Miami Has Now Become ‘The Most Important City In America,’ FT Says

Miami has become the most important city in America, FT Magazine has declared.

The city is now considered to be a “paradise of freedom,” attracting people from everywhere and of every political persuasion, the magazine wrote.

Many of the new arrivals are now attracted by the open environment in the city, in addition to the usual attractions of low taxes and good climate.

“The Miami Movement,” as mayor Francis Suarez calls it, gained momentum when Covid hit, and has grown so large that it has changed the city in a way that is more than just a migration of people, the author noted.

Some of the new arrivals are already contributing the city’s art and philanthropy scene, the article said.

Business and restaurants are booming, and buyers continue to flock to the area, willing to pay sky high prices. One broker said she was selling mansions to buyers sight unseen, including a recent $25 million sale to a buyer from California who only took a Facetime tour.

Venture capitalist Keith Rabois, who has been a loud advocate for the city since moving here a few years ago, said Miami was like Silicon Valley in 1999.

Rabois said he was making a significant portion of his new investments in Miami.

But the biggest attraction of Miami, according to tech investor Jack Abraham? Not the lack of income tax, low crime rate, or the lack of homelessness. “It was the optimism.”

 

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Anonymous
8 months ago

Affordable housing and upgraded public transportation will continue to be major headwinds although the influx of disruptive tech and the funds that come along with it can hopefully provide a positive impact overall.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Housing is being built we just need government to not get in the way, as for public transportation we need to the government to invest in it. Miami isn’t going to stop growing and the traffic is already awful.

Anonymous
8 months ago

The traffic is not awful. Try LA, NY, Mexico City or London for awful. They even have (government run) subways. We’re fine for what we are.

Anonymous
8 months ago

I would take ny traffic any day over Miami. It’s absolutely crazy here

Anonymous
7 months ago

You have no clue what you’re talking about. Going from 57th to 42nd on 9th Ave can be 2 hours in NYC.

I only respond to disappointing comments
7 months ago

I literally did this in 5 minutes on Tuesday in a Uhaul while moving apartments… at 5pm no less.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Those cities are bigger than Miami, and have good public transportation.

Mark
7 months ago

You obviously don’t drive in Miami very much. The traffic has consistently been rated as some of the worst in the nation. I drive in South Florida 7 days a week day and night. It’s not good. We have an abundance of very aggressive, yet very unskilled drivers down here and that is a bad combination. Many of them are either unaware of or don’t care about the traffic laws. Every single weekday I see accidents on I-95 where numerous cars are pulled off to the side of the road each with front AND rear damage because they were all tailgating and the one in front had to stop quickly. Our auto insurance rates are some of the highest nationwide because of the numerous accidents and out silly no-fault laws. Yea, I would say the traffic in Miami is awful for people who have to drive to and from work every day. For the folks who can just hang out and go out occasionally, it’s probably not that bad. I guess it depends on your perspective.

Anonymous
7 months ago

No it’s still bad even when you go out occasionally. As for public transit, we’ve always been a driving city. I drive 2 blocks to my Publix. We can learn a lot from LA before investing millions into public transit.

Anonymous
8 months ago

The Next Miami has outlined 22 current major high rise construction projects in Miami, they are all ultra high end. It’s the only game in town.

Anonymous
8 months ago

For every high rise, there 4 or 5 garden or mid rise projects that aren’t sexy enough to photograph.

Anonymous
8 months ago

And for every ultra-luxury new high rise housing is freed up on the simply luxury places

Anonymous
8 months ago

Like the chain hermit crabs do when they want to find new shells

Anonymous
7 months ago

Well put; Government get out of the way for housing to be built, be the way for mass transit to be built.

Anonymous
7 months ago

So you need government to provide transportation but not “get in the way”.
Got it. Sounds really well thought out.

Anonymous
8 months ago

I get this what what major city does not have an affordable housing problem? Public transit Id agree should be addressed better. I think both can be improved with the south corridor metro line and north (the 27th ave one) with transit oriented housing by the stops. (and I’ll add transit hosing that is done right- minimal parking, easy street access to metro station, affordable, etc.)

