Miami Beach http://wlrn.org en Shucker's Waterfront Grill Reopens More Than A Year After Deck Collapse http://wlrn.org/post/shuckers-waterfront-grill-reopens-more-year-after-deck-collapse <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">More than a year after </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://wlrn.org/post/timeline-shuckers-deck-collapses-biscayne-bay-during-nba-finals" target="_blank">its deck collapsed during a Miami Heat game</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Shucker's Waterfront Grill is reopening with a new deck.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.shuckersbarandgrill.com/" target="_blank">The restaurant,&nbsp;</a>also known as Shucker's Bar &amp; Grill before closing last summer,&nbsp;is located in North Bay Village.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:22:11 +0000 Carla Javier 36031 at http://wlrn.org Shucker's Waterfront Grill Reopens More Than A Year After Deck Collapse Whimsical Lifeguard Stands Coming To Miami Beach In 2015 http://wlrn.org/post/whimsical-lifeguard-stands-coming-miami-beach-2015 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Miami Beach officials are replacing their collection of 29 lifeguard stands. &nbsp;In their place next year will be bright, whimsical designs by local architect William Lane.</span></p><p>Lane says the new designs will be inspired by six iconic stands he created in the '90s.</p><p>"There was a round one, a pink one over on Eighth Street and that one is being rebuilt. It was sort of Jetsonian," he says.</p><p>That’s right, it was inspired by the '60s cartoon -- The Jetsons.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 21:08:13 +0000 Nadege Green 34989 at http://wlrn.org Whimsical Lifeguard Stands Coming To Miami Beach In 2015 Miami Beach Launches App To Report Complaints http://wlrn.org/post/miami-beach-launches-app-report-complaints <div><p><span style="font-family: Georgia; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.4318181818181819; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">Miami Beach residents can now send their concerns to the city's department through a new smartphone app.</span></p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 15:38:05 +0000 Julia Duba 34517 at http://wlrn.org Miami Beach Launches App To Report Complaints Miami Beach Will Offer Transgender Benefits This Fall http://wlrn.org/post/miami-beach-will-offer-transgender-benefits-fall <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The City of Miami Beach will be the first in the state to offer transgender benefits to city employees, starting this October. </span><a href="http://miamiherald.typepad.com/gaysouthflorida/2014/06/transgender-miami-beach-city-employees-granted-trans-healthcare-insurance-a-first-in-florida.html" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">The Commission voted unanimously last Wednesday to offer the coverage</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 05:34:44 +0000 Elaine Chen & Wilson Sayre 33978 at http://wlrn.org Miami Beach Will Offer Transgender Benefits This Fall The Florida Roundup: This Week In South Florida Sports http://wlrn.org/post/florida-roundup-week-south-florida-sports <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 15:11:57 +0000 Elaine Chen 33881 at http://wlrn.org The Florida Roundup: This Week In South Florida Sports Parking In Miami Beach Will Be Easier Now (Maybe) http://wlrn.org/post/parking-miami-beach-will-be-easier-now-maybe <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Every year, Memorial Day vacationers flock to Miami Beach for a whole lot of sun, sand -- and parking stress. Just in time to help reduce some of that hair pulling, the Miami Beach Parking Department has released two smartphone apps.</span></p> Fri, 23 May 2014 20:44:19 +0000 Wilson Sayre 32797 at http://wlrn.org Parking In Miami Beach Will Be Easier Now (Maybe) Did Safety Measures Water Down Urban Beach Week? http://wlrn.org/post/did-safety-measures-water-down-urban-beach-week <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Memorial Day usually means one thing in Miami Beach: Urban Beach Week.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We’ve seen the fuss about Urban Beach Week in the past. We know swarms of people populate Miami Beach clad in the latest fashions and driving the flashiest cars. The mere word “traffic” probably sends a migraine spiraling through your head, as thoughts of closed streets, congested roads and an army of police officers consume your mind.</span></p> Fri, 23 May 2014 16:12:54 +0000 Selima Hussain 32803 at http://wlrn.org Did Safety Measures Water Down Urban Beach Week? Miami Beach Gets Ready For Urban Beach Week http://wlrn.org/post/miami-beach-gets-ready-urban-beach-week <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This Memorial Day Weekend, hordes of people are expected to flock to Miami Beach for Urban Beach Week.