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Happy Thursday *|FNAME|*! Fun fact: The British newspaper The Telegraph thinks we’re the most Instagrammable city in America.

They’re not wrong. ( 📷 @brucepinchbeckjr)

From the Wynwood Walls to PAMM’s gorgeous veranda, The Telegraph is clearly totally in awe of the Magic City and the way architects, designers, and artists have used our spectacular natural surroundings and weather as part of their work.

It’s a nice change from just about every New York Times article about Miami, which is either the reporter talking about how there’s no culture here or “discovering” that we have something more than Art Basel.

We agree with The Telegraph, obviously. That’s why we feature photos of the city from all its angles in this here newsletter. We bet you do, too. So don’t forget to tag us in your Insta photos to see them featured up there. ☝️

What do YOU think is the most gorgeous, gram-worthy spot in the Magic City?

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WHAT’S NEW IN THE 305

Pobrecito. Florida’s Public Service Commission wants to know what you thought of FPL’s performance before, after, and during Hurricane Irma. LOL. They have no idea what they’re in for. (Florida Today)

Put your money where your mouth is. Talk about City of Miami’s “Miami Forever” bond has mostly focused on its $200 million for climate change resiliency efforts. But it also includes $100 million for a housing and economic development fund – much needed in a city with major inequality. (Miami Herald)

Two truths and a lie. The Miami Herald came out with a horrifying investigation into Florida’s juvenile justice system this week that revealed rape, beatings, and guard abuse, to name just a few. The Department of Juvenile Justice came back with praise for its “nationally recognized” work. We’re pretty sure these can’t both be true at the same time. Read the Miami Herald investigation to decide for yourself.

WHAT. Miami Beach wants to get tough on crime, and commissioners proposed closing public beaches at 10 p.m. instead of midnight to help. “We all know nothing good goes on on the beach after 10 p.m,” said Commissioner Kristen Rosen-Gonzalez.  But it’s a major matter of debate whether Miami Beach’s crime problem has ACTUALLY gotten worse, or people just don’t like the party. (Miami New Times)

One step forward. State Senator Linda Stewart, a Democrat from Orlando, filed a bill to ban the sale of “bump stock” devices in Florida. They’re used to make semi-automatic guns capable of firing as fast as automatic weapons. Sound familiar? That’s because the Las Vegas shooter, Stephen Paddock, used them on his own weapons. (Sun Sentinel)

‘Bout time. Miami celeb Uncle Luke finally got some love from the hip hop community at the BET Awards this week. He paved the way for hip hop in the South, and his 2 Live Crew was the first to carry parental advisory stickers for their lyrics. But when he won the  “I Am Hip Hop Icon” award Tuesday night, it was pretty much his first recognition for being a total trailblazer. Props, Uncle Luke. (Miami.com)

Tips for shutting up a mansplainer. In between the sex tips and beauty advice, this month’s Cosmo mag shares eight things that Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen learned in almost 30 years of repping South Florida, being a Latina woman in a white man’s club, and bucking her party on issues like LGBT rights, climate change, and Trump. Whether you’re Republican or Democrat, there’s lots of lessons in there.

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CAN'T KEEP US DOWN.

Hurricane Irma forced the postponement of Dwntwn Art Days, but this weekend it’s back. 🙌

The three-day festival celebrates all things arts and culture in Downtown Miami, from HistoryMiami to Microtheater. Get the details for making your plan of attack here.

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THAT’S OUR KIND OF THROWBACK THURSDAY

The OG of Miami doughnuts, Velvet Creme, is making a comeback and opening up a brick and mortar shop in Little Havana. They first opened in 1947, but closed up shop in 2008. After a couple years as a food truck, they’re back and staying put. You’ll find us eating all the doughnuts to celebrate.

That’s all for now. We’ll see you mañana.

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