Anonymous
8 months ago

Houston.

Not Anonymous
7 months ago

Houston is boring, that’s why no one wants to live there.

Anonymous
7 months ago

^
Yeah, she’s nothing but a whore, that’s why she has so many men.. including me.

Anonymous
7 months ago

You will all quickly learn politicians speak about affordable housing to distract poorer locals. It NEVER happens, the market drives prices. If you get priced our you’ll NEVER get priced back in.

1/10 buildings will eventually have “5-6” “affordable” units (of 200-300 total units) which are 75% of market price which will still mean 500k for a small 1 bedroom in 2 years. And they’ll still be hit with the 1000-1500 a month maintenance fee making them unaffordable already.

These are raffled off to “poor” people (aka distant friends and family of developers and politicians) and then flipped two years later for a profit, or even less depending on the contract requirements (you usually must live in the fake affordable units for 2 years minimum).

Azarius
8 months ago

They don’t care as long as they don’t have to deal with it, the rich doesn’t ride public transport and most the people moving will not be affected

Anonymous
8 months ago

In NYC the rich take the subway because the city is very dense, traffic is obscene and the subway is a huge commodity. As we grow, we will hit the same issues but I don’t see us building any commodity as public transportation…

Melo is sigma and chad
8 months ago

The rich are taking ride shares. Studies show transit ridership decreased in NYC before corvid

Anonymous
7 months ago

“The rich”. What are you talking about? Worry about what you can achieve, not what others have achieved.

Anonymous
8 months ago

NYC subway is third-worldish.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Yeah, because it’s one of the first ever created. Its over a 100 years old. The city is investing hundreds of millions in it over the next few years. Expect a major upgrade.

Anonymous
8 months ago

London is the oldest and its clean and modern lol, NYC just hasn’t invested for 50 odd years in infrastructure.

Anonymous
8 months ago

I literally just said “the city is investing hundreds of millions” so yeah…..

Anonymous
8 months ago

We will see

Mark
7 months ago

By then it will be a ghost town if you NY’ers don’t stop voting for people who don’t understand simple economics or simple human decency or that people want to live their lives not having to be paranoid about being mugged when they go to the corner store. That’s why so many of them are moving to Florida.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Maybe now, but pre-DeBozo, it was pretty clean.

Anonymous
8 months ago

No, it wasn’t. It’s always been a Petri dish.

Anonymous
8 months ago

^
That’s right. Minus the graffiti, under my watch, NYC had the cleanest subway in the world!

– Giuliani

Anonymous
8 months ago

Nyc is third worldish

Anonymous
8 months ago

Third world airport too

Anonymous
8 months ago

^ which one are you talking about because NYC has a couple?

Anonymous
7 months ago

Both airports are

Not Anonymous
7 months ago

That’s why they are rebuilding La Guardia (unlike MIA, which also needs a new central terminal)

Anonymous
7 months ago

So foolish to state this. Just look at job listings and salaries in Miami vs NYC. Miami, per 100,000 people (in cities over 1 million) has the lowest wages, and least high-end technology jobs in the entire US.

Highest? SF, DC, Boston and NYC.

Anonymous
8 months ago

compared to where?

Anonymous
8 months ago

Compared to Hong Kong

Anonymous
7 months ago

It’s certainly very old, but I wouldn’t say 3rd world. It’s unbelievably efficient for a metro area of 20+ million people, with 3 million unique daily riders.

The metro mover in 2005 had less than 5000 people a day, now the city claims 25k which seems wildly unlikely considering they’re mostly empty.

Why would 25,000 people go from Brickell to bayside?

Anonymous
8 months ago

Miami’s or south Florida transit infrastructure is built for cars — not for trains — go back to NY

PlannerV
8 months ago

Another reason that Public Transit in NYC is successful is because NYC has made the car more of a nuisance and not necessarily a luxury. NYC did not build it’s infrastructure based on cars; but rather people and trains (hence the street grid system)

Anonymous
7 months ago

And because the public parkings are VERY expensive. $15.00 the hour and more!

