‘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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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‘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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

#acosta-r-alexander, #barr-william-p, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #epstein-jeffrey-e-1953, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #human-trafficking, #justice-department, #miami-fla, #office-of-professional-responsibility, #sex-crimes, #united-states-politics-and-government

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

#access-hollywood-tv-program, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #debates-political, #guthrie-savannah, #lauer-matt, #maddow-rachel, #miami-fla, #msnbc, #national-broadcasting-co, #nbc-news, #news-and-news-media, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #ratings-audience-measurement, #television, #the-apprentice-tv-program, #trump-donald-j

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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

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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

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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.”

#black-lives-matter-movement, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #discrimination, #el-nuevo-herald, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #luque-escalona-roberto, #miami-fla, #miami-herald, #newspapers

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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

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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.

#cherry-hill-nj, #children-and-childhood, #chillicothe-ohio, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #delaware, #e-learning, #education, #education-k-12, #florida, #georgia, #home-schooling, #kennesaw-ga, #miami-fla, #tacoma-wash, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #wilmington-del, #zoom-video-communications

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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

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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

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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

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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.

#ann-arbor-mich, #berkeley-calif, #boston-mass, #budgets-and-budgeting, #california, #children-and-childhood, #colleges-and-universities, #community-colleges, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #davidson-college, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #education-week, #harvard-university, #house-of-representatives, #los-angeles-calif, #miami-fla, #michigan, #philadelphia-pa, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #quarantines, #san-diego-calif, #san-francisco-calif, #senate, #states-us, #tuition, #united-states-economy, #university-of-california, #university-of-california-berkeley, #university-of-massachusetts, #university-of-michigan

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Florida’s Summer of Dread

The coronavirus had entrenched itself in communities from Pensacola to Key West, killing more than 7,000 Floridians. Then came Tropical Storm Isaias.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #florida, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #miami-fla, #summer-season, #weather

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Voices From Travel’s Front Lines: ‘We Walk in Fear, We Work in Fear’

Six travel workers from Alaska to the Maldives talk about returning to the job. They are in a new world, with restrictions and health measures, uncertainty and new procedures.

#alaska, #alitalia, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #flight-attendants, #florida, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #maldives, #miami-fla, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #rome-italy, #st-john-virgin-islands, #st-lucia, #travel-and-vacations, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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When Miami Was Awash in Drugs, Crime and Social Unrest

“The Year of Dangerous Days,” by Nicholas Griffin, delves into the refugee crisis, race riots and drug trade that dominated the city in 1980.

#books-and-literature, #castro-fidel, #colombia, #cuba, #ferre-maurice, #florida, #griffin-nicholas-1971, #miami-fla, #miami-herald, #the-year-of-dangerous-days-riots-refugees-and-cocaine-in-miami-1980-book

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As the Virus Surged, Florida Partied. Tracking the Revelers Has Been Tough.

With the coronavirus exploding, trying to trace the contacts of every positive case has become unrealistic in Florida, especially among elusive partygoers.

#contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #desantis-ron, #florida, #miami-fla, #parties-social

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Miami Police Officer Faces Discipline After Punching Woman in Face

Officers were “relieved of duty’’ after a body camera video of the episode surfaced.

#miami-fla, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

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Florida’s Covid Cases Up Fivefold in 2 Weeks: ‘The Numbers Are Scary’

A surge in coronavirus cases has prompted state officials to prohibit alcohol sales in bars and close Miami beaches for the coming holiday. But will it be enough?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #desantis-ron, #disease-rates, #florida, #miami-fla, #miami-dade-county-fla

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Muslim Woman Was Forced to Remove Hijab for Booking Photo After Arrest, Advocacy Group Says

More than 100,000 people have signed a petition criticizing the treatment of Alaa Massri, 18, at a correctional center in Miami.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #miami-fla, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #muslim-veiling, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

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Will Miami Be Around in 2067?

In “Disposable City,” Mario Alejandro Ariza reckons with what climate change has in store for the spicy city on the Atlantic.

#ariza-mario-alejandro, #books-and-literature, #disposable-city-miamis-future-on-the-shores-of-climate-catastrophe-book, #global-warming, #miami-fla

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Cuffing of Black Miami Doctor Was Justified, Review Finds

But a Police Department investigation found that a sergeant had violated department rules in other ways when he detained Dr. Armen Henderson outside his home last month.

#henderson-armen-1985, #miami-fla, #miami-police-department, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #racial-profiling

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Venezuelan Oil Company Sues Miami Ex-Congressman Over $50 Million Deal

Former Representative David Rivera, a strident anti-communist, was quietly consulting for President Nicolás Maduro’s socialist government. He produced just two reports, totaling 5 pages, the lawsuit said.

#florida, #guaido-juan, #maduro-nicolas, #miami-fla, #petroleos-de-venezuela-sa, #rivera-david-mauricio, #rubio-marco, #venezuela

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10 Florists Delivering Vibrant Bouquets for Mother’s Day

During this time of self-isolation, when the floral industry, too, is hurting, a colorful missive feels more meaningful than ever.

#brooklyn-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #florists, #flowers-and-plants, #los-angeles-calif, #miami-fla, #mothers-day, #oregon, #thompson-emily-florist

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‘Florida Is a Terrible State to Be an Unemployed Person’

Florida has emerged as one of the slowest states in the nation to process an avalanche of unemployment claims since the coronavirus hit.

#florida, #labor-and-jobs, #miami-fla, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance

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How Everyone on the Private Fisher Island Can Get a Coronavirus Test

The tests show whether someone has been exposed to the coronavirus. They’re being provided to everyone in an exclusive Florida community that was able to pay for them.

#antibodies, #carvalho-alberto-m, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fisher-island-fla, #florida, #miami-fla, #tests-medical, #university-of-miami

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Miami Police Handcuff Black Doctor Who Tests Homeless for Coronavirus

The Miami police chief promised an investigation after a video showed Dr. Armen Henderson being handcuffed outside his home on Friday.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #henderson-armen, #miami-fla, #racial-profiling

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I’m a Domestic Worker Who Was Fired Because of the Coronavirus

Domestic workers need your help. And you need ours.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #domestic-service, #federal-taxes-us, #food, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #miami-fla, #national-domestic-workers-alliance, #paid-time-off, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #wages-and-salaries

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