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We don’t take sides too often on political matters. But a free and open internet is a major part of our mission to be inclusive. We think everyone should have access to the information they want.
Tomorrow the Federal Communications Commission is voting on whether to repeal net neutrality, a policy which prevents internet service providers (i.e. AT&T, Comcast) from speeding up, slowing down, or blocking websites, apps, etc.
Dozens of tech leaders in Miami are also for net neutrality. Everyone from the founders of Wyncode to the director of Refresh Miami to the co-founder of Pincho Factory have signed a letter to our local representatives, asking them to intervene.
Last year, more than 500 techies and entrepreneurs showed up to Miami made. and Refresh Miami’s holiday party to celebrate the major growth of our startup scene in 2016.
This year, we’re joining the crew for THE FUTURE, their 2017 shindig. There will be drinks and local performances at a super secret locale tomorrow night. Grab tix using the code TNT for 20 percent off.
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We see you. If there’s one thing we learned from Art Basel this year, it’s that Downtown is becoming a legit arts hub for Miami. Art Miami and Context relocated to the former Miami Herald site by the Venetian and smaller fairs and installations took over sites all over the neighborhood. We’re excited to see what goes down next year. (Miami New Times)
#FirstWorldProblems. Miami Shores is not about this family’s frontyard veggie garden. The city says they’re breaking the law because edible plants are only allowed in the BACKyard. They’re just tryna LIVE, Miami Shores. (Miami Herald)
A step forward. Miami Beach Commissioner Kristen Rosen-Gonzalez brought the #MeToo movement to Miami politics when she accused former Miami Beach Commission candidate Rafael Velazquez of sexual impropriety. Now she’s working to install better protections from sexual harassment and assault to one of her city’s most vulnerable populations: hotel workers, including housekeepers. (NPR)
Win-win. As cities across the U.S. urbanize, condo developers see a big opportunity. More of them, including some in Miami, are offering incentives to residents to ditch that car life so that the developers don’t have to take on the cost of building a parking garage. (WSJ via South Florida Bisnow)
Cash money. SFBJ has the deets on the 25 best-paid Miami-Dade County employees. The big takeaway: It’s a good life being a county attorney.
SHE LIVES. The Coppertone Cutie has been around since 1959 and she’s made it through a lot. But she was lookin’ kinda rough after Hurricane Irma took a bite off her head. After a whole lotta work, she’s now looking good as new. (Miami Herald)
FYI. Yesterday we wrote that Friday is the last official day to sign up for 2018 health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act, which is true. But reader Katy Huddlestun added this helpful tip: All of Florida has an extension until Dec. 31 because of the hurricanes this fall.
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🎄12/14: The Future – A Miami made. Holiday Celebration (Use code “TNT” for 20% off entry)
🙏 12/13: Namaste and Have a Pint (Wynwood)
🌽 12/13: Inaugural Farmers’ Market at the Yard (Wynwood)
🕎 12/13: Light Up Wynwood: Chanukkah! at the Yard (Wynwood)
🎄 12/13: A Holiday Evening at Vizcaya Village (Coconut Grove)
🚆 12/14: SMART Plan Charette (Florida City)
👧 12/14: Girl Gang Flicks: Sip-N-Series presents Troop Beverly Hills (Wynwood)
🎙️ 12/14: Prism + Ace Present: The Listening Den (Wynwood)
🍺 12/14: Trivia Night with Surfrider Miami (Wynwood)
🎶 12/14- 12/16: Nu Deco at the Light Box (Wynwood)
🎸 12/15: Buskerfest Miami Street Performance Festival 2017 (Downtown)
🎤 12/15: CeeLo Green at Faena Theater (Miami Beach)
🎙️ 12/16: Action on Tap – Live Podcast (Little Haiti)
🕯️ 12/16: Feast of Lights (Wynwood)
🎨 12/16: Wynwood: A History of Street Art (Wynwood)
🎁 12/16: The Nutcracker Presented by Miami City Ballet (Downtown)
🎁 12/17: The Miami Flea: Holiday Bazaar (Downtown)
🏃 12/17: Jingle Bell Jog 5K (Downtown)
🐶 12/17: Veuve Clicquot Puppy Brunch (Edgewater)
🙏 12/17: Yoga with a View featuring Om for all Yoga (Coconut Grove)
Join us for a giant holiday party celebrating Miami's startup scene in a secret locale in Little Haiti on Thurs. Use code TNT for 20% off. Learn More ».
We’ll catch you mañana.