At about the time Miami Beach Police Department officers were fatally tasing 18-year-old artist and skateboarder Israel Hernandez-Llach, I was rising for the day in my apartment a few blocks away.
As 2012 came to a close, the city's holiday parties seemed to be as crazily, wonderfully fractured as Miami these days -- from an old-school dance party in gritty Wynwood to the requisite Ugly Sweater Party at Miami Beach's trendiest hotel du jour.
In pop culture history, Led Zeppelin officially dethroned The Beatles on May 5, 1973, at Tampa Stadium in Tampa, Florida. I attended the show as a 15-year-old high school student.
Who doesn't love a good house party, particularly when it's for Make-A-Wish Southern Florida?
If you ever want to pick a fight with someone who lives or has resided in New York City, all you have to say to them is that the bagels or the pizza is better elsewhere. Be prepared for an intense argument.