Miami Beach News Roundup – May 21, 2014

Keeping you up-to-date on the latest Miami Beach news…

Miami Beach officer cleared in Taser incident at Art Basel party after Mayor Philip Levine complaint [Miami Herald]
Miami Beach allows movie theaters to sell alcohol [Miami Herald]
Miami Beach banishes Segways from some pedestrian areas [Miami Herald]
Miami Beach considers grant to aid hospital expansion [Miami Herald]
Memorial Day travel to Miami Beach expected to increase this year [Miami Herald]
No room at inn for some conventions [Miami Today]
South Beach Clubs Closing for Urban Beach Week [Miami New Times]
Miami Beach preps for Memorial Day weekend crowd [Miami Herald]
Trial nears for Miami Beach police officer involved in ATV crash [Local 10]
New phone apps let drivers find and pay for parking in Miami Beach [Miami Herald]
Historic Ocean Drive Hotel Could Become A Walgreens [exMiami]
Aloft hotel opening in South Beach next year [Miami Beach]
Lincoln Road Property Values In Record-Breaking Surge [exMiami]
‘Subtle perfection’ at new Traymore restaurant in Miami Beach’s [Miami.com]
Chef Jeremiahs South Beach sandwich shop Subatomic forced to shut [Miami.com]
Miami Gay Men’s Chorus celebrates 15th anniversary with three Miami Beach concerts [Miami Herald]
Meet Your Favorite Cam Girls at South Beach Camming Con [Miami New Times]
Ten Best Memorial Day Weekend Parties in Miami [Miami New Times]

Miami Beach News Roundup – May 19, 2014

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]
Miami Beach Traffic Changes For Memorial Day Weekend [CBS Miami]
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]
Woman files lawsuit after drinking liquid nitrogen cocktail at Miami Beach event [Miami Herald]
A 14-Foot Great White Shark Named Katharine Spent the Weekend Circling Miami Beach [Miami New Times]
Man Pleads Guilty in Smuggling Venture That Killed 4 off Miami Beach [NBC Miami]
Another Lincoln Road retail building fetches $34.5M [Real Deal]
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]
Telenovela Star Arrested, Accused Of Bashing Miami Beach Club Bouncer [CBS Miami]
Darren Sharper rape case dropped in Miami Beach [USA Today]
Justin Bieber Sued Over Alleged Miami Beach Subway Beatdown [TMZ]
Micky Arison has a step-brother who once belonged to Star Island’s pot smoking cult [Random Pixels]
Larios on the Beach to open its doors on Friday after renovation [WSVN]
Cavalli Miam Beachi: Pretty, Tasty, and Pricey [Miami New Times]
Orange Blossom restaurant in Miami Beach has Old Florida feel with New American cooking [Miami.com]
Bourbon & Beats: Miami Beach’s Craft Cocktail Scene [Visit Florida]

Miami Beach News Roundup – May 14, 2014

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]
Woman served toxic cocktail at Miami Beach fundraiser [Local 10]
Happy 35th Birthday Art Deco Historic District! [Miami Design Preservation League]
Lincoln Road Retail Center Next To Historic Church Is Approved [exMiami]
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 Coast Guard Crews make high seas drug bust [Local 10]
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]
PHOTOS: Miami Beach “Lifeguard” Houses by French Photographer Leo Caillard [The305.com ]
1929 newspaper ad for Miami Beach: ‘Building Homes of Health and Happiness” [Miami Archives]

Miami Beach News Roundup – May 10, 2013

FYI…

 Miami Beach to unveil phone app for parking next week [Belle Isle Blog]
 Nightmare on 17th Street: New Road Closures Coming This Weekend On Miami Beach [NBC Miami]
 Miami Beach Struggles To Recruit 911 Personnel [Miami Herald]
 Deal Falls Through For Miami Beach Transit Hub [Miami Herald]
Plan to Develop Miami’s Watson Island on MacArthur Causeway gets Green Light [Miami Herald]
$3 Million in Marijuana and Cocaine Being Offloaded in Miami Beach [NBC Miami]
Miami Beach Mansion Once Owned By Drug Lord Escobar Garners Nearly $10 Million [Reuters]
Modani Plan For Alton Road Approved – Minus The Red [exMiami]
Romero Britto’s Lincoln Road Miami Beach Gallery Sells for $34.5 Million [The Real Deal]
Dogs Can Take a Dip at Miami Beach’s Dog Days At The Beach [Miami.com]
Luxury SLS Hotels – including Miami Beach Collins Avenue Property – on the Market [Bloomberg]
Charlie Crist Disinvited From Bill Clinton Miami Beach Party By Hillary [Gossip Extra]
Steven Giles May Be The Most Interesting Man on Lincoln Road [Racked]
1929 newspaper ad for Star Island [Miami Archives]
Ben Rimalower’s Patti Issues Plays Miami Beach May 9 [Playbill]
The Road to the 38: Joe’s Stone Crab [Eater]
Sriracha House: Noodles Galore on South Beach [Miami New Times]

Miami Beach News Roundup – May 8, 2014

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]
Life sentence for Miami-Dade man convicted of 2002 murder of new wife [Miami Herald]
Miami Beach Convention Center to ration space, oust some shows [Miami Today]
Florida Finds Itself in the Eye of the Storm on Climate Change [New York Times]
Bill Clinton Stumping For Charlie Christ at Lumber Liquidator’s Miami Beach Crib [Gossip Extra]
Ex-Miami Beach official arrested in corruption probe rejects plea deal [Miami Herald]
34 La Gorce Circle Miami Beach sale sets record price per square foot for Miami-Dade [Miami Herald]
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]

Miami Beach News Roundup – May 6, 2014

Miami Beach News Roundup – May 2, 2014

DecoBike Is Booming, but Miami Beach Taxpayers Are Getting Stiffed

Miami Beach Real Estate Debate: What Should and Shouldn’t Be Protected

Miami Beach commissioners ask Miami-Dade to restore Belle Isle bus service, hours

Pulse Art Fair Plans to Move to Miami Beach (Exclusive)

Techies travel far to meet at eMerge Americas Techweek in Miami Beach

City manager hits one-year mark in Miami Beach

Hot market for Miami Beach hotels

Last Day On The Job For Miami Beach Police Chief

Miami Beach News Roundup – May 1

Little Dreams Foundation to host U.S. kickoff at Joe’s Stone Crab, Beach Polo Milestone

Miami Beach Bayshore golf course to become passive park

Miami Beach’s new police chief won’t start ‘making changes for the sake of change’

Miami-Dade resumes collecting $24 Venetian Causeway administrative fee

Wild car chase ends with two in custody; screaming robbery victims unharmed – Miami Beach –

More charges against Lamborghini driver in MacArthur crash that killed vodka exec, injured trainer – Miami Beach

The Current Route Options Under Consideration For Miami – Miami Beach Baylink

Monty’s Miami Beach: Sarah Dashew Live

Sarah Dashew Feb 20, 2014

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!

Jeff Rivera of the Huffington Post:

“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.”

Alton/West Loop Free Trolley Service Announcement and Route Map

Alton Rd - West Ave Trolley Route (source: City of Miami Beach)

Alton Road – West Avenue Trolley Route
(source: City of Miami Beach)

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.