Stop the Car : Best of Miami Neighborhoods Ranked
Miami differentiates its communities: Wynwood, Mimo, Little Haiti, Doral, Allapattah, Downtown Dadeland, Hialeah, Little River, Coral Gables, South Beach, Brickell, Calle Ocho, Lincoln Road, Design District, Sunset Harbor, South Miami, Key Biscayne, etc. So let’s explore one area at a time over the next few months starting with Coconut Grove. Old timers spoke of the old Grove or West Grove, young folks know the new Grove and Cocowalk, but with the effects of our blessed developers and beloved gentrifiers, let’s just leave it with the Grove. Jaguar, Strada, Ariete, Bombay Darbar, Glass & Vine, Peacock Garden, Lulu, Kush, Atchana’s, Mister 01, Harry’s and Sapore di Mare all bring cred. The Barnacle, Kennedy Park and Peacock Park are spacious and busy.communitynewspapers.com
Teenage boy steals neighbor’s puppy, 2 cars, resists arrest in Miami
Detectives said a teenage boy used social media to brag about a burglary on Thursday after stealing a puppy and two cars in Miami. He also threatened a police officer during his arrest and turned over a table during questioning at the station, police said.
Haitian Americans meet to pray for Martine Moïse, Haiti
Haitian Americans met Friday in Miami-Dade County to pray for First Lady Martine Moïse who remained at Jackson Memorial Hospital for over a week. She was injured during the July 7 assassination of President Jovenel Moïse, 53, in Port-au-Prince, and hopes to attend his funeral July 23 in Haiti’s city of Cap-Haitien.
Miami scraps plans to evict Allapattah library for housing after students speak out
One of Miami’s oldest library branches is expected to have a new home in a proposed affordable housing project in the same Allapattah location after high school students rallied to save their community hub from displacement.news.yahoo.com
A new Miami housing project could cost the Allapattah library branch its home
After shootings rattle Miami-Dade, mayor wins vote on summer jobs for teen offendersPlans for a new affordable-housing complex in Miami include bad news for the Allapattah library branch, which rents space from the city at the planned development site and has been ordered to clear out later this year.news.yahoo.com
Is Allapattah the new Wynwood? Miami developers think so
This is leading newcomers, developers, and investors hoping to open businesses to head north to Buena Vista, or, out west. But what’s out west? It’s an area of Miami-Dade County called Allapattah, and developers are already hoping to transform the neighborhood into a cultural destination.
A trippy, multi-sensory art museum just opened in Miami
Superblue’s inaugural exhibition, Every Wall is a Door, is now open at Superblue Miami in Allapattah. Artists Es Devlin, teamLab, and James Turrell invite visitors to embark on a multi-sensory journey through installations that are as visually spectacular as they are thought-provoking.
Former Miami Dolphins player gets arrested after fit of rage over Pizza Hut service
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Officers arrested Mark Walton, a former Miami Dolphins player, on Sunday after a fit of rage over the service at a Pizza Hut in Miami-Dade County’s Allapattah neighborhood. Miami Hurricanes running back Mark Walton celebrates after scoring a second-quarter touchdown against the Florida Atlantic Owls on Sept. 10, 2016 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. He was also later arrested for carrying a concealed firearm, resisting an officer without violence, possession of marijuana, and reckless driving. (Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)The Bengals released him April 6, 2019, and the Miami Dolphins signed him May 12, 2019. After learning about the domestic violence case, the Miami Dolphins waived him on Nov. 19, 2019.
11 people inside home as car drives by and bullets start flying
MIAMI, Fla. – Henri Villagran said 11 people were in the house that he has lived in since the 1970s when the bullets started flying Tuesday night. At least one of the bullets went through the front window, missing pet birds in a cage by inches. “My wife came running into the room saying, ‘Someone is shooting.’ And we had the kids, and everyone was screaming and running away from the bullets,” Villagran said. So, what he described was like, “I can see the fire from the window.’ He was scared,” Villagran said. The investigation is preliminary, but police are looking into a case of mistaken identity and that the Villagran house was not the intended target.
