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12 Biscayne T imes October 2018 rfntbrn t tbtrrbtnbr rtbtbtrrt ttnrttrtntnrtbrbrbtttnr ntrnrtrtb rntbtbtn tttt ttttrttfntb ttrfrbt btrbn rtbrrttbnrtnrtrnt tbtr bnrbtrbrnttrbt btrbrnf rrrtrtfnbtrrtbrntrn tbtrtnt trtntrrrrrrrtbrrbt nttr rtrntrbrtb rbtnttnbtrr btrnr tbnrnrrtb trtnttnrrrbrrtbrtt ttbtntr nrtnrt rnrbtr nttrr trttbbrttbrtbn rbttr trbnrtbrrttbbrrttb trbrttbrb rttbtrbttnrtrt nrnnnrnr PROPERTIES EXCLUSIVELY FOR SALE BY THE JACK CODEN GROUPWE HAVE A HOME FOR EVERY BUDGET! of Please follow us on: : rfntfbtbnnfrtbnbr Great and ClassicGaspar Gonzalezs story about Roy Wright and classic old console stereos was a great article (For the Love of Audio, September 2018). And it was right on time. How can we reach Roy? Thanks. Burak Imer Aventura Editors note: At age 73, Roy Wright is still going strong at Beta Electronics, his one-man business repairing audio equipment of all types. Beta is located by I-95 at 669 NW 118th St., Miami, FL 33168. You can reach him at 305-688-2264. From the Audio FilesThank you for the cover story For the Love of Audio by Gaspar Gonzlez. May Dr. Roy and his labor of love at Beta Electronics thrive for many years. The story brought back warm memories of musics central place in my Midwest family in the late 1950s, early 1960s. This was well before standalone speakers or surround-sound systems and I was a grade-school kid in awe of the hardwood console in our rec room that contained a stereo, radioand a TV. I had permission to lift up the lid and pull back the doors, and that was it. Twice a month or so on Sundays af ternoons, we had a lady dance instruc tor over to the house. To records on the turntable, my brothers and I learned how to be presentable on the dance that era, we took lessons alongside our parents and grandparents in the rumba, the samba, and the cha-cha-cha. Those were fun times. When I read the Beta Electronics YouTube, as your writer did, in search of something like our old stereo console. It was a nostalgic and entertaining search, though I came up emptyhanded. I did inherit those Latin dance LPs, though, and still have them! Thanks for the trip down Memory Lane. Roberta Cousins Miami Lingua FrancaRegarding Erik Bojnanskys On Edge Over Gambling (September 2018), as usual it was an outstanding and informative article. If Norman Braman and Jorge Prez, [who object to any new gambling operations in Miami], were not so wealthy, no one would care what they said or what they wanted. But of course $$$ always talks. Barbara Goldwich Miami Rolling the DiceGood article by Erik Bojnansky about possible gaming in Edgewater, well reported (On Edge Over Gambling, September 2018). Commissioner Ken Russell is correct to say that a public hearing is in order. Neighbors deserve a chance to have their say on the matter. Sheldon Neumeyer Midtown Pets on PlanesJanet Goodman was exactly right in her Pets in Planes column (September 2018). Here in Florida its tricky travel ing by air with pets. You may think but if your departure day turns out to be hotter than expected, the airline wont accept the animal for fear itll die while the plane waits in line on the scorching tarmac. And there are limits to the number of I wont consider putting an animal in cargo in our climate. Too much can go wrong. Tony Ortega North Bay VillageSo Much More than You Pay ForJeff Shimonski is the best deal in your free paper, thank you. I enjoy learning how dumb it is to plant grass or to use fertilizer or cut roots, and how wise it is to compost, preserve natural soil nutrients, and plant wisely. I like his pointed sarcasm too. Ill wager theres a lot of readers out there like me who, as he wrote recently (Let the Sunshine In, September 2018), have no idea that our ornamental hedges are really trees. So I googled the sort-of mini-hedges I have a few podocarpus, cocoplum, laurel and, oh my, wow. I do have trees. And Im going to watch them grow! Maria Blanco MiamiCommentary: LETTERS


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14 Biscayne T imes October 2018 Commentary: MIAMIS KING This Midterm MattersAfter 20 years, its time to undo Republican damageBy Jack King BT ContributorHere we go again with another election cycle. The midterms used to be thought of as mere interim elections and of no great importance. After all, we thought, if the ballot didnt feature a roster of candidates for president, it didnt matter too much. Oh, how times have changed! This year in Florida well be voting on a U.S. Senator and a governor, not to mention a number of important statewide races and constitutional amendments. The November 6 election has major importance for all of us. For many years in this state we had only one party the Democrats. And the only elections that mattered were the primaries. Every now and then thered be a break through Republican, like Bob Martinez, who won the governorship in 1987. He lasted one term, losing re-election by a landslide. their own in 1999, with the election of Jeb Bush as governor, thanks in no small part to the arrival of even more carpetbaggers who, as it turned out, were nearly all Republicans. And for the past 20 years theyve ruled to state. They did a credible job under Bush, but things started going downhill with burned under Rick Scott, who might well go down as the worst governor in the his tory of the state. More about that later. Scott, of course, has been term-limited and cant run again for governor. So what does a guy do whos spent the past eight years doing nothing as governor but push his personal fortune to over $500 million? Why not decide hed like to be a U.S. Senator and show Floridians that hes really a pro when it comes to not doing anything. Can you name anything Scott actually did as governor? I mean, besides that witty campaign slogan Lets get to work! It turns out, he wasnt talking about himself. He was talking you. No doubt, Scott is a formidable candidate remember, he spent some $65 million on his second run. Will he now cross the $100 million mark? Theres a pretty good chance of it. The question is whether theres enough television air time left to buy with all his money. His opponent is our current senator, Bill Nelson, who is up for re-election. A quiet man who works behind the scenes, Nelson seldom toots his own horn. On the other hand, he gets quite a lot accomplished. In the governors race, we have two new people, thank goodness: Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, who is now being called a socialist, and former U.S. Congressman Ron DeSantis from Flagler County, whos being called a racist. Oh, its really nice when we have two gubernatorial candidates who dont know where Miami is. Wouldnt it be nicer to have a Florida governor whos from Miami After all, most Floridians do live south of Disney World. And just so you remember, we did have a governor who was from South Florida, and he did work out quite well. That was Bob Graham, who served for two terms. Born in Coral Gables, Graham won election to the Florida Legislature after graduating from Harvard Law School. He proceeded to serve in both houses of the legislature, then won the 1978 gubernatorial election and was re-elected to the job in 1982. In the 1986 U.S. Senate race, he defeated incumbent Republican Senator Paula Hawkins, arguably the worst senator in Floridas history. Ive made this halfhearted halfwe should draw a line from Tampa to Daytona, and from Orlando to Tallahassee. Then we give the east part to Georgia, the west part to Alabama, and keep the south part for ourselves. Wed be a better state. Its really too bad we dont have Don the Con Dumpster, our illustrious president, on the ballot this election cycle. I still cant believe the Dumpster is president, even though he received 2.9 million fewer votes than Hillary Clinton. I had to do some research on how we is that our founding fathers were particu larly concerned that white people (and cans) would not vote the correct way, whatever that is. So they created a system that relied on an electoral college to choose the president, not the popular vote. Over the early years, the system occasionally was put in play, but not often. And used even less in recent years, when the popular vote mirrored the electoral it really came in to play, it was used to make sure that the losing candidate (and the biggest idiot with the least ability) As I like to say when the Milorganite hits the fan, no good deed goes unpunished. Feedback: Gov. Bob Graham, Democrat and South Florida native.


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16 Biscayne T imes October 2018 Our Sponsors: OCTOBER 2018 BT ContributorThese still and muggy days of early fall.... Fall? According to the National Weather Service, the start date of the dry season (i.e., fall, winter, and spring) in southeast Florida has come as late as November 5 in previous years. We seem to forget that as we tire of the sticky skin routine sometime around the autumnal equinox in late September. However, theres precious little to do about it, except pass the time under a shady tree by the waters edge. Such a tree awaits you at Bayside Marketplace (401 Biscayne Blvd., 305577-3344). The Bayside Banyan Tree stands over 75 feet tall and is estimated to be 110 years-old. Native to India and fast growing, banyans were brought to canopy overhead quickly. Hurricanes and development have removed many of our older trees over the last century, but to celebrate this impressive trees survival, as well as the ongoing renovation at the marketplace, orchids and philodendrons have been added to give the tree some pretty company. Stop by to say hi soon, and bring the kids. Remember trick-ortreating begins at 4:00 p.m. on Halloween. Then take a shady route next door to the Prez Art Museum Miami (1103 Biscayne Blvd., 305-375-3000), where an exhibition of paintings by local artist Lynne Golob Gelfman just went on display. Speaking of renovations, congratu lations go out to Turnberry Isle Resort, which is wrapping up a transformative expansion in December. The new 16story Orchid Tower offers 325 spacious guestrooms and suites, an additional 80,000 square feet of versatile event space, a 5-acre aquatic poolscape, and art deco-inspired design by Cham palimaud. The revamp is so extensive, it earned the resort a new name: JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa (19999 W. Country Club Dr., 305-932-6200). Other renovations which also follow last years multimillion dollar overhaul of the me Spa & Wellness Collective include upgrades to the main lobby, front drive, and other resort facilities. Its a great place to chill. You can also hide from the swelter inside a dark, air-conditioned movie theater, watching the Miami Dade Col lege fall precursor to the 2019 Miami Film Festival. The GEMS fest show strong awards contenders, such Birds of Passage Border Burning Champions Dry Martina and Everybody Knows Other events, such as a virtual reality exhibition and tributes to honored guests, are also scheduled. Everything takes place October 11-14 at MDCs Tower Theater (1508 SW 8th St.) Check with the highly interactive website information and tickets. Readers who are here only part of the year may not have yet heard that the Saint Martha Concert Series is now Martha/Mary Concerts (305-4580111, Or that the new season opens in a new venue, at the Corpus Christi Catholic Church (3220 NW 7th Ave.) in rapidly resurrecting Allapattah. Some concerts will be inside the church, while others will be in the neighboring and beauti ful Chapel of la Merced. A Celebra tion of Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin is set for Sunday, November 4, at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 and $25. Ample, secure parking is free. Lord knows the temptation to pepper a mention of a Kool & the Gang concert with song title references is strong, especially with material like Ladies Night, Get Down on It, and Celebration, which are all easy to sew into any conversation. But that misses how important the Bell brothers and their musical colleagues have been to the histories of jazz, funk, pop, soul, and even rock over their 54 years of playing together. Come see them at Hialeah Park Amphitheater (100 E. 32 St., Hialeah, 877-840-0457) on Saturday, November 10, at 9:30 p.m. for as little as $35 for grandstand tickets or as much as $125 for front-and-center gold circle seats. Continued on page 18BizBuzz Sales, special events, and more from the people who make Biscayne Times possible


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18 Biscayne T imes October 2018 Our Sponsors: OCTOBER 2018 The Aventura Arts and Cultural Center (3385 NE 188th St., 877-3117469) is offering BT readers a 20 percent discount on tickets to the hilarious and popular Menopause: The Musical which comically deals with issues brought on by the change as described via four women at a lingerie sale. The show runs October 23-28. Dont forget to beat the heat by using code meno20 when ordering at Looking for more laughs? Remember that Three Hysterical Broads... Off Their Medication will bring Sheba Mason, Valerie Storm, and Sarah Tollemache to the same stage October 20. Being outside only at night is a common reaction to these hot, humid days, but you dont have to skulk around in darkness. Visit Farreys Lighting and Bath (1850 NE 146th St., 305-9475451) to enhance your property with attractive outdoor lighting. In Coconut Grove? Visit Farreys other showroom (3000 SW 28th Ln., 305-445-2244) for the same great products and service. Quite soon, though, cooler weather and Halloween will kick off feast season, the two months we fatten ourselves up ahead of New Years, the day when we adopt resolutions meant to trim us back down. Its also the time of year we indulge our kids by making them arts and Why not blend both traditions by learning how to create beautiful Halloween cake toppers, using icing, fondant, and isomalt (instead of leaves)? This month, sugar artist Alexandra Rivas offers a four-hour decorating class at returning advertiser Pastry Is Art (12591 Bis cayne Blvd., 305-603-9340) for $150, materials included. Call for details. But why stop at just one cake? Noth ing Bundt Cakes (15400 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 112, 305-974-4536) is celebrating fall by adding pumpkin spice to its array of cakes featuring all-natural ingredients like eggs, butter, and cream cheese. Besides standard bundt cakes and towers, you can purchase individual bundtlets or bite-sized bundtinis to get that same fullLeave some room for the main course, though, from Ct Gourmet (9999 NE 2nd Ave., Miami Shores, 305754-9012) where owner and chef Amina Ly serves her unique take on standard bistro fare. The Senegal-born chef was trained in Europe and served royalty before settling in Miami. She proves that you can have high-quality meals at affordable prices. Drop by to enjoy $15 lunch specials. Endless stale candy and leftover turkey dont appeal to everybody this time of year, so plan on a number of quick, delicious breaks. Piccolos Pizza & More (2014 NE 123 St., North Miami, 305-893-9550) returns to the BT this month with a 20 percent off deal thats good on orders Monday through Thursday if you mention the ad. The substantial lunchtime specials are under $8. Or you can reserve that tummy space for a trip to returning advertiser Dogma Grill (7030 Biscayne Blvd., 305759-3433), which invites readers to drop in and enjoy not only hot dogs, sausages, and bratwursts, but also hamburgers and specialty sandwiches. Nutritious snacks are also available at Legion Park Farmers Market (6601 NE Biscayne Blvd.), open every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Fresh fruit can be just as sweet as candy...we keep telling our kids. Now back to real candy! Aven tura Hospital and Medical Center (20900 Biscayne Blvd., 305-682-7000) is hosting a Pumpkin Patch Festival on Sunday, October 28, from noon to 3:00 p.m. There will be free pumpkins (while supplies last), pumpkin decorating, a pumpkin patch, photo booth, face painting, pony rides, a childrens slide, and a bounce house. There will also be a teddy bear clinic where all teddies can get a free checkup. Kids are invited to wear their costumes. Admission is free. Meanwhile, Mom can take advantage of the MammGlam event October 22-26, 4:007:00 p.m. Schedule a mammogram and enjoy a free massage with aromatherapy, nail polish change, and hors doeuvres. Most insurance plans are accepted. No insurance? October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Mount Sinai Medical Center (305-535-3434) is offering reduced-rate imaging: 2D digital screening mammograms for only $50, and 2D diagnostic screenings or breast ultrasounds for $100 each. You can schedule the procedures at the centers Miami Beach or Aventura locations. If you are already counting down to New Years resolutions and know that counting calories hasnt been enough to get your weight down, call Jackson Health Systems (160 NW 170th St., North Miami Beach, 305-585-TRIM) BizBuzzContinued from page 16 rfnt b n bn-The New York TimesOctober 23-28 rfntb nUSE CODE: b*Discounts do not apply to prior sales and may not be combined. Some restrictions and additional fees may apply.


