Most Expensive Private Residence in Miami Beach History

Most Expensive Private Residence in Miami Beach History: Setai Penthouse ...
Miami New Times (blog)
Both the records for the most expensive sale of a private residence in Miami Beachand the most expensive condo in all of South Florida have been busted once again. Penthouse B at the Setai broke the record by selling for a cool $27 million. Its ...

Miami New Times (blog)

Seeking 'decent' restaurants on South Beach
For a lovely Indonesian experience, consider Indomania. But when in Miami, you must also experience Cuban food. Consider David's Cafe or Puerto Sagua. Other South Beach faves include Yardbird, Macchialina and Pubbelly. Send dining questions to ...

Beach Brews Beer Fest on Miami Beach Features More Than 50 Beers: Get Half ...
Miami New Times (blog)
On February 2, from 7 to 10 p.m., the Beach Brews Beer Fest will take over the Miami BeachConvention Center, bringing some of Florida's best craft and micro brewers together under one roof. The event features over 50 different beers, food, music by DJ ...

SL Miami at the James Royal Palm Hotel Adding to South Beach's Intimate ...
Miami New Times (blog)
SL Miami, the South Beach outpost of the Meatpacking District lounge of the same name, is bring its high-end nightlife experience to the James Royal Palm Hotel, which opened in November. "The way that it's set up is that you have dinner [at Catch], you ...

Miami New Times (blog)

Ladies of Manure: Calendar girls get down and dirty for charity
If this hot chick doesn't mind smearing fish poop all over her, maybe it's not that bad,” said Lanette Sobel, who started the Fertile Earth Foundation, the South Beach-based nonprofit organization behind the calendar. “It's a resource; it's not waste ...

French Model Nabilla Benattia Films TV Scene On Miami Beach [Photos]
The Inquisitr
French model and reality star Nabilla Benattia took to a Miami beach with some friends this week to film scenes for her upcoming reality TV show. The reality TV series, Les Anges De La Tele Realite, is heading into its fifth season. The show is hosted ...

The Inquisitr

Artsy turtle sculptures make home in Surfside
Aware of the outright destruction of some of the Pink Snails three years ago in Miami Beach after an Art Basel exhibition and the defacing of other public art projects, Surfside will take some steps to limit vandalism. “They're in highly visible places ...

Driven: 2013 Lincoln MKZ
Automobile Magazine
Both Miami Beach and Lincoln embraced the modern design zeitgeist, Miami Beach with its many Art Deco buildings and Lincoln with its streamlined Zephyr followed by its instant-classic Continental. In the decades that followed, however, both Miami Beach ...

What's hot and healthy in Miami Beach right now | Well+Good NYC
By Amy
Having fantasies of escaping the cold for Miami's Beach? Us, too! Here are ... The Spa at the James Royal Palm Hotel Buckley's a big fan of Dr. Oz Garcia, who's the wellness director of tThe Spa at the James Royal Palm Hotel in South Beach.
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Miami Beach, Florida, 10-Day Vegan Fusion Culinary Immersion ...
By Mark Reinfeld
We are excited to announce the first 10-day Vegan Fusion Culinary Immersion on the East Coast. The event will take place in Miami Beach, Florida from October.

Attorney announces candidacy for Miami Beach Commission ...
Criminal defense attorney Michael Grieco of The Grieco Law Center announced his ...

Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan in Miami Beach -
Cesar Millan, longtime host of Nat Geo's hit TV show The Dog Whisperer, brings his tour to the Fillmore Miami Beach on June 14. Tickets go on sale Friday, Jan.

Miami Beach health center blames audit firms for $7 million rip-off
The Miami Beach Community Health Center, one of the state's oldest public health centers, has sued two auditing firms that, administrators say, failed to detect the theft of nearly $7 million by the agency's former chief executive officer. The ...

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DecoBikes could be expanding

Ride-on: DecoBikes could be expanding from Miami Beach into Miami
When bike-sharing program DecoBike made its Miami Beach debut in early 2011, the concept was novel and the skeptics numerous. An eye-opening 1.8 million rides later, its blue-and-silver bikes and solar-powered kiosks are part of the seaside city's ...

