(14 posts)

Miami Questions: Can I pee in the ocean?

While we at The New Tropic care a whole lot about Miami and about the serious things affecting all of us, we’re also willing to dive into less heady topics of local curiosity. We asked for your weird questions, and it seems many of us have a particular recurring debate: Is it OK to pee in the ocean? So, we’re here to help you settle it once and for all.

Environment / August 11, 2021

Foraging for local Miami food

Miami has a surprisingly strong flora game—including, to our great batido delight, an incredible variety of tropical edibles. We caught up with the folks behind Forager: A Subjective Guide to Miami’s Edible Plants, for a look at finding local food out in the world.

Food / June 13, 2021

Dance in Miami

Dance is an art form that will fire up your brain and stir your heart– but we know it can also be intimidating. We took a look into the unique ways it activates your brain (motor neurons!), and how and where to see great dance in Miami.

Art / January 27, 2021

How the YWCA is fighting for equality

How the YWCA is getting ready for the future and fighting for equality

Civic Engagement / June 10, 2020

Members: We want to feature you!

We’re continuing a feature where we include a member profile in our newsletter and on Instagram once per week so this awesome community can get to know one another. If you’re here, it means you’re one of our members, and we’d love for you to be one of the profiles! If you’re game, answer the […]

Things to do / March 22, 2020

“I love Miami because…”

People love to hate on Miami, but there’s a lot to love too. We asked our members to share what makes them proud to rep the Magic City.

People / February 25, 2020

Miss Debbie is Miami’s happiest baker. And her key lime pies are insanely delicious.

To get the best key lime pie in South Florida, you don’t have to hit the Keys – you only have to go as far as Homestead. What used to be an unassuming building off South Dixie Highway now bursts with bright color that matches the vibrant personality of Sweet Delights Bakery owner Miss Debbie herself. […]

Food / December 28, 2016

Shakes, Scorpion Shots, and Star Fruit Wine

If you’ve been itching for scorpion shots or star fruit wine, South Dade has got you.

Drink / December 15, 2016

This is what happens when you eat miracle fruit

Homestead fave Robert is Here sells miracle fruit among all the other weird and wonderful things he sells. We explored whether they’re worth the hype.

Neighborhoods / December 13, 2016

Transit Loves the Arts Winners Announced!

The judges have spoken on whose art gets a place of honor on our buses. We’re proud to announce our five finalists (we were actually able to award five full bus wraps!) and 10 runners-up.

Things to do / September 29, 2016