And here we go into March. It's Thursday so the SFDB Weekend Widget is up and running in the right sidebar. I have a great morning Sift for you. Make sure you give a little extra attention to the posts at Beached Miami and Eye on Miami this morning. Important stuff. Here's your Sift.
A- Suntanned Mumford files a report from the brand new and temporary Bayfront Parkway.
Today was the first day of Bayfront Parkway, a pop-up park on a parking lot in the median of Biscayne Boulevard. It’s a prototype organized by a group of community organizations, headed by Transit Miami’s Tony Garcia, to show what could happen to the boulevard if the lots that run along its middle were converted permanently.B- Over a dozen new photos are up at The Street.
C- March 1st hold special meaning for Ipanemic.
I buried Alec but he will never die. As long as I’m living, the stories of his life will be told. All of them. The goofy. The beautiful. The foolish. And in this life, when I remember the most trying moments with him, even those are beautiful because I see him. That singing-all-the-time, smelly, strikingly gorgeous, funny and artistic kid of mine.D- Eye on Miami and Beached Miami posts some discussion on the Port of Miami deep dredge project and include videos from both sides of the aisle. From the latter...
With the passage of the House bill last week, the Deep Dredge debate promises to pick up in volume and tension in the coming months. With that in mind, we put the question to our readers: Is the Deep Dredge a boondoggle and an environmental catastrophe waiting to happen, or is it an important part of Miami’s maturity into a global city?E- Obalesque discusses the latest methods the Republicans are using to adhere to the conservative doctrine of less government intrusion in our lives.
F- Under the Sun gives us an audio piece on Islandia, which they call "South Florida Own Little Atlantis."
Fifty years ago, developers dreamed of turning a collection of isolated islands in the middle of Biscayne Bay into a resort destination. Next week, the dream of Islandia may die. It is extremely likely that the Miami-Dade County Commission will strip Islandia’s status as a city. In essence, they’ll vote Islandia out of existence.G- Bark Bark Woof Woof tells us about another one of those liberal judges that Republicans are always complaining about these days.