Flames engulf man’s Jeep at gas station near Allapattah
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Flames engulfed a white Jeep at a Citgo gas station on Friday in Miami-Dade County, near Allapattah. Nearby residents reported the thick black smoked and the flames shooting into the air. A man said the fire sparked just as he finished filling up his gas tank. Firefighters responded to the gas station at the corner of Northwest 28th Street and Northwest 27th Avenue. Officers with Miami-Dade Schools Police, Miami and Miami-Dade responded to the area to help keep drivers away from the area.
Protester during coronavirus news conference: ‘Shame on you! You should resign Ron DeSantis!’
Ron DeSantis was in Miami on Monday to meet with Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez, he saw an opportunity. His 24,000 followers on Twitter were not surprised to learn he was the heckler at DeSantis’ news conference at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Shame on you!”When a man pushed him to leave the room, Kennedy shouted, “Social distance! “You should resign Ron DeSantis!”Kennedy recorded the incident and shared the video on his Twitter account. DeSantis ignored Kennedy.
Coronavirus hot zones: Surge team focuses on Miami-Dades 33136, 33142, 33030 zip codes
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. The members of the new Surge Teams are going door to door in Miami-Dade County neighborhoods where the coronavirus pandemic has had the most impact. According to Juan Diasgranados, a spokesman for the Miami-Dade Corrections & Rehabilitation Department, the teams are focusing on zip codes 33136, 33142 and 33030. Zip code 33136 includes Jackson Memorial Hospital and the historic Spring Garden and Overtown neighborhoods. Zip code 33142 includes the Miami International Airports Rental Car Center and Transit Station, the Casino Miami and Jackson Memorial Long-Term Care Center in Allapattah and Brownsville, a neighborhood with several affordable housing projects. Zip code 33030 includes farms, wholesale plant nurseries and CHI Martin Luther King Jr. Clinica Campesina, an urgent care center that provides services to Homesteads agricultural workers.
City of Miami passes out free masks to residents in coronavirus hot spots
MIAMI City of Miami officials distributed face masks Friday to areas that have been identified as coronavirus hot spots, including Allapattah, Brownsville and Little Havana. I see people walking without masks, walking dogs in the park, in the street. Miami Mayor Francis Suarez distributed 10,000 masks to the long line of eager recipients waiting in the heat. As of Thursday, masks are now required in the city of Miami to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and there are consequences for noncompliance. The city of Miami has received more than 100,000 masks to pass out so far, and is expecting more donations.
Miami mayor distributes free face masks in Allapattah
MIAMI – A day after announcing the city will be mandating face masks to help reduce the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez visited Allapattah on Tuesday. Billionaire Norman Braman donated 50,000 masks to help those in need in Miami, Suarez said. The new order, which Suarez said is in the works, is to wear face masks at all times except when eating at restaurants and while exercising. Anyone caught in violation of those could be issued a warning — forced to pay a fine or possibly even face misdemeanor charges, Suarez said. It’s an enforcement effort that the mayor acknowledges will be an uphill battle, but it is one he said is worth it.
Mask mandates confuse many South Floridians. Bottom line: Wear one.
That has been such a question in South Florida, where rules for face coverings can change with the zip code. We are in the process of implementing masks in public, so that order is about to be finalized.People out and about are definitely confused. In the mosaic of South Florida cities, county rules apply as a base. The Miami-area cities had talked Monday about expanding that to require masks in public indoors or out. Local leaders say theyre not out to get people in trouble, they just want them to wear the masks to keep themselves and others safe.