Surfrider Foundation Miami Launches Valentine's Day LOVE MY BEACH ...
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“As defenders of the beach, we are appalled at the littering, lack of respect, and general apathy toward Miami's beach environment,” lamented Surfrider Chairman, Scott Stripling. “As surfers, we travel to beaches throughout Florida, the US and the ...

Miami Beach tightens disbarment rules
Companies that are in trouble with the law will have a harder time doing business with the City ofMiami Beach. Commissioners on Wednesday gave final approval to new rules that allow the city to ban contractors from getting any municipal work. The city ...

A Fight Over Historic Preservation Brews in Art Deco Country
New York Times
Published: January 15, 2013. MIAMI BEACH — When South Beach was little more than a forlorn chunk of beachfront property, preservationists clung to the idea that the faded, often derelict pastel buildings lining the streets were too precious to knock down.

New York Times

Alex Rodriguez pulls Miami Beach house off the market
As he gets ready for Wednesday's two-hour surgery to repair his ailing left hip, New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez took his $38 million mansion in Miami Beachoff the real estate market, Gossip Extra has confirmed. The baseball star wants to ...

Penthouse Sells for $27 Million, Setting Record for Miami Beach
Wall Street Journal (blog)
The penthouse is located atop the Setai Resort and Residences, an oceanfront complex in South Beach built in 2004. Spanning the entire 40th floor, the home has four bedrooms, six bathrooms and floor-to-ceiling windows that offer views from all sides.

Wall Street Journal (blog)

Pritzker's Geolo, group pay $100M for Miami hotel
John Pritzker's Geolo Capital and partners have purchased a Miami Beach apartment complex with plans to convert it into the largest boutique hotel operated by Mr. Pritzker's Commune Hotels & Resorts. The Geolo-led group last month paid $100 million to ...

Peter Miller Hotel Ghost Sign in Miami Beach | Visualingual
By visualingual
In posh and densely developed Miami Beach, it's odd to encounter a lovely-looking hotel building that sits vacant. The former Peter Miller Hotel is located at 1900 Collins Ave. How cool is this Art Deco corner building? The sign above …

John Pritzker's Commune Hotels to Convert Miami Beach ...
John Pritzker's Geolo Capital and partners have purchased a Miami Beach apartment complex with plans to convert it into a boutique hotel operated by .  ..

Share your ideas for new Miami Beach convention center at workshops
South Beach ACE, led Tishman Hotel and Realty, the company behind the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin; local developer Robert Wennett, who helped revitalize Coral Gables' Miracle Mile and built the 1111 building on Lincoln Road; and the famous ...

Prices for Miami Beach luxury condos soar to records
It was a record price for a Miami Beach bayside condo. “The luxury market is on fire in South Beach — especially the South of Fifth neighborhood,” said Dora Puig, principal of PuigWerner Real Estate Services, who was the listing broker for the Icon unit.

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Miami Beach Preservationists Push to Protect Home

Miami Beach Preservationists Push to Protect Home - ". . . Their campaign to preserve the area’s fanciful Art Deco buildings ushered in one of the country’s most successful urban revivals. Years later, South Beach is still a juggernaut. Preservationists are now pushing hard to bolster historic preservation laws, a move that has ruffled wealthy property owners (and potential buyers) and stepped up pressure on local commissioners who are reluctant to wade into the politically precarious battle. “We have reached a tipping . . . "

South Beach 'B-Girl' scammer gets 3 years in a Florida prison
Bradenton Herald
By CURT ANDERSON — AP Legal Affairs Writer. MIAMI -- A Russian mobster was sentenced Friday to a relatively lenient three years in federal prison after admitting he ran a South Beach scam that used so-called "B-Girls" to lure wealthy tourists into ...

Overtown Music Project to hold fundraiser at Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Back in the days of segregation, black artists who played luxe Miami Beach hotels had to cross the bay to spend the night in Overtown. From 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Ave., will be the site of a celebration of ...

EYE ON MIAMI: Why Did The Miami Beach Commission Renew City ...
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Jose Smith the Miami Beach City Attorney, has been left unscathed by all the mayhem at Miami Beach City hall. Mr. Smith reports directly to the Commissioners. He worked alongside the former city manager George Gonzalez since 2006 and ...

