Video shows how trooper’s stop maneuver caused drunk driver in stolen car to crash on MacArthur
Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Andrew Sackmann’s dashcam video shows how his maneuver to stop a drunk driver who was in a stolen Nissan sports utility vehicle caused a crash on Interstate 395, better known as MacArthur Causeway.
Miami Heat’s home arena will get new name after FTX collapse
The arena where the Miami Heat play will soon have a new name, after the team and Miami-Dade County decided Friday to begin actions to terminate their relationship with FTX on the same day that the cryptocurrency exchange filed for bankruptcy.
Spoelstra, Heat excited for opportunity of Game 7 in front of home fans
FTX Arena in Downtown Miami will soon feature a packed house of white-wearing, ravenous Heat fans hoping to see Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo and the rest of the never-say-die crew defend their homecourt and propel the franchise to its seventh appearance in NBA Finals.
There’s a brand new bar located in an attic in Downtown Miami
Years after Lost Boy Dry Goods and Mama Tried made waves in the local bar scene, comes Bar La Real, Downtown Miami’s newest bar and lounge. And what makes this watering hole unlike the rest is that it’s located upstairs in the attic of a historic building — the Old United States Post Office and Courthouse, built in 1912, located at 100 First Avenue.
FTX’s first real estate partnership will be with E11EVEN Hotel & Residences Miami
FTX, a U.S.-regulated cryptocurrency platform (that is slowly becoming a part of Miami’s vernacular due to becoming the new name of Miami Heat’s arena, FTX Arena), is making headlines once again — the company has announced its first real estate partnership will be with E11EVEN Hotel & Residences Miami.
Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner buy $11 million waterfront mansion in Miami
Goodbye, Los Angeles — two more Hollywood faces have left the City of Angels for Miami and it’s none other than married couple musician Joe Jonas and actress Sophie Turner. Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner purchased their new, 10,416-square-foot Bay Point mansion in Miami for $11 million.
Beloved Downtown Miami hole-in-the-wall speakeasy reopens over one year later
Due to the pandemic, The Corner announced they were closing on March 16, 2020 until “further notice.” However, after closing for over a year, the late-night bar in Downtown Miami has reopened its doors once more to the relief of their regular patrons.
The tallest residential building south of New York City is coming to Miami
DOWNTOWN MIAMI, Fla. – Miami’s skyline seems to resemble those of major metropolitan cities like New York and Chicago more and more each year, and now, it’s about to include the tallest building south of The Big Apple itself. Five-star hotel brand Waldorf Astoria is coming to The Magic City in the foreseeable future, marking the debut of Waldorf Astoria in the Miami market. Located at 300 Biscayne Boulevard, the Waldorf Astoria Residences Miami will rise 100 stories and 1,049 feet above Biscayne Bay as the tallest residential building south of New York City. Waldorf Astoria Residences Miami (Courtesy of ArX Solutions)The tower will consist of 360 private residences, as well as 205 guestrooms and suites within the five-star hotel. Ad“The unique nature of this project largely comes from not only creating an iconic building, but a distinguished sculpture that would permanently alter Miami’s skyline with height and design never seen before,” says Ott.
You can walk through Van Gogh’s paintings at this 3-D art exhibit in Miami
"Beyond Van Gogh: An Immersive Experience" is coming to Miami on April 15. MIAMI – Imagine stepping into “The Starry Night” by Vincent van Gogh and being swept away by the colors, lights, emotion, and sounds that the painting evokes – that’s what you can expect to experience at the globally acclaimed “Beyond Van Gogh” immersive art exhibit coming to Miami this April. “Beyond Van Gogh: An Immersive Experience” is coming to Ice Palace Studios in Downtown Miami on April 15 to bring the world of Vincent Van Gogh to South Florida. In Miami, an event titled, “Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience” is being sold, as well. AdTo purchase tickets for “Beyond Van Gogh: An Immersive Experience,” or for more information, visit www.VanGoghMiami.com.
A 10-mile long park is springing up in Miami, in an unlikely place
MIAMI, Fla. – “The Underline” is a park that is starting to spring up, on the underside of the Miami Metrorail. The first phase, from the Brickell Station to the Vizcaya Station, was unveiled on Friday during a ribbon cutting ceremony. When completed, it will stretch from Downtown Miami to South Miami. It will fill in the open spaces underneath the Metrorail, giving residents and visitors a chance to spread out a bit and enjoy the scenery, as they make their way around Miami. When completed, it will take up the 10 miles underneath the tracks.
