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12 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com May 2018 rrfntb nrrfrrrrrrf rr ffrrrftt rttttr rrrtrfrfft rfntbrrr rbr rnrrrr frrfr ffrr frrfrr ntbrrttr rrrrrr fnrnfrrrtr rttrfrt ntbfrtbnbnb ttbbftt rrtrrfntbfrrttrrr rnrrf ntbrrrr frrrrr frrrnbnnnb frr rrrnfrnr rrftt rrr fnftrrnrrrrf rrff rrfrfntbrrtbr No One Sells Miami Better!PROPERTIES EXCLUSIVELY FOR SALE BY THE JACK CODEN GROUP of rfntbnffrbnfn Death a Coincidence?It was sad to read about the long slow deterioration and death of Jake the orangutan in his Jungle Island pen (Cagey Business, April 2018). As Francisco Alvarado and Erik Bojnansky reported, the powers that be may have deemed his death something to hush up, but they misjudge the publics affection and sympathy for Jake and other animals Jake reportedly suffered from a respiratory infection, something to which great apes in captivity are especially prone, according to the expert in the question: Did the park take steps to protect the animals from the ongoing construction dust? Look at the timing. Construction began last fall. Jake began to show symptoms last fall. Coincidence? Also, why didnt the staff call in orangutan specialists as Jake grew sicker by the week? None of the staff, and not veterinarian sister (if one goes by her online research topics) appears to be orangutan experts. Yet there does exist the Orangutan Conservancy Veteri locations. No mention of it having been Allyson Ware TallahasseeHUD for Hippopotamus Of Course!Excellent reporting by Francisco Alvarado and Erik Bojnansky in Cagey Business. Nice to learn something about the early days of Miamis exotic animal displays. Pretty creepy. These Barnums of the Beasts remind me of the [Karen Russell] novel Swamplandia a bit, though without the mysterious Everglades. And there was even a suspicious deal with Jungle Island that would have made Donald Trump proud: Howd they manage to get a $25 million loan from the Depart ment of Housing and Urban Development? For housing animals? Get outta here. Jonathan Talbott WynwoodNot So CaptivatedDoes anyone else notice the paradox of Jungle Island hanging onto most of its animals while rebranding itself as an ad venture park jammed with mega trampo lines, aerial rope courses, a skydiving wind visual and noise adventure byproducts that may stress those animals? Dr. Bernard Levine, who used to run an exotic animal breeding facility, says in the Cagey Business article that he understands the argument that wild animals fare better in the wild. Yet he the argument that seeing the animals triggers awareness and empathy for the creatures. He even suggests that if could have ended whaling. Really? hunting (except maybe in Moby Dick ), and the zoo experience hasnt brought an end to whale hunting or any other kind of hunting. In fact, dont some zoos and exotic breeders still sell their surplus to domestic safari hunts like those hunt lodges in Texas? that ness to everything from sport hunting to reduced meat consumption. Think The Fox and the Hound or Babe or The Cove Its simply nauseating to think about people like Bernard Levine and getting rich off these crude sideshows. Richard Diaz-Cordoba Miami Slow Down and ListenBrava to Blanca Mesa on encouraging developing some connection to Biscayne Bay and other water or land around us of Action, April 2018). I had only been in Miami a few years when Cristo wrapped our islands. I had never been in a helicopter, so I sprang for the aerial view. That was my Oh my! moment. listen, observe, learn, and engage through groups doing the heavy lifting to protect our Earth and attempt to reverse the damage weve already done. Steve Hagen AtlantaNo Non-Residents at Our Library, PleaseJohn Ise must not have lived here long enough to remember what a nightmare it available to the general public (Brockway Library and Beyond, April 2018).Commentary: LETTERS Continued on page 14

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14 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com May 2018 resulted in free daycare for non-residents at the library. The number of children without adult supervision was a burden to the staff. The sheer numbers created a loud and unruly situation for residents who use the library in its limited building space. The popular programs, especially for children, are well attended by residents, and we do not have space for non-residents. Ise is right when he says it was by public library system. Pamela Michels Miami ShoresNo, Really, Itll Be GreatMr. John Ises Brockway Library article is The article makes me want even more to visit Brockway Library, an excursion Ive already planned with my granddaughter, The article touches on reciprocal borrowing, an idea whose time has come for Brockway, from what I gather in the article. As a 30-year employee of the plus branch system outweigh any possible negatives, that honestly I cant see. The workload for the staff of ten at Brockway would not be unlike that of any slight increase in workload might take Mickey Garrote Miami ShoresLetters About Letters About LettersIn response to the letter from Fred Jonas (Letters About Letters, April 2018), I would like to reference the following from the Electronic Frontier Foundation: Anonymous communications have an important place in our political and has ruled repeatedly that the right to anonymous free speech is protected by the First Amendment. It is my belief that agreeing to, as Mr. Jonas put it, publish a letter without insisting the writer publicly identify himself follows the principle and intention of the First Amendment. Yes, many people may agree with the anonymous letter published by Biscayne Times (In Miami, Cubans Are Exiles, but Other Immigrants Are Refugees, March 2018), and there are probably as many who do not. The letter writer may have requested anonymity due to concern over backlash by some dissenters through social media or worse. Given the environment in which we live, I wholly understand the request to be published anonymously. Perhaps I am wrong about the motive or intention of the writers choice, but I respect the fact that he or she is entitled to privacy and free speech. Keep up the great work, Biscayne Times on covering our community. Joan L. Dunn Miami ShoresThat Would Be One Colossal Yard SignJohn Ise in his article Tribalism Rears Its Ugly Head (March 2018) does not quite appear to unearth its roots. amenable (other than it being too long) to a sign that reads (or at least conveys the spirit of) the following: because you stand up for gender equality, including equal rights for LGBT all over the world. You stand up for the right of children to a childhood that does not in volve being molested, married off, having their genitals mutilated, or beliefs forced upon them. You stand up for freedom of speech, meaning all speech, espe cially speech you might not like. You are against the mistreatment of all animals, including human beings. You oppose dis crimination on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, and religion. You reject and oppose any belief excuses, or remains silent on, thereby tacitly condoning, such discrimination. Irina Martinez MiamiMilking the Public CowAs described by David Villano (In Quatisha Oguntoyinbo-Rashad, chief of the citys Environmental Resources Division, apparently thinks she works for the City of Opa-Locka, not Miami. Either that or shes just another exam ple of a bureaucratic wonk who believes her job is to follow policy, push paper, and milk the public cow until retirement, when she can cash in on that pension. DC Copeland Miami ShoresCommentary: LETTERS LettersContinued from page 12

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16 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com May 2018 rffnrrr fnnrtff bbb fffntbn nn ntbbtt b bb nbnfnb ftbb bbt bbbbbb nWe are rrf b nntbfbfbtb nn ntbbb fbbbb nnbnn nbtbtbb tbbtf bbbbn nfbf bbb tbtbbbb bbb tbn nbtfbb bbbbr bbnnn ntbtb tbbbbbb bb bb nnbnb nb rbbbbb tbb bbbbn nn nrtb tbbbbf bb bf bn nnnb nb tbbb btbt f bfb bfb Commentary: MIAMIS KING What You Can Buy With $75 MillionThe governorship of Florida, no experience requiredRick Scott via TwitterBy Jack King BT ContributorOur midterm elections here in America are still six months away, and I have no doubt there will be quite a lot of politics fatigue before we get to November. Normally, midterm elections are somewhat dry and boring, but I have a feeling that will not be the case this time around. I had decided to take a break from writ ing about politics and to write instead about good things and good people in Florida and America, but when we have crooked politi important to keep our eye on the political ball before they steal everything from us we have politicians working for us like Don the Con and Dumpster Rick. I expect to take some heat for not keeping BT readers as well informed as I much information out there, much of it questionable. And with the news media Its also not easy to keep you up to date when we publish on a monthly basis, but were doing the best we can. much (avoiding the malignant Tallahassee facts that should make you squirm. Corporation of America. It was a hot time for medical businesses, and they were being bought out left and right. this venture (now called Columbia HCA), and went on to others, wheeling and dealing in the medical business. bought a controlling interest in and then sold several other health-care companies, always making money. Then, in late 1997, investigators vice, and the Department of Health and doctors with ties to the company. to resign as president. Four months later the board of directors pressured him to resign as chairman of the company. He raked in a $10 million golden parachute that also left him with ownership of ten million shares of stock worth more than $350 million. Not bad for an amateur crook. In 2003, the feds collected from Co and penalties to settle multiple charges of never charged, though much of the criminal activity occurred while he ran the company. Isnt this a great county? If a poor guy robs a 7-eleven of $30 and a six-pack, he goes to jail for two years. If your healthcare corporation steals a billion dollars in taxpayer money, they let you buy a very nice house in Naples, with wealthy neigh bors wholl play golf with you. ing his money in other large medical which specialized in urgent-care centers. The company became the target of an employment discrimination lawsuit, taken in the case, which was settled out of court for an undisclosed sum. kept making money, and maintained his mansion in super-rich Naples. If you remove the maids and gardeners, Naples just might be the wealthiest town in the world. making millions from home, so he decided to run for governor. It is most unusual to run for governor of a major state as quickly found that no one would give him money maybe because he knew red-blooded American with $500 million would do: He wrote himself a check for Not worrying about money, he wandered around the state and put up lots of TV and radio ads. Looking back now, it seems obvious he didnt have a platform or even a campaign plan. Democrats thought he was funny and not much of a challenge. Republicans thought he was just weird, but when they found out that he had that much money, they jumped onboard. And now the Rickster wants to be a secondly, you actually have to know some thing about governing. If you want to get elected, you need to convince people that you can actually accomplish something. Oh well, I guess that stealing money in corporate America can be considered a job skill. Feedback: letters@biscaynetimes.com Birds of a Feather...

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18 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com May 2018 Our Sponsors: MAY 2018 BT ContributorMothers Day is just around the corner, and so are the Biscayne Corridor establishments offering to help you celebrate the wonderfulness of Moms. La Fontana (10990 Biscayne Blvd., 786-2108837) kicks off May with a combined Grand Opening and Cinco de Mayo celebration. All the tenants are participating, including Frida Luna Mexican Food, Chez Georges Miami, Dunkin Donuts, Biscayne Nail and Beauty Bar, and Complete Nutrition. Kids will have access to plenty of slime, balloons, and for more details. The ribbon cutting is at Money is no object when it comes to Mom, ideally. You want to give her the best, of course, but your wallet may why not take advantage of this great Mothers Day deal from Dr. Valeria Soltanik Dental (2999 NE offering 50% off a Philips Zoom professional whitening treatment if you merely mention the BT The $200 special is make an appointment, so make that call soon. Then take your savings and buy even more gifts for Mom or the other special women in your life. Consider using that windfall to treat Mom at can shop to her hearts content; enjoy her choice of drinks, food, and music; and maybe end the day with a sweet sunset cruise. In the MiMo District, Mothers Day at 305-759-3117) begins at noon with live for Mother are 10% off, which is great, but also reserve a spot on May 25 and French and Brazilian classics from Brel, Nougaro, Gainsbourg, Buarque, Veloso, Gil, Lobo, and more. Or maybe shell prefer the contemporary bistro fare at Mothers Day menu includes champagne, appetizers, soup, entre, dessert, coffee $50/person meal is limited, so call for reservations. And remember, when you mention the BT you get treated to a complimentary glass of wine, all month long. For Gallic comestibles deliciously on visiting another new advertiser, the highly praised, notably low-priced C Si such inventive dishes as roasted chicken breast with mashed pumpkin and chestnut, or sauted lobster tail in vanilla cream with pilaf rice, asparagus, and mushrooms. Its served in a comfortable yet stylish space designed by Christopher Petitjean. Feel free to make good use of the restaurants happy hour, Tuesdays when a glass of wine or beer served with a chefs selection of snacks is only $12. The (1100 is dedicating its May 13 brunch to mothers with a special buffet that includes unlimited mimosas and a champagne bar for $65 per person. Happy hour, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, is a bit more economical. All items are only $9 and include signature cocktails and small plates, such as lobster taquitos and chicken lollipops. The beautiful sunsets are free. Mom was always there for you, and now its time to be there for her. But you have a couple of kids in school and a job you cant leave. How does the sandwich generation handle it? They learn to ask for help. (1380 NE Continued on page 20BizBuzz Sales, special events, and more from the people who make Biscayne Times possible

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22 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com May 2017 Not Just for Tourists Anymore

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Bayside Marketplace has 88,500 new residential neighbors. If only a fraction of them would visit...BY ERIK BOJNANSKYPHOTOS BY ANDRIANA MEREUTA

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24 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com May 2018 On a bright morning at Bayside Marketplace in downtown Miami, Pamela Weller is wearing a broad smile. Shes not soaking up the sun like other visitors to the sprawling day of her workweek, and as Baysides general manager, shes happy to play tour guide around her workplace. Youre a Miami person and you havent eaten at Bubba Gump? she exclaims, referring to the seafood chain res taurant located at Baysides front entrance at 401 Biscayne Boulevard. Its super cute! It revolves around the Forrest Gump movie, and when you sit down, they ask you trivia about the movie, like what three sports For rest Gump played, and all that stuff. A native of Columbus, Ohio, Weller still roots for Buckeyes football yet is passionate about Miami. I think if you dont love Miami, you should leave, she declares, still smiling. I love the culture here. Whenever I go somewhere else and its not as culturally enthusiastic, I cant wait to get home. During Wellers tenure as GM, which started in 2003, her employers have changed three times. She was hired under the Rouse Company, which built the shopping center, with the citys assistance, back in 1987. She started working for GGP (Gen eral Growth Properties) when it took over Bayside following the companys acquisi tion of Rouse in 2004 for $12.4 billion. By January 2016, her new boss was Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp., a private City that paid $196 million for a 49 per cent stake in Bayside. As part of the deal, Ashkenazy now calls the shots at Bayside. Yet through it all, Weller has remained at the helm, regularly surveying a property that encompasses around 140 restaurants, bars, and stores, 1300 parking spaces, and a pavilion with a stage where local musicians play live music and visitors often dance, sometimes while holding a cocktail. Baysides territory also includes an octagon-shaped building dating from sometime in the 1960s that, since September 1993, has served as home for a Hard Rock Caf. Bayside also surrounds a 130-slip marina, Miamarina, operated by the City of Miami. I walk around every day, says Weller. She doesnt walk it alone. As many as 23 million people visit Bayside every year, she says. The majority of Baysides visitors are tourists, mainly people ferried from cruise ships docking nearby at Port Miami. Bayside also gets plenty of crowds from events taking place at Bayfront Park or the American Airlines Arena, espe cially when the Miami Heat win. And, Weller says, theres a regular downtown contingent. During a walkabout, she mentions the growing number of people wandering the waterfront an hour before lunch. She beams: Not too many shopping centers where you can come at this hour and see this amount of people. But this tour isnt about the crowds. Weller wants to show off the completed por tions of an ongoing $27 million renovation of the 31-year-old shopping center, where more than 2000 people earn paychecks. She points out the new paint jobs, hurricane-resistant polyurethane roofs The majority of Baysides visitors are tourists, mainly people ferried from cruise ships. Continued on page 26

