I have a solid evening Sift for you tonight, readers. Take your time, relax and check out the best from today's South Florida blogging community.
A- Eye on Miami, Random Pixels, and Some Blogging Guy all provide their take on the proposed Joe Robbie Stadium renovations. From the latter...
Ross is in cahoots with the NFL in blackmailing the community, saying if they don’t get the money to fix up Joe Robbie stadium we will lose out on Super Bowls, championship games, and the stadium will be used just for flea markets and Polish weddings.B- Go Hydrology! graphically shows us the last 40 years of wet/dry seasons in the Big Cypress.
C- Something called Biscayne Tavern will be opening in a couple months in downtown Miami, according to Eater Miami.
Well it looks like Jeffrey Chodorow, international restaurateur of China Grill Management restaurants like China Grill and Asia de Cuba at the Mondrian is up to something new. He's taking a step away from the Asian fusion stuff and bringing Biscayne Tavern to a new, upcoming hotel at Biscayne Boulevard called b2 miami downtown.D- Wow. Discourse made the cover of the inaugural issue of the Miami Law Magazine.
E- It's here! The El Portal Homes Real Estate Market Report for 2012 is up at Miamism.
There were 30 El Portal homes sold in 2012. One third of El Portal homes sold in 2012 were distressed sales (short sales and foreclosures) –compared to 52% in 2011, and 72% in 2010. Although the El Portal housing market is not recuperating as quickly as neighboring areas, you can see the improvement from previous years.F- Arterpillar previews ArtHeart's upcoming Freedom exhibition in Fort Lauderdale.
Freedom, presented by ArtHeart, will feature works by 28 artists, all of whom will exhibit at two events, including a 9.5-hour party at Ramp 48 followed by a four-hour bash at the Green Room.G- The305.Com shares a video about the gritty life of Liberty City.
H- Salty Eggs posts the story of the image of Iggy Pop in ladies formal wear.
I- Curbed Miami takes a look at what $45 million gets you on Indian Creek.
The house, which was built in 2000, has seven bedrooms, and almost 22,000 square feet, is luxurious by almost any standard, but is much more conventional, and a little blah.J- Shorter Gun Free Zone...
I am so above having to win an argument...when I can compose a blog post later and mock the other person in the argument without them having a chance to present their side of things.K- Sign the petition to end the Cuban embargo, urges On Two Shores.
Nick has also started a White House petition calling for President Obama to lift the Cuban embargo. While it will ultimately take an Act of Congress to lift the embargo, there is much that the President can do to move the needle in that direction. We highly encourage our readers to sign Nick’s petition and congratulate him for having the cojones to step up and call for an end to this insane policy.