City of Miramar starts construction on new Park and Ride Lot
MIRAMAR, Fla. – The City of Miramar has announced construction plans for a new Park and Ride lot along east Hiatus Road, between Pembroke Road and Miramar Boulevard. The facility would support the I-95 Express service to Downtown Miami and Brickell. It will accommodate more than 440 cars and will include electric charging stations for 20 cars. It will also have the capability to charge electric buses. The new Miramar Park and Ride lot will also include 911 cell towers and security cameras for enhanced safety.
Large police presence across South Florida as authorities track Wheels Up, Guns Down riders
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Multiple people are facing several charges for their role in what has become a dangerous tradition on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in South Florida. A large group of the Wheels Up, Guns Down riders were seen in Northwest Miami-Dade County Monday afternoon. There has been a noticeable increase in police presence across Miami-Dade and Broward counties as authorities attempt to limit the danger. Watch as Sky10 followed several of the Wheels Up, Guns Down riders below:Wheels Up, Guns Down 2021 WATCH LIVE: Sky10 following groups of motorcycle and ATV riders out for the annual Wheels Up, Guns Down event that takes place on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. More: https://bit.ly/3sxkwL3 Posted by WPLG Local 10 on Monday, January 18, 2021For several days, authorities have been on alert, tracking bikers and riders in South Florida for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day rideout.
Suspension of Miami scooter pilot program has some happy, others sad
MIAMI – The City of Miami is pressing pause on its e-scooter program. The suspension goes into effect at midnight on Wednesday and it comes as thousands of the motorized scooters are being tossed down around the city. At 12:01 a.m. all of the vendors in Miami’s scooter pilot program will have to cease operations. “They buzz by you, I’m surprised more people haven’t been hurt,” said Rebecca Van Walleghem, a Downtown Miami resident. I’ve been the biggest believer in the #scooter program as effective micro mobility.
Police arrest knife-wielding homeless man after brazen Downtown Miami robbery recorded on FaceTime
MIAMI – A homeless man has been arrested, accused of robbing a man who was trying to help him. The victim thought the homeless man was asking for money, but instead found himself face to face with a knife. As a result, the day after Christmas is a day 24-year-old Jose Cabeza will not soon forget. “When I was walking back from the gas station to my house, there was a homeless man who called me and I thought he was asking for some money,” he said. But Cabeza soon realized that 48-year-old Richard Williams was not just looking for money.
Emergency road repair contract approved following major water main break in Downtown Miami
MIAMI – The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department has approved an emergency road repair contract related to Wednesday’s water main break in Downtown Miami. According to a spokeswoman from the department, Jennifer Messemer-Skold, Biscayne Boulevard remains closed from Southeast Second Street to Biscayne Way, as well as from Southeast Third Avenue to Biscayne Boulevard. The 12-inch water main break occurred Wednesday morning at 300 Biscayne Boulevard Way. The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department issued a boil water notice for the impacted buildings due to the break. The four impacted buildings are Met 1 located at 300 S Biscayne Boulevard, Muze at 340 SE 3rd Street, South East Financial at 200 S. Biscayne Boulevard and Citi Group Center at 201 S. Biscayne Boulevard.
Water main break leaves portion of Downtown Miami flooded
MIAMI – A water main break Wednesday morning left a portion of Downtown Miami flooded. The 12-inch water main break was reported at 300 Biscayne Boulevard Way. The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department issued a boil water notice for the impacted buildings due to the break. It just literally cracked like an egg.”The Metromover system was temporarily closed due to the water main break. WATCH: Video shows extensive flooding from water main break in Miami.
Increase in cases of COVID-19 causing several major South Florida events to be postponed or cancelled
MIAMI – The coronavirus pandemic is forcing some popular events that bring tons of visitors and money into South Florida to be cancelled. With the positive cases of COVID-19 on the rise in South Florida, some events have even been postponed to next year due to them potentially becoming super spreader events. Art Basel has been canceled in Miami Beach, a big loss to the economy and tourism industry. In Fort Lauderdale, the Winterfest Boat Parade set to take place next month is a no-go. The big New Year’s Eve downtown countdown in Fort Lauderdale has yet to be decided upon.
This Week in South Florida: Rafael Yaniz and Burnadette Norris-Weeks
That’s Southwest Miami-Dade along the coast to Downtown Miami, and the lower part of Miami Beach. This Week in South Florida wanted to get some input on that, as well as other big stories from the week, on our roundtable. Rafael Yaniz is a political analyst and attorney from Miami who usually comes at things from the center-right perspective. Burnadette Norris-Weeks is an attorney in Fort Lauderdale and founder of the Women of Color Empowerment Institute, and she’s a Democrat. They joined This Week in South Florida with hosts Glenna Milberg and Michael Putney, and the discussion can be seen at the top of this page.