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26 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com May 2018 dozens of countries, computerized kiosk displays, the standardized signs, and brand-new booths also known as retail merchandising units for small merchants. Most of these changes have been made at Baysides north building, adjacent to the centers parking garage, and give the structure a more modern look than the circa-1980s style that still dominates Baysides south building. Within the Mercado area, where a large circular Pier 5 sign looms overhead, Weller draws attention toopen space. Three retail stalls were removed from here, allowing a clear view of the outside world. We opened it up to downtown Miami and Biscayne Boulevard, she says. Its pretty exciting. Thats just the beginning. By the end of this year, she adds, work will begin on the south building, particularly within its somewhat desolate food court on handful of eateries and some small shops. The design of these interior improvements is still being worked out by architect Bernard Zyscovich, Weller says, although theyre exploring a simpler food court concept. And plans are in the works to expand the centers parking garage, with an additional 448 parking spaces as well as linear retail along Biscayne Boulevard. Still, the expansion at Bayside Mar ketplace pales in comparison to what real estate developer Jeff Berkowitz has pro posed adjacent to the shopping center on a 1.9-acre surface parking lot for Miamarina.Berkowitz, who built the Miami Childrens Museum and charter school on Watson Island, has claimed hell construct a $430 million, 1040-foot-tall tower designed by Arquitectonicas Bernardo Fort-Brescia that will include a bungee jumping platform, a Sky Drop in which passengers plunge 360 degree views of the Miami and Miami Beach skylines, and bars, restaurants, and meeting spaces. Berkowitz has described it as a vertical amusement park. Most people, though, compare it to a hairpin. I call it the inverted toe-nail clipper, laughs Miami-Dade County Commissioner Xavier Suarez, a former mayor of the City of Miami and father of current Mayor Francis Suarez. The property that Bayside and Miamarina now occupy, and that Skyrise may stand on in the future, is owned by the City of Miami. In August 2014, 71 percent of Miamis voters who bothered to cast ballots in a special referendum supported the construction of Skyrise. That same referendum also amended the Bayside Marketplace lease for the fourth time since 1985. Among other things, it extended the lease to November 30, 2060, with options for renewal all the way up to November 30, 2113, a time when many scientists believe that most of coastal Florida will be submerged during high tides. The amended lease requires that a series of improvements be made at Bayside Marketplace that would range between $27 and $35 million, to be paid for by the leasehold owners. Bayside Marketplaces operators (at the time it was just GGP) also gave $10 million to the city following the referendums pas sage, as well as a $350,000 check that was transferred to the Liberty City Trust, a the City of Miami that seeks to create economic development in Liberty City. Bayside MarketplaceContinued from page 24 Continued on page 28The 130-slip marina, Miamarina, is owned and operated by the City of Miami.

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28 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com May 2018 Baysides minimum base rent to the City of Miami also increased from $1 mil lion to $1.5 million per year. Of that rent, cayne Bay Land Acquisition Trust Fund managed by the State of Florida for the purpose of buying waterfront land along the bay or river. It was that fund which provided most of the money needed for the city to purchase the 1.2 acres of riverfront land in the Upper Eastside now called Manatee Bend. (See Linked Parks for Little River, February 2017.) And the lease also stipulated that Baysides operators give $350,000 to the Miami Bayside Foundation, a nonsmall businesses owned by women and minorities in the City of Miami, as well as scholarships for minority business students, in the year following the referendum. Thereafter, the $350,000 amount increases by two percent each year. There are stipulations for the Skyrise tower, too. Berkowitz is to build infrastructure improvements for Miamarina, construct a new dockmaster facility for the marina, and pay the city $700,000 once con struction on the tower starts in order to compensate the city for the loss of revenue during the construction process. And once the tower is built, Skyrise is to give the city $1.05 million per year in rent plus an additional $200,000 annually to be allocated to the Liberty City Trust. A large chunk of the Skyrise construction budget, around $270 million, is expected to come from foreigners interested in immigrating to the United States. Known as EB-5, this federal visa program grants wealthy individuals and their families green cards if they invest at least $500,000 in a venture that provides at least ten long-term jobs. Back in February 2015, Jeffrey Berkowitz told The Real Deal that he was recruiting 540 investors through the EB-5 program. The website www. skyrisemiamieb5.com touts the projects EB-5 credentials. And according to an April 8 article in the Qatar-based Gulf Times Skyrise representatives presented Miamis Eiffel tower to a delegation of the Qatari Businessmen Association during their visit to Miami last month. The EB-5 program could be terminated on September 30, however, unless its extended by Congress, and it isnt clear how much money Berkowitz has raised to date. The demolition of Miamarinas existing dockmaster station, mean while, is at least three months behind schedule. Berkowitz also has yet to begin construction of a superstruc ture strong enough to support the observation towers immense weight. Neither Berkowitz, nor any representatives at his company returned calls from the BT Nor did anyone at Legends, an entertainment company that owns the New York Yankees and the Dallas Cowboys, and that will reportedly help Berkowitz build and run the project. Sheila Black, executive director of the Liberty City Trust, says shes also been calling Berkowitzs company to will begin. So far, theres no date. They were hoping to break ground in March, she tells the BT later adding: The Skyrise project is important because it allows us to have dollars to invest in small businesses in Liberty City. Those investments will come in the form of low-interest loans for business owners to perform renovations on their retail spaces, she explains. Pamela Weller is sure Skyrise is going to happen, noting that Berkowitz I think [Skyrise] is a game-changer, not just for the shopping center but for the CBD, the Central Business District, she says, referring to the downtown area where Bayside is situated.Bayside Marketplace was intended to be a game-changer, too. Its construction on public parkland was championed by Miamis mayor at the time, Maurice Ferr, who was sure the project would help revive a part of Miami that had been in a slump since the late 1960s. Ferr thinks the gambit worked. Bayside, along with publicly supported downtown projects like the Adrienne Arsht Center, the AA Arena, and Museum Park helped spark private development within greater downtown Miami. In the process, Bayside helped reverse the trend of people heading to the suburbs, he argues. Whats a downtown for, except for high-density projects, which is exactly what we were looking for, Ferr says today. Its either that or we have urban sprawl. The history of Miami-Dade County is urban sprawl. The counter to that is density. During its existence, Bayside has had its ups and downs. Although the shopping year, the Rouse Company reportedly lost $1.3 million during that inaugural year, when GGP was on the verge of bank ruptcy in 2009, just four years after it acquired Rouse, the company considered selling its entire interest in the mall. As for the Miami Bayside Foundation, there was a period when it wasnt handing out loans or scholarships at all. 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30 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com May 2018 Still, the density that Ferr desired is here. Greater downtown Miami is home to an astonishing 88,540 people, according to an April 2017 Downtown Development Authority (DDA) report. Its a place where the average household income is $97,671 a year. And with 36 active residential projects now under construction, it continues to grow. The question will be whether Bayside Marketplace taps into this new energy. Or will it always be dependent on tourists?A century ago the area where Bayside Marketplace now stands was underwater. The water came up to where is now the eastern lane of Biscayne Boulevard, says Paul HistoryMiami museum and a BT con tributor. Todays Museum Park and the of Miami, then run by Henry Flaglers Florida East Coast Railroad. By 1920 the citys population boomed to 30,000 people and its elected leaders decided to expand the bayfront. After a couple of years of eminent domain litigation with the FEC Railroad, the city bought 65 acres of mostly submerged land from the company for $1.2 million in 1922. Then they turned on the pumps, dredged up bay bottom the city dedicated Bayfront Park. But it wasnt all greenery. A chunk of the north end of Bayfront Park was a public port called Pier 5. [Pier 5] was designed to be a pier where you could moor a lot of charter mind, one of the most important things in that era was taking advantage of an exotic location. Aside from the subtropical weather, Pier 5 took advantage of a popular Pier 5. But even for tourists who didnt adds. Theyd go there to look at the incredibly active place. Tour boats also operated out of Pier 5. Many of those tours would connect with so-called Indian villages, George says. At these villages, tourists would watch Indian men wrestle alligators and watch as Indian women wove colorful clothing. The villagers were usually Miccosukee employed by the tour services. For someone who lived in New Jersey back in the Twenties or Thirties, George says, seeing a live Indian was a big deal. Mike Simpsons family began operat ing the Island Queen tours from Pier 5 in the late 1940s. We were doing sightsee ing tours with some of the neighboring islands and Biscayne Bay, says Simpson, age 43, who continues to run the Island Queen tours from the Miamarina. By the late 1960s, Pier 5s popularity had waned so badly the city closed it, and hired local architect Alfred Browning Parker to develop a new concept. Continued on page 32 Bayside MarketplaceContinued from page 28 Pier 5 circa 1950 as photographed by Bob East: It was an incredibly active place.Photo courtesy of HistoryMiami, 1983-026-13

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32 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com May 2018 (Besides being renowned for constructing modernist-style homes, Parker designed the Coconut Grove Playhouse.) In 1971, Pier 5 reopened as Miamarina, but it was a failure. It never took off as a popular destination, George says. The reason, he explains, was not necessarily Miamarinas design, although the historian admits he hates the name Parker bestowed on it. Instead, it was because many of Miamis middle-class residents, especially those living along the Biscayne Corridor, were migrating to the suburbs. Stores, restaurants, and other businesses followed them usually toward enclosed, air-conditioned malls. Downtown had so much competition, George says. Not just from the suburbs, but shopping centers. Simpson remembers his childhood days at Miamarina during the late 1970s and early 1980s. Back then, Hard Rocks future home housed two restaurants, Terrace, both of them popular with locals and boaters. It was all just one big park, Bayfront Park, he recalls. And in spite of the downtown areas reputation, Miamarina was a fairly safe place, at least until sunset. Says Simpson: There was a saying when I was a kid: Get out .After visiting Boston in 1976, Maurice Ferr says he realized what Miami needed for a downtown revival: a waterfront shopping center. I went up to Boston at the invitation of my friend Mayor [Kevin] White, who was the mayor there for 17 years, says Ferr, who was Miamis mayor from 1973 to 1985. He was about to inaugurate this Rouse project at Faneuil Hall. Faneuil Hall, a brick market building built in 1741 and owned by Bostons redevelopment agency, was renovated and reopened by the Rouse Company. I was impressed, he says. Founded by James Rouse in 1933, the Rouse Company built affordable housing and shopping malls throughout the United States. Rouse was renowned for its festival marketplaces like Faneuil Hall, Harborplace in Baltimore, and South Street Seaport in New York City that encouraged social gathering and a mix of small and large businesses. I thought it was the kind of project that would seed development in the future, Ferr recalls, which, of course, it did. But not without debate. Some years later, in 1984, the city worked out a deal with the Rouse Company and its local business partners (including developer Armando Codina, banker Raul Masvidal, and Miami Times publisher Garth Reeves) to build a $93 million retail complex that was then called the Bayside Specialty Center. The city kicked in $16 million to build the parking garage and $4 million preparing the site, as a Herald article put it. Those preparations included demolish ing the 1942 Municipal Auditorium to make room for the garage and dredging up additional bay bottom for the shopping centers foundation. Because the land Bayside occupied demanded that part of the rent the city special fund managed by the governor and his cabinet that would be used to obtain additional waterfront parkland. (It wouldnt be used until April 2011, when the city spent nearly all of the money in the fund, $473,000, to buy Manatee Bend for $590,000.) The Rouse Company, in turn, agreed to pay a minimum base rent of $325,000 Bayside Marketplace Continued from page 30 Continued on page 34 Tourists and locals alike enjoy and dance to the music of live bands daily, for free.

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34 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com May 2018 Baysides net income. By the seventh year, the minimum rent would reach $1 million. Rouse also contributed $1 million toward architect Isamu Noguchis redesign of what remained of Bayfront Park. But most of all, Rouse agreed to recruit minority business owners as tenants, use minority-owned companies and employees as contractors, and create the Miami Bayside Foundation to provide low-interest loans for small businesses. When it opened in 1987, 49 percent of the small businesses were owned by women and minorities, many of them black or Hispanic. Donna Garvey has worked in various businesses at Bayside Marketplace since members, the place was extremely busy. It was like going to a club, remembers Garvey, who now works at Comics!, a former comicbook store that now operates as a souvenir shop. There were so many people here. At lunchtime, it used to be so crowded. Xavier Suarez, who was mayor of Miami when Bayside was being built and opened, says the shopping center was built on time and within budget. Nevertheless, there were hiccups. Opening day was nearly discovered that their own city didnt have the proper insurance coverage for the thousands of people watching an aquatic parade from Miamarina, Suarez remembers. The city also spent thousands of the Bay and Dockside Terrace for non-payment of rent. Then there was Miamarina. While Bayside was being built by Rouse, the city invested another $1.5 million giving the marina a facelift, only to diswork, the pilings were unstable, and the decks were either uneven or fragile. The city had the fall of 1997. The Miami Bayside Foundation didnt work as planned, either, in spite from each of Miamis city commissionmembers. Except for a $300,000 check to Miami-Dade College for the creation of scholarships, theres no evidence that the group gave away any other money prior to the year 2010. I had to disassemble the whole thing and put the whole thing back together, declares Bob Powers, an Upper Eastside activist who chaired the Miami Bayside Foundation from 2009 to 2012. Powers and a new board Wynn. Because Wynn refused to cooperate with the new board, Powers and other board members had to visit several Miami banks with a lawyers letter from Bay side. During their scavenger hunt, board members discovered that $1 million in cash was spread out among several non-interest-earn ing bank accounts, each holding less than $100,000. Nathan Kurland, who was appointed to the foundations board in 2010, says that the Miami Bayside Foundations a boarded-up garage in Overtown. You cant make this stuff up, he jokes. Kurland, now the founda tions chairman, says its still not known exactly how much money once the $1 million was recovered, the board set about immediately handing out loans of $50,000 each to small businesses owned by women and minorities. Bayside MarketplaceContinued from page 32 901 S FEDERAL HIGHWAY I HALLANDALE BEACH 954.454.7000 I GULFSTREAMPARK.COM r fn tb nnbnnbb The second-oor food court was once bustling, but today it is a forlorn space in need of reinvention. Baysides north building has undergone renovations to give it a more modern look. Continued on page 36

