Category Archives: Miami

Signage fail

I don’t know if this violates any city sign ordinances, I just know it looks like trash.  At a major entrance to our beautiful city this isn’t what we should have to see.

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#riverparkhotel #miami

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Get Coffee (with a Cop) tomorrow (4/27)

This from the City of Miami Police Department facebook page.

Join us Wednesday, April 27th, at McDonald’s for coffee, cops and conversation. We look forward to seeing you there! Visit any of the McDonald’s below to participate our event.
1. 299 SW 8th St.
2. 1016 W Flagler St
3. 345 NE 2nd Ave
4. 901 NW 17th St
5 3501 Biscayne Blvd
6. 4180 SW 9th St
7. 1400 SW 8th St
8. 3747 NW 7th St
9. 3200 S Dixie Hwy
10. 2200 NW 36th St
11. 599 NW 62nd St
12. 3280 Coral Way
13. 7281 SW 8th St

Great news, MetroMover’s still free!

imageThe Miami-Dade Commission voted to keep the MetroMover free. Businesses along the route benefit from the ridership that comes from the free system, ridership that would undoubtedly be cut if a fare were enacted. Word is some on the commission are considering making the MetroBus and maybe MetroRail free too. Here’s a proposal, how about offering free or discounted “resident cards” to Miami-Dade residents maybe for just a minimal annual fee?

Miami Orange

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If I had to pick an official mascot of Miami, it would probably be this character. Does anyone know the origins, and doesn’t it have a name, King Orange or something? He’s been around forever it seems, the recent removal of the Bayside Plaza building on Biscayne Blvd revealed another classic orange on the side of the Holiday Inn.

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ed update: Thanks to a reader for this link. Artist’s name is ATOMIK, still not sure about the orange or why I thought it had a name, maybe it does but I haven’t found anything yet.

Weekend plans. Boat Show and Arts Fest.

If you were looking for something to do this weekend, the Miami International Boat Show is a nice way to spend a day. It’s happening at the Miami Marine Stadium this year. Free shuttle boats are running from The Icon, or Bayfront Park where you can also visit Strictly Sail.

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Also happening this weekend is the Coconut Grove Arts Festival. Buy combo tickets online and go to both!

Cool buildings, Miami style.

Does anyone know what this building is? I’m assuming it’s part of the National YoungArts Foundation, but is it an art gallery inside? I’m picturing a super cool space with lots of light coming through all the bits of colored glass. The only door at the base seems to be for maintenance access so maybe it’s entered from underneath the plaza?

Ed. Note:   The smaller building, called the Jewel Box, was built in 1975 and the entire complex was the former Bacardi headquarters until 2009.