Court order: Miami ‘gerrymandered’ its commission map again, judge chooses new one
In response to a lawsuit, a federal judge ruled Sunday that the city of Miami commissioners’ proposed district map, purportedly drawn to address issues of racial gerrymandering present in the current boundaries, failed to make significant enough changes to fix the problems he originally identified.
Fire displaces 9 people in Miami’s Flagami neighborhood
MIAMI – Dark smoke billowed into the air on Friday, as fierce flames roared through the windows of a second-story apartment in Miami’s Flagami neighborhood. A woman who lives in the apartment at Northwest 43rd Avenue and Ninth Street told firefighters the flames were coming from the water heater closet. “The flames were very strong.”Firefighters rescued a boy who was trapped on the second floor. Aside from the boy, who was treated at the scene, no one else was injured. “There is some smoke damage and water damage,” Sanchez said.
Shooter targets silver car leaving 1 injured in Miami-Dade
MIAMI – Miami Fire Rescue personnel found a shooting victim on Monday inside a silver car on the Dolphin Expressway, also known as State Road 836, near Miami’s Flagami area. According to Miami-Dade police officers, the shooter targeted the passenger side of the car at southwest 186th Street near 107th Avenue in south Miami-Dade. Paramedics responded to help the wounded victim on SR 836 near Northwest 45th Avenue, off the Blue Lagoon. Florida Highway Patrol troopers responded to the eastbound lanes of SR 836 and blocked two eastbound lanes during the rescue. Local 10 News Photojournalist Mario Alonso and Assignment Desk Editor Sandy Antonio contributed to this report.
Store owner warns others of burglars who break in through walls
MIAMI Astute burglars exploited two vulnerabilities: A neighboring vacant store and a security system that did not account for the possibility that someone could break a hole through the wall, store owners said. Detectives believe the burglary was about 5:30 a.m. Wednesday at 4750 NW 7th St., in Miamis Flagami neighborhood. The business, Gator Communications Of Miami Corp., advertises cell phone unlocking, international top-ups and repairs services. The store owners said the burglars took newer model phones worth at least $10,000 to $15,000. Detectives are asking anyone with information about the burglary to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.
Video shows burglars take $6,000 from shed in Flagami
MIAMI Miami detectives are asking the public for help with identifying the two burglars who stole $6,000 in property from a shed in Miamis Flagami neighborhood. According to Officer Kiara Delva, a spokeswoman for the Miami Police Department, one of the burglars has a tribal tattoo on his right bicep. The two burglars who were both wearing white baseball caps, white T-shirts and white and black sneakers broke into the shed about 4 a.m., on May 16, according to Officer Michael Vega. Some of the items the victim reported stolen included a pressure washer, fishing rods and a weed eater.
Several Magic City Casino Jai-Alai players wait for coronavirus test results
MIAMI – Magic City Casino canceled Thursday’s Jai-Alai performances in Miami’s Flagami neighborhood after sending four players to get tested for the coronavirus. Sandra Rodriguez, a spokesperson of the Magic City Casino, released a statement on Thursday night saying it was done in an abundance of caution. According to the Florida Department of Health’s latest report, the city recorded 16,925 were diagnosed with COVID-19. “We monitor our players with temperature checks and medical questions on a daily basis,” Rodriguez said. EDITOR’S NOTE: A previous version of this story included an image of another South Florida casino with jai-alai.
What apartments will $1,600 rent you in Flagami, today?
Data from rental site Zumper shows that the median rent for a one bedroom in Flagami is currently hovering around $1,250. (See the complete listing here.) Eighth St.Photo: ZumperPhoto: ZumperListed at $1,555/month, this studio condo is located at 6320 S.W. (Check out the complete listing here.) (See the complete listing here.)
Budget apartments for rent in Flagami, Miami
So what does the low-end rent on a rental in Flagami look like these days — and what might you get for your money? 58th Ave.Photo: ZumperPhoto: ZumperListed at $950/month, this studio apartment, located at 111 N.W. 58th Ave., is 38.5% less than the $1,544/month median rent for a studio in Flagami. This story was created automatically using local real estate data from Zumper and Apartment Guide, then reviewed by an editor. Additionally, if you’re in the real estate business learn how to do local real estate advertising in your ZIP codes.
The cheapest apartments for rent in Flagami, Miami
Flagami is very walkable, is relatively bikeable and has some transit options, according to Walk Score's rating system. So what does the low-end rent on a rental in Flagami look like these days and what might you get for your money? We took a look at local listings in Flagami via rental sites Zumper and Apartment Guide to find out what budget-minded apartment seekers can expect to find in this Miami neighborhood. Take a look at the cheapest listings available right now, below. 47th Ave., is 8.0% less than the $1,250/month median rent for a one bedroom in Flagami.
Find mattresses and more at Flagami's new DC Mattress & Furniture
A new furniture store, offering mattresses and more, has debuted in the neighborhood. 57th Ave., Miami in Flagami, the newcomer is called DC Mattress & Furniture. The store offers a mix of traditional and contemporary styles, with merchandise ranging from bedroom sets to couches to coffee tables. Yelper Mariella F. wrote, "This place provided me with the best line of furniture." Swing on by to take a peek for yourself: DC Mattress & Furniture is open from 10 a.m.7 p.m. on weekdays, 11 a.m.7 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m.6 p.m. on Sunday.
2 credit card skimmers found at Miami gas station
MIAMI - Miami police are investigating after two credit card skimmers were found Monday morning at a gas station in the city's Flagami neighborhood. Police said the skimmers were found at two gas pumps at a Chevron gas station on Northwest 42nd Avenue near Northwest 11th Street. Crime scene technicians photographed the inside of the gas pumps, looking for clues that could lead them to the credit card thief. He said thanks to gas station skimmers, he's fallen victim to credit card fraud several times. If you use a debit card at the pump, run it as a credit card instead of entering a PIN.
Your guide to the 3 top spots in Miami's Flagami neighborhood
Get to know this Miami neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from an Italian wine bar to a Latin American spot. Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Flagami, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. 57th Ave., it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting 4.5 stars out of 236 reviews on Yelp. Try the burrata salad and pappardelle pasta filled with sausage in a saffron cream sauce and a glass of house red wine. Vaporizeme Smoke & TobaccoPhoto: Vaporizeme Smoke & Tobacco/YelpVaporizeme Smoke & Tobacco, a tobacco shop, vape shop and head shop, is another neighborhood go-to, with five stars out of 37 Yelp reviews.
What will $1,600 rent you in Flagami, today?
Data from rental site Zumper shows that the median rent for a one bedroom in Flagami is currently hovering around $1,350. So, what might you expect to find if you've got $1,600 / month earmarked for your rent? In the apartment, expect to see granite countertops, in-unit laundry, air conditioning and stainless steel appliances. The unit features air conditioning. The unit also features air conditioning.