Miami Beach Memorial Day Weekend 2013: Prepare For More Traffic Loops, DUI Stops, and License Plate Scans - Miami - News - Riptide 2.0: ""My concerns are the same they've been with the last ten Urban Beach Weekends," said Herb Sosa, head of the Unity Coalition. "I applaud the Beach for trying to come up with ideas, but I still don't see any evidence they can handle this kind of a mass of people." But things went pretty smoothly last year -- other than "Miami Zombie" Rudy Eugene eating someone's face, of course -- and Martinez feels like his plan and department were both vindicated."

Canadian sisters accuse Miami Beach officers of assault, humiliation - " . . . The sisters and a group of guys they met were sitting on some stairs outside the hotel when the officers approached them. They said said they were asked for identification and cooperated with police. However, the sisters allege things when downhill when Angelina asked why she was in trouble and one of the officers told her to "Sit the f___ down, b____." "For no reason he swore at me," Angelina said. She said the officer proceeded to push her against a brick wall and flip her over before cuffing her and dragging her into a police cruiser. The two sisters are charged with resisting arrest without violence. Michele also faces charges of disorderly intoxication and criminal mischief. The police report said the sisters "became irate" when advised they were being arrested and were "screaming and yelling" at the arresting officers. Other Stories-- Miami cops linked to sports bookies Miami-Dade jails found to abuse prisoners Miami mayor seeks federal probe of police ACLU, NAACP press probe of shooting deaths Read more:

South Beach best for people-watching

South Beach best for people-watching, survey says (registration)
A new survey confirms it: South Beach is the best beach for getting an eyeful. The Travel + Leisure 2013 Best Beaches survey ranks South Beach as the number one destination for people-watching, followed by Venice Beach in Los Angeles and Ipanema ... (registration)

Visit Miami's South Beach for the art deco, but stay for the food
Be sure to pack your most ample stretchy-pants for our South Beach walking food tour. This guided historical walk will take your through some of the best hidden restaurants that Miami has to offer. The tour reflects the city by showcasing some of the ...

Six Best Club Parties on South Beach January 10 to 12
Miami New Times
... January 11, 11 p.m., Story Nightclub, 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-479-4426; Tickets cost $30 to $40 plus fees via Ages 21 and up. If you're new to EDM, go get an education with Porter Robinson on South Beach.

Ellie Goulding at Fillmore Miami Beach January 16
Miami New Times
And she's hitting the stage at the Fillmore Miami Beach this Wednesday. But what do you really know about her anyway? Sure, you know all the lyrics to her hit song "Lights." Well, you know the chorus. You know she's British. You know she had a love ...

Animal Sacrifice Reaches South Beach
The posh Miami neighborhood of South Beach gets a lot of visitors every day, from European supermodels to tourists gawking at the area's splendid Art Deco architecture. But other, less welcome visitors have found their way to South Beach's sun-splashed ...

Source Events to produce fourth annual Miami Beach Gay Pride cruise aboard ... (blog) (registration)
Miami Beach – January 8, 2013 -- From Ocean Drive to the ocean waves, Miami Beach Gay Pride 2013 is setting sail once again with Source Events for the “Miami Beach Pride Cruise” immediately following all the Miami Beach Gay Pride festivities. The Pride ...

Reader Mail: Miami Beach Corruption Is Sickening
Miami New Times
Zero-sum game: You've devoted a whole piece to the business conflicts of airboat captains in the Everglades ("Sawgrass Skirmish," Jon Tayler, January 3), but do you expect everyone to just lie down, disappear, and not compete? Maybe there isn't enough ...

Hot temps, hotter prices in South Beach
Hot temps, sky-high prices and lots of Fighting Irish spirit filled the South Beach area of Miami, according to Northwest Indiana residents, including Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr., who were fortunate enough to get tickets for the game of the ...

Sofia Vergara's South Beach Story: Chris Paciello's a . . . (blog) (registration)
Sofia Vergara's South Beach Story: Chris Paciello's a . . . . EpzFG.Em.56 Things may be back to normal for Modern Family bombshell Sofia Vergara and her Delray Beach-based fiance Nick Loeb, but Vergara isn't too thrilled with her former flame ...

Wilmer Valderrama Strolls Miami Beach Shirtless, Subject Of Twitter Drama For ...
Socialite Life
32-year-old Wilmer Valderrama still exists apparently and has been spotted a few times in the past few months shirtless. Even though he hasn't been on the radar, he still manages to keep up a decent looking bod and has developed a lasting friendship ...

