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Posted at June 10, 2011 by Comments Off

Your Chance to Make Miami Even Better

If you've lived in Miami for any length of time, you probably have some ideas on ways to make it better. On occasion, you may have thought, "Why aren't there bike lanes here?" "How are people supposed to get around on public transportation that runs on this kind of schedule?" "Why live in downtown Miami when I can't find a job that pays me enough to cover the rent?" Here's your chance to voice these concerns. The Beacon Council is inviting Miami-Dade County residents to share their thoughts about their One Community One Goal project, which aims to ...

Steal with Pride (Part1): Indie Book Stores

An independent book store is the ultimate curated experience—an experiment in relevance and an ode to individuality. Their success is dependent on stock selection, service and ambiance. And like a gourmet food market to a foodie, they provide an epicurean literary refuge to a reader. New York City's interesting network of great independent bookstores was like a trip down the rabbit hole. A January 2007 article in the New York Times Travel section titled "Independent Bookstores: Cozy, Friendly, Full of Surprises," describes it well. It reads: New York has always been known as a city capable of sating ...

Posted at June 08, 2011 by Comments Off
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Steal with Pride: Notes from a weekend in New York City

(At random outdoor New York City café) Patty: Do you smell that? Mette: Hmmm…yes. Patty: It smells putrid. Mette: I think New York City smells like old cheese. Patty: And yet, people love it.   I love it. I love the dirty, crowded streets and over paying for food at Dean & Deluca. I love wandering aimlessly past inner city gardens and interracial couples. I love being suckered into attending sub-par comedy shows and wasting into the night talking to strangers. I love the mom n' pop shops, the crude bartenders ...

Posted at June 06, 2011 by Comments Off

Food Truck Urbanism

  Improving the livability of South Florida starts on the street. Street food gets people out on the street. Despite complaints, food trucks have great potential in South Florida cities. If not for what they are—gourmet food at bargain prices—for what they could be. Food trucks are a way to: Support small, locally-owned businesses and start-ups Empower our ethnically diverse communities to showcase their culinary offerings Provide bargain lunches for office workers, students and budget ...

Posted at May 25, 2011 by Comments Off

Upping the ante for Food Trucks in South Florida

South Florida's food-truck frenzy is a testament to the area's entrepreneurial spirit. As far back as 2009, many in South Florida began to catch-on to a national trend and an intelligent business proposition—food trucks were an answer for burgeoning restaurateurs who did not have the start-up capital to risk on a brick-and-mortar business. They took advantage of the ambiguity surrounding regulatory structure and offered affordable eating options, in the midst of a recessionary economic environment. Urban planners embraced food truck’s ability inject new energy into land-use politics and revive blighted communities. While foodies reveled in the options—a budding network ...

Posted at May 23, 2011 by Comments Off