(29 posts)

How social tech is powering a Keys volunteer-relief effort

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.  

Environment / September 27, 2017

The Grove before and after Irma, in photos.

Dinner Key Marina post Irma 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 just how quickly one neighborhood’s […]

Environment / September 12, 2017

After Hurricane Irma: 15 post-storm tips to help you recover safely

As Hurricane Irma moves out of our region, it will be time to get back on our feet. But the danger doesn’t end with the storm.

Environment / September 9, 2017

14 last-minute hurricane hacks to keep you safe

Here’s a quick and dirty refresher on hurricane prep that won’t be found in the official guides. Got more ingenious hacks to add to our list? Let us know.

Need to know / September 7, 2017

Miami runs on ventanitas

Ventanitas across the city dish out hot Cuban coffee, crunchy pastries, crispy croquetas, and almost anything else from a Latin joint that can be packaged to-go. What’s your usual order?

Drink / August 30, 2017

What does it take for a bookstore to survive in Miami?

We reached out to some of our favorite novel hawkers to learn how they make it happen.

Business / August 27, 2017

Florida has more than 30 Confederate monuments.

Several of them were built in just the last 15 years, but there are also efforts underway to take many of them down.

History / August 13, 2017

Is this the best baklava in Miami?

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.

Food / August 7, 2017

Miami FC: The winningest SoFla team you’ve never heard of

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. […]

Things to do / July 30, 2017

It’s mini lobster season! Here’s how you can join in

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.

Environment / July 24, 2017