Argentines Turn Cash Into Condos in Miami

Argentines Turn Cash Into Condos in Miami - "Economic and political uncertainty around the globe are benefitting real estate in the United States, especially in Miami and New York, the two “safe haven” American cities foreign investors usually look to first. South Florida’s real estate market is certainly no stranger to capital flight from Latin America. But the velocity at which some Argentines are investing in Miami real estate has shocked some brokers here. “The desperation of the Argentine people has taken over and they are actually market leaders here now,” Ms. Sanchez said. “Any project today in Miami is probably being sold 50 percent to the Argentines.”"
London-based Architect Reveals Cutting-Edge Collins Park Garage Design
PR Web (press release)
The Miami Beach Condo Journal's South Beach Design of the Week is the stylish new design released for an $18.5-million parking garage planned for South Beach. According to the Miami Herald, the parking garage, designed by London-based Zaha Hadid ...

New Miami Beach bakery has heart
Sun-Sentinel (blog)
As if Heath Bar fudge-filled eclairs and Dutch salty caramel apple pie weren't enough, a new South Beach bakery called Lee & Marie's Cakery (Continuum Building, 40 South Pointe Dr., Miami Beach, 305-672-5167, has an even sweeter ...

South Pointe Pier Slated For Renovation (VIDEO)
Huffington Post
Rendering Miami Beach South Beach Pier. City officials in Miami Beach have finally awarded a contract to renovate and extend the South Pointe Pier, a move that will restore the fading South Beach fishing location. The current pier adjoining the jetty ...

Tony Goldman, SoHo Pioneer, Dies at 68
New York Times
Published: September 15, 2012. Tony Goldman, whose investor's eye for spotting battered neighborhoods prime for rejuvenation led him to help revive SoHo in Manhattan in the 1970s and South Beach in Florida in the '80s, died on Tuesday in Manhattan. He ...

New York Times

Miami Beach mayor's trip to Switzerland draws ethics complaint — again (registration)
Miami Beach's mayor and city manager took part in an annual tradition this summer by flying to Switzerland as part of a city-sponsored Art Basel delegation. In what is becoming a new tradition, the Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics and Public Trust has ...

Mighty Quinn: Sept. 16
New York Daily News
NEWS ITEM — Police in Miami Beach say a man broke into a car, stole a credit card and then tried to use it to buy a beer — from the bartender the card belonged to. The case was cracked when 53-year-old David Weber handed the card to the bartender who...

New York Daily News

Sure, sir, I'll serve you andndash; up to the cops
Boston Herald
A man broke into a car in a parking garage in Miami Beach, Fla., and stole the owner's credit card. He then went to a local bar and gave it to the bartender to buy drinks with it. He was then frostily informed that the card he stole belongs to the ...

Palm Beach County is 'perfect storm' of human trafficking
In Miami-Dade, Pino said Israeli and Russian criminal groups traffic high-end prostitutes in South Beach. Then there are the brothels in suburban homes, he said, where Mexican women and girls are forced into prostitution and sold to make money for the ...

New Miami Residential Tower Gets New Developer, and New Format (press release)
The Miami Beach Condo Journal released its Real Estate Story of the Week after an announcement last week by Commercial Property Executive that a new luxury high-rise in Miami had changed developers, and would switch from a luxury condo building to a ...

(Miami, FL) - Grove at Grand Bay
World Property Channel
Raymond Jungles, the landscape architect who designed the grounds at Lincoln Road in Miami Beach and the New World Symphony's rooftop garden, will produce the outdoor spaces, including terraces, pools and walking paths. Rounding out the group is...

World Property Channel

Charge your cell phone for Rosh Hashana
It's a Miami Beach High Holidays service for an anticipated 250 to 300 young folk where (gasp!) they are asked to text the rabbi at various times throughout the Rosh Hashana evening service. “High school kids are never told to take out their cell ...

Give sauvignon blanc its due
Buffalo News
At Joe's Stone Crab restaurant in South Miami Beach, with a plate of his giant claws and his famous secret-recipe mustard sauce. Perfection. . At the Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden annual worldwide mango festival in Miami with a tart green-mango ...

Mike Miller's real estate troubles (registration)
Miami-Dade County docs, meanwhile, show the 67-year-old Riley recently homesteaded a 6,200-square-foot penthouse at Apogee — a hyper-luxurious 22-floor building on the southern tip of Miami Beach. Riley and his wife Chris plunked down $11.75 ... (registration)

Pizza Rustica Expands to the Middle East (press release)
Miami Beach based Pizza Rustica, which serves fresh, top quality pizza, along with healthy salads and panini sandwiches, has signed an agreement with Kuwait International Franchise Company “KIFCO” to open Pizza Rustica units in the Middle East. “We are ...

Chris Isaak Performs at Fillmore Miami Beach | I Need My Fix
By Anne
We have photos of Chris Isaak performing last night (September 14, 2012) at Fillmore Miami Beach.
I Need My Fix

Miami Beach Timelapse (1080p) on Vimeo
I was in Miami Beach, for the FileMaker Developer Conference 2012 and made this little ...

Dynamics Beauty Expo At The Miami Beach Convention Center ...
Dynamics Beauty Expo will take place at the Miami Beach Convention Center on September 15, 16 & 17th, 2012. It will feature the industry's finest in South ...

La Virgen de la Caridad Anniversary Celebrated in Miami - " . . . A replica of the statue, 16 inches tall, had been smuggled out of the island that day by a refugee with political asylum papers. It had boarded the plane with him in a blue carry-on case, after first bouncing from a carpenter’s workshop to a private Havana house to the Italian Embassy to the Panamanian Embassy and finally to the stadium.“She is an exile, like us,” said Regina Guttiérez, a retired schoolteacher who left Cuba for Miami in 1970 and attended the festivities. “Our prayers to her from here were always about freedom.” The Virgin’s official residence is her shrine in Miami, completed in 1973 on church-donated land on the bay with the coins and dollars of new Cuban arrivals. Auxiliary bishop Agustín Román, the community’s spiritual leader who died this year, would haul “huge sacks of pennies” to the bank, said Julio Estorino, a journalist and longtime church volunteer. “Back then it was just us,” he said. “We washed dishes. The first hour every day we were paid, we donated to build La Ermita.” It has been more than 400 years since an image of the Virgin Mary is said to have first appeared to three Cuban farmers caught in a three-day maelstrom on the Bay of Nipe off Cuba. The men prayed for calm and, just after the storm cleared, something bobbed their way. It was a figure of the Virgin Mary, bone dry, atop a board, with a sign that proclaimed, “Yo Soy La Virgen de la Caridad” — “I am the Virgin of Charity.” On her right arm, she carried Jesus; in her left hand, she clutched a gold cross. The men brought her back to Cuba, where a shrine, now a national sanctuary, was built for her in El Cobre in Santiago de Cuba, an area abundant with cobre, or copper.


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