October 2018 Biscayne T imes 19 to enroll in a weight-loss seminar that takes place Thursday, October 11, at 6:30 p.m. Why now, instead of January? Because if you qualify for surgery or other therapies, youll need that buffer to get your doctors, insurance, and yourself authorized and prepared for treatment before then. When most people think of allergies, they imagine a runny nose. But allergic reactions can affect all the senses, which is why Florida Center for Allergy and Asthma Care (877-4-ALLERGY) has 17 convenient locations where board-certiagement, ear lavage, immunotherapy, allergy testing, pulmonary function tests, dermatitis treatment, and more. Stop suffering and get relief. In alternative medicine, tui na is a form of Chinese massage and acupres sure that seeks to balance the bodys vital energy. It is generally used in a thera peutic sense, often in combination with other modalities, and not for pleasure and relaxation. The practice is based on time-honored Chinese medicinal theories, so getting the right therapist is crucial. Specialists at Meridian Spa and Therapy Message (1131 NE 163rd St., North Miami Beach, 305-915-3318) have decades of experience in tui na and other massage therapies. Give them a call today to see what discounts are available. Tai chi is another Chinese tradition, one that blends meditation and exercise into a low-impact martial art practiced by enthusiasts of all ages and in various physical conditions. The graceful movements promote mental serenity muscle strength, and breathing capacadvertiser Pelican Harbor Tai Chi (305-929-3780) is offering a free class to new students. Afterward, each session is only $5. If youre already familiar with the practice, Oliver teaches in the Cheng Man-ching style. Classes meet on Mondays at 9:00 a.m. and Thursdays at 6:00 p.m., and are held at the Pelican Harbor Marina (1275 NE 79th St.). Another alternative therapy comes to you directly from nature. Marijuana has been lauded as a cure-all for many bodily problems, but cancer, glaucoma, and anxiety patients unquestionably know that the herb can reduce their symptoms. Call (44 NW 167th St., North Miami Beach, 786-900-0068) to learn how the clinic can help you with your particular needs, including how to obtain a necessary medical marijuana card from the state. Youth, like this summer, seems to never end. But then, suddenly, the golden years are upon us with their aches and pains. Soften the blow by planning ahead with investment advisor David Treece from Treece Financial Group (9999 NE 2nd Ave., Suite 203, Miami Shores, 305-751-8855). This month hes hosting two free seminars on preparing for increased health-care costs that place on Thursday, October 11, at 6:00 p.m. at Miami Shores Brockway Memorial Library (10021 NE 2nd Ave., Miami Shores). The other is on Wednesday, October 17, at 6:30 p.m. at Lambda Living Center (7275 NE 4th Ave., #110). Maybe its too early in the game to school? For the younger kids, check out returning advertiser Aventura Learning Center (2320 NE 171St., North Miami Beach, 305-940-0475) which follows a STEM educational program. The learning center, open since 1997, provides a trilingual academic education that is fully accredited. Are they a little older? Educators and scientists have been arguing lately about school start times for teenagers. Seems that ringing the bell later in the morning equals better grades for students, but large school districts cant easily justify changing the clock for millions of working parents. Administrators at Cushman School (592 NE 60th St., 305-757-1966), however, are investigat ing the pros and cons, and discussing them with parents. Only time will tell if Cushman will modify its hours, but learn more about the schools progressive programming during the annual open house on October 18. Monsignor Edward Pace High School (15600 NW 32nd Ave., 305-623PACE) is also holding an open house this month. Prospective parents can visit the campus Saturday, October 27, at 8:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. Although Pace is a Catholic school, students of all religions are welcome. Call for more info. Also, remember that elections are just a few weeks away. Now is the time to study the issues and familiarize yourself with the candidates. You can start the journey by reading the ads right here in Biscayne Times Feedback:


20 Biscayne Times August 2017 rfntDevelopers are looking at Miamis Little River neighborhood and seeing the future: It is priceyBy Erik BojnanskyPhotos by Silvia Ros


22 Biscayne T imes October 2018 The McKenna brothers, Matt and Sean, say business is good. Open since October 2017, their Imperial Moto Caf is a unique spot, where customers can buy an espresso, eat a tasty Danish, and order a custom-built motorcycle. How many motorcycle-coffee shops are out there? asks Matt McKenna, an 18year resident of the Bayside neighborhood in Miamis Upper Eastside. He dreamed of the concept soon after selling his South telecommunications company. Matt was so brother Sean, who builds custom motor cycles, to move from Boston to Miami. My brother loves coffee, I love coffee, Sean tells the BT I love motorcycles. He loves motorcycles. So he thought the two go together. But Matt McKenna didnt open Imperial Moto Caf in popular neighborhoods like Wynwood, Edgewater, or downtown Miami. Nor did he pick Allapattah, the industrial area west of I-95 being pounced on by developers like Robert Wennett, Mera Rubell, and Moishe Mana. Instead, he picked a former auto repair shop at 7299 NW 2nd Ave. in Little River, between the train tracks and St. Marys Cathedral School, in apartment buildings, and single-fam ily homes. Its also within the 33150 ZIP code, where the median house hold income is just $26,033 a year. Nevertheless, both brothers say busi ness is steadily improving. Its been great, says Sean McKenna. Every day we get new people in here, which is nice to see. A lot of it is word of mouth. to why his brother chose a spot in the middle of urban nowhere. He looked at all the areas and he took a liking to this place, Sean says. I dont know what exactly attracted him here. Theres noth ing really here. Actually, there is, Matt explains: the promise of something more. The neighborhood is changing by the minute, he says. Little River, a neighborhood within the Little Haiti region thats roughly bound by NE 4th Avenue on the east, NW 7th Avenue on the west, 62nd Street on the south, and the winding Little River waterway to the north. Its within this area that warehouses ters, older retail plazas are being renovated, and at least one MiMo-era Little There are some fairly big projects, too. At 7924 NE 2nd Ave., the skeleton of a massive seven-story building that once housed a Bank of America is being transformed after a long fallow period. A few blocks away, at 8300 NE 2nd Ave., a The McKenna brothers Sean (standing) and Matt at their Imperial Moto Caf. Continued on page 24


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24 Biscayne T imes October 2018 stages of renovation. When complete, it will contain, among other businesses, the new Miami headquarters for Entercom Communications, a company that owns 235 radio stations across the United States, including seven in South Florida. Yet these projects pale in comparison to a proposed 7.8-million-square-foot miniature city that a team of developers want to build on 17 acres of land between NE 60th Street and NE 64th Street, and NE 2nd Avenue and the FEC railroad tracks. Dubbed the Magic City Innova tion District after the former Magic City Trailer Park, the project could include up to 2670 apartments in buildings up to 25 education components. As of deadline, the projects approval by the Miami City Commission is still pending. This new development wave has provided space for small businesses at affordable rates, yet it has also sped up the displacement of Haitian residents and small-business owners throughout the Little Haiti area, including Little River. of my door, says Jean Mapou, a promi nent Haitian activist and longtime owner of Libreri Mapou bookstore at 5919 NE 2nd Ave., just a block away from the pro posed Magic City Innovation District.Things are moving more slowly in the west part of Little River, where Imperial Moto Caf is situated. The caf is in the charcoal section of an otherwise blue building owned by Little River Miami Investments LLC. The company was started in July 2014 by de veloper Avra Jain. Six months later, real estate investor Matthew Vander Werff was listed as Little River Miami Invest ments LLCs co-manager, according to the states Division of Corporations. It was through that company and other business subsidiaries that Vander Werff and Jain bought warehouses, vacant parcels, single-family homes, and apartment buildings between NW 71st Street and NW 76th Street, and N. Miami Avenue and NW 3rd Avenue. The industrial-residential area near the ornate Cathedral at St. Marys church and school was already home to the shared art space Fountainhead Studios, a spacious Fast Twitch training center, and various storage facilities, car repair shops. But Vander Werff and Jain sought to create an arts district with more galler ies, restaurants, bars, salons, and various startups. It is called Little River//Miami, the forward slashes representing the train tracks (see Northward Ho! May 2015). To create their ambitious district, the pair invested approximately $15 million in property acquisition alone, according to online records the BT surveyed at the Miami-Dade Property Appraisers website. And today, Little River Miami Investments LLC controls at least eight acres of land, much of it non-contiguous, in western Little River. But Avra Jain is no longer part of Little River Miami Investments LLC. After she and Vander Werff tried to buy out each others interest in the company, Jain sued Vander Werff in April 2016, demanding he sell his shares to her. Her suit was settled two months later. Jain declined to comment for this story, citing Vander Werff is now listed as the principal of Little River Miami Little RiverContinued from page 22 Continued on page 26The Little River area (shaded) lies within Little Haiti and does not have ofcial boundaries. I-95 Biscayne Blvd Fast T witch Imperial Moto Caf Duvertan Deus Body Shop Bank of America building The Citadel Sher w oods Bistro and Bar Magic City Innovation District Cathedral at St. Mar y s NW 71st St NW 67th St NW 64th St NE 62nd StNE 75th StNW 2nd AveNE 2nd Ave NE 2nd AveNW 6th AveNE 77th StNE 73rd StNE 1st AveN Miami Ave NE 4th CtNE 79th St NW 82nd St NW 83rd StNW 85th StNE 84th StLittle RiverNE 60th StNE 4th AveMap by Marcy Mock


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26 Biscayne T imes October 2018 Investments LLC. According to court records, he shares ownership in the company with his wife, Ashley Abess, daughter of former banker and real estate investor Leonard Abess. Since the Jain/Vander Werff split, new businesses have opened up in Little River//Miami, including the second location of Manhattan-based Marie Robinson Hair Salon, a TenOverSix clothing boutique, and art galleries, art studios, Aaron Mapp Collectible Furniture and Interior Design and artist Alex andre Arrecheas studio are Imperial Motos next-door neighbors. And for the past couple of years, contractors have been laboring on Our/Miami vodka distillery, part of the Swedish Our/Vodka franchise, at 7401 NW Miami Pl. But the anticipated opening of a pizzeria run by hipster restaurateurs and chefs from New York and Los Angeles never materialized. Nor did the creation Little River//Miami is minimal. Its nice and quiet here, says Bill Brady, owner of Bill Brady Gallery at 90 NW 72nd St., open by appointment. Not that Brady is worried. His customers come to him. So too do the customers of all the busi nesses that operate in Little River//Miami. James Meder, co-owner of Fast Twitch, says his 15,000-square-foot gym and training facility at 7400 NW a steady clientele that includes athletes, models, and housewives. Wed love to see something come up in this area, he says, but were not going to sit back and be dependent on it.In an e-mail reply to written questions from the BT Matthew Vander Werff contends that Little River//Miami continues to evolve. Our plan is to keep nurturing the neighborhood, he writes. Were encouraging a mix of tenants stores, cafs, local businesses, artists, and independent restaurants to be a part of the neighborhood. And more businesses are coming, he adds. We have an exciting mix of creative people and businesses moving in. These range from a Continued on page 28 Little RiverContinued from page 24Developers Avra Jain and Matthew Vander Werff in 2015, before their partnership fell apart.


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28 Biscayne T imes October 2018 well-known contemporary artist and a flower shop to a maker space and an urban ecology center. Some new arrivals own their own land. Veteran Miami artist Carlos Betancourt intends to build his studio in Little River//Miami on a 5940-square-foot lot with a small house at 115 NW 73rd St. that he and architect Alberto Latorre bought from Vander Werff and Jain back in November 2014 for $60,000. We enjoy being between the residential and commercial zone of the neighborhood, as it is quietly vibrant and dynamic, Betancourt writes in an e-mail to the BT adding: There are many families in the area as well as art ists. The [St. Marys Cathedral] church and school around the corner add to the culture of the area, and we enjoy peeking in when theres a wedding or Sunday service. Also coming to Little River//Miami territory is a trio of artists running Primary Projects in the Design District: Books Bischof, Cristina Gonzalez, and Typoe Gran. Theyre putting up a twostory building on a 5500-square-foot lot at 7410 NW Miami Ct. that Bischof and Gonzalez bought for $124,000 in August 2015. Gonzalez offered no details on what they intend to build there. We truly appreciate your interest but we are not ready to speak on the project at this time, she tells the BT According to multiple sources, ArtCenter/South Florida, surveyed Little River//Miami properties just three months ago. Following the sale of the ArtCenters 800 Lincoln Road building in South Beach for $88 million in October 2014, the group has been looking for a new home. Were looking at many different options and havent made a decision as of yet, Scholl says in an e-mail to the BT Duvertan Deus has operated the Duvertan Deus Body Shop at 51 NW 71st St. for 38 years. He says the neighborhood has become safer and cleaner Continued on page 30 Little RiverContinued from page 26 James Meder of Fast Twitch: Wed love to see something come up in this area, but were not going to sit back and be dependent on it.


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30 Biscayne T imes October 2018 since Vander Werff came into the area. Before, you cannot stand here, laughs Deus. In two minutes, youd get mugged. Now you are free. But Deus doubts that this part of Little River will take off immediately. Its not easy to change this area. You have to give it time, piece by piece, he says. Five more years, ten more years before it becomes like a Miami Beach, like a Wynwood. But elsewhere in Little River, investment is at fever pitch.Little River sprouted from Lemon City, a farming settlement established roughly north of todays 54th Street back in the late 19th century. By the early 1900s, the northern part of Lemon City became known as Little River, after the adjacent waterway. Neither Lemon City nor Little River ever incorporated, and in 1925 both were annexed by the City of Miami. During the pre-World War II years, these communities evolved much like Miamis neighborhoods further south as places where people lived, shopped, and worked within relative walking distance, says Sonia Chao, an associate professor at the University of Miamis School of Architecture. In Little River, houses and apartments were built near warehouses and manufacturing, enabling employees to live near their jobs. That included workers at the McArthur Dairy Plant, established in 1929 at 6851 NE 2nd Ave., which is still in operation. You can see that there was this connection, Chao says. I can walk to my job at the McArthur plant, go the supermarket on NE 2nd Avenue, and then walk home, and public transportation got me to other places. By the 1960s, as the white middle class migrated to the suburbs, Lemon City and Little River fell into decline. Working-class immigrants moved in. By the 1970s, many of those work ing-class immigrants were Haitians. Middle-class Haitians soon followed, Among these was Viter Juste, an en trepreneur and activist who published store, Les Cousins, in Little River at 7830 NE 2nd Ave. It was Juste who championed the creation of a Little Haiti neighbor hood that included Little River (see Names Matter, January 2014). The place name stuck, which has frustrated some developers in recent years who wanted to promote the older names of Lemon City and Little River for the neighborhoods in which they were in vesting. (Racial overtones in the debate have added tension to the frustration.) Haitian activists, though, won a victory of sorts in May 2016, when the Little RiverContinued from page 28 Big plans for the old Bank of America Building: $12 million in mixed-use renovations and a new name Little River Center. Continued on page 32


