Coconut Grove

The walls that divided Miami

Last February, in honor of Black History Month, I watched two different documentaries about Miami’s Black history (and present): “Swing State Florida” and “When Liberty Burns.” Both films made mention of something I had never heard of: a physical wall that separated — and segregated — the Liberty Square housing project in Liberty City from […]

/ January 12, 2023

Hidden histories of Florida’s national parks

South Florida is the land of the strange, full of hidden mysteries. We’ve uncovered five lost tales about Florida’s national parks, from pirate treasure to a secret missile base.

/ March 16, 2021

Black History In Early Miami

In honor of black history month, we’ll take a look at some of the significant events and figures in the course of Miami’s black history, starting with the settlement of the city through the early 1900s. Plus, join us later this month for a Black History Celebration at Yeelen Gallery.

/ February 3, 2021

How to staycay in the Grove and Gables before summer runs out

Today we’re taking you on a drive through Coral Gables and Coconut Grove for a day of bubbly brunch, tropical landscapes, and rooftop views.

/ August 17, 2017

The Bookstore in the Grove is closing. It won’t be the last.

The Bookstore In The Grove is closing because owner Felice Dubin, like thousands of baby boomers, is retiring. Thousands of Florida small business could be next.

/ May 29, 2017

University of Miami and West Grove’s churches team up to fight re-segregation

The churches are the most powerful organization in long marginalized West Grove – and UM’s law school is giving them a megaphone at a critical moment.

/ January 4, 2017

From conch shells and kazoos to asphalt strippers: the history of Miami’s zaniest parade

The King Mango Strut Parade began as a way to help Miami stay positive during some tough times, but now it’s become a way to celebrate all things bizarre about the Magic City.

/ May 30, 2016

So you want to learn how to sail?

It’s hard to figure out how to get started in the sailing scene. Here’s some help.

/ May 22, 2016

What to explore in Coconut Grove

Lush, historic, low-key — the Grove is the place to explore when you want to wind down.

/ May 19, 2016

Where to drink in Coconut Grove

Get your drink on in Coconut Grove, with everything from brunch mimosas to a glass of whiskey. Being good? There are lemonade icees and great cups o joe.

/ May 19, 2016