Officers find Metromover bomb threat was not credible
MIAMI – A caller threatened to have placed bombs on the Metromover in downtown Miami. After a Thursday evening investigation, officers found the threat was not credible. Officers evacuated areas at the Metromover stops for Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Campus at 300 NE Second Ave., and Bayside Marketplace at 401 Biscayne Blvd. According to Officer Kiara Delva, a spokeswoman for the Miami-Dade Police Department, the officers were still investigating the source of the threats. Local 10 News Photojournalist Durrant Kellogg contributed to this report.
Skyviews Miami Observation Wheel opens to the public, bringing amazing views of downtown skyline
MIAMI – South Florida residents and visitors alike can now get a whole new view of Downtown Miami. Local leaders cut the ribbon Wednesday on the city’s brand-new observation wheel. Just like that, the long-awaited Skyviews Miami Observation Wheel celebrated its grand opening. “(It cost) a million dollars to give people, who pay just a few dollars, multi-million dollar views to our city,” said City of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez. Bringing the wheel to the downtown skyline was a lengthy process because city zoning for a Ferris wheel didn’t exist.
Man shot multiple times outside luxury building in Downtown Miami
MIAMI Police in Miami are investigating a shooting outside a luxury high-rise. Authorities said a man was shot multiple times and was taken to a local area hospital. A large police presence was seen in the area of Northeast 1st Avenue and 9th Street in Downtown Miami. Police said they were called to the Paramount building just before 9 p.m. to reports of a man who had been shot. Some residents told Local 10 News they believe the man who was shot lives inside the luxury building.
Downtown Miami protest disrupts traffic on I-95, I-395, Brickell, Biscayne
MIAMI – Dozens of protesters met Friday afternoon at the Torch of Friendship at Bayfront Park and marched for hours through downtown Miami and Brickell. Protesters march on a ramp from Miami Avenue toward Interstate 95 southbound on Friday evening in downtown Miami. (SKY 10)About 7:45 p.m., the protesters marched on Interstate 95′s southbound ramp from Miami Avenue and Biscayne Boulevard. (SKY 10)Before marching on I-95 and blocking the Brickell Avenue Bridge, they marched peacefully to the Miami-Dade County Courthouse in downtown Miami. (SKY10)As a precaution, Florida Highway Patrol troopers closed I-95 in both directions from Florida State Road 112 to U.S. 1.
Miami's 3 best spots to score cheap breakfast and brunch eats
First St. in Downtown Miami, the breakfast and brunch spot, which offers sandwiches, coffee, tea and more, is the highest-rated inexpensive breakfast and brunch restaurant in Miami, boasting five stars out of 134 reviews on Yelp. Cafe Villa ClaraPhoto: MastaChai/YelpNext up is Cafe Villa Clara, situated at 10523 S.W. Yelper Sam S. noted, "The Cafe Villa Clara has some of the best croquetas in Miami. 152nd Ave., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the low-priced bakery and Venezuelan and breakfast and brunch spot 4.5 stars out of 242 reviews. Yelper Jorge M. wrote, "Great homemade empanadas made with love in West Kendall.
Protests continue in South Florida on Saturday, with several planned across Miami-Dade and Broward
MIAMI Several protests are being held across South Florida on Saturday as residents in Miami-Dade and Broward come out to demonstrate against racism and police brutality. Roughly 45 people came out for the walking protest that stopped several times for prayer before arriving at the Miami-Dade County Courthouse. A 1 p.m. protest planned outside Trump National Doral brought several dozen demonstrators out, many of which were younger people. They also blocked off SW 109th Ave. to prevent protestors from going north of SW 8th Street and moving towards the police station. Back in Downtown Miami, a protest is planned at 4 p.m. that will begin at the Torch of Friendship off Biscayne Blvd.
