Developers Plan to Demolish Al Capone’s Mansion. Some Want It Preserved.

The gangster’s former refuge on Palm Island, Fla., near Miami Beach, is dividing residents and city officials: Should it be razed to make way for a modern home?

#capone-al, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #miami-fla, #miami-beach-fla, #miami-design-preservation-league, #nineteen-hundred-twenties, #organized-crime, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

Trail in Decades-Old Florida Killings Leads to Brazilian Man

Roberto Wagner Fernandes, who died in a plane crash in Paraguay in 2005, killed three women whose bodies were found in Miami and Broward County in 2000 and 2001, the authorities said.

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‘We Can’t Get Out’: 911 Calls Capture Chaos and Fear After Condo Collapse

Miami-Dade County authorities released recordings of nearly two dozen calls made after the South Florida building fell on June 24.

#accidents-and-safety, #miami-fla, #rescues, #surfside-fla-building-collapse-2021

‘Should We Sell?’ After Collapse, Hot Florida Market Faces Uncertainty

The partial collapse of the Champlain Towers South in Surfside, Fla., has plunged older beachside condos and high-rise buildings like it into a swirl of apprehension.

#biscayne-bay-fla, #buildings-structures, #miami-fla, #miami-dade-county-fla, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #real-estate-brokers, #surfside-fla, #surfside-fla-building-collapse-2021

The Collapse of Champlain Towers

Last week, a 13-story residential building near Miami crumbled, prompting a round-the-clock search for survivors and urgent questions about what happened.

#audio-negative-tragedy, #audio-neutral-informative, #miami-fla, #missing-persons, #rescues

Photos From the Scene of a Tragic Building Collapse in Florida

Ninety-nine people were still unaccounted for after a residential building collapsed in the beachfront community.

#disasters-and-emergencies, #miami-fla, #photography, #surfside-fla

Rescue Teams Respond to a Building Collapse in Miami

The building, in the Surfside area of Miami, appeared to be partially collapsed. It is unclear if there are any deaths or injuries.

#accidents-and-safety, #buildings-structures, #miami-fla, #rescues, #surfside-fla

Finding the Right Recipe for a Happy Life

Jamila Ross and Akino West met as culinary students. They communicated through their love for food. A little therapy helped, too.

#andres-jose-1969, #florida, #knowles-beyonce, #miami-fla, #restaurants, #schwartz-michael-chef, #weddings-and-engagements

A 20-Foot Sea Wall? Miami Faces the Hard Choices of Climate Change.

A proposal to construct barriers for storm surge protection has forced South Floridians to reckon with the many environmental challenges they face.

#army-corps-of-engineers, #biscayne-bay-fla, #environment, #floods, #florida, #global-warming, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #miami-fla, #water

How to Flourish, The Rock for President? and a 7-Eleven Grudge Match: The Week in Narrated Articles

Five articles from around The Times, narrated just for you.

#7-eleven, #centner-academy-miami-fla, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #industrial-espionage, #miami-fla, #miami-design-district-miami-fla, #order-the-extremist-group, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

Where to Find Exceptional Flowers in Six Different Cities

A guide to the most exciting florists working today in Chicago, Miami, Mexico City, Berlin, Seoul and Sydney.

#berlin-germany, #chicago-ill, #flowers-and-plants, #mexico-city-mexico, #miami-fla, #mothers-day, #seoul-south-korea, #sydney-australia

In Miami, a Sculpture Built to Live In

Christopher Carter, an artist who works with salvaged materials, set out to create his biggest work ever. Now it’s his home, and the subject of a new exhibit.

#carter-christopher, #content-type-personal-profile, #furniture, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #miami-fla, #nsu-art-museum, #nsu-art-museum-fort-lauderdale, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #restoration-and-renovation, #the-carter-project-exhibit

How the Centner Academy Became a Beacon for Anti-Vaxxers

Centner Academy barred teachers newly vaccinated against the coronavirus from being near students. Some parents threatened to withdraw their children. Others clamored to enroll.

#centner-academy-miami-fla, #centner-leila, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #florida, #miami-fla, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #teachers-and-school-employees, #vaccination-and-immunization

Why Is So Much Money Moving to Miami?

The city might be sinking, but Mayor Francis Suarez is still luring tech bros there.

#desantis-ron, #florida, #haley-nikki-r, #miami-fla, #rabois-keith, #republican-party, #suarez-francis-x-1977, #thiel-peter-a, #trump-donald-j

Florida Private School Bars Vaccinated Teachers From Student Contact

Centner Academy advertises its support for “medical freedom from mandated vaccines,” and has recently hosted talks by antivaccine advocates.

#centner-academy, #centner-leila, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #florida, #internal-essential, #miami-fla, #teachers-and-school-employees, #vaccination-and-immunization

‘The Start of a Comeback’ in 5 U.S. Cities

With vaccinations picking up, warmer weather and increased business reopenings over the last week, tourism has picked up in these destinations.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #las-vegas-nev, #los-angeles-calif, #miami-fla, #new-orleans-la, #new-york-city, #travel-and-vacations

Making Gifts for Those Who Have Everything

A group of wealthy friends and some specialty artisans turn out one over-the-top design each year.