Who's Playing Dirk Diggler At The Fontainebleau?
HotelChatter (blog)
Where: 4441 Collins Ave [map], Miami Beach, FL, United States, 33140. January 7, 2013 at 6:51 PM | by Chanize | Comments (0). Every so often we highlight a post, photo, or review from one of our readers that we feel should be shared with the rest of you.
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Toronto Sisters Say Miami Beach Cops Called Them "Dirty Canadians ...
Miami New Times
During the darkest months of winter, half of Canada flees to South Florida. So you'd think police would have some respect for the maple-syrup-guzzling visitors who fuel the local economy through spring break. That's not what one pair of sisters from ...

ProjectLIMB's Re-Vision: Two Dancers' Love Story Transforms South Beach
Miami New Times (blog)
Dancers Gabriel Forestieri and Marla Phelan of ProjectLIMB fall into the latter category, and they'll be showing Miami Beach how to make a more expressive use of space when they perform their al fresco Re-Vision at Lummus Park Thursday, Friday, and ...

Video: Toronto sisters allege abuse by Miami Beach police
Vancouver Sun
Two Canadian women have accused police in Miami Beach of roughing them up and insulting them. Two Canadian women have accused police in Miami Beach of roughing them up and insulting them. © Copyright (c) The Vancouver Sun. E-mail this Article ...

Wilmer Valderrama: Shirtless in Miami Beach! | Shirtless ... - Just Jared
By Just Jared
Wilmer Valderrama: Shirtless in Miami Beach! ... Wilmer Valderrama goes shirtless while chatting on his phone during a sunny afternoon at the beach on Monday (January 7) in Miami Beach, Fla. The 32-year-old That '70s Show actor is in ...
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Blog Archive » WiDirect Implemented in Miami Beach WIFI
By kate
WiDirect Implemented in Miami Beach WIFI. ANNAPOLIS MD, January 8, 2013 –In September 2012, AllCity Wireless' WiDirect was installed in the public WIFI internet access system for the visitors and residents of the City of Miami Beach, FL.
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Iconic Properties | South Beach |
By AlexanderB
Miami Beach-based boutique brokerage Iconic Properties closed more than $20 million in sales in 2012, the company announced today. Many of those sales have come at the Icon South Beachcondominium, where Iconic Properties has sold ...
The Real Deal Miami

Meeting to discuss mobility on Miami Beach | Transit Miami
By Felipe Azenha
Meeting to discuss mobility on Miami Beach. ... If you are a resident of Miami Beach and are tired of celebrating the ground breaking of new parking garages, please attend this meeting. Miami Beachneeds mobility options, not more parking ...
Transit Miami

Animal Sacrifice Reaches South Beach -
By Zionica
But other, less welcome visitors have found their way to South Beach's sun-splashed shores — the mutilated bodies of animals killed in what some believe was a Santeria ritual sacrifice, reports NBC News. Early this morning, the butchered ...
Decapitated goat, chickens wash up on Miami beach | Fox News
... was likely sacrificed in a religious ritual have washed up on a Miami beach. ... of South Beachthat was roped off for visiting Alabama and Notre Dame fans.

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Lincoln Road attracts fashion retailers

New York real estate investor expands Lincoln Road presence - 01/03/2013 | " . . . Thor sees opportunity to attract fashion retailers looking to enter the market. Lincoln has recently seen an influx of international retailers like H&M, Forever 21 and Lacoste. Joe Sitt, chairman and chief executive of Thor Equities, was one of the first institutional investors to see Lincoln Road’s potential when he started buying property more than five years ago. At the time Sitt says other institutional investors “laughed” because they thought the market was too much of a party town. Sitt has been outbid by some of those same investors on other recent attempts to purchase property on Lincoln. “Lincoln Road is the hottest retail street in all of Miami and is among the busiest corridors in the world,” Sitt said. . . . Read more here:

EDENS acquires Fifth & Alton retail center in South Beach - South Florida Business Journal: "The price of the deal wasn’t disclosed in a press release and has yet to appear in county records. However, EDENS said it has spent nearly $300 million acquiring properties in the Miami area in the past 24 months. EDENS’s previous purchases in South Florida were mapped out in the Business Journal in May. Tenants in the 180,000-square-foot center on Alton Road include Publix, Best Buy, Staples, TJ Maxx, Ross Dress for Less, Vitamin Shoppe, Petco, Brooklyn Water Bagel and TotalBank."