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36 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com May 2018 In the seven years since Wynn was replaced by Kathleen Murphy as execu tive director, 68 loans to small businesses in the City of Miami totaling more than $2.8 million have been made, and 747 scholarships worth $5.8 million were awarded. Instead of relying on money from Bayside, the foundation now holds fundraisers. It also holds small-business workshops. Bayside Marketplaces Pamela Weller points out that the foundation has received awards, and indeed, the U.S. Small Business Administra tion recognized the founda tion as Floridas Community Partner of the Year, according to a March 30 Florida Trend report. Its probably one of the best boards in the city, Weller proclaims. But what about the boards perforknowledges. So, you know, from every valley comes a mountain. We prefer not to look backward but to move forward.Prince Logan is looking forward, too. For the past year, Logan has been general manager of Baysides Hard Rock Caf. And for the past two years, he says, the Hard Rock Caf international chain of restaurants, hotels, and casinos owned by Floridas Seminole Tribe since 2006 has gone through a leadership overhaul. For Baysides Hard Rock Caf, this means capital improvements ranging from modernizing the kitchen to replacing the 65-foot-tall electric guitar that was knocked down by Hurricane Wilma 12 years ago. We hope to have it back up this summer, he says. Logan is also determined to bring more locals to the caf by promoting live music acts, bringing in more local craft beers, and televising live Miami Heat games. While happy to receive the thousands of tourists and Heat game attendees that Bayside helps attracts, Logan says hes studied the books and knows that the restaurant cant depend solely on them. In 2012, when the Heat was at its height with Lebron James, the whole did well with sales, he says. But it kind of went down after that. The situation wasnt helped by in spectors shutting down the restaurant in November 2016 after noting health code violations, which were quickly corrected. However, Logan is hardly alone in describ ing Bayside as primarily a tourist destina tion much as Pier 5 was a magnet for Bayside is targeted for tourists, says Jeremy Larkin, president of NAI Miami Commercial Real Estate, adding: Theres a lot of touristy products, a lot of touristy services and restaurants. Weller recognizes that 65 percent of Baysides crowds are tourists. Were the number-one tourist destination in the city, she says. Still, she insists, Bayside gets its fair share of people from the new residen tial towers, as well as from the 212,000 locals who work or visit the downtown Weller says, Bayside has built partnerships with the Adrienne Arsht Center in Omni and the Gusman Center on Flagler Street. But this isnt the late 1980s or even the 1990s. Bayside Marketplace has plenty of competition. According to the Miami DDAs April 2017 retail report, there is already 7.3 million square feet of retail within greater downtown Miami. At least another 725,000 square feet of retail is projected to come online with ongoing mega projects like Miami Worldcenter and MiamiCentral Station. Jeremy Larkin of NAI Miami Commercial Real Estate says downtown area residents are more likely to visit retail closer to their condo units than hoof it over to Bayside, which is separated from most of the downtown area by eight lanes of Indeed, Bayside Marketplaces separation from the downtown area may be more than eight lanes wide. Alisha Marks Tischler, spokeswoman for the Miami DDA, declined to speak to the BT about Bayside Marketplace, noting that the agencys board hasnt taken any position on the ongoing renovation or the proposed Skyrise tower. We arent really involved with Bayside, she states via e-mail. And Tony Alonso, a DDA board member and Flagler Street property owner, told the Miami Herald six years ago that, thanks to Biscayne Boulevard, the crowds visiting Bayside and those visiting Flagler Street typically dont mix. In other words, the Bayside synergy touted by Maurice Ferr doesnt really exist. Bayside lives on its own, Alonso said, and so do we. But Hard Rocks Logan is hopeful that Skyrise, which is slated to be built practically next door to his restaurant, will entice people in downtown Miami to cross Biscayne Boulevard. In fact, hes sure that such an attraction will draw locals from all over South Florida. And even though Skyrise has yet to break ground, Logan is optimistic that the ongoing renovations will bridge the gap between Miamis downtown and Bayside Marketplace. Making this place more attractive will attract more people, he says. And that will help us. Feedback: letters@biscaynetimes.com Bayside MarketplaceContinued from page 34 Dating back to the 1960s this futuristic building houses Hard Rock Caf, which is hoping for a renaissance. Waterfront dining, a confounding rarity in Miami, should be and could be a draw for local residents.

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38 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com May 2018 Community News: BISCAYNE CORRIDORDiscount Cure for Chronic EyesoreLeases are announced for vacant Kmart site, but neighbors are itching for results No Forwarding AddressBuena Vista Post Ofce move remains a mysteryBy Mark Sell BT ContributorImagine this in the old Kmart at 108th Street and Biscayne Boulevard, now ten months vacant: B urlington Coat Factory as the big anchor, rising 30 feet on the north end, taking up roughly 42,000 square feet (the size of a respectable Publix), with a partial teardown-buildout. P etSmart, at 18,014 square feet. R oss Dress for Less, at 27,736 square feet. M ichaels Crafts, at 22,736 square feet. At least, for now, thats the idea: four successful off-price stores to replace the shuttered one. This is retail, circa 2018, when anything can happen and announcements are subject to change. Neighbors across the six-foot peachcolored wall in Miami Shores (the Kmart property itself is in unincorporated Miami-Dade County) cannot wait. They consider the vacant property a mounting blight, with trash piled in the back and Hurricane Irma damage still evident. On April 13, the county posted a notice of violation, and crews were soon out picking up bulk trash thrown in the back and repairing a supporting column in the front. Seritage Growth Properties, the landlord of the 9.8-acre site, disclosed the PetSmart, Michaels, and Ross leases in a third-quarter statement in November 2017, and slated them for development in the second quarter of this year. The Burlington lease was signed in December, according to county records. Repeated BT queries to Seritage went unanswered. Prominent Miami retail brokers, who declined to speak on the record, said theyd heard nothing about Seritage timelines for the property. Seritage was formed by Sears Holdings chairman and hedge fund manager Edward Eddie Lampert in 2015, to spin off Sears and Kmart properties into who built his fortune with AutoZone and AutoNation, bought Kmart and Sears in 2005, an acquisition that has since resulted in nothing but trouble. By Francisco Alvarado BT ContributorOn the faade of the Buena Vista doors and large windows, a sign proclaims in block letters retail space available next to an image of a new modern building. The banner is the only indicator that the longtime mail pickup and drop-off center wont be around much longer. But NE 39th St. will close forever, as well as a possible nearby relocation site, remains a mystery. The uncertainty has left many residents and workers in Buena Vista, Midtown Miami, Morningside, and wondering if the U.S. Postal Service will soon force them to trek to postal locations in downtown Miami, Allapattah, or the Little River neighborhood. I hope they put one that is really close, says Danielle Lee, chairwoman of Buena Vista Stakeholders homeowners group. NW 2nd Avenue could use a nitely dont want to drive far, and for a On a recent Thursday outside the ten customers who went inside told the BT that they didnt know it was closing. Raphaelle Kernisant says shes been ages she orders online from sites like Amazon since she began working a year ago as an account associate for Diamond Public Relations at 4770 Biscayne Blvd. 23-year-old Kernisant. Its more convenient for me to come here because I spend most of my time at work. Now the convenience is gone. Updates from the U.S. Postal Service have been few and far between. In July 2016, about a year and a half after the Continued on page 43 Continued on page 40Herb Schauer, Miami Shores neighbor to the old Kmart, is annoyed both at the sites deterioration and the clobbering he took on his stock shares. In 1963, an old plumbing warehouse was converted into the Buena Vista Post Ofce, which accommodated 1043 post ofce boxes. BT photos by Mark Sell BT photos by Benjamin Thacker

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May 2018 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com 39 By Erik Bojnansky BT Senior WriterWhile developers plan to submit a proposal that will allow them to build towers as tall as 28 stories in Miamis Little Haiti, activists and clergy are planning a series of meetings and protests demanding jobs, affordable housing, and an end to Ric Katz, a publicist and lobbyto bring their Eastside Ridge project proposal to the City of Miamis Planning Zoning and Adjustments Board in June. The Podolsky family in New York City has presented plans to build at least 2600 residential units, around 390,000 square feet of retail, about 400 hotel rooms, and a passenger train station on the 22-acre site at NE 54th Street and NE 2nd Avenue. This is where the twostory, 400-unit Design Place apartment complex now stands. Most of Eastside Ridges buildings are currently planned to be between 5 and 28 stories tall. Under the citys Miami 21 zoning plan, a building with Katz says these plans may change in the future. Katz also says that he and other members of the Eastside Ridge team are talking to various members of the surrounding community. There are ongoing dialogues as we explain what we want to accomplish, he says, later adding, Many of the people who are shouting at us are also talking to us. Eastside Ridge isnt the only large project being proposed in that part of Little Haiti. Last year the city approved plans to add another one million square feet of new development just west of Design Place at the Miami Jewish Health complex, a nursing home and hospital for the elderly. The additional development conference center, and a 140,000-squarefoot memory care center. Meanwhile, the shuttered Archbishop Curley-Notre Dame High School, located directly south of Design Place, is also for sale. A developer could build 2300 resi dential units in buildings up to 28-stories tall there if they can obtain the sort of zoning that Eastside Ridges team is after, according to a September 2017 story posted to The Real Deal news website. The 16-acre school property, owned by the Archdiocese of Miami, is now reportedly under contract to a developer, according to sources who didnt wish to the real estate brokerage Avison Young and one of the agents listing the property, declined to comment. Its the Eastside Ridge project that has generated the most controversy so far. In September 2017, at least 200 people from Little Haiti, Buena Vista, and the Upper Eastside stated their outright opposition to the project during a com munity meeting held at the Little Haiti Continued on page 41 Evan Philias (left) and Pastor Erick Jules outside Design Place guard gate: They are taking a stand against gentrication in Little Haiti. View of proposed Eastside Ridge development at NE 54th Street and FEC railroad tracks.BT photo by Andriana MereutaUnder Siege, Little Haiti RespondsDevelopers swoop in for the residential pickings

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Seritage is placing its main public focus nearly six miles north, where it is replacing the demolished Sears store in Aventura Mall with Esplanade at Aven tura, 215,000 square feet of retail and restaurants spread over 12.3 acres at the corner of the William Lehman Cause way and Biscayne Boulevard. Comple for late 2019, with 100,000 additional square feet to follow. At the Kmart site, Seritage has one operating tenant in a separate building: discount grocer Aldi, a no-frills, popular German-based corporate cousin to Trader Joes. Lampert made news April 23 when he proposed that his hedge fund, ESL Investments, purchase the Kenmore appliance brand the most valuable asset of Sears and other Sears units in an effort to save his embattled and dwindling retail empire. As of February 3, ESL Investments had 1002 Sears and Kmart stores, down from 1430 a year earlier. According to the website Business Insider, Sears is closing 57 stores in 2018, and Kmart 109. Kmart operated 2171 stores at its peak in 2000, and just 432 at the end of 2017. More than 200,000 Sears and Kmart employees have been thrown out of work, and there are grave doubts Sears and Kmart will even exist as retailers by this time next year. The reclusive Lampert, age 55 and a father of three, has a home in Indian Creek Village, and residences in Aspen, Colorado, and Greenwich, Connecticut. Hes a devotee of Ayn Rand, putters about on his 288-foot motor yacht The Fountainhead and is active in Chabad. He worked his way through high school after family reversals and graduated Phi Beta Kappa in economics from Yale, where he was a member of Skull and Bones and roommate of U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin. The market agrees that Sears properties are more valuable as a real estate play than as a retailer. Sears stock peaked at $131.21 in April 2007, and closed at $3.16 on April 27, 2018. No wonder. In March 2017, Sears Holdings, having lost $10 billion in six years, warned investors that substantial doubt exists related to the companys ability to continue as a going concern. Seritage, separately traded, has fared better, peaking at $56.47 on April 2016 and closing at $35.64 on April 27. The Miami Shores neighbors have plenty to say. Herb Schauer, 80 years old, who keeps a proudly tended fruit and vegetable garden behind his house with statues of lions, has his opinions. After the hurricane, they did nothing, says Schauer of Lampert. They let it rot. People are throwing food over. Theyre making love and throwing their rubbers over. I had stock in Kmart and lost every penny I had invested. He wants to kill Sears and hell do it. Up a few doors, Chantal Merle curates her home, its pool, and me ticulous garden with great care. Shes trying to sell her property and isnt pleased by what she sees on the other side of the wall. I look over the fence and truckers are dumping the food, tires, and garbage. Sex, condoms, whatever you want, Merle says. It was good to see crews picking up, but the rotting food is still there. And people keep dumping things. The decline of Sears and Kmart has caused suffering across the board, from the top down. 40 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com May 2018 Community News: BISCAYNE CORRIDOR KmartContinued from page 38 Continued on page 42Chantal Merle awaits a cleanup of the adjacent Kmart property as she tries to sell her house.

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May 2018 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com 41 Cultural Complex. They maintained that if the developers insist on replacing the 400 units at Design Place with a new project, they should build in accordance to current zoning guidelines, which allow only 1691 residential units and around 380,000 square feet of commercial space Concerns raised at the time included to Little Haitis character, which is predominately single-family homes and low-rise apartments. (See Little Haitis Big No, October 2017.) Frustrations over the project were expressed again this past April 9 during Little HaitiContinued from page 39 Continued on page 45 Aerial view of Design Place (shaded) and the Archbishop Curley-Notre Dame High School property south of it, which reportedly is now under contract. Haitian Women of Miami executive director Marleine Bastien: You cant sell your house. If you sell your house, we are going to lose Little Haiti!

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42 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com May 2018 Community News: BISCAYNE CORRIDOR Lampert himself has not been spared. As of April, Forbes lists his net worth at $1.55 billion. That net worth has declined as he has plowed money back into his holdings to grab valuable assets Sears and Kmart stores. Back in 2006, Forbes pegged his worth at $3.8 billion. Suffering, of course, is relative. Consider Shane Rasche, age 61. According to a Rise News video posted in April, Rasche worked at the Kmart for more than a decade until it closed, and says he to stave off eviction before receiving his rity check. Retail brokers contacted by the BT say the location makes sense for offprice retailers on well-traveled Biscayne Boulevard almost directly between downtown/midtown and Aventura. Bur lington, Ross, Michaels, and PetSmart have so far proved that brick-and-mortar stores can work, with increases in both year-to-year and store-by-store earnings. Retail brokers also give Seritage high marks for savvy in structuring leasing and development deals under Benjamin Schall, its president and CEO. This is an excellent development iteration of what will be there, says independent real estate consultant Michael Maxwell. This is well-suited for mixedused development rather than solely retail. One would hope that Seritage will not only maximize the value to its bottom line, but that of the community. For now, Schauer, Merle, and other KmartContinued from page 40 Trash piles up behind the old Kmart property at 10700 Biscayne Blvd. Continued on page 44

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May 2018 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com 43 National Association of Letter CarriEquities for $43.2 million, the Postal Service held a public meeting to address community concerns about the relocation of retail and delivery operations, says USPS spokeswoman Debra Fetterly. Thor had given the postal service a deadline of January 31, 2017, to vacate the premises, but the company granted an extension because the Postal Service ideally, a 13,750-square-foot space on a site thats at least two acres and can accommodate 123 parking spaces in or near the Design District. Fetterly says she doesnt know how far the lease has been extended because she hasnt been able to reach USPS real estate specialist Sandra A. Rybicki, whos in charge of the search for a new Buena Vista location. Thor representatives did not return phone messages seeking comment. Tony Arellano, a principal with Dwntwn Realty Advisors, says the problem is that sites in and near the Design District that can accommodate both retail and delivery operations are too expensive for the Postal Service. I submitted 20 sites to them, Arellano land that can park 50 employee vehicles and be able to take 18 wheelers, plus have a retail presence with parking for customers at a reasonable rent the Postal Service will consider market rate. Arellano notes that the average rent per square foot in the Design District is now hovering between $130 and $150. There are plenty of sites that would satisfy one or both uses, but [USPS] is looking for something at a price that may not exist, he says. The general area that theyre looking at is premium real estate. If theyd go north on NW 2nd Avenue, Im sure there are opportunities. But they havent been willing to do that, from what I understand. On April 10, the USPS held another itself to inform customers that the Postal Service had expanded its preferred boundaries for a suitable relocation site and would take suggestions on available commercial spaces from area residents, Fetterly says. However, she couldnt provide details about what occurred at the meeting because she didnt attend. Some Buena Vista residents say they and others didnt even know about the meeting. Jerome Schiller, president of the Buena Vista East Historic Neighborhood Association, says he didnt receive a notice, despite having a P.O. Box at the 39th Street mail center. Im assuming theyll close the customer service part before the P.O. Box side, he says. But I dont know any exact dates. Once it closes, it will cause a lot of disruption. Its going to be a hassle for a lot of Post OfceContinued from page 38 537 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. No date yet for closing the Buena Vista Post Ofce, and no new location, either.