#firearms, #gifts, #lepee-1839, #miami-fla, #switzerland, #unnamed-society, #watches-and-clocks

Miami Beach, Overwhelmed by Spring Break, Extends Emergency Curfew

The city has been criticized for its enforcement of the curfew in South Beach over the weekend, when the police used pepper balls to try to disperse crowds.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #curfews, #miami-fla, #travel-and-vacations

Canadian Snowbirds Find Refuge in Their Mythical Miami

In this retirement community celebrating all things Florida, Quebec snowbirds hunkered down this winter to ride out the pandemic.

#canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #florida, #miami-fla, #montreal-quebec, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #retirement-communities-and-assisted-living, #travel-and-vacations

Meme Stocks, Bias in A.I. and Instagram Book Clubs: The Week in Narrated Articles

Five articles from around The Times, narrated just for you.

#books-and-literature, #celebrities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #miami-fla, #organizations-societies-and-clubs, #stocks-and-bonds, #television, #trading-cards, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

Up to My Eyeballs in Art at Superblue

After a year of sensory deprivation, a critic dips a toe into the new, high-powered immersive art center in Miami.

#art, #culture-arts, #devlin-es, #glimcher-marc, #jobs-laurene-powell, #kusama-yayoi, #meow-wolf-art-collective, #miami-fla, #pace-gallery, #rubell-mera, #superblue-holdings-pbc, #teamlab-art-collective

‘I’d Much Rather Be in Florida’

Floridians are out and about and pandemic restrictions have been lifted. There’s just one problem: The virus never went away.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #desantis-ron, #florida, #miami-fla, #miami-beach-fla, #travel-and-vacations

Frontier Cancels Flight, Citing Maskless Passengers

The airline’s treatment of the passengers, all Orthodox Jews, drew condemnation and accusations of anti-Semitism from Jewish groups.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #anti-defamation-league-of-new-york, #anti-semitism, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #frontier-airlines-inc, #hasidism, #jews-and-judaism, #miami-fla

A Perfectly Imperfect House in Miami

The exterior of the 1930s Mediterranean-style home in Coconut Grove was charming. The interior was anything but. This couple was thrilled.

#furniture, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #miami-fla, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #restoration-and-renovation

Fernando Hidalgo, Cuban-Born TV Host, Dies at 78

For 14 years, “El Show de Fernando Hidalgo,” a racy variety show with a Cuban flair, was appointment viewing in Latino households across the United States.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #hidalgo-fernando-1942-2021, #miami-fla, #television

Join Us in Miami! Love, Masters of the Universe

Silicon Valley techies and Wall Street titans have bought homes and moved businesses there in the pandemic, coaxed by an eager mayor.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #blackstone-group-the, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elliott-management-corp, #entrepreneurship, #miami-fla, #private-equity, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #relocation-of-business, #start-ups, #suarez-francis-x-1977, #venture-capital

What Will Happen to Your Next Home if Builders Get Their Way?

A lobby is trying to block building codes that would help fight climate change.

#building-construction, #energy-efficiency, #fuel-efficiency, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #international-code-council, #miami-fla, #national-assn-of-home-builders, #polis-jared-s-1975, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #weather

Big Tech Has Failed Us. But There’s Hope.

The chaos of the last two weeks offers an opportunity to rethink the role of technology in our lives.

#entrepreneurship, #facebook-inc, #miami-fla, #relocation-of-business, #social-media, #start-ups, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #suarez-francis-x-1977

What Did Museum Sign Up For: Exhibition or Investigation?

As part of an exhibition at Miami Dade College’s art museum, Forensic Architecture planned to examine the treatment of migrant children at a nearby facility. The pandemic is only one reason that never happened.

#art, #censorship, #colleges-and-universities, #forensic-architecture, #homestead-fla, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #immigration-detention, #knight-john-s-and-james-l-foundation, #miami-fla, #miami-dade-college, #museums, #weizman-eyal

A Miami Market Where the Fish Fly

Plaza Seafood is a hub of sounds, sustenance and a sense of community that are more in demand than ever during the pandemic.

#miami-fla, #plaza-seafood-market-miami-fla, #seafood, #shopping-and-retail

Boeing 737 Max to Resume Flying U.S. Passengers on Tuesday

American Airlines will use the plane, which has been grounded for nearly two years, on a flight from Miami to New York.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #american-airlines, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #boeing-company, #federal-aviation-administration, #laguardia-airport-queens-ny, #miami-fla, #miami-international-airport, #united-states

Silicon Valley Isn’t Over Just Because Tech Companies Are Moving Away

The obituary for California’s tech industry has been written before, and it will be rewritten again and again and again.

#austin-tex, #computers-and-the-internet, #miami-fla, #oracle-corporation, #relocation-of-business, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #silicon-valley-calif, #start-ups, #venture-capital

How Hispanic Voters Swung Miami Right

Many expected that liberal young Hispanic voters would propel a Democratic wave. But Miami, a city where Hispanics hold the levers of power, confounded expectations.

