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Sure, we have hurricanes and heat —but we also have the Hurricanes and the Heat.
And we think all New Yorkers secretly want to move down. Here are 12 reasons why we’re proud to live here—
facts big and small that reveal something significant about the city we’re thrilled to call home!
1-We Are a Music Town By Arielle Castillo
Cuci Amador of Miami-based indie/dance duo Afrobeta performing at the Electric Pickle in Wynwood
Miami’s been a playground for out-of-town musicians since the days of the Rat Pack, but in 2011, we’re proud to say the city’s evolved into an eclectic and vital place to actually make music, too.
World history has given us an indelible Latin beat, and these days not only do that scene’s hot stars, like Enrique Iglesias, call the city home, but so do their record labels.
Nearly every major imprint’s Spanish-language sector is based here, and a good chunk of global Latin pop hits are conceived in the 305 as well.
2-We All Sound a Little Cuban, Even If We Don’t Speak Spanish By Humberto Guida
Over the years, I began to notice that almost everyone I new, typically second- and third-generation Cuban-Americans and other Hispanics, but also non-Hispanics, had that subtle Latin intonation.
According to Florida International University linguistics professor Dr. Mehmet Yavas, this phenomenon is common in bilingual regions.
“Non-Hispanic children going to school with Hispanic children and being taught by Spanish-English bilingual teachers pick up features not found in monolingual English-speaking places,” he says.
Yet what my Miami friends and I have is more specific. Kids who grew up in places with ample Spanish speakers such as New York and Los Angeles don’t have quite the same thing going on, and the Mexican-American accent is similar yet unmistakably different.
3-It Hasn’t Snowed Here Since 1977 By Bill Kearney
There are few things more gratifying than hearing friends up north gripe about the weather.
On January 12, 2011, Florida was the only state in the Union without snow on the ground. Meanwhile, there are plenty of days when it’s 90 degrees in New York and 85 here. As for the white stuff encroaching on our fair town? In February of 1899, snow was reported in Fort Pierce, but not farther south. Then came the winter of 1977.
For states east of the Mississippi, it was the coldest on record.
And on January 19, from about 8:30 to 9 AM, snow actually wafted down from the heavens above Miami, landing on the palm trees, beaches and outstretched hands of astonished kids and adults alike.
But thankfully, it hasn’t happened since.
Nor did it happen ever before !
4-We Inspire Great Style By Laurie Brookins
golden sands and azure waters and found themselves thinking, What a great jumping-off point for a collection. For some designers,
the appeal is just far too alluring. “Miami is very international and cosmopolitan, and women are naturally sexy and very body-conscious;
the city’s atmosphere and its elements also inspire me when I think about rich colors and textures that highlight the shapes of the female body,”
notes Brazil’s Carlos Miele, who indeed created a Miami-inspired collection after opening his boutique at the Village of Merrick Park in 2008.
From the moment he arrived in 1992, Gianni Versace became, of course, the ultimate ambassador of Miami style,
telegraphing the city’s unabashed audacity through his use of vibrant colors, dazzling prints and an overt sex appeal that at times seemed nothing less than insatiable.
The Versace look instantly became synonymous with Miami, while his Home collection, with its baroque lines and trademark Medusa print,
which arose out of the design he created for his beloved Casa Casuarina, likewise became the signature aesthetic for every upscale home along
Bayshore or on Star Island and points far beyond. Versace’s 1997 death undeniably left a void not only in our hearts,
but also very simply diminished our opportunity to witness ideas bold and beautiful in equal measure. How lovely,
then, that Donatella Versace chooses to occasionally reference her brother’s Miami moments, as she did for the house’s Spring 2006 men’s collection.
Like the city itself and the memory of a brilliant visionary who adopted it as his home,
it’s both thrilling and comforting to know that Miami’s ability to inspire, not unlike the colors that surround us, will never truly fade.
5-We Have a Sacred Native American Site in the Middle of Bustling Downtown By Tom Austin
Situated at the mouth of the Miami River and rimmed by a bristling 21st-century arsenal of towering downtown condos, the Miami Circle is the remnant of a 2,000-year-old Tequesta village—now a National Historic Landmark. It debuted to the public in February with Native American spiritualist Catherine Hummingbird Ramirez presiding.Now, the 38-foot outline of the original Tequesta ceremonial circle on the south bank of the Miami River is marked by rough chunks of white limestone used as benches—an ideal spot for contemplation.
A new riverwalk connects Miami Circle Park to the Brickell Bridge and a public baywalk along Biscayne Bay. By some Miami miracle, a precious scrap of waterfront land has been saved for public use.