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44 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com May 2018 comfort with the work crews and with the closure and condemnation of the adjoining Miami Shores Motel, just within the village limits and south of the Busy Bee Car Wash. The boarded-up motel, considered an eyesore and source of police calls, is separated from residents by a locked gate. Development plans at the motel site remain uncertain. While Miami Shores and Biscayne Park have sometimes cast acquisitive eyes at the Kmart property, neither municipality has acted. For Schauer, Merle, and their neigh bors, the option for now is to keep the pres sure on the county to maintain the property as they await further work from Seritage. Feedback: letters@biscaynetimes.com Community News: BISCAYNE CORRIDOR KmartContinued from page 42 Post OfceContinued from page 43An apparent vehicle collision damaged a Kmart column, but repairs are now under way. Florida Center For Allergy & Asthma Care has 17 convenient locations throughout Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach. To schedule an appointment call 1-877-4-ALLERGY or visit florida-allergy.com rfn tbbrffrrr bffffrf rrrrrr rfrtfrr ffrrrfrbrrbf brr rrbbrrrr rrffntbrrrrrfrrrfr rffbtrrrf rrrftrbtrrftrb rrtrrfrrrrf trfbfrrrnrrtrbf fbrf brrbf frbrb trbrbrf brrrbtrbrbrr rb btrrr people that I can tell you. Fetterly says the USPS followed guidelines, per its national process, which only required notices to be posted on the doors and windows of the Buena Saurez. This information was posted three weeks prior to the April 10 public meeting, Fetterly says. Also, I sent two news releases and several Twitter messages to media. Fetterly says the USPS has decided to move Buena Vista delivery operations to a new building under construction at the site of the Flagler Station at 500 NW 2nd Avenue in downtown Miami. The estimat ed completion date is at the end of this year. USPS will continue to provide retail services purchasing stamps, mailing packages, and picking up ac countable items like registered mail at the current location, Fetterly Customers also will continue to pick up Buena Vista Station. antiques she shipped off to a customer. Cole says shes been going to the Design District mail center since she moved to Buena Vista three years ago. I saw a sign on the window two months ago that said it was moving to another location, she says. One of the postal workers inside told me about a meeting where they were going to pick a new location. But I didnt attend. Cole says shed heard that the Postal Street and Biscayne Boulevard, but was disappointed to learn from a BT reporter that no decision has been made regarding its relocation. I run my own business and send out packages frequently, she says. I good location for me. Feedback: letters@biscaynetimes.com

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May 2018 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com 45 a meeting at the One God in Three Persons Baptist Church, located on building at 473 NW 77th St. Attended by several dozen people, most of them Haitian, the gathering was organized by Pastor Erick Jules, the service workers union UNITE HERE Local 355, and Fanm Ayisyen Nan Miyami (also known as Haitian Women of Miami). Discussion at the meeting included stories of the Podolsky familys past controversial actions in New York, which involved felony convictions. Two Podolsky brothers, along with their father Zenek Podolsky (who died in 2015), pleaded guilty to 37 felonies in 1984 in connection with a scheme to hire professional vacators to intimidate rent-control tenants from three buildings they owned in New York City. Were gearing up, says FANMs executive director, Marleine Bastien. Ridge. There were also stories of how developers and real estate investors are swooping into the Little Haiti area and forcing out small businesses and churches. In addition, speakers talked about real estate agents continuously contacting Haitian homeowners in the area, encouraging them to sell their homes. Bastien called it a plot to remove Haitian people from Little Haiti. You cant sell your house. If you sell your house, we are going to lose Little Haiti! Bastien shouted as the audience applauded. You need to keep your house! Actually, the plot has more to do with making money than simply forcing out Haitians. In July 2016, RealtyTrac when the real estate news service rated the 33150 ZIP code (which includes Little Haiti) 14th in its national listing of the 35 Best Down-and-Out Neighborhoods to Buy a Home. According to RealtyTrac, 32.1 percent of homes in that investors stand to make an estimated 111 and selling the homes to someone else. Pastor Jules says he, too, is a that his One God in Three Persons Church used to occupy a warehouse space in the Little River area. But then the building was purchased by a new landowner who wanted to more than quadruple the monthly rent. Jules says he left, even though he had spent some $70,000 renovating the space. Now developers are making offers to buy the apartment building where his church relocated. Were not okay with the way investors and developers, the way they work, Evan Philias, One God in Three Persons youth director, says theyre also organizing with other churches in the area. But Philias says they dont necessarily want to stop the project outright. working-class people, particularly Haitians, who live in the surrounding area. Right now, theres nothing to help the community, and the things that will help the community are better housing and better jobs, says Philias, who is also businesses are being displaced, and theres nothing to help them. To obtain their desired zoning, Eastside Ridges developers are going through a process to evaluate a special area plan, or SAP. As part of that pro cess, developers must demonstrate com April 9 meeting told the BT that theyd like an arrangement similar to the one that Miami Worldcenters developers had to follow in Park West three years ago. In exchange for receiving up to $108 million in tax rebates, the develop ers agreed to hire at least 30 percent of its workforce from within the Southeast Overtown Park West Community Re development Area at salaries starting at $11.58 an hour for unskilled labor. The arrangement was negotiated largely by City of Miami Commission Chairman Keon Hardemon, whose district includes Park West, Overtown, return phone calls for comment. Katz referred questions on Eastside Genaro Chip Iglesias, a former deputy mayor of Miami-Dade County who is now managing partner of the Ballard Partners Inc., a government relations for comment. Katz says theyre striving to build a project that is acceptable for the community. As for jobs, hes certain that the areas Haitian residents will be hired as employees, especially at its future hotels. Feedback: letters@biscaynetimes.com Little HaitiContinued from page 41

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46 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com May 2018 Neighborhood Correspondents: NORTH MIAMITen Years Too Late?Unintended consequences from planning documents wreak havocBy Mark Sell BT ContributorWhen people dont get the word, expect to pay a price maybe a big one. On the morning of April 26, Marc Yvanes of 875 NE 130th St. was ready to extract the biggest price possible from the City of North Miami. Two days earlier, the North Miami City Council voted 3-2 to allow a six-story condo building on the 1.1-acre, oakshaded lot at 840 NE 130th St. After the meeting, I was disappoint ed in myself for allowing this level of cor ruption, said Yvanes, age 43, a specialevents producer who bought his house in 2006. I should have been out of this city years ago rather than put up with these thieves dressed in suits. This was a total free-for-all for everything the developer wants and nothing the citizens want. Yvanes has plenty of company. All but one household reached by canvassers in a Only one, two blocks away, indicated support. block west of W. Dixie Highway, calls for 67 units and 92 parking spaces, devel oped by OZ and BF LLC, which bought the property in July 2017 and invested $900,000 in the expectation of building. Mayor Smith Joseph and Councilmen Philippe Bien-Aime and Alix Desulme voted for it, and Councilman Scott Galvin and Vice Mayor Carol Keys, who represents the district, voted against. But this story goes beyond that vote, as it has many sides. It reveals a saga of miscommunication, of a developers right to build, of unintended meets practice and hits people where they live, and of angry neighbors galvanizing into a movement that could affect the shape of next years municipal election. the termed-out mayors, are up for grabs, Only Keyss seat is immune. It is also a story about the effectiveness of knocking on doors in an online world; of the power of lobbies, money, and a citys fear of lawsuits. And, if the April 24 city council meeting is any indication, it is a story of arrogance from the dais. This shaded neighborhood of tidy houses built largely in the late 1940s is much like many others in the great BT photo by Mark SellJohn Lasseter and Marc Yvanes with opposition sign across from planned condo development.

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May 2018 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com 47 residential sweep from El Portal through Miami Shores, Biscayne Park, and North Miami to the Enchanted Forest neighborhood north of 135th Street. Some people have lived there 50 years or more. It is also dotted with angry signs: Vote NO to proposed 860 development! #NOT IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD. Or: Vote NO to 70 apartments plus 100 parking spaces. Keep us residential! Yet the council narrowly approved the project, under some pressure from the city manager and city attorney, who asserted that the developer was acting within bounds of the citys zoning plan. This came after two long, heated meetings of the city planning commission in Decem ber, and on March 14, a three-hour-plus marathon that inspired the council to put an effective moratorium on new develop ment to give staff time to review zoning regulations, only to rescind it April 10 (it was not on the agenda). Then, on April 24, the project popped right up again. Yvanes and others who consider numbers. Its time for us to band together, he says, and see what the hell these guys are talking about and let them know therell be hell to pay if they dont respect the neighborhood. One immediate source of trouble is a sec tion buried in the citys 667-page Comprehen sive Plan, approved by the city council in 2007 and revised last year, known as a Neighbor hood Redevelopment Overlay (NRO). It covers a jagged, roughly triangular area, perhaps a little better than a square mile, surrounding downtown North Miami, extending from roughly 123rd Street to 135th Street. The idea is to permit higher density in single-family areas near the citys center to promote more vital neighbor hoods. The plan allocates as many as 2500 units for the NRO zone, which went largely undeveloped in the Great Recession and its aftermath. Now projects are springing back. At the April 24 meeting, two prominent lawyers squared off. For the developer: state Rep. Joe Geller, a litigator and development lawyer. Geller presented a petition with more than 250 names supporting the project, and asked supporters to stand. Council woman Carol Keys read Gellers petition on the dais and found almost none of the people live near the project neighborhood. Representing residents: activist and neighborhood zoning lawyer Tucker Gibbs, who presented about 75 names, nearly all residents in the immediate neighbor hood. Mayor Smith Joseph gave Gibbs two minutes, cut him off, and foreclosed public comment, riling the residents. The council members said their hands are tied, Gibbs related after the meeting. Their hands arent tied. Thats just a convenient excuse. They can make the change. Gibbs and the affected neighbors say the development violates at least three of the ten principles in the citys Land Development Regulations: to avoid adverse impact on adjacent properties; to enhance the community character; and to ensure compatibility with adjacent uses. Planning Commissioner Bob Pechon was moved to side with the residents. I missed this, Pechon admits. I was completely caught off guard. This shows a disrespect for the residential neighborhood. They were caught off guard. The NRO has three problems: its too big, respect paid to the people of the underlying zoning districts. In residential areas, people said: Ive been here 50 years. What about me? Whether intended or not, the effect of this is to drive out single-family residents. North Miami native John Lasseter operates his business, Lasseter Plumbing, founded 1932, from a 1947-vintage Lasseter family home right next door to Yvanes, and lives in nearby unincorporated Biscayne Gardens. Lasseter, age 56, talks of leaving South Florida, exasperated by density. I Lasseter says. You know what a blivet Next up, at NE 9th Avenue and 124th Street, also in the NRO: 175 apartments, a 70-unit assisted living facility, groundThere, too, neighbors are organizing, knocking on doors. This is an interesting moment for the city, Pechon says. If we continue down this road, its going to cost the city money. Im not anti-development, but we need a system that respects residents. We need to get this right, or this is going to happen every time one of these developments comes up. Feedback: letters@biscaynetimes.com BT photo by Mark Sell

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Neighborhood Correspondents: GREATER MIAMI SHORES 48 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com May 2018 By John Ise BT Contributor   Recall these lines from Shakespeares As You Like It : All the worlds a stage, / And all the men and women merely players; / They have their exits and their entrances, / And one man in his time plays many parts.... Whats often forgotten is the remainder of the monologue, which chronicles the seven stages of life, from birth to death. Im reminded of this because the prominent Miami Theater Center (MTC) on NE 2nd Avenue arguably the cultural epicenter of Miami Shores and an anchor institution key to the revitalization of downtown has undergone almost all seven of those life stages, multiple times. Built in 1946 and serving primarily as the Village cinema destination for the ensuing three decades, MTC had a series of near-death experiences in the 1980s. In his excellent Boulevard of Dreams: A Pictorial History of Biscayne Park, Miami Shores, and North Miami Shores author Seth Bramson recounts how MTC, then called the Shores Theater, was led by a local well-meaning but misguided group of pseudo-theater enthusiasts whose tinkering nearly ruined it. The group lacked business knowledge of theater operations, replaced movies with entertainment dilettantes resulting in a slow, long slide in popularity, and was on verge of being converted into retail space throughout the 1990s. MTCs rebirth came about under the guidance of Stephanie Ansin, who took on the role of artistic director of the decaying facility in 2006. Ansin was described as the artistic visionary, imaginative playwright, emotional sparkplug, and effective fundraiser at the heart of the operation by Bill Hirschman of the blog Florida Theater Onstage She renovated the facility and brought in her traveling PlayGround Theater production of family entertainment and stage plays. For the next six years, PlayGround provided lush productions aimed primarily at youngsters. Ansin is also notable for making the facilitys productions accessible to all, irrespective of disability. The theater became wheelchair-accessible, provided audio and sign language services, and offered sensory-friendly performances for those on the autism spectrum. Former Biscayne Park resident Karla Gottlieb enrolled her son Xavier in PlayGrounds summer camp program and raves about not only the artistic qualboost it provided him. Over the summers Xavier was enrolled, he took part in writing a play, designing the costumes, and overcoming the dread of acting, dancing, and singing in the culminating summer performance. And lets face it, playing Stephanie Ansin: MTCs artistic visionary, imaginative playwright, emotional sparkplug.Photo by Hugo Seijas, DesignDistrict.netThe Secret of SuccessMTC and downtown need each other to survive 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

