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Video: Claps for Mr. Yap

People say Mr. Yap is crazy. But ask him, and he’ll tell you he’s just “crazy happy.” George Yap migrated from Jamaica to Miami in 1976 with $50 in his pocket. With the help of family and friends, he founded Leasa Industries in 1977 inside a dilapidated warehouse in Liberty City. Today, his company is […]

/ February 13, 2019


Video: Meet Eli Stiers, Miami’s Bike Lawyer

Who thinks we can make Miami one of the safest cities to walk and ride in the country? This guy. Eli Stiers is an avid cyclist and Miami transplant from Alabama who has been advocating for safer bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure throughout Miami-Dade County for more than a decade. He’s also a trial attorney. In […]

/ January 25, 2019


Here’s why Miami loves Mr. 305 so much

Before he was Mr. Worldwide he was Mr. 305. Here’s why Miami loves Pitbull so much.

/ September 4, 2018


How Miami’s favorite Uncle has stayed so relevant for decades

From politics to coaching champion football teams, here’s how 2 Live Crew’s Uncle Luke has remained so relevant in Miami.

/ August 2, 2018


Boleteros: All you need to know about this shady staple of Miami politics

Here’s all you need to know about boleteros, aka ballot brokers, and how they operate in Miami politics.

/ August 2, 2018


Why are Hialeah’s streets different from the rest of Miami? Let us explain

Long story short, Hialeah’s always kind of done its own thing. And that extends to creating a street grid that’s different from Miami.

/ July 25, 2018


Get familiar with Miami’s all-purpose footwear, chancletas

Showing love to the flip-flops that at their most basic are casual footwear but actually serve so many more purposes.

/ July 11, 2018


Late to pretty much everything? Just blame it on Miami Time

For anyone in Miami who’s ever showed up late to a meeting, an event, or to your own birthday party, know that you’re not alone.

/ June 27, 2018


The defining Miami question: “What high school did you go to?”

It’s the question everyone in Miami has asked or been asked (and been judged for), what high school did you go to?

/ June 13, 2018