Meatless Miami: MAOZ Miami Beach: "Vegetarian-friendly: 100% Vegan-friendly: Yes We've already posted that there is a MAOZ in Boca but we're so excited because now there's one right on South Beach!  It's on Washington just across from the Fillmore so here's hoping they stay open late(r) for post-concert munchies. The premise of this Amsterdam-originated chain is simple: they serve up crispy falafel, either in a sandwich or on a salad.  You can start with "premium" add-ons (avocado, feta, hard-boiled egg), and/or just deck it out at the Salad bar, which has everything from roasted veggies to tabbouleh, salsa and sauces."

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3 ways to show your kids the magic of Miami

Three ways to show your kids the magic of Miami | Fox News: "The Miami Children’s Museum is undoubtedly one of the most innovative and interesting children’s museums in America. The four elements of the museum’s motto -- “play, learn, imagine, create” -- are present throughout each of its 14 different galleries. Interactive exhibits allow kids to discover a diverse range of subjects . . . . Jungle Island - Located just across the causeway from the Children’s Museum is a very different, yet equally enthralling attraction. . . . a 19-acre, open-air sanctuary filled with exotic animals, birds, reptiles and fish . . . Kids and animal lovers are well catered for with several theaters, a petting zoo, aviaries and jungle trails. The park also features several daily shows performed by some of its most colorful inhabitants, including ferocious tigers, exotic birds and more. The serpentarium houses some fascinating reptiles, including the largest crocodile west of Asia. Other star attractions include America’s only African penguins and an enormous liger – a big cat that’s half-lion and half-tiger. Everglades National Park . . . "

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Where To Eat In South Beach

Where To Eat In South Beach Now (And Eat Really Well)
I once asked a perceptive, professional observer of Miami's South Beach restaurant scene why the restaurants there were often so mediocre, generally emphasizing flash over substance—I had just walked out of a place in which extravagant presentations ...


There are plenty of free things to do in Miami
Duluth News Tribune
Even if you can't afford to stay in luxury hotels with ocean views or you're not trendy enough to get into the beachfront clubs, the sand and turquoise waters of South Beach are free, accessible and popular with visitors along Ocean Drive from about ...

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True Cost of Miami Beach City Hall Corruption

South Beach's Corrupt Projects: From Bathrooms to Frozen Yogurt Stand - Miami - News - Riptide 2.0: "When Gus Lopez was arrested in October on 63 charges ranging from money laundering to bribery, even the most jaded Miami Beach residents were amazed at the extent of his alleged corruption. For five years, the city's procurement director had run a contract racket out of his office at city hall, prosecutors say. Lopez connived to award multimillion-dollar contracts to friends, who then funneled more than $600,000 to him, his model wife, and accomplice Pierre Landrin Jr. The scam was splashed all over the papers. But little has been written about the lasting consequences of Lopez's corruption. His scheme not only cost Miami Beach taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars but also saddled the city with shoddy public works projects -- many of which are over budget or years overdue. . . . " 

All of which begs the question--who was in charge of supervising Gus Lopez?

Sisters accuse Miami Beach police of abuse

Sisters accuse Miami Beach police of abuse
9 (UPI) -- Two sisters from Toronto have filed a formal complaint alleging they were assaulted and humiliated by Miami Beach police officers on Dec. 23. Mastrangelo sisters Michele, 20, and Angelina, 24, said two police officers called them "dirty ...

Argentine currency controls have ripple effect in South Florida (registration)
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- Maxi Gonzalez and his family settled into a dinner of sirloin strip steaks and salads at the Maya Tapas and Grill along Miami Beach's famed Lincoln Road. It was the first night of their weeklong vacation from Argentina, and at a ...

Miami Beach to select convention center developer by summer
South Florida Business Journal
The two groups vying for a chance to expand and redevelop the Miami Beach Convention Center will be providing the public with a preliminary master plan by the end of February and should have the whole thing done by May. The most important meeting is ...