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May 2018 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com 49 the central role of Sheriff Crab from Planet Cheese takes a very high level of poise, courage, and bravery. The theater also struck up partnerships the experimental Sandbox productions, and provided a home for the independent Mad Cat Theatre Company. In 2012, in part to expand the marketing breadth of the theater beyond young people, the company was rebranded as the Miami Theater Center. Early last year Ansin stepped down as leader of MTC to spend more time with her family. The leadership mantel was passed to board member Giselle Kovac, who assumed role of executive director. Whereas Ansin had MTC become a production house of different programs, Kovac has focused more on identify ing and bringing external talent into the theater. MTC continues a three-pronged ap proach to programming: youth program ming, adult-targeted productions, and education and performances through camps and a standing Saturday theater to actively engage in acting and theater production becomes more relevant be cause schools are offering less by way of art education. Last year more than 10,000 public-school youth visited MTC to see productions, often exposing some to live Beyond youth-centric programming, MTC offers more adult-targeted productions. MTCs resident Mad Cat actively courts a more edgy target audience, stating that its mission is to promote debate by creating work that illuminates the darker regions of our mental and emotional landscapes. Witness a recent recreation of Black Sabbaths Vol. 4 album, replete with horrormovie imagery and gory rituals for shock effect. SandBox productions, in MTCs Black Box theater, provides a venue for aspiring and established artists to create, rehearse, and perform new work. screenings, albeit no longer in coopera edly sought a commitment to show art impinged on the theaters efforts to promote live theater performances. Instead, MTC selected movies every Wednesday night. The movies are selected to provoke thought and discussion. A recent screening of I Am Not Your Negro in partnership with the South Florida People of Color group, resulted in hours of audience dialogue and discussion after the screening. This month the series will With all the quality programming and highlights, the attention now turns to you, dear reader. MTC is one of those under valued gems hidden in plain sight. Quality programming receives less local attention and attendance than it rightfully deserves. The challenge of MTC is the challenge of every theater nationally. According to a 2012 national survey conducted by the National Endowment for the Arts, fewer adults attend live visual or performance arts activities, and those who do attend are more elderly. Technology has enabled more people to consume their own home, precluding the need to even venture out the front door. Kovac highlights the essence of the theater experience as being more deeply social, interactive, and personal. Bonds are nurtured through the shared experience, and a kind of social capital is built. With visitors in the tens of thousands, MTCs success and downtowns vitality are inher ently linked. Alas, after performances, dining and drink destinations for patrons along NE 2nd Avenue remain sparse. More broadly, MTC needs to con tinue increasing awareness of all it does. Beyond its website (www.mtcmiami.org) and social media, information can be hard to come by. Strolling directly in front of the theater, chances are youll have little idea whats occurring inside. Quick, what movie is playing this Wednesday at MTC? A tastefully designed, digitized, LED marquee that highlights showings, activi ties, and performances on an ongoing basis would go a long way to combating our collective ignorance. Past Village councils and planning and zoning boards have unfortunately spiked efforts for a digital marquees, citing concerns with aesthetics, size, precedents, blah-blah-blah. Either we support the progress of MCI as an institution, and more broadly arts and culture in the Miami Shores, or we dont. Play your part, village art boosters. After all, as Shakespeare noted, we the public are players on the village stage as well. Feedback: letters@biscaynetimes.com Photo by Hugo Seijas, DesignDistrict.net

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50 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com May 2018 Neighborhood Correspondents: AVENTURAIsrael on the AgendaAventura should pass an anti-BDS lawBy Jay Beskin BT ContributorBack in late 2015, Bal Harbour Village passed a law designed to prevent the municipality from doing business with any commercial entity engaged in boycotting Israel. The language didnt single out Israel per se, but it essentially said that companies engaged in boycotts should be boycotted by the city of Bal Harbour Village. It was a reaction to the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) movement. BDS is the term of art for the campaign to isolate Israel economically. Like my Mama used to say, boycotts will be boycotts. At the time, much was made of municipality in the nation to enact an ordinance of this sort. Well, at least they tried to put that narrative out there, but it didnt seem that a lot of research had been done on the subject. So almost all the coverage had little phrasal escape hatches built in, just in case they were being fed the wrong information. The Sun-Sentinel for example, called Bal Harbour Village the route. Morton Klein issued a statement on behalf of the Zionist Organization of legislation into place. was no longer up for sale, the anti-BDS movement in municipal law ground to a halt in these parts (although across the pond, Paris signed on in February 2016). in March 2016, three months after the Bal Harbour Village law, the State of Florida did the same thing. The bill passed the leg islature 112-2, and Governor Scott signed it into law within days. So the state as an entity will not do business with companies engaging in BDS, and neither will Bal Harbour Village. The truth is that when we were younger, there was something called the Arab Boycott. From the inception of the State of Israel, most Arab countries, including supposedly moderate ones like Saudi Arabia, not only refused to do business with Israel, they refused to do business with anyone who did business with Israel. Furthermore, they refused to do business with anyone who did business with any company which did business

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May 2018 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com 51 with Israel (the Congressional Research Service calls this a tertiary boycott). The result was that a lot of American companies, especially ones engaged in construction and oil work in the Middle East, were actually boycotting Israel. They never said so out loud, of course, but they whispered it into the ears of the Arab states, and they merrily proceeded to build and pump oil in those countries. the Arab League, and there is a CenAll Arab League members Algeria, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Authority, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab parties to this boycott. This has been in place since 1948, so alongside the celebrations for 70 years of the State of Israel, we can celebrate the Arab Boycott attaining the same age. In 1977, Congress passed a series of laws forbidding any American company from participating in the boycott, and by Arab League countries for them to participate. (Some said at the time this was done more to annoy the Carter adminis tration than out of true concern about the issue.) These laws included a very impor tant clause, which forbade companies to provide any information to Arab League countries about the extent of business done with or in the State of Israel. In theory, then, the problem is solved. In practice the situation is very different. Companies that openly do business in Israel need not apply for deals with Arab League countries, so the laws only protect companies that conduct limited and below-the-radar transactions with Israel. claims that the tertiary boycott is not being enforced anymore, and we hope that assessment is indeed accurate. It seems more reasonable to accept the Service that the boycott is sporadically applied and ambiguously enforced, which in plain English means it has learned how to avoid leaving tracks. Be that as it may, it is no longer fashionable to defend the Arab Boycott. On the international intellectual scene, it movement. If a rose by any other name still smells as sweet, a thorn by any other name still hurts, still pierces the skin, still draws blood. lated their anti-Semitism into an extensive lexicon of euphemisms. They label the State of Israel as an occupying force, an oppressive imperialistic expansionist neighborhood bully that egregiously violates the human rights of Palestinians and others. Instead of focusing on how wrong this is, let us use our remaining lines to describe the miraculous modern State of Israel. After 70 years, this country Western island in the Eastern world. There are open elections for all 120 Knesset seats, and Arab citizens of Israel have voting rights in the Jewish State. Among Arab League members, the closest you get to democracy are Algeria and Lebanon, and that should tell you all you need to know. As an economy, Israel thrives by any standard. Israel has been at the forefront of technology, especially in the medical scan lately, chances are the machine was manufactured in Israel. The amount of venture capital for all manner of new enterprise that emerges from Israel is astonishing; indeed some charts list this small country as No. 1 in the world in that category. The idea that a nation that maintained an ethnic and religious character in a diaspora over two millennia could return to a homeland and make it work this well and this fairly should be a source of astonishment, even awe, to any thinking, feeling person. endorse the notion of passing a law similar to the one pioneered by Bal Harbour Village. The State of Israel is a loyal ally of the United States, as well as being the country, virtually since its founding. This should not be. America stands with Israel, and so should Aventura. Feedback: letters@biscaynetimes.com

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Neighborhood Correspondents: UPPER EASTSIDE 52 Biscayne Times www.BiscayneTimes.com May 2018 By Ken Jett BT ContributorAmid deserved celebration for new and newly renovated businesses in the MiMo Historic District, the secure letters of support for a re-envisioned streetscape that adds landscaped of the previous FDOT plan outcomes opinions resulted in what we have now: and it is 79th Street! tion that is not part of the current resurdowntown Shorecrest area, with midrecently, which leads one to speculate And all indicators from the soon-to-open bayfront Shorecrest 79th Street as the future of the Upper The once and future NE 79th Street: This undated photo from the collection of Seth Bramson shows the popular Juniors Restaurant at the corner of NE 79th Street and Biscayne Boulevard.Courtesy of Seth BramsonGiddy for This Shorecrest VisionLets hear it for a 79th Street renaissance FOR ADVERTISING CALL 305-756-6200 WE CAN HELP YOUR BUSINESS GROW!

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May 2018 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com 53 Eastside. The buzz is loud and bright. Giddy excitement is not limited to 79th Street. There is a long-awaited renewal happening along Biscayne Bou levard between the Little River Canal and 87th Street, too. It doesnt have streetscap ing as part of its realized future yet. But why shouldnt a comprehensive approach, a communitywide proposal that would undertaken as one seamless project that Biscayne Boulevard streetscaping, and calming above 77th Street? Hmmm? The new antique mall shops at 87th Street are going up quicker than the CVS. Property owners along this corridor appear to be changing, too. Add this to the commuter rail station proposed for Shorecrest, and the future unfolds. Some may not like the future I see, a fools errand. So bear with me for a bit. Starting at NE 79th Street and the FEC tracks, imagine a commuter rail stop. High-rise condos and apartments spring up from the east side of the Little River canal to act as a bookend to the Shorecrest Luxury Apartments on the bay. I think well see these buildings as part of Midpoint Plaza, replacing both the areas along the canal south of 79th Street and Boulevard, there will be a retail wrap. Picture Midtown, only a bit shorter. Youve seen the Triton Tower (INS) plans. I see an eventual reconceptualization for the remainder of Midpoint Plaza, too. I dont see the single-story commercial structures being salvaged on the northeast corner of 79th Street and the Boulevard. I dont know of any com mercial properties available from there to the bay. So the rest is waiting and fantasizing. I see more restaurants, specialty food buildings (doctors, dentists, veterinarians). Live, work, eat, and play. Maybe (hint, hint) John Kunkel of 50 Eggs group or Michelle Bernstein of Michys fame could restaurant I hear tell of a public storage facility that is unlikely to happen on a large parcel zoned for restaurant use. I hope new development is held to current zoning, with adjustments where theyre reasonable and sensible. Please, two-story businesses, forcing them into obsolescence but skillful placement next to irresponsible business owners might be welcome. I challenge developers to look at the community comprehensively, as opposed to how high, how If done well, NE 79th Street (along with the rest of Shorecrest) will become the crown jewel of the Upper Eastside, instead of the oft-forgotten neighborhood north of the MiMo district. It can be a place people want to live and play. Now is the time for a business district association to form and work with area leaders to shape and polish that jewel. We are primed to become a Cinderella story. Unfortunately, past zoning decisions suggest that the city will not always concern itself with the right decision. The jet ski rental allowed to take up shop in Ted Vernons old place to tear up the backs of manatees was not of concern to the citys zoning department. Surprisingly, the shop is now vacant. Kudos to those of you reporting to police the rentals being operated above wake speed! Remember that you do have some power, and we didnt have to resort to picketing. Bad decisions and lack of enforcement still plague the Little River Club and Tokyo Valentino issues. Both are under settlement agreements that they appear to be violating. The citys responses are slow but ongoing. Persist, people, and contact your commis sioner, city mayor, and city attorney to request that they take action. If you dont think the bayfront area really needs a large storage facility, let these folks know about it. Transformation is sometimes slow, painful, and compromising. The scale of change is often larger than expected. Evolution is at times iterative. Moving forward may mean taking a step back before moving ahead again. With time, the brilliance at the other end is often amazing. The MiMo district is having an amaz ing resurgence, and applause is in order for all of those responsible. Scaling safe height restrictions, can create dilemmas when thinking about mixed-use projects. working with the areas civic organization, and some incredible plans in all phases of development, NE 79th Street is indeed the future, and the future is now. Shorecrest is poised to become the Upper Eastsides superstar. This column originally appeared in November 2014. Feedback: letters@biscaynetimes.com Courtesy of Seth Bramson WATER IS... QUALITY rfntbnn bnn

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54 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com May 2018 Culture: THE ARTSMore Growing PainsThe Haitian Cultural Arts Alliance faces a ght as it expands its reachBy Anne Tschida BT Arts EditorFor many, Little Haiti existed for years as a neighborhood to drive through if you had to. It wasnt touted as a tourist destination like Little Havana, it wasnt an arts center, and it certainly wasnt glamorous. But it was always a vibrant, mostly working-class community, as those who paused to stop by discovered. Those already there didnt need to discover their roots, but they did want to promote Haiti and bring their culture to a wider world. Back in 1994, the Haitian Cultural Arts Alliance (or Alyans Atizay Ayisyen, its Haitian name) opened as the arts and culture not just from Haiti, but the Afro-Caribbean world and its diaspora. The HCAA, as the Alliance was known, was headed up by businesswoman Mireille Chancy Gonzalez, the popular bookseller Jan Mapou, and wellknown artist Edouard Duval-Carri. It wasnt easy to raise funds in and for a fairly disadvantaged community when the Alliance didnt even have a real home. But in 1995, the HCAA pulled Expressions of Haitian Art, presented at what was then the South Florida Art Center (now ArtCenter/South Florida) on Lincoln Road. That was followed in 1996 by an exhibit of antiquarian maps of Haiti from Duval-Carris collection at what is now called HistoryMiami. The HCAA would then collaborate with the Bass Museum and other groups. In 2002 Art Basel Miami Beach arrived and transformed the art landscape, but Little Haiti remained far off the beaten path. Then in 2006, the Little Haiti Cultural Complex (which is funded by the City of Miami) opened its doors on NE 59th Ter race, in the heart of the neighborhood, and the HCAA found a permanent collaborator. With money from French institutions and other grants, the HCAA expanded its scope to include international exhibits and more community outreach. In 2009, launched to produce contemporary art shows not just for its gleaming new art gallery, but also internationally. World presented artists from Haiti and its diaspora, in coordination with the Agnes Haitian entry at the Venice Biennale. A new lectures series, also in 2012, started to include broader topics having to do with urban development and social issues. impact on the HCAAs mission, including the devastating earthquake that hit the island in 2010, sending a wave of refugees to Miami. Outreach to the newly displaced population became a Acclaimed Haitian author Edwidge Danticat at the opening night of Haiti Art and Crafts State of Affairs, an HCAA exhibit in response to the Haitian earthquake. HCAAs exhibit Borderless Caribbean: Liquid Knowledge examined the way many forms, from food and plants to art, migrated with slaves from Africa to the Americas.Photos courtesy of HCAA

