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An Ode to Betsy: The Betsy Hotel

Andria Mitsakos | Posted 07.14.2014 | Travel
Andria Mitsakos

It's fitting to describe you as an ode, an Ancient Greek word glorifying an event or individual, or in my case a small splendor of a hotel. I poetically connected with you during my short stint in Miami, Florida, and darling, I thank you for that.

World Cup Photo Diary: Beach Day in Barra

Raul de Molina | Posted 07.07.2014 | Latino Voices
Raul de Molina

With the World Cup coming to an end next weekend it felt strange not to have a game to watch. This Sunday morning we headed for Barra, the beach town about one hour from Rio, which many people here call Miami Beach.

"Barton G" - A Madly Exciting New L.A. Restaurant!

Jay Weston | Posted 06.26.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

This restaurant is a true sensory experience in its appearance and in its food. I think you will respond to it as I do...anxious to return to see what else he has cooked up.

What the News in the U.S. Gets Wrong About Denmark

Paul Gordon | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics
Paul Gordon

What the news in the U.S. tells you about Denmark's population being so happy truly is a load of crap, and the answers to fixing the broken U.S. social and financial system cannot be found there.

Funneling Funding in to Resilience

Shalini Vajjhala | Posted 05.30.2014 | Green
Shalini Vajjhala

On Friday, May 16th, I was in Washington, D.C., during a torrential downpour. Flash flood warnings stretched from Virginia, across Washington and out ...

10 Luxury Hotels For Long Weekends

Joy Pecknold | Posted 07.23.2014 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

There's always a long weekend on the horizon, so here's 10 of the best places across four regions -- North America, Europe, Middle East and Asia-Pacific -- for a short but sumptuous escape where you're guaranteed to get spoiled rotten.

Five Glam Getaways for Mother's Day

Joy Pecknold | Posted 06.28.2014 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

For a significant part of a child's life, a mother acts as a one-woman concierge, chauffeur, maid, cook, and more. So the least her offspring (with some help from dad, perhaps) can do is to return the favor, and I say take it up a notch and bring in the hotel professionals.

5 Things Entrepreneurs Need From Their Cities

Rana Florida | Posted 06.21.2014 | Small Business
Rana Florida

Every city hopes to attract the next Facebook, Google, Instagram or Twitter. To lure such startups, they follow the same route -- cutting taxes, easing regulations, and in general trying to create a business-friendly climate. But what are entrepreneurs really looking for in a city?

Dinner With Lucky Luciano

Meyer Lansky II | Posted 06.14.2014 | Books
Meyer Lansky II

On March 30, 2014, my Aunt Sandi -- Sandra Lansky Lombardo -- celebrated the launch of her book, Daughter of the King: Growing Up in Gangland, about her life as Meyer Lansky's youngest child, and only daughter.

Photos Reportedly Show Miami Beach 911 Dispatchers Sleeping At Work

Posted 01.31.2014 | Miami

They reportedly handle 170,000 incidents a year for police and fire fighters, but Miami Beach emergency dispatch supervisors have allegedly been sleep...

Miami Is So Fake It's Frustrating

J.J. Colagrande | Posted 03.31.2014 | Miami
J.J. Colagrande

Moving to Miami is hard. When I first arrived in 1999 I struggled. I had no money, knew few people, and didn't fit in with the jet-set crowd I encountered living on the beach.

Justin Bieber's Out of Jail - But We're Not

Elizabeth Benedict | Posted 03.27.2014 | Entertainment
Elizabeth Benedict

He's out of jail, but count on more Lohan-style encounters with the law, which, like labor contractions, will probably come more frequently the closer he gets to Full Meltdown. In the meantime, we might reflect on the prison where the rest of us dwell in...

In Defense of the 'Dumbest Idea in the World'

Gerard Bush | Posted 03.26.2014 | Miami
Gerard Bush

Mr. Mayor, I'm not asking you to abandon the idea that beaches and tourism are vital for Miami Beach -- they are, and that is obvious. However, I encourage you to think beyond what is right in front of you and instead envision a city that can actually usher in a new era that includes tech start-ups and innovation.

Is the American Circus Industry Extinct or Will It Rise From the Ashes?

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 03.19.2014 | Entertainment
Preetam Kaushik

Let us explore how the decline of American circus was a direct result of this very Americanism, but, to do that we need to first understand the attitude that justifies such differences, especially when we juxtapose all of this with the European model.

Miami Beach Wants To Do It All Over Again, And A Developer Is Pissed

| Posted 01.25.2014 | Miami

This article courtesy of Miami New Times. By Michael Miller Miami Beach's starchitect-designed convention center is dead. And we have killed it....

10 Florida Tours To Float Your Boat (PHOTOS)

Visit Florida | Posted 03.05.2014 | Travel
Visit Florida

The first tourists in Florida arrived by boat -- Juan Ponce de Leon and his crew, 500 years ago -- and it's still the best way to see the Sunshine State.

Look What Happened To Miami Beach

Posted 12.23.2013 | Miami

Remember when Miami Beach was affordable? After "Miami Vice" captured the nation's attention and just before Madonna and the supermodels hit the d...

Find. Eat. Drink.'s Where Bartenders Drink in Miami

Find. Eat. Drink. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
Find. Eat. Drink.

Art Basel opens in Miami on December 5th. If you want to sneak away from the parties, here is Find. Eat. Drink.'s guide to 10 places local bartender...

10 Highlights From Steve Berke's Reddit AMA

Posted 10.29.2013 | Miami

Transparency hasn't exactly been a hallmark of Miami-Dade politics, so it's hard to imagine local candidates taking to one of the largest communities ...

Beach Babes in Magic City

Darryle Pollack | Posted 11.26.2013 | Fifty
Darryle Pollack

There's nothing like being with people who knew you when. The six girls got to the heart of what was in their hearts.

Miami Beach's Biggest Mansion Bought by American Businessman/Bachelor for Entertaining

Hope Gainer | Posted 10.20.2013 | Miami
Hope Gainer

A successful Washington D.C. entrepreneurial bachelor, Bill Dean had the vision to buy the late S.S. Kresge's, historic home in Miami Beach.

Cops: Don't Use Your iPhone On Miami Beach

Posted 08.20.2013 | Miami

Police are warning against using iPhones in public in Miami Beach. It's a pretty dire directive for a city full of Instagramming visitors, but a r...

So.....This Happened

Posted 08.07.2013 | Miami

Monday afternoon a water main break on Crespi Boulevard between 84 and 85 streets in Miami Beach caused a boil water advisory and water outages fo...

And The Winner Is...

Posted 09.17.2013 | Miami

The debate that ate Miami Beach is over: Wednesday night city commissioners selected the South Beach ACE team, with starchitect Rem Koolhaas, to redev...

Finally! New Taco Joints Invade South Beach

The Huffington Post | Vanessa Martin | Posted 07.11.2013 | Miami

Miami's been deprived of authentic taco joints long enough. Thanks to the recent openings of three new Mexican eateries on and near Lincoln Road in So...