Thirty-five of the nation’s 100 biggest metropolitan areas are on the rebound, but South Florida is still sinking, according to a report issued Wednesday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Miami-Fort Lauderdale area had 1,843,300 private sector jobs as of August, down 228,700 jobs over a three-year sinking streak.
Guests at the new Vdara hotel have been complaining that because of an architectural flaw on the glass skyscraper, the sun’s rays are being magnified and reflected onto an area of the pool, causing severe burns. There have been reports that even plastic has melted from the heat.
Do you have your DVD copy of Rakontur’s University of Miami football documentary The U yet? You might want to keep it in good condition because it could become a collector’s item soon. According to director Bill Corben’s Twitter the school wants its distinctive U logo removed from the box cover.
A Miami federal prosecutor was arrested Sunday afternoon at a local bar after a young girl and her mother accused him of being indecent when he went swimming in his boxers at the establishment’s pool overlooking the Miami River and downtown.
Other big names licensed to carry a gun include actor Robert De Niro, shock jock Howard Stern and supermarket mogul John Catsimatidis. Billionaire Donald Trump and his son, Donald Jr.; celebrity lawyer David Breitbart, and artificial-heart inventor Robert Jarvik can also carry steel, police records reveal.
Who has a high level of computer security sophistication and an interest in attacking Iranian industrial control systems? Some speculate it’s the US, but most of the speculation centers on the Israelis. It’s all just speculation, but it’s intriguing so it’s tempting.
Banton, a four-time Grammy nominee who rose from the slums of Kingston to success in the 1990s, was arrested on federal drug charges in December and a Florida jury is deliberating whether he conspired to buy cocaine from an undercover police officer. The 12-person panel reconvenes Monday in Tampa federal court.
No one that I can remember in the past decade has ever thought to rent out a dodgy motel on the least glamorous stretch of Sunset (near Western Avenue), buy out all the rooms (staffers & band tech types utilized the first floor, while celebrities like Vanessa Hudgens were in and out of the balcony rooms), secure the proper permits, and throw a party in the courtyard.
As supporters of the beleaguered theater at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts lined up to beg Miami city commissioners not to shutter the historic venue recently, Chairman Marc Sarnoff told them to relax: A mysterious benefactor had stepped in with a plan to save it.
In a handful of recent lawsuits statewide, homeowners say their locks were changed before a foreclosure had even been filed, that personal property and financial papers were rifled through or taken, and that charges are being levied for lawn maintenance and trash removal when HOAs already take care of those services.
Gastronomes have been trekking to the remote Spanish cove where Ferran Adrià has changed culinary history with his deconstructed martinis, frozen foam, and beetroot cookies. Now, to evolve his restaurant, El Bulli, the man they call the world’s greatest chef is closing it forever.
As the summer tourist season draws to a close in New York, so too winds down the high period for one of the more peculiar attractions the city has to offer: Sunday church services in Harlem, which bring in thousands of foreign travelers each week.
Two months after Lehman Brothers collapsed in the fall of 2008, a small group of European leaders set up a secret task force—one so secret that they dubbed it “the group that doesn’t exist.” Its mission: Devise a plan to head off a default by a country in the 16-nation euro zone.
To the chagrin of many renters in New York City, the balance of power in the rental market has tipped back toward landlords — if not far enough for landlords to start celebrating quite yet. At the beginning of the year, renters could demand and receive a month of free rent and maybe even get the landlord to pay their broker’s fees. Those concessions, now the exception rather than the rule, are mainly found in brand-new apartment towers whose owners are hoping to fill them quickly.
David Letterman said on Wednesday night that his lawyers had contacted Joaquin Phoenix to request compensation for the use of Late Show footage in his fake documentary, I’m Still Here. According to Letterman, Phoenix’s lawyers had initially justified its inclusion as “fair use” of copyrighted work because the movie was a documentary. Since the movie’s actually fake, Letterman said, Phoenix should pay up. Letterman was probably joking, but could he have a case?