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32 Biscayne T imes October 2018 Miami City Commission created an district that stretched as far south as NE 54th Street and covers most of Little River. Still, thats actually small com pared to the area real estate analysts and economists call Little Haiti, which can stretch as far south as NE 36th Street, encompassing the Design District and Buena Vista. Edward Ned Murray, associate director of Florida International Universitys Metropolitan Center, says the spark to redevelop Little River started further south, in the Wynwood area. It was there, back in 2003, that the city approved zoning that enabled New York real estate developers to transform the Buena Vista Rail Yard into the compact, pedestrianfriendly urban area known as Midtown Miami (see Like a Rocket, April 2012). This fueled more investment in the rest of Wynwood, a predominately houses that was quickly evolving into an arts district. Homes in Wynwood were valued at around $100,000. But within a few years after Midtown was built [in 2006], those same proper ties were selling for $300,000 and $400,000, Murray says. But it wasnt just Midtown Miami that acted as a catalyst. Tony Goldman, a developer known for revitalizing Manhattans SoHo, Philadelphias Midtown Village, and South Beach, bought swathes of land in Wynwood in the early 2000s. By 2008, he persuaded the City of Miami to approve a caf district with 25 liquor licenses within 14 square blocks. From a warehouse area that was only active during monthly art walks, Wynwood rapidly grew into a neighborhood And north of NE 36th Street, Craig Robins singlehandedly had been steadily redeveloping the Design District since the 1990s. By 2011, he was partnering with the luxury goods company LVMH, leading the transformation of the Design District into a luxury shopping mecca. Today Wynwoods artistic atmosphere has been replaced by mixed-use buildings. Retail prices in the once affordable arts district now range between $40 and $100 per square foot, according report. In the Miami Design District, retail rates range between $60 and $300 per square foot.No longer able to make ends meet, some artists and small-business owners began migrating north toward Little Haiti. Others moved just west of Wynwood to Allapattah, a working-class neighborhood that includes the Jackson Hospital-anchored health district and its own warehouses, a trend that has prompted local media outlets to call the region the new Wynwood. Rents there for an industrial warehouse range between $8 and $12 per square foot, says Steve Rhodes, a developer who, since the 1990s, has renovated Little RiverContinued from page 30 Nick Hamanns Citadel, set to open this Thanksgiving, aims to become a gathering place for great artisanal food, shopping, and creative workspaces. rfn tbtnntbt rfnftbnbt bbrfrf ntbbnb rfntbff rffbrrr Continued on page 34


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34 Biscayne T imes October 2018 multiple properties in Miami, including in Allapattah and Little River. Real estate investors, in search of deals more affordable than the $1000 per square foot being charged for some Wynwood buildings, headed for Allapattah. Among them: Robert Wennett, developer of 1111 Lincoln Road in South Beach, who wants to build a 1.4-millionsquare-foot community near the Santa Clara Metrorail Station. Allapattah has a very strong future because it has the size to do massive redevelopment, Rhodes says. While Allapattahs warehouses are generally large, those in Little River come in a variety of sizes. A no-frills warehouse facility also rents at the same rates as in Allapattah, at under $12 a square foot, which is what attracted artists to Little River. But now, thanks to upgrades made by developers, many spaces in Little River are renting per square foot in the low $20s. Thats too high for the average artist, but just right for a company startup or a showroom, Rhodes observes. Incidentally, its the greater Little Haiti region, including Little River, that was deemed South Floridas hottest neighborhood by Zillow in 2017, after home prices rose 4.6 percent from the year before. Commercial properties have gone $78 a square foot in 2013 to $206 a square foot in 2018, says Gerard Yetming, execu tive vice president of Colliers International. Because most of Little River is east of I-95, its a more desirable location for developers than Allapattah, argues Seth Gadinsky, a real estate developer advising Vander Werff in Little River// Miami and converting the Rader Me morial United Methodist Church in El Portal, just north of Little River, into a retail complex. [Allapattah] is on the other side of the highway. Thats a physical and psychological barrier. They [real estate investors] want to stay east of I-95, Gadinsky asserts. Chao of UM points out that developers are migrating to places with higher elevations like Little River owing to concerns over sea level rise, which, according to scientists, will eventually submerge much of South Florida. Developers are making different choices today than they did ten years ago, Chao says. You also have other stress factors. Because of the fact that were reach ing our urban development boundary on the west side of the county, were now seeing thats starting to occur within the city. Then theres the trend of people moving away from the suburbs where Euclidean zoning divided up land use into single-purpose areas, forcing people to drive in order to work or shop, Chao says. In contrast, Little Rivers grid encourages commercial and residential uses to be in close proximity, allowing people to walk to the corner store. Paula Rienti, project coordinator for the Morgan Reed Group, says its actually the roads that drew her boss, the devel oper Robert Danial, to Little River. You have main arteries crossing through it, Rienti explains. That allows easy access to the area from those living in nearby places like El Portal, Miami Shores, the Upper Eastside, and even Miami Beach.Danial began investing in Little River properties in 2014, when he and other investors, including Avra Jain and Metro 1 Properties president Tony Cho, paid $9.3 million for 3.7 acres of land and a 130,000-square-foot ware house at the junction of the Florida East Coast railroad tracks and NE 71st Street, just west of Palm Grove. Two years later, the warehouse was converted into Rail 71, a fully leased commercial building that includes the popular vegetarian eatery Rail 71 Caf, the microbeer brewery Bousa, and store Gaucho Ranch. Thats just one of the rail warehouse projects near the train tracks that Danial is involved with. The Morgan Reed Group is transforming another large ware house, which Danial and New York inves tor Carl Schroder purchased three years ago for $3.8 million, into another retail center called Rail Too. And the Morgan Reed Group will be redeveloping a string of warehouse properties at NE 73rd Street and NE 2nd Avenue, purchased by Danial for $1.9 million in February 2014. But by far the Morgan Groups most noticeable project will be the former Bank of America building at 7924 NE 2nd Ave., a 178,000-square-foot building on a three-acre lot that Danial purchased from Jain and her partner Joe Del Vecchio for $10 million in November 2016. A gigantic structure easily seen by anyone driving along 79th Street, Paula Rienti says $12 million is being spent to turn it into a co-living/co-working space with completed, the building will be called the Little River Center. Also in 2016 and a few blocks away, the Urban Atlantic Group headed by Nick Hamann spent $5.2 million buying four buildings at NE 2nd Avenue and 82nd Street. The aforementioned Citadel at 8300 NE 2nd Ave. is the largest of the four structures and will include a food hall and rooftop lounge/meeting space, and is slated to open this Thanksgiving. In an e-mail to the BT Hamann states that the Citadel will be a gathering place for great artisanal food, shopping, and creative workspaces. Little RiverContinued from page 32 Daniel Macadar moved his tech business, Simple Solutions, to MADE at the Citadel: Its more of a local community. No one comes here, rents, and leaves. Its not like a Wynwood or a downtown. Continued on page 36


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36 Biscayne T imes October 2018 The building across the street from the Citadel is already up and running. Called MADE at the Citadel, its funky ists, and startups. Daniel Macadar says he moved his tech business, Simple Solutions, two and a half years ago from Biscayne Boulevard to MADE at the Citadel mainly for cost reasons. He stuck around because he and his growing team of employees like the vibe. Its more of a local community, Macadar says. No one comes here, rents, and leaves. Its not like a Wynwood or a downtown. Its more local. Those locals dont necessarily reside in Little River, but other parts of the Biscayne Corridor. Nico Julio, the manager of Sherwoods Bistro at 8281 NE 2nd Ave., notes that most of the customers who come to eat and have drinks at the extensively renovated space (it used to be a health clinic) come from El Portal, Miami Shores, Biscayne Park, and North Bay Village. Theyre not predominately Haitian or Creole-speaking people, he says. Haitians do frequent Haitian-owned restaurants and shops that still operate on this part of NE 2nd Avenue. But the number of those Haitian-owned businesses has recently been reduced.Thomas Conway, a former partner in the MADE at the Citadel venture, bought two shopping centers located at 8200 NE 2nd Ave. and 201 NE 82nd St. for $6.3 million this past March. After that, according to a report from WLRN-FM, Conway didnt accept the rental checks from more than a dozen Haitian-owned businesses. Instead, he gave them 30 days to relocate. In spite of protests, those businesses are all gone except for a Metro PCS phone store. He kicked them out. It was full of people. It had two churches. A lot of ofsays Leo Jean, a Little River resident who has operated a dry cleaner at 82nd Street and NE 2nd Avenue since 2002. Prior to their departure, Jean says, this part of NE 2nd Avenue attracted Haitian customers throughout the day and night. Now, Jean adds, the street is often dead by sundown. Jean also blames the loss of business on a county road construction project that has torn up the street for close to a year. I used to make $1500 every week, he says. As soon as they Conway insists he wants to bring improvements, not misery, to the NE 2nd Avenue corridor. My intention was not to displace anybody -rather it was to breathe fresh air and life to properties that have been neglected for some time, he tells the BT. Conway says the newly renovated plazas, which hes renaming Ebb and Flow, will cater to local retailers and craftsmen. As for the Haitian businesses that once oc cupied those retail plazas, he says, Any body that was here is welcome back. Once back, those retailers will likely be paying higher rents. While the rent within a converted warehouse can be around $20 a square foot, the going rate for a newly renovated straight-up retail plaza can be as high as $40 a square foot, says real estate consultant Seth Gadinsky. It isnt just businesses that are being displaced. Older yet affordable apartment buildings are being purchased and demolished by investors. At the same time, Haitian homeowners in Little Haiti and Little River are being hounded by real estate agents to sell their homes, says Marleine Bastien, executive director of Family Action Network Movement. Theyre being pressured to sell their homes, Bastien says. The psychological war that has been unleashed against them is unfair. They should not feel that they have to sell. All these factors are making it more expensive for current area residents to remain. According to a December 2015 FIU Metropolitan Center report on the Little Haiti region, 46 percent of the population lives below the poverty level. Additionally, those with the lowest median incomes tend to live north of 62nd Street in Little River. Bastien fears this displacement trend will continue at an even greater rate if mega projects like the Magic City Innovation District and others are approved. These projects will change the face of Little Haiti, she says. Bob Zangrillo, one of the partners in the Magic City Innovation District, says his project will be implemented in phases and will provide educational facilities, jobs, and some affordable and workforce hous ing units. With the exception of a proposed Street and 2nd Avenue, built by Motors ports Network owner Mike Zoi, Zangrillo says it will be years before any other highrises are built. If, that is, the Magic City Innovation plan is approved at all. In the meantime, Zangrillo says he and his partners have been renovating warehouses they own near the former Magic City Trailer Park, providing space for tech companies and other ventures. will be completed in Little River at NE 64th Street and 2nd Avenue by 2019. What were trying to do is renovate abandoned warehouses to adaptive reuse, to bring in innovation and jobs, Zangrillo says. Activists, though, are demanding that future major projects like the Magic City Innovation District provide something that will allow at least some local residents who are being displaced to return, somehow. Theres not much we can do about volved, participate in it, and get whatever Not as individuals, but as a community. Feedback: Leo Jean on Thomas Conways acquisition of two shopping centers: He kicked them out. It was full of people. It had two churches. A lot of ofces. All Haitian-owned. Little RiverContinued from page 34


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38 Biscayne T imes October 2018 Community News: BISCAYNE CORRIDOR By Mark Sell BT ContributorIn a contest for the most confusing election in Miami-Dade County, North Miami Beach deserves the blue ribbon. This years November 6 free-for-all municipal election boasts 16 candidates vying for six spots on the seven-member at-large commission. Just two of the candidates Commissioners Anthony Tony DeFilippo and Barbara Kramer are elected incumbents. Two other incumbents, Fortuna Smukler and Ingrid Forbes, were Voter registration deadline is October 9, and early voting starts October 22. This scramble caps a year of cockeyed events (see City in Chaos, August 2018). George Vallejo, the popular mayor who ran unopposed in 2015, suddenly resigned April 10 after pleading guilty least $5000 to shell corporations. He had also acknowledged in depositions that his wife was quietly employed by the Dezer family developers and paid through a shell corporation while he was voting on Dezer-related issues. Vallejo was sentenced to 90 days house arrest and 18 months probation. From his social media posts updating voters on city affairs, he may be waiting in the wings for a political comeback once his exile from public life ends in October 2019. Commissioner Frantz Pierre, whod been cited in May for appalling ethics violations by the countys Commission on   Ethics   and Public Trust, lost his seat July 26 after getting arrested for bribery and money laundering for allegedly shak ing down Dean Tyler, the owner of Deans Gold strip club. The alleged deal: $20,000 to Pierre in exchange for a vote to extend the clubs liquor hours to 6:00 a.m. In April, Commissioner Marlen Martell quit after she was hired as city manager of the equally chaotic North Bay Village, only to get sacked after 105 days with a $127,000 severance. For more than a month, the North Miami Beach City Council lacked a quorum. City manager Ana Garcia and city attorney Jos Smith were forced out after an acrimonious commission meeting in late June, over the objections of many residents and some tearful employees who praised Garcias sometimes controversial tough-love management style. Little wonder, then, that the loudest responsive government and accountability. Yet this is a city of paradoxes. The bequeathed the city a solid professional With 16 candidates ghting for six slots, campaign signs have sprouted everywhere. FDOTs Build Alternative 3, shown here, is the most expensive of three plans, would cost an estimated $69 million, and would force businesses on the north side of NE 79th Street east of Biscayne to shrink or close.Free-for-all in North Miami BeachElection pileup concludes a year of chaosBuild It and Bulldoze It?Shorecrest street plan could raze the NE 79th Street business district BT photo by Mark Sell By Erik Bojnansky BT Senior WriterThe Florida Department of Transportation has presented plans that would widen NE 79th Street by nearly 50 feet to accommodate six relief for the Miami neighborhood of Shorecrest. But to do it, the state would have buy private land, perhaps through eminent domain if landowners refuse to sell along NE 79th Street between Biscayne Boulevard and Biscayne Bay to expand the right-of-way. That necessity is particularly acute on the north side of NE 79th Street in Shorecrest, where a burgeoning The plan, called the Build Alternative 3, is one of three proposals submitted by FDOT for renovations of 79th and 82nd streets in the City of Miami. Its the most expensive of the three plans, and would cost an estimated $69 million in construction costs alone. It would also force businesses on the north side of NE 79th Street east of Biscayne to shrink or close. Mark Ingraham, an attorney and 79th Street property owner, says such a plan would kill a commercial district thats in the midst of a renaissance. For the sake of the neighborhood and the sake of property values, and the sake of having a walkable street with businesses that will serve the surrounding neighborhood, making 79th Street a six-lane super-highway will be a big mistake, he says. Itll have a negative impact on the residential neighborhood surrounding the area. Nevertheless, the Build Alternative 3 was the plan preferred by Shorecrest residents when the three alternatives neighborhood forum. At our last meeting, I asked residents to raise their hands, says Daisy Torres, president of the Shorecrest Homeowners Association, and the majority asked for this option, even though in other meetings Ive attended, commercial interests were opposed to it. Torres isnt sure that many of her neighbors grasp the cost or actual impact itll have on businesses along 79th Street. I actually explained that to them because I was surprised, she says. I said, Are Continued on page 41 Continued on page 40


