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Join us on the Interwebs Monday night with Radical Partners. We’re moderating a Facebook Live convo on one of Miami’s most entrenched and far-reaching problems: housing affordability.
We could talk forever about how big a problem it is. But this time we’re going to talk about what’s being done to fix it.
We’ll have Marvin Wilmoth from KCG Development, Mandy Bartle from South Florida Community Land Trust, and a TBA local politician on deck.
It’s the kickoff to the latest 100 Great Ideas campaign, a massive, week-long online community brainstorm on housing affordability. (They’ve already hacked things like libraries and public transit.)
Estrella Damm’s Chef’s Choice returns this November! Head to ChefsChoiceMiami.com to check out all of the participating restaurants! Learn More ».
A slice of heaven. Miami’s Best Pizza shut its doors in 2015 because the rent was too damn high. UM students were hungry. It was sad. But the saucy, cheesy goodness is coming back soon, right by Titanic Brewing. (Eater)
Swag. The UM defense’s five-pound, 10-karat gold “turnover” chain has everyone reminiscing about the 1980s glory days, when UM football was all bling and swagger. It only comes out on Game Day. The rest of the time it’s stored in Manny Diaz’s traveling humidor. Uncle Luke approves. (Miami Herald)
SMH. Florida’s decision to roll out the disaster food stamps for Hurricane Irma on Election Day essentially made low-income families choose between voting or getting much-needed food assistance. And on Wednesday the lines for registration stretched so long that officials had to close the doors hours early. (Miami New Times, Miami Herald) P.S. Today is the deadline to sign up for disaster food stamps for Hurricane Irma – here’s how.
Silver linings. After the 2016 election, South Floridian Jesse Scott found himself reading a whole lot of stuff online that made him feel pretty terrible about the world. So instead he used the time he spent reading alt-right Internet rants to pick up garbage in his neighborhood. His #DontReadGarbagePickItUp campaign took him to 10 states and caught on with a bunch of other people on the Internet. (Miami New Times)
Blame game. Fun fact we’ve learned since Hurricane Irma: No one knows who is responsible when a massive construction crane falls down because of high winds. A WLRN investigation basically lead to a bunch of different people pointing fingers at each other.
Harsh. Laws preventing registered sex offenders from living within 2,500 feet of schools, playgrounds, or daycares effectively leaves them homeless in Miami-Dade County. So many have mostly been living in tent encampments throughout the city. But it’s technically illegal to live on public property. County commissioners are now considering allowing police to arrest sex offenders caught camping out immediately. The ACLU is not about it and is urging the commissioners to can it. (Miami New Times)
Hotel Scarface scribe talks cocaine cowboys heyday with Billy Corben Learn More ».
🌃 An Evening with Kwame Alexander 11/14 Famous poet/scribe with new YA book talks with Edwidge Danticat
🎸 11/11: Choose Your Sound Benefit Concert
🎥 Through 11/11: Miami Short Film Festival
🗣️ 11/9: WIN Lab Annual Demo Night
⚡11/9: Harry Potter Trivia Night
🇬🇷 11/10-11/12: Miami Greek Festival
🎶 11/11-11/12: House of Creatives Music Festival
🍷 11/11-11/12: Coral Gables Food, Wine & Spirits Festival
⚡ 11/13: Farm to Table Dinner: Harry Potter
📖 11/14: Anti-Portfolio @ CIC Miami
Thornton Wilder's iconic play is reimagined -- Miami style! Oct 26 thru Nov 19 at the Colony Theatre, Lincoln Road. Tickets on sale now! Learn More ».
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