Repurposed shipping containers have become a popular option for everything from pop-up events to street markets. Folks are even using them as alternative housing. They’ve been set up in places like Omni Park and the Wynwood Yard, and now a local company is considering the containers for a more radical use: housing the homeless.
Places like California, Baltimore and Dallas have already experimented with the idea. CEPODS wants to bring it to Miami.
CEPODS is the brainchild of Tian Mao, who saw ...
Downtown’s attracting plenty of new residents and developments, but it’s still not a destination like South Beach or Wynwood, and it’s quest to become a real neighborhood has been a major focus for city leaders, the Downtown Development Agency and groups like the Downtown Neighbors Alliance.
Residents like Stephen Dutton are hoping to change that by getting Downtown residents to stroll, browse, and dine their streets. And Steve hopes to kickstart that with Avenue 3, a plan to turn Northeast T...
Note: We’ve updated this guide to reflect the runoff election happening June 19.
Everyone’s talking about the August and November elections, but there was an important local election on May 22 that will have an impact for a lot of folks in Miami and Miami Beach—the race for the District 5 county commission seat.
Candidates Eileen Higgins and Zoraida Barreiro earned about 35 and 33 percent of the vote respectively in the May special election, forcing a runoff between the two.
The district is d...
The mega-popular podcast Pod Save America is coming down to Miami tonight. When the folks from Crooked Media were looking to spread the word on the tour’s Miami stop they reached out to Matt Mawhinney, founder of Action Cast Media.
Matt produces the Florida Action Cast and Drinks with Politicians podcasts.
Both shows focus on news and political issues of the day, whether that’s gun control or development in Miami, and politicians like City of Miami Commissioner Ken Russell and State Rep. Shev...
A group of Miamians decided to build on the energy from Wednesday’s #NationalWalkoutDay by gathering more than 100 students from across Miami to talk about gun control.
The event was hosted in the Liberty Square community center so that students from that area—who live with and see gun violence on a regular basis—could talk with students who don’t see gun violence as often.
“The media coverage they [Parkland] got is not the media coverage we get when lose a black male in this community,” said...
Last Wednesday, our legislature sent a bill to Gov. Rick Scott for approval and Friday he signed that bill into law. So what exactly changes? We have the tl;dr version for you below.
Remind me what was in the bill?
Here are the biggest changes:
A Floridian would have to be at least 21 years old (instead of 18 years old) to buy a gun from a licensed seller.
Someone purchasing a gun would have to wait three days from the time they buy it until they take it home.
The police could report a person...
Twice a year, the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust counts the number of people living on the street and in shelters so it can better understand the scope of Miami’s homeless problem.
Most recent numbers show that more than 1,000 people are living on the streets in Miami-Dade County. Tonight the Trust is heading out into the city to lead a count that will update that number.
“We’ve got to know where they are and how many there are so we can address the problem,” said Ron Book, the Miami-D...
For Jocelyn Altamirano, home has always been a distant concept.
It’s a concept she couldn’t grasp as a child who suffered from mental, physical and sexual abuse. It’s one that eluded her as she fought for food on the streets of Nicaragua as a preteen.
The concept of a comforting home led her to travel through three countries, while pregnant, in search of another chance in the United States.
And even when she arrived in Miami, she still had to bounce from couch to couch and from shelter to she...
A South Miami-Dade community is grieving as community leaders, exasperated residents and police search for answers in the death of a 2-year-old boy in the middle of the holiday season.
Carnelle Williams-Thomas was doing what countless children have done, playing and taking a carefree ride on a scooter in the courtyard of his family’s apartment complex. Neighbors said he was excited about learning how to a ride a bicycle as he played with other older kids in the Arthur Mays Villas public housi...
For three decades, tourists and locals have sought out the Rickenbacker Causeway and Hobie Beach for windsurfing, and the company Sailboards Miami was as constant at the spot as the easy surf and shallow waters off the coast.
Then came Hurricane Irma.
Since then the business has been closed, and a portion of the beach off the causeway remains shut down to cars and might not reopen until next May. And Sailboards Miami’s future as a windsurfing business has been left adrift.
Before the storm hi...
At a monthly community event in Overtown on Friday, most of the people passing through were looking to buy soul food from local businesses or dancing to soul and R&B music blaring from the nearby DJ booth.
But tucked away amid all the other tables and tents, next to the Lyric Theater, was a group of University of Miami researchers and volunteers offering free HIV testing as part of World AIDS Day.
Sonjia Kenya, a health researcher and professor at UM’s Miller School of Medicine, has led the s...
In the midst of a tumultuous political climate, Joe Biden stepped onto the Miami Book Fair stage at the Adrienne Arsht Center and offered a message of hope and encouragement to a crowd that cheered nearly every word.
He touched on stories and anecdotes from his memoir, “Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose,” released this past week. But after he was asked by writer George Saunders to explain “what the hell is going on?” — he pivoted to discuss President Donald Trump, the mid...
It has inspired T-shirts and a Migos-style hype song. Soon, fans will have a beer brewed in honor of the University of Miami football team’s mythical turnover chain.
Wynwood brewery J. Wakefield Brewing is working on a Turnover Chain IPA that they hope to make available before the undefeated Hurricanes play in a bowl game or perhaps in the College Football Playoff, where they currently sit in the No. 3 spot out of the top four teams.
Johnathan Wakefield, the namesake and founder of the brewer...
Garth Reeves still remembers the battles from 70 years ago when black people in Dade County were banned from playing golf or going to certain beaches.
And while he led the movement to break down those barriers, the longtime editor of The Miami Times, South Florida’s premier black newspaper, says the community still has much to do. The next few years in Miami — amid a contentious political climate — will be crucial in determining how South Florida grows and evolves.
“The world is so interestin...
Lined with mom-and-pop shops, bridal stores and fancy restaurants, Miracle Mile has been called the “jewel” of Coral Gables.
And despite not being the first city to name a road or space Miracle Mile, city leaders fear that another similarly-named attraction could threaten their standout street. So the city now is looking to protect the name.