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May 2018 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com 55 focus. The exhibit titled Haiti Art and Crafts State of Affairs, which displayed an array of products from artisans and companies based in Haiti, was one result. Post-earthquake reconstruction was at the forefront when we decided to launch this project and the ones that would follow, says Duval-Carri, who has been instrumental in much of what has transpired at the HCAA and the Little Haiti Cultural Complex. Eventually, in 2014, the alliance collaborated with the French Heritage Language Program (FHLP) to set up classes for children at the complex, with the objective to teach French to Creolespeaking students, many of whom had recently arrived from Haiti, to help them acclimate to their new home, the idea being that French could then ease the way to understanding the English language. All didnt go well, and the land beneath the HCAA quaked a bit itself. In the end, a paltry number of kids showed up, and the FHLP, which is funded by the New York-based FACE Foundation, decided to turn off the spigot in the spring of 2017. And then things got a little nasty. The language program coordinator, Alexandra Jeanty, claimed that the HCAA hadnt paid her for her last months of consumer protection. In fairly personal terms, Jeanty addressed her complaint to then chair Chancy Gonzalez. The HCAA then brought in lawyer The dispute is summed up like this: The HCAA claims the FACE Foundation cut off funding as of June 2017, and informed Jeanty that there would be no summer programming unless matching funds could be found. They werent. HCAA claims that, while knowing the funding had ended, Jeanty continued to show up for work and went ahead with the summer session. Jeanty maintains that because the HCAA wrote her checks for the entire time she worked at the language program, she was in effect on the Alliance payroll, although she never received The formal hearing for this case is scheduled for May, before the countys Consumer Protection Mediation Center. If that left a bad taste in the mouths of the HCAA members, they became downright irate when someone named Alexandra Jeanty incorporated a new organization last November, with the name ofthe Haitian Cultural Arts Alliance. that such an individual with absolutely no moral compass should have the capacity to act or represent us somehow, and we feel we should let the general public know of her devious intent, says Duval-Carri. Hes also angry that the be spent on such legal wranglings. Attorney Steinbaum thinks there could be two reasons to set up an entity with the exact name of another: out of for naming rights in court would be very expensive, says Steinbaum. Steinbaum also believes there was a misstep in the original naming, which was Alyans Atizay Ayisyen d/b/a (doing business as) the Haitian Cultural Arts Alliance, because it leaves a door open to ownership of the English name. Reached by phone, Jeanty says she has no knowledge of this new HCAA. I dont know what youre talking about, she said. Its impossible to have two [organizations] of the same name. The one that will be heading into its 25th year anniversary is hitting its stride. Little Haiti is no longer a for gotten enclave, but one rapidly gen trifying and filling with art galleries. Duval-Carri says he wants to expand the physical reach of the HCAA, pos sibly setting up residencies or studios in the neighborhood, becoming an in tegral part of a thriving new cultural destination. Late last year, HCAA produced an eclectic exhibit, Visionary Aponte: Art and Black Freedom, based on a single book of paintings by Jos Antonio Aponte, an obscure black carpenter who led an anti-slavery rebellion in Cuba in 1812 (taking his cue from the Haitian Revolution). Fifteen artists interpreted his work for this show, which will travel to Duke University in the fall and, DuvalCarri hopes, eventually to Cuba, so Aponte wont be obscure anymore. Feedback: letters@biscaynetimes.com Artist Edouard Duval-Carri, an HCAA founder, is angry that the Photos courtesy of HCAA

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56 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com May 2018 Culture: GALLERIES + MUSEUMS WYNWOOD GALLERY WALK SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2018 GALLERIES&GALLERY 6306 NW 2nd Ave., Miami www.andgallery.net 786-442-8280 Through May 4: No, Yeah by Brandon Opalka BAKEHOUSE ART COMPLEX 561 NW 32nd St., Miami 305-576-2828 May 5 through June 24: Urban Steeling curated by Ombretta Agr Andruff BILL BRADY GALLERY 7140 NW Miami Ct., Miami www.billbradygallery.com Through May 5: 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 Through May 27: The Mountain Without a Shadow by Anja Marais CENTRAL FINE 1226 Normandy Dr., Miami Beach 917-306-1218 Contact gallery for exhibition information DAVID CASTILLO GALLERY 420 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach 305-573-8110 www.davidcastillogallery.com Through May 31: Oil Slicks by Wendy White 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 May 5: Endless Light in and Endless Night by Brookhart Jonquil FREDRIC SNITZER GALLERY 1540 NE Miami Ct., Miami 305-448-8976 www.snitzer.com Through May 19: Cut Figure by Iva Gueorguieva Julios House by Orestes Gonzalez 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 June 9: New Havens by Laura Marsh Horizons by Rancourt/Yatsuk Through July 1: Whithervanes, a Neurotic Early Worrying System by rootoftwo MINDY SOLOMON GALLERY 8397 NE 2nd Ave., Miami 786-953-6917 www.mindysolomon.com Through May 26: Noontide by Osamu Kobayashi If You Would Just Shut Up and Listen by Alejandro Contreras, Kelley Johnson, Gary Petersen NINA JOHNSON GALLERY 6315 NW 2nd Ave., Miami 305-571-2288 www.ninajohnson.com May 4 through June 2: NW 2nd Avenue by Tom   Scicluna PAN AMERICAN ART PROJECTS 274 NE 67th St., Miami 305-751-2550 www.panamericanart.com Through June 23: Declared Value by Leon Ferrari PRIMARY 15 NE 39th St., Miami 954-296-1675 www.primaryprojectspace.com Contact gallery for exhibition information ROBERT FONTAINE GALLERY 2121 NW 2nd Ave., Miami 305-397-8530 www.robertfontainegallery.com Contact gallery for exhibition information 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 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 May 8 through 27: Outsider by Anna Meier Reception May 12, 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 July 8: Between a View and a Milestone with various artists ARTCENTER: WINDOWS @ WALGREENS 7340 Collins Ave., Miami Beach Through May 27: Blue Fades to Brown Fades to Violet by Alette Simmons-Jimenez In Still Lives by Kristen Thiele Iva Gueorguieva, Bound, acrylic, collage, wood, hydro stone, and metal on panel, 2018, at Fredric Snitzer Gallery.

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May 2018 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com 57 THE BASS MUSEUM OF ART 2100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach 305-673-7530 www.thebass.org May 24 through October 21: Perceptive Constructions by Karen Rifas Through September 2: They Are Waiting For You by Laure Prouvost to 8: DESTEFASHIONCOLLECTION with various artists Through May 21: Beautiful by Pascale Marthine Tayou THE BASS: WINDOWS @ WALGREENS 7340 Collins Ave., Miami Beach Ongoing: HOW TO:   Forget More of These Kinds of Things About You Every Day by Geovanna Gonzalez DE LA CRUZ COLLECTION 23 NE 41st St., Miami 305-576-6112 www.delacruzcollection.org Through November 15: Force and Form with various artists FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY FROST ART MUSEUM 10975 SW 17th St., Miami 305-348-2890 Through April 8: End to End: Master of Fine Arts Exhibition with various artists Through May 27: Show and Tell by Laura Aguilar Through May 20: Dangerous Women with selections from the John and Mabel Ringling Museum of Art Through June 3: Outsider Artists from Havana with various artists Through June 24: Aesthetics & Values with various artists INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART, MIAMI 61 NE 41st St., Miami 305-901-5272 www.icamiami.org Through July 15: Paintings by Donald Judd Through September 9: Walter Darby Bannard: 19591962 curated by Gean Moreno Through November 25: Francis Als May 17 through September 23: May 17 through October 14: Diamond Stingily Reception May 17, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. JEWISH MUSEUM OF SOUTH FLORIDA, FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach 305-672-5044 May 2 through October 7: Tennessee Williams: Playwright and Painter Through May 20: Stranded in Shanghai,1946 by Arthur Rothstein Through June 5: Spaces of Tolerance with various artists LITTLE HAITI CULTURAL COMPLEX 212-260 NE 59th Terr., Miami 305-960-2969 www.littlehaiticulturalcenter.com Contact gallery for exhibition information LOWE ART MUSEUM, UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI 1301 Stanford Dr., Coral Gables 305-284-3535 www.lowe.miami.edu Through May 27: Caribbean with various artists MIAMI-DADE COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART + DESIGN Freedom Tower 600 Biscayne Blvd., Miami 305-237-7700 www.mdcmoad.org Through September 30: By The People: Designing a Better America by various artists MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART NORTH MIAMI 770 NE 125th St., North Miami 305-893-6211 www.mocanomi.org Through May 6:Obscura by Lionel Smit NSU ART MUSEUM FORT LAUDERDALE 1 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale 954-525-5500 www.nsuartmuseum.org Through July 29: Through October 14: Contemporaries with various artists PREZ ART MUSEUM MIAMI 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami 305-375-3000 www.pamm.org Through September 2: The Worlds Game: Ftbol and Contemporary Art with various artists Through October 7: william cordova nows the time: narratives of southern alchemy by William Cordova Through April 8: On the Horizon: Contemporary Art from Jorge M. Prez Collection Through August 12: The Words of Others: Len Ferrari and Rhetoric in Times of War by Len Ferrari THE MARGULIES COLLECTION 591 NW 27th St., Miami 305-576-1051 www.margulieswarehouse.com Ongoing: Pop Art with various artists Anselm Kiefer The Margulies Permanent Collection with John Chamberlain, Amar Kanwar, Willem de Kooning, Olafur Eliasson, Michael Heizer, Donald Judd, Jannis Kounellis, Richard Serra, and Tony Smith THE RUBELL FAMILY COLLECTION 95 NW 29th St., Miami 305-573-6090 www.rfc.museum Through August 25: THE NATIONAL YOUNGARTS FOUNDATION 2100 Biscayne Blvd., Miami 305-377-1140 www.youngarts.org Contact gallery for exhibition information THE WOLFSONIAN-FIU 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach 305-535-2622 www.wolfsonian.org Through May 22: Material and Meaning: Earthenware, Stoneware, and Porcelain with various artists Through August 5: Graphics with various artists Through August 12: Constructing Revolution: Soviet Propaganda Posters from Between the World Wars with various artists Compiled by Melissa W allen Send listings, jpeg images, and events information to art@biscaynetimes.com Mexican-American artist Laura Aguilar, an intersectional feminist photographer known for her tender and oftentimes challenging portrayals of marginalized communities, is the subject of a powerful retrospective on view now at the Frost Art Museum. Organized by the Vincent Price Art Museum and presented in collaboration with the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, Show and Tell comprises more than 100 photographs by Aguilar, combining iconic portraits with seldom-seen works uncovered during a recent resurgence of interest in her career. The works on view vacillate between intimate snapshots of queer artists, friends, and immigrant families, among others, mixed with bold political statements that reconcile her cultural identity. The most stunning works feature the artist alone and nude, sitting or kneeling while surrounded by the earth. Here, Aguilar, a large-bodied woman, negotiates a new existence among the rocks, challenging the audience to see her not as a societal outcast but rather a work of beauty. Representation is a crucial aspect of the artists practice, similar to the communities she documents; her portraits invite audiences to see her subjects for who they are, and nothing else. Melissa Wallen Laura Aguilar, Grounded #111, inkjet print, 2006, at the Florida International University Frost Art Museum.

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58 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com May 2018 Culture: EVENTS CALENDARThe Merry Museum Month of MayMiami Museum Month is the perfect cusp-of-summer gift to us, with two dozen museums offering BOGO admission and other discounts (check your favored destina tions for details). Participants throughout this month of May include: PAMM, MOAD MDC, the Art Deco Museum, Wolfsonian, the Bass, the Rubell Family Collection, Frost Art Museum, Lowe Art Museum, the Insti tute of Contemporary Art Miami, ArtCenter/ South Florida, MOCA North Miami. Plus the Haitian Heritage Museum, Jewish Museum, Gold Coast Railroad Museum, Vizcaya, Coral Gables Museum, the Deering Estate, Ancient Spanish Monastery, the Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum, Museum of Science, HistoryMiami, Wings Over Miami, Childrens Museum, and Historic Homestead Town Hall Museum. Got to miamiandbeaches.com for details.Andalusian NightsThe 24-member National Arab Orches tra began as a small chamber ensemble in Michigan in 2009 with a goal of preserv ing and sharing classical and contemporary Arab music and culture. Today the orches tra tours frequently and has a chamber en semble of its own, plus a full-sized chorus. NAO comes to Miami on Saturday, May 12 at 8:00 p.m., with the program Layali al-Andalus, or Andalusian Nights, cel ebrating the music of Muslim Spain. The program at the Olympia Theater (174 E. Flagler St.) also features Flamenco guitar ist Jos Luis de la Paz and singers Marian Layousse, Usama Baalbaki, Alfonso Cid, and Susana Behar. Tickets: $25-$65. www. olympiatheater.org.Behold the Chamber Eclectic Nu Deco Ensemble Miamis chamber en semble moderne, closes another season at the Light Box at Goldman Warehouse (404 NW 26th St.) with an adventurous mix of compositions by Nicholas Omiccioli (Push/Pull); Darius Milhaud (Creation of the World); David Lang (Learn to Fly); and a symphonic suite by hip-hop Outkast artist Sam Hyken. Guest artist not announced by press time. The concerts take place Thursday through Saturday, May 17-19 at 8:00 each night. $40-$90. www.miamilightproject.com.HistoryMiamis Island ChroniclesHistoryMiamis resident historian, Paul George, hosts a Biscayne Bay Cruise on Sunday, May 13 from 10:00 a.m. to noon, with a focus on some of the bays famous is lands, including Fisher Island; the property of Flagler Memorial Island, named for railroad magnate Henry Flagler; barrier island Miami Beach and early developer Carl Fisher; and Capone. The tour aboard an Island Queen Cruises vessel leaves from Miamarina at Bayside Marketplace (401 Biscayne Blvd.). Museum members: $50, nonmembers: $60, children 12 and under: $25. Reservations required: www.historymiami.org.Something Old, Something NewThe Haitian Compas Festival turns 20 this year and tries out its new home at Mana Wynwood (318 NW 23rd St.). Tied in with Haitis Flag Day (May 18), the festival takes place Saturday, May 19 4:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.; but events include preand two after-parties during the week. Headliners include Tabou Combo, Gabel, Enposib, Harmonik, Djakout #1, Nu Look, T-Vice, Kai, Kreyol La, Vayb, Disip, Septen, Admiral T, Rutshelle, Tamara S. Ada, JPerry, Roody Roodboy, and Chi wawa, along with deejays Tony Mix, Nicky Mix, Power Mix, and DJ FMA. Look for plenty of Haitian dishes to enjoy with the music. Tickets start at $45; more for VIP tickets, party tickets, and package deals. www.haitiancompasfestival.com.Hardy and Lush, Exotic and EasyThe Redland International Orchid Show the nations largest, boasts more vices, orchid judging, orchid talks, food for every palate, and music and crafts. despite benign neglect, which will make it easier to bring home armfuls of these showy plants. The show at the Fruit and Spice Park runs Friday through Sunday, May 18-20 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day. The 37-acre park is located at 24801 SW 187th Ave. in Homestead. Admission: $10. redlandfruitandspice.com.Night Paddle on the Bay Whats more soothing than moonlight on water? The monthly Oleta River FullMoon Kayak Tour will put you right en scne Sit back and navigate by glow sticks as you paddle gently through the man groves out into the bay Saturday, May 26 from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Offered by the BG Oleta River Outdoor Center inside the state park (3400 NE 163rd St.), the group excur sion includes a guide escort. You need a swimsuit, towels, waterproof shoes, and insect repellent. Cost: $50 per person plus park entry fees. bgoletariveroutdoor.com/ event/full-moon-kayak-tour-14/Your New Line of Summer Shorts Welcome summer with the most indemand shorts around City Theatres Summer Shorts, that is. The only theater company that produces short plays exclu sively, the group saw its founding artistic director, Gail Garrisan, honored last month for outstanding achievement in the arts at the Carbonell Awards. The 2018 shorts production runs at the Adrienne Arsht Center (1300 Biscayne Blvd.) from Thurs day, May 31, through Sunday, July 1 with each performance date offering nine ten-minute comedies, dramas, and mini musicals. Recommended for ages 16 and up. Tickets $39-$59 www.arshtcenter.org. Compiled by BT contributor Dinah McNichols. Please send information and images to calendar@biscaynetimes.com. Here for the GrillingSteven Raichlen, comes off season three of his popular PBS series, Project Smoke with a reading and signing of his newest book, Project Fire: Cutting-Edge Techniques and Sizzling Recipes from the Caveman Porterhouse to Salt Slab Brownie SMores Hell be at Books & Books (265 Aragon Ave.) Wednesday, May 16 7:00 p.m. booksandbooks.com. Morocco with a New York TwistThe Brooklyn-based Innov Gnawa one of the top musical collectives in the U.S. Arabic music scene, is featured on Bonobos Bambro Koyo Ganda a 2017 Bill board Top 100 dance recording. Gnawa, a form of Moroccan ritual trance music, originated in Moroccos black communities whose forbearers were brought in as slaves or soldiers from Mali and Mauritania. Innov Gnawa uses vocals, a lute-like sinter, and metal castanets, and fuses New York Latin percussion and piano. The group performs Saturday, May 5 8:00, at the North Beach Bandshell (7275 Col lins Ave.). Tickets: $20. www.rhythmfoundation.com. Prodigious MusicalityThe Miami International Piano Festival presents Alexander Gavryluk. Born in Ukraine in 1984, Gavryluk began performing at age nine, and by gold medal at the Horowitz Internaat the Hamamatsu International Piano Competition; and gold medal at the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Masters Competition. Achievements like these have made him a guest of every major orchestra worldwide. He comes to the Aventura Arts and Cultural Center (3385 NE 188th St.) on Sunday, May 6 5:00 p.m., with a program of Bach, Haydn, Chopin, Scriabin, and Rachmaninov. 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May 2018 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com 59 Columnists: PICTURE STORYBy Paul S. George BT ContributorJackson Memorial Hospital is 100 years old. Not surprisingly, it has had a role in the citys rich history, including its efforts to treat the many its medical care for the injured after the area began grappling with the insidious effects of Jim Crowism. Further, the hospital has been on the cutting edge of medical technology, surgical procedures, and new treatment facilities. Early on, the need for a hospital in the rapidly growing City of Miami prompted Henry M. Flagler, the oil and railroad tycoon who helped found Miami maintain it. hospital and convert it to a rental apartment. Flagler reversed course in Florida East Coast Hospital for railroad employees and their families. James M. Jackson, M.D., who arrived in Miami as the Florida East Coast Railway Jackson also brought his private patients hospital was converted into living quarters for the armed forces stationed here. Already, however, another hospi tal had opened, known as the Friendly of the Holy Name, todays Gesu Catholic of the Florida East Coast Hospital, the facility quickly became burdened with and other directors to request the City of Miami to assume control of its opera Even with the addition of an operat ing room, the City Hospital, as it was now called, couldnt meet the medical it was replaced by another building one mile northwest of the original hospital in Jackson Memorial Hospital complex stands. Next month well examine the history of the new hospital and its suc cessor, Jackson Memorial Hospital. Paul George is historian at HistoryMiami Museum. To order a copy of this photo, contact HistoryMiami archives manager Ashley Trujillo at 305-375-1623, atrujillo@historymiami.org. Feedback: letters@biscaynetimes.com Photo courtesy of HistoryMiami, 1978-068-276Early Miami HospitalsA view of our past from the archives of HistoryMiami rfn rtbnntft f r t rfff rfntnntb ntnt fn f

