Street talk. Whether you walk them, bike them, or drive them, Miami’s most iconic streets don’t just get you where you want to go – they each have their own history and something that makes them “so Miami.” From Calle Ocho to Old Cutler, these are the streets that make Miami magical.
When it comes to Miami transit, it can feel like we talk a lot about where we are rather than where we should be going. Join local and national transit leaders at the Live.Ride.Share. conference Aug. 25 to work on making Miami a mobility innovator.
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Get that buzz. Miami’s bougie coffee scene is booming, and now even our ventanitas are putting a new spin on things. The Local Palate visited a few of our longtime faves and new ones on the scene to see how they’re keepin’ it fresh.
SOS. Miami-Dade commissioners asked President Trump to give temporary protected status to Venezuelans coming to the U.S. That would press pause on any laws requiring Venezuelan immigrants to return home until Venezuela – currently unraveling – is deemed safe again. Haitians have the same status now, but it’s set to expire in January. (Miami Herald)
P.S. There are so many Venezuelans fleeing to Miami-Dade right now that developers in Doral, where many new Venezuelan immigrants end up, are changing their plans. These recent arrivals are generally far less wealthy than earlier ones, and have totally different housing needs. (Miami Today)
You can’t sit here. A county law restricts where sex offenders and predators can live so much that they’ve been left with only a few spots in the whole county. Most recently they’ve formed a camp on the Hialeah/Liberty City border. The neighborhood is now over it – but there are few places for them to go. (Miami New Times)
Rollin.’ The Fastrack Institute – which brings together people like engineers, entrepreneurs, corporations, and governments to solve problems getting around – is coming to the Magic City to save us from the depression of two hours on the 826. The 16-week crash course will launch with a public workshop on Aug. 24. (Miami Herald)
It’s not over. Florida announced 12 more cases of Zika in the past week, including the state’s first sexually transmitted case of the year. But so far there’s no evidence of mosquitoes transmitting the virus in Florida. (WLRN)
A bit extra. The Miami-Dade Police Department is now randomly sending out its Rapid Deployment Force, armed with semi-automatic weapons, to county buildings and transit stops. But apparently we’re not supposed to be alarmed. (Miami New Times)
Not so fast. If Beckham thought he was home free with his stadium, nope. Neighborhood residents have formed the Overtown-Spring Garden Community Collective to oppose the proposed stadium and the so-called community benefits the deal would bring to the neighborhood. Their first rally is tonight at St. Johns Church on NW 3rd Ave. (Miami Herald)
🌳 8/12: Doral Legacy Park Grand Opening
👁️ 8/9: LATE at Frost: Seeing 003
🍕 8/10 Pies & Pints
👁️ 8/10: Nerd Nite Miami
🎨 8/11: MOBILIZE at the Standard
🍿 8/11- 8/18: Popcorn Frights Film Festival
🌎 8/12: Citizen Science Workday
🍍 8/12: Pineapple Sunday
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