It's the Day Before Friday and all through the house, not a creature is stirring because they're all reading the evening Sift. Why don't you join them?
A- Curbed Miami posts a letter from Charlie Urstadt, Chairman of the Miami Design Preservation League, that details the alarming disappearance of historic homes on Miami Beach.
There is no law on our books that can effectively save an historic house from being demolished if the owner feels like it. If the Design Review Board is presented with a new plan they have no objection to, then they are bound to approve the demolition.B- Transit Miami explains how bike-friendly Art Basel has become this year.
The lack of protection of pre-1942 architecturally-significant homes started coming into focus a few weeks ago when I noticed a steady stream of applications to the Design Review Board for total demolition of such homes.
The lack of connectivity and the traffic woes between, Wynwood, the Design District, and Midtown have not gone unnoticed by the cycling community. This year the Green Mobility Network is setting up of a free bicycle valet service at O Cinema. With demand for safe, secure bike parking outstripping supply, the Green Mobility Network has found an opportunity to provide a much needed service. Hopefully, this will encourage more people to ride to Art Basel if there is a secure place to park their bicycle.C- Cool Santa photo at Miamism Pix.
D- Theater season is running full tilt as South Florida Theatre Scene shows us in this week's Scene.
E- Carlos Miller apparently has a problem with the government putting out alerts for people engaged in "suspicious photography and photography consistent with pre-operational activity and attack planning."
Labeling photographers as potential terrorists has been rampant since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, but in 2010, after forcing a man to the ground for video recording a federal courthouse in New York City, the Department of Homeland Security agreed to a settlement, acknowledging that photographing federal buildings is not a crime.F- Boy Writes Miami likes Naked Pizza...but not too much.
Naked Pizza may not be the best tasting pizza around, but that’s not to say it’s bad. It’s like the Lou Diamond Phillips of pizza.G- Random Pixels tells us about another memorable moment in Miami history.
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 1939: A 21 year-old exotic dancer named "Zorita" takes her snake for a noon-time stroll on busy Flagler Street in downtown Miami.H- Photos of SCOPE Miami at Soul of Miami and Eye on Miami shares a couple images from Design Miami.