Miami Beach pension fund wins shareholder suit over currency derivatives
Pensions & Investments
Fibria Celulose agreed to pay shareholders $37.5 million to settle a lawsuit brought by the City ofMiami Beach (Fla.) Pension Fund for Firefighters and Police Officers over $2.13 billion of currency-derivative losses in 2008, according to a court filing.

Alexandra Burke has fun in the sun on luxury Miami beach break
The Sun
ALEXANDRA Burke shows off her winning smile as she frolics in the sea during a relaxing break with friends. The 24-year-old singer has been enjoying a break in Miami with her friends since New Year's Eve and made the most of her last day in the ...

The Sun

Exclusive Fodor's Deal: Last-Minute South Beach Getaway | Travel ...
From slipping resolutions to post-holiday penny pinching, January can feel like a drag. Not here at Fodor's: we scored you an exclusive deal to skip down to ...

Posh South Beach Hostel | South Beach Group | Miami, Fl | Boutique ...
South Beach Hotels Group welcomes you to the official website for Catalina, ... Metropole and Shelley hotels located in the center Miami Beach's hip South Beach.

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Headless goat and roosters remains cause stir in Miami's affluent South Beach (video)

Remains of headless goat, roosters cause stir in Miami's affluent South Beach - U.S. News: " . . . It was unclear whether the dead animals had anything to do with Santeria, an Afro-Caribbean religion that became popular in Cuba and was brought to Florida with immigrants. Its rituals at times includes animal sacrifices. But Richard Couto, an animal activist and investigator with the nonprofit Animal Recovery Mission, said that he suspected the animals were religious sacrifices, something he said he sees all the time across South Florida. . . . "

Walk and learn in historic Miami Beach
Fort Worth Star Telegram
Miami Beach is recognized by the National Register of Historic Places for having the largest concentration of 1920s and 1930s resort architecture in the U.S. The 800 buildings are known for their Mediterranean and art deco styles. Walking tours cost $20-$30, but many of the buildings are easily recognized. National Geographic offers detailed notes for a self-guided tour, mostly along Ocean Drive between Fifth and 17th streets ( Or go people-watching along Lincoln Road (

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[Walkable City] - C-SPAN Video Library: "Jeff Speck, a city planner and former director of design at the National Endowment for the Arts, talks about his book, Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time, in which he argues that urban centers should be designed to better suit pedestrians than automobiles. The author focuses on small to mid-sized cities, such as Providence, Rhode Island, which according to the author, if redesigned to be more walkable, would improve the standard of living. Jeff Speck spoke at Powell’s Books in Portland, Oregon."

South Beach BankUnited branch building sold for $8M
South Florida Business Journal
“The asset's superior location, quality re-build and strong regional tenant were the driving factors that led to a sale at this level. On a national level, cap rates have been compressing over the last 12 months and Miami Beach is in a market of its ...

Rosie O'Donnell Slashes Price on 'Ganja Church' Home in Miami Beach (House of the Day) | AOL Real Estate: ". . . . the former headquarters of the Ethiopian Zion Coptic Church (a purported marijuana cartel that claimed to be its own religion in the 1970s). Not that you can tell. The mansion in the Star Island neighborhood of Miami Beach, Fla., has been completely remodeled since its glory days, now looking every inch the celebrity pad that it is: marble floors spanning 11,000 square feet, soaring wood-paneled ceilings, an aquarium, a spiral staircase, a beige stucco finish and lush landscaping. The actress and former talk show host has just dropped the home's price to $17.5 million -- from the $19.5 million it listed for when it first hit the market in May 2012. . . . "

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The Fontainebleau Is Miami Beach

The Fontainebleau Is A Piece Of South Beach History
Chad Petri stops by this historic and trendy hotel to catch a glimpse of the players and the nightlife.

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Spanish company to study Bay Link alternative

Miami Beach may hire Spanish company to study Bay Link alternative (registration)
Nearly a decade after a project to connect Miami Beach and the mainland by light-rail fizzled, city leaders may hire a state-owned Spanish railway company to study a new option to link the tourist hub of South Beach to Miami. Miami Beach public works ... (registration)

Miami: 5 free things to do while you are here
Stamford Advocate
7, 2008 file photo, Art deco designed buildings line Collins Avenue in Miami Beach, Fla. Modern daySouth Beach is still a vibrant monument to the art deco designs of the late 1920's and 30's. Walking around Ocean Drive and nearby streets to view the ...

