Miami Beach voters approve Convention Center expansion

Miami Beach voters approve Convention Center expansion, tourist tax increase
Commissioners placed the issue on the ballot after four of the city's seven elected officials unsuccessfully requested a special meeting in April following the FBI's arrest of city code and fire inspectors on charges that they shook down a South Beach ...

Miami Beach Elects Florida's First Openly Gay State Legislator, David Richardson
Miami New Times (blog)
The district includes a large chunk of Miami Beach, including South Beach, as well as section of Little Havana and a swath of Downtown Miami that include the American Airlines Arena, home of the Miami Heat. Richardson had never run for public office ...

Miami New Times (blog)

When Miami Beach was lush and lovely
Belle Isle Blog. A linen 1920s postcard shows Rivo Alto island, Belle Isle and Miami Beach in the days of Carl Fisher's Flamingo and grand island estates. Read more at the Belle Isle Blog. print · email ...

Top 11 South Beach Parking Tips and Mysteries
Huffington Post (blog)
If you park in commercial loading zones after 6 p.m., it's free. These free-at-night parking zones used to liberally dot Collins, Washington and small streets like James. Twenty-four-hour, 15-minute loading zones have replaced them. Bummer, Miami Beach.

Is Maison d'Azur Owner Trying Again In Eden South Beach Space?
Miami New Times (blog)
One of my most reliable sources, Strep Throat, has passed on word that Stephan Fortier, the man behind Maison d'Azur, is planning to move an upscale French/Med restaurant into the 23rd Street space formerly occupied by Eden South Beach. The Fortier ...

Ritz-Carlton, South Beach's dessert helps celebrate Heat, helps charity
The only thing hotter than South Beach might be the Miami Heat. To celebrate the Heat's 2012 NBA Championship, The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach is offering a limited-edition, 'You Can't Beat the HEAT' dessert to benefit the Mourning Family Foundation,...

Alex Rodriguez's South Beach Waterfront Estate for Sale at $38 Million
The New York Yankees' star third baseman, Alex Rodriguez, has listed his residence in Miami's South Beach, at $38 million. Rodriguez bought the palatial property in 2010 for $24 million and is attempting to sell it for more than 58 percent of his ...

Woman Tries To Rent South Beach Room With Fake Credit Card: Cops
NBC 6 Miami
A woman was arrested after police said she tried to rent a $7000 South Beach hotel room using a fake credit card and ID. Debra Betancourt, 50, was arrested Tuesday and faces several charges including grand theft, fraudulent use of a credit card and ...

Partial Ceiling Collapse at Miami Beach Apartment Building
NBC 6 Miami
Firefighters were investigating a partial ceiling collapse inside an apartment building in Miami Beach early Wednesday. The collapse happened at the Hudson apartment building at 420 15th Street when a four-foot wide hole opened shortly before 5 a.m. ...

The Weeknd Announces Show at the Fillmore Miami Beach
Miami New Times (blog)
Win Free Tickets to Flo Rida at Bamboo Miami Beach. By S. Pajot. News ... The Weeknd Announces Show at the Fillmore Miami Beach on October 17. By Victor Gonzalez Tue. ... Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. The show starts at 9 ...

Miami New Times (blog)

Volume of Distressed Commercial Properties in U.S. Waning, Says RCA
World Property Channel
Another property on the RCA website, which had a "troubled situation," was the Fontainebleau Miami Beach Resort, which was refinanced in April. The property was appraised at $1.1 billion, or $731383 per unit. The new owner is Istithmar World PJSC.

Fit Travel: The South Beach Workout [VIDEO]
Men's Fitness
BlogsFit Travel: The South Beach Workout [VIDEO]. South Beach may be a major hotspot for clubbing, tanning and people-watching, but as fitness expert Rob Murgatroyd shows—its also an ideal destination for a beach body workout. Squeeze in one of his ...

Top Party Beaches in the World
South Beach is home to over 150 clubs, many of which close around 4:30 a.m, however the beaches are also hot party spots. Nikki Beach is an open-air club and restaurant that turn into a dance club when the sun sets. The clubs in the area are also as ...


Miami-Dade residents vote on pit bull ban
7Online WSVN-TV
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) -- An important issue on the primary election ballot in Miami-Dade County involves the current ban on pit bulls in the county. For the first time, Miami-Dade voters will have a say on whether or not the ban should be repealed.

