Looking across Biscayne Boulevard, the 73-foot-diameter SkyLife Balloon today dominates Miami's Bayfront Park in the very spot where the city's own Mildred and Claude Pepper Fountain briefly was the metropolitan area's splashy centerpiece. The fountain, or what's left of it, is now the base for what's to become an advertising-festooned carnival ride floating 500 feet into the air, connected by a steel cable to what was once a complex mechanism whose 36 powerful jets of water and five computerized spray configurations...Continue Reading!
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Francisco Jose de Goya: One Way to Fly/Modo de Volar Straight from Spain and for the first time in the United States comes a rare chance to view some of Goya's lesser known but perhaps most relevant work. The second floor of The Freedom Tower has been temporarily turned into an exhibition space to host the collection, which consists of four series of groundbreaking engravings that eloquently portray Goya's transcendence. In them Goya casts his critical eye on society...Continue Reading!
MIAMI CARNIVAL 2007 Enjoy a taste of home, Sunday, October 7th, 2007 at Bicentennial Park, **Noon to 11:00 PM Whether you say rice 'n' peas or peas 'n' rice, get you some curried mutton, macaroni and cheese, potato salad, johnny cake, crab back, cole slaw, conch fritters, benne seed--oops, that's the Bahamian comin' out . . . Admission $20.00 Purchase Tickets Online Live Entertainment featuring: The Queen of Soca: Alison Hinds Soca Monarch 2007: Iwer George Groovy Soca Monarch 2007: Biggie Irie London's Soca...Continue Reading!
Local governments cry the blues over cuts the Legislature ordered to ease the tax burden on homeowners, but the way they define a cut doesn't soothe the pain. Take Miami, which Sept. 27 is to hold its second hearing on a budget that Mayor Manny Diaz and City Manager Pete Hernandez proclaimed rests on a $53 million property tax cut. First, we learn that while they claimed to trim $53 million in taxes, they then inserted $22 million more to...Continue Reading!
The Historical Museum of Southern Florida offers these exciting events: "TROPICAL DREAMS" Gallery Walk with Dr. Paul George Saturday, September 29, 2007 • 9:00-11:00 AM Kick off the Museum's 2007-2008 season with an exhibit celebrating 12,000 years of South Florida history. Led by Dr. Paul George (locally famous for his 'walking tours'), you will view artifacts from the Miami Circle; admire gold and emerald treasures from the shipwreck of the Spanish galleon "Atocha"; board a 1920s Coral Gables trolley; watch a...Continue Reading!
Tonight I attended the auction for the 20 remaining developer units of the Platinum Condominium located at 480 NE 30 St., north of Downtown Miami. About the crowd...I would guess there were between 300 -400 people there. The media was well represented with reporters and TV crews. CNBC filmed the entire night. Before the auction started the CNBC producer was quizzing the crowd asking if anyone could give a name of a buyer who had either walked...Continue Reading!
Metropolitan Miami's first restaurant, the famous Minneapolis Steakhouse "Manny's" is set to open in the coming months in a prominent location in the first floor of Met1. Few Miami locals realize that Manny's is owned by the same group of restauranteurs that delivered The Oceanaire Seafood Room and Rosa Mexicano at Mary Brickell Village earlier this year. The new tri- fecta of restaurants is bringing new life and excitement to an emerging Downtown restaurant scene. With...Continue Reading!
State of the art 2/2 Condo @ The Cite, watch the sun rise on the Bay. The perfect location to really enjoy a quality of life with parks, culture, sports and tranquility. Have it all, Miami Heat games, Design District, Downtown Restaurants, and watch the boats on Miami's Bay just north of the Venetian Causeway.Continue Reading!
Here are the answers to yesterday’s questions, Quiz III Contamination, Food Allergies, and Food borne Illness. False: Fish that has been properly cooked will be safe to eat. False: Cooking can destroy fungal toxins in certain varieties of mushrooms. False: Food additives listed on the government’s GRAS “Generally Regarded As Safe” list will not cause allergic reactions. False: Unopened cleaning products may be stored with unopened cans and packages of food . True: Most biological toxins found in food occur naturally and are not caused by...Continue Reading!
When the stockmarket drops 20% to 30% the effect is immediate. If the correction occurs on a Monday, by Tuesday everybody that wants to buy and sell works with the adjusted price. As an example, imagine the Dow Jones Index or the S&P dropping on any given day. The next day everybody that wants to deal in the stock market, buys and sells at the new price level. Well...prices in real estate have dropped. But there is a big gap...Continue Reading!