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12 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com July 2018 rfnt tntfnbfbf fnnfnbnrtn tfnffn tfnfnntr nrfbfnttbf fr nfrffntbbffn fffftr fbrtffnbfrnt ntfntbfnft ntrntbrntbfntfnrn tfnbrf tnrfnbrtfftbbnf nfrttnrnrrf fnnfntrfntbntbnf nfr bffrfnrf ntbnrr rfrrfn nrfnfnntrfrfffntr ntrrftnntbntbnbbrfntrnt tfnbf ftrntfnntftffrbfnnr fnfrfnn ffrrfn nrfbfnnr rnnftbffffnf rnfnfnb rbrt fnrnrtrff nbfnfbnffnnrtfr fnrntffnntntbnbbrfntrfnff fnbffnff ntrrfftntntb No One Sells Miami Better!PROPERTIES EXCLUSIVELY FOR SALE BY THE JACK CODEN GROUP of rfntbnffrbnfn Cemetery Deserves a Good Break for a ChangeI read with interest Janet Goodmans cover story (Rest in Pieces, June 2018), which brought to mind your occasional calendar listings about HistoryMiami tours of the cemetery around Halloween, if I recall. Rather ghoulish for an institution concerned with history still, Ive promised myself to buy tickets this year for either that or the Dade Heritage Trust bike tour. I want my children to learn more about the history at our feet, literally, and I also want to do my small part to help preserve Miamis past generations. The Dade Heritage Trust abso lutely deserves city funding since our elected officials have washed their hands of efforts to add further improvements. I dont know who is ultimately responsible the fami lies or the city for those mausole ums with smashed-in doors and the coffins with exposed bones, but it sounds like vandalism and the citys responsibility. I wish the story had contained that detail. Our history is what makes us who we are. Erase that and we lose the guideposts for moving forward. Linda Stalls Carpenter MiamiA Museum Without the Bling or Bells and WhistlesThe Miami City Cemetery is more than a graveyard. Its an outdoor museum a really valuable one in a transient place like this. That fact is obviously lost on city leaders who have no sense of history. Leaders who are so so cheap they wont even water the trees and plants, or put in garbage bins, or honor our collective past with plaques and infor mational signage. as a very unpopular city commissioner. Only a political knucklehead would right next to this solemn resting place of Miamis founders and the many casualties of U.S. wars. Good story, and kudos to all the volunteers. Daniel Rodriguez Miami Going Green Hits GoldOnce again, Blanca Mesa hits it out of the ball park with her article on creep ing extinction (End of Life, June 2018), though ugh... What a photo you ran with her story. [Editors note: The photo showed documentary filmmaker Louis Psihoyos standing amid hun dreds of severed shark fins for sale.] The effects of climate change are closing in fast, and the Trump administration is undoing hundreds, if not thousands, of environmental safeguards including striking the very words climate change (and the ideas behind them) from much of FEMAs long-range strategic plan ning, killing federally funded climate research, promoting dirty fossil fuel extraction and offshore drilling, roll ing back factory and automotive toxic emissions standards, lifting protec tions for endangered species. And on and on. We need to vote these dangerous people out, along with the robber barons theyve named to cabinet posts. Sharon Weinberg Aventura Home-Grown Praise for Local WritersCongratulations and thank you to John Ise of Miami Shores for yet another excellent article, Out of the Rough (June 2018). Miami Shores Country Club is indeed a gem in our oasis known as Miami Shores Village. I am a non-golfer, but I am always glad to see the golf course being utilized by those who continue to enjoy the sport. I am, however, a fan of the MSCC Sunday brunch. In my opinion, its the best brunch in the area. I have attended luncheons and eaten in the lounge and think the menu, prices, and service are very good. In the May BT issue, Mr. Ise wrote about our cultural amenities (The Secret of Success). We are fortunate to have the Miami Theater Center in our backyard. I do miss O Cinema, but have enjoyed the performances presented at MTC and the Sandbox. A shout-out to the great work of founder and former executive director of MTC, Stephanie Ansin, and the current resident theater company, Mad Cat. Mad Cats founder, Paul Tei, and the company, including the band, are very Commentary: LETTERS Continued on page 14
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14 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com July 2018 talented (Jessica Farr is still my favorite!) and diverse in their creativity. Back to the June issue, I must close with a few comments regarding the Park Patrol column by Janet Goodman. World-Class Splash, indeed, as the headline crowed. The Miami Shores Aquatic Center is a water-world wonder and an asset to the village. Residents and non-residents are provided with many amenities, but at what cost? Residents continue to pay for the bond approved by voters to build the item will remain part of the MS non-ad valorum taxes for another 11-12 years. In the meantime, as the article states, Miami Shores has spent approximately $60,000 in expenses for improvements thus far. The article further states that this year a little bit more than half of the centers expenses are anticipated to be covered by revenues. I doubt it will ever be self-sustaining but hope that it will. That leaves the balance of expenses, a little bit less than half, to be covered by MS residents. So to my fellow Miami Shores residents in particular, I say: Enjoy the Aquatic Center. We are paying for it. Joan L. Dunn Miami Shores Karma Bites at Post 29Thanks for Erik Bojnanskys excellent article on the archaeological discov eries at the site of the demolished American Legion Harvey W. Seeds Post 29 (Scratching the Surface, June 2018). I have to say I enjoy a bit of guilty pleasure from these kinds of development-pausing stories but thats not all. So much of our history has been razed that when relics from the long-ago past are unearthed, I breathe a little thank you. I look forward to hearing more from reporter Bojnansky about what is unearthed at the site. It may not be Miami Circle, as he notes, and it may be an ancient garbage site but even a refuse pit can tell us a great deal about the lives of the people who lived here long ago. And this is my neigh borhood, so I have a personal interest in the outcome. There were memorable articles written a few years back in Smithsonian and National Geographic on archaeological work at an early Jamestown garbage pit that turned up evidence of extreme drought and cannibalism! Tonya Fuller Upper EastsideShe Appreciates Our CommunityRegarding some recent Biscayne Times issues, I particularly liked your Community News articles about archeological (Scratching the Surface, June 2018) and the moving of the St. Martha Concert series to Allapattah (A Divine Intimacy, June 2018). Plus other local issues. Thanks again! Carol Hoffman-Guzmn Miami Shores Start with the OrganizationStuart Sheldons Family Matters column ArtCenter/South Florida Ready to Fund Art Ideas (June 2018) was amazing. Thank you for that. I was curious about applying for the grant that was referenced in the article but not sure who to contact. Any contact information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, BT Daniel Russo Shorecrest Editors note: Unfortunately, appli cations for the Ellies are now closed. Winning applicants will be announced in October. Jack King Strikes GoldLeave it to Jack King to remind me that theres humor is dark times (What You Can Buy With $75 Mil lion, May 2018). Lets hope Florida voters refuse to give Rick Scott a seat in the U.S. Senate. Havent we had enough of plutocrats who think, like Trump, that the only smart people are the truly wealthy, and only they should be in power? Roberta Leonard North Miami Trees Get TractionA belated thank you for an excellent and very informative expos by David Villano on the City of Miamis tree fund (In Trees We Trust, March 2018). Now the community needs to take action. Dolly MacIntyre, secretary Dade Heritage Trust MiamiCommentary: LETTERS LettersContinued from page 12 Congratulates The Class of 2018 r rfnt b fnt n tfnt bn tfnt nnnn n nn bnn nn n nnf nfnt nnf rfnt nnbnbb nfb nbn nfntnb fnt bnbnfn bnf nn fntn rfnt nn bnn nfnn ntfnt b n n ntfntnnnnn fnn fnt tbn n n rfnt nnnn rfnt fnn rfntbn nfnt BARRYUNIVERSITY
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16 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com July 2018 Commentary: MIAMIS KING Big Ego, No BrainsTrump is beginning to look downright scaryBy Jack King BT ContributorJust about the time you think it cant get any worse with President Donald the Dumpster Trump, it does. The Dumpster now has called for mass deportations to be carried out with no judges or court cases in his latest tirade against undocumented immigrants. The president kicked his rhetoric up a notch despite polls showing that 60 percent of Americans oppose his administrations zero-tolerance policy at the border by declaring that undocumented immigrants, many of whom are seeking asylum, must not be allowed to invade our country. And this tweet: When somebody comes in, we must immediately, with no Judges or Court Cases, bring them back from where they came. Our system is a mockery to good immigration policy and Law and Order. He went on to insist that U.S. immigration policy is laughed at all over the world. Gee, thats funny since the United Nations recently warned that the Dumpsters policy on migrant family separations was bordering on torture. The Dumpster is really beginning to a goofy clown. Now I think it could be much worse, and his actions could have long-term implications. Recently, for reasons that are unclear to me, Ive been reading several books about people who lived in Europe in the me why. I wander in many directions. One book had a lot of background about Germany before the Second World War. For those of you who may not know, Germany lost the First World War and was savaged by the rest of the world with sanctions, only to be followed the Great Depression in 1929. Even worse than that (from their perspective), Germans found themselves competing with a group of people who actually knew how to work for a living the Jews. They took the jobs the Germans wouldnt do, and the Germans hated them for it. The story beginning to sound familiar? So the Germans, mad as hell at these despised people, voted heavily for the Nazi Party, which promoted Adolf Hitler, who did, if thats what you call killing six mil lion Jews and starting a war that killed up to 80 million people worldwide. Can something like that ever happen again? In the United States? Remember that the First World War was called the the war to end all wars. That didnt turn out so well. And we have more deadly weapons now. And nowhere to run and hide. And back to the Dumpster. I know most of you have some level of Dumpster Sanity Syndrome, but you must stay informed if you wish to maintain your own sanity. Im not sure how many people know that, according to the Washington Post the Dumpster crossed the 3000-lie milestone in under 500 days. Im sure its a world record, but never fear he has 800 days to eclipse that it, and I am sure he will make it! Here are some of best recently: The Dumpster has claimed 72 times that he passed the biggest tax cut in history. It turns out that this was only the eighth-largest tax cut in history. Aw, whats a few digits? He claimed that under the Iran nu clear agreement, the United States gave Iran $150 million, but the money was actually Irans and the U.S. had seized it. He claimed that we have done more than anybody in a year and I accomplished more than I promised. had signed fewer bills than any president since Dwight Eisenhower. The Dumpster said for the 29th China is $500 billion, but it is really about $300 billion. He also said that we lose about $500 billion through the trade He said that major newspapers and television networks make up sources for their news. How would he know that? I can tell you that anybody in the news immediately, unless of course, you work for the National Enquirer and Im pretty sure that working there requires that you do make up stuff. As a matter of fact (no pun intended), the better you make stuff up, the more you probably get paid! And on a much more somber note that we should be aware of war: I truly believe we could have another major war, especially when you have country leaders like Putin and the Dumpster. They have massive egos and small brains, and both believe that theyll live forever. But so did Hitler and Stalin and others who thought they could conquer the world and live to tell about it. Feedback: firstname.lastname@example.org Miami Commissioner Joe Carollo.
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18 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com July 2018 Commentary: MY VIEW Incorporation Makes the BallotLets think this through before November, pleaseBy Hortense Leon Special to the BTIm not partial to change, especially when its change for the sake of change. That may explain why I found the June 5 Miami-Dade County Commission meeting unsettling. At that meeting, commissioners passed a resolution that will allow residents to vote next November on the incorporation of neighborhoods in northeast Miami-Dade. my motto, and what I saw and heard at the commission meeting failed to con vince me that the Skylake and Highland Lakes neighborhoods, plus the Ojus com mercial district all of which are part of the unincorporated municipal service area (UMSA) need to be incorporated. The pro-incorporation advocates at the meeting spoke passionately about what they see as a need for more police in the area, both for their childrens safety and their own. In a separate interview with me, Lenny Feldman, past president of the Sky lake/Highland Lakes Homeowners Asso ciation, complained that there were only a a sprawling 17-square-mile area, including the area targeted for incorporation. If a portion of the area becomes a city, spread over three shifts, to cover the new 3.5-square-mile municipality, which would have a population of roughly 19,000. Residents who spoke about the need for greater security tend to live in the more fashionable, more tranquil parts of family homes and well-manicured lawns, Opponents of incorporation, meanwhile, tend to live in 1960s-era condominiums, many of which are in need of repair. They told the commissioners that theyre happy with the status quo, and that they see incorporation as an existential threat. Cheerleaders for incorporation, seated on the left side of the commission cham bers, were dressed like a sports team, in identical bright-blue T-shirts emblazoned with the message Let Us Vote. On the right side of the chambers sat those in opposition, a group of mostly elderly His panic residents, clad in largely unlettered red shirts or blouses of different styles. When the members of Team Red spoke, many in Spanish with the aid of an interpreter, they pleaded for the preservation of their homes. Housing costs throughout the county have already gone through the roof, and people with low to moderate incomes are being driven out of their neighborhoods. They said they worried that incorporation would encourage rezoning and allow higher density, thus attracting investors and developers who would then cajole condo owners into selling their units, leaving them out in the cold because the sale proceeds would fail to cover housing costs elsewhere. These residents were also concerned that incorporation would mean higher property taxes. Where would I go if I have to leave here? one woman asked the audience, adding that she wants to live in her home until shes carried to the cemetery. These fears persist, in spite of the pro posed budgets that have been prepared for the unnamed city including one devel oped by PMG Associates Inc., an econom ic, marketing, and management consultant be necessary to support a new city. Today the area is a donor community and actu ally contributes $1.5 million more than it receives back from the county in services, according to Commissioner Sally Heyman, whose district encompasses the area. Feldman says there are ways to manage costs for the new city. For example, he suggests, the new city could rent exist But theres no guarantee that this is how incorporation will play out. Plus, residents now, they will want a new municipal building. On the other hand (and, unfortunately, I only have two hands), the tall, sleek buildings going up along W. Dixie Highway would contribute a lot of ad valorem tax revenue to whatever governmental body is in control. Its hard to know if either of these camps hopes or fears have a basis in fact. A number of people I talked to believe that the threat of redevelopment developers who were on the hunt for property to exploit. Its interesting to note, however, that many of Heymans campaign contributors, according to the Miami-Dade Elections Department, are in the real estate business and/or real estate-related occupations. None, however, made contributions of more than $1000. Still, one has to be blind not to see that land-hungry developers are looking under county. Along Miami Gardens Drive, just west of W. Dixie Highway, empty lots once occupied by single-family homes are now construction sites for mostly commer cial buildings. Will 191st Street, which is replete with aging condominiums, be next? Feedback: email@example.com Homes on Sparling Lake, one of the neighborhoods that would be part of the new city.