#cuban-americans, #elections, #florida, #gimenez-carlos-a, #hispanic-americans, #miami-fla, #miami-dade-county-fla, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #voting-and-voters

Lil Wayne Faces Federal Gun Possession Charge

The rapper, a felon, faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

#firearms, #lil-wayne, #miami-fla, #rap-and-hip-hop

Justice Dept. Finds ‘Poor Judgment’ but No Misconduct in 2006 Jeffrey Epstein Inquiry

The results of an internal investigation into Miami prosecutors’ handling of child trafficking allegations against the disgraced financier prompted criticism that the department evaded responsibility.

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False News Targeting Latinos Trails the Election

Rampant falsehoods evolved online on Wednesday, intended to make Spanish speakers question the unfolding election results and believe that President Trump was being robbed of victory.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #hispanic-americans, #miami-fla, #rumors-and-misinformation, #spanish-language, #trump-donald-j

How to Staycation in 6 American Cities

With business travel all but stopped, city hotels and tourist organizations have made a full-court press to attract local and nearby leisure travelers with bottom-barrel rates and extra perks.

#chicago-ill, #los-angeles-calif, #miami-fla, #new-york-city, #phoenix-ariz, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #seattle-wash, #travel-and-vacations

The Venezuelan-American Vote, From a First-Timer

Our vote could play a key role in November. We need to see beyond the bluster, and look at the way Trump has treated our community in the U.S.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #florida, #maduro-nicolas, #miami-fla, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #venezuelan-americans

Will Cuba Tip Florida to Trump?

Sixty-two years after the revolution, America’s relations with its neighbor to the south loom large.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #castro-raul, #cuba, #cuban-americans, #democratic-party, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #florida, #miami-fla, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations

False Political News in Spanish Pits Latino Voters Against Black Lives Matter

On family WhatsApp groups and in Spanish-language media, misinformation paints 2020 as a zero-sum game.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #colombia, #computers-and-the-internet, #conspiracy-theories, #florida, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #hispanic-americans, #instant-messaging, #miami-fla, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #radio, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #spanish-language, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #venezuela, #whatsapp-inc

NBC Faces Backlash Over Trump Town Hall

Rachel Maddow of MSNBC criticized the decision to air the town hall opposite ABC’s Biden forum tonight. NBC stars and producers also objected as Savannah Guthrie prepared to moderate.

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Trump Objects to Commission’s Virtual Debate Plan

The Commission on Presidential Debates said the second presidential debate, scheduled for Oct. 15, would be virtual, because of virus concerns. Trump called the plan “ridiculous” in a Fox Business interview.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #commission-on-presidential-debates, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #debates-political, #kennedy-john-fitzgerald, #miami-fla, #nixon-richard-milhous, #presidential-election-of-1960, #presidential-election-of-2020, #scully-steve-1960, #television, #trump-donald-j, #white-house-coronavirus-outbreak-2020

In Florida, Biden Says ‘I Wasn’t Surprised’ by Trump’s Diagnosis

Speaking in Miami to Haitian-Americans, Cuban-Americans and others from immigrant backgrounds, Joe Biden wished the president well but urged him to listen to experts on the pandemic.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elections, #florida, #little-havana-miami-fla, #miami-fla, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-coronavirus-positive-result, #trump-donald-j

Miami Herald Editor Apologizes for ‘Racist and Anti-Semitic’ Insert

Libre, a Spanish-language supplement included in El Nuevo Herald, a sibling to The Miami Herald, published a column comparing Black Lives Matter activists to “Nazi thugs.”

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Website Crashes and Cyberattacks Welcome Students Back to School

With many districts across the country opting for online learning, a range of technical issues marred the first day of classes.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #hartford-conn, #houston-tex, #miami-fla, #virginia-beach-va

11 Students on a First Day of School Like No Other

Students across the country discussed math, masks and managing anxiety as the year begins.

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Student Charged in Cyberattacks at Miami-Dade Schools

Virtual classes in the fourth-largest school district in the United States were choked by glitches this week. A 16-year-old high school junior has admitted to the cyberattacks.

#crime-and-criminals, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #miami-fla

Margaret and Jimmy Shaw, Married for 62 Years, Die Apart at 79 and 80

The couple, who eloped at 17, came from humble roots and were mainstays in their Miami church. They died of the coronavirus in separate hospital rooms.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #marriages, #miami-fla

Will Superblue Be the ‘Infinity Room’ Writ Large?

Art objects are a bore. People want multisensory “experiences,” the more immersive the better. With JR, James Turrell, teamLab and more, a new business venture funded by Marc Glimcher and Laurene Powell Jobs hopes to deliver.

#art, #culture-arts, #emerson-collective, #glimcher-marc, #jobs-laurene-powell, #jr, #kusama-yayoi, #maclear-christy-1966, #miami-fla, #teamlab-art-collective, #turrell-james

The United States Is Reopening Many of the Wrong Schools

When it is safe enough to return to school, young children would benefit the most. Yet financial pressures are pushing colleges to reopen most rapidly, an economist says.

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