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Evidence Of Ancient Village Found Under Parking Lot

The Huffington Post | Janie Campbell | Posted 03.04.2014 | Science

In the shadow of downtown Miami's towering waterfront office buildings, a vacant lot slated to become a hotel and movie theater has revealed a stunnin...

Ms. Adrienne Arsht Continues to Bring Miami's Culture and History to Center Stage

Damon M. Banks | Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami
Damon M. Banks

When Ms. Adrienne Arsht arrived in Miami in 1996 to serve as chairman of the board at TotalBank, it's fair to say that even she did not know of the intense feelings she would quickly have for this dynamic city. Today, her name is synonymous with gracious generosity throughout the Miami community.

PHOTOS: What South Florida's First Black Settlement Looks Like Now

AP | LYNNE SLADKY | Posted 03.25.2014 | Miami

MIAMI (AP) -- When the first black residents of South Florida arrived in the 1880s from the Bahamas to work at the Peacock Inn on Biscayne Bay, they e...

PHOTOS: Mega Hurricane Hit Miami, 87 Years Ago Today

The Huffington Post | Amanda McCorquodale | Posted 09.18.2013 | Miami

Eighty-seven years ago today America's playground was turned into a "playground for the elements," in the words of then City Manager C.A. Renshew, whe...

RARE PHOTOS: The Glory Days Of Our Libraries

Posted 09.03.2013 | Miami

Just days away from the final vote on whether 49 Miami-Dade public libraries will be partially shuttered, just under half of library staff laid off, a...

PHOTOS: Our City Back In 1870-1927 Will Amaze You

The Huffington Post | Vanessa Martin | Posted 08.23.2013 | Miami

As many starchitects flock to Miami to build their egos up into the sky, it's both startling and refreshing to take a look back at our city at the tur...

Meet The Man Behind All Those South Beach Pastels

WLRN | JULIA DUBA | Posted 09.25.2013 | Miami

In 1976, South Beach's population was aging and so were the buildings. Then came Leonard Horowitz....

PHOTOS: Eerie Photos Of The Early Days At Jackson

Posted 07.09.2013 | Miami

This November Miamians will vote on a $830 million referendum to upgrade the city's public hospital, Jackson Memorial. "We've allowed it to deterio...

Should Miami Home Of Environmental Activist Be An Historic Landmark?

NCWHS | Posted 09.01.2013 | Miami

The National Collaborative for Women's History Sites (NCWHS), in cooperation with the National Park Service, invites proposals from historians interes...

Our City's First Prominent Black Family

WLRN | Dorothy Ellen Jenkins Fields | Posted 08.21.2013 | Miami

My maternal grandparents, Sam D. and Ida Ellen Roberts Johnson, were born in Harbour Island, Bahamas. It is believed that their foreparents were among...

'Magic City' Captures Miami Beach's Glamorous Past

AP | DAVID FISCHER | Posted 06.13.2013 | Miami

MIAMI -- Miami Beach's resort hotels showed guests a tropical paradise when they were built in the 1950s, but just beyond the sunny facade was a shady...

City Approves Housewife's Controversial Plans

WSVN | Posted 08.12.2013 | Miami

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) -- The "Real Housewives of Miami" couple have won the latest court battle in their effort to tear down their mansion on Star ...

LOOK: The Best, Worst, And Weirdest Miami Herald Photos On eBay

| Posted 08.05.2013 | Miami

This article courtesy of Miami New Times. By Bill Cooke Last month, editors held the final afternoon news meeting at One Herald Plaza. A few min...

PHOTOS: Eerie Scenes From 33 Years Ago In Miami

Posted 05.29.2013 | Miami

Thirty-three years ago this month, a three-day race riot exploded in Miami when a group of Miami-Dade Police officers were acquitted after being charg...

PHOTOS: Amazing Finds At Construction Site In Downtown Miami

Posted 05.15.2013 | Miami

DOWNTOWN MIAMI -- Archeologists picked through dirt Friday, uncovering pieces of knives, jewelry, architectural elements, and animal remains from a 1,...

The Incredible Tale Of How A Mom Changed Florida Forever

The Huffington Post | Janie Campbell | Posted 05.09.2014 | Miami

Did you know Miami has a mom? It's true! Julia DeForest Tuttle, the "Mother of Miami," is widely recognized as the only female founder of a major ...

PHOTOS: Amazing Find Unearthed Near Miami River

WLRN | Nathaniel Sadler | Posted 07.01.2013 | Miami

Two months ago, twelve dump trucks bursting with dirt and fill from a downtown Miami construction site made their way to the Everglades Outpost, an an...

Find Out Where Billie Holiday Once Lived In Miami

The Huffington Post | Amanda McCorquodale | Posted 02.06.2013 | Miami

When Miami makes news, it's rarely good. The city is currently closing out a vigilante persecution of snakes, is ground zero for a possible MLB sc...

PHOTOS: 50 Years Of Miami Pinups

The Huffington Post | Amanda McCorquodale | Posted 01.16.2013 | Miami

Is there a better place than Miami to trace the history of the swimsuit? With 12 months a year available for swimming and sun bathing, our shores have...

LOOK: Steep Price Tag For Coconut Grove History

Amanda McCorquodale | Posted 11.14.2012 | Miami

If your pockets are stuffed with wads of cash, you can own (or at least rent) the hallowed halls of Coconut Grove royalty. The Peacock Family were ear...

PHOTOS: 'One Of The Most Desolate Settings Imaginable'

AP | SUZETTE LABOY | Posted 11.13.2012 | Miami

MIAMI -- Perched above the shallow turquoise waters of Biscayne Bay are shacks on stilts that have hosted some of Florida's wildest parties, from the ...

PHOTOS: 80 Years of Surfing In Florida

Posted 04.11.2012 | Miami

Up until this January, anyone caught hanging ten in Miami Beach could be jailed for 30 days as surfing was banned off 305's coast save for two spots. ...

This Day In 1933: FDR Escapes Assassination After Speech At Bayfront Park

Posted 04.16.2012 | Miami

Bullets flying in Miami: it's really nothing new. On this day in 1933, America's president-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt survived an assassination attem...

South Beach: Then and Now

Lea Lane | Posted 01.29.2012 | Miami
Lea Lane

South Beach wasn't always cool. It was just plain hot when I was growing up near Flamingo Park. Back then I thought the place was buggy and boring, and I couldn't wait to get to New York.