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A- Miami Condo Investments says the leveling of the old Camillus House is "great news for Downtown Miami."
I weaved in and out of the streets around the area and found literally just one homeless person. I truly did not expect to find much of a difference yet but the difference is there and quite obvious even to the most critical of people.B- The story behind Vizcaya's "stone party boat" at Curbed Miami.
The structure, which is actually a stone breakwater for the house's harbor, was turned into an elaborate fake boat, dripping with statuary, lush foliage, fountains, and a tea house.C- LeBron was on Letterman last night and Beached Miami posts the video.
D- A rainfall chart display's June's rainfall totals across the state at Go Hydrology!
When it's all said and done, this could be Florida's rainiest month since Tropical Storm Fay (August 2008).E- Gun Free Zone never misses an opportunity to perpetuate the Republican bigot stereotype every chance he gets.
F- Worst Pizza finds a decent pizza place that you have to really work to find near FAU in Boca.
When I held this enormous slice up to my mouth, I was quite impressed with how well the crust held up. This was a heavy slice with plenty of cheese and yet it was cooked right and didn’t fall apart. The sauce was decent at best, but the cheese was very good. Tasted like they used a quality blend here. Although crispy, the crust had a somewhat bland taste to it. I will add OIP by FAU to my list of places to eat a good slice at, when I don’t feel like having the annoyance of a server.G- Eater Miami reports that Wynwood Brewing Company has signed a lease.
H- Annush on the Causeway reveals that she is a "medical tourist" and explains how that impacts her support of the Affordable Care Act or, as she regrettably calls it, Obamacare.
Medical tourism has saved me over US$20,000 in the past few years and I’m glad that for me that is a viable option and one I will continue to use for as long as I need it. But I am not everyone.I- Discourse tells us about some companies that have provided him some good consumer experiences.
GEICO. Yes, another insurance company. Hands down the best phone service from any company I deal with. Plus, they have done things that I didn’t expect and saved me significant money.J- A conservative magazine has found that there is nothing to the Fast & Furious "scandal" that Fox Newsers and right wing nutjobs have been pumping for a while now...at Bark Bark Woof Woof.
K- Miami Urbanist notes some redevelopment going on at North Miami Ave. and 14th Street.