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24 Biscayne Times www.BiscayneTimes.com July 2017 Political PrimacyDemocrats believe they can flip Congressional District 27 from red to blue but first they must survive their internal warBy Erik BojnanskyPhotos by Andriana Mereuta
26 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com July 2018 On a Saturday afternoon in July, a few dozen people are chatting The common subject is politics, but no And they think Donna Shalala, former University of Miami president, is Dressed in a UM sweatshirt and stand small talk at this opening of her cam supporters, a diverse group that includes seniors, millennials, Anglos, blacks, and walks over, Shalala, a well-known animal He was personally invited! she He gets walked every day with a Shalala Shalala, a Democrat, wants to replace Congresswoman Ileana RosLehtinen as the representative of District 27, a sprawling area of about 750,000 people that includes Miami Beach, North Bay Village, portions of downtown Miami, Brickell, Little Havana, Coconut Grove, Kendall, Pinecrest, and 1989, announced in August 2017 that she If elected, Shalala, at the age of 77, will be second-oldest person to serve a elected as a representative from Illinois a stroke three years ago, though her advocates insist she has the energy of after her stroke, she reclaimed a fullone morning and I turned on the television and I got pissed off with what was the Republicans and the current person been watching this race for some period of time like a rational person, so I asked my friend Fernand Amandi if he could Amandi is a political science instructor at UM and the president and CEO of Bendixen & Amandi International, a most people in District 27 know her and tells the BT the sunset, Democrats are eager to turn president of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party, says District 27 is a top priority for Democrats, not just locally but This is a district we have to win in order to take back the House of Repreis one of the top targeted districts in the [nation] for a reason we have very passionate Democrats in the county, and District 27 contains a lot of Demo voters living within its boundaries, crats, according to a recent Miami-Dade Donna Shalala greeting supporters at the opening of her campaign headquarters.
July 2018 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com 27 remaining voters, less than half of one voters re-elected Ros-Lehtinen to a 15th term in November 2016, they preferred that, among other things, analyzes politi cal polls and elections across the country, recently declared that District 27 was Yet while Democrats are energized dates are competing in the August 28 the Florida state representative for District 113, which includes much of Miami Beach, North Bay Village, and part of Kristen Rosen Gonzalez, age 44, is an associate professor at Miami Dade College and an outspoken Miami Beach commissioner who was often a critic of Philip Levine when the multimillionaire More recently, Rosen Gonzalez has received media attention for accusing a Miami Beach commission candidate, Raphael Velasquez, of exposing himself revelation inspired two other women to come forward with accusations of harassment against Velasquez, which declined to prosecute Velasquez owing Matt Haggman, age 44, is the former Miami program director for the Knight hance journalism, the arts, and economic Knight Foundation, Haggman was an in vestigative reporter for the Miami Herald 35, a senior academic advisor for the ness and a former retail and sports There used to be even more DemoThat changed in January, when Amandi released a poll asserting that Shalala had the highest name recognition, even more and Miami City Commissioner Ken driguez and Russell dropped out of the passed resign-to-run law as their was former Circuit Court Judge Mary Barzee Flores, who opted instead to run against incumbent Republican Mario Diaz-Balart in Congressional District 25, which stretches from northwest MiamiDade across the Everglades and up to There are plenty of Democrats who think Shalala is the best person for the job, as revealed by yet another Bendixen & Amandi poll conducted poll, 43 percent of 600 likely Democratic voters would have cast their ballots for her In third place was Richardson, at 16 per secretary of the enormous Department of Health and Human Services for both was also chancellor of the University of and acted as president of the Clinton She brings a wealth of experience, and can do a lot for the Democrats in Congress, says Bob Goldstein, president may not agree with her on every issue, but had a Democrat running for Congress Experience, Shalala stresses, is what tells the BT nity created a thousand jobs, had a I have a long record to tell the voters But Christopher Norwood, a Miamibased Democratic Party consultant, says Richardson Not only that, he adds, but Richardson is serving as a Democrat in the ture, which will be the environment a Democrat representing District 27 will enter if a blue wave fails to materialize There are also eight Republicans Former Miami-Dade County Commis sioner Bruno Barreiro had been consid r fnft b tt Congressional District 23 (Debbie Wasserman Schultz) and District 24 (Frederica Wilson) will remain Democratic, but District 27 is up for grabs. Continued on page 28Map by Marcy Mock
28 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com July 2018 was a state representative between 1992 and 1996, and a county commissioner from 1996 until his surprise resignation on March 31 of this year, has never lost edly has a potent political machine in But the conventional wisdom changed on July 21, after his wife, Zoraida Barreiro, was defeated by progressive Eileen Higgins in a special election for his vacant District 5 seat on the most of Miami Beach, downtown Miami, Salazar, a former television journalist who has worked for MegaTV, Univision, Telemundo, Newsmax, and Fox News, is emerging as a front-runner for the because of the support she received from Republican consultants the BT spoke to insist that Barreiro or Salazar could defeat the Democratic nominee for crats agree that victory is not a foregone District 27 is a Hispanic-majority Miami-Dade Elections Departpublican candidates, including Barreiro Mayra Joli, an immigration attorney with pro-Trump leanings who is run ning as an Independent, is DominicanHector Roos, a Republican political consultant, thinks the lack of Hispanic candidates on the Democratic side will be a disadvantage in November, and possibly an advantage for someone like have a Hispanic running as a Democrat, he says, then those Hispanics who are either independent or maybe registered Democrat are likely to throw away their partisan nature and vote for someone who reminds them of their brother or their father, and has a long career of Juan-Carlos Planas, a Republican attorney providing legal advice to the Salazar campaign, agrees, though he sees it as more of an advantage for Salazar, a recognized face in SpanishRodriguez not running is a big mistake Democratic consultant Norwood recruit more Hispanic candidates to run of [Democratic] Hispanics in elected Political PrimacyContinued from page 27 Continued on page 30At the University of Miami debate, Bernie Sanders inspired a series of questions for the candidates: marijuana, single-payer, carbon tax, assault weapons, minimum wage, charter schools.
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30 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com July 2018 Hispanic voters registered as Republi American voters tended to vote ReAccording to a Pew Research report, back in 2002, 64 percent of CubanAmerican voters were Republican or leaned Republican, while 22 percent 2013, though, just 47 percent of CubanAmerican voters were Republican or leaned Republican, while 44 percent Although Trump won Florida in 2016 with 49 percent of the vote, Clinton won Miami Herald showed that Clinton actually received more votes in Cuban neighborhoods Fernand Amandi, himself a Cuban American, says the last couple of presidential elections disprove the notion that Cuban voters prefer Republicans: Cuban-American voters, like any voters, And the Democrats running in Dis trict 27 do have Hispanic connections, vice chairwoman of Blanca Commer cial Real Estate and a Cuban American, Shalala, who is of Lebanese descent, has several Hispanics on her team, including Amandi, whose company has far; as well as Abigail Pollak, a prominent philanthropist and Democratic Shalala has something else going However, to defeat her primary rivals, Shalala must appeal to a very active progressives were not impressed when she skipped the South Dade Democratic Club debate in South Miami on May Instead, Shalala, an animal lover, attended a screening of a documentary in Coral Gables about the Miami-Dade Shalala did attend a debate at the University of Miami sponsored by the Florida Young Democrats a few days Hillary Clinton whose name was inlightning round questions, such as: Do you support enacting a single-payer ning assault weapons with high-capacity holding up cards that said Yes, No, Shalala, held up Yes cards for all the D Richardson, who, as of April 15, campaign funds, has been airing cominitiatives to reform prisons, ban assault the commercials slam Shalala, claiming the former UM president sold out progressive values by giving money to Republican candidates and by being a member of corporate boards like private health insurer UnitedHealth Group and cial includes a 2007 clip from Comedy Colbert Report back when Stephen Colbert played the part of an that clip, Colbert asks Shalala if she is I was on a comedy show! Shalala says, exasperated after the BT brings Pressed again, she adds with a frustrated laugh: I believe in universal health care! I believed in universal health care before universal health care since the beginning of the Clinton administration! During the Clinton years, Shalala says, she was involved in crafting an assault weapon ban that lasted from 1994 push for Medicare-for-All legislation, debate, Shalala insisted she gave far more in political contributions to DemoAs for her membership on corporate boards, Amandi insists she did that for on the boards to help a community she cording to a February 2005 article from Barrons she sold Continued on page 32 Political PrimacyContinued from page 28Matt Haggman and wife Danet Lineras (in white) at the opening of his Bird road campaign headquarters.
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32 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com July 2018 Billy Corben, a local documentary The U about the University Secretary of Health and Human Services, and she took a very hard-line position against medical marijuana, against legal izing or decriminalizing marijuana when she had the ear of the president of the South Dade land was given to University of Miami in the 1980s and 1990s by the turn, disposed of hazardous substances on the property, including radiated animal carcasses used in experiments, according to a Miami New Times Following a 2006 lawsuit by the deed restriction on the property expired, to a Palm Beach County developer who Amandi insists that Shalala has been an environmentalist since before it was says, the decision was made when the economy hit bottom and they needed to get more revenue for student scholarenvironmental activists and agencies for input and set aside more than 100 acres of pine rocklands that will now remain Corben actually agrees with Amandi on this point UM did really need bought the 560-bed hospital from forAccording to a January 2008 Miami Herald report, experts who reviewed the sale insisted that UM paid far too much Nearly ten years later, in November 2017, the Herald reported that the former Cedars Medical Center, now called Corben cited other questionable decisions he says Shalala made at UM, team while cutting funding to that men who were later convicted of run using that sword to attack her ahead of Continued on page 34 Political PrimacyContinued from page 30 Haggmans campaign has been recruiting college students at universities across Florida, including the University of Miami.
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34 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com July 2018 campaign manager, says the state representative has an obligation to bring up a generation that people will have a real chance to elect a Democrat to that district, Powers says, adding, This race is electing the right emerge victorious in a primary that will be decided by maybe 30,000 registered attacking Shalala, Roos explains, Richtrying to win the primary by running to the left, and that usually does pretty well That strategy may have taken a hit, Political Primacy Continued from page 32 Continued on page 36 David Richardsons strategy has been to attack Shalala, including use of a 2007 clip from Comedy Centrals Colbert Report.