October 2018 Biscayne T imes 39 Community News: BISCAYNE CORRIDOR Community News: BISCAYNE CORRIDORHorns and a DilemmaTrain blasts continue to rile Brightlines neighborsBy Francisco Alvarado BT ContributorThe horn on the Brightline train lets out a jarring brass belch as it crosses the intersection near Ives Dairy Road and Biscayne Boulevard. The time: 2:30 a.m. on a recent Tuesday. Mark Robson is jolted from his sleep by the blast. Here is the perfect example of why Im so frustrated, says Robson, an activist in the Ojus neighborhood of un incorporated north Miami-Dade. The silver lining of all these intersection closings during Brightlines construc tion was that we would at least get some peace and quiet when all these improve ments were completed. Based on numerous conversations and Robson says he expected the fast-moving trains to adhere to a federal no-horn policy when the company began running its service in Miami-Dade this past May. Five months later, he and thousands of county residents along the Biscayne Corridor near Brightlines tracks are still waiting for that implementation of the policy. bors at the Skylake and Highland Lake condominium complex have been waiting on Miami-Dade County to apply for a Quiet Zone exemption from the federal Train Horn Rule that would prohibit the use of horns from NE 79th Street to NE 215th Street. For that to happen, Brightline had to structure improvements to every street intersection its trains cross. And even improvements have been completed, it will be at least another month before Miami-Dade can begin the application process for the quiet zone. Once all the crossings pass inspection, then the county will be able to submit the paperwork to the Florida Railroad Administration for the establishment of the quiet zone, says Karla Damien, spokeswoman for the Miami-Dade Transportation and Public Works Department. Theres one crossing thats currently in the vicin ity of an active construction project, which Miami-Dade County will need to re-inspect once construction has concluded. Construction is scheduled to end in November. The delay in implementing the quiet zone has exasperated north east Miami-Dade residents beyond Robsons neighborhood, according to Frank Rollason, a resident of Miamis Belle Meade neighborhood. Rollason played a key role in getting the City of Miami and Florida East Coast Indus tries (FECI), Brightlines owner, to obtain federal approval for a quiet zone between NE 71st Street and PortMiami for freight trains. People I know in Miami Shores and El Portal complain all the time about it, Rollason says. Nobodys happy about the noise. Its more frequent and its an issue, no doubt about it. I didnt think it would take this long. Rollason, who was named assistant director of the Miami-Dade County Emergency Management Department in June, says he brought up the quiet Continued on page 43Mark Robson and his nemesis: It is really up to the people who are affected by the noise to do something. BT photo by Caitlin Graneld


staff; a healthy balance sheet with $25 million in operating reserves; a tax base of $2.9 billion, up 17.6 percent in the last year; and a falling property tax rate of $6.30 per $1000 assessed valuation. At the same time, many residents and some candidates attack the city as a place for sale to the highest bidder, a culture of payoffs and corruption, and a future of dates argue that a higher tax base means lower taxes and better services. No candidate forums are scheduled as of deadline, and voters may need to Google the names and check out campaign treasurers reports on citynmb. com to learn more about the candidates, whos backing whom, and to check for neighborhood candidate forums. Some readers are turning to blogger and former North Miami Beach activist Stepha nie Kienzle a Vallejo friend and ally of the peppery blog. The citys endorsement of high-rise construction is not universally embraced, years, barring a real estate meltdown, as new zoning baked into the citys code in 2015 takes rapid effect. The twin Marina Palms 24-story towers at Biscayne and 172nd Street opened last year, and the twin 32-story Harbour condo towers are almost ready for occupancy, just south of East Greynolds Park and north of 163rd Street. At the old Kmart tract on the south east corner of 167th Street and NE 8th Avenue, a Lowes anchor is going up, buttressed by a new Publix and Mar shalls. The vast 2.5-million-square-foot New North Town Center was approved in July. It will be a mixed-use, Midtownstyle micro-city with 1650 units, a 175-room hotel, and a school, all on a from TECO Peoples Gas at 15530 W. Dixie Hwy. In addition, plans are on the books for the massive Uptown Biscayne project north of 163rd Street and, further down the road, a Dezer group mixed-use development on the site of Intracoastal Mall near the entrance to Eastern Shores, where many commissioners live. The city recognizes that development pressure has increased all over the ning and zoning manager. If were going to have develop ment in the city, lets do it the smarter way, rather than in a manner that says Richard Lorber, director of com munity development. More high-end building augurs demo graphic change for a diverse city with a median household income of $38,000, a poverty rate of 22 percent, and a popula tion that is 43 percent black, 36 percent Hispanic, 19 percent non-Hispanic white, and 3 percent Asian. Against that backdrop, heres the lineup, with candidates in the seven groups that appear on the ballot. Group 1: Mayor Although North Miami Beach has a weak mayor/strong manager government, the mayor can exert power to set agendas. The three candidates for this open seat are Group 2s incumbent Commissioner Anthony Tony DeFilippo, union steward Robert Dempster, and former mayor Ray mond Marin. Longtime commissioner Beth Siegel, appointed mayor last May to replace Vallejo, has withdrawn from the race. DeFilippo, a commissioner since 2011 and third-generation North Miami resident, has the strongest war chest, reporting more than $58,000 in contri butions with $34,000 in expenses. He has received plenty of $1000 contribu Waste Management, which picks up the citys trash, and CH2M Hill, which has managed the water utility since last year, in addition to smaller contribu tions from residents. Developers and utilities have placed their bets on other candidates, too, including appointed incumbent Commissioner Fortuna Smukler in Group 4; elected incumbent Commissioner Barbara Kramer in Group 6; and candidate Michael Joseph, an attorney in his third race for commission, in Group 7. DeFilippo is an ally of Vallejo and Garcia, who actually donated $250 to DeFilippos campaign. Under the Vallejo-Garcia regime, the city devised and implemented a strategic plan, revamped zoning to allow more high-density commercial development along the FEC-Biscayne and 163rd Street privatized trash pickup, and outsourced management of the citys water utility over strong objections from unions. DeFilippo is running on a mutually endorsing ticket with these commission candidates: Uleta Park activist Ketley Joachim in Group 2, who actually received a $1000 contribution from DeFilippo, Dianne Raulson in Group 4, and Alter Gambarte in Group 5. Their signs are often clumped together. Continued on page 42 City planners Justin Proftt and Richard Lorber are working to plan for development nearer rail lines. The 24-story Marina Palms project on Maule Lake was the rst of its kind in NMB, and split commissioners: proponents and opponents. North Miami BeachContinued from page 38 BT photo by Mark Sell 40 Biscayne T imes October 2018


42 Biscayne T imes October 2018 North Miami BeachContinued from page 40 DeFilippo and Joachim, who has received substantial contributions from the Haitian-American community, each bought $1000 of airtime in late July on Creole radio (North Miami Beach is roughly 22 percent Haitian American), effectively buying sponsorship/endorsements from producer/hosts who control the content, and beating other candidates to the punch. Other candidates called foul after discovering this common business model for ethnic radio. (Many Spanish-language South Florida AM stations have operated under similar models, particularly in previous decades.) Dempster, union steward with the Communications Workers of America, is campaigning on a progressive platform in this nonpartisan election. A longtime activist and member of the Miami-Dade Democratic Executive Committee and Peoples Progressive Caucus, he helped lead bitter union opposition to the 2017 privatization of management of the citys water utility, which serves 200,000 Returning utility management to public ownership an expensive proposition, as other municipalities are discovering is not on his platform. Dempsters campaign emphasizes improving public safety, promoting green space and conservation, develop ing a Chinatown along the 163rd-167th Street corridor, and restoring integrity to the City of North Miami Beachs City Commission. He reports $8649 in contributions, none of it from devel opers or utilities doing business with the city. Marin, mayor from 2005-2009, pledg es to return to a time when the city was respected, productive, and an innovative leader for others, lowering taxes, con trolling our own facilities, not outsourcing them, and hiring city residents for city businesses. An accountant, he reported more than $23,250 in contributions, roughly $6000 of which is his own money, and substantial contributions from attor neys and retail interests, with no contribu tions from developers or utilities. Marin is running alongside attorney and former Commissioner David Templer, a personal injury attorney whos Group 5, and former Commissioner Jay Chernoff, a real estate agent running in Group 2. Both served with Marin. Group 2: Commissioner In this wide-open race, Ketley Joachim and Jay Chernoff are squared off against Paule Villard, a retired City of Miami police sergeant and 30-year resident. Villard reported $25,852 in contributions, more than $22,000 of which she loaned to her own campaign. Chernoff reported $3050 in contributions to Joachims more than $20,000. Group 4: Commissioner Fortuna Smukler, appointed to the council in May 2018, is up against Dianne Raulson, a development director and government public relations consultant. Smukler, who started the Eastern Shores Crime Watch program, has a long record on committees and boards in the city, and is an ally of incumbent Commissioner Barbara Kramer. Raulson reported $6700 in contributions to Smuklers $22,714. Group 5: Commissioner This vacant slot is the free-for-all among free-for-alls, with four candidates vying for the seat left open in July by Frantz Pierre: life insurance agent McKenzie Fleurimond, construction permit con sultant Alter Gambarte, schoolteacher Margaret Margie Love, running for her fourth time on a campaign for accountability and honest government, and anti-corruption campaign, posting on Facebook about zoning for sale, variances for sale, and e-mails about opponents. The seat has been occupied since August by Planning and Zoning Chairman Evan S. Piper, who is not running. Gambarte is running on a smartgrowth platform similar to DeFilippos, and received $200 from ousted city manager Ana Garcia. Fleurimond reported $450 in contributions, Gambarte $5750, Love $3420, and Templer $9508. Group 6: Commissioner Barbara Kramer, commissioner since 2009 and owner of Ford Window Treatments, is the only elected incumbent other than DeFilippo among the 16 candidates. Her challenger is Henry Dube, a real estate agent based in Sunny Isles Beach. Kramer reported contributions of $20,865, including $2000 from super-lobbyist Ron Book, to Dubes $3800 in contributions. A former opponent of high-rise development, Kramer has come around to seeing its merits developers are among her contributors although she still can push back. I was against Marina Palms, she says. Then I saw what it takes to turn a city around, and building exploded again. If your area code is 305 and youre not joining in, youre just going to sink. Youll have to develop. But we cant have complete gen move into the places were building. Group 7: Commissioner Incumbent Ingrid Forbes, a food scientist and civic leader appointed to the council in June, faces a challenge from civil rights, immigration, and land use attorney Michael Joseph, an active community board member running for the third time. Forbes reported $6005 in contributions. Joseph has accumulated the second-largest war chest among all the candidates, with $37,059 in contribuutilities, and business entities registered Josephs platform stresses improved social services, expanded trolley service, improved community policing, and for all commissioners, committee members, and staff mandated ethics training. Feedback: The 32-story Harbour condo towers, just south of East Greynolds Park, are almost ready for occupancy. The planned Uptown Biscayne is a massive project at the intersection of Biscayne Boulevard and 163rd Street.


October 2018 Biscayne T imes 41 you sure? Because this is going to have a big impact. Either they didnt understand or they didnt care. Still, Torres concedes that Build Alternative 3 would address many of residents experience. To me, this is pie in the sky, she says. This is a great solution long term if we could please everyone. But its not a real solution. Since the 1970s, 79th Street between I-95 and Biscayne Bay has had three vehicular lanes heading east toward the beaches and one lane heading west. Over on 82nd Street, which slices through Sho recrest, there are two lanes heading west. Shorecrest dwellers for decades. Those pletion of an $8.1 million renovation proj ect that further narrowed 79th Streets single westbound lane, encouraging more cars traveling from the beaches to use 82nd Street. As a result, Shorecresters tell the BT 82nd Street and other streets in Shorecrest are gridlocked by commut times, cars and motorcycles travel along 82nd Street at high speed. (See Into the Narrows, October 2016.) Build Alternative 3 would transform NE 82nd Street into a slower road with one lane heading east and one lane heading west, plus add new island medians along Bayshore Drive. Alternative 3 would also widen 79th Street to 118 feet east of I-95, allowing three lanes heading west, as well as parallel parking and island medians at certain spots. The eastand westbound lanes closest to the sidewalks would be dedicated for bicycles and buses, and separated from the other lanes by a six-inch barrier. But to make that widening possible, the city needs to acquire private land to create more right-of-way. West of I-95, the land taken would occur on the south side of 79th Street, according to a FDOT map of Build Alternative 3. East of I-95, the seizures would be on the north side. Gabriel Perez, a Stantec consultant involved in the project, says Build Alternative 3 would likely require 48 feet of right-of-way to be seized east of Biscayne Boulevard on the north side, although there are some widths that can be played with. In some spots that would only mean a loss of parking. However, some buildings on the north side including Royal Bavarian Schnitzel Haus, Gastropub 79, Tip Freemans Paintings & Art Gallery, and Minas Mediterraneo are situated right up against the sidewalk. In contrast, Build Alternative 1 would only cost $36.5 million and require more modest taking of privately owned curbs in various spots. Under that plan, 82nd Street would also become a two-way road, but without medians, and 79th Street would have two lanes heading east and two lanes heading west without dedicated bus lanes. The cheapest concept, Build Alterna tive 2, would cost just $20.6 million and primarily widens sidewalks and adds bike lanes, says Auraliz Benitez, an FDOT project coordinator. Under that NE 79th StreetContinued from page 38 Continued on page 46 At the September 12 meeting, FDOT ofcials and consultants presented maps and answered 79th Street questions from dozens of interested residents.BT photo by Erik Bojnansky rfntbtt r frf rntbrffr rn br r ntnn ttnttnn r r ff f fnrtffnfnr


October 2018 Biscayne T imes 43 zone when he spoke with Brightline executives in early September about the capability of its trains for hurricane evacuations. They felt [the quiet zone] wouldnt be in place until the end of the year, he says. There was still some work that had to be done at the intersections. The mandated safety improvements include the installation of four-quadrant gates that completely block the roadway at railroad crossings. Miami-Dade has tapped $1.5 million in federal grants to install new equipment and infrastruc ture, such as medians, new railroad signals, and 50 signposts alerting train conductors that theyre entering a quiet zone. FECI claims it has invested around $60 million on safety measures for cross streets between Miami and West Palm Beach. Ensuring the safety of motorists and pedestrians has become a thorny issue for Brightline, and has taken precedence over the quiet zone. Between July 2017 and April 2018, Brightline trains hit eight people, killing six, during test runs and regular trips. Five of the deaths were in Palm Beach County. Since then, there have been three more accidents, two involving cars that were mangled by oncoming trains. No one was injured in those incidents, although an individual walking along the tracks September 18 in West Palm Beach was grazed by a train and sustained minor injuries. In an e-mail statement, Brightline spokeswoman Ali Soule writes, Brightlines top priority is safety. We continue our outreach and are focused on educating the public about how to stay safe around railroad tracks. Robson says hes certainly sensitive to safety issues, but he also blames comword on the timetable for implementing the quiet zone. He also notes that he has previously suggested Brightline and Miami-Dade at least apply for a partial quiet zone running from 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., which the federal government also allows. A single death would outweigh the competing community desire for quiet, but I am only seeking a partial quiet zone, Robson says. The fact they cant even get that done is pretty disappointing. There are a lot of residential developments along the tracks. I cant imagine people are excited about these trains passing at all hours. Whats more, he adds, the quiet zone between NE 71st Street and PortMiami appears to be loosely applied to Horns Continued from page 39 Continued on page 44Brightline must balance safety and silence: Between July 2017 and April 2018, Brightline trains hit eight people, killing six. These workshops are purely educational. No speci c insurance or investment products will be discussed. rfrnrntrbbtt trnrfrnfnrbrf ntbtrt ftrfn tbb tt rnnr nnrfn rnnrnf rrrrnrrrr rnfrrfnnrrrr rrnrrrnr nfrrfrrnrnrfrr r nffrrnnnnrnrfr r 305-751-8855 bnrrfrbf bfbbt n


