Category city life

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Florida’s only tunnel

Unless you frequent Florida, you may be surprised to read that in a state of 20 million residents, there is only one real tunnel in the whole state. Not counting the two small tunnels in Walt Disney World, Fort Lauderdale’s New River Tunnel (Henry E. Kinney Tunnel) is the state’s only tunnel. The tunnel carries […]

Himmarshee Fort Lauderdale

Friday night on Himmarshee Street

Downtown Fort Lauderdale has two nightlife streets that radiate out from the financial/commercial core of Downtown. Radiating east is Las Olas Boulevard, Broward’s chicest street, home to the city’s classiest (and most expensive) restaurants and bars. Radiating west is Himmarshee Street (SW 2nd Street), Downtown’s rowdy, drunken and chaotic little brother where drinks are cheap […]

Summer showers in Miami

Fickle summer rain over Miami

Unlike most regions of the United States, Miami only has two seasons- the wet season (Summer) and the dry season (Winter). That’s all we need. We don’t play around with having to deal with four seasons. We know that if it’s winter time, it’ll be cool, breezy and dry out and if it’s summer time, […]

Liberty City Jim Crow wall

The (Segregation) Walls That Divide Us

Miami’s past includes segregation, race riots, large scale white flight and racial tensions that persisted for decades. Those days are over, and although still not perfect, today Miami is a city with an extremely diverse population where different ethnic groups live harmoniously together. In the days of segregation, South Florida, like all of the South, […]

Ultra takes over Downtown Miami

Ultra came and went. For the first time in Ultra Music Festival’s 15-year history, the event was held over two weekends from March 15th to the 24th. Ultra took over Downtown Miami. With the music starting Friday afternoon, Downtown workers and residents had to accommodate the festival into their daily lives for two weeks. Ultra […]

Québec license plate

Les Québécois à Floribec

If you grew up in South Florida, particularly coastal Broward and Palm Beach counties, you’re familiar with seeing these in the wintertime: Like clockwork, these Québec license plates start trickling down from the Great White North around Thanksgiving. They graze our streets until the snow melts in Canada… which is sometime around July I hear. […]

Brickell Avenue, Miami

Another sun sets over Brickell Avenue