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36 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com July 2018 his paid campaign staffers soon after campaign told the Herald that the layoffs occurred after the campaign decided to spend money on commercials instead of Meanwhile, Rosen Gonzalez is on the attack, too, although her main Herald reporter and Politico Cortaconsulting and media blogger advertisruns a blog for Rosen Gonzalez called QuePasa27, which includes two negaOne of the stories, headlined David Richardson has no record, has to attack Donna Shalala, points out that all six bills Richardson sponsored in the second story, headlined David Richardson snuggles up to Big Sugar as he snubs labor, reminds readers of his staff layoffs and states that his campaign Political PrimacyContinued from page 34 Richardsons progressive image took a hit when he laid off eight of his paid campaign staffers soon after they unionized. BT photo by Janet Goodman BE informed. BE involved. rfntbtbr t
July 2018 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com 37 ous for its environmental violations and Asked why she was targeting Richardson in particular, Rosen Gonzalez replied via e-mail: He took money from the sugar industry, so he is one of the people responsible for the algae blooms Rosen Gonzalez is no stranger to sioner was recently admonished by the Miami-Dade County Ethics Commission for trying to use her position to quash the arrest of Erik Agazim, owner of the wood, after he used a machete to hack condominium while reportedly carrylowing a shooting that occurred during Kristen Rosen Gonzalezs strategy has been to attack Richardson: He took money from the sugar industry. This country does not need another hypocrite. Continued on page 38
38 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com July 2018 sent an e-mail to the Miami Beach city manager suggesting that the city give the cops their bullets back and remove she insists the e-mail was taken out of nothing to do with anything other than Republican consultant Roos says son only add to a narrative that District For her part, Shalala says she refuses to engage in negative campaigning: The Democratic Party will destroy itself as of people criticizing each other, whether On the same day Shalala cel ebrates her headquarters opening, Matt Haggman has snacks, and dozens of smiling people, has been recruiting college students at universities across Florida, including down to work on the campaign for Fundamentally, this is about connecting with people, where they are, under After nearly a year of campaigning, chunk of that money has already been spent, yet as of March 31, Haggman also aiming to raise an army of doorknockers and canvassers to accompany Political PrimacyContinued from page 37 Michael Hepburn, a senior academic advisor for the University of Miamis School of Business, on the streets, canvassing with his mother, Flora Baldwin. Elect www.YeryMarrero.com rf nftbnf br ftbf rbb
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40 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com July 2018 Community News: BISCAYNE CORRIDORFace-off: North Miami vs. FIUIn a high-stakes test of wills, the city and the university prepare for a clash over access to the Biscayne Bay campusThe Rest of the StoryRace plays a starring role in Lummus Park history By Mark Sell BT ContributorFlorida International Universitys long-coveted second route to its Biscayne Bay campus now runs through Gainesville via Tallahassee. Thanks to legislators from North hostage: Arch Creek East Nature Preserve, 13 acres of mangrove, woodland, and winding creek in North Miami. One can argue that theres another hostage: the powers of home rule for Florida cities. Above all, theres the main prize: a half-century-old, two-lane road closed strollers, skaters, joggers, dog walkers, and bird and plant enthusiasts. The city spurred by Councilman Scott Galvin and then-Mayor Kevin Burns created the preserve in 2007 to check development between 135th Street and the FIU campus. For two decades FIU has wanted to expand the road to four lanes and open it to cars. Four times FIU tried and failed to open that road. After running into hostile resistance from the City of North Miami and residents in early 2011, the university tried and failed to get the county to open the road, and then, in 2013, almost succeeded in getting former State Sen. Gwen Margolis to insert language in a bill that would open the road for hurricane evacuation. Last year, the City of North Miami threw up another barrier by declaring the wide medians along 135th Street, a county thoroughfare, as passive parks. what it wanted. Through a carefully planned legislative blitzkrieg, the university marshaled an army of lobbyists twisting arms and hitting phones to insert language in multiple bills. On the night of March 9, it succeeded with an amendment to HB 215, a motor vehicle bill dealing mostly with three-wheeled motorcycles, also called autocycles. That amendment gives state universities priority over cities in securing a second route into or out of any campus. In arguing for the provision, FIU cited student safety in the wake of the Februvote was overwhelming, passing 33-3 in the Senate and 91-10 in the House. The law is in effect starting July 1. BT ContributorIn the quiet Spring Garden neighbor hood, just west of downtown Miami, multimedia visual artist William Ked dell works on his latest stereogram. But his focus often turns to Lummus Park, where history, he feels, has been rewrit ten to assuage prejudiced sensibilities. In 1999, Keddell moved to a house on NW 4th Street, just around the corner from Lummus Park (404 NW 3rd St.). The New Zealand native had arrived in Miami from New York City in 1989, following his Dominican wife (now ex-), who wanted to move closer to family here. He became enchanted by the park while on his daily dog walks and recognized the rich history of the buildings, particularly the building designated as Fort Dallas, a 95-by-17-foot, one-story longhouse made of oolitic limestone. While researching the historic buildings, he was surprised to learn of the longhouses connection to slavery and an interracial marriage connected to the nearby historic Wagner House. Keddell tells Biscayne Times he feels the buildings true origins have been whitewashed through the years. I just want the truth, not this current, dented history, he says. The problem goes back to when Julia Tuttle bought the property. She referred to building and the other as a barracks. But they were both there before the Army used those buildings. Tuttle was likely following local con vention. After the last Army occupation, the property was commonly known as Fort Dallas, as evidenced by a brief men tion in Harpers New Monthly Magazine in 1871: The old garrison of Fort Dallas is in full view as we approach. The neat cottage-barracks, with broad verandahs, parade tall cocoas, lime-trees and rich groupings of poincianas and elders loaded with their brilliant blossoms altogether form a cheerful scene of much beauty. Charged with a passion to bring awareness to another side of history Continued on page 45 Continued on page 44March 31: Protestors listen to the Urban Paradise Guilds Sam Van Leer at the Arch Creek East Nature Preserve. The longhouse was built by William F. English in the 1840s, intended as slave quarters, but the quarters were also occupied by U.S. Army soldiers. BT photo by Mark Sell BT photos by Margaret Grifs
July 2018 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com 41 By Erik Bojnansky BT Senior WriterThe Cuban Exile History Museum, proposed for public waterfront land behind American Airlines Arena, is in limbo. After four years of negotiations, county commission chairman Esteban Bovo is questioning the wisdom of ala museum on taxpayer-owned land that was long promised as a park. Thats a big deal because Bovo is the one who has been championing a 55-year lease with Cuban Exile History Museum Inc. that would allow the group to build an $80 million, 80,000-square-foot museum acres of land the county calls Parcel B, all in exchange for $1 a year. So instead of discussing the museum lease on June 19, as originally scheduled, the county commission deferred it to a groups secretary, acknowledged that his fellow board members are, reluctantly, considering other locations. Yet while one project slated for public land may be in trouble, another is waiting in the wings and it might have some support from at least one county commissioner. Oh, and it features a giant wheel. Haskel Mayer, founder of Mayer Structural Design in Miami Beach, wants to build Miami Wave, a waveshaped complex that would include a 550-foot-tall observation wheel, a hotel, and perhaps space for two museums, dedicated to Cuban and African-American history. And Meyer is looking to build it above the FEC boat slip, a watery nine acres located between the AmericanAir lines Arena and Museum Park, although can be built anywhere on the waterfront, anywhere on the planet. This is a work in progress, Mayer says. Were looking at a number of cities throughout the world. But Ive lived here for most of my life, and wed like to see it built here. The FEC slip, however, is owned by the City of Miami, which means that Mayer would have to make a deal with out there, he says. We believe that it but we would let the powers that be, be the judge of that. The Miami Wave (presumably it would be called something else if its constructed in, say, San Diego), has nothing to do with Skyrise Miami, a 1000-foot-tall observation tower expected to be built by developer Jeffrey surface parking lot within easy walking distance of the FEC slip. Nor does the Miami Wave have anything to do with the Miami Wheel, a 650-foot-tall Ferris wheel with retail on the ground and a bar and restaurant 250 feet in the air. Rigoberto Valdes, whom the BT couldnt reach by deadline, had proposed to build this project on the FEC slip in 2014. The Miami Wave, Mayer insists, is not a Ferris wheel. George Ferris designed his wheel many years ago, he says. Miami Wave would be based on his patented designs, and its wave design goes hand-in-hand with how Miami Continued on page 42 Miami Waves 550-foot-tall observation wheel would go hand-in-hand with how Miami has evolved...waves of immigrants developing this great international destination. The ambitious Miami Wave project could include a hotel and perhaps two museums for Cuban and AfricanAmerican history.From Land Swaps to High-Rise WheelsIdeas y like popcorn at as developers and dreamers eye downtowns waterfrontMiamiEye Development Group
developing this great international destination. We feel we have a project that would complement that. Mayer says Miami Wave would cost around $400 million to build and would be funded by private investors ment LLC. Although Mayer declined to name these investors, Sunbiz.org lists MiamiEyes directors as Mayer and architect Cyril Silberman, founder of Uni-Systems, an architecture and Beach and Minneapolis. Mayer did not say what rent, if any, he was willing to pay the City of Miami for Miami Wave to occupy public property. Roosevelt Bradley, Miami Waves lob byist, claims the observation-wheel complex could bring more people to Museum Park, home to the Prez Art Museum Miami and the Frost Museum of Science, as well as to Parcel B. Plus, he notes, it could ensure that Cuban and African-American museums would have plenty of visitors. Were looking at how we can get all the museums together, says Bradley, who is the former director of MiamiDade Transit. In July 2014, the Miami-Dade County Commission, by a vote of 8-4, directed Mayor Carlos Gimenezs administration to negotiate a long-term lease with Cuban Exile History Museum Inc. on Parcel B. Commissioner Dennis Moss supported the resolution in exchange for his colleagues support for an African-American history museum, pref erably on the waterfront and partially funded with taxpayer money. The vote was controversial, considto turn Parcel B into a public park in exchange for voter support in 1996 for the construction of a sports stadium for the Miami Heat (AmericanAirlines Arena) on public land (see Political Intrigue and Parcel B, March 2018). As negotiations dragged on between the museum group and the mayors to become a park. Commissioner Audrey Edmonson, a downtown Miami resident whose district includes Parcel B, became the strongest voice on the commission against building a museum behind the arena. Commission chairman Esteban Bovo, whose father was a Bay of Pigs veteran, remained the projects advocate. Then in March of this year, a compro mise was reached between Bovo, Moss, and Edmonson: a Cuban Exile History Museum and an African-American History Museum would be built on two of the twenty acres of open space in Museum Park. All that was needed was support from the City of Miami, which controls the park. That didnt happen. Bovo reported during a special sunshine meeting with Edmonson and Moss last month that City of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez was opposed to more buildings in Museum Park. William Bill Muir, a Bay of Pigs veteran who is president of Cuban Exile History Museum Inc., says he met with Miami City Commissioner Joe Carollo at Museum Park. Carollo is also the chairman of the Bayfront Park Management Trust, a city board that oversees Bayfront Park, the FEC boat slip, and Museum Park. We looked at where it would be possible to do something, Muir says. We had one or two text messages back and forth, and that was it. Carollo says he stopped meeting with Muir because he just didnt think his group would be able to raise the money needed to build a museum. They dont have any money in the bank, Carollo says. Neither the Cuban Exile History Museum nor the African-American Museum, in my mind, will ever be a some money into it like they did with the Frost Museum and the Prez Museum. During the June 12 sunshine meeting, Edmonson remained resolute against any museums being built on Parcel B. My concern is that no one really cares about my constituents, she said to Bovo and Moss. Everybody wants to do what they want. Ive never gone into your districts and done anything, yet you all come into mine. Bovos district includes Hialeah and Miami Lakes. Mosss district in cludes Florida City and Homestead. Edmonsons strenuous objections were enough to give Bovo second thoughts. I just want to say that I have been agoniz ing about this, Bovo said at the meeting. the residents of your district. Bovo later told the Miami Herald that he wasnt sure if theres an appetite to move forward on this. Mosss appetite, though, was just wanting to build an attraction with a Ferris wheel and a hotel that was willing to include space for the African-Ameri can and Cuban exile history museums. This development interest could come in and build out the wheel and hotel, and said they will build out the museum, Moss said at the sunshine meeting. Moss also brought up the possibility of the county doing a land swap with the City of Miami that could allow enable the attraction with the museums to be built in Museum Park. You would have there 24/7 museums on the park. You will have a customer base right there! Moss declared. Edmonson wasnt opposed to the idea. Thats why I was pushing that to be on Museum Park! she exclaimed. The museums are already there! She added that in exchange for allowing two additional museums to be built in Museum Park, she would support the elimination of an old agreement between the City of Miami and the county requiring the Omni Community Redevelopment Agency to make $2 million annual payments over the next 15 years for the maintenance of Museum Park. But that idea didnt sit well with Andres Althabe, president of the Biscayne Neighborhood Association. Althabe said that downtown residents dont want more structures to be built on either Parcel B or Museum Park. We all agree that we dont want more buildings in our parks, he said. Thats the bottom line. As for the FEC slip, which has been used to dock boats since the late 1890s, the Miami Wave concept may soon have some competition. At the end of July, the Bayfront Park Management Trust will discuss a request for proposals for businesses interested in leasing the boat slip for marine purposes, as a means of raising revenue. Bob Weinreb, a consultant on wa terfront issues for Miamis city manager, velopment isnt contemplated, although he admits that developers, entrepreneurs, and FEC boat slip for a David Beckham soccer stadium, covering the FEC slip with a docking an aircraft carrier within the boat 42 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com July 2018 Community News: BISCAYNE CORRIDOR Downtowns WaterfrontContinued from page 41 The view from Jeffrey Berkowitzs 1000-foot-tall Skyrise Miami, with the FEC boat slip visible just north of the AAA. Continued on page 47
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44 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com July 2018 Community News: BISCAYNE CORRIDOR Bulldozers are not about to crash through the gates not right away. Negotiating, planning, permitting, and possible court battles lie ahead, with parallel ternate routes. While the nature preserve (estimated at $11 million in 2011, if you dont count potential negative effects on residential property values in the condos and townhouses along NE 135th advocates prefer an entrance through the burgeoning $4 billion SoLeMia development, with plans for more than 4000 apartments or condos and 1 million square feet of retail. That route, which would include a bridge over mangroves, could cost $40 million. Theres even talk of a route from NE 163rd Street through the western service roads for Oleta River State Park. FIU did not return requests for comment, and SoLeMia declined to respond. President Mark Rosenberg congratulated the legislature for its foresight, citing the safety of students at FIU. FIU is also reeling from the deadly March 15 bridge collapse at the universitys main campus, and its too early to judge the ultimate fallout on the university as the facts and lawsuits come in. On the North Miami chessboard, however, FIU just took a bishop if not the queen. The university has big plans for its Biscayne Bay campus, including a hospital and a hotel to crown its Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, which has a partnership with Marriott. Sea level rise is another matter. Hurricane Irmas surge last September extended 70 feet into the campus. As far as FIUs ambitions go, Rosenberg plays the long game and is not averse to brass knuckles. He often repeats his mission to turn the impossible into the inevitable. For years the university has demonstrated this resolve 25 miles to the southwest at the main Modesto A. Maidique campus, where it has for eight years sought to dislodge the Miami-Dade Youth Fair and Exposi tion from 64 acres in adjacent Tamiami Park and move it to Homestead. FIU got a county referendum passed in 2014 to make it legal for the university to operate on the fairgrounds, if the university and Youth Fair can agree on terms, which they havent. FIU tried to pressure the county commission and even threatened eminent domain, although the fairs 1971 lease with the county preceded FIUs until 2085. After the March 9 vote in Tallahassee, protests came hard and fast from North Miami. Galvin said he presented to Gov. Rick Scott a petition with 2000 signatures requesting a veto. The city council closed ranks in opposition. Roughly 200 protestors converged on the preserve on March 31 with bullhorns and TV cameras. Cory Waldman, a resident of NE 135th Street and president of the Arch Creek East Neighborhood Association, has little faith that FIU is interested in an alternate route. At the end of the day, FIU wants 135th Street, end of story, Waldman told the city council. Their only point of negotiation is the number of hours this road will be open. Sam Van Leer, president of the Urban Paradise Guild and one of the protest organizers, says the campaign against FIU will require guile and fortitude. We dont want people to get comyears has led groups planting native species in the preserve. I dont want to take the foot off the gas pedal in terms of community involvement. Galvin, whose city district includes the preserve, says the city council is planning a meeting with SoLeMia to discuss alternate routes nearby. Galvin secured a $2 million commitment to help pay for an alternate route to FIU from Oleta Partners, which SoLeMia bought out in 2015, and that commitment remains with the new owners. Galvin, an FIU alumnus, has long believed that FIUs goal is to put a hotel on campus with access from NE 135th Street. They moved in the shadows and used legislators from the north part of the state to advance their dubious agenda, and used the tragedy of Parkland to advance their cause, Galvin says. They should be looking at their business to make friends, not enemies. Rep. Keith Perry, a Republican of Gainesville, sponsored the critical amendment in HB 215, which mentions FIU nowhere in the text. Rep. Bobby Payne, a Republican from Palatka, sponsored the bill. Cosponsors include two Democrats: Rep. Joe Geller, whose district actually includes the preserve and all of North Miami east of U.S. 1; and Kristin Jacobs, whose district includes Parkland. Asked about his vote by the BT at a mayors luncheon at FIUs Kovens Center in early May, Geller, in as many words, said he didnt realize exactly what hit him. Candidly, that bill came up, it was attached to something, Geller said. Id been contacted by FIU, and a second access for any university in case of an emergency seemed like a great idea. Geller, whose district ex tends east of U.S. 1 from Dania Beach through North Miami, said he hadnt been aware of the nature preserve issue until Councilman Scott Galvin told him after hed voted. FIUContinued from page 40 Continued on page 46BT photo by Mark SellCreative visuals at the March 31 protest.