44 Biscayne T imes October 2018 Community News: BISCAYNE CORRIDOR Brightline. I noticed some of the no horns signs are down in that area, he says. When Brightline started running its service, they took those signs down. Indeed, Brightline trains blast the horns at the intersection of NE 54th Street and NE 4th Court, near the BT Soule declined to comment on the criticisms. Instead, she referred the BT to a June 7 letter Brightline executive vice president Adrian Share sent to portation Planning Organization and the Miami-Dade Transportation and Public Works Department overseeing the quiet zone implementation. In the letter, Share explains that Brightline has completed the construc tion of the quiet zone safety measures between 215th Street and 79th Street, as well as building additional safety measures for the quiet zone between 71st Street and PortMiami. He notes that the county is responsible for taking the next steps, which include NOE, with the Federal Railroad Administration, and verifying that in frastructure improvements are in place Once Brightline and the Florida East Coast Railway receive the NOE, they will unbag the no train horns signs and issue the appropriate internal operating bulletins, Share writes in the letter. Quiet zones are quality-of-life improvements that can only be applied for by the cities or counties with jurisdiction over the adjacent railway. Transportation Department spokeswoman Damien says inspec tions of the safety measures at the railroad crossings were conducted in July 2018 as scheduled. However, Robson says Soule told him months ago that the quiet zone would be implemented once train ser vice began in Miami-Dade in May. He showed BT subsequent e-mail exchang es between himself and Soule in which she explains that delays in the construc tion of the safety measures pushed back the schedule. I wish she would have sent me Shares memo in June and I would have moved on to county people, Robson says. It is really up to the people who are affected by the noise to do some thing. Hopefully, in two months, the quiet zone will be in place just in time, when the weather gets nicer and people open their windows. Feedback: ON NOVEMBER 6TH, VOTE YES TO MAKING OUR CITY GOVERNMENT MORE rf rfrnrtrbrrrrnfnrfbrnrt ntb rfnntnrbbtrnn btrtnrbbfbbtrnn brrbrfb frn r HornsContinued from page 43 Robson says he expected the trains would adhere to a federal no-horn policy when they began running in Miami-Dade this past May. BT photo by Caitlin Graneld


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46 Biscayne T imes October 2018 Community News: BISCAYNE CORRIDOR on 79th Street and 82nd Street are maintained, and there are no right-of-way munity gathering at the Legion Park Community Center on September 12, Standing at the ready to explain each Miami Herald article from that year, the million project, according to the Herald Feedback: NE 79th StreetContinued from page 41 For Circuit Court Judge, Group 14Political advertisment paid for and approved by Vivianne del Rio for Circuit Court Judge, Group 14VOTENOVEMBER 6TH PUNCH #78Assistant State Attorney27 Years of ExperienceServing the Citizens of Miami-Dade County Honesty, Integrity and Professionalism Leadership You Can Trust Endorsed by the Latin Builders Association, League of Prosecutors, United Teachers of Dade, United Faculty of Miami-Dade College, Police Benevolent Association, the South Florida AFL-CIO, Metro-Dade IAFF Local 1403 First Responders, SEIU Local 1991 Doctors and Nurses of Jackson Memorial Hospital and more than 15 local government leaders. Daisy Torres, president of the Shorecrest Homeowners Association, on Build Alternative 3: To me, this is pie in the sky. This is a great solution long term if we could please everyone. But its not a real solution.BT photo by Erik Bojnansky ON NOVEMBER 6THSAY YES TO HIGH PAYING JOBS




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Neighborhood Correspondents: GREATER MIAMI SHORES 50 Biscayne T imes October 2018 By John Ise BT Contributor   Theres a great scene in one of the early episodes of The Simpsons where Kent Brockman, the strait laced newscaster, reports from Congress, which is debating a bill to save hometown The Speaker of the House calls the interrupted at the last minute by a pencilnecked politico who tacks on a rider to the bill to add $30 million in support for Perverted Arts bill is unanimously voted down, leading an exasperated Brockman to exclaim, Ive said it once and Ill say it Thankfully, democracy, unlike au tocracy, can self-correct and usually save my fellow citizen was partially restored with the primary defeats of Campbell and Hardemon by the impressive duo of Jason Next month we re-engage with the civic elections will give us a new commission in Biscayne Park, a new council in El Portal, a new state legislature, new governor, a congressional delegation, and a slew of The highly educated, sophisticated, and, lets face it, good-looking readers of Biscayne Times already know plenty about the candidates for governor and candidates for state commissioner of agriculture or attorney general? How many amendments to the state constitu tion are we voting on, and what do they propose (hint, there are 12, and some do multiple things one, for example, prohibits offshore oil drilling and lage of 2300, will be electing a new village Time to Reboot for November ElectionsSchool pay initiative should be top priority


October 2018 Biscayne T imes 51 uncontested, leaving the El Portal elector ate to decide solely on council seat No. 1 between incumbent Dreher Werner and neighborhood activist Ibis Garcia. Councilman Werner, as chair of the Public Works Committee, touts his efforts to shift approximately 95 homes on the villages western periphery from septic to sewer, as well as maintain the small-town charm of the village. Garcia seeks to call attention to the contamination of the Little River canal and emphasize services to the villages west side, perceived as neglected. Biscayne Park, on the other hand, will at-large seats on the village commission. Manuel Espinoza, incumbent William Tudor, Daniel Samora, Jared Susi, and Laura Betsy Wise have thrown their respective hats into the ring. Say what you will about Biscayne Park politics, elections are consistently and robustly contested, albeit occasionally brass-knuckled and, dare I say it, at times surreal. Arguably the most accessible candidate of the bunch has been Jared Susi, a village resident since 2012. Susi seeks an discipline, and maintaining the character and charm of the village. Tudor, a resident since 2003, wants to focus on is open to revisiting the contentious idea of growing the villages meager $2.4 million budget (and village boundaries) through annexation. Espinoza has a sinSamora emphasizes his background of running a small business in making a village code enforcement, and adamant ly opposing annexation. Wise, a relative newcomer, offers herself as a calming bridgebuilder in a village where politi cal engagement can be likened at times to being beaten with a barbed-wire baseball bat. Beyond municipal elections, the most important vote that many of us arent aware of is the ballot measure known as Secure Our Future, put forward by MiamiDade Public Schools (punch #362). The levy on property would raise $232 million annually, at a cost of approximately $0.39 per day to the typical homeowner, with those added monies being dedicated to teacher compensation (a boost in the neigh borhood of double digits, to be negotiated by the school district and the teachers) and added school security. The median teacher compensation for a teacher in the Miami-Dade public system hovers around $50,000. When this is juxtaposed with the median home price of $450,000, its easy to see why many teach ers leave for greener career choices. The rental market paints an equally grim picture, with the fair-market rents for a local twobedroom unit running easily over $1200 a month. Little wonder then that superinten dent Alberto Carvalho has examined the possibility of the district building housing for teachers on school property. Secure Our Future asks us the ques tion of whether or not we see teaching as a respected profession, of vital importance to the community. If you have a modicum of professional success in your life, beyond your parents and close friends, to whom do you attribute that? Chances are, some where along the way, a teacher played a central role in shaping your success. But compared with other careers, teaching scores poorly in compensation and consistently high in burnout. Teachers nationwide still abandon the profession at a Brad Sultz is a Miami Shores resident and public schoolteacher at the highly regarded iPrep Academy. He knows that many teachers have left for no other reason than low salaries and Miamis high cost of living. If youre young and starting out, you cant   afford to be a   teacher in   Miami-Dade County, Sultz says. My son has started the school year without two of his core   to replace these teachers because the salaries being offered are below standard. Remember, iPrep is a coveted school for parents and teachers alike! Arguably, there is no occupation more important than teaching. Yet too many of us sniff at the occupation and may even wonder why someone of high talent would settle for something compensated so poorly. But there is something fundamentally amiss when someone of high talent like Sultz says, Ive been teaching for 23 years, with a mas and runner-up, and Im disheartened. Its high time to put our money where our mouth is and support compensating our public schoolteachers with a living wage. Democracy is a kind of mirror for society to Prove Kent Brockman wrong and make democracy work. Feedback:


52 Biscayne Times October 2018 Neighborhood Correspondents: AVENTURADont Reap Like a SowConstitutional amendments are not for self-enrichmentBy Jay Beskin BT ContributorAre constitutional amendments a good way to pass laws? On the federal level, the amendment process has become virtually obsolete. Back when, as Billy Joel sings, I wore a younger mans clothes, we thought of constitutional amendments as real and doable. We In 1961 the 23rd Amendment provided the right of Washington, D.C., to be represented in the Electoral College in proportion to its population, even though it is not a state and does not have a voting member of the House or Senate. In 1964 the 24th Amendment forbade states from imposing any tax on voting, so that no one would ever miss the chance to vote because he or she could not afford to pay a fee. In 1967 the 25th Amendment provided a means for a president to be along with a majority of cabinet secretaries, declare him or her to be incapable reasons of physical or mental illness. In 1971 the 26th Amendment lowered the voting age in federal elections from 21 to 18. Finally, in 1992 the 27th Amendment prevented a sitting Congress from voting itself a pay raise; any raise members approve takes effect only after the next election. tions of constitutional amendments in 31 years, each requiring a minimum of 38 states out of 50 (three-quarters of the states) to go along. This certainly gave the impression that such amendments were realistic achievements. The Equal Rights Amendment, which was promoted on the basis that it would better protect the rights of women, got as far as 35 states, but fell a bit short in the end. Now, just one generation later, there are no constitutional amendments at all being actively pursued. Or even suggested, for that matter. The prevailing attitude treats the amendment process as a mountain too high to climb in this current political climate. But thats not so at the state level. Florida has its own constitution, and FOR ADVERTISING CALL 305-756-6200 WE CAN HELP YOUR BUSINESS GROW!


October 2018 Biscayne T imes 53 we voters just love amending the heck out of it. Instead of going to the legislature to pass laws, instead of going to the courts to interpret laws, Florida voters prefer to bypass all that heavy lifting and put constitutional amendments on the ballot. The all-time classic here was an amendment in 2002 preventing pig farmers from housing pregnant sows in gestation crates. As Dave Barry likes to say: I promise I am not making this up! We also had the high-speed train debacle, when Florida voters in 2000 passed a constitutional amendment requiring the state to build a high speed ground transportation system consisting of a monorail, fixed guide way or magnetic levitation system capable of speeds in excess of 120 miles per hour. The amendment included no price limit. By 2004 folks caught on that this was a dumb idea and repealed the amendment. In short, the legislative and judicial branches are far better suited to policymaking than the constitution, which is best reserved for broad principles of citizenship and government. All of this serves as an introduction to the latest abuse of the constitutional amendment process in Florida, this time purportedly to provide tax relief for property owners. In a state without an income tax, our property taxes are a critical source of revenue, one we are loath to take a hatchet to. On the other hand, the good news is that our number of housing units Every time a 100-unit building goes up in Surfside or Sunny Isles, those are 100 new taxable units, all on one piece of property. Homeowners by and large dont mind paying, especially since the property tax is saving them from the obligation of an income tax. But it does become up in value during real estate bubbles. This causes middle-class homeowners to be jolted by sizable increases in their tax burden. And for people living paycheck to paycheck, and mortgage payment assessment hiked by a few thousand dolbe overwhelming. In response to that, Amendment 1 was added to the ballot this year for the November 6 election. It raises the homestead exemption to $75,000 (from of a persons dwelling. That should give a bit more of breathing room to the people on the lowest rungs of home ownership who are desperately trying to cling to that perch. It is hard to oppose a provision of this sort al though it seems ridiculous to pass this as an amendment, instead of through the legislative process. position is Amendment 2. This amend ment is not limited to homesteads of individuals. It also includes all sorts of high-end properties, many owned by conglomerates and large business enti ties. The amendment seeks to enshrine into constitutional impregnability the notion that no annual tax hike can exceed ten percent. If the value of a building appreciates from $1 million to $2 million in one year, the appraisal at which it is taxed can only rise from $1 to $1.10. Actually, that rule is already in place and it has been for some years but the law that instituted it is due to expire in 2019. If this amendment passes, it not only will resuscitate the law before it breathes its last breath, it will grant it eternal life. Now, parts of this may not be a bad idea. If a bill was introduced in the regular old way, there would be means of limiting it to protect more vulnerable landowners struggling to climb the ladder. Equitable standards and exclusions could be enacted. Instead, we are back in constitu tional territory. Our state constitution was designed to protect our rights as citizens, and to constrain the power of the state from abridging our free doms and seizing our property. When a constitution stops a police officer from randomly pushing us around by force of uniform and weapon, it is doing its job. And when it draws lines beyond which the state cannot exercise its eminent domain, it is doing its job. But when it starts getting involved in telling us how to raise our pigs, it is wrong even when it is right. And worse still, when we use the power of the constitution to line our own pockets, we ourselves are acting like er, those aforementioned barn yard denizens. Feedback: DRAINCOVER& Use insect repellent to spray skin and clothing to keep mosquitoes away.rffn tbbn tbbf tbbrrff@305Mosquito


54 Biscayne T imes October 2018 Culture: THE ARTSOh, What a NightA boxer, singer, athlete, and minister meet at Hampton HouseBy Anne Tschida BT Arts EditorCassius Clay really shouldnt have been in the b oxing ring with Sonny Liston back in February 1964 in Miami Beach. Liston was the world heavyweight champion, considered one of the most formidable boxers of all time. Clay, the Louisville Lip, was thought to be mostly trash talk and sweet moves. The match attracted worldwide attered the annals of history as one of the top sporting events of the 20th century. The 22-year-old Clay won. There are many stories of Clay training on Miami Beach and having to cross the causeway at night because Miami Beach, a segregated and unwel coming city for blacks, had no hotels for African Americans. But this night turned out be special, and not just because of Clays victory. He left Miami Beach to join some companions at the jumping Hampton House motel and music venue in Brownsville; those companions were Malcolm X, the R&B singer Sam Cooke, and the football great Jim Brown. No one knows exactly what was discussed, but not long after, Cassius Clay would change his name to Cassius X (hed quietly joined the Nation of Islam earlier). Also that year, Cooke would release A Change Is Gonna Come, which would become an anthem of the civil rights era. Brown was bechampion for black equality and justice. Along with Malcolm X, all four men would be known forever in the ring of social activism. Its a story that playwright (and television writer) Kemp Powers could not resist, and he debuted the one-act One Night in Miami in Los Angeles in 2013. Michel Hausmann, the artistic director of Miami New Drama, one of our regions newest theater companies, knew this was the play to open his second full season with at Miami Beachs Colony Theatre, where New Drama is the resident company. The Colony also sits only the October 4 kickoff will be at the newly restored Hampton House. the inaugural class of the New World School of the Arts and graduate of University of Miami, is the plays director. He also directed the plays world premire in L.A. and is currently the associate artistic director of the Classical Theatre of Harlem. Kieron J. Anthony, the actor playing Cassius Clay, also has Miami roots; he was a sprinter in his native Trinidad and Tobago before coming to run for University of Miami, where he studied biology. Today hes a full-time actor and teacher. Esau Pritchett, as Jim Brown, is well known for his television appearances, including roles in Orange Is the New Black and Chicago PD Leon Thomas, who plays Sam Cooke, is a singer and actor with Broadway credits in The Lion King and The Color Purple among others, and starred on TVs Victorious alongside Ariana Grande. Its a high-powered cast, says Hausmann, worthy of continuing the story that still does not have an ending. These are issues that are still national and local, he says. While Miami Beach we have Colin Kaepernick, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback who took a knee during the national anthem and February 25, 1964, Miami Beach Convention Center: Cassius Clay pounds Sonny Liston. Malcolm X photographing Cassius Clay at the Hampton House. Photo courtesy of Hampton House Photo Associated Press