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Apart from an enthusiastic crowd and a fun time, this means traffic.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But fear not. Police have employed a traffic and safety plan that will go into effect starting Friday at 7 a.m. until Tuesday at 7 a.m. The hope is to keep the flow of traffic moving.</span></p> Wed, 21 May 2014 18:05:13 +0000 Selima Hussain 32627 at http://wlrn.org Miami Beach Gets Ready For Urban Beach Week What Everyone Is Reading This Week http://wlrn.org/post/what-everyone-reading-week-4 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the midst of the passing of one of our own, there is news of a possible alternative to I-95. Our #</span>ThisIsWhere<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> poetry series comes to an end this week, environmentalists tour South Florida, and technology and classical music collide on South Beach.</span></p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 15:00:41 +0000 Diego Saldaña-Rojas 31471 at http://wlrn.org What Everyone Is Reading This Week Venetian Causeway To Close Down For Months http://wlrn.org/post/venetian-causeway-close-down-months <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>If you depend on the Venetian Causeway to get to your home or job, you have four to six months to find an alternate route because the historic roadway will be closed for several months so workers can conduct emergency repairs on a 730-foot-long weakened segment of the drawbridge closest to Miami.<br /> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 19:40:03 +0000 Alfonso Chardy 31382 at http://wlrn.org Venetian Causeway To Close Down For Months The Venetian Causeway Is Falling Apart http://wlrn.org/post/venetian-causeway-falling-apart <p></p><p>The Venetian Causeway is falling down. Crumbling, at least.<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:22:50 +0000 Kenny Malone 30909 at http://wlrn.org The Venetian Causeway Is Falling Apart Planners Reveal The Pricetag On Light Rail From Miami To The Beach http://wlrn.org/post/planners-reveal-pricetag-light-rail-miami-beach <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The numbers are in. The estimated cost of building a light rail line from mainland Miami to the beach is $532 million. And three key players are lining up in support of the proposal.</span></p><p>The mayors of Miami-Dade County, the city of Miami and the city of Miami Beach are backing the proposal to build a light rail line along the MacArthur Causeway.</p><p>Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez has said previously that if traffic between Miami and Miami Beach gets worse it will kill the tourism industry.</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 22:08:43 +0000 Arianna Prothero 30254 at http://wlrn.org Planners Reveal The Pricetag On Light Rail From Miami To The Beach Friends Of Israel 'Reefa' Hernandez Respond To Autopsy Report http://wlrn.org/post/friends-israel-reefa-hernandez-respond-autopsy-report <p></p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 23:07:59 +0000 Hillary Lindwall 29002 at http://wlrn.org Friends Of Israel 'Reefa' Hernandez Respond To Autopsy Report Miami Beach Tech Hub Responds To Mayor With Invitation http://wlrn.org/post/miami-beach-tech-hub-responds-mayor-invitation <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Miami Beach tech company invited Mayor Philip Levine to their lab for a visit this week in response to comments Levine made at the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting last month. Levine said he could not see Miami Beach becoming a tech hub.</span></p><p>"It's the dumbest idea in the world," Levine said at the Mayors meeting, according to the Washington Post. "People cling on to things that are not the highest and best use for their city. Miami Beach is never going to be a high tech hub. As much as it sounds great, it's sexy, that's not who we are."</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 22:47:32 +0000 Hillary Lindwall 28467 at http://wlrn.org Miami Beach Tech Hub Responds To Mayor With Invitation How The Beatles Stole Miami's Heart (And Vice Versa) http://wlrn.org/post/how-beatles-stole-miamis-heart-and-vice-versa <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Suffice it to say, almost everyone tries to score a trip to South Florida in February.</span></p><div><p>And, in February of 1964, that was true of the band almost everyone wanted to see: The Beatles.</p><p>Trade Liverpool for the swimming pool -- that's what John, Paul, George and Ringo did.</p><p>Fresh off their record-setting performance on The Ed Sullivan Show, The Beatles made one more stop in Washington, D.C. for their first public U.S. concert.</p><p>But Sullivan the showman knew what he had. And he wasn't letting it go so quick.</p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 13:11:27 +0000 Kelley Mitchell 27902 at http://wlrn.org How The Beatles Stole Miami's Heart (And Vice Versa)