July 2018 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com 45 and one that may have been seen as so distasteful to previous generations that they tried to revise it Keddell sought help. In 2004 he obtained a Learn & Serve grant from the Florida Department of Education to develop Love & Slavery in Miami, a project he implemented with the assistance of Troy Community Academy. The Academy serves Miami youths who are involved in the juvenile justice system and are at risk of failing in a traditional school setting. The group worked on creating visual aids and performances based on a corrected history. So whats the story? In a 1961 issue of the University of Miamis historical journal, Tequesta history professor Nathan Shappee wrote an extensive history titled Fort Dallas and the Naval Depot on Key Biscayne, 1836-1926. He discovered that the U.S. Navy had been tasked to prevent trade between the Seminole Indians and the West Indies after the Second Seminole War began in 1835. Shortly after the Cape Florida Light house was attacked in 1836, the Navy established Fort Dallas as a depot on Key Biscayne and named it after Commodore Alexander J. Dallas. Soon it moved across Biscayne Bay to property at the mouth of and later on the north. Both parcels were owned by Richard Fitzpatrick. As the war was winding down, Fort Dallas was closed in January 1841. Fitzpatrick left the area and sold the property to his nephew, William F. English, who wanted to establish a town at the mouth of the Miami River. English got as far as platting out a city and even sold lots, but there was little interest in the new town. However, it was at this time that English also rebuilt the plantation and added two limestone structures. One building was the main house (now demolished), and the other was built as slave quarters (the longhouse). Fitzpatrick reportedly owned as many as 60 slaves, while English expanded that number to about 100. It is unclear how many slaves actually lived in the longhouse or for how long. That knowledge is lost to history. It is known that the slaves also had other living quarters before the longhouse was built. According to a claim 1884 with the U.S. government, hoping to recover some loses related to the use of the land during the Seminole Wars, there were 12 negro houses on the property. The plantation grew sugar and other tropical crops, including bananas, limes, and coconuts. Ducks, hogs, and poultry were also listed in the claim. The Army rented the property again in 1849 and into 1850. Then the property was unoccupied until 1855, when the Third Seminole War began. At this time, the Army renovated the stone buildings and undertook new construction. An hurricane in 1874 demolished much of it except the stone buildings, and the property went through several Rest of the StoryContinued from page 40 The Wagner Homestead (left) was built in the 1850s as a residence in what is now Spring Garden, then moved to Lummus Park in 1979. Continued on page 46 rffnttbf ftfbtr btrr t rtr btrrt rffrr trr rttr rrrntbrtr nbrf frbb rtbntbrfbrbntb trtb btnbr rttttbrtrt trr brrf nn tnntn Treece Talk Treeces TEAsers & ticklers t t r b fb
46 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com July 2018 Geller said repeatedly at the luncheon that hed had to take a poison pill, or Sophies Choice provisions, with must-pass legislation on various matters. FIUs lobbying efforts overwhelmed even super-lobbyist Ron Book, who counts the City of North Miami among his many clients and doesnt represent the university. They not only had their lobbyists (internal and external), Book says in an e-mail exchange with the BT they had board members who visited Tallahassee and board members who were working the phones, working the e-mails. If you had said there were 50 people working it, it would not have surprised me. FIUs principal in-house lobby ist, Michelle Lorenzo Palacio, led the Tallahassee effort. Shes the daughter of well-known Miami political consultant Al Lorenzo. Geller says he is exploring with FIU and the greater community alter nate routes through SoLeMia from its main entrance at NE 143rd Street and looping south over mangroves to the main FIU campus. I dont want to see people on eastern end of 135th Street unfairly targeted, Geller says. Book and Geller both express optimism over a satisfactory resolution. The City of North Miamis history has been bound up with that land for a long time. For 20 years starting in 1950, the 1600 acres stretching from NE 163rd to NE 135th streets and west to Biscayne Boulevard were envisioned as Interama, a planned permanent exhibition of the Americas that never got off the ground. The Arch Creek East roadbed was called Interama Road. That Interama land now includes Oleta River State Park, the FIU Bis cayne Bay campus, and SoLeMia, with the Arch Creek East Nature Preserve being FIUs coveted link. The city council has consistently opposed the project, but councils and opinions can change. FIU has worked to partner with the city, guiding city of in the citys efforts to create a China town district along NW 7th Avenue. FIU hosts the Marriott Tianjin China Program in partnership with the Chaplin School. It is FIUs largest international program, with a capacity of up to 1000 students. University administrations can change, too. For now, Rosenberg, president since who unanimously voted June 6 to give the 68-year-old, who is currently serving extension on his contract, through the 2019-20 school year, with a $100,000 retention bonus on top of his $502,579 salary. (FIU Panthers football coach Butch Davis makes $900,000.) Citizens and council members have pressed the City of North Miami to sue FIU over home rule, but the city is move. If that happens, North Miami has a friend in the Florida League of Cities, which alongside the National League of are preempting city power around the country. For the city, the next stop is SoLeMia, the partnership between the real estate dynasties of the Soffers of Aventura and the LeFraks of New York. Chairman and CEO Richard LeFrak is a go-to source for infrastructure. LeFrak is noted for his work in transforming Jersey Citys gritty skyline into the gleaming Newport mixed-use development over old railyards and the Hudson River. The coming months will likely require creativity and more parties at the table than just FIU and the City of North Miami. Feedback: firstname.lastname@example.org Community News: BISCAYNE CORRIDOR FIUContinued from page 44 Rest of the StoryContinued from page 47October 2011: Former North Miami Mayor Kevin Burns with current Councilman Scott Galvin on FIU: They moved in the shadows to advance their dubious agenda. owners before Julia DeForest Tuttle bought the property and moved into the main building in November 1891. She named her real estate company the Fort Dallas Land Company and set about becoming the mother of Miami. Somehow both buildings survived until 1925, when the land was sold during the real estate boom in order to build a hotel. The main building was razed, but the Miami Womans Club and the Ever glades Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution were given the slave quarters/barracks if they would move it off the lot within two weeks. They raised $7000 for the work, and the City of Miami donated the space in Lummus Park. With the move, the longhouse cally marked for preservation, and the D.A.R. continued to use the building as a meeting house until the 1980s. Lummus Park is now on the National Register of Historic created in 1909 and named for J.E. Lummus, the citys second mayor, whose home stood just south of the park. The neighboraddresses of the time, in stark contrast to what it became in the 1980s. Over the years, the neighborhood fell into disrepair, and the park was a considered a dangerous place. It eventually closed and only recently has been reopened to a changing neighborhood that boasts luxury condos just steps away. The Wagner Homestead has an interesting history, as well. In 1982, Margot Ammidown, also writing in Tequesta (The Wagner Family: Pioneer Life on the Miami River), noted that the Wagner Homestead started out in the mid-1850s as a residence connected to a coontie mill on Wagner Creek (now Seybold Canal). William Wagner was a New York-born veteran of the MexicanAmerican War who may have moved to Florida from South Carolina to follow Third Seminole War. Or he may have been looking for a home where he could race wife and their children. Probably both. Eveline Aimar was described by family friends as French Creole. The U.S. census recorded that her mother was from the West Indies and her father from England. It is suggested that the mother may have escaped the slave revolt in Eveline also appears to have been 15 years older than Wagner. The couples relationship drove some Miami neighbors to demand wise, they seemed to be a welcome and important part of the early community. The mill closed in the 1880s, and Julia Tuttle owned the property for a few years before it returned to the Wagner family. They eventually sold the property so it Artist William Keddell was fascinated by the Fort Dallas building: I just want the truth, not this current, dented history. BT photo by Wendy Doscher-Smith Continued on page 47
July 2018 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com 47 slip. They tried all kinds of things there, Weinreb says, and nothing has stuck. Nicolas Gutierrez of Cuban Exile His tory Museum says his group has talked with Mayer and Roosevelt about placing their museum within the proposed Miami Wave complex. Gutierrez admits hes skeptical. We dont know enough about them to be on board, he tells the BT Anybody has an idea, well listen, especially if were asked to do so by the county commission. Feedback: email@example.com Rest of the StoryContinued from page 46 Downtowns Waterfront Continued from page 42 could be redeveloped into what is now Spring Garden, where Keddell now lives. Thanks to the efforts of the Dade Heritage Trust, the Wagner home was restored and moved to Lummus Park in 1979. The Trust has taken a more active role in the buildings welfare under Christine Rupp, executive director since 2015. The locks were changed, and a new educational program was launched without Keddell, though the buildings are still closed to the public. Hoping to spur fresh activity and an to the Public Space Challenge program at the Miami Foundation, writing that in downtown Miamis Lummus landmarks. Both are still closed to the public. This project is to make these buildings open on Saturdays with myself as a tour guide to their unique histories. His proposal wasnt selected for funding, but Rupp tells the BT that she likes the idea of reopening the buildings to the public. Even so, it will take more time to develop public programming, and funding and planning for the buildings upkeep and repairs, among other issues. This educational program only kicked off in November, says Rupp. for half a school year. We had to get insurance, and Im not ready to take on a weekend liability. I dont have the staffing or the budget to promote weekend tours. I know hes really anxious, but it has to be done in a thorough, thoughtful manner, so its successful. Rupp says shes thrilled with the success of the new educational program. Historic Places, Green Spaces is free for students K-8, and Rupp is hoping to expand it to K-12 next school year. During Park and learn about the history of Miami, including the slavery aspect. They gain connections to the green space while devel oping an appreciation for Miami in general. Feedback: firstname.lastname@example.org The Miami Wave would rise up from the FEC boat slip, shown here at bottom, and echo the shape of American Airlines Arena.
48 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com July 2018 Neighborhood Correspondents: NORTH MIAMIFriends with MoneyNorth Miami mayor pushes for development as residents push backBy Mark Sell BT ContributorTo the losers belong the spoils. Sound counterintuitive? Consider the back-to-back June 12 meetings of the North Miami Community Redevelopment Agency and the North Miami City Council, where two of the biggest contributors to the failed $120 million North Miami bond issue got what they wanted. Dr. Rudy Moise got $620,000 in CRA tax money to expand his 32-yearold medical clinic at 675 NW 119th St. Moise was the biggest single contributor to the bond issue, at $5000. The May 1 bond issue failed 3-1 overall and lost in every precinct of the city. Taubco Development, another major bond issue contributor, moved a critical step closer to its long-sought-prize, a $68 million, nine-story, mixed-use develop ment east of Biscayne Boulevard along NE 123rd Street, with 297 luxury apartments to attract younger working professionals. In both votes, North Miami Mayor Smith Joseph, who term-limits out next May, was prime mover and linchpin. to all parts of the city and the parallel universes of Creole radio and social media. A growing number of residents consider themselves ignored. Restive ness is growing. Mayor Joseph nonetheless has prescribed his cure for the electorates sour stomach clinics and cranes, especially the latter. When I was elected, one key phrase I used was that I want to see cranes in the city of North Miami, Joseph said. You go to the right, you see cranes. You to go the left, you see North Miami Beach approving many-story buildings and you see Aventura going off the roof. This is 2018 and I dont want to go down as a mayor who actually came and crippled this wonderful city of North Miami, which I consider an oasis, which bunch of thorns. In that spirit, one surprise item popped up toward the end of the meeting: discussion of a high-density 2000-unit transit district just south of NE 151st Street probable site of a train station and west of the Brightline tracks. The fates of the track areas around 123rd and 151st streets will bear close watching in the weeks and months ahead. Back to Taubco. The developer has long sought to develop four acres at 1850 NE 123rd St. just behind Walgreens. In Photo courtesy Ringo CayardPushback: Ringo Cayard, center, anked by WLQY-1320 radio hosts Marc Nene Jeudy and Andre Obri. Cayard took to Creole radio to defeat the citys recent bond initiative.
