History

Lost Restaurants of Greater Miami: Part I

By Seth H. Bramson, Barry University Adjunct Professor of History and Historian in Residence, Florida East Coast Railway Company Historian, and author of more than 30 books on Florida history. When Arcadia and The History Press asked me to write the book as part of their “Lost Restaurants” series, I was limited to 120 images, […]

/ August 3, 2022


Big history of Little Haiti

To know Little Haiti, you need to look further than Miami. From a group of slaves overthrowing their masters to form a new country, to community leaders coming together to form a new neighborhood, Little Haiti’s roots stretch way back.

/ May 15, 2022


Celebrate Kwanzaa — South Florida-style — at The Spady

This content is sponsored by the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum in Delray Beach.  No, Kwanzaa is not a Black Christmas. And even though there are candles involved, it’s not a Black Chanukah either.  Kwanzaa is a week-long, annual celebration held in the United States and other nations of the African diaspora to honor African heritage and […]

/ December 15, 2021


Miami Dade College’s Fermin Vazquez shares how the school changed his life and empowers students

Today is the last installment of The New Tropic’s #ThrowbackThursday series spotlighting Miami Dade College. Today we’re throwing it back to just a few days ago for I AM MDC Day, which took place this past Monday. Every year on September 6, the college commemorates its opening in 1960 and invites Miamians to make a […]

/ September 8, 2021


“Being part of the first class is always a source of pride”: One of Miami Dade College’s original graduates shares how the school put him on the path to success 

The New Tropic is continuing its ongoing series looking back at the history of Miami Dade College. These flashes from the past are all leading up to I AM MDC Day: Every year on September 6, the college commemorates its opening in 1960 and invites Miamians to make a financial donation to an institution that’s […]

/ August 25, 2021


Brush up on 5 fascinating facts from Miami Dade College’s rich history

The New Tropic is continuing its #TBT series celebrating the history of Miami Dade College. As we noted last week, this trip through the school’s past and contributions to the community is all leading up to I AM MDC Day: Every year on September 6, the college commemorates its opening in 1960 and invites Miamians […]

/ August 18, 2021


“Everyone who lives in South Florida has been touched in some way by the college”: A chat with Rene Ramos on Miami Dade College’s history and impact

The New Tropic is turning back the clock with Miami Dade College to celebrate I AM MDC Day and the school’s six-decade history. (📸: Courtesy photo)  We’re doing something a bit different for today’s #TBT — and over the next few weeks. The New Tropic has partnered with Miami Dade College to celebrate the school’s […]

/ August 11, 2021


How to do downtown Miami in a day – a guide for locals by locals

In A Considered Afternoon, we explore itineraries for decidedly local weekend afternoons spent discovering Miami’s hidden corners and unexpected treasures. Downtown is suits and ties and the 9-to-5 grind to many of us, but with an influx of new residents, a ton of history and some surprising culture, it’s also a fun place to spend a Saturday.

/ July 22, 2021


5 Miami Moments in History

Defining moments in Miami history, captured in time at the Wolfson Archives.

/ July 6, 2021


Meet the Gondola Building in Coral Gables

The Gondola Building represents the height of Florida architecture during the Coral Gables boom era. (📸: City of Coral Gables) WHAT IT IS: Still standing almost 95 years later, the Biltmore’s Gondola Building in Coral Gables is an original facet from the hotel company’s hotel structure from the 1920’s. The beloved building and its accompanying […]

/ May 20, 2021