Biggest Loser Trainer Jillian Michaels Shows Off New Baby, Fiancee
Gossip Extra
Openly gay Jillian Michaels, a popular former trainer on NBC's The Biggest Loser, showed off her newly adopted baby this week during a Miami Beach vacation with her long-time partner. The partner, Heidi Rhoades, sported a giant rock on her ring finger, ...

Shaun Reeves and Russ Yallop Take Kontrol at Mansion Miami on August 23
Miami New Times (blog)
The Weeknd Announces Show at the Fillmore Miami Beach. By Victor Gonzalez. Extremely Detailed Breakdown · DJ Khaled, Kanye, Rozay, and Kim K's Video ... By booking hotly-tipped international talent like Lee Burridge, No Regular Play and Droog (all ...

Miami New Times (blog)

World's Largest Indoor Antique Show Selects Encore Media Partners to Oversee ...
MarketWatch (press release)
MIAMI, Aug 15, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Encore Media Partners announced today that it has been retained to handle media strategy and buying across all platforms for The Original Miami BeachAntique Show, the largest indoor antique show in the world.

Ending AIDS in South Florida's Black Communities
The coalition of non-profit organizations, in partnership with the Black AIDS Institute and Merck & Co., included the Florida State office of AIDS, the South Beach AIDS Project (SOBAP), Empower "U," Inc., and CECOSIDA. ... At a press conference held on ...

The Delano is Coming to Vegas
Fodor's Travel
Mandalay Bay has announced that it is converting its THE hotel into the Delano Las Vegas, straight out of South Beach. Come 2013, the Morgans Hotel Group, which is partnering with MGM Resorts International on the project, plans to redesign the 1100 ...

Fodor's Travel

Restaurant Report Card: Roaches found in Beany's Gourmet Cafe
Local 10
Health inspectors found roaches at Beany's Gourmet Cafe in Boca Raton. But it's not all bad news -- four Miami-Dade restaurants had perfect inspections last week. Five Guys in Miami Beach, Goodway Coffee Shop in Miami, a Panera Bread in North Miami, ...

Local 10

Primary battles send more than a dozen to Tallahassee
David Richardson, a Democrat and CPA from Miami Beach, narrowly defeated three opponents for the District 113 seat and, with no November opponent, will become the state's first openly gay member of the Legislature. The primary also signaled the end of ...

Mandarin Oriental, Miami Celebrates Asian Roots with New Art Exhibition
Elite Traveler Website
The unique exhibition is commissioned by a group of eight native Miami artists called Guild and serves as a prelude to Art Basel Miami Beach. Guests and art lovers can view the exhibit in the hotel's lobby throughout November 2012. The Guild artists ...

Elite Traveler Website

Boca Juniors defends roster choices for soccer friendly vs. Honduras
As Moscariello spoke in a room more familiarly used for Dolphins coach and quarterback postgame interviews, a new U.S. marketing strategy with Nike was being introduced at Miami Beach's Eden Roc hotel. Any South American club team desiring a big ...

OMG! Beer, Snacks, and a Movie; Dinner at the Museum
MIAMI BEACH— Food and art come together for one night at the Bass Museum on August 22 where Fratelli Lyon will have a pop-up dinner. For $65, you'll get ... SOUTH BEACH— Subway does things the SoBe way with plans for a new Subway Cafe concept.

Miami Beach elects Florida's first openly gay state legislator - Typepad
By Mary Ellen Klas
Democrat David Richardson, a CPA from Miami Beach, was elected the state's first openly gay state representative Tuesday, narrowly defeating three opponents in the open primary race. Richardson, a forensic accountant, defeated rivals ...
Naked Politics

Fit Travel: The South Beach Workout [VIDEO] - Fitness - eWallstreeter
Fit Travel: The South Beach Workout [VIDEO]. From: Men's Fitness - Sports, Fitness, Health, Nutrition, Style and Sex - 3:00pm - August 14, 2012. Squeeze in a fast but effective outdoor training session Trying to maintain your workout routine ...

Meek Mill at Fillmore Miami Beach - Miami - Slideshows
Prepping to drop his Maybach Music debut, Dreams & Nightmares, Meek Mill, a Rick Ross protege...

Play Miami Beach Race a Free Game at Fupa Games
Miami Beach Race is Racing at Miami beach is fun and exciting, specially when you surrounded by super models.... at Fupa Games.

Snatch makes a comeback on South Beach! Nightlife vet Mark ...
As much as nostalgic nightlifers would love to see the return of Liquid, some will also be elated to hear that the somewhat shortlived Snatch Rock 'n' Roll Bar ...

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