Anonymous
7 months ago

The people of New York built their infrastructure for humans walking and for horses.

Anonymous
7 months ago

There will never be any meaningful public transport in Miami. It’s far too hot here, and the government is very poor. Beyond 2-3 neighborhoods Miami is one of the top 5 poorest large cities in America.

Also most south american and Caribbean cultures are 100% car culture. A train to Miami Beach has been a construction project here for over 25 years. It has taken so long that Miami Beach is no longer much of a destination!

Brickell and downtown combined is about the size of 25 NYC blocks. It’s not that big of an area. Just walk or take a bike, no one is building additional trains for such a small area.

Melo is sigma and chad
8 months ago

There is plenty of affordable housing coming online. Some people expect to live in Brickell and pay $1400.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Ya that was only possible before Miami became popular, the only cities that cheap are mostly dying cities or non major cities.

Anonymous
8 months ago

I don’t think anybody expects to pay $1400. There are plenty of people expecting to pay around $2,000 for a 1BR, which is something that should still be possible, but yet here we are.

Azarius
8 months ago

Exactly or your going through a bidding war that jacks the prices up on APARTMENTS/RENTALS

Anonymous
8 months ago

Look at any other city’s downtown and you’ll see rents of 3800+ for a 1BR, this is the nature of every city, we need public transportation to reach cheaper areas.

Anonymous
8 months ago

It already does, like Northside, Brownsville, and Santa Clara.

Anonymous
7 months ago

There are no major job centers here. What do you want this public transpiration for? To party in Brickell?

Serious question, there are a few major new office centers like Goldman Sachs and some hedge funds now but nearly 100% of the work force was imported.

Anonymous
7 months ago

1200-2000 monthly maintenance fees are reality for we owners in Brickell. So is massive demand, I get 5-6 offers weekly on my condo and it’s not even on the market.

This is reality here currently, we’ve always had a massive constant influx of wealthy South Americans now we have a massive influx of already wealthy Americans.

Demand is through the roof, 2000 is very unrealistic in Brickell. The ROI for an owner isn’t worth the risk at that price point.

2000 elsewhere in Miami? Zero problem. It sounds like many here want to live in very high-end areas at a massive discount. You can still get a safe/large apartment with a community pool for 1200 a month in dozens of car-centric suburbs around South Florida. Don’t mistake Brickell for Miami.

Anonymous
8 months ago

where is the affordable housing?

Anonymous
8 months ago

I haven’t heard that. We need more affordable housing- otherwise we end up with homeless problem like LA. Brickell should be affordable as getting in and out of there is a nightmare.

Anonymous
8 months ago

DeSantis is the best governor in the USA. All the liberals are jealous of his success. It’s just smart common sense applied to the government. Thank you republican governor Desantis. You succeeded against all the lies of the democrats and liberal media

Anonymous
8 months ago

It was really the Mayor’s achievement, not DeSantis.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Except the rest of the metro area and state are doing pretty successful, too.

Anonymous
8 months ago

I’d argue it’s a combination of State and Local. Without Florida’s Governorship and Legislature, Miami’s attractiveness in terms of tax policies would not be what they are. Thankfully, we have had sane leadership in Florida for decades and it’s paying off.

Anonymous
8 months ago

DeSantis is the best governor if you’re a frickin’ Nazi, yeah.

Anonymous
8 months ago

You’re drinking the democrats and liberal media lies about republicans being racist. The slimy democrat politicians want to propagate hatred for votes. Don’t believe a word of it. It’s pure bull. Educate yourself on the facts and and don’t be a brainwashed follower.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Both parties promote hatred a cater to bases that seem to have grievances. If it doesn’t stop we need a moderate to conservative third party.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Another liberal trying to incite race hatred because they have nothing of substance to say. Fanatical brainwashed ignorant uninformed liberal leftist democrats need bring up race hatred for votes and and their many policy failures

Anonymous
8 months ago

Grammar is useful. I would suggest you learn some.