Video: Atlantans at Art Basel Miami Beach 2012 | BURNAWAY
By Jeremy Abernathy
... Sandy Hooper's video produced in collaboration with Susannah Darrow and Laura Hennighausen. For more interviews from this year's Art Basel Miami Beach, please check our Vimeo page where you can find: 1. Sold: Art Miami Buys Aqua ...

Miami Beach : Eater Miami
As is the tradition at Eater, our closeout of the year is a survey of friends, industry types, bloggers, and readers. We've already covered Best Standbys & 2012 in ...

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Best Hotel Opening of 2012: SLS South Beach

Best Hotel Opening of 2012: SLS South Beach || HotelChatter: "If you've been following the ups and downs of the Miami hotel scene this year, you already know that the opening of SLS South Beach was a big deal. Beachfront property on a prime stretch of Collins Ave, dazzling Philippe Starck design (with a little help from Lenny Kravitz), and, of course, those absurd 750lb silver ducks."

Former Miami Beach resident may be next Israeli ambassador to US (registration)
Ron Dermer, a top adviser to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and who has family ties to two former Miami Beach mayors, may soon become the next Israeli ambassador to the United States, according to reports in an Israeli newspaper. The daily ... (registration)

Miami to Miami Beach light rail under discussion again
South Florida Business Journal (blog)
Miami Beach public works officials have had very preliminary talks with Spain's FEVE, which stands for Ferrocarriles de Via Estrecha (narrow gauge railway) about building a light rail system. FEVE operates most of Spain's 777 miles of one-meter gauge ...

South Beach Med Spa Offering Post Party IV Cure; 'Best Thing You Can Possibly ...
Miami New Times (blog)
But according to the docs at South Beach's Reviv, their "Ultravive" vitamin cocktail (so to speak) will cure even the worst morning-after agony. Read also: Top Five Hangover Cures in South Beach · Bytox Hangover Patch Doctor: I Drank 12 Shots of ...

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Santa Hits Up Surfside (registration)
... Beach's Hebrew Academy celebrates the holidays. High school students in the JUMP Project at the Hebrew Academy in Miami Beach spent Christmas hosting Israel Awareness Day to help educate the community about what is going on in Israel today.

'Bibi's Brain' and former Miami Beach mayor's brother, Ron Dermer ...
By Marc Caputo
via @MarcACaputo Ron Dermer, a conservative Florida-born Republican and brother of Miami Beach'sformer mayor David Dermer, is slated to be Israel's next ambassador to the United States, according to Israeli news reports. Dermer was ...
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Luke Evans: Shirtless On Miami Beach! - Just Jared
By Just Jared
Luke Evans: Shirtless On Miami Beach! ... Luke Evans shows off his ripped shirtless body while going for a walk on the beach on Thursday (December 27) in Miami Beach, Fla. The 33-year-old Welsh actor made his way back to his car after ...
Just Jared

Nicole Minetti Bikini Pictures Sweat Up South Beach
By Bill Swift
You may recall Nicole Minetti is the Italian showgirl caught up in the Prime Minister Berlusconi sex romp scandal, which turned into her become a council member from Northern Italy, then when Berlusconi asked her to drop out of politics, she ...
Egotastic! The Sexy Side Of Celebrity...

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Lure Fishbar to Open at Loews Miami Beach Hotel

Lure Fishbar to Open at Loews Miami Beach Hotel - Miami - Restaurants and Dining - Short Order: "Miami Beach is getting a new place for serious seafood when Lure Fishbar docks at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel. The restaurant is set to open in the former Emeril's space in the fall of 2013. This is the second Lure Fishbar to open. The New York City flagship garners consistent high marks for its creative seafood dishes in a yacht-like setting. . . expect to see an ocean's worth of fresh seafood with most entrees mid-priced, as well as raw shellfish and sushi. Confirmed carnivores might want to note that Lure's burger won the People's Choice award at the New York Wine & Food festival's 2009 Burger Bash. The restaurant is a partnership between Lure's Josh Pickard, John McDonald and executive chef Josh Capon and hotelier Jonathan Tisch, chairman and CEO of Loews Hotels. Chef Capon will act as executive chef of the Miami Lure when it opens. . . "

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