July 2018 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com 49 late 2016, the planning commission approved Taubcos plans for a nine-story, 529,000-square-foot Causeway Village, a mixed-use development with retail, parking, and 297 apartments targeting young working professionals. Taubco also developed many other developments in the area, especially Causeway Square with the LA Fitness sign, whose nearly 100foot height has earned the ire of residents in neighboring Keystone Point. The Causeway Village project needs a 4-1 supermajority vote on the city council to change the zoning for the four-acre parcel from commercial/ mixed-use/high, or 140 feet high with 125 units per acre. Taubco had twice tried to get the council to change the zoning. In 2013 the council would not even hear it, and in March 2017, the council voted it down 2-3 amid opposition from Keystone neighbors. This time, two of the three no votes changed their minds: Mayor Joseph and Phil lipe Biene-Aime, now running for mayor. Said Bien-Aime: I would rather see a project like this than storage on 123rd Street [where the council recently approved a storage facility just east of the Taubco property]. We are not voting on the project, but the process. A parade of citizens came to the microphone opposing the process, from Bob Pechon of Keystone in the east to Judy Brown of the Sunkist Grove Homeowners Association in the west. Only council member Carol Keys op posed it, saying, I have never seen an item come back and be reheard more than a year later. Were opening up such a Pandoras box for this city that every project, every item that has been voted against will be brought back, and were going to start rehearing and rehearing and rehearing. People were fed up, and they are still fed up, Pechon said the next morning. He is both a planning commissioner the citys nine homeowners associations. At the earlier CRA meeting, Moise argued that his business was doing so well, he needed to expand. If business is doing so well, why does he need taxpayer money to remove slum and blight because his business is booming ? Moise is also one of a small group of medical marijuana to reduce pain. This that bypasses insurance red tape. While we would not be shocked if Joseph and Moise partner in the future, or if Moise returns to the CRA seeking more money, that is speculation for now. In any event, the clinic passed 3-2, with Scott Galvin and Carol Keys voting no, although the vote The bond issue and its aftermath also reveal a lack of consensus in North Mi amis varied Haitian-American community. Entrepreneur and promoter Ringo Cayard did his bit in April to destroy the bond issue via Creole radio, in a parallel, and entirely separate, effort from the NoGo Bond movement. Cayard organized the citys Mardi Gras festival in early 2017 at a cost of more than $250,000 in city money. In February he met with city manager Larry Spring, pressing him for more money for affordable housing and an expanded water plant. At some point, they fell out, and Cayard took to the radio, saying the city was ignoring the needs of the poor. Retirees cannot even pay the water bill, Cayard says. I took this stand against this bond in defense of cultural preservation. Issues will affect people in a personal way for a generation to come. This bond by design would have increased peoples already growing property taxes. It would have been selfserving for some, but not for the minority community. Less familiar names and groups are starting to spring up, as well. One is Citizens United for Progress (CUP), Haitian-American professionals, spearheaded by Marcel Denis, a lawyer and Afro-Caribbean historian. Some of our members were very active in letting the community know that they should not go for the bond, Denis recalls. The rationale didnt make any sense. Its a ruse for the city to come into funding so they can pay for the multiple people suing them. Clinics and cranes alone will not sweeten the mood, but there is clearly a growing hunger for new ideas and fresher faces. Feedback: email@example.com Photo courtesy Ringo Cayard 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 49 NE 110 ST Beautiful 3/2 on Quiet Street in Miami Shores,Updated Kitchen and Bath, Wood Floors, Newer Roof and Impact Windows. Large Yard. Low traf c street. Reduced to $419,900 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 $799,000. Also for rent, 1100 Sq FT of Storefront plus Covered Gated Parking...$1800/mos
Neighborhood Correspondents: GREATER MIAMI SHORES 50 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com July 2018 By John Ise BT Contributor Â To live in South Florida is to play an annual game of Russian roulette. From June through November, Miami is a six-month target of Mother Natures wrath as she aimlessly shoots hurricanes from the coast of western Africa. Year by year we nervously look at satellite images of Atlantic hurricane formations and trajectories, pleading to a merciful Almighty to steer storms away from our shores. occurred in 1998 in the mountains of Haiti, when Hurricane Georges walloped the island. It was my second day in the country. I had little working knowledge of Creole and contracted food poisoning that, of course, led to an embarrassing loss oferrrbowel control that fueled a raging fever. Owing to an inaccessible latrine, I had to venture outside 12 times, progressively becoming dehydrated and weak, into the screaming rage and fury of a 120-mph hurricane that blasted Haitis mountains like howitzers. Im forever scarred, but to this day, Haitian kids take delight in my misery when I retell the story. I digress. Closer to home, Hurricane Irmas memories are, for the most part, still fresh, if not raw. Remember the satellite photo of Irma where its Texas-size cloud mass could be gauged in seeing the curvature of the Earth? When something of that size and ferocity is coming your way, an inner urge to repent ones sins wells up. Had it not been the support of my family and a good friend named Jack Daniels, Im not sure how I would have coped. And yet Miami pretty much lucked out again. Sure, some lost power for up to three weeks and the tree canopy was mowed down, but within 30 days of Irma, other than piles of uncollected debris, signs of the storms lasting impact were rare. Now consider the fact that what we in northern Miami-Dade County really experienced was more Tropical Storm Irma than Hurricane Irma. In truth, what we went through was the most minimal a measly four hours. Think about that for a secondfour hours of a weak Category 1 hurricane and the quantity of havoc that it wrought. While there were gusts that reached hur ricane strength of 95 mph or more, the sus tained winds were all around 75 mph. Now for fun, just imagine that Irmas strength, impact, and sustained duration are all mul tiplied by a factor of three or four. September 9, 2017: Hurricanes Irma, Jos, and Katia.NOAAStorm Clouds AheadExpect to be on your own after a hurricane
July 2018 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com 51 Category 5 Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, resulting in at least 4645 deaths (whereas New Orleanss Katrina resulted in 1833) and at the time of this writing, 13,000 Puerto Ricans still lack power, a full eight months after the event. And while our infrastructure is certainly superior to Puerto Ricos, can anyone honestly say were ready for the impact of a direct hit from a Category 4 or Category 5 hurricane? While extreme wind is most common ten-foot storm surge that poses the greatest risk to South Florida. Surging ocean swamp our sewers and septic systems, and contaminate our drinking water. Read the Miami Shores Phase 1 Flood Vulnerability Assessment Report by Coastal Risk Consulting, and accept that a Category 4 hurricane will generate a surge that may swamp almost all areas of Miami Shores, Biscayne Park, and El Portal. about the global effects of climate change, read Jeff Goodalls phenomenal The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World The book opens with an imagined 2037 Category 5 hurricane hitting Miami. South Beach is underwater, buildings are swept from their foundafreshwater is salinized, and mosquitoes fuel Zika and dengue outbreaks. The city is a large disaster zone. A few decades later, coastal Miami is reclaimed by the seas, serving as a global destination for scuba divers. Yikes! Locally, Miami Shores Village manager Tom Benton hosted a sparsely attended hurricane preparedness workshop. He bluntly shared that Village residents arent prepared to deal with the effects of a hurricane: no food, no power, cold showers, and limited services. Benton bemoaned how unhinged some residents became after three days without power. for power to be restored, and social media swelled with over-the-top griping. My personal favorite backlash came from John Binford, who wrote on Facebook: So tired of hearing all you snobby, stuck-up, entitled babies crying about having no power as you sit inside your half-million-dollar (or more) house. The Mayor or anyone for that fact cant pick up their magic fing wand and poof, FPL is here. All of this points to the need for residents to prepare themselves and their families for hurricanes and selfBT reader really, really, really ready for a month without lights, batteries, nonperishable food, portable radios, a tub full of water (to and a full tank of gas for the car. The June Village newsletter was chock full of preparedness info. There are legitimate larger policy issues for local leaders to contemplate. While FPL visibly sprang into action pointed to Keys Energy Service as the gold standard for energy restoration. Keys, Power Was Restored within Days superior service of the publicly owned Keys so hard it was gauged a Category 4 there. The secret was a relentless hardening of infrastructure and the merciless trimming of tree canopy around powerlines. Hence, even though the Keys took a direct hit, power was restored quickly. Mac Glinn mused about the possibility of burying FP&L power lines, an expensive, messy, and lengthy proposition. Plus, as FPL itself points out, buried lines are more susceptible to water can make repairs more time-consuming and costly. Overhead facility damage is easier to locate than underground and can generally be repaired quicker. Perhaps the best preparation is to lean on your neighbors and build a community network of resilience. Neighbors sharing chainsaws and machetes can often clean up and remove debris more quickly than municipal services can. Rising sea levels, a warming planet, and intense hurricanes are central compo nents of our new reality in low-lying, porous Miami as real as gravity. Hurricanes will strike again, and youll be on your own, at least temporarily. Then youll need to rely on your neighbors to recover. Do your part. Feedback: firstname.lastname@example.org NOAA rffntnb ttnnntft tfnntnf rfntbnf rfntb bfrfbfrf nt t tb ntn b r f f t t n nt f t n ntn f t f n fntbnf r rfntb rf b f rf b f n t t b t b
52 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com July 2018 Neighborhood Correspondents: AVENTURAAventuras Family Separation IssueLets look in the mirror and reconsider some of those 55+ housing rulesBy Jay Beskin BT ContributorThe latest tempest making most of our media teapots whistle, with Congressional opportunists racing to catch up, is the policy of separating families at the border in instances of at tempted illegal entry or extended asylum requests by the parents. No one likes the practice, few defend it, and most of the political arguments center around whether Trump started it, or whether its been practiced to one degree or another since Janet Renos tenure as attor ney general in the Clinton administration. It seems pretty clear that this has been around for a while, but that it is being emerged to put a stop to it once and for all. Putting aside the immigration aspect of this, it is fascinating to see that society rebels viscerally against family separation. Some how, after two centuries of free love move ments, the breakdown of marriage, increases in births out of wedlock, and almost a million abortions a year, the notion that children need to be together with their parents and perhaps also the notion that parents need to be together with their children seems to be surviving fairly intact, despite all the puta tive erosion of the family unit. All of this raises a question about life in Aventura and its environs that we have been ignoring for a long time. You see, its a common practice here to build apartment houses or developments with compacts that allow purchase or rental only by people above the ages of 50 or 55. The laws as written are allowing an institutional system of reverse age discrimination, so that older people can tell younger people they no longer have patience for their exuberance and noise, or for children and teens racing around chasing each other, throwing balls to each other, playing loud music, and having boisterous parties around the pool. Not only are older people telling a younger generation that they are not welcome, they are also telling other older people that their younger family members are not welcome either. If the 55-year-old neighbor suddenly brings his 30-year-old divorced Not around here you dont: A scene youre not likely to see at an Aventura 55+ condo.
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54 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com July 2018 Culture: THE ARTSMOAD Opens New DoorsWith new programming, MDCs museum moves Miami forwardBy Anne Tschida BT Arts EditorMiami-Dade has now a number of contemporary art museums, and trying to stand out in the crowd has become a challenge. So the newly renovated space at Miami-Dade Colleges Museum of Art and Design (MOAD) in the Freedom Tower has decided to reach out both physically and experimentally, in an effort to bring art to a broader community. So far, the results have been impressive. Under the new director Rina Carvajal, MOAD launched a performance art series, Living Together, while the museum was still closed last fall. With events taking place across the city and running through September 2018, the series includes not just performance but So, for instance, MOAD invited inter nationally known artist Carrie Mae Weems to perform at the MDC Wolfson campus. In an innovative twist, the museum asked the British-German artist Tino Sehgal to create This Situation which involved live public interaction and lasted through much of April. It was described as a contem porary salon, where people discussed art, our roles in society, or other topics that grappled with issues affecting the world and making headlines today. Sehgal fa wellyou had to be there. The Freedom Tower museum is now open, and there are physical art exhibits. However, they remain part of the museum without boundaries theme that Carvajal is crafting, and with a range that goes beyond visual art to design, urban development, political discourse, the envi ronment, and ecological protection. By the People: Designing a Better America inaugurated the renovated galleries in April, and again it breaks from the typical mold we see in contemporary museums. Originally organized by the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian American Design Museum, it is described this way: research traveling to shrinking postindustrial cities, sprawling metro regions, struggling rural towns, border regions, areas impacted by Â natural Â and manmade disaster, and places of persistent poverty, this exhibition presents collaborative designs for more equitable, inclusive, and sustainable communities. By the People features more than 60 projects that aim to suggest solutions to our transportation problems, the lack of afford able housing, and even what to do about access to healthcare and healthy food. Visitors are encouraged to add their own thoughts, to be part of making a Better America (and, no, it does not resemble the kind of retro MAGA thinking that the current president has promulgated). Another exhibit currently showing More Sweetly Play the Dance from South African artist William Kentridge. It is a work that cant be missed: a 130-foot-long wraparound Â that are described as a modern version of the danse macabre It incorporates live brass bands and parades (including Mardi Gras-like crowds dressed in gruesome costume), scenes from wartorn Syria, along with Kentridges own illustrations. Kentridge is among the best-known contemporary artists worldwide, and his work often addresses the political and societal issues that surround us. Having grown up in apartheid-era Johannesburg, in a Jewish family, Kentridge always By the People features more than 60 projects that suggest solutions to transportation problems, lack of affordable housing, and access to healthcare and healthy food. By the People: Designing a Better America breaks from the typical mold we see in contemporary museums.Photos by Francisco Moraga