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60 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com May 2018 Columnists: POLICE REPORTSBiscayne Crime BeatCompiled by Derek McCannRandom Playpen400 Block of NE 71st Street A woman observed one of her neigh bors as he was leaving his house. Its nice to know your neighbors and even their routines. Her neighbor didnt leave the area, though. Instead, he went to the house next door and threw a large rock through a window. He then entered the house and stayed inside for a long 20 minutes, in bur glary terms. He finally left via the front door and damaged it to the point that it could no longer close. Police later noted that the house hadnt been ransacked and that nothing was ap parently stolen. Its a mystery what he did inside. Hes been arrested. Denial of Warning Signs300 Block of NE 35th Street This homeowner would leave town on a regular basis nothing wrong with that so long as he has strong locks and a security system. This wasnt the case, as owner admitted the front lock could be manipulated and opened if one knew what he or she was doing. Upon arriving after two weeks out of town, he saw that his door was open, and that several items had been taken. Shortly before hed left for this last trip, he saw a vagrant standing in front of his house, looking inside. He shooed him away, left town, and didnt report the incident. Lets hope owner will at least get a barking dog tape. Your Mother Should Know600 Block of NE 83rd Terrace While watching television on his couch, a man heard a loud commotion coming from his kitchen. He arrived and saw his tough-as-nails mother wrestling with an intruder over her bag. At first the son watched as Mom threw the man to the ground while holding the bag. The suspect released the bag and tried to run out, but by this time, Son had his gun and chased him outside. A struggle ensued, which included fighting for the gun, which went off at one point. A neighbor, who was also packing heat, came running and forced the suspect to the ground. They held him, police came, and arrested the suspect. Dont hit this neighborhood, Miami scum.

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May 2018 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com 61 Free Marketing Maybe7600 Block of Biscayne Boulevard A clothing boutique had been broken into overnight. Glass-door entrance was found shattered the next morning. Many items of clothing were taken, including two boxes of shirts that said Roma Bakery and Coffee shop. The burglars exited via the shattered glass door. There are no cameras and no witnesses. Be wary of Roma Bakery enthusiasts. Food is so good at Roma, we may now have a crimi nal fencing operation aimed at people who love it and want the world to know.Watch Your Wallet at the Dollar Store400 Block of NE 81st Street a customers wallet and left the store. The wallet protruding from his pocket. The license inside the wallet, and the picture didnt match the offender. Man was ar rested and wallet returned to its rightful at the Dollar Store. Be smart. Be humble. Out of the Mouths of Babes5100 Biscayne Boulevard Victim placed her camera on a store counter at Dunkin Donuts and went to pay her bill. After getting her food and then sitting down to eat, she noticed that not only did she not have her camera, it was missing. She asked a cashier if she saw it, and a child in the location pointed at a man and said, He have the camera, which he repeated over and over. The suspected thief got into a car, but someone did get the license plate. When police arrived, the child and his parents had left the store. Arrest has not been made yet, and the little witness is no doubt currently eating Captain Crunch, and not talking to anyone.Shelter Phone Switcheroo?1500 Block of North Miami Avenue A man living in a shelter woke up and went for his phone, which was inside his pants. His phone was wet, though his pants were dry. When he looked at this phone, something was off: it was an LG Stylo 1, and not the 2. This was not his phone. He thinks it may have been a staff member who asked him about the phone earlier in the day, wondering what model number it was and obviously coveting his neighbors possession. Now stuck with the crappy 1 model, and the loss of his personal contacts, games, and sex sites, there is nothing else to do. No arrests have been made.Drinking Pal Did Him WrongNE 2nd Avenue and 57th Street Police were called after witnesses said they saw a violent dispute between two men. While they were hanging out and having drinks beer in paper bags the suspect got hold of victims wallet and took $400. One would think that $400 could have gotten them into a bar, rather than the sidewalk. After a ruckus, the victim got his wallet back; supposedly the suspect threw it on the ground and ran off. Police found it strange that $140 was still left in the wallet as perhaps the suspect felt bad and wanted to leave him something. Story changed a bit during the interview, and no leads have been generated.Volleyball Out of Bounds2400 Block of S. Bayshore Drive At lunchtime, a woman went to play volof the court and headed to the net for play. Hey, exercise through your lunch break, be free and open, and always wear the latest. Of course, the latest, went missing. This is a sad moment for the loss of innocence, as another Miamian becomes jaded.Condiment Cold Case 400 Block of Biscayne Boulevard A food delivery employee was making his rounds, emptying his truck over several locations. At each location, he removed crates and left them on the pallet as he took out that days order from his truck. Stealing was not his concern, because who in the world is going to steal a heavy box of ketchup in broad daylight with the victim only several feet away? Well, with the workers back to the items, a suspect quickly grabbed a heavy box of ketchup and waddled off, as it is hard to run with a box of ketchup. He was not detained; let them eat ketchup! Feedback: letters@biscaynetimes.com

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In 1953, North Miami Beach tried to get the underutilized land back, with the case ending up in the Florida Supreme Court. The county won. During the 1960s and 1970s, outdoor concerts were held there in a large open among the headliners. In 2013, county parks planner R.S. Tietgen told the BT that East Greynolds Park is as developed as the county intends to have it. This is a park site that will be preserved in as natural a state as possible. Biscayne Boulevard leads into the parks parking is now $2 an hour. Theres a bathroom building nearby and a large trailer broadcasting popular music in the parking lot. They rent single and double kayaks, standup paddle boards, 62 Biscayne Times www.BiscayneTimes.com May 2018 Columnists: PARK PATROLMore Than MangrovesEast Greynolds Park now has watercraft rentals and a dog parkBy Janet Goodman BT ContributorEast Greynolds Park at 16700 Biscayne Blvd. in North Miami Beach is mostly an undeveloped, protected natural area. the Northeast Regional Dog Park, one Amelia Earhart Park, and Tropical Park are the other three). But most visitors Dog Park or simply Greynolds Dog Park. As reported by the BT Piece, June 2013), in 1935, Sunny Isles It was called East Greynolds Park, and North Miami Beach eventually gave the property to Dade County. animal. People have brought cats along. They seem to like it. highlighting water trails up Royal Canal, mangrove water trail that heads south tee sightings. Crocodile warning signs are posted by the kayak launch area. here, weve seen an increase in the Boulevard and tell us they had no idea Greynolds Park. In 1993, the Miami-Dade County Park. Invasive Australian pines were removed to help restore it to its natural environmentally endangered land that has been protected public land in Florida the countys parks that are managed and protected by the Natural Areas ManSpaces Department. Biscayne Bay Restoration Enhancement Programs East Greynolds Park ShoreLooking south across a wide expanse of open space, with The Harbour condo towers in background. Alfresco Fun rentals provides kayaks, paddleboards, canoes, and gear for people and pets.BT photos by Janet Goodman EAST GREYNOLDS PARK16700 Biscayne Blvd. North Miami Beach, FL 33160 305-945-3425 Hours: Sunrise to sunset Picnic tables:Yes Barbecues:Yes Picnic pavilions:Yes Tennis courts:No Yes Kayak rentals:Yes Dog park:Yes Playground:No Park Rating Biscayne Blvd East Greynolds Park Dixie Hwy

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May 2018 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com 63 Feedback: letters@biscaynetimes.com Visitors can get a view of mangrove restoration from the pier, which overlooks Maule Lake. Protected mangroves lter toxins, prevent ooding, and provide food and shelter for wildlife. A walkway leads from the parking lot to the dog-park gate, which doesnt shut and lock. rfnftbbt ENROLL TODAY! fbbttbb

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64 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com May 2018 Doodle Dogs, Part IIKids and goldendoodles are a good mixBy Janet Goodman BT ContributorLong-time Miami Shores resident BT BT love are strewn throughout the house and Goodman is a dog trainer and principal of Good Dog Bad Dog: info@gooddogbad dogmiami.com. Feedback: letters@biscaynetimes.com Seven-month-old Chaucer: The kids love him.BT photo by Janet Goodman

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May 2018 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com 65 Parental WrathA basketball mom is shocked at behavior in the stands By Jenni Person BT ContributorIve been thinking a lot lately about the issue my co-columnist, Stuart Sheldon, addressed a few years ago in this space: No more meaningless rewards and praise unless the kids truly earn it. The entitlement and self-righteousness bred by the trend of participation awards is bad for our culture and for future generations. Stuart goes on to outline how through this practice we are overpraising and trying to keep our kids happy all the time, and protecting them from life...when they never grasp the concept of having to do something in order to get a reward or praise. Meanwhile, having now become a basketball mom, Im seeing the complete opposite happening. While I dont really understand a whole lot about the game, Im still pretty sure that what I see is a lot of parents behaving really badly in the stands. At tournaments I attend in South Florida, theres always at least one or two parents being particularly hard on their kids from the sidelines. At more seeing it at all, but at home league games, thats where its the worst. I cringe inside when I hear the way some parents berate their kids from the stands with criticism and name-calling, exclaiming expletives as they express their own frustration. In some cases these are the same parents who overprotect these same kids in other ways. How can a parent coddle a kid by, for example, not letting that kid walk the six blocks to basketball from school by himself or herself (building independence, the kid is so precious and fragile, and then turn around and treat that kid like garbage? A few years back I witnessed a dad of one of the boys in my sons social group call to a few of them he was driving home. He was ready to leave a birthday party so he needed to gather them, Lets go, girls ! he called out to alert three or four boys as they delayed departure while tossing a football around the adults as we stood and chatted. I was appalled by this level of misogyny and homophobia from my own generation and community, but I was also appalled because this dad was a part of a family that was well known to be the most overprotective at the time, the most overly coddling of their kids. This was an our kids dont drive with anyone but us, apply hand sanitizer before getting in our car and then again before entering our house, our kids dont do sleepovers kind of family. They participation-award mentality. And yet here was this dad mentally abusing his do this again and again, and every time as the hairs on my back stood up, I was of participation awards and overpraise to move away from insulating our kids from the realities of life. They need to learn how to cope and manage with failures and disappointments and imperfections and surprises on the bumpy road of life. This is how they learn to be successful, as Stuart underscored in his column. But the opposite extreme is problematic as well. We cant express violent anger and disappointment so lightly and normally, either. We want them to learn how to succeed in the name of success, not simply in order to avoid their parents wrath or demeaning verbal attacks. Also, trust me, if your kids screw up on the basketball court (or anywhere else enough about themselves already. That comes naturally with kid-hood, especially for tweens and teens. As I said above, I dont really know a lot about this game. Thus, now that watching basketball unprepared, thanks youth, I have developed the approach of just watching the movement. And its all beautiful, whether or not a single point is ever scored. These human bodies, created by other human bodies and nurtured by our love, are stunning in motion. And Im pretty sure my son knows I feel that way. He gives me a lot to cheer about in the traditional ways on the court, too, and he knows Im proud of his particular baller prowess. He also knows the tremendous joy I get from of the choreography. So please, fellow parents, just watch your kids soar and leap and create beautiful shapes and rhythm on the court. Thats all you need to do. Shut up and enjoy the grace and the wonder of it all. Feedback: letters@biscaynetimes.com 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

