Neighborhoods

From Range Rover shop to arts space: How two locals created the Miami Urban Contemporary Experience

Ashlee Thomas and Bart Mervil are the locals behind the Miami Urban Contemporary Experience, an events space and art gallery in Little Haiti.

/ July 17, 2019


What are your questions about North Miami?

Got questions about North Miami? Submit them and we’ll dig for the answers.

/ July 9, 2019


NoMi’s coffee roasters (and pizza makers)

NoMi's coffee roasters (and pizza makers)They're brewing "The Wine of the Tropics."Posted by The New Tropic on Tuesday, July 9, 2019Ever seen a Sivetz in action? This fluid-bed coffee roaster works overtime at Alaska Coffee Roasting Co. in North Miami where your cup of joe is roasted and brewed to order. First established in 1993 […]

/ July 9, 2019


Neighborhood spotlight on Little Haiti

Want to learn more about Miami’s Little Haiti neighborhood? We’ve got you covered.

/ July 8, 2019


The little bookstore that could — and did

The little bookstore that could – and didFor the multilingual bookworm.Posted by The New Tropic on Friday, July 5, 2019Little Haiti’s Libreri Mapou has been recognized as a Haitian cultural institution by the Library of Congress, and has one of the largest collections of Haitian literature, poetry, and history books outside of Haiti. What started […]

/ July 5, 2019


Meet Miami legend Serge Toussaint

Meet 305 legend Serge ToussaintMeet Serge, Little Haiti's resident muralist.Posted by The New Tropic on Tuesday, June 18, 2019Serge Toussaint is a Haitian-born artist and muralist who’s been painting storefronts and walls around the 305 since 1994. If you don’t already know him by name ($erge), you’ve definitely seen his work if you’ve ever driven […]

/ June 19, 2019


Remember when … the Deauville was a glittering Miami Beach resort?

The Deauville Resort was once a landmark destination for celebrities, tourists, and locals. but in recent years it’s become abandoned and fallen into disrepair.

/ June 17, 2019


Flavors of the Caribbean

Flavors of the CaribbeanGuess how old this menu is?Posted by The New Tropic on Friday, June 7, 2019Sheir and Nafeeza Ali have owned and operated Little Haiti’s B&M Market and Roti Shop for over 25 years. Nafeeza’s the chef while Sheir runs the register, and the grill.  They serve Caribbean cuisine, and Nafeeza makes everything […]

/ June 10, 2019


In the city, off the grid

In the city, off the gridWanna stay in a treehouse at a certified wildlife habitat? Go here. 🌴Posted by The New Tropic on Thursday, May 30, 2019Almost half a century ago, Ray Chasser bought a small piece of land in Little Haiti that was just big enough for him to play volleyball and have a […]

/ May 31, 2019


How can Miami residents help preserve Little Haiti’s culture? We put together some tips

A reader asked how folks in Miami can help preserve Little Haiti culture as development picks up in the area. We put together a few recommendations.

/ May 23, 2019