October 2018 Biscayne T imes 55 sparked another sports-led activist movement. The conversation issues are still not in the open this is the type of play that can continue the dialogue, he says. No one knows for sure what the four talked about that evening almost 55 years ago, so Kemp Powers took what he calls some poetic license in shaping what happened. Because we do know what transpired next, as Cassius X turned into Muhammad Ali and then into one of the most famous Americans of all time. Malcolm X would break away from both the Nation of Islam and Martin Luther Kings strict adherence to nonviolence to become a charismatic leader. He was assassinated in 1965. And the soul classics of Cooke, includ ing A Change Is Gonna Come, would enter the pages of the Great American Songbook (he too was killed, in late 1964). There is no band or piped-in soundtrack for One Night in Miami according Hausmann, although Leon Thomas picks up a guitar periodically and strums songs of Cooke. The sets, including the exterior and interior, are reproductions of what Hampton House looked like in the early 1960s. And it wasnt just this night in February 1964, that made history at the motel. Martin Luther King Jr. was known to prefer a particular room when he was in town and took a liking to the pool. Jackie Robinson would camp there during his stints in Miami for golf, and Sammie Davis Jr. would frequent the place. Muhammad Ali was a regular there, and the motel was known the social hot spot for African Americans in the South. But like the neighborhood around it, Hampton House, at 4240 NW 27th Ave., fell onto hard times. By the 1980s and 1990s, celebrity patrons gave way to the home less and addicts, and the motel was slated for demolition. It was given a reprieve with community and government support, and in 2001 the Save the Hampton House was designated a historic site and is still under way for some of the motel rooms, but a beautiful new lobby and music hall have been resurrected. Maybe most important, jazz and this summer Jesse Jones Jr. and Melton Mustafa were featured performers, and later in October, the Aldo Salvent Quartet is scheduled to host an evening of John Coltranes music. For those familiar with the local music scene, this might come as a surprise these nights are packed. Back at the Colony Theatre, after opening One Night in Miami in later Oc tober, Hausmann and New Drama plan to unveil a commissioned new play in March Cocaine Cowboys and infamous tale of Miami in the 1980s. This is us, says Hausmann of what he wants New Drama to convey to Miami. We want to be a voice of Miami, of its diversity, and what makes it unique. He also wants to develop a nontraditional playgoing audience, a new constituency that wants to come hear these stories. One Night in Miami opens October 27 at the Colony Theatre; Feedback: Kieron J. Anthony as Cassius Clay, Esau Pritchett as Jim Brown, Leon Martin Luther King Jr. at Hampton House, April 12, 1966. Photo courtesy of Hampton House Photo courtesy of Hampton House


56 Biscayne T imes October 2018 Culture: GALLERIES + MUSEUMS WYNWOOD GALLERY WALK SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2018 GALLERIES&GALLERY 6306 NW 2nd Ave., Miami 786-442-8280 Through November 11: N 80W by Thomas Bils ART BASTION 2085 NW 2nd Ave., Suite 104, Miami Through September 6: Fragile Terrains by Lauren Shapiro BAKEHOUSE ART COMPLEX 561 NW 32nd St., Miami 305-576-2828 Contact the gallery for exhibition information. BILL BRADY GALLERY 7140 NW Miami Ct., Miami Contact the gallery for exhibition information. BRIDGE RED STUDIOS / PROJECT SPACE 12425 NE 13th Ave. 5, North Miami 305-978-4856 Through October 14: Outlaw Culture: Or Higher Ground with various artists. Curated by William Cordova Reception September 20, 12 to 3 p.m. CENTRAL FINE 1226 Normandy Dr., Miami Beach 917-306-1218 Through October 2: 20 by Carlos Sandoval De Leon DAVID CASTILLO GALLERY 420 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach 305-573-8110 Through November 17: Sundown by Xaviera Simmons DOT FIFTYONE GALLERY 7275 NE 4th Ave. Unit 101, Miami 305-573-9994 Through November 25: Proximities by Graciela Hasper EMERSON DORSCH 5900 NW 2nd Ave., Miami 305-576-1278 Through October 22: Adios Melancholy: and the Parroty of Life by Magnus Sigurdarson FREDRIC SNITZER GALLERY 1540 NE Miami Ct., Miami 305-448-8976 Through September 8: Summer Hots with various artists Through October 20: Tomas Vu GARY NADER ART CENTER 62 NE 27th St., Miami 305-576-0256 Ongoing: Masters New Acquisitions with various artists LAUNDROMAT ART SPACE 5900 NE 2nd Ave., Miami 303-960-7810 October 6 through 31: Interspace with Joerg Dressler, Julie Davidow, Marina Gonella, and Juan Henriquez LOCUST PROJECTS 3852 N. Miami Ave., Miami 305-576-8570 Contact gallery for exhibition information MINDY SOLOMON GALLERY 8397 NE 2nd Ave., Miami 786-953-6917 Through October 13: Linearity with Ernesto Garcia Sanchez NINA JOHNSON GALLERY 6315 NW 2nd Ave., Miami 305-571-2288 October 6 through 24: Funnel of Love by Peter Shire Reception October 6, 7 to 9 p.m. PAN AMERICAN ART PROJECTS 274 NE 67th St., Miami 305-751-2550 Through November 3: Structural Narratives by Gustavo Acosta PRIMARY 15 NE 39th St., Miami 954-296-1675 Contact gallery for exhibition information ROBERT FONTAINE GALLERY 2121 NW 2nd Ave., Miami 305-397-8530 Contact gallery for exhibition information TILE BLUSH 8375 NE 2nd Ave., Miami Through October 7: Group Show with Cassandra Davis, Dave Kudzma, Melissa Leandro, Josriberto Perez, John Tennison, and Omar Velazquez. October 1 through 31: Jason Galbut UNDER THE BRIDGE 12425 NE 13th Ave. Suite 4, North Miami 305-987-4437 On view by appointment Contact gallery for exhibition information UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI GALLERY 2750 NW 3rd Ave. Suite 4, Miami 305-284-3161 Contact gallery for exhibition information WALTMAN ORTEGA FINE ART 2300-B N. Miami Ave., Miami 305-576-5335 Through October 31: Masterpiece with various artists WYNWOOD WALLS NW 2nd Avenue between 25th and 26th streets 305-573-0658 Ongoing: Wynwood Walls with various artists MUSEUM & COLLECTION EXHIBITSARTCENTERS PROJECT 924 924 Lincoln Rd., 2nd Floor, Miami Beach 305-674-8278 October 10 through December 16: Parallels And Peripheries with Bethany Collins, Lizania Cruz, Genevieve Gaignard, Susan Lee-Chun, Joiri Minaya, Jamilah Sabur, Saya Woolfalk, and Kennedy Yanko. Curated by Larry Ossei-Mensah Reception October 10, 6 to 9 p.m. THE BASS MUSEUM OF ART 2100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach 305-673-7530 October 13 through March 10: Art with a View by Paola Pivi October 13 through April 21: Tune Yer Head by Aaron Curry Through October 21: Deceptive Constructions by Karen Rifas 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 Through November 15: Philip Guston, ,1975, oil on canvas, at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale.


October 2018 Biscayne T imes 57 Force and Form with various artists FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY FROST ART MUSEUM 10975 SW 17th St., Miami 305-348-2890 October 13 through January 13: Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago with various artists Ongoing: Connectivity: Selections from the Collection of the Frost Art Museum with various artists Through December 9: The Writing on the Wall with Hank Willis Thomas and Dr. Baz Dreisinger INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART, MIAMI 61 NE 41st St., Miami 305-901-5272 Through October 14: Diamond Stingily Through November 4: Typhoon coming on by Sondra Perry Through November 25: Francis Als JEWISH MUSEUM OF SOUTH FLORIDA, FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach 305-672-5044 October 3 through February 3: Walking Canvases by Daniel Chimowitz 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 Contact gallery for exhibition information LOWE ART MUSEUM, UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI 1301 Stanford Dr., Coral Gables 305-284-3535 October 18 through January 20: American Portraits by Yousuf Karsh October 25 through January 27: My Page is Glass by Giampaolo Seguso October 25 through January 27: Dialogues: Studio Glass from the Florence and Robert Werner Collection with various artists THE MUSEUM OF ART + DESIGN AT MIAMI-DADE COLLEGE (MOAD MDC) Freedom Tower 600 Biscayne Blvd., Miami 305-237-7700 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 November 27 through April 7: Africobra with various aritsts Though November 4: Tracing the Red Thread by Mira Lehr NSU ART MUSEUM FORT LAUDERDALE 1 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale 954-525-5500 October 21 through May 19: Pierre-Auguste Renoir Through June 30: Remember to React: 60 Years of Collecting with various artists 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 Through October 7: nows the time: narratives of southern alchemy by William Cordova Through October 28: Photography, Politics, and the Ethical Image by Sid Grossman Quarta-Feira de Cinzas/Epilogue by Rivane Neuenschwander Through April 21: Grids: A Selection of Paintings by Lynne Golob Gelfman Love Is the Message, the Message Is Death by Arthur Jafa Through January 1: Invasive Species by Felice Grodin THE MARGULIES COLLECTION 591 NW 27th St., Miami 305-576-1051 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 Contact gallery for exhibition information THE NATIONAL YOUNGARTS FOUNDATION 2100 Biscayne Blvd., Miami 305-377-1140 Contact gallery for exhibition information THE WOLFSONIAN-FIU 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach 305-535-2622 October 19 through 27: Deco: Luxury to Mass Market with various artists Ongoing: Art and Design in the Modern Age: Selections from the Wolfsonian Collection with various artists Compiled by Melissa Wallen Send listings, jpeg images, and events information to Melissas PickKnown for her minimal cord installations and monochromatic line drawings, Miami-based artist Karen Rifas brandishes a new, refreshing element throughout her current exhibition at the Bass: color. Comprising two and threedimensional works that playfully alter viewers perceptions of space, Deceptive Constructions collects recent works highlighting the artists longtime fascination with geometric abstraction and a newfound infatuation with jewel tones. and depth that give color room to clash and settle, imbuing the overall presentation with an architectural logic referencing early 20th-century art schools such as the Bauhaus, while acknowledging canonical contributions from artists such as Josef Albers. Rifass colorful works move from yet artful virtuality that is best experienced with eyes wide open. Melissa Wallen Karen Rifas, 13.39.10, 2017, acrylic on paper, at the Bass Museum of Art.


58 Biscayne T imes October 2018 Culture: EVENTS CALENDARMidweek Freebies in Soundscape Park Soundscape Cinema Series opens a season of free midweek, family-friendly, after-work (or after-dinner) movies shown in surround sound on the 7000-square-foot projection wall of the New World Center in Soundscape Park (400 17th St., Miami Beach). Films start of 1984s fantasy The NeverEnding Story on Wednesday, October 3 followed each Wednesday this month by Isle of Dogs The Red Shoes A Quiet Place and, on Hal loween, October 31 a restored Night of the Living Dead Laughs from Micro Performances El Centro Cultural Espaol and Microthe ater Miami continue their Catch Me on Social Media, Put a Like on It! season with showtimes Thursdays through Sundays, October 4-7 and 11-14 Performances run for 15 spectators and cost just $6 per play. While you wait, enjoy the patio bar and food trucks, and contemplate what social media has done to your life. There are three playlets able on NE 2nd Avenue between 14th and 15th streets, with a $5 validation at the ticket booth. Experimental KeyboardistRoberto Cac ciapaglia comes to Miami for Italian Hit Week and a performance Saturday, Octo ber 6 8:00 p.m. (doors open at 7:00) at the North Beach Bandshell (7275 Collins Ave., Miami Beach). One of Italys most inventive synthesizers and conventional instruments, to take the piano, that most fundamental of its harmonic, non-audibleinvisible sounds, to make them audible and perceivable. His career includes a mastery of 12-tone compo sitions, quadraphonic albums, and numerous collaborations and performances worldwide. The concert is free but requires an RSVP to www.rhythmfoundation. Ghoulies That Go Bump in the Nightnighttime ghost tour three hikes Wednesdays, October 10 and 31 and Friday, October 26 7:30-9:30 p.m. areas haunted history. Meet at the nature center inside the park (1855 NE 135th St.), and insect repellant. Not recommended City Cemetery Spooks and Sagas So popular is the annual Ghosts of Miami City Cemetery that HistoryMi on Friday, October 26 at 5:30 and BT s June cover story on the place, Rest in Pieces. Costumes are welcome; reservations required. Tickets: members $20, non-members $30, children 12 and Wynwoods HallowMania free block party, also known as HalloWYN at MANA Wynwood Wednesday, October 31 7:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m., and enjoy food trucks, costume contests, an artisans market, and plenty of live art and music. Located at the Mana Production Lots (i.e., the food truck lots, 2250 NW 2nd Ave.). RSVP online for a free drink ticket. for the Real DealFor a serious take on the power of ritual: reserve your place for a two-hour Little Haiti Vodou Tour Haitis vodou culture in favor of actual lore tory in the Americas, from its arrival with slaves in the 17th century to its survival under their forced conversions, the Haiti today. Youll hear about vodou saints and holidays, priestess/practitioners, and cer emonies and temples, and visit a botanica, need. Reservations are a must for this tour, slated for two Saturdays, November 3 and 10 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. each day, (5925 NE 2nd Ave.). Tickets: $35-$90; details: Compiled by BT contributor Dinah McNichols. Please send information and images to Macbeth Becomes Mendoza Mendoza an adaptation of Macbeth Thursday and Friday, October 11-12 Men doza full 90-minute production. Tickets: $30 adults, $25 seniors and 305-547-5414. A Brazilian Genius and His Lyrical Guitar Yamandu Costa Cultural Center on Sunday, October 14 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets: In a Musical Firmament of His OwnAfricas most celebrated musician, Yous sou NDour seems to have a charmed life. In his 30-year career, hes worked composed music and lyrics, and owned a newspaper, radio station, and televi sion station. Yet its his voice, described by Rolling Stone that the history of Africa seems locked inside it, that makes reviewers reach for superlatives. His band, Super toile, cayne Blvd.) on Friday, October 26 for an 8:00 p.m. show, with tickets priced


October 2018 Biscayne T imes 59 Columnists: PICTURE STORYBy Paul George BT ContributorThe future Miami Beach was an unnamed barrier island bereft of people in the early 1900s, when Carl Fisher, a brash millionaire from Indianapolis, set his sights on it. Fisher acquired large swaths of land on both sides of the island, then a veritable jungle, from John Collins, who owned most of the future Miami Beach. Fishers holdings correspond to a portion of todays South Beach, and beyond. Soon Fisher began to carve a city from a jungle. He envisioned a rich resort community, as well as one with a substantial year-round population. He anointed the bay side of the island as the the ocean side would be the preserve of wealthy. To link the east and west portions of the island, Fisher planned a grand promenade, to be called Lincoln Road, along which would stand expensive stores and other amenities. Fishers vision for the Biscayne Bay side of his holdings got under way with the construction in 1920 of the ing Biscayne Bay on Bay Road near planned resort hotel, the Flamingo would rise to 11 stories, positioning est building. The hostelry was topped with a glass dome illuminated at night in red, green, and gold. The Flamingo contained 200 rooms and cost nearly $2 million to build. The hotel also offered a yacht anchorage, Oriental tea garden, tennis courts, luxurious private cottages, shops, for 40 Guernsey cows who supplied guests with fresh milk. Fisher chose the name Flamingo while on a cruise to Andros Island in the mingos above him. So taken was he with their beauty that he decided to name his hotel for them. In the next installment of Picture Story well discuss the Flamingos opening and the years that followed. Paul George is historian at HistoryMi ami Museum. To order a copy of this photo, contact HistoryMiami archives manager Ashley Trujillo at 305-375-1623, Feedback: A tea dance at the Flamingo Hotel, 1921. The Flamingo, Luxury Resort on the BayA view of our past from the archives of HistoryMiami Photo courtesy of HistoryMiami, Claude Matlack Collection, Matlack 15-8.


