Meet Zach- The The New Tropic’s Local Director

Zach Schlein journalist editor director The New Tropic Miami

Favorite local Miami team I can get behind

The Miami Heat, EZ.

One thing you wish every local would stop doing 

Driving without using turn signals.


This is embarrassing but I can’t get enough of…

Obnoxious, opulent TikTokers — I don’t like ‘em, but I can’t look away.

Unpopular opinion but

Miami shouldn’t focus on growth for growth’s sake without first addressing the problems being faced by people already living here.

My perfect Miami day includes these three stops: 

• Panther Coffee
• Gramps
• Floyd


A friend visits from out of town. I’m not letting them leave without trying

We’re absolutely going to be getting an EB Original from El Bagel before chasing that down with a Rosemary’s Baby from Gramps.


On any given weekend, you can find me

You can find me tearing up a dance floor, most likely at Club Space, its sister venue Floyd, or ATV Records.


If I had to give a vote for Miami’s hidden gem, it’d go to

Baywood Park, but shhh — don’t tell anyone. 🤐


I wish Miami had more/less 

Functional public transit :^)


Miami should listen more to

Documentarian and local advocate Billy Corben, because he’s blasting the truth.

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Zach Schlein is director of The New Tropic. His metaphorical newsroom office door is always open for questions, news leads, tips, and hellos at [email protected].