Allapattah's First Fine-Dining Restaurant, Leku, to Open at the Rubell Museum
The Organic Beef Tomahawk Steak will be cooked on a traditional Basque grill in the courtyard at Leku. Leku, a restaurant offering Basque cuisine at the new Rubell Museum location, has confirmed that it is on track to open at the end of April as planned and that the coronavirus pandemic has not affected its opening timeline. With Goikolea at the helm, Leku aims to bring that same caliber of innovative cuisine to Miami. With a focus on his Basque roots, Goikolea creates dishes using local and seasonal ingredients. The Rubell Museum, which moved from its longtime Wynwood location, reopened this past December in a completely transformed space that was once six industrial buildings.miaminewtimes.com
Allapattah midrise plans 47 micro-unit apartments
Allapattah midrise plans 47 micro-unit apartmentsWritten by John Charles Robbins on March 17, 2020AdvertisementA developer plans to build a midrise building in Allapattah that will include smaller micro unit apartments. Of the 116 apartments, the developer proposes 47 as micro dwelling units, which are allowed by warrant in certain areas within Transit Oriented Development zones. This project plans 47 micro apartments ranging from 385 to 388 square feet. To permit parking to encroach into the second layer, along the principal frontage, with an art or glass treatment approved by the planning director upon recommendation by the review board. To permit parking to encroach into the second layer, beyond 50%, along the secondary frontage, with an art or glass treatment approved by the planning director.miamitodaynews.com
Man, 52, in torture death of 10-year-old adopted daughter appears in court
ALLAPATTAH, Fla. – Jorge Barahona, who faces the death penalty if convicted, appeared in Miami-Dade County court on Wednesday, as he begins to feel the weight of justice in the torture and death of his 10-year-old adopted daughter, Nubia. Nubia Barahona was found dead on Valentine's Day 2011 in her adoptive father's truck on the side of Interstate 95 in West Palm Beach. Carmen Barahona (right) has agreed to testify against her husband, Jorge Barahona (left), in the death of their adopted daughter. Jorge Barahona’s wife, Carmen Barahona, recently pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse charges. Jorge Barahona is facing eight counts of child abuse, seven counts of child neglect with no great bodily harm, child neglect with great bodily harm, child abuse with great bodily harm, attempted first-degree murder, dead human body abuse and first-degree murder.
Mexican actor Pablo Lyle returns to Miami-Dade court
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Mexican actor Pablo Lyle appeared in Miami-Dade County court on Wednesday to ask the judge to modify his bond status as the manslaughter case against him continues. Juan Ricardo Hernandez, 63, died days after he was punched by Mexican actor, Pablo Lyle, during a road rage dispute in Miami, authorities say. Lucas Delfino testified Aug. 22 in the stand your ground hearing of his brother-in-law, Mexican actor Pablo Lyle. He was banging on the window very loudly.”The video shows DelFino and Lyle got out of their car. Full Screen 1 / 21 Mexican 'telenovela' star Pablo Lyle returns to Miami-Dade courtFernandez recently replaced Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Alan Fine in the case.
Developers Push the Art Basel Crowd Toward a New Miami Neighborhood
Art Basel week. Mia2you/Shutterstock.comMiami Art Weeks center of gravity moves every couple of yearspulled at one moment by the gritty muraled walls of Wynwood, at another by the gleaming shops of the Design District. But during this year festivities, a new neighborhood thats been overlooked by the artistic glitterati is seeing a flurry of activity. Allapattah, nestled just west of Wynwood and north of Little Havana along the Miami River, is known for its Dominican community and grain warehouses. Its now the home of two major art complexesthe 100,000-square-foot Rubell Museum that opened on Dec. 4 and the new El Espacio 23 experimental art center developed by billionaire real estate magnate Jorge Prez to exhibit his private collection and to develop artists in residency.feeds.feedblitz.com
Will Allapattah Fall Victim to the Gentrification That Claimed Wynwood?
The 100,000-square-foot former warehouse in Miami's Allapattah neighborhood is still unfinished, but some of its immense artworks have been installed. In yet another room, a series of expressionistic paintings by Purvis Young "the Michelangelo of Miami," Rubell calls him leans against the wall, waiting to be hung. Even as one of the most diverse neighborhoods in Miami, Allapattah enjoys a strong sense of community, united partially around a proud working-class sentiment. "Allapattah is big enough, it's strong enough, and it's good enough to stand on its feet," says Allapattah Neighborhood Association president Patrick Gajardo. In October, Jorge Prez, the billionaire developer whose name adorns Prez Art Museum Miami, announced he planned to open El Espacio 23 to accommodate his own collection.miaminewtimes.com
Art Basel Miami Beach 2019: A guide to parking, tickets, events and what to avoid
How can this second-year art fair, which in 2018 took over a police impound lot in Allapattah, possibly top itself? Answer: with mechanical bull unicorns and motocross stunts. The bash in Miamis Little River neighborhood the northernmost tip of the Art Basel madness is stuffed with attractions, including a monster truck show, a pop-up food hall crammed with 13 food vendors and four bars, live DJs and a sustainable market. Is there, well, art? But when motocross pros fly over spectators heads, does that even matter?sun-sentinel.com
Explore the 4 top spots in Miami's Allapattah neighborhood
Get to know this Miami neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a vegetarian spot to a meat shop and deli. Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Allapattah, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. 20th St., it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting 4.5 stars out of 157 reviews on Yelp. Seventh Ave. With 4.5 stars out of 121 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite. Ricky's Meats & DeliPhoto: ariel b./YelpRicky's Meats & Deli, a meat shop and deli, is another much-loved neighborhood go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 17 Yelp reviews.