60 Biscayne T imes October 2018 Columnists: POLICE REPORTSBiscayne Crime BeatCompiled by Derek McCannThat Fellow Passenger?5900 Block of NE 5th Avenue A call to police revealed that two victims lived together in this house. An intruder had entered the house by breaking the lock on a side door. Once inside, he ransacked parts of it, causing some damage, though it was deemed minimal. What he did do was steal a Mac Book Pro, Apple Air Pods (so he can use the Mac Book without distraction), and a passport. This happened within a three-hour window, from late morning to early afternoon. There are no witnesses, but you may see this guy on an Two Out of Three Aint BadNE 27th Street and Biscayne Boulevard A security guard at a construction site was making his rounds when he saw two individuals carrying bags and walking down a ramp. They left the construction site, causing the brave security guard to run after them. If one wants to get ahead in life, one must go the extra mile or in this case, chase down the slimebags for a hundred yards or so. Carrying large bags slowed the thieves down, so they dropped two bags of tools but kept one more bag and man aged to get away. The security guard was able to bring the two bags back and then call the police. No arrests have been made.Hopeful No One Would Bother7000 Block of N. Miami Avenue Victim has gone to the Dominican Republic for several weeks. His father came by his home one evening and found it had been pretty much turned upside-down. Some of the missing items include a 47-inch television, a Glock, a Dell laptop, plus eight pairs of shoes and ten hats. This victim is some kind of style aficionado. So is the burglar, apparently. The back door was missing a frame where the lock goes, so there was no security and the door had been unlocked for those weeks the man had been in the DR. Police suggested he secure his door for the future. Providing tutoring services in all subjects using Montessori materials and techniques Tutoring Elementary and High School Students Individual and small group instruction At center or in-home tutoringPre-Algebra Algebra Mathematics Reading Fluency Reading Comprehension Grammar Composition Skills Homework Help Program Virtual Student Support Center LINDAMOOD BELL INTERVENTION PROGRAMS Visualizing and Verbalizing Lips for spelling and reading 10822 NE 6th Avenue, Miami, FL 33161Tel.


October 2018 Biscayne T imes 61 Thirsty Tip Thief900 Block of Biscayne Boulevard Wait staff have to put up with a lot, so please make sure you tip them well it makes for good karma, too. A man walked into a restaurant and asked for a glass of water. As he was being assisted, he reached into the tip jar, grabbed the money, and ran out of the place. It happened so fast. Sadly, no arrests have been made.This Would Ruin a Good Dessert400 Block of Biscayne Boulevard While eating dinner out with her family, a woman placed her bag on one of the empty chairs. By the time dessert came, it was gone! She went to the manager and he provided video of someone taking the bag and leaving the restaurant. Within an hour, the thief had run up $4200 on a Bank of America credit card and $57 on taxi service. Aside from watching the video, no one saw anything, and the low life seems to have gotten away with it.Parking Scofaws Poor Getaway 400 Block of Biscayne Boulevard As they were leaving a parking garage, one vehicle was tailgating another. That is vintage Miami driving, but there was more going on here. As the front car paid and left, the tailgater ran right on through the toll gate without paying. He also crashed into the sidewalk, causing pedestrians to run away in horror. This note, Miamians, there are safer ways to be a sleazy cheapskate.The Dressing Room Caper 7200 Block of Biscayne Boulevard Miami is in many ways the envy of the world, with shopping being a part of what makes it all great. A man was looking for clothes for a presentation he was going to make. As he was changing, he left his bag with his wallet on a chair outside the changing room. His friend was there to watch, but said friend was by now walk ing around the store. Once the man left the store, he received fraud alerts on his phone from his credit union, Nordstrom, and Publix. He then realized his wallet was gone. Witnesses said that two pos sible transvestites had been in the area and likely took the wallet. There is video. No Rest for the Weary1500 Block of N. Miami Avenue A man was using the restroom and had put his purse next to him. Report clearly says purse, not man purse, which shows progress in police gender understanding. Semantics aside, the person in the stall next door removed the purse. As victim zipped up and exited the stall, he saw a man running toward the exit door. Men must learn not only how to wear it, but how to protect it. We are, however, still early in man-purse history.A Real Game Killer1700 Block of N. Bayshore Drive A man put his backpack under a bench as he went to play basketball. During a break in the action, he went to retrieve the bag and saw it had been opened. His phone and wallet were both missing. Not noted if the game continued with our victim, but it surely would have been a grudge match for the ages, as everyone is a suspect.Doesnt Pay to Flash Your Goods34 NE 11th St. Man was at a club and started a con versation with a young woman. His friend was with him, and at one point, he took out his phone and showed his friend a picture. He then put the phone in his right-front pocket. As he got up to leave, the woman he was talking to brushed up against him. This brush was her taking the phone that our victim had nicely advertised. anything else.Ill Just Take This3400 Block of N. Miami Avenue A man on a mission dressed in camentered a Marshalls discount department store and went straight to the mens department, where he tried on several items. He grabbed a backpack and put the clothes he liked inside it. He walked past all the points of sale without attempting a complete his purchase. Total value of merchandise was $49, not exactly fancy stuff here. Thief got on his bike and pedaled off. Feedback:


October 2018 Biscayne T imes 63 On the east side of Collins Avenue by Bakers Haulover Cut is the Bark Park, the only area in Haulover where dogs are allowed off leash. It consists of two chain-link fenced yards, one for dogs under 35 pounds and one for dogs over 35 pounds. The small-dog park is one of the most spacious in the county at approximately 1.8 acres. Shade trees are everywhere here, and a concrete foot path leads to a water fountain and a pet waste station. I counted six picnic tables, was its wonky gate and latch. The large-dog park is approximately 3.8 acres but doesnt have the trees necessary to keep cool half the year. It does have three picnic tables, a bench, a water fountain, and a pet waste station with bags. There was no unattended poop on the ground remark able for an active dog park. A short distance away is the everpopular Dog Beach, located between lifeguard towers #2 and #3. Dogs are supposed to be leashed in this area, but there was hardly a tether used on the 25 dogs romping in the sand and surf during the BT s visit. Dog Beach is now open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Dogs arent allowed anywhere else in Haulover besides Dog Beach and Bark Park. One cool amenity is the dog wash, where owners can hose off sand from their furry companions before getting back into their vehicles. Bike rentals are available outside the dog park, which is only several yards from the new hybrid opened August 7. This free 7500-squarefoot paved wonderland for bicyclists, in-line skaters, skateboarders, and kick scooter enthusiasts has been a long-await ed amenity since the closing several years ago of the skate park at Peacock Park in Coconut Grove. One dad with two young sons lives nearby and tells the BT that they come to the skate park for four hours on weekends. Its great outdoor family fun. We see the same faces here each week and make new friends. Walkers can go north along the beach or along Atlantic Way, which runs parallel to the beach. Several bathroom buildings dot the route, as do sea turtle nests. From May 1 to October 31, these nests are managed and monitored by Miami-Dade Parks Sea Turtle Conservation Program. One mile north, almost back to where our journey began, you will come upon the nude beach or as the county prefers to call it, Clothing Optional Beach or Naturist Beach. Its located between lifeguard towers #12 and #16. The county website describes it as a family-friendly portion of the beach. But if youre old-fashioned like me, take your kids to the other two-thirds of this remarkable beachfront, one of two public beaches run by the county. Feedback: At Dog Beach (8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily), canines are supposed to be leashed, but what fun is that? Opened August 7, the skate park is a wonderland for bicyclists, in-line skaters, and skateboarders.


is the Haulover Marine Center, which is the largest dry boat storage facility in Miami. The center advertises that it has capacity for 508 boats and is built to withstand a Category 5 hurricane. Outdoor dry-dock space is also available near the restaurant Las Delicias Colombianas. Public boat launch ramps have convenient boat trailer parking lots and street access, and Bakers Haulover Cut leading to the ocean is only a mile away. More parking lots with hundreds of spaces are available up and down the park, mostly along the bay side. On a busy, beautiful Sunday afternoon in early September, there were still ample spaces for the taking. Weekday parking rates are $5 for cars, except in the North Lot and Lot #1, which are $6, and $15 for buses and RVs. Weekends and holiday rates go up to $7 for cars. The picnic areas are also spread out through the vast park. Picnic shelters with several tables, garbage bins, and grills are by reservation only. Two medium-size shelters are located on the bay side, and two more are located on the east side of Collins Avenue. Rental rates are $157 plus tax for medium shelters, $224 plus tax for large shelters. Call 305-947-3525 for reservations. 62 Biscayne Times October 2018 Columnists: PARK PATROLBeach Fun and Fishing BoatsHaulover Park is for water loversBy Janet Goodman BT ContributorBetween Bal Harbour and Sunny Isles Beach is Miami-Dade Countys longest stretch of undeveloped beachfront property: Haulover Park. At 177 acres within its 1.4-mile north-to-south expanse the Intracoastal Waterway and Biscayne Bay run along its western perimeter, while the Atlantic Ocean and beach lie to the aplenty to satisfy numerous weekend visitors, and theyre spread out enough so that it never feels crowded. The initial parkland was acquired in 1935; later the beachfront was purchased in 1940 with a $2 million municipal bond that also bought what would become Crandon Park in Key Biscayne. Haulover The BT drove in from the north on 163rd Street in North Miami Beach, from Biscayne Boulevard to Collins Avenue (A1A), which runs right through the length of the park. Visitors also have the option of entering on the south end of the park at Bal Harbour. On the Intracoastal side of Collins Travel south on A1A to get to the newly renovated Bill Bird Marina building, which has a rental room with a 52-person capacity. Rental rates are seasonal, from $401 plus tax from November to March and $347 from March to November. Located south of the building are 152 boat slips, with a dozen charter reservation. ing? On the southern tip of Haulover Park is Skyward Kites, with a large selection of colorful kites, wind spinners, solar-powered trailer, which keeps Good Humor ice cream and soft drinks cold. Bill Bird Marina is also the site of Food Trucks Tuesdays from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m., featuring music entertainment and free parking. The beach side of Haulover Park: More than a mile of pristine sand and sea. Haulover is home to about a dozen charter boats reserve a shing trip and park for free.BT photos by Janet GoodmanSolar-powered Skyward Kites offers colorful kites, wind spinners, and windsocks. HAULOVER PARK10800 Collins Ave. Miami, FL 33154 305-947-3525 Hours:Sunrise to sunset Picnic tables:Yes Barbecues:Yes Picnic pavilions:Yes Playground: No Dog parkYes Night lighting:Yes Beach:Yes Skate park:YesPark Rating Haulover Park


64 Biscayne T imes October 2018 Hen PowerChickens are therapeutic at senior communitiesBy Janet Goodman BT ContributorAn innovative program encourages social interaction and reduces isolation among the elderly. The HenPower project offers a new approach to improving senior living. It has been helping residents in selected senior care facilities to raise hens, design chicken coops, and educate schoolchildren about animals. Most animal-assisted intervention pro grams involve companion animals (dogs, cats, or rabbits) visiting facilities. This project offers a different kind of pet ther apy, one that allows residents to become more involved in the animals lives. The pilot program was launched in 2012 by Equal Arts, a British creative (about $16,000), HenPower was a trial program in a dementia-care setting in Gateshead, near Newcastle. The participat ing residents, called hensioners, provided day-to-day care of the hens, their eggs, and chicks, and recorded oral histories of their experience and designed cards, calendars, and other hen-inspired artwork. The project encouraged residents to engage with the animals and with other participants, with the aim to prevent loneli those in senior and dementia care. Hens were catalysts for all kinds of activity. Increased creativity, health, and outdoor physical activ Jos Forester-Melville, HenPowers program manager, tells New York maga zine in a recent interview that the project is not animal-assisted therapy, but the building of human bonds, making friends songs and poems about our feathered friends; we design sculptures and collages. Hens serve as artist models during creative sessions led by volunteer artists and musi cians. Older people go through a lot of loss. But one thing that lasts, even in dementia patients, is their creativity. Some of the hensioners participate in Hen Road Shows, where they take hens out to other care facilities, schools, and health conferences. A 12-month study of the pilot program was conducted by Northumbria University; its published report in 2014 found that HenPower improved the health and well-being of the small group of older people involved, reduced depression and loneliness, and decreased the need for anti-psychotic medications. In a BT e-mail exchange, ForesterMelville writes that since 2012, HenPower applied for National Lottery funding of one million pounds and has rolled out the project to 60 care facilities and schools in the United Kingdom, three senior care communities in Holland, two in Taiwan, and twenty in Australia. HenPower was adapted from the British which introduced HenPower in four of its residential aged care homes. There were early indications of increased quality of life scores among participating residents. As reported by the Australian pub lication Mindfood : This six-month trial beginning in December 2015 has shown tion of loneliness, and the empowerment of older people to build positive relationships. participated in the HenPower project: em powerment, connection, and health and well-being. Today HenPower is at most of Shared ownership of the chickens and responsibility for their care give the seniors daily, purposeful routines, good distraction from boredom, and feelings of independence. It gives them a sense of purpose. Theyve got someone to talk to, to hold, and to care for, and it does make a big differ ence, he says. Strong bonds are formed between the residents and individual chickens. Touching the animals gives relief from stress, and their care promotes increased outdoor activity for the seniors. Karn Nelson, executive general manager of strategy and research with has given the residents a whole new focus. These are people who would normally be sitting in their rooms alone and they would Not only are they now getting out of their rooms and outside to the coops, but they are doing outreach at local schools with goodwill ambassador chickens. In one HenPower video, a hensioner munity closer together. Another hensioner confesses, I used I have to get up for? If youre feeling a bit down in the dumps, you can always come around the coops and have a talk with the hens. It sounds daft, but they listen. The Equal Arts charity has plans to expand the HenPower project to 24 additional care settings in the U.K. and has received an extra 244,000 pounds of government funding to do just that. Our project isnt yet in the United States, Forester-Melville tells the BT vide an international license that offers access to our model and resources, and 24/7 online support. formation: Feedback: Photo by HenPower