Anonymous
8 months ago

If DeSantis is so great why is the crime rate in Miami, Miami Beach & Fort Lauderdale, just for starters, amongst the highest in the country? As in top 1% ballpark? Miami is a great city but an influx of wealthy folks mainly due to covid’s affect on remote work capability, not really based on DeSantis?…He’s just not part of the equation…the folks moving to Miami also can afford private schools which is a good thing as DeSantis at best seems removed from caring about the states low Education ranking. Maybe give some examples of the “just smart common sense”?

Anonymous
8 months ago

#1. The murder rate in Miami is the lowest since the 1950’s. There are American cities that are setting records for their number of murders, (Loiusville, Baltimore, Etc. Etc.)
#2. While on that topic…Common Sense inforns you that if Carl the Criminal commits a crime, you throw his ass in jail and he wont drive his truck down the middle of a Christmas Parade killing 6 innocent people. Duh.
#3. Miami public schools are great, and Florida’s are pretty good.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Have you been to a great public school in liberty city or overtown ? Great public schools lmao

Anonymous
7 months ago

I agree with your assessment of Liberty City and Overtown schools. But you know what I don’t understand? I’ve taught Haitian kids who just arrived from Haiti. They dress conservatively, respect their new teachers and above all, their parents. After a year in this country? The riff-raff peer pressure has turned all those kids into….well, you know….riff-raff.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Take it from a retired teacher…the schools are great. The programs and courses offered by MDCPS are fantastic. The kids, however, are apathetic, entitled and supported by “parents” who need parenting. School administrators are helpless to fix any substantial issues for fear of reprisals from “higher ups”. Suspensions must be kept at a minimum, and indoor suspensions are covered up as to not appear to have too many. Substitutes are a joke. They tell kids they can use their phones in class as long as they are quiet, so they themselves can sit behind the teacher’s desk and use theirs. The state has created all kinds of loop holes to make sure schools don’t earn an F grade. Maybe these are not issues in Pinecrest or the Gables, but check out schools in Hialeah, Little Havana, the inner city and you will be shocked. I got tired of the “blame the school” game. I quit after 23 years. Public education is NOT a priority in Tallahassee, privatization of schools is. Lastly, don’t compare private/charter schools to public ones. Public schools MUST take any kid, while private schools pick and choose. Public schools can’t discipline kids properly, while private schools can kick them out. Blame Tallahassee and our Republican legislature. All they care about is reelection.

Anonymous
8 months ago

That is totally correct. We got “lucky”. Great-we have rich people coming in and the middle class working two jobs that have been here forever are being pushed out-to the street. Affordable housing asap. Otherwise your “paradise” turns into SF or LA.

Anonymous
8 months ago

You are literally making up numbers. Just while you’re not ahead.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Wow in love with him a bit?

Anonymous
8 months ago

Yup-seems like it

Anonymous
8 months ago

I’m a republican and the governor acts like a thug. We republicans can do better. Miami is a wonderful city. Don’t let the progressives take over

Anonymous
7 months ago

De Santis is the enemy of health! And I am a republican! And will never vote for a human Being like him! The city is run by the major!

Anonymous
7 months ago

“major?”

Anonymous
7 months ago

LOL! This site never disappoints.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Right…
Even though the article provides evidence that those issues have minimal impact, even though people are moving to Miami by the hundreds everyday, even though capital is flowing at unprecedented rates, and even though companies are hiring people for high paying jobs, if only the width of the sidewalks in Brickell were wider, there were speedbumps on Biscayne, and there were 10 more Metromover stations, even more people would move here!

Das Kapital
7 months ago

“Affordable Housing” is a catch phrase for socialist government; allocating housing in a discriminatory manner. The market economy remains the best way to allocate scarce resources. Higher priced housing will assure that people who can afford to live here will and that those who cannot will live somewhere else. Allocating housing to the less affluent will assure that we have a less affluent populace.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Yeah… besides, we need to spend that money for more ten billion dollar and up telescopes.

