Keeping you up-to-date on the latest Miami Beach news…
Catching you up on Miami Beach news for the last couple of days…
Miami Beach may start weekly off-leash dog beach [Miami Herald]
Plans for Development on Lincoln Road Church Property Approved by Miami Beach Historic Board [Miami New Times]
DecoBike Currently Costs Miami Beach Money [Miami New Times]
Bikesharing is good for taxpayers and the local economy [Transit Miami]
Miami Beach’s Miami City Ballet hires new executive director [Miami Herald]
Mount Sinai plans $205M in hospital renovations [South Florida Business Journal]
A 14-Foot Great White Shark Named Katharine Spent the Weekend Circling Miami Beach [Miami New Times]
South Beach Adidas Building Hits Market [Globe St]
$12 million renovation completed on Miami Beach hotel – slideshow [South Florida Business Journal]
Bass Museum in Miami Beach celebrating 50th anniversary [Miami Herald]
Darren Sharper rape case dropped in Miami Beach [USA Today]
Cavalli Miam Beachi: Pretty, Tasty, and Pricey [Miami New Times]
Bourbon & Beats: Miami Beach’s Craft Cocktail Scene [Visit Florida]
Missed something? Here’s the latest from the last few days…
New App Makes Parking On Miami Beach Easier [CBS Miami]
How to get Miami Beach discount on new ParkMobile app [Belle Isle Blog]
State OKs development on Miami’s Watson Island [Miami Herald]
Happy 35th Birthday Art Deco Historic District! [Miami Design Preservation League]
Chicken Kitchen Owner Buys Escobar House, Says “True Passion Is Architecture and Design” [Miami New Times]
South Beach art studio leased to Britto sold for $35M [South Florida Business Journal]
Miami Beach man charged in Hillsborough real-estate scheme [Tampa Bay Times]
Sunset Islands mansion sells for $14.3M – Miami Beach [The Real Deal]
Sixty Hotels growing with Miami Beach project [Miami Herald]
Bill Maher ready for stand-up gig at Fillmore Miami Beach [Miami Herald]
Films on the Beach Festival and Miami Jewish Film Festival present “The Rabbi’s Cat” [Miami New Times]
Cecconi’s Introduces 4-to-7 Happy Hour [Miami New Times]
Fontainebleau gets crabby in Miami Beach [Miami.com ]
America’s Best Dim Sum: Number 5 is Hakkasan, Miami Beach [Travel & Leisure]
Miami Beach to unveil phone app for parking next week [Belle Isle Blog]
Miami Beach Struggles To Recruit 911 Personnel [Miami Herald]
Deal Falls Through For Miami Beach Transit Hub [Miami Herald]
1929 newspaper ad for Star Island [Miami Archives]
Sriracha House: Noodles Galore on South Beach [Miami New Times]
A review of recent Miami Beach news, in case you missed it…
Miami Beach police search for a suspect who shot at home [Miami Herald]
Florida Finds Itself in the Eye of the Storm on Climate Change [New York Times]
2014 Elayne Weisburd Excellence in Education Honors Exceptional Teachers in Miami Beach [Community Newspapers]
“Aqua Girl” in Miami Beach May 14-May 18 [Windy City Media]
May Miami Beach Community Bicycle Ride [Green Mobility Network]
South Florida Boat Show – Miami Beach Convention Center May 30 – June 1 [Community Newspapers]
A Look Back: When Miami Beach was Hot [Miami New Times]
In the first performance of her 2014 tour, Sarah Dashew will entertain her loyal fans at Monty’s Thursday, February 20th at 6 PM.
Drinks are half price, oysters are $1 and there is no cover for the performance.
All that and a great view of Biscayne Bay!
“When I heard this new singer’s voice, chills ran down my spine. I thought to myself, My God, what a great voice. Why haven’t people heard about her? That’s why I had to tell you all about new singer/songwriter, Sarah Dashew. If you like a folksy-style of singing and really good quality music, I highly recommend her.”
From the City of Miami Beach:
Miami Beach Launches Free Alton/West Loop Trolley Service
– No Hassle Free Park & Ride to Pick up, Eat up and Stock up
Construction companies are not the only businesses operating on Alton Road. There are close to 300 businesses that range from restaurants and banks to medical offices and other service industries along this corridor. Because of the Florida Department of Transportation’s Alton Road Reconstruction Project, these businesses’ have had challenges receiving customers.
In an effort to improve access to the businesses along Alton Road and West Avenue, the City of Miami Beach is launching a new, free trolley transportation service for Alton Road and West Avenue on Monday, February 3, 2014 that will operate through the end of construction in 2015…
…The Alton/West Loop trolleys will travel from Fifth Street to Lincoln Road, along Alton Road and West Avenue, with 21 stops along the way. The service will run approximately every 10 minutes from 8 a.m. to midnight, Monday through Sunday. The trolley has a capacity of 25 passengers and has an external bike rack and free WiFi (coming soon).
The trolley service is accessible from several parking facilities along the way. The public is encouraged to park at the Fifth & Alton Garage, where parking will be free for up to four hours with the use of the trolley voucher. Also, a pilot valet parking service will begin soon on 11 Street between Alton Road and West Avenue at $5.00 for up to three hours and $8.00 for up to six hours…
…Funding for the Alton/West trolley service is made possible by the Resort Tax Quality of Life for Transportation. The cost to operate this service is approximately $750,000 a year.
The Alton Road Reconstruction Project is expected to be completed in the fall of 2015. Once completed there will be improvements to storm water drainage, reconstructed roadway and sidewalks, and new median, street signalizations, lighting and landscaping.