July 2018 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com 55 had something to say visually about the darkness of social inequities. But his work would also become inspirational, showing us a way out of that darkness. More Sweetly is the perfect choice to highlight the new MOAD vision. I want to humanize the place where we live, says Carvajal. A museum without boundaries means we want to be part of the community. And part of a conversation that will try to bring together groups that too often have been segregated from each other, to make a more cohesive and sustain able landscape. Carvajal, a native of Venezuela, is a long-time curator. She may have left her most indelible mark as cura tor for the now defunct MAC museum, founded by the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation. In that position, she exposed Miami to some very exciting art, including from video artists who had never been shown here. Now, Carvajal says, she wants to expand beyond visual arts shown in one museum to include the environment of Miami, especially downtown, where the iconic Freedom Tower, built in 1925, is located. I want people to become more interested in the place they are living, she says. So Carvajal is working with the concentrates on economic ecologies and social environments, to come up with The Miami Walk, organized by the Downtown Development Authority. Combining sculptures and other artworks placed along the Miami River, the aim of this public project will be to emphasize, in particular, how important our coral reefs are. During the day, the renderings of the coral sculptures show what resembles the white bleached corals that are deteriorating off our shore; at night they will be imbued with colors, the way the healthy coral once looked. Although include strolls along Biscayne Bay in front of Museum Park and other locations, in order to remind Miamians of our connection to all the water around us, and how we must protect those waters and the life they sustain. Back at the museum, new additions have also made waves. In May, it opened the Kislak Center, a permanent space Donated by the Jay I. Kislak Foundation, this collection is considered one of the biggest of its kind of pre-Columbian art, artifacts, and source materials. In 2004, the Kislak Foundation donated more than 3000 works to the Library of Congress. and Change in the Early Americas, is curated by the Kislaks Arthur Dunkelman and Miamis Carol Damian, and features Mayan pottery, masks, a very early atlas, and an exquisite drawing of Aztec life. MOAD, says Carvajal, is about art and design, education, and also social engagement. Thus far, she says, she is pleased with the turnout to the Living Together performance events, to the reopened gallery space, and to the public reaction to all the outreach. I love Miami, says Carvajal, and I think what we are doing can be useful and MDC MOAD at the Freedom Tower: By the People: Designing a Better America, runs through September 30. William Kentridge: More Sweetly Play the Dance runs through January 20. Together run through September. William Kentridges More Sweetly Play the Dance More Sweetly MOAD vision. Photos by Francisco Moraga
56 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com July 2018 Culture: GALLERIES + MUSEUMS WYNWOOD GALLERY WALK SATURDAY, JULY 14, 2018 GALLERIESBAKEHOUSE ART COMPLEX 561 NW 32nd St., Miami 305-576-2828 BILL BRADY GALLERY BRIDGE RED STUDIOS / PROJECT SPACE CENTRAL FINE 917-306-1218 DAVID CASTILLO GALLERY 305-573-8110 DOT FIFTYONE GALLERY EMERSON DORSCH 305-576-1278 FREDRIC SNITZER GALLERY GARY NADER ART CENTER 305-576-0256 LAUNDROMAT ART SPACE 303-960-7810 LOCUST PROJECTS 305-576-8570 MINDY SOLOMON GALLERY 786-953-6917 NINA JOHNSON GALLERY 305-571-2288 PAN AMERICAN ART PROJECTS 305-751-2550 PRIMARY ROBERT FONTAINE GALLERY 305-397-8530 SPINELLO PROJECTS TILE BLUSH UNDER THE BRIDGE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI GALLERY WYNWOOD WALLS 305-573-0658 MUSEUM & COLLECTION EXHIBITS ARTCENTERS PROJECT 924 THE BASS MUSEUM OF ART 305-673-7530 Hank Willis Thomas, Hand of God
July 2018 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com 57 They Are Waiting For You by Laure Prouvost to 8: DESTEFASHIONCOLLECTION with various artists 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 July 10 through September 30: Deconstruction: A reordering of life, politics, and art with Eddie Arroyo, Zachary Balber, Frida Baranek, Christopher Carter, Yanira Collado, Gonzalo Fuenmayor, Pepe Mar, Glexis Novoa, Sandra Ramos, Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova, Jamilah Sabur, and Frances Trombly Through August 19: Art in Dialogue with Robert Indiana and Martin Puryear Through September 9: Many Visions, Many Versions with various artists Ongoing: Connectivity: Selections from the Collection of the Frost Art Museum 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: 1959-1962 curated by Gean Moreno Through November 25: Francis Als Through September 23: Through October 14: Diamond Stingily JEWISH MUSEUM OF SOUTH FLORIDA, FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach 305-672-5044 Through October 1: The Sexuality Spectrum with Judy Chicago, Joan Snyder, Arthur Tress, Archie Rand, Albert Winn, Trix Rosen, Joan Roth, and Mark Podwal Through October 7: Tennessee Williams: Playwright and Painter Ongoing: Mosaic: Jewish Life in Florida with various artists LITTLE HAITI CULTURAL COMPLEX 212-260 NE 59th Terr., Miami 305-960-2969 www.littlehaiticulturalcenter.com Through August 25: Forged Path: Culture, History, and Freedom with Stephen Arboite, Woosler Delisfort, Joseph Wilfrid Daleus, Michelle Lisa Polissaint, Corinne Stevie, Rachelle Salnave, and Extra Virgin Press: Edwidge Danticat and Laura Tan LOWE ART MUSEUM, UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI 1301 Stanford Dr., Coral Gables 305-284-3535 www.lowe.miami.edu Through August 26: Stone Levity: Small Sculptures by Del Geist Through September 23: DRESDEN by Sebastian Spreng Painted Pixels by Shelia Elias Hands and Earth: Six Perspectives on Japanese Contemporary Ceramics with various artists THE MUSEUM OF ART + DESIGN AT MIAMI-DADE COLLEGE (MOCAD MDC) 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 Through January 20: More Sweetly Play the Dance by William Kentridge MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART NORTH MIAMI 770 NE 125th St., North Miami 305-893-6211 www.mocanomi.org Through August 4: Through August 5: Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in NSU ART MUSEUM FORT LAUDERDALE 1 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale 954-525-5500 www.nsuartmuseum.org Through July 29: Experiment and Change by Frank Stella Through October 14: Midnight in Paris and New York: Scenes from the 1890s-1930s, Williams Glackens and His Contemporaries with various artists PREZ ART MUSEUM MIAMI 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami 305-375-3000 www.pamm.org Through August 12: The Words of Others: Len Ferrari and Rhetoric in Times of War by Len Ferrari Through September 29: el hombre con el hacha y otras situaciones breves by Liliana Porter 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 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: Still Human with Ed Atkins, Simon Denny, Ccile B. Evans, Isa Genzken, Josh Kline, Jon Rafman, Charles Ray, Frances Stark, Hito Steyerl, Hank Willis Thomas and Anicka Yi Stranger in Paradise by Allison Zuckerman 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 August 5: Red and Black: Revolution in Soviet Propaganda Graphics with various artists Through August 12: Constructing Revolution: Soviet Propaganda Posters from Between the World Wars with various artists Through May 27: Bringing the Empire Home by Frank Brangwyn Compiled by Melissa Wallen Send listings, jpeg images, and events information to Melissa Wallen Terry Adkins, Buffet Flat (from Belted Bronze), installation detail, 20072008, at Institute of Contemporary Art.
58 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com July 2018 Culture: EVENTS CALENDARA Classics Fest of Low-Cost HighbrowThe Miami Music Festival continues through July 30 with great pricing at various venues. MMF brings in 300 young classical musicians from two dozen countries for eight weeks of training in piano, orchestra, opera, and conducting. We get the performances, some of which are free, most of which cost $10-$30. The Independence Day concert at Barry Universitys Broad Performing Arts Center (11300 NE 2nd Ave.) features July 4 summer pops program ming, plus Michelle Kim on the electric violin. Remaining performances include works by Shostakovich, Beethoven, Dvo?k, and Mozart; full acts from Lo hengrin and Die Walkre ; three operas ( La Rondine Ghosts of Versailles and Radamisto ); recitals; zarzuelas; a Broadway night; and a chamber series. miami musicfestival.com.A Walk Through Our HeritageHow about a guided walk through our past, with this Brickell Avenue North walking tour presented by Dade Heritage Trust on Saturday, July 7 10:00 a.m. to noon. Meet at the DHT headquarters (190 SE 12th Terr.), and set off for Brickell Park, the Miami Circle, and other landmarks. Tickets: $10 members; $20 nonmembers. The next day, DHT offers a bike tour to the Scottish Rite Temple in the Lummus Park Historic District, where youll get a private tour of the building. Again, meet at DHT headquarters; fee: $5 members; $10 nonmembers. (Rental bikes available in advance at Brickell Bikes: 305-3733633.) dadeheritagetrust.org.Overtowns Music & Arts FestivalHistoric Overtown hosts the Overtown Music & Arts Festival on Saturday, July 14 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Head to the business and entertainment district along NW 2nd and 3rd avenues between sicians; arts and crafts vendors; an array of foods; and a Youth Zone (toddlers to teens) featuring performances, arts activities. Check out the Art Expo Zone, a barbecue cook-off, and the main stage lineup: R&B singer/songwriter Vivian Green; singer/songwriter Estelle; singer/ songwriter Jon B.; singer/songwriter Musiq Soulchild; singer/songwriter and dancer Elgin Baylor; musician/bandleader Tito Puente Jr. Dont miss the dancing brothers Ayleo and Mateo and the teen rap/dancers the Trainerz. Free admission. overtownmusicartsfestival.com.A Tribute to Island Mangoes This year the much loved Mango and Tropical Fruit Festival at Fairchild Botan ical Garden (10901 Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables) pays tribute to the mangoes of Haiti, said to be the best in the Caribbean. The festival boasts the worlds largest tropi cal fruit collection, plus tropical gardening classes, fruit trees for sale, cooking dem onstrations, a beer garden, music, activities for youngsters, and plenty of food. Satur day and Sunday, July 14 and 15 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free for Fairchild members seniors: $18; children (ages 6-17): $12. fairchildgarden.org. NYO2 Debuts with WallcastSummer breeze and a free concert? Must mean a Wallcast performance, this one Saturday, July 21 featuring NYO2 and violinist Gil Shaham acclaimed NYO2, an offshoot of the National Youth Orchestra but with a strong agenda on opportunity and diversity, is made up of musicians ages 14-17 who undergo training at Carnegie Halls Weill School of Music. This years crop gets a six-day residency in Miami, culminating in the simulcast performance. Wallcast is set in SoundScape Park, next to the New World Center (500 17th Street) in Miami Beach. Bring a picnic and arrive early. The concert starts at 8:30 p.m. nws.edu.Jazz Series at MOCAThe Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (770 NE 125th St.) hosts its free monthly Jazz at MOCA outdoor concert series Friday, July 27 at 8:00 p.m. featur ing saxophonist Dr. Ed Calle whose other hats include composer, producer, and Miami Dade College professor. This Latin Grammy winner has performed on many Grammy-winning albums across numer ous genres and for a jaw-dropping array of artists, including Vicki Carr, Frank Sinatra, Carlos Santana, Chick Corea, Tito Puente, Gloria Estefan, the Temptations, the Four Tops, Shakira, Lenny Kravitz, Placido Domingo, and KC and the Sunshine Band. Dance in the plaza, or wander through MOCAs current exhibit. Museum admis sion is a simple donation. mocanomi.org.Bring a Pen and Sketch PadCurious about the basics of architectural drawing? In two hours you can learn them plus some more tricks of the trade, all included in the Urban Sketch Tour presented by the Miami Center for Archi tecture and Design. Its a walking class for interested beginners of all ages, and a chance to draw some of our downtown landmarks. The tour on Saturday, July 28 leaves at 10:00 a.m. rain or shine from the Alfred I. Dupont Building (169 E. Flagler St.). Tickets: $20 members; $25 for seniors and students; $30 general. Advance reser vations required. miamicad.org. Compiled by BT contributor Dinah McNichols. Please send information and images to firstname.lastname@example.org The Summer Lovin Tour Has LandedThe LA-based, 2014 Grammy-winning (and nominated this year for the album Amar y Vivir ), group La Santa Cecilia comes to Miami on Saturday, July 21 8:00 p.m., at the Olympia Theater (174 E. Flagler St.). (Santa Cecilia, by the way, is the patron saint of musicians.) Singer La Marisoul whose alto voice is reminiscent of Mercedes Sosas and has been likened to Janis Joplins, but with the grace of Ella Fitzgeralds leads the quartet in classic Latin and Mexi can musical forms, along with modern covers and politically relevant songs a la nueva cancin. Tickets: $18-$34. olympiatheater.org. Get Your Arts Groove OnHistory Miamis three tours this month will help you sally forth into August, a.k.a. Arts Appreciation Month. First up: a Little Havana Art and Culture Walk on Saturday, July 7 10:00 a.m. to noon, with local history and visits with artists. Second: Wynwood: A History of Street Art on Sunday, July 15 10:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., for the lowdown on the neighborhoods transformation. Third: Satur day, July 21 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the Public Art in Downtown Miami Walking Tour visits Mana Contemporary and explores Miamis public arts initiatives in action. Prices vary, restrictions apply, reservations a must. www.historymiami.org. Americas Birthday BashBayfront Park (301 N. Biscayne Blvd.) offers spectacular views year round, ular will be Wednesday, July 4 (open till 7:00 p.m.) plus music and vendors aplenty. Fireworks begin at 9:00. You know the rules: No bottles, cans, or coolers; if youre in a boat, stay clear bayfrontparkmiami.com.
July 2018 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com 59 Columnists: PICTURE STORYBy Paul George BT ContributorFor historic preservationists in the Miami area, one of the most gratify ing developments in recent decades has been the renaissance of the neighbor northeast Miami. Morningside, Palm Grove, MiMo (Miami Modern) Historic District, have been designated as local historic districts. Morningside is also a national historic district. Conceived and created in the early 1920s, Morningside offers much in terms its beautifully restored Mediterranean 42 acres. Its recreational facilities include a swimming pool, boathouse, picnic area, tennis courts, and a community center. A portion of its shoreline is lined with cut stone that were once part of the Halcyon Hotel in early Miami. Designed by landscape architect P. contained several unusual features. In addition to its lengthy waterfront, pedestrian bridges leading to a tidal basin with an island in the center. There were also a scenic drive along a loop road, a palm garden, the nations largest hibiscus garden (later destroyed by Hur ricane Donna), and the above-mentioned swimming pool, measuring 40 by 100 feet, with 32 cabaas, since demolished. Morningside resident Perrine Palmer, a mid-20th-century City of Miami mayor and commissioner, and scion of the famed Dr. Henry Perrine, who possessed in the 1830s a 36-square-mile township in south Dade County, was instrumental opening 65 years ago. have changed and additions have been of the citys jewels and a space open to Miamians from all other neighborhoods. Paul George is historian at HistoryMiami Museum. To order a copy of this photo, contact HistoryMiami archives manager Ashley Trujillo at 305-375-1623, email@example.com. Feedback: firstname.lastname@example.org Photo courtesy of HistoryMiami, Miami News, 1989-011-13164 A Jewel of a Park in MorningsideA view of our past from the archives of HistoryMiami Perrine Palmer speaking at the opening of Morningside Park, 1953.