Connor
8 months ago

This is great news. Miami, and Florida, is the place to be. However i disagree that its from “Every political persuasion”. I think I read somewhere its almost 2:1 conservatives to liberals moving to Florida just over the last year. And who knows how many liberals have been moving out. I think 2021-22 is the year(s) Florida really turned republican for the foreseeable future. Hispanics trends are really great for the GOP also, like really great.

P.S.- Pls don’t attack me this is just my opinion of the data I have read.

Anonymous
8 months ago

^ Connor hates it that you can reply to his comments.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Who is Connor? Asking for my bench press spotter.

Melo is sigma and chad
8 months ago

This state would still be in locked down and will be having fewer developments if y’all elected Andrew Gillum

Anonymous
8 months ago

I dont think so

Anonymous
8 months ago

Andrew Gillum….is that the guy who made that one itsy bitsy tiny whiny little bad decision?

Anonymous
8 months ago

Makes sense, I always found it funny when the media was pretending that those leaving CA and NYC were going to vote for democrats, not realizing that most democrats were happy that their states had lockdowns.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Please stop the damn politics! The jerk that continues to interject politics every day on this site should be blocked. Enough already.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Yes of course the answer for liberals is always censorship

Anonymous
8 months ago

He’s upset because a great Republican governor is very successful and a democrat president is a complete failure

Anonymous
8 months ago

^ But you didn’t turn down that stimulus check did you?..

Anonymous
8 months ago

“You didnt turn down the stimmy check”
How is that even relevant?

I’ll use the $1,700 to offset the 8% erosion of my buying power by $20,000 this year. Didnt ask for it. Didnt need it.

Anonymous
8 months ago

^
I see reading is not a strong suit of yours.

The republikook said “a democrat president is a complete failure.”

The “8% erosion” of your buying power by “$20,000 this year” is due to your woeful mismanagement of your money so stop blaming someone else for your snafus.

Anonymous
7 months ago

How is politics relevant here?

Anonymous
7 months ago

Lots of Repubs have job skilks and make $100+/yr, thus no stimulus checks like you Bernie burger flippers got.

Anonymous
7 months ago

^ I notice you didn’t say you make that much…

CocoNut
8 months ago

Such a failure that the job market is on fire and wages are rising faster than they have in 50 years.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Yes!!! Please. Solutions-affordable housing!!! Otherwise we will end up with a tremendous amount of homeless people. Let’s build build beautiful urban affordable housing.

Anonymous
7 months ago

^ Name one indictment that accused ANTIFA(?) or BLM of “burning down churches, business, homes, and murdering people?”

Just one court case republitard.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Yes please ban the guy.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Exactly….great point.
My Liberal friends STILL cannot comprehend that the daily COVID deaths in Florida ( the second most aged population per 100,000 in the entire USA), are far less than NY, MI, IL, CA and all the other States that locked down.

They are like those Japanese soldiers in the woods still fighting because they don’t realize that they lost the war a long long time ago.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Did you not read the article? the state of FL has been doing things right and its paying off, despite the endless media attacks. You may not like Desantis much cause of his political party but he did end the lockdowns earlier than most states and reopened schools which is paying off.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Just how exactly is Desantis ending the lockdowns early paying off?

Anonymous
8 months ago

^ Ending the lockdown in Florida sent more people to the hospital which created convenient seating in restaurants and that’s how it paid off.

lol…

Anonymous
8 months ago

Are you being serious? You’re cognitive dissonance is unreal. You just read an article attributing the Miami boom to being a “paradise of freedom”, in no small part to our Governor and his policies, yet you regard it as horrible for our state. Liberalism is truly a mental disorder.

Not Anonymous
8 months ago

here we go again……

Anonymous
8 months ago

Not to mention all the people who voted for Obama twice and even Hillary in 2016 have flipped red permanently.

