Freehand Miami Hostel - Freehand Miami is a hostel created for a new generation of travelers--
". . . Freehand Miami, one of the newest lodgings in town, is in every way a hostel. But this hostel, which opened in December, has a way of turning the stereotype of scruffy backpacker hangout on its head. Freehand is the creation of New York’s Sydell Group, which owns the NoMad Hotel in Manhattan and developed the Ace hotels in New York and Palm Springs, Calif. Bathed in light, trimmed with wood and decorated with bright collages and a funny map of Miami Beach, the lobby of the 1936 building looks like an Instagram photo. The bar out back, Broken Shaker, was just named a 2013 James Beard Foundation awards semifinalist for Outstanding Bar Program. . . ." Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/04/03/3321737/upscale-hostel-creates-new-scene.html#emlnl=Business#storylink=cpy
Rihanna Celebrates 420 in Miami Beach
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After cancelling a couple of shows from her Diamonds world tour last week, Rihanna bounced back and partied at Cameo nightclub in Miami Beach, Florida on Saturday night (April 20). The "We Found Love" singer showed off her toned physique in a tiny ...
Cops sue Miami Beach--
" . . . The lawsuit also claims that Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act was violated because the officers were mailed letters and brochures that claimed that their payments would be made in a timely manner, but weren’t. Attorneys Edward Zebersky and Geoffrey Bichler are representing the plaintiffs. City Attorney Smith shot off a memo to city commissioners and administrators in response to the suit. Simply put, this lawsuit is a farce,” he wrote. Smith wrote that Florida law “clearly mandates that all claims for benefits must be made solely (through) the workers compensation system and not in a class action suit in circuit court.” The lawsuit, Smith goes on to write, “is without merit for several other reasons. At the appropriate time, the city and Johns Eastern will seek significant sanctions against the police officers involved and their attorneys.” Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/04/03/3321853/cops-sue-miami-beach-over-heart.html#storylink=cpy
Coast Guard in Fla. seizes $27M in cocaine - SFGate: "The Coast Guard in Miami says one of its cutters seized cocaine worth an estimated $27 million after stopping a fishing boat in the western Caribbean Sea. Coast Guard officials say the 2,200 pounds of cocaine will be brought ashore Friday at a Miami Beach base and transferred to the Drug Enforcement Administration."
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