October 2018 Biscayne T imes 65 The Art of EngagementFor Freedoms hopes to heighten public discourse through nuanceBy Stuart Sheldon BT ContributorI just shared a weekend with my wife and two young sons in a cloud forest, far, far away from the Upper Eastside of Miami. We marveled at three-toed sloths chomping leaves and eyelash vipers sunning on ferns. Early morning brought a symphony of birdsong, and dusk silhouetted toucans, parrots, and countless intrepid creatures surveying their dominions from the high branches. mental, bordering on ridiculously obvious. We are alive! There exist two distinct aspects to this exhilarating state of being. One light. One dark. My artists heart feels them both at once. While my beloveds rode snuggled baby pigs, I considered the growing numbers in our country who will never have this bone-deep joy in their lives. Those who instead face the unimaginable. Those for whom Americas rising environment of acceptable, murderous violence has taken their child or someone else they adore. Or who are driven by fear to build arsenals at home. Bear with me before you dismiss this column as a political rant, because its actually an integral part of an art activa tion Im creating right now. One in which you are part. Given that a critical election is just weeks away, I feel obliged to use this platform to express a non-partisan wish for our country that we become more joyous, more reverent, less militant, less violent. What is life if we must worry about our kids being shot or worse, if they begin to worry about being shot? My oldest son was about to enter when 20 sixand seven-year-olds were Sandy Hook. I still cant process this reality a man walking up and down those little aisles shooting each doe-eyed child head-on with an AR-15. I believed this would be a turning point for our country. Shockingly, things have only gotten worse. But this is bigger than a gun conversation. Its emblematic of our countrys devolution from high collective principles, a sense of a greater good, love-thy-neighbor, and golden rules to those of us-versus-them and selfMy art practice has two faces. One celebrates beauty and joy, the laughter of children, the glory of wisdom, the what is wrong with the world. Its this latter motivation that underlies my latest art project, a 48-foot-wide billboard on I-95 that is part of the 50 States Initiative, a project launched in June by For Freedoms, a platform for civic engagement, discourse, and direct action for U.S. artists. For Freedoms calls the 50 States Initiative the largest creative collaboration in the history of the United States. For Freedoms itself was established in 2016 by two artists, Hank Willis Thomas and Eric Gottesman, with the goal of using art to deepen public discussions of civic issues and core values, and to clarify that citizenship in American society is deep ened by participation, not by ideology. Since then, For Freedoms (the name is taken from the famous 1941 Four Freedoms speech of Franklin Delano Roosevelt) has grown into a network of hundreds of artists, galleries, libraries, museums, and universities working toward greater participation in the arts and in civil society, according to its website. The result includes partnerships for art exhibits; town halls (without the politicians); and art making and public art installations. The 50 State Initiative includes the installation of artists billboards in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. They started going up across the country in September, and will continue in advance of the midterm elections. The intention is that if artists voices replace advertising, public discourse can become more nuanced, less polarized. You may have seen my digital billboard, pictured here, while driving northbound on I-95, just south of NW 143rd Street. It repre and video installations titled How Was School Today? aimed at gun sense issues. Clearly, these are complicated topics, and while weve never been more a connection at the level of our children being murdered. And in this lamentable connection, we can join together to bring society back to a place where our kids are just kids who worry about the crushes. And who never again even think about dying in school. Lets break the false logic chain that more guns are needed because so many guns exist. Please join this art projectfor our kids. Share this column and visit and, each candidate who believes in sensible gun legislation. Stuart Sheldon is an artist, author, and Miami native. Follow him on Facebook and Instagram @stuart_sheldon. Feedback: Photo by @gavindmckenzieAlong I-95 northbound near 143rd Street.


66 Biscayne T imes October 2018 That Healthy-Looking Tree Is DyingIncompetent maintenance can be a killerBy Jeff Shimonski BT ContributorIve assessed the health and stability of thousands of trees over the years. BT photo by Jeff ShimonskiCut roots and bad pruning hasten tree failure.


October 2018 Biscayne T imes 67 Death by a Thousand CutsIf the Weather Service goes private, who can we trust?By Kim Ogren BT ContributorImagine youve received a memo from your boss stating that 250 of your co-workers are getting laid off. Thats the Trump administrations proposal for NOAAs National Weather Service for FY19, which begins October 1. Congress has yet to take up the matter, but when it does, positions primarily responsible for generating, analyzing, and delivering weather forecasts are on the chopping block. Marshall Shepherd, a professor of geography and atmospheric sciences at the University of Georgia, writes in Forbes that these cuts are dangerous. They would harm our ability to make decisions on everything from transportation to oil and gas infrastructure investments, from agriculture and air deployments. If the National Weather Service forecasters go, who will we depend on? The people who report the weather have always been rock stars to me. I graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in geography and took climatology, meteorology, and physical hazards courses. My professor wrote the book on El Nio. Really. Its called   El   Nio   in History: Storming through the Ages   C sar   Caviedes was a passionate professor who took his students on wild rides. With a heavy German-Chilean-French accent, sweat dripping from his brow, and arms waving like a conductors, he described in detail atmospheric and oceanic systems that spanned the globe. In the early 1980s, the Weather Channel (TWC) shone a spotlight on weather professionals as broadcast jour  need us for everything you do.   I w as a huge fan of TWCs Dave Schwartzs smarts, wit, and comedic timing. He reminded me of David Letterman, who famously got his own start as a TV weatherman. More recently, TWCs Stephanie Abrams, with meteorology degrees from UF and FSU, has received praise for correcting during live hurricane coverage her colleagues tendency toward hyperbole. Your favorite local TV weatherperson is likely the only person at the station with a science degree, and likely in meteorology. This journalist also reigns over coveted airtime the weather draws more viewers than any other newscast segment. Weather reporters are deemed so the National Environmental Education Foundation began training them how to extend their airtime by integrating environmental and climate information to improve viewers understanding. Bryan Norcross, host of a new podcast produced by WPLG, catapulted local trusted weathermen from rock stars to superheroes during Hurricane Andrew in 1992. And NBC 6s chief meteorologist, John Morales, whose list of academic and service accolades runs long, is active on Twitter, manages the only local live radar, and was named 2018s Best of in Arts and Entertain ment by New Times Weather and climate are colliding in unpredictable ways. Until we understand exactly how, were calling these collisions severe weather events. And well continue watching weather news, but not for its infotainment value. Instead, itll be a matter of full-blown economic and personal life or death. At what point have we asked enough of our TV weather reporters? Their skill and knowledge must include access to data, analysis, translation, narration, and agile storytelling. And it all begins with a high-functioning National Weather Service as a reliable source. In October 2017, the National Weather Service Employees Organization   released a statement warning that history   teetering on the brink of failure. stressed, overworked, and frustrated. What happens to the transparency, integrity, passion, and focus on the public interest if the drivers of weather information become private? Thats a have been launched to prevent the National Weather Service from competing Just three months into his term, President Trump signed legislation that would, in part, encourage the private sector to provide weather analysis and consulting services for NOAA to purchase. The December 2017 issue of Nature seam together planet-wide weather improve infrastructure of organizations through new networks. These priorities form a framework for addressing concerns raised by the proposed budget cuts, and Miami is uniquely positioned to take the lead on this effort. I call on those of you engaged in climate change to work with the Miami Foundation to apply for a Community Information Needs grant from the Knight Foundation. Start by convening Floridas superhero meteorologists at the FIU campus. Invite Professor Shepherd, whos a three-time FSU grad and the intersection of academia, science, and societal relevance. Who and where better than us and here, to launch this ground game around weather research and journalism? Feedback: John Morales of NBC 6 is passionate about public interest.


68 Biscayne T imes October 2018 By Jacqueline Coleman BT ContributorWhats not to love about October? Its when football season shakes out to be either just what we expected or totally wacky, but either way, were into the heart of it. The semesters halfway through, and kids are picking out pumpkins and deciding on costumes. Then there are lucky people everywhere but here emerging refreshed after summers oppressive heat to don colorful scarves, leggings, and boots. What a wonderful time of year! Perhaps Octobers biggest event is the one that happens on the last day of the month. Trick-or-treaters give parents everywhere real-life frights as they dart for their favorite sweets. With all the commotion that night and in the weeks leading up to Halloween, I think its safe to say well all need a glass of wine. The beauty of wine is that not only are there different grape varieties to choose from, but there can also be a diverse range of styles for each grape, from bone dry to super sweet. This October its not just the kids who get to enjoy something sugary parents can indulge a bit, too. From semi-sweet to full-blown dessert in a glass, join me as we discover these sweeter wine treats. Ill start with the driest wine of the bunch to ease you into the residual sugar, especially for those who arent used to drinking off-dry wines. The 2016 Domaine Zinck Gewurtraminer from Alsace is a treat. An excellent food-pairing wine, it is slightly minerally on the nose and fragrant with light body. I found that the acidity in this wine holds the balance throughout your For something a little different, try the 2016 Biltmore Estates Riesling from its winery in Asheville, North Carolina. Smooth and light, it offers a strong dried apricot on the nose and a hint of honey on the palate. Its also a tad bolder than your typical German Riesling, but thats to be expected from an American wine. Id take this crisp and semi-sweet treat with me this Halloween. Admittedly, Im not a regular sweet wine drinker, but Ive decided that the Castello del Poggio Moscato is my favorite bottle of this grape. With a little you to Moscato with a beautiful honeyhoney on your tongue for a truly enjoyable drinking experience. Who said we must put away the ros for the year? Try the BellAgio Ros Dolce for a pink sweet. Big red strawberries and raspberries hit you in a good way. I found this wine to be trs sweet but balanced and incredibly pleasant. It would be hard not to pour a second glass of this Lambrusco ros from Italy, which is a great fall wine addition for us in South Florida, where its still hot. Red wine drinkers arent left out with the Rivata Casa Rossa A sweet red wine, this slightly effervescent red cherry fruit bomb shows up smooth on the palate. It is not your typical fullbodied red, so I would recommend trying this wine with a light lunch salad accompanied with strawberries or a soft white cheese for a fruity complement. Now we get to the drinkable desserts. I really enjoyed the next two wines on their own or with a bit of blue cheese follow ing a meal. They are the two dessert wines that follow. Both are sold as into your pricing. The 2016 Chteau Miselle Sauternes from Bordeaux is an excellent value for the cost. Full-bodied and bursting with sweet apricot and honey thickness, this eco nomical Sauternes coats your palate in its dewy gold color. Though I enjoyed the Sauternes, I goes to the 2016 Vistamar Moscatel out of the Limari Valley in Chile. This is a late-harvest Moscatel that wows with big intensity in a little bottle. With citrus-honey, dried apricot, and peach on the nose, I liked the range with a savory cheese complement or an equally sweet treat. Feedback: The Chteau Miselle Sauternes split and the Rivata Casa Rossa are both $11.99 and the Vistamar Late Harvest Moscatel split is $9.49 at the North Miami Total Wine & More (14750 Biscayne Blvd., 305-354-3270). Whole Foods Market in North Miami (305-892-5505) carries the Castello del Poggio Moscato for $14.99. Publix at Biscayne and 18th has the BellAgio Ros Dolce for $13.29 (305-358-3433). The Domaine Zinck Portrait Gewurztraminer is $13.99, and the Biltmore Estate Riesling is $9.99 at the North Miami Beach ABC Fine Wine and Spirits (14025 Biscayne Blvd., 305-944-6525).Sweet Treats for Your Wine GlassRed, white, and you: Agreeable wine for $15 or less


October 2018 Biscayne T imes 69 Columnists: DISHDinners for a Laidback Date Night   Food news we know you can useBy Geoffrey Anderson Jr. and Dianne Rubin BT ContributorsFor many couples, dining out is an experience. You dress to the nines and enjoy a night out on the town just the two of you. But sometimes, dressing up or spending hours getting ready can feel like a drag. You just want to sit down and eat. On those occasions, a casual meal hits the spot. And Miami has no shortage of laidback locales for a relaxing evening. A prime example: Stanzione 87 (87 SW 8th St., 786-360-1852) in Brickell. The unassuming pizza joint is overshadowed by nearby Brickell City Centre, but sharpsighted diners are in for a treat. Neapolitan pizzas come out in mere minutes, and theres an abundance of red and white pie options, including the new mais a decadent prosciutto, corn, and four-cheese cream creation. Because of Stanziones convenient location, its easy to catch a movie or go for a scenic stroll after dinner. In the Design District, another lowkey spot in a luxury location has been making waves: St. Roch Market (140 NE 39th St., Suite 241, 786-542-8977). The food hall caters to all palates with a bevy of vendors that offer up tacos, pasta, sushi, and practically everything in between. Our recommendations for a memorable date: sushi rolls at Itamae and classic New Orleans cocktails at The Mayhaw the markets signature bar thats known for its crafty concoctions. For dessert, we suggest you take the escalator down to Mad Lab Creamery (140 NE 39th St., Suite 137, 305-639-8178), where you can create colorful ice-cream combos that would blow even Willy Wonkas mind. Who knew an old hooker motel would eventually house one of Miamis comfort food greats? At Blue Collar (6730 Biscayne Blvd., 305-756-0366) in the Upper Eastside, casual is their middle name. Items like pork and beans, fourcheese mac and cheese, and chicken parm will easily put you and your better half into a food coma; the unpretentious eatery isnt shy about its large, carb-heavy plates. A reasonably priced wine and beer list seals the deal when it comes to keeping Aventura Malls new wing continues to bolster the citys culinary reputation with new additions. Must be contagious. Across the street from the mall: (2956 NE 199th St., Suite C-3, 305-902-4363), the eatery from Miami Heat stars Dwyane Wade and Udonis that we previewed last month. The menu here is concise and mostly composed of rotisserie offerings get the prime rib and pizzas that are perfect for sharing and getting up close with your partner. Theres even a burger named after Wade himself with aioli; make sure to split it. OPENINGS While the celebrity-backed 800 Woodnewsworthy restaurant to pop up lately, other notable openings should not be overlooked. Vista (5020 NE 2nd Ave., 305-4057547), from the team behind down towns Fratelli Milano has come out of the gate swinging with all-day brunch, lunch, and rooftop menus. This Ital ian restaurant, just north of the Design District, puts less emphasis on pasta and more emphasis on proteins like ribeye steak, wagyu sirloin bavette, and local snapper. Vegetables also earn a big placement on the menu: Organic kale that deserve your attention. Theres sliders to keep your little ones busy in case you cant escape them. Bodega Taqueria y Tequila (2250 NW 2nd Ave.), the popular Miami Beach taco joint, has made the trek over the causeway. Its new food truck has found a home at Wynwood Marketplace, a weekly pop-up space that features a fun lineup of live entertainment and food vendors. Like its brick-and-mortar location, the Bodega food truck will feature crowd favorites like tacos al pastor, chicken burritos, and Nutella churros. What doesnt it have? Alcohol. CLOSINGS Say goodbye to one of Brickells best happy hours: Doraku Izakaya and Sushi is no more. Mary Brickell Villages post-work hotspot has shuttered without a peep. Those seeking Dorakus discounted drinks and bites will now have to make their way to Miami Beach and visit the Lincoln Road outpost. Up in North Miami, and Campania Coal Fired Pizza have also ceased operations. 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: Feedback: BT photo by Dianne RubinComfort food heaven: Blue Collars chicken parm.


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