someone who has traveled extensively across Argentina, I can attest to just how colorful the country is from the streets of La Boca in Buenos Aires to the red rock deserts surrounding the Salta wine region in the north. Similarly, Malbecs from Argentina are just as beautifully diverse. To try one is not to try them all. I experienced this even as I tasted this months wines, all of which proved to be unique. Here are some notes on wines to try as we celebrate Malbec World Day. Out of the six wines tasted, there were two overwhelming crowd favorites. The 2016 Diseo Old Vine Malbec and the young 2017 Portillo Malbec displayed the best expressions of the varietal; each with deep purple hues and some smoky spice on the nose. Diseo the glass. In true New World fashion, these are fruit-forward wines, with dried cranberries and blackberries coming alive on the palate. The prize for a fuller but both would be a suitable accompaniment to a tenderloin on the grill. Bodegas Belgrano makes a Malbec that hits you with a bold nose. Licorice and black pepper tease you with their intrigue before you even take a sip. Once bleeding into a fruit-forward jammy mix of strong mulled black and blueberries and some cranberry. At the lower end of the price spectrum, this wine has a decent structure and a bit of weight for a The 2016 Ruta 22 Malbec exhibited a lighter form of this grape, with a ruby red color in the glass. Fresh raspberries, cher ries, and some blackberries dance around your tongue, but no tannins or acidity hold up the wine under pressure. I would save this wine for an afternoon aperitivo. The winery behind the 2016 Don Miguel Gascn Malbec has been making wine in Mendoza, Argentina since 1884. You may recognize the popular purple label. In the glass, Gascn has a beautiful magenta color, and notes of plum and mocha on the nose. This is a light Malbec that left me craving a bit more structure if Im going to include it with a juicy steak dinner. The wine is very dry with mild tannins, which makes it a perfect choice for some cheese and charcuterie. For something a little bit different, try the 2017 Phebus MMC The MMC stands for Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet. Predominately Malbec, at 70 percent, and 15 percent each of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine seemed to have a bit more complexity than some of the other 100 percent Malbecs in the group. There was a strong structure associated with this wine, and low acidity and tannins. With more pepper and mineral scents wafting into the nose from the glass, the wine itself is still fruit-forward, with some plum and dark berries taking over inside the mouth. In order to be listed as a single varietal in Argentina, a wine must contain 80 percent of that varietal, so Phebus MMC misses being labeled a Malbec by ten percent. However, at an economical level, this blend represents the country well. Feedback: firstname.lastname@example.org Diseo Old Vine Malbec is $9.99 and Don Miguel Gascn Malbec is $10.99 at the North Miami Beach ABC Fine Wine & Spirits (16355 Biscayne Blvd., 305-944-6525).The North Miami Total Wine & More (14750 Biscayne Blvd., 305-354-3270) carries Ruta 22 for $11.99 and Phebus Malbec MMC for $9.49. Whole Foods Market in North Miami (305-892-5505) carries Bodegas Belgrano for $8.99. 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April 2018 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com 71 Columnists: DISHMiamis Food Scene Suffers Big LossesFood news we know you can useBy Geoffrey Anderson Jr. and Dianne Rubin BT ContributorsOur last column ended on a positive note: We were hopeful that the lack of recent restaurant closures would be an ongoing trend. Unfortunately, that didnt happen. In the past month, Miamis dining scene was hit hard. Wynwood, Midtown Miami, and other neighborhoods suffered big-name losses, including some surprises. One of the most sudden closures: the Philadelphia-based duo of Federal Donuts and Dizengoff Coming off a successful chef take over event for South Beach Wine & Food Festival, the Michael Solomonov concepts called it quits not too long after the celebra tion. Social media posts blamed the ongoing construction on the restaurants street, and Wynwood was a ghost town day and night. Another shocker was Proof Miami The pizza and pasta palace from chef Justin Flit (ex-Bourbon Steak) also announced its departure on Instagram after three and a half years of business. Unlike Dizengoff and Federal Donuts, however, the announcement came with day of operation, the Midtown restaurant enjoyed huge crowds that clamored for one last taste of Proofs burger, oxtail pizza, and crab angel hair pasta. Jugofresh the Miami juice empire, abruptly shuttered all of its locations, including its stores inside Whole Foods across the city. Long before cold-pressed juices and acai bowls were a thing here, Jugofresh was leading the charge. Owner Matthew Sherman cited a number of reasons for the business decision, such as ing perishable products. Brooklyn pizzeria Robertas bade the Design District farewell, too. It completed its temporary run at Palm Court stint at Ultra Music Festival. Customers hoping for a permanent Robertas location will need to keep waiting. There are no current plans to open one in Miami. Finally, Antica Mare in Shorecrest ceased operations and saddened patrons who loved the authentic Italian cuisine. No but were willing to bet that the establish ments obscure location (but with great al fresco views of Biscayne Bay) was a factor. OPENINGS Not all news is bad news, though. Sevincludes one of Miamis food halls. St. Roch Market (140 NE 39th St.) in the Design District is off to a successful start with rave reviews for its robust food lineup that includes everything from sushi and fried chicken to seafood and vegan pastries. If you havent already, make it a point to visit Itamae some of our favorite bites at the food hall. Popular Cuban food chain Sergios is trying its hand at the fast-casual market with Sergios Cuban Caf + Grill (1821 NE 123rd St., 305-702-7211) in North Miami. This offshoot puts customers in charge of the menu. Guests can create their own bowls featuring mojo-roasted pork, braised shredded beef, and other Latin staples. And of course, guests can also nosh on Cuban sandwiches and sip on Cuban coffee. More than 20 additional locations are expected to open through Miami-Dade and Broward counties in the coming years. The former Bocce space in Midtown has a new tenant: Skorpios (3252 NE 1st Ave., 786-329-5905). The pastas of yore have been replaced by Greek and Mediter octopus, lamb souvlaki, and baklava. Former Mandolin Aegean Bistro chef Erhan Ozkaya is leading the kitchen, which is bolstered by a playful cocktail program. New Yorks (19565 Bis cayne Blvd. #1944, 786-920-0989) at Aventura Mall is another restaurant that has opened to big fanfare. The Italian signature pies have made the trek south, giving patrons many reasons to salivate. This is going to sound weird, but visit the you might see a celebrity. Trust us on this. Speaking of celebrities and Aventura Mall, Food Network star Ayesha Curry is set to make her mark in the shopping center as well. Shes teaming with chef Michael Mina to open up a barbecue restaurant dubbed International Smoke (19501 Bis cayne Blvd.) this summer. Details are sparse at the moment, but guests can expect glob ally inspired dishes like curried cornbread, smoked burrata, and charcoal-grilled lobster. Geoffrey Anderson Jr. and Dianne Rubin are co-founders of Miami Food Pug, an award-winning South Florida food blog that fuses the couples love of dogs and food. Send us your tips and alerts: email@example.com Feedback: firstname.lastname@example.org Courtesy of SeranaSerana pasta: From NYC to Aventura Mall.
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