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66 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com May 2018 Dont, Dont, and DontThree great rules for maintaining a healthy yardBy Jeff Shimonski BT ContributorMy landscape isnt what the typical trendy high-end garden looks like for all these white boxes that are metastasizing throughout our older neighborhoods. stalled. We dont have those three requisite palms, and a couple of native tree hedges jammed into a corner to make up some of the mitigation requirements for the older trees that were cut down so the house and pool could take all the available space. I have no grass to cut so the lawn guys dont have to run their blowers to send my leaf litter down the street to the closest storm drain. I actually retain most of the leaf litter the palms and trees drop on my landscape. I let it lie where it falls or in the case of fallen palm fronds I stack them in piles that I let decompose. This has created a nice organic layer of topsoil, perfect for growing palms and papayas. The organic layer is also uncompacted, which means tree and plant roots grow deeper. My papaya plants, one over 20 feet tall, withstood Hurricane Irma. Theyre still producing fruit. Its a shame when I see people removing leaf litter from their property and sending it out with the garbage. Its a great resource. Whats even more of a shame is when the maintenance folks dump a pile or two of black dirt to spread around on the property. I hear this is supposed to provide nutrition to the plants. Lets see, you spent hundreds, maybe thousands of dollars trucking soil to your property, another few hundred or thousand dollars spreading it around with a front-end loader thats compacting the ground so youll have poor drainage and ing and youll watch as, over the next year, all of that organic matter oxidizes and disappears into thin air? What did you accomplish, other than throwing away thousands of dollars? Throwing a thin layer of black dirt on top of the ground or your lawn accomplish es nothing other than raising the per-caps of the landscape maintenance company. Throwing black dirt into the holes surrounding the root balls of newly planted trees doesnt accomplish anything and is also a waste of money. The new plant or tree roots will eventually need to grow into the surrounding soil. So make the surrounding soil uncompacted and more hospitable to the plant roots. We need to start retaining the organic material that our landscaping produces on our property. The organisms that decompose the leaf litter actually provide a steady pulse of nutrients for your plants. The organic matter provides a substrate moisture and nutrients to your plants. As you create a layer of organic matter in the top few inches of soil that we have here in south Florida, you will need to irrigate less often. Organic matter the health of your plants. Theyll have less drought stress, which is the initial cause of many insect problems that affect our lawns, shrubs, trees, and palms. Besides, youll have lower water bills. The accompanying photo is the dog poop mushroom, or Pisolithus tinctorius one of our plants and trees. It has nothing to do with dogs or poop; its so named because it looks like dog poop to some of us. When it As it weathers, it begins to break down and become lumpy. It pops up in my landscape regularly. I also see it on older home sites where the soil isnt compacted and theres mushrooms in landscapes is a good sign of soil health. Normally, the soil isnt compacted, which results in good drainage so less run-off, roots grow deeper. Trees are better able to withstand high winds, roots have more and better access to nutrients and available soil moisture. I always encourage architects and landscape architects to save the native soil on a property about to be demolished. This around and in the planting beds of the new landscape. This soil normally has excellent drainage and a good organic component, with the accompanying micro-organisms and fungi that the new landscape needs. ganisms evolved over many years. Dont throw it away and waste a good resource. Dont purchase black dirt and fancy soil additives. And dont waste your money fertilizing newly installed landscape plants and trees. BT photo by Jeff ShimonskiA benecial dog poop mushroom in my garden.

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May 2018 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com 67 A Park and What Surrounds ItCity asks Little Havana residents for ideasBy Blanca Mesa BT ContributorReplace the palm tree with shade trees in Miami, and what do you get? A livable city, a community where you can walk and bike, and be connected. So says world-renowned urbanist Gil Cities, a Toronto-based urban parks and mobility advocacy group. Were happier walking because when we walk, we use all our senses, Penalosa says, adding that we were created to walk, Penalosa came to Miami recently as part of the Miami Downtown Development Authoritys (DDA) Linked & Liveable Miami Immersion Week. One stop on his whirlwind tour of public meetings? Henderson Park, a small urban green space in the citys crowded East Little Havana neighborhood. Crammed into the park are tennis a playground, and two scrappy parcels of grass that no one seems to know what to do with. A tall metal fence holds it all in. Narrow, treeless streets with narrow sidewalks surround the park, making the journey to it feel unsafe and uncomfortable. Henderson is ground zero in the battle to re-green and reconnect Miami. component in its plan to promote transportation and connectivity through better transit, and complete streets that give walkers and bikers equal rights. Henderson is in a very strategic location close to downtown, says Anneliese Morales, a Little Havana resident and long-time activist. Its a secret park in an area that has virtually no parks. In the waning light of a recent weekday, teens kick soccer balls in the park, and children scramble on the playground equipment. Inside the community center pavilion, a crowd is phy for urban spaces. He tells them that a city gets it right when its public The residents give feedback on what theyd like to see in their park and their votes on a poster board list of priorities. Im not surprised, says Laurie Fucini-Joy, an engineer with Urban Health Partnerships (UHP). Going to a park is a relief. Its hot and you need a relaxing green area. UHP works with the Live Healthy Little Havana initiative in the City of ment can help improve the health of residents. Parks, bike lanes, and safe sidewalks play a crucial role, she says. UHP will paint colorful crosswalks on the streets leading to Henderson Park to make them more visible. Shade trees and more parks would be great, too, she adds. We need community leaders to step up and listen to the voices of people in Little Havana, she says. Penalosa is big on public spaces that accommodate everyone. The communitys quality of life depends on how we treat our most vulnerable our children, the elderly, the poorest among us, he explains. He is also big on mobility and public spaces. Parks should include everything from tot-lots to viejotecas or discote ques for elders to dance to their music, he says. And above all, safe passage by making streets accessible, safe, lined with shade trees, and with marked crosswalks, which are sorely missing at Henderson Park and throughout the city. Penalosa loves walking and biking because he says theyre the only indi vidual transport methods and also the most democratic and affordable. Instead of spending money on widening roads, governments should shift funds to make streets safer for pedestrians and bicyclists, and invest in public spaces and parks. Its very clear Miami has been built for cars, not people, Penalosa explains. It will need a major transpor tation shift. Right now, many streets are too big, too wide, and its very danger ous for pedestrians. In downtown Miami, Penalosa was struck by the unwieldiness of Biscayne Boulevard, and its air pollution and trafthe grand boulevard with a parking lot in the middle cuts off the waterfront from the rest of the city. It doesnt make sense for the street to be so wide, he says. The city also needs many more trees. Greening the city is tied to economic vitality, he believes. World-class cities have the best quality of life, which is one of the most important tools of economic competitiveness in a globalized world. Miami could be a very green city but it has to more ambitious to get there. Feedback: letters@biscaynetimes.com Hotwheels.com Urbanist Gil Penalosa on Biscayne Boulevard: It doesnt make sense for the street to be so wide.

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68 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com May 2018 By Jacqueline Coleman BT ContributorThose of you who read my column last month may remember that we were celebrating a very important red wine holiday in April with Malbec World Day. Fortunately for us, the festivities of spring drinking will continue through May. We have two very important celebratory wine-drinking holidays back-toback this month, starting with International Chardonnay Day on May 24, and National Wine Day on May 25. And what better way to commemorate both than by combining them into a celebration of the mother of all wines, or at least the wine that all our mothers drink, French Chardonnay. The region made famous for producing some of the most classic Chardonnays is of course the region of Burgundy in France. A white Burgundy is always Chardonnay, but many think of the Chablis region as the true that almost any white Bourgogne will be worth your money, but you dont have to pay top dollar to experience a satisfying French Chardonnay. Let me tempt your tastes with one of these eight economical Chardonnays from France and give you a reason to say ooh l l without breaking the bank. Lets start with one white Burgundy that is arguably the best wine of the bunch. The 2016 Louis Jadot Mcon-Villages Chardonnay is sure to be a crowd pleaser at your International Chardonnay Day celebration. Strong melon, green apple, and a bit of fresh earth on the nose give it a very traditional Burgundy personality right off the bat. Refreshing, crisp, and light with balanced acidity, this unoaked Chardon nay is perfect for a spring day. For something a little creamier, try the 2016 Debeaune Special Selection Chardonnay Fresh and clean on the nose with citrus and apple notes, this fruity Chardonnay smooths out with a touch of oak on the palate. Flavorful and round in the mouth means that will not leave you wanting. The 2016 Ropiteau Chardonnay is another lovely lightto medium-bodied wine with a crisp but not overwhelming but there is also a hint of nuts. If youre looking for an entry-level Chardonnay, this is a great one to share with traditionally non-Chard drinkers. If your wine tribe prefers more unoaked options for your Chardonnay Day, try the 2016 Luc Pirlot Classique Chardonnay This medium-bodied, pale-yellow wine will leave you with a hint of pear-tart on the palate. Fresh acidity means that it will go well with your seafood feast, or even some creamy goat cheese. Another crowd pleaser is sure to be the 2016 St. Martin Reserve Chardonnay from the South of France. Lots of stone fruit, apples, and pears hit you on the nose, and a balanced palate awaits with a round and slightly nutty not oaky at all, my notes on this wine say that its The color of the next wine will most certainly bring about some smart comments from guests. The 2013 Kinetic Chardonnay may be showing a bit of its age with a deep, concentrated gold color. Strong almonds, pear, and honey on the nose lead you to a bold and round Chardonnay on the tongue. With a fuller body, this wine is more typical of the Chardonnays you see coming out of California. For something that is extremely pleasant on the palate with pick up a bottle of the 2016 Bouchard An & Fils Chardonnay Rich pear and apple, along with intimations of leading to a fuller bodied wine with just a dab of butter to round it out. Another who cant decide between crispy or oaky. Finally, we have a label that will surely provoke a chuckle in even the most serious Chardonnay snobs. Try a 2016 Fat Bastard Chardonnay if you need to lighten up the mood. With more of that honey sweetness and a predomithis wine will pair better with your humorous conversation than with anything on the dinner table. Regardless of your level of wine mastery, dont let anyone tell you that you cant have an occasional Fat Bastard. Feedback: letters@biscaynetimes.com Louis Jadot Mcon-Villages Chardonnay is $11.99 at the North Miami Beach ABC Fine Wine & Spirits (16355 Biscayne Blvd., 305944-6525).The North Miami Total Wine & More (14750 Biscayne Blvd., 305-354-3270) carries the Rserve St. Martin Chardonnay, Ropiteau Chardonnay, and the Luc Pirlet Chardonnay Unoaked for $9.99, and the Kinetic and Jean-Claude Debeaune Special Selection Chardonnays for $10.99 each. Whole Foods Market in North Miami (305-892-5505) carries the Bouchard An & Fils Chardonnay for $10.99. And Publix at Biscayne and 18th has Fat Bastard Chardonnay for $9.99 (305-358-3433).Have Some French Chardonnay for MayRed, white, and you: Agreeable wine for $12 or less

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May 2018 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com 69 Columnists: DISHNew Seasonal Menus Pop Up Across MiamiFood news we know you can useBy Geoffrey Anderson Jr. and Dianne Rubin BT ContributorsSpring is well under way, and res taurants are rolling out new menus to celebrate the season. As a result, diners have been busy enjoying fresh sea sonal bites throughout the 305. Before you know it, though, summer will be here, so make sure to rush in and try some of these great items before they may disappear. Cte Gourmet in Miami Shores (9999 NE 2nd Ave., 305-754-9012) is one of the eateries that recently revamped its Italian and French offerings. Classic dishes like escargot in parsley butter and the croque madame are joined by spinach ravioli, lamb chops with goat cheese cream, and smoked salmon crpes at this neighborhood spot. Whether youre in the mood for a light bite or a heavy meal, theres something for everyone. If its been a while since you visited Pinch Kitchen in MiMo (8601 Biscayne Blvd., 305-631-2018), the new menu can look daunting. Instead of focusing on in dividual entres, Pinch has delved into the world of sharing plates and family-style cuisine; youre going to want to come with a large party to try delicious entres like the Black Angus ribeye, octopus cro quettes, and oxtail and polenta. Veggies and baby eggplant are just a few of the plant-based options available. Up in North Miami Beach, Duffys Sports Grill (3969 NE 163rd St., 305760-2124) is trying its hand at healthier fare. The chicken wings and carbs that now featured alongside lighter bites like burrata salad, tequila lime shrimp tacos, and orange ginger mahi. You no longer have to worry about derailing your diet when catching the big game. When we think of Sugar (788 Brick Miami in Brickell, food is the last thing on our minds; we see it as more of a post-work watering hole. The new food menu at this rooftop bar is changing that perception, though. Sharing plates like bang bang shrimp and the Sugar sushi roll tempura shrimp, salmon, avocado, and carrot pair nicely with the array of new spring cock tails and the venues signature skyline view. New additions have also popped up at Boulud Sud (255 Biscayne Blvd. Way, 305-421-8800) just over the bridge. The downtown Mediterranean establishment has swapped in items like agnolotti with mushrooms, snap peas, bresaola, and parmesan fonduta; grouper with venere risotto; and an under-the-radar corn soup. Just wait until you see what pastry chef Saeko Nemoto has up her sleeves, as well. OPENINGS Seasonal menus arent the only new things appearing across Miamis dining scene. South Florida also welcomed several eateries in recent months, including 222 Taco (1624 79th St. Cswy., 833-222-8226). The North Bay Village taco shop comes from one of the founders of the wildly pop ular Coyo Taco, and as youd expect, usual suspects like tacos and burritos make an appearance. What really caught our eye were the family-style options, which we havent seen at other Mexican spots; the al pastor taco platter and nacho friends are designed for big groups (or appetites). Needless to say, were already planning our Carnivores can now head to Flem ings Steakhouse (600 Brickell Ave., Suite 150, 786-915-8790) in Brickell for hearty steaks and stiff drinks. We know what youre thinking: Great, another steakhouse. Thats an understandable comment, considering its in a saturated area known for power lunches and bigmoney deals. But theres just something about that delectable prime bone-in ribeye and the miso glazed Chilean sea bass that has us hopeful about Flemings Over in Edgewater, C Si Bon (350 NE 24th St., 786-615-4820) is serving up tasty French cuisine. Although its not exactly new to the scene, its new to us: The restaurant opened at the tail end of last year, and it has since gained a loyal following. With varied offerings like sauted lobster tail, old-style-mustard-crusted salmon steak, and roasted corn-fed chicken breast, its not hard to see why. CLOSINGS Downtown Miami lost another great restaurant recently: Downtown Bistro The French restaurant was a hotspot during lunch, but like other downtown eateries, it wasnt able to draw much of a dinner crowd. Were going to miss that French onion soup. 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: restaurants@biscaynetimes.com Feedback: letters@biscaynetimes.com Courtesy of Cte GourmetEscargot de Bourgogne from Cte Gourmet.

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