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3 things I want saved from this building

  1. The José Martí edifice
  2. The ATOMIK orange 🍊
  3. and Tinta y Café




Sadly it seems the last is not to be.  Hopes that the space was being renovated allowing Tinta y to reopen have all but been dashed when it was announced that their lease had not been renewed and  Tinta y have moved to a new location in Coral Gables.

Big Riverwalk news

Could it be finally happening? Is One River Point about to finally restore the Miami Riverblock  er Riverwalk. I’m waiting excitedly for confirmation from the developer, but it looks like all the bushes have been removed and fence is posting going up. It looks a bit narrow but if the river access is opened up connecting the Riverwalk all the way through from downtown to the 95 bridge by the Miami City (Hall) Administration Building, yeah!!!


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Here’s hoping any fence will be temporary. I’m expecting to see a row of Royal Palms planted inside, with matching pavers leading to the bridge.

ed note/update-  If any brokers are going to any of the One River Points’ Sunday #roseontheriver events, please ask about their plans and timeline for the RiverWalk. ORP has so far ignored all my inquiries and requests for information.

The Miami Line is going back up

Look what’s finally going back up.  Rockne Krebs’ The Miami Line art/light project. Crews were busy over the weekend working on the Metrorail tracks. A part of the Miami Line is back up, over the river on the East side. It may take a few more weekends to complete the work. Check it out next time you’re in Brickell.




Read more about it from the Miami New Times

Even when speeding north on I-95, it was always hard to miss. The multicolored lights glimmered against the nightscape, reflecting on the dark waters of the Miami River like watercolors swirling on a canvas. When the Metrorail rushed above, it almost seemed like it was floating on a Technicolor brick road that cut through the skyline.The rainbow of lights that adorned the Metrorail line became a visual representation of the city. Formally called The Miami Line, the light installation was designed and debuted in 1984 by pioneering light artist Rockne Krebs as part of Miami-Dade’s Art in Public Places program.

Source: Rockne Krebs’ Miami Line May Soon Light Up Again | Miami New Times

How about “Old Town”?

Last week Eleazar David Meléndez wrote an article in The Biscayne Times titled “The Definition of Downtown” in which he struggled with the description, boundaries, and definition really of downtown Miami, before finally ended up sending inquiring tourists to Mary Brickell Village.  What’s most clear from this scenario is that the Downtown Development Authority’s (DDA) attempt at branding has failed. DWNTWN really is no more than a visual curiosity, but becomes an annoyance when pronunciation is attempted (anyone else hearing a muffled sound?).  And if it is  pronounced “downtown”, well that doesn’t solve the issue of defining the neighborhood geographically or characteristically.


Like many large cities Miami has many neighborhoods. Unlike some cities, we cannot visually point out downtown for the tall buildings as they continue on for miles through Continue reading How about “Old Town”?