6-Miami Is a Town of Giving By Roy Black
CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: I Have a Dream Foundation president Stephanie Trump mentoring a student; Roy and Lea Black at the 15th Blacks’ Annual Gala at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach in 2010; snack time during the I Have a Dream after-school program at Hibiscus Elementary School in Miami Gardens
Once the bold headlines spoke of Miami’s race riots, drug trafficking, hit men and Paradise Lost, but no longer. Now they speak of a city, arising Lazarus-like, led by a select group of social changers.This is a new breed of entrepreneur, one not obsessed with the bottom line but with a social mission. They are not patrons of your grandmother’s charity or the fashionable ladies who lunch.They use businesslike discipline to tenaciously attack a crisis. They harness their skills not for profit-making but to improve education and healthcare and eradicate poverty.
7-We Are the Darling City of the Art World By Brett Sokol
Liam Gillick’s Study for La aparente union del cielo y la tierra was one of a series of artfully designed billboards displayed around town during Art Basel Miami Beach 2010.
Nearly a decade after the annual Art Basel fair first arrived on Miami Beach, the local art scene is anything but underground, and far more entrenched than merely a one-week-a-year phenomenon.
Indeed, instead of leaving town for greener pastures in New York, Miami artists are increasingly bumping into transplanted New Yorkers hoping to kick-start their art careers in Wynwood.
Can you blame them? Our local mandarins seem to have gone art crazy, dispensing grants, real estate and media exposure with a fervor that would’ve made even the Medici blush.
But common sense, slow growth and clear-headed moderation have never been notions popular among Miamians.
Go big or go home! That’s not to say this burg has fully transformed itself into the New Art City its cultural boosters envision.
Post-market crash, there are still too few collectors with empty walls and unholstered checkbooks.
And those freshly arrived New Yorkers have been towing an awful lot of conceptual baggage in their wake, adding a layer of theoretical clutter to what was previously an almost deliriously accessible—and viscerally inviting—visual arts scene.
Moreover, several of Miami’s standard-bearers, such as sculptor Daniel Arsham and painter Hernan Bas, don’t even live in Miami anymore.
8-We Have the Best Coffee in the Nation By Arielle Castillo
Sure, chain coffee houses from Seattle dot most high-traffic corners in Miami,
Miami is the only town in the States where, for a fraction of the cost of a cup of designer joe, you can snag espresso-ground deliciousness in a range of strengths.
The most gentle is the cafe con leche, more or less analogous to a latte.
The next step up is the cortadito, a mini cup containing about half espresso, half milk.
Then, for the caffeine-impervious, there’s the colada, a multiple-serving cup of straight coffee, no chaser, best shared and consumed a thimbleful at a time.
The secret? Start with a deep espresso, take a portion and stir up a thick coffee/sugar paste, then blend in the rest of the coffee (ask for just a “little” sugar, and this’ll probably get you one teaspoon instead of three). From there, add whatever portion of steamed milk you desire.
“There’s a perception that [Cuban coffee] has a lot more caffeine than a regular coffee,”
says chef Douglas Rodriguez, proprietor of the upscale South Beach Cuban restaurant De Rodriguez Cuba on Ocean.
“But technically it isn’t more concentrated; what you’re getting is that sugar rush.”
At De Rodriguez Cuba, he prefers beans from a local distributor, Kana Cuban Coffee Roasters, and creates his foam with the help of a fancy high-powered espresso machine.
But still, that’s not too far off from the humble Styrofoam Cafe Bustelo Supremo
servings proffered from neighborhood joints like Las Olas Cafe, a tiny authentic eatery on Euclid Avenue and Sixth Street on South Beach.
There, customers show up early and seemingly never leave the canopied sidewalk tables, staying wired on a steady drip courtesy of brewer Elsie Hernandez.
9-We Are Getting Younger and Hotter By Erik Bojnansky
Photograph by Greg Clark
In most places, as time marches on,
people get older.
Not so in Miami Beach,
where, perhaps due to its proximity to Ponce de León’s fountain of youth,
the population is steadily getting younger
—and we’re not just talking about Botox and implants.
Don’t believe us?
Take a look at the figures provided by the United States Census Bureau:
In 1980 the median age in Miami Beach was 65.
Three decades later, the 2010 census tells us the median age is 40!!!
Some may say that our fair city’s beauty attracts the young and restless,
but we can’t rule out the possibility that at least some of the people
who call Miami Beach home are aging backward.
It would explain why so many folks here not only look so good,
but also seem capable of partying until dawn on a regular basis with little evident consequence.
10-[Yet, the best thing about Miami is] how close it is to the United States!