Rosario
8 months ago

De Santis is the most coherent politician of the moment, it’s a pleasure to hear him talk, so knowledgeable in every sense

Anonymous
8 months ago

Only if you’re a member of Dunning-Kruger Club.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Doesn’t Miami Dade vote Dem nationally?

Anonymous
8 months ago

Not for much longer. Miami-Dade may soon be one of the largest metro areas in the country to be a battle ground instead of the usual deep blue. With Dade county being purple or slightly red, Florida will be almost impossible for the democrats to win.

Anonymous
7 months ago

A clue to new non-Hispanic residents. Most wealthy people who moved to Miami prior to 3 years ago did so to escape countries afflicted with horrific poverty, crippling violence and corruption (Venezuela, Honduras, Cuba etc).

Political “problems” in the US are a joke for anyone who grew up in South America. I’d say 60% of the households here still watch news from the home country and still send money back to relatives every month.

The president of Nicaragua, Honduras, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Venezuela has more impact on our lives here than the Florida governor. Whether logical or not, it’s reality.

Anonymous
7 months ago

LOL you love down votes don’t you

Anonymous
8 months ago

Not the lack of income tax, low crime rate, or the lack of homelessness. “It was the optimism.”
—-
You can be homeless in Miami , but you have to be on the move — can’t built permanent tents in sidewalks etc as they do in blue cities like in the West Coast.
—-
No Defund the Police nonsense here — Cuban republicans running the local governments don’t play that

Anonymous
8 months ago

Why do you ignore affordable housing solution?

Anonymous
7 months ago

No one hardly defunded police anywhere including NYC. It’s a fake boogeyman.

Anonymous
8 months ago

I actually took the time to read the article on the FT. To me it seemed like an incoherent piece of writing in terms of its purpose, many points are exaggerated and shows the authors lack of depth of understanding when it comes to South Florida.I am a Miami native who loves this city but let’s be honest this is just typical Miami flashy bs. This is a tourist city people come to during the winter and that’s mostly what makes up the South Florida economy. While yes there’s been migration of people and some business, there have been no real blue chip players moving to Miami. Don’t fall into the Suarez narrative that he’s single handily reshaping the Miami economy.

Anonymous
8 months ago

830 brickell is already almost fully leased out and many of the companies that didn’t have a presence in Miami or have been expanding their offices. In the past 2 years there have probably been about 2,500-5,000 high paying jobs moved or in the process of moving to Miami. This will attract more talent and more companies. Its called growth and for the foreseeable future Miami is going to continue to expand so long as it remains attractive to businesses. Also when banks such as Goldman Sachs announced they were expanding operations in south florida they ended up with a waiting of employees that wanted to move down sounds like momentum is in Miami favor.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Listen to yourself! 2500 to 5000 high paying jobs? Will those paltry numbers make or break any city this size? NO.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Yes and no. I do think there are other unique factors that make this more than typical Miami bluster. The pandemic really did cause a shift in perspective around the kind of state you want to live in and I think some of these trends may be permanent given a 28% increase in housing costs in a single year. I moved here from New York, along with thousands of others and more on the way, and we’re not going anywhere. Even something as innocuous as the bike-lane network going in downtown is a symbol of major change coming to Miami.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Welcome!

Anonymous
8 months ago

The FT is one of the only newspapers left that isn’t a rag. Believe it.

Anonymous
8 months ago

The article is expansive but badly edited. One Guy talking about the crime rate being low confused me.

Anonymous
8 months ago

What? No blue chip players?

Keith Robois
Barry Sternlich
Carl Icahn
Thoma and Bravo
Blackstone
Jack Abrams
Microsoft
MIT
Google
Babson College
The Avenue School
Etc
Etc
Etc

Apart from Billy Corben, Jim Defede, and a handful of chronically miserable people, Miami IS full of optimism.

This City is Great!

Anonymous
8 months ago

Okay-Babson has a grad program in brickell. It’s been here before covid. Avenue took over Arch Bishop C before covid. Still has not been build. All good to have- no doubt. Google and Microsoft are not here.

