Comments for Miami Today http://www.miamitodaynews.com The Newspaper for the Future of Miami Tue, 26 May 2015 12:59:21 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.5 Comment on County won’t seek full rent on land at arena by Brian http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2015/05/19/county-wont-seek-full-rent-on-land-at-arena/#comment-9686 Tue, 26 May 2015 12:59:21 +0000 http://www.miamitodaynews.com/?p=27684#comment-9686 Looks like a good location for a soccer stadium…

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Comment on Bridge lanes, openings frustrate drivers by DC Copeland http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2015/05/19/bridge-lanes-openings-frustrate-drivers/#comment-9667 Sat, 23 May 2015 19:11:05 +0000 http://www.miamitodaynews.com/?p=27687#comment-9667 AO, welcome to this dysfunctional little burg. As another example of our bi-polar government in action, the county required Tibor Hollow to scrap plans for an elevated connection between what will be his crowning achievement– the tallest building in Miami, the 1,000+foot One Bayfront Plaza– and the Bayfront Park MetroMover Station in order to increase pedestrian traffic on the street. City/county planners thought it was more important to have people battling traffic (like they do on Brickell) than efficiently– and safely– allowing them to walk from the station OVER Biscayne Blvd to the building. Go figure.

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Comment on Big-bus contract stalled by Mike http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2015/03/25/big-bus-contract-stalled/#comment-9666 Sat, 23 May 2015 17:46:50 +0000 http://www.miamitodaynews.com/?p=27196#comment-9666 I’ve worked at MDT since 1984 and all I can say is articulated buses are not a solution, they are a headache. We have went thru this before, and no matter what anyone’s conception is regarding the cost per seat those buses are more costly and more labor intensive.

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Comment on Bridge lanes, openings frustrate drivers by ao http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2015/05/19/bridge-lanes-openings-frustrate-drivers/#comment-9638 Thu, 21 May 2015 18:37:07 +0000 http://www.miamitodaynews.com/?p=27687#comment-9638 I have noticed—in addition to bridges sometimes being raised—that when I am out walking, a large amount of the time the entire crosswalk at an intersection will be closed just to let cars go through in the opposite direction, and I am forced to wait for quite a while until it opens again. Ridiculous, why aren’t we prioritizing my travel needs?! Let the cars go through the intersections at night!

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Comment on Bus factory site hunt in high gear by Gerwyn Flax http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2015/05/19/bus-factory-site-hunt-in-high-gear/#comment-9627 Thu, 21 May 2015 01:40:05 +0000 http://www.miamitodaynews.com/?p=27693#comment-9627 What a Great idea! The more diversified the economy,the better for Miami. While tourism and the service industry is extreemly important, manufacturing is sorely needed and makes our economy that much stronger.

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Comment on Skyrise observation tower reshapes bayfront by JS http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2015/05/19/skyrise-observation-tower-reshapes-bayfront/#comment-9625 Wed, 20 May 2015 21:16:02 +0000 http://www.miamitodaynews.com/?p=27701#comment-9625 My fear is that Berkowitz will do the same thing he did at the Children’s Museum on Watson Island where he has a marquee electronic billboard illegally attached to the museum advertising everything from liquor to cruise vacations. Does anyone know if there will be restrictions to him flashing advertisements 1000 feet up on Skyrise , or did the Miami commission neglect that ?

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Comment on How a small dinner for out-of-towners could elevate Miami by DC Copeland http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2015/05/19/how-a-small-dinner-for-out-of-towners-could-elevate-miami/#comment-9620 Wed, 20 May 2015 17:36:54 +0000 http://www.miamitodaynews.com/?p=27637#comment-9620 The only thing holding Miami and the Beaches back from ascending to and holding a respected place with the other great global cities is the vision of its politicians. If anything, the ones we have today are more of a hindrance to our cities getting a seat at that table. To get there, we have to solve our transportation problems, improve our schools, and provide affordable housing. That means parochial thinking has to go for the greater good of all. BTW, last count, Miami and the Beaches has 8 buildings (some still in the design stages) designed by 5 Pritzker Prize winners. You can see them at http://bit.ly/1Am90EN I suspect that alone makes us special.

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Comment on Bus factory site hunt in high gear by DC Copeland http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2015/05/19/bus-factory-site-hunt-in-high-gear/#comment-9618 Wed, 20 May 2015 17:17:37 +0000 http://www.miamitodaynews.com/?p=27693#comment-9618 Like their ballsy vision. Our country could use more like them. Good luck.

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Comment on Skyrise observation tower reshapes bayfront by DC Copeland http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2015/05/19/skyrise-observation-tower-reshapes-bayfront/#comment-9617 Wed, 20 May 2015 17:10:20 +0000 http://www.miamitodaynews.com/?p=27701#comment-9617 I like the idea but getting 3 million extra people in and out of Bayside may be a logistics nightmare spilling over onto Biscayne Blvd and beyond. Too bad there isn’t a mass transit connection at Bayside. Guess it’s too late to require Berkowitz to pay for a MetroMover station for a future stop (with other stops at PortMiami). Oh, well, welcome to Grid Lock City.

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Comment on Skyrise observation tower reshapes bayfront by Neiman http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2015/05/19/skyrise-observation-tower-reshapes-bayfront/#comment-9615 Wed, 20 May 2015 14:29:21 +0000 http://www.miamitodaynews.com/?p=27701#comment-9615 “You can thank developer Jeff Berkowitz, president of Berkowitz Development Group.”

Great start to a totally unbiased article that wasn’t paid for by the developer!

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