ULI Event: The Arts + Entertainment District: A Case Study in Neighborhood Revitalization

Join ULI for the Arts + Entertainment District exploration event.

Join Richard Florida of the Creative Class Group/Urban Future Initiative, and Nir Shoshani of NR Investments for this exciting event exploring the evolution of one of Miami’s most vibrant neighborhoods.

Click here to register.
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When:
February 1, 2018
6:00pm

Where:
Venue: CANVAS Collection Pop-Up Gallery
70 NE 17th ST
Miami, FL 33132-1229

Urban Daddy: Crushing Arts, Crafts & Science @ The Poppet Project

Today my 5-year-old son and I hoped on our bikes and headed over to crush some arts, crafts and science at The Poppet Project in El Portal. For parents looking to do something educational and different with their children it’s definetly worth checking out.  The Poppet Project is awesome and the staff were totally cool considering my son did his best to make as big a mess as possible. Unglue your kids from the iPad and head on over.  Prices start at $14/hour for the first child and includes all materials. You can also schedule private parties. Tell them Urban Daddy sent you. 

From The Poppet Project’s website:

“We are a children’s drop-in art, craft and science studio. We’re open all day for you to design, tinker, create, and explore with your children.

Our planned projects rotate constantly, so every day is a new exploration. Budding artists will love our art supplies, crafts, and collaborative masterpieces. Little tinkerers will find oodles of things to take apart and build. Plus, future scientists will have plenty to experiment with.

If you can imagine it, we can help create it!”

Who doesn’t like making slime?

Get your Arts, Crafts & Science on at The Poppet Project!

8650 Biscayne Blvd. #29

El Portal, FL 33138

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Miami’s Least Favorite Urbanist Blogger Comes Out of Retirement. Welcome to Stoic Urbanist!

For better or worse I’ve decided to give blogging another go. My hope for Stoic Urbanist is to bring the best of Transit Miami and Miami Urbanist into this blog and more. I plan to focus my writing on raising civic awareness about the lack of government proactivity and political will to make Miami a more livable city.  Stoic Urbanist will advocate for better urban planning, real estate development and public transit.

I will also write about life, humility, dealing with douche-bags, entrepreneurship, business, sales, reading, learning and strategy.

Thank you for checking out Stoic Urbanist and please spread the good word!

Felipe Azenha

Historic Preservation Watch: Vagabond Motel & Art Basel

Developer Avra Jain has her boys working six days a week in order to have the Vagabond Motel ready for Art Basel. Although guest rooms won’t be available until early 2014, the historic 1953 MiMo Motel will be ready to host an Art Basel exhibition and swank party- every room will host a different artist’s exhibition.  Details of the event have yet to be released, but rest assured you will feel like you are in the 1950’s.  Avra is trying to keep the 50-room motel as original as possible. There will also be a seafood-style dinner coming to the motel’s lobby.

Doesn't lool like it but, you'll be sipping pool side martinis at the Vagabond Motel during are Art Basel

Doesn’t look like it, but you’ll be sipping pool side martinis at the Vagabond Motel during  Art Basel

 

The mermaid and dolphin mosaics will be restored. The dolphin mosaic will be repaired using tiles from the mermaid. The mermaid will be completely restored by a local artist using original tiles that have been found in Italy.

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The dolphin mosaics will be repaired using tiles from the mermaid.

The mermaid is too badly damaged to be restored, however a local artist will make an exact replica using the exact some tiles found in Italy.

The mermaid is too badly damaged to be restored, however a local artist will make an exact replica using the same tiles found in Italy.

The 1953 studs are still in great.

The 1953 studs are still in great condition.

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A seafood diner is coming to MiMo