Anonymous
8 months ago

I didn’t realize Billy Corbin was a Miami fatalist. His remarks in the piece were shameful.

Anonymous
8 months ago

I am moving back to Miami after 30 years. Jobs sent me elsewhere. Going back to retire and enjoy what Miami has to offer. When I left, it was crime ridden and not the place that it is today. Miami is not perfect, but has made great strides in lowering crime and encouraging new business, mostly financial and tech. Our biggest challenge is improving transportation and infrastructure. We need to stop talking about what we need, and just do it. The money is there. It is hard to believe that the Metromover into Wynwood might take another 5 years. By then, there will have bean thousands
of people that have moved into that neighborhood. Compared to NY, Chicago, and others, we are way behind in transportation. Even smaller metro areas in Europe, have more surface mass transit than we do. Miami encourages new construction and new higher paying jobs. We can get all of that in the
short term. Without world class transportation, it will not be sustained.

Anonymous
8 months ago

But, Desantis…

Anonymous
8 months ago

Yes, big bad DeSantis is stopping a free tin can shortbus intended to serve a small area from expanding where better suited for Metrorail or Tri-Rail…

Anonymous
8 months ago

But hey we’re getting a bus to south dade. lmao

Anonymous
8 months ago

Daddy chill

Anonymous
7 months ago

I moved to Miami so I wouldn’t have to take public transit anymore

Anonymous
8 months ago

Crystal clear warm Atlantic beaches help also

Anonymous
8 months ago

The people have spoken and they like freedom.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Can’t wait until Miami starts expanding South Brickell and North of the Triple A.

Anonymous
8 months ago

South Brickell would have to have its future land use changed and be upzoned, which won’t go well with the wealthy residents who live there and prefer single-family homes. How about we focus on building up West Brickell, around Flagler Street, and the A&E District before haphazard Houston-tier planning?

Anonymous
8 months ago

How about building affordable housing in the little Haiti area?

Anonymous
7 months ago

What is west Brickell? I thought this was a joke when I heard this mentioned by a few people. That’s little Havana…and will always be little Havana.

Anonymous
8 months ago

We need top sten university. More intelligent people must move in the town.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Yes

Anonymous
8 months ago

Did you not read this article? It was a shameless takedown of Miami, from the point of view of a judgmental, claim-to-be-urbane American “establishment” that sees Miami as the land of the unwashed that is, tee tee, having a moment. Sarcastic garbage that doesn’t understand the city.

Anonymous
8 months ago

We need a high end university. We must attract more intellectual people. Idiots and hookers must abandon the city.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Adios

Anonymous
8 months ago

Invest in MDC. It could be a tremendous asset but it doesn’t get the investment it needs. That part of downtown is borderline blighted.

Anonymous
8 months ago

MDC is a growing school. One of the best community colleges out there. FIU has a brilliant law school.

Ulrich
8 months ago

Low taxes?? They don’t own Miami real estate!

its_me
8 months ago

I love how jack thinks that Miami lacks homeless people. Jack have you spent any time in downtown Miami where you cant go a block without running into homeless people. In fact with the current influx of hedge fund money and tech money the case for an increases in homelessness can be argued. So Jack Abraham, kindly fuck off and leave your sanctuary of Brickell or Coral Gables and go out and truly see that city that you live in before making such a blatant statement..

Anonymous
8 months ago

About time!!

Ciparoo
8 months ago

Lots of positive things in that article, but it wasn’t all roses by any means. In fact I would say the author finishes on somewhat of a skeptical note.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Miami should be the capital of Florida

Not Anonymous
8 months ago

Yes, it should

Anonymous
8 months ago

Funny, Tallahassee as a city is actually more liberal than Miami, which gave us crackhead and twink-f**cker Gillum.

Anonymous
8 months ago

That’s true

Anonymous
7 months ago

It has been known as the capital of South America for many decades, and still very much is. Miami has very little to do with the rest of Florida.

