Mario Alejandro Ariza is a Dominican immigrant who grew up in Miami. A Michener Fellow in poetry at the University of Miami’s Master in Fine Arts program, he is currently working on a nonfiction book about South Florida and Sea Level Rise. On a day with a good swell and northeasterly breezes, you’ll find him surfing on South Beach (yes, there’s actually surfing Miami.)
Volunteers from as far as Portland and as near as Summerland Key have come to help in Irma’s aftermath. They’re fueled by a combination of the zeal to do good, adrenaline addictions and a desire to help their neighbors get back on their feet. And they’re part of an impressive civilian relief effort that has benefitted from new technology and social media platforms.
Dinner Key Marina post Irma (📸: Ariel Zirulnick/The New Tropic) Hurricane Irma has come and gone, and the 305 is now in rebuild mode. Folks are out on the street wondering what exactly happened in their neighborhood. Here are a few before and after-Irma snapshots of Coconut Grove to help you wrap your head around […]
Ali Aziz, the owner of Middle East Best Food, makes seven different kinds of baklava. The crunchy, flaky, nut-filled pastries are drizzled with honey and give off an intoxicatingly bright, floral aroma when you take a bite.
The Miami FC celebrates a win over Orlando City. Miami FC “That’s some Miami quality rain,” said Jonathan Duckworth, a local Miami soccer fan. He and a few hundred other stranded Miami Football Club acolytes were huddled under the awnings of FIU’s Ricardo Silva Stadium as sheets of water fell around them. It was dark. […]
For two precious days anyone lucky enough to con their boss into letting them off work can head out into the blue-green waters of Biscayne Bay and dive for their catch limit of spiny lobster. Want to participate in this state sanctioned crustacean carnage? We got you covered. Here’s what you need, and what you need to know.