Another new blog alert! How many is that in the last couple weeks? Wow. And we have a full plate with the Sift tonight. So off we go....
***New Blog Alert***
A big welcome goes out to swampstyle, written, appropriately, by swampthing who describes himself as "renaissance person, facilitator, diva's man," in other words, another humble blogger. The content is very eclectic and the posts come every few days. Looks interesting. Go visit.
A- They turned the roof of the brand new Gansevoort South Beach Hotel into a water tennis court...or something...and played some tennis. Sound weird? It is. Check out the pictures at Owenized.
B- MiamiNights recounts last night's/this morning's party at Studio A...
Around 4 a.m. I decided to go home and nap for an hour and return for the Dirtybird afterhours party also at Studio A. So I came back around 5:30 and the place was still f*cking [SFDB edited] jumping. Really techno-y and dark, but very good. Finally called it quits around 6:45 and went home and proceeded to stay up drinking beer until 9 a.m. So yea, I'm suppose to go to the Scion event at the Raleigh today but I'm going to need some sunglasses to hide my cracked out eyes.
This may be a stupid question but do these guys work?
C- Good post by the (covert) overt on Florida's attempt to mix church and state.
D- Daily Cocaine finds and photographs some great looking bread at Noors near the Fort Lauderdale Airport.
E- The very slow loading (is it just me?) Critical Miami attends last night's performance by the Cleveland Orchestra and posts his observations.
F- Cell phones are once again allowed into the Southern District's courthouses, according to Southern District of Florida Blog.
...visitors to the courthouses have been forced to bury their cellphones in the ground outside the courthouses and retrieve them when leaving.
You have got to be kidding me.
G- Mayor Manny tries to explain how the State of Florida is spending money on affordable housing. Maybe it's the buzz I have from the two chocolate chip cookies I had for dessert tonight, but Manny looses me after the first comma.
According to the Florida Housing Coalition, funding at the ten-year average uncapped amount of $580 million compared to the $243 million cap each year will produce 11,184 more housing units, $1.77 billion more economic activity, $693 million of additional income, 18,114 more jobs, and $16.8 million more sales tax revenue. Just imagine the economic stimulus this can cause!
H- Eye on Miami points us to Max Rameau's new book called Take Back The Land written about Umoja Village.