60 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com July 2018 Columnists: POLICE REPORTSBiscayne Crime BeatCompiled by Derek McCannTrouble Just Walks In6700 Block of Biscayne Boulevard At this motel, the victim says he heard banging on his front door. Rather than look through the peephole and assess the situation, he opened the door and two men forced their way in, one of them armed with a handgun. They got $205 in cash from the victim, as well as his wallet and bit after the incident and said he wanted to stay at the motel longer (despite his life having been threatened), after the owner had asked him to leave several times. No Christian Spirit on Scammed Credit100 Block of NE 1st Street A woman entered this store and had her eyes on a gold chain with a Jesus pendant. This was no knockoff, as the chain and pendant cost $2800. Cus tomer gave the cashier $400 in cash then asked for the rest to be placed on an American Express gift card, which she produced. The charge went through without a hitch, but a day later, he found out that while the number is a legit credit card, it didnt belong to the woman who used it. She had come back the next day and purchased two more chains for a combined total of $24,000 before the scam was discov ered. The police were called, but there is no video surveillance in the store. We ask that Miamians be extra wary of Jesus bling at the pews this Sunday, and watch your own stuff.Got Off Easy with a Shattered Window 200 Block of NE 77th Street Our victim was unloading grocer ies from her vehicle after doing a big shop. She left her purse inside her vehicle, which she locked. Sadly, there are eyes everywhere, always ready to strike. Two men approached her at her doorstep and one of them pointed a gun at her. She was told to stay still as the other man shattered the driversside window and reached for the purse. Lots of work for a purse. At least she was not in the car when they reached for the purse.Youre Not Sleeping Tonight. 5800 Block of NE 6th Court
July 2018 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com 61 As she battled insomnia, this woman went to her garage to smoke a cigarette, whereupon she saw that her garage door was starting to open. Thinking it was a malfunction, she pressed a button in the garage and the door started to close. But then it opened again, and as it opened she saw a pair of skinny legs wearing white tennis shoes. She screamed and the mystery man blew away. The victim says she had lost her garage opener the previous week, so the perp must have had it. She told police she will need to have the garage door recoded. Shed better do that pronto. Not Your Usual Backyard Setup 400 Block of NE 71st Street Police were called after a break-in at a home. The owner arrived and saw that items were missing and that the rear door had been forced open. A neighbor contacted the victim and said a man had left two televisions in his backyard and then ran off. Those televisions belonged to the victim, and over the past few weeks, someone has been breaking into homes, then stashing the stolen merchandise in a neighbors yard until the police came and cleared the original burglary area. This time, it didnt work, and neighbor said she could ID the burglar.Just Some Walking-Around Money?400 Block of NE 82nd Street A tenant left his apartment at noon and ing the door when he left, he saw that the front door was now open. He found his apartment had been burglarized. A laptop computer was missing from his dresser drawer. But the kicker was six grand in cash taken from the pocket of his pants, which had been laid out over a chair. For good measure, a change jar was also taken. Might as well, since it was there. No leads on this one, but this victim will really need to think about his Quite Petty for a Thrill3200 Block of NE 1st Avenue Suspects ordered drinks and meals, with three diners split the bill three ways with three different credit cards. They loved the service so much, they stayed a while longer and ordered some more drinks. They left without paying for them, to the into a cab. Hopefully, one of those credit cards will produce an arrest.Dont Call Back Now100 Block of NE 40th Street before lunchtime. She didnt realize it might be missing till it was time to leave at the end of the day. She asked coworkers if they had seen anyone by her desk possibly grabbing the phone, but no one did. Victims brother called the cell number and a gruff male voice answered, and said he brought the phone on the bus. He provided no other information and then hung up. No leads on this one, One Way to Do Debt Collection800 Block of Biscayne Boulevard The suspect in this report told police he was hired by a contractor to do remodeling on a condo unit. However, the contractor then refused to pay him for his services. Undaunted, the spurned employee removed a range stove from the condo and carried it out to his car. He did not have permission to do this and was later arrested.Room with a View2000 Block of Biscayne Boulevard and ran inside. He left his bike unattended outside. Right on Biscayne Boulevard, so what could possibly go wrong? As he was inside the building, he was reassured by the fact he had a full view of his bike, just in case. Just in case happened, and he saw a man jump on the bike and pedal off into the distance. Having a good view doesnt stop theft. It only gives you a ringside seat.Brazen Taken Up a Notch1600 Block of Biscayne Boulevard you want? Some criminals will just take it. This one walked into a building and began to remove a television from the wall mount. He placed the television in a large black garbage bag and calmly walked out of the building to a waiting vehicle. Beats haggling at Best Buy. Feedback: email@example.com
West of the grandstand is a lively splash area with various fountains providing safe, zero-depth water fun for kids. It is completely fenced in, with benches and picnic tables provided for watchful parents. Right next door is a small, colorful playground with one slide and some climbing equipment, shaded by a stretched-canvas pavilion. Located on the NE 2nd Avenue side of the park is a line of three picnic pavilions, each on a concrete pad with a table and a garbage can. Two additional picnic pavilions with barbecue grills are nearby, and there is no litter to spoil this eating area. The entire sports complex is neatly landscaped with native oak, gumbo limbo trees, coconut palms, and bursts of tall, seaside fescue grass around the splashpad. On the site by the picnic area where a trailer park used to be (demolished in 2009), a 5000-square-foot, multi-use building was constructed. The Arthur E. Teele Jr. Community Center, named for the late City of Miami commissioner who pushed hard for the creation of the park project, has a large central room that can be rented for special events. There are also bathrooms, a computer lab, and City of Miami government hood Enhancement Team). An additional 62 Biscayne Times www.BiscayneTimes.com July 2018 Columnists: PARK PATROLLocal Futbol Is Kicking ItLittle Haiti Soccer Park has new amenitiesBy Janet Goodman BT ContributorI Miami, along NE 2nd Avenue between NE 62nd and NE 63rd streets, sits a multimillion-dollar, 21st-century sports complex. Considered by some to be the pride of the community, Little A place for more than soccer, Little player, is also home of the local community center, splash pad, playground, new outdoor exercise pavilion, and a multiAfter years of city government planning and legal opposition from neighborhood businesses, the park opened in 2008. The 15-acre facility, downsized from the original 60-acre plan, cost $36.9 million. It features a natural-grass, competitionteam grandstand and visiting team bleachers that can seat 1400 people. The supporting grandstand also houses a snack concession and bathrooms. A large parking lot accommodating games and 50-space parking lot is conveniently located adjacent to the community center. was emblazoned with huge murals along affordable-housing developer, teamed MLK Mural, for the project. With many cal scenes of life and dreams from around the world transform a long section of wall shared by neighboring warehouses. More recently, in 2015, an $800,000 locker-room building was constructed next to the covered grandstand, which allows home and visiting teams a place to change into uniforms. Currently under construction behind the visitor bleachers been an empty and unmarked soccer munications for the City of Miami, this new sporting area has a synthetic surface, called FieldTurf, which is used training complexes. In an e-mail exchange with the BT can football, and for two U12 (i.e., a New landscaping, paved roads, and being added. This $1.8-million improvement project includes a prefabricated storage building for soccer equipment and a spacious exercise station next to the The park features a natural-grass, competition-size soccer eld with a covered home team grandstand and visiting team bleachers that can seat 1400 people. Three picnic pavilions along NE 2nd Avenue, plus two more nearby with grills, plus zero litter.BT photos by Janet Goodman LITTLE HAITI SOCCER PARK 6301 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, FL 33138 305-960-2933 Hours: M-F 8am to 9pm; weekends 8am to 6pm Picnic tables: Yes Barbecues: Yes Picnic pavilions: Yes Tennis courts: No Yes Night lighting: Yes Water splash: Yes Playground: YesPark Rating Little Haiti Soccer Park
July 2018 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com 63 community center built on a concrete pad with a shade canopy. The BT count Fitness Equipment health machines being unwrapped and installed during a visit to the park in early June. in use had been an issue in the past (see Eight Months and Counting, January 2009 and Future Futbol, September 2014). Astronomical rental fees were out of reach for most local clubs. Currently, the city has affordable fees, and rents the lights are needed, adding $5 to each additional hour of use. games and practices, and Little Haiti FC, created in 2014, is now a regular practices. Severino points out that while sodding, no teams have active permits. Miami Edison Senior High School coach Gomez Laleau, one of the founders of Little Haiti FC, tells the BT he ex pects the grass surface to be ready again by mid-July. We offer eight categories of soccer teams, ranging from U8 relies on donations and grants and does not charge participants. Little Haiti FC also provides tutoring and makes sure that their senior players go on to college every year on both athletic and academic scholarships. They also offer a recreational soccer program for kids who are less experienced at the sport. They are known to be the only travel youth soccer club in Florida that assists underserved inner-city youngsters and their families. Feedback: firstname.lastname@example.org Fantastical mural scenes of life and dreams from around the world transform a long section of wall. A splash area provides safe water fun for kids, while parents sit at benches and picnic tables. The community center has bathrooms, a computer lab, and a large room that can be rented.
64 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com July 2018 Parrots Personality Lives Up to Its Name The beautiful sun conure is endangered in the wildBy Janet Goodman BT ContributorBefore the federal Wild Bird Conservation Act was adopted in 1992, which banned the importation of exotic birds, hundreds of thousands of parrots were being trapped in the wild each year and sold here. Citing disease risks, Australia banned the import of exotic birds in 1995, and the European Union implemented a similar ban in 2007, owing to fears of avian tions continue to dwindle. One species in trouble in the wild is the sun parakeet, also known as the sun conure. Aratinga solstitialis name of this exotic, with the second, or solstice, a reference to the birds bright sunny feathers. This is a medium-size parrot, about 12 inches long and weighing only four ounces. Mostly yellow on the top of its head, neck, chest, and sections of the wings, the sun conure has splashes of orange on its stomach and face, with white or gray eye rings. Wing feathers are mostly green, and the green tail feathers have blue tips. Juveniles are greener and less yellow and orange until they reach maturity. Other parrot species, such as the jenday conure, sulphur-breasted parakeet, and the golden-capped parakeet, look similar and can be confused with the sun conure. In captivity, these related species will interbreed, but in the wild, their natural habitats dont often intersect. As pets, their life expectancy is 15 to 30 years. Just as vibrant as their color is the sun conures personality. They are social in the wild. As pets, these parrots are desirable for their curiosity, intelligence, and affectionate behavior, as well as their beauty, and are good at imitating sounds like cell phone rings. Some sun conures have a knack for loud, piercing calls, which are necessary in the wild to Bob of Beaks & Feathers Aviaries in New South Wales, Australia, has raised a hundred conures, by hand or in aviaries. He has a Facebook video of a line of perching sun conures eagerly waiting to give him affectionate parrots, he tells the BT form a really tight bond with their owners. Sun conures are native to a small area of northeastern South America that includes parts of Brazil, southern Guyana, southern French Guiana, and southern Suriname. There have been additional sightings in Venezuela. This species prefers dry savannah woodlands and coastal forests, where they live in fruit trees and palm groves. The reduced populations of sun conures in South America are concerning. Once common, the sun conure has been in a dramatic decline for the past 20 years. The biggest reason for their decimation is pet-trade trapping, followed by capture for their plumage, and loss of their native habitat. In 2008 the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) listed them under endangered status on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. The organization estimates they number as few as 1500 to 4000 in the wild. Between 1981 and 1985, an estimated 2200 sun conures were imported to the United States. Today only sun conures bred in captivity are sold in the United States, Europe, and Australia. Toronto artist Sonja Hie-Hardy adopted her 15-month-old sun conure Lola six months ago from a previous owner whose husband developed tinnitus and couldnt tolerate the birds noise. insecure. She was very loud and needy, depending on me to take her where she wanted to go. Lola was constantly calling out to her quaker parrot buddy, Pugsley, so Hie-Hardy put them in the same cage, and Lola now dotes on him like a mother. Luckily, clipped wing feathers grow six other birds in the household. Her noise Really, who rescued who? A victim of an armed robbery and a witness to a bloody police shootout in front of her home, Hievide emotional support and keep me busy and focused on things besides depression and anxiety. They make me get up in the morning for their warm greetings. When I do go out, I usually have a couple of birds with me on a harness or in a pet backpack. They distract me from my hypervigilance and the triggers that can scare me. The par allels in our learning to trust brings peace and understanding. I hope to one day get my Feedback: email@example.com Lola at home in Toronto.Photo by Sonja Hie-Hardy
July 2018 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com 65 New Rules of the RoadTips to keep it green during your family car tripBy Jenni Person BT ContributorSummer family road trips have a way of sealing family culture into our cells. We talk, we laugh, we argue, we yell. My sister and I used to harmonize along for hours to the Beatles, Carole King, and Carly Simon that our parents thankfully selected and controlled on the in-dash eight-track player as our Dadillac sailed down I-95. Some families play the geography game, and some siblings devolve into boxing matches from a classic game of punch buggy. Like me on my childhood family road trips, my kids are allowed treats theyre not usually presented, like fast food and sugar cereal. Yet they would road, we still uphold some policies central to life in our household. One routine that is never optional: recycling. It annoys them on vacation just as much as it does on all the other days. And I cant blame them because, Ill admit it, it may seem a little weird and cumbersome that their mom schleps empty cans across state lines in a reusable cloth bag as we pass rest area garbage can after outlet mall garbage can As annoying as it is to us all, given how incompatible much of our country is with it, living as green as possible remains a regular practice. Thats part of the family culture that I want sealed. As we head out on the road this summer, Im thinking, as usual, about how to maintain a commitment to the environment while traveling. First, theres the obvious stuff, like ditch the in vehicle choice the choices have expanded vastly and relatively affordably. Ive seen more and more power stations for electric cars at places as mundane as the off-Interstate Premium Outlet Mall, so going electric is clearly a more viable option than ever. For a fueled vehicle, check out the money-saving fuel usage tips from AAA that help the environment as well. And if youre old enough to own a car, to have kids, and to be crazy enough to plan a road trip with them, you probably have a good sense of things such as how the correct tire pressure and modest rate of speed increase your fuel vehicle, the fuel, and how you drive, here are some ideas that I hope are lifelong habits for my kids about greener travel consumer choices beyond the car. Recycle/Reduce/Reuse Roadtrip a.k.a. the Green Schlep, or How to Reduce Your Footprint while Making Tracks: Bring a recycling bag in the car to collect recyclables as you use them for when you spot recycling bins or for when you get home. Bring reusable cups or water bottles. Whether they have a self-serve fountain or one behind the counter, most places will allow you to use it in place of their disposable cups. If you dont bring a recyclable cup, reuse a cup from another drink purchase. Choose paper when possible, and reject Styrofoam. Avoid or limit plastic straws and stirrers. your own real cutlery. Alternatively, food; hey, its all family and youre making memories) thats much easier in the car anyway. Pack homemade meals and snacks in your own reusable containers rather serve packaging on the road. The containers can also be used for roadside leftovers and general car organization, including empty pistachio shells and orange peels. Most hotels post notices of their environmental efforts with guidelines for how you can participate. Follow their sug gestions. For example, reuse your towels during your stay, rather than requesting newly washed towels every day. Also, close old friends, as I did on a trip to Nashville last year for the Four Voices concert with my friends Dawn and Jan, with whom Id also been to Nashville 20 years earlier for Lilith Fair), follow the if When making stops on the road, choose businesses that have strong environmental policies and green business practices. You can research that easily as this: From Newsweek : newsweek.com/ full-list-US-companies-green-rank ings-2017-18 And this one from Forbes : forbes. worlds-most-sustainable-companies-2017 Lastly, and especially if your road trip involves a gas-powered vehicle, go for the dual-purposing approach to environmental conservation, and use it as Other Car Is a Bicycle) or the Resistance History). Think of it as Road Trip as Subversive Act in the interest of building a more sustainable social environment and nation. Feedback: firstname.lastname@example.org Boutique practice in a cozy and warm atmosphere. Late evening hours every Monday and Thursday. WE HAVE A NEW HOME! Located in the El Portal Miami Shores area Kidstown Pediatrics Margaret Okonkwo, MD, FAAP 211 NE 89th Street, El Portal, FL 33138 Phone: 305-576-5437 www.KidstownMiami.com
66 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com July 2018 A Truth about TreesTopping can increase danger in a hurricaneBy Jeff Shimonski BT ContributorIts once again hurricane season, though it seems like weve just sible storm? Are you waiting to the last article was taken recently of one of sevin a given year is illegal in most munici erty owners three questions: tree failure? is, when you cut off cut off all the major coming storms, but lets think this BT photo by Jeff ShimonskiPoorly considered and illegal pruning.
