Manhattan Cafe http://wlrn.org en How The Woman Behind Miami's Manhattan Cafe Witnessed The Downtown's Rebirth http://wlrn.org/post/how-woman-behind-miamis-manhattan-cafe-witnessed-downtowns-rebirth <p></p><p>The year was 1995 and the place is on the cusp of a dilapidated downtown Miami at Northeast 14th Street and Biscayne Boulevard: parking lots located next to empty lots and patches of dusty grass that were home to those who had no other -- prostitutes, drug addicts, alcoholics and those who had simply given up.</p><p>It was back when the euphemism for Miami was South Florida, because like many a crime-ridden city, very few wanted to claim the name anymore.</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 18:44:50 +0000 Kelley Mitchell 20081 at http://wlrn.org How The Woman Behind Miami's Manhattan Cafe Witnessed The Downtown's Rebirth