Woman Says Man in Diaz de la Portilla Shirt Assaulted Her at Senior Housing Complex
Her assailant briefly spoke with Diaz de la Portilla before fleeing the scene, she says. Pichel tells New Times Diaz de la Portilla was gone by the time he got to the housing complex. (Pichel also turned up at the towers last week after residents called to inform him that Diaz de la Portilla supporters were bothering tenants.) Diaz de la Portilla has made a point of campaigning at Three Towers lately. Diaz de la Portilla tells New Times he intends to return to the community center next week for another campaign event.miaminewtimes.com
Hometown, Bon Gout, and Others Kindle a Quiet Barbecue Revolution
It's emanating from the Citadel, where Richard Hales is test-smoking brisket, beef ribs, and pork ribs for his soon-to-open Society BBQ. Nearby in Little Haiti, Bon Gout BBQ is serving slow-smoked ribs and brisket crusted with the piquant Haitian spice blend epis. There's also a cloud forming over Allapattah, where late last month, the revered Brooklyn barbecue man Billy Durney quietly opened the Miami outpost of his famed Hometown Barbecue. On weekends in Coconut Grove, Phil Bryant and Veronica Valdivia dish out Maryland-style pit beef sandwiches alongside smoked short and long beef ribs as well as pork spare ribs. "The first thing I cooked in there were beef ribs.miaminewtimes.com
Billionaire Developer Jorge Perz Opening El Espacio 23 Art Museum in Allapattah
Following the Rubell Collection's move to the working class, proudly Dominican neighborhood, a new art space called El Espacio 23 will open in time for Miami Art Week 2019. Yes, that Perz the billionaire developer whose name adorns the Perz Art Museum Miami. In addition to exhibiting pieces of Perz's massive private art collection, the complex will also house three apartments designed for artist and curator residencies lasting six to eight weeks. Related Stories Rubell Museum to Open in Allapattah in DecemberEl Espacio will open with an exhibition called "Time for Change: Art and Social Unrest in the Jorge M. Perz Collection." In 2011, his $35 million gift to the Miami Art Museum earned him naming rights for the facility and sparked resignations from its board in protest.miaminewtimes.com
Band of burglars targets cell phone store in Allappattah
They wore hats, dark long-sleeve shirts, dark pants, and they used bandanas to cover their faces. During a recent heist on Aug. 29, police officers said they broke into The Global Cellulars Store at 2199 NW 20 St. in Miami's Allapattah neighborhood. "They had their faces covered with bandanas, plus they had hats and they had gloves on," the store manager told Local 10 News reporter Hatzel Vela. According to Officer Kiara Delva, the band of burglars took more than 450 cellular phones and $4,000 in cash from a safe. Delva is asking anyone with information to call the Miami Police Department's burglary unit at 305-603-6030 or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.