July 2018 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com 67 Sandboxes and SeedlingsThe Frost Museum of Science holds its rst climate change exhibitBy Blanca Mesa BT ContributorWhat if Andrea Bowerss neon sculpture, Climate Change Is Real now at the entrance to the Prez Art Museum Miami, were suddenly slapped on the front of the Frost Museum of Science? Somehow it would seem more provocative, controversial, even shocking. Just what Miami needs. Bowers, a Los Angeles-based artist and activist, chose a fun Miami color scheme the cursive Real with its pulsating cotton-candy pink to get our attention. But we need more than that to get us to look up from our mojitos. Transposed to the Frost, her sculpture could be ratcheted up a bit to read: Climate Change Is Real, Bitches . Alas, were starting out more gently, with sandboxes and mangrove seedlings. sea level rise exhibit on the third level of the Dive area with kiosks that include live mangroves and a 3D topographic sandbox that lets visitors contour land scapes with intruding seas. The sandbox is equipped with motion-sensing cameras that show elevation changes in real time make-believe land, you can also make it rain. A lot of rain, as in biblical rain only for real now, with climate change. Some people think the water will come into the city, says one little girl playing with the sand. But other people arent so sure, her friend responds hopefully, as they both mold snow-capped mountains and sandy plains surrounded by a neon blue sea. The Frosts sea level rise exhibit focuses on the positive side of climate change our ability to adapt with a nod to natural systems that can protect us when the water comes. The good news: The worse predic tions about the effects of sea level rise are based on taking no action. But as a com munity, we can tackle sea level rise. The better we adapt, the better our outcome. Adaptation comes in the form of resilience that uses green infrastructure like mangroves and coral reefs to help coastal cities like Miami combat storm surge and beach erosion. Theres even a mangrove growing in a clear box, where tangled prop roots that are below the water surface in the wild can be examined at eye level. Here we learn that mangroves reduce wave storm debris. (Too bad weve cut down most of them for those awesome waterfront views.) With the three-level aquarium bubbling in the background, another section of the exhibit focuses on the breakwater capacities of coral reefs, which can reduce incoming wave energy by about 97 percent and wave height by 84 percent. Unfortunately, our Caribbean coral cover has declined by 60 percent since the 1980s. The warming of the oceans from our burning of fossil fuels has resulted in deadly coral bleaching. Weve also managed to decimate corals with pollution and blasting to make way for larger ships. But the exhibit helpfully points out that scientists are working on reseeding corals and that some may even be more heat-resistant. So theres that. A more somber message comes from Dynamic Earth, playing in the about Earths climate system, our lifesupport system. Without our delicately calibrated climate, there is no life on Earth and we get this terrifying alternative: Venus. This is the planetary equivaus, where carbon (CO2) emissions run amok and the atmosphere is a toxic mix of noxious fumes. Until now, Earth has kept CO2 in balance by absorbing and releasing in equal amounts, we learn. Unfortunately, that balance is shifting as we burn oil and coal stored in Earth for millions of years. Since the industrial revolution, CO2 released into the atmosphere has increased by 40 percent, with most of that happening in the last 50 years, causing global temperatures to increase by one degree Celsius, we are told. Yes, its us behind the curtain and weve made a mess of our climate system. Apply that to the 3D sandbox in the sea level rise exhibit: The snow on the mountains that those girls built? It melts, the plains incinerate, and the water comes in. this question to contemplate: Is it our goal to spend Earth or to save it? Stay tuned. Climate change is a complex issue with long-range impacts and a decidedly doomsday ending no one in fun-loving Miami wants to dwell on. Telling its story through museum exhibits and is a worthy endeavor, one that might determine if the sequel to Dynamic Earth has a happy ending for us or not. In the meantime, know this: Climate change is real. And no amount of cottoncandy neon pink can sugarcoat that hard truth, wherever its told. Feedback: email@example.com Courtesy of Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation
68 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com July 2018 By Jacqueline Coleman BT ContributorJuly is a big month here at Vino, as were celebrating a couple of anniversaries and a bit of a change in the price of the wines we mention. This column debuted exactly 11 years ago, in July 2007. The great Bill Citara wrote the column for ten years until his retirement in June 2017. My debut column appeared in the next issue, making this month not only the 11thanniversary Vino column, but also my one-year anniversary as your beloved wine writer. Happy anniversary, Vino and me! Weve also bumped up the price ceiling for the wines we discuss, up to the $15 mark. Keeping with the mission of Vino, which is to provide suggestions for wines that can be found locally and enjoyed without having to apply for a second mortgage, we decided that an extra three dollars isnt too much more in this thriving economy. It also opens the door to the wider world of delicious wines that can be introduced and appreciated. So lets start this month with some affordable central California red wines you can pair with your summer backyard barbecue. The central California wine region from Santa Barbara County up to just south of the Bay Area. You may see designations like Paso Robles or Central Coast on your wine bottles. This area is a little more laid back than Napa Valley, but dont let that fool you into thinking the wine isnt as high in quality. Quite the contrary. Wines coming out of central California may be perfect for this anniversary column, because just like our mission here at Vino, this wine region delivers top-quality bottles that wont break the bank. Here are a few that can complement your summer cookout. For a chronically good time at your next barbecue, try a bottle of the 2016 Chronic Cellars Purple Paradise This Zin blend is a full-bodied wine from Paso Robles. Robust and balanced with smooth tannins and a perfect mix of black and red fruit, the wine is so distractingly delicious that you may not even notice the chronically cool skeleton label art on the bottle. The 2016 J. Lohr Cabernet Sauvignon offers something a little more traditional as a smooth Cabernet at this price point. Always a solid choice, the J. Lohr wine shows hints of spicy smoke and bold dark berries on the nose, and vanilla with currant and juicy red berries on the palate. It makes a great complement to a grilled steak. Speaking of smoke and spice, pick up Fess Parkers Lot No. 95 Frontier Red as a perfect pair to your outdoor feast. I call this the bacon wine because I tasted a bit of smoky meat as it hit my tongue, but no complaints here. The Syrah-dominant blend is an unquestionable crowd pleaser. Mellow out with the 2013 Beyer Ranch Merlot which hits with bold blackberries on the nose and in the mouth. A smooth drinker with sturdy tannins, this Merlot holds up nicely with juicy pork or smoked ribs. Lighten up the mood with a 2016 Noble Vines 667 Pinot Noir Not a wimpy wine, but a lovely medium-bodied Pinot Noir with mild tannins, even. I would say this Pinot can hold its own in the lineup of heavier reds, and I really think its worth a spot at your meatier dinner table. Back to Cabernets with the 2014 Liberty School Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine gives you a mouth full of bold red fruit and a little bit of earthiness you dont expect from a California wine. Full-bodied, mild tannins, and some black pepper on the palate. Id pair this elegant Hope family wine with a piece of impeccably smoldered meat. If Abuela is yelling at you to help with the backyard lechn bring her a glass of 2015 Ojal Cabernet Sauvignon Ojal grapes are sourced from the central coast of California, but Ojal is actually a Miami brand. A mild Cabernet, it is balanced and smooth, and offers an interesting conversation piece, in Spanish. From the vineyards of the central coast to the streets of Miami Beach, Ojal is a bicoastal wine made for a multicultural city. Feedback: firstname.lastname@example.org The J. Lohr Estates Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon is $12.48, and the Liberty School Cabernet Sauvignon costs $13.98 at the North Miami ABC Fine Wine & Spirits (16355 Biscayne Blvd., 305-944-6525). North Miami Total Wine & More (14750 Biscayne Blvd., 305-354-3270) carries the Chronic Cellars Purple Paradise for $14.99, Beyer Ranch Merlot for $10.99, and the Fess Parker Frontier Red for $11.99. Whole Foods Market in North Miami (305-892-5505) carries the Noble Vines 667 Pinot Noir for $11.99 until August 28. And Vintage Liquor & Wine Bar in Midtown Miami (3301 NE 1st Ave., 305-514-0307) has the Ojal Cabernet Sauvignon for $14.99.Celebrate the Fourth with USA Wines Red, white, and you: Agreeable wine for $15 or less
July 2018 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com 69 Columnists: DISHHotel Restaurants Worth the StayFood news we know you can useBy Geoffrey Anderson Jr. and Dianne Rubin BT ContributorsWhen you think of good places to eat, hotel restaurants arent typically top of mind. For a lot of hotel chains, food is an afterthought other comforts like spacious rooms and spa treatments are prioritized. But then there are those hotels whose restaurants play an integral role in a customers overall experience. Those are the ones worth visiting, and there are plenty in Miami if you know where to look. Over in Brickell, Four Seasons Hotel impresses visitors day in and day out with EDGE, Steak & Bar (1435 Brickell Ave., 305-381-3190). The eaterys contemporary American fare is varied and approach able. Dont let the elegance of the place fool you: Prices for items like stone crabs in sea urchin butter, grilled Aussie lamb able, especially for the caliber of cuisine. steal; its no surprise this place has stood the test of time while other restaurants in the area struggle to survive. The EPIC Hotel from Kimpton dazzles diners with a variety of offerings just over the bridge. While South Florida food ies are likely familiar with Zuma (270 Biscayne Blvd. Way, 305-577-0277) and its high-quality Asian bites, the downtown hotels other dining venue is no slouch. Area 31 (305-424-5234) combines a stellar skyline view with an extensive list of Med iterranean selections, such as Faroe Island snapper. The result: a picturesque date or friendly outing you wont soon forget. Notable hotel restaurants are also plentiful in north Miami-Dade. Case in point: Acqualina Resorts dynamic duo of Il Mulino New York (17875 Col lins Ave., 305-466-9191) and AQ Chop House by Il Mulino Patrons preferring Italian classics like spaghetti carbonara at the former, while customers looking for a meatier time are likelier to enjoy the steakhouse experience of the latter. Another beloved pairing is Turnberry Isles Corsair (19999 W. Country Club Dr., 786-279-6800) and Bourbon Steak (786-279-6600). Which restaurant you visit depends on the occasion. At Corsair, food is a bit lighter and more casual. High lights like matzoh ball soup, campanelle too thin. If budget is no concern, though, splurge at Bourbon Steak. The Michael Mina steakhouse is a carnivores paradise, with prime cuts like Delmonico rib eye and angus rib cap. Its more expensive than Corsair, but its worth the premium. OPENINGS As you can see, hotel restaurants deserve their fair share of attention. With that said, stand-alone spots have also been making waves lately. Mason (3470 N. Miami Ave., 786-618-5150) is one of them. The longawaited late-night diner from Beaker and at the former Gigi location in Midtown. Unlike Nasajons other restaurant, Mason places less emphasis on sharing plates. Thats good because theres no way youre going to want to share your oxtail pot pie or pastrami hash these plates live up to the rave reviews. Tap 42 (19501 Biscayne Blvd., 786-440-7270) is the one of the latest restaurants to open in Aventura Malls new wing. Diners no longer have to travel to Coral Gables, Midtown, or tropub grub like short-rib beef sliders or oven-baked shrimp mac and cheese. Just like the other locations, Tap 42 is home to a wealth of draft beers as well as draft cocktails, such as a blood orange cosmojito. While in the Aventura area, we also discovered Moon Thai Organic Kitchen (3455 NE 163rd St., 305-9745129) not too far away in North Miami Beach. As big fans of the Coral Gables outpost, were glad to see the eaterys vast Thai and Japanese offerings have made it up here. Dont miss out on the bento boxes, which provide patrons with an insane amount of food for under $20 during lunch; the honey pork ribs and tom yum chicken are standouts. CLOSINGS Jacks Miami in Wynwood said good bye to the neighborhood last month; the restaurant shuttered after the property was sold. Thankfully, fans dont have to has opened a new location in Brickell that focuses on takeout. Geoffrey Anderson Jr. and Dianne Rubin are co-founders of Miami Food Pug, an award-winning South Florida food blog that fuses the couples love of dogs and food. Send us your tips and alerts: email@example.com Feedback: firstname.lastname@example.org Courtesy of EDGE Steak & BarEDGE Steak & Bar at the Four Seasons Hotel.
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