Anonymous
8 months ago

WRONG! The most important city in the world.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Lol at the anti-hispanic anti-spanish xenophobia from gringos who all want to be the next Elon or Jack. I make it a point now to spoke exclusively spanish to fuck with new people. Deal with it yuma

Anonymous
7 months ago

I find myself doing this too. Endless political talk from the recent imports. Look outside, go to the beach, pool, walk around, learn a new language.

No one here cares about middle america politics.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Trust me, coming from a gringo/real white person, we don’t wanna talk to the likes of you period.

Anonymous
7 months ago

“Real white person”? WTF does that even mean, Hitler?

Anonymous
8 months ago

Horrible traffic and 20% rent increases. Yep, Miami’s just grrrreat!

Anonymous
7 months ago

Good.. I hope we’ll start see less chickens walking down the street and hearing less roosters crowing in backyards soon.

Anonymous
8 months ago

RIP NYC

Anonymous
8 months ago

^ Is that why I see so many sightseeing buses in NYC?

Anonymous
7 months ago

Yes when a major Hurricane strikes Miami. Andrew or the Great Hurricane of 1926. The Game changer no one wants to talk about.

Anonymous
8 months ago

No las toques.

brickellguy
8 months ago

thank DeSantis…..

Anonymous
8 months ago

Yeah.. thank you DeSantis for posing with that $80 million check for infrastructure in South Florida. Now we can buy a few more third world looking trolleys buses.

Anonymous
8 months ago

There’s literally homeless people everywhere, crime on the beach is out of control and the city is lawless. Who wrote this article

Anonymous
7 months ago

Brickell just 20 years ago was the homeless capital of Miami, and had drug dealers and prostitutes on every major corner. Gunfire was a normal thing. Brickell Key’s gated entrance was to keep out the criminals and addicts, and the guards there actually used their guns regularly.

I won’t even touch the 80s and 90s. If you think crime is out of control here, you’re clueless.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Calm down you drama queen…

Anonymous
7 months ago

we just need a few hurricanes to send people back to wheree they came from and maybe the prices will go down for us natives and locals

Anonymous
7 months ago

So Gould end at MIA!!!!

Anonymous
7 months ago

Should end at MIA!!!!

Anonymous
8 months ago

A harsh reality: way too many poor immigrants moved to Miami in a very short period of time. It was more than the city could really absorb. Much of our real estate even 10 years ago showed the abuse of time, neglect and improper un-permitted 3rd world repairs. There was an imbalance of an abundance of poverty. For as uncomfortable as it will be in the beginning, ultimately it will be better for those people and for the city for some of them to have to move.

Now there are too many wealthy people moving here. That won’t work either. Adjustments will have to be made so that the middle class that are working in the new companies moving in have a safe and clean affordable place to live and that has been rare in Miami.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Yes!!!!!

Anonymous
7 months ago

Reality, but you’re missing that most of the homes in little havana, coral way, allapattah, little Haiti etc are OWNED by those immigrants.

While people here complain about high rents, a huge amount of the people deemed poor live in family homes of two generations paying zero rent and zero mortgage.

They’re not going anywhere, nor should they. They built this city, and worked in the hospitality industries for decades to pay off those homes.

Ulrich
8 months ago

The average Floridian can’t afford to live in Miami anymore. The economic motor of the country is still New York and California.

Anonymous
8 months ago

I’ve lived here since 1988. With the exception of some millennials like my grown, college-educated sons and their friends, Miami is still largely a transient population with little sense of community, led by corrupt charlatans. An airport surrounded by strip malls, trapped on a shrinking strip of ground averaging six feet above sea level, between the Atlantic and the Everglades. Hell with palm trees.

On the bright side, in the blink of a geologic eye, the Atlantic Ocean will make all our problems simply… disappear.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Yeah, I’ve lived here since 1992.
With the exception of you and me and everyone else who lived here then, and still live here now, Miami is a transient….
Wait…
Umm…

Seems like the population has been growing at about 8% every decade since 1990…doent that make you 100% wrong?

Anonymous
8 months ago

I saw this and was so surprised lmao