Rubell Collection morphing into large Allapattah museum
Rubell Collection morphing into large Allapattah museumWritten by Catherine Lackner on September 17, 2019AdvertisementThe Rubell Family Collection, long a Wynwood landmark, will re-open as the Rubell Museum Dec. 4 at 1100 NW 23 St., a 2.5-acre site in Allapattah. The vast majority 80% of the space will be publicly accessible, with 65% dedicated to longer-term installations, a release said. We love Allapattah because its central location makes the museum readily accessible to people who live and work downtown and throughout the city, said Mera Rubell. We also see ourselves as a gathering space and will have a restaurant, Leku at Rubell Museum, that overlooks a lush outdoor sculpture garden, and a dedicated event space catered by the restaurant. They moved to Miami in 1990 and opened the Rubell Family Collection in 1993.miamitodaynews.com
University of Miami cancels Friday afternoon classes
CORAL GABLES, Fla. - University of Miami classes are canceled from Friday afternoon through Tuesday and will resume on Wednesday. The cancellation applies to classes held at the university campuses in Coral Gables, Virginia Key and Miami-Dade County's Allapattah neighborhood. The university has also canceled events scheduled for the Labor Day weekend. For more information, call the university's emergency hotline at 1-800-227-0354/"Copyright 2019 by WPLG Local10.com - All rights reserved.
Allapattah's Restaurants Look Toward an Uncertain Future
Late Sunday night, things really get going at Club Tipico Dominicano (1344 NW 36th St., Miami; 305-634-7819; clubtipicodominicano.com). He began serving food to help hold down all the beer, and soon after, dancing became the natural progression. Yet unlike the now fully gentrified Design District and Wynwood, which had been mostly composed of homes and commercial businesses, Allapattah boasts a bustling street and retail life. FacebookTwitterMore shares reddit emailYet some of these restaurants might fall victim to development as speculators buy up land in what could be another wholesale face-lift. The real-estate boom of the '20s brought the first specters of development to the area around Miami Jackson Senior High School, which expanded in 1926 with the construction of a three-story building.miaminewtimes.com
Father opens fire at gunman during attempted robbery in Allapattah
The gunman, who detectives identified as Mykece Johnekins, started yelling, police said. Johnekins ran behind a tree and fired several shots, police said. Surveillance video shows the mother and the boys were on the ground in the area of Northwest 26th Street and Northwest 25th Avenue. The father fired his gun and struck Johnekins in the neck, police said. Police said they found Johnekins' gun across the street from the family's home.
Board gives thumbs-up to colorful Allapattah project
Board gives thumbs-up to colorful Allapattah projectWritten by John Charles Robbins on August 6, 2019AdvertisementA colorful mixed-use apartment building is coming to the heart of Allapattah, bringing with it retail uses and office space. TCG Allapattah 16 LLC proposes 16 Allapattah, a new mixed-use 12-story building with 323 residential units, 13,133 square feet of retail uses, 6,947 square feet of offices, and a parking structure to accommodate 336 vehicles. The property has a lot area of 73,449 square feet, or 1.686 acres. Ms. Escarra said the project proposes an extension of parking into the second layer along the secondary frontage (Northwest 21st Street). Ms. Escarra defended the 16 Allapattah project, describing how the neighborhood is evolving, including a large mixed-use project approved by the city as a Special Area Plan.miamitodaynews.com
Miami explores leasing Allapattah land to Major project
Miami explores leasing Allapattah land to Major projectWritten by Gabriel Poblete on July 23, 2019AdvertisementA request for information has been issued on behalf of the City of Miami for about 18 acres of city-owned land in Allapattah as the city considers leasing the property. The two square blocks are between Northwest 19th and 20th streets and Northwest 12th and 14th avenues, north of Jackson Memorial and the Veterans Administration hospitals. Andrew Schimmel, project lead from the citys real estate and asset management department, said the prospect of leasing the land is still in early stages, with various possibilities available for the land. The purpose of the RFI is to gauge from the development community what the best path forward might be, Mr. Schimmel said. He added that if the city does end up requesting proposals, CBRE would receive a service fee.miamitodaynews.com
Metrorail coming from Miami International Airport derails in Allapattah
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. - After departing from Miami International Airport, a Metrorail partially derailed Friday night in Miami-Dade's Allapattah neighborhood. Karla Damian, a spokeswoman for Miami-Dade Transit, said late Friday night that investigators still didn't know exactly what happened. The passengers had to transfer to the Metrorail's Orange Line, according to Miami-Dade Transit. METRORAIL: Tomorrow, passengers heading to the airport will need to transfer at the Earlington Heights station for the Orange Line train. Details: https://t.co/0kdeN6kjxc Miami-Dade Transit (@IRideMDT) July 12, 2019Copyright 2019 by WPLG Local10.com - All rights reserved.