South Floridas professional sports teams speak out following George Floyd death, protests
MIAMI South Floridians, like many others in regions across the United States, have been holding protests following the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers. Peaceful protests in Miami turned violent Saturday night, though officials believe the instigating parties may have been from out of state and specifically in town to start trouble. Several statements have been released by South Floridas sports teams and, in some cases, their respective owners over the past few days, and instead of trying to paraphrase those words, here they are as intended:Statement from Head Coach Brian Flores. pic.twitter.com/dJOdHHSvNT Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) May 29, 2020Dolphins head coach Brian Flores speaking this morning at the teams meal distribution at Hard Rock stadium. (Via @MiamiDolphins) pic.twitter.com/tl8XOnCfDz Will Manso (@WillManso) June 1, 2020
As troublemaking demonstrators attempted violence, peaceful protestors stepped in to stop destruction
That is, until peaceful demonstrators intervened. Strong, but peaceful messages were delivered in Miami and Fort Lauderdale during loud, planned and organized marches that took place during the day. Once the sun went down, however, the movement changed to systemic inequality in policing. Some of the demonstrators did try to stop the madness, like ones that put themselves between a Downtown Miami CVS and would-be vandals. of Homeland Security are investigating whether outside agitators were responsible for the property damage and looting, which the FBI did not confirm or deny.
Police make dozens of arrests following night of emotional, dangerous protests across Miami-Dade County
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. Tense protests across the nation over the death of George Floyd have started to hit home for residents of South Florida. Miami-Dade police had already made 38 arrests before midnight as a result of several protests, the department announced on Twitter. Protests around Downtown Miami started peaceful but quickly turned chaotic when looters began raiding the shops at Bayside Marketplace. It was a similar scene in many parts of Downtown Miami, with damage to businesses and even parts of the Miami-Dade College Wolfson Campus. "I stand with all who seek justice for George Floyd and for anyone who has been mistreated by abuse of power," said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez.
Check out the 4 top spots in Downtown Miami
Get to know this Miami neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a Mediterranean spot to a Peruvian eatery. Taula Fresh Cut Mediterranean FoodPhoto: Alex L./YelpTopping the list is the Mediterranean spot Taula Fresh Cut Mediterranean Food. Located at 1657 N. Miami Ave., Suite E, it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting 4.5 stars out of 154 reviews on Yelp. Pollos Y JarrasPhoto: Han M./YelpNext up is the Peruvian spot Pollos Y Jarras, situated at 115 N.E. Toro ToroPhoto: Jacqueline m./YelpSteakhouse, tapas bar and cocktail bar Toro Toro is another top choice.
Coronavirus in Florida: As many businesses begin reopening, tourism industry remains in limbo
There are several variables at play continuing to impact our tourism industry, including consumer confidence. Messaging will be important; a Visit Florida analysis of social media sentiment in early-May found that Florida travel discussion was more negative than U.S. travel as a whole. That is why it's so important to keep the number of infections down at Miami International Airport. 90% of all passengers that are coming to this area, wherever it be in South Florida, Broward, Miami-Dade, are coming through MIA. Related links:Visit Florida: Coronavirus & Travel Sentiment Analysis, May 1 - May 7Visit Florida: COVID-19 Florida Tourism ImpactsMiami International Airport: COVID-19 Safety
Remembering “The Great Miami Tornado”
Miami, FL – If you were in South Florida on May 12, 1997, then you certainly remember this one. Usually by May, we in South Florida are thinking toward hurricane season and the perils it can bring. At around 2 p.m., an unusually strong tornado dropped just north of Coconut Grove, right over Silver Bluff Estates. It then crossed I-95, trekked into Downtown Miami, and entered Biscayne Bay. This tornado was strong by South Florida standards.
David Guetta to play 2-hour set in Miami to support Feeding South Florida
MIAMI – David Guetta will be playing a two-hour set in downtown Miami that will be live-streamed starting at 6 p.m. on Saturday. Guetta and the Miami Downtown Development Authority are raising funds for Feeding South Florida, Fondation Hôpitaux de Paris - Hôpitaux de France and the World Health Organization. “I’m very excited to share what’s been in the works for some time now,” Guetta said in a statement. Guetta is accepting donations on his website. Here is how to watch it:
Feast your eyes on the best Miami businesses to prep for your Thanksgiving
Head to one of Miami's top bakeries, all of which are cranking out autumnal-inspired baked goods and sweet treats perfect for Thanksgiving. Eighth St. in Alameda - West Flagler, the bakery is the highest-rated bakery in Miami, boasting four stars out of 320 reviews on Yelp. Eighth St. With 4.5 stars out of 21 reviews on Yelp, the bakery has proven to be a local favorite. Yisell BakeryPhoto: Anna C./YelpShenandoah's Yisell Bakery, located at 1356 S.W. Third Ave. in Downtown, the grocery store is the highest-rated grocery store in Miami, boasting four stars out of 192 reviews on Yelp.
Check out 5 best inexpensive cafes in Miami
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable cafes in Miami, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to satisfy your cravings. Sedici Caf GrillPhoto: tatiana s./YelpDowntown Miami's Sedici Caf Grill, located at 16 N.E. The site can tell you a thing or two about Sedici Caf Grill's specialities, "Fresh baked butter croissants and pastries made in house. Cure CafePhoto: Cure Cafe/YelpOver in Brickell, check out Cure Cafe, which has earned four stars out of 45 reviews on Yelp. We looked there to learn more about Cure Cafe.
Miami boasts a hot lineup of sports and fitness deals this week
From jet ski rentals to kayaking and paddle boarding, there's plenty to do when it comes to sports and fitness activities coming up in Miami this week. Up to 69% Off Jet Ski Rental at Miami Jet Ski AdventuresFrom the Miami Jet Ski Adventures deal description:Calling all adventure seekers! For the ultimate jet ski experience, try our technologically advanced Yamaha skis. Where: 1050 MacArthur Causeway, Downtown MiamiPrice: $22 (72 percent discount off regular price) - One-Hour Jet Ski Rental. Where: 1 Rickenbacker Causeway, Coral WayPrice: $7 (82 percent discount off regular price) - 20-Minute Paddleboard or Kayak Rental for One Person.
New boating spot, Miami Cruise Yacht Charters, now open in Flagami
Looking for a new spot to get boating and more? Called Miami Cruise Yacht Charters, the new arrival is located at 2490 N.W. Miami Cruise Yacht Charters offers sunset and daytime cruises on a 60-foot Hatteras, Yacht Fisherman. Miami Cruise Yacht Charters has proven popular thus far, with a five-star rating out of one review on Yelp. Head on over to check it out: Miami Cruise Yacht Charters is open from 9 a.m.1 a.m. daily.
Sports and fitness deals are hot in Miami this week
From Jet Ski adventures to adult kickball, there's plenty to do when it comes to sports and fitness activities coming up in Miami this week. Up to 65% off rental at Intercoastal Jet SkiFrom the Intercoastal Jet Ski deal description:Calling all water enthusiasts! Score a deal of up to 65 percent off jet ski rentals. Explore the calm waters of Biscayne Bay, see a few dolphins in action and enjoy breathtaking views of Miami Beach. Games take place on Wednesday nights at Jose Marti Parks, Thursday nights at Danny Berry and Friday nights at Cutler Ridge.
Police search for man caught on camera trying to enter Miami condos
MIAMI - Police are searching for a suspicious man that has been snooping around Miami luxury apartment buildings, checking doors in the middle of the night. In the video, the man can be seen wearing a button down shirt and glasses. The next time the man is spotted, it's a mile-and-a-half away at the Art Gallery building. In that footage, the man is wearing the same shirt and glasses and is holding the same bag in his hand. The city of Miami Police Department is aware of the man in the footage and has seen the video.
South Florida home to over 1,300 sugar daddies, report says
Joe Raedle / Getty ImagesMIAMI - When it comes to sugar daddies (or mommies), South Florida is the place to be. According to a new report, Miami and the surrounding areas are home to over 1,300 sugar daddies (or, again, mommies). sugar daddy/SHoor dad/noun INFORMALa rich older man who lavishes gifts on a young woman in return for her company or sexual favors. The Seeking Arrangements website released the South Florida numbers, which were well ahead of larger areas such as Philadelphia (under 1,000). The ranking shoots up to fourth for sugar mommies with 4.79 per 10,000 adult females.
Miami boasts a hot lineup of sports and fitness deals this week
From jet ski rentals to belly dance classes, there's plenty to do when it comes to sports and fitness activities coming up in Miami this week. Up to 65% Off Jet Ski Rental at Miami Jet Ski AdventuresFrom the Miami Jet Ski Adventures deal description:Calling all outdoor enthusiasts! Score a deal on a one-hour or two-hour jet ski rental. Score deals of up to 80 percent off and have a fun adventure on the water. Where: 1 Rickenbacker Causeway, Coral WayPrice: $8 (80 percent discount off regular price) - Paddleboard or Kayak Rental for One.
Sports and fitness deals are hot in Miami this week
From jet skiing to paddleboarding, there's plenty to do when it comes to sports and fitness activities coming up in Miami this week. Links included in this article may earn Hoodline a commission on clicks and transactions. Up to 65% Off Jet Ski Rental at Intercoastal Jet SkiFrom the Intercoastal Jet Ski deal description:Calling water sports enthusiasts! Hop on a jet ski and explore the waters of Biscayne Bay area while enjoying views of Miami Beach. You'll get the chance to